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VA Technical Reference Model v 24.4

DX NetOps Spectrum
DX NetOps Spectrum Technology

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Description: DX NetOps Spectrum uses a particular network domain by linking services, and transactions to the underlying infrastructure. Also, it is a single platform that features proactive change management, fault isolation and root cause analysis enabling the organization to improve network service levels.

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DX NetOps Spectrum, automates device discovery and root cause analysis, speeding issue detection and remediation. This technology offers pre-packaged, customizable dashboards and reports, as well as Intelligent Event Correlation. DX Spectrum supports over 15,000 devices and approximately one million models of Monitoring Cisco Wireless Local Area Network (LAN) Controllers (WLC) and connected access points (AP), allowing discovery and modeling Representational state transfer (REST)ful Web services Application Programming Interfaces (API)s that enable customers and partners to do their own integrations and workflows. DX Spectrum includes a southbound gateway (SBGW) capability to push events or alarms from any other device into DX Spectrum, for root cause analysis and management of the issue.
Technology/Standard Usage Requirements: Users must ensure their use of this technology/standard is consistent with VA policies and standards, including, but not limited to, VA Handbooks 6102 and 6500; VA Directives 6004, 6513, and 6517; and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards, including Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS). Users must ensure sensitive data is properly protected in compliance with all VA regulations. Prior to use of this technology, users should check with their supervisor, Information Security Officer (ISO), Facility Chief Information Officer (CIO), or local Office of Information and Technology (OI&T) representative to ensure that all actions are consistent with current VA policies and procedures prior to implementation.
Section 508 Information: This technology has not been assessed by the Section 508 Office. The Implementer of this technology has the responsibility to ensure the version deployed is 508-compliant. Section 508 compliance may be reviewed by the Section 508 Office and appropriate remedial action required if necessary. For additional information or assistance regarding Section 508, please contact the Section 508 Office at
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Decision Source: TRM Mgmt Group
Decision Process: One-VA TRM v22.6
Decision Date: 06/09/2022 at 01:48:08 UTC
Aliases: DX Spectrum, CA Spectrum
Introduced By: TRM Request
Vendor Name: Broadcom
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (06/09/2022 at 01:48:08 UTC).