BMC CLM view
The BMC CLM view enables you to view the capacity of cloud entities such as virtual clusters, network containers, compute and datastore pools, and pods in your cloud environment. It provides an overview of available capacity, utilization, trends, and residual capacity in terms of CPU, virtual CPU, memory, and data storage space for each logical cloud entity. It is based on cloud database structures and enables you to:
- Track the capacity of each cloud entity in the cloud environment (pods, network containers, pools, and clusters)
- Identify resource bottlenecks
- Discover underutilized resources
- Track resources that are, or will soon be, experiencing capacity shortfalls
Basic entities contained in a cloud are:
- Pool: A collection of basic cloud objects such as virtual hosts, virtual clusters, and virtual resources.
- Pod: A logical container that comprises one or more pools and the additional resources needed to create the cloud environment, such as network containers and storage infrastructure.
- Network container: Provides a secure logical separation of resources within a pod.
You can access the views only after the administrator has completed the following tasks:
If you are new to views in the TrueSight console, first see Accessing and using capacity views in the TrueSight console.
To access the BMC CLM view, in the TrueSight console navigation pane, select > Capacity > Views > Cloud > BMC CLM.
An example of the BMC CLM view
For more information about the pages in this view, see the following topics:
- Cloud page in the BMC CLM view
- Pod page in the BMC CLM view
- Network Container page in the BMC CLM view
- Compute Pool page in the BMC CLM view
- Datastore Pool page in the BMC CLM view
- Maps page in the BMC CLM view
- Alerts page in the BMC CLM view
Certified data sources
The certified data sources for these views are:
- BMC - TrueSight Capacity Optimization Gateway VIS files parser
- vCenter Historical Extractor or vCenter Extractor Service
- Citrix - XenServer Extractor
You must configure and run one of these ETL modules to import data into the view.
If you are importing data from an ETL module other than the certified data source, then ensure that you have all the metrics populated in the ETL module so that the view shows the data.
Settings for the BMC CLM view
You can use the Settings page to configure the settings for all pages in the BMC CLM view. To access this page, on the BMC CLM view page, select> Edit Settings.
- Setting to show alerts on systems whose forecasted days to saturation are under or equal to the specified threshold
- Setting to specify the minimum number of days needed to calculate trends
- The Thresholds link opens the Thresholds page in the TrueSight Capacity Optimization Console. For more details, see Adding and viewing thresholds.
- The Indicator Parameters link opens the Indicator Parameters page in the TrueSight Capacity Optimization Console. For more details, see Indicator Parameters.