Collecting data


TrueSight Capacity Optimization provides two ways of collecting data for supporting TrueSight Cloud Cost Control use cases:


Connectors or ETL modulesCapacity agents

Connectors can integrate with various data sources by means of ETL modules, that are based on Extract-Transform-Load (ETL) technology. 

For more information, see Collecting data via ETL modules.

By leveraging the Gateway Server, operating system data is collected from managed nodes that are running capacity agents. 

For more information, see Collecting data via capacity agents.

For more information, see the following sections:

Supported data sources/technologies

The following table lists the data sources or technologies that TrueSight Cloud Cost Control supports:

Public cloudOn-premises
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Hyper-V
  • KVM
  • Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV)
  • Standalone or Virtual Node
  • vSphere
  • Xen

ETL modules for data collection

The following table lists the ETLs that you must configure and run to import infrastructure, costs, and usage data about your public cloud and on-premises infrastructure into the Capacity Optimization database.

This data is used by the Cost Estimation backend service to estimate costs.

Data source / TechnologyETL moduleDescription
Public clouds
Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Amazon Web Services - AWS API Extractor

Collects AWS infrastructure data
Amazon Web Services - Cost and Usage Extractor

Collects billing and consumption reports that are generated by AWS. Extracts data related to daily cost, usage, and metadata for your AWS accounts.

Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure - Azure API Extractor

Collects Azure infrastructure data
Microsoft Azure - Cost and Usage Extractor

Collects billing and consumption reports that are generated by Azure. Extracts data related to daily cost, usage, and metadata for your Azure accounts.

On-premises (Depending on the technology of your instances, use the appropriate ETL modules.)
Hyper-V

Collects metrics for Hyper-V.To use the BMC - TrueSight Capacity Optimization Gateway VIS files parser, you must install and configure Capacity Agent and Gateway Server. For more information, see Configuring the Gateway Server and Capacity Agents to collect data.

KVM

Collects metrics for KVM

To use the BMC - TrueSight Capacity Optimization Gateway VIS files parser, you must install and configure Capacity Agent and Gateway Server. For more information, see Configuring the Gateway Server and Capacity Agents to collect data.

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV)

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization - Extractor service

Collects metrics for RHEV
Standalone or Virtual Node

Collects metrics for standalone systems

To use the BMC - TrueSight Capacity Optimization Gateway VIS files parser, you must install and configure Capacity Agent and Gateway Server. For more information, see Configuring the Gateway Server and Capacity Agents to collect data.

vSphereVMware - vCenter Extractor Service ETL module

Collects metrics for VMware instances

Xen

Collects metrics for Xen virtual machines

To use the BMC - TrueSight Capacity Optimization Gateway VIS files parser, you must install and configure Capacity Agent and Gateway Server. For more information, see Configuring the Gateway Server and Capacity Agents to collect data.

Note

On-premises cost computation requires that you have already defined the instance-level costs. For more information, see Defining and managing the on-premises costs.

For business service details to be displayed on the TrueSight Cloud Cost Control pages, you must first import the data related to your business services into the Capacity Optimization database. For more information, see Collecting business service data.

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