Deprecated and dropped features and components

TrueSight Capacity Optimization version 11.0 includes changes to the level of support for the following features and components.

Note

To ensure that you do not overlook deprecated and dropped features and components that were announced in earlier versions of the product, some of the items listed here reiterate statements from the earlier releases. To learn about what is new in version 11.0, see 11.0.00 enhancements.

Dropped features and components

Support for the following features or components was dropped in this or an earlier release of the TrueSight Capacity Optimization product. 

Dropped support for views in the TrueSight Capacity Optimization console

Accessing view groups and views from TrueSight Capacity Optimization console

From TrueSight Capacity Optimization 11.0, the support for accessing view groups and views (out-of-the-box and custom capacity views) in the TrueSight Capacity Optimization console is dropped. Use TrueSight console to access all capacity views.

Adding and managing view groups and custom views in the TrueSight Capacity Optimization console

From TrueSight Capacity Optimization 11.0, the support for adding view groups and custom views in the TrueSight Capacity Optimization console is dropped. Creation of new custom portlet via Capacity Optimization Integration Studio and all existing portlets are dropped. The ability to create custom views and view groups is now available only from the TrueSight console with greatly improved workflow and usability.

If you have existing custom views in the TrueSight Capacity Optimization console, you must create them in the TrueSight console before you upgrade to version 11.0. For more details, see Re-creating custom views.

Dropped support for Consolidation Models

From TrueSight Capacity Optimization 11.0, support for Consolidation Models is not available. The models were deprecated in version 10.5 because better support for consolidation/virtualization scenarios is provided by the functionalities of the Virtual Planner (see Virtual Planner). You are encouraged to start using Virtual Planner instead of Consolidation Models.

Dropped support for inline report viewer for advanced BIRT reports

From TrueSight Capacity Optimization 11.0, the support for inline report viewer for advanced BIRT reports is not available. You can export the report to the supported format to view the required details.

Perceiver module dropped

In TrueSight Capacity Optimization 11.0, the Perceiver user interface is dropped. The interface was deprecated in 10.0 and all the major Perceiver capabilities were integrated with the TrueSight Capacity Optimization console. The Perceiver module is removed from the Installer as well.

General Manager and Virtualization Planner sections of the Perceiver user interface were dropped in version 10.0 as the related functionalities were integrated with the TrueSight Capacity Optimization console.

Visualizer module dropped

Visualizer user interface

From TrueSight Capacity Optimization 11.0, the Visualizer user interface is not available.The interface was deprecated in 10.0 after all major Visualizer capabilities were integrated with the TrueSight Capacity Optimization console.

Visualizer database and related components

From TrueSight Capacity Optimization 11.0, support for the Visualizer Database and its related components, Automator and MPopulate (for UNIX platforms), and the CDB-CDB extractor is dropped.

These components were deprecated in version 10.0. This is because integration via VIS files became the recommended approach for integrating the data that is collected by TrueSight Capacity Optimization Agents with TrueSight Capacity Optimization database. The renamed TrueSight Capacity Optimization CDB-CDB extractor was also deprecated in TrueSight Capacity Optimization version 10.0. 

Windows Proxy Agent dropped

In TrueSight Capacity Optimization 11.0, the Windows Proxy Agent component is dropped. The agent was deprecated in version 10.5 because the connector from Moviri add-on (see Moviri ETL modules), provided a more flexible and scalable option for Windows technologies to integrated with  Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM). You are encouraged to adopt the SCOM connector for remotely collecting data for Windows technologies. You must continue to use Windows agents to collect workloads and process data (virtual node) from local systems where they are installed.

Note that an earlier version of the connector for Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) that was based on SCOM Operational Database, was deprecated in version 9.5 and then dropped in version 10.0. The recommended SCOM connector is instead based on SCOM Data Warehouse, which is the Microsoft-recommended integration point.

Dropped support for Internet Explorer version 10

From TrueSight Capacity Optimization 11.0, the TrueSight Capacity Optimization console does not support Internet Explorer 10. For more information, see Browser requirements for TrueSight Capacity Optimization consoles.


Dropped the Investigate native user interface

In TrueSight Capacity Optimization 11.0, the Investigate native user interface is now dropped. The Investigate tool is now available in the modern, web-based TrueSight console, which you can access from a web browser or a mobile device. For a quick overview of the changes to working with the Investigate tool, see Changes to the Investigate tool.

Dropped UI option to hide systems, business drivers, and series without recent data

In TrueSight Capacity Optimization 11.0, the UI option to hide systems, business drivers and series without recent data is removed. You can now automatically dismiss and purge entities (systems and business drivers) that are inactive beyond a specified threshold period. For more information, see Enabling automatic dismissal and purging of systems and business drivers.

Features and components dropped in earlier releases

Dropped support for Gateway Server user interfaces

From TrueSight Capacity Optimization 10.7, all Gateway Server user interfaces are dropped from the Linux Gateway Server. These include the Investigate, Analyze, and Predict user interfaces. The MOTIF-based user interfaces were deprecated in version 10.5. Support for /usr/adm/best1_default/bgs/scripts/best1 script has also been dropped in version 10.7.

You are encouraged to use Windows-based user interfaces for Analyze (build workloads) and Predict (build models). You may continue to use Linux for the Gateway Server component for back-end processing (Manager Runs). Use the Gateway Manager from the TrueSight Capacity Optimization console to manage the Gateway Server manager runs. For more information, see Managing and maintaining Gateway Servers.

Use the Gateway Manager to verify that the Gateway Server is installed and configured correctly. For more details, see Verifying the status and configuration details of a Gateway Server. To modify the existing manager runs after you upgrade from earlier version, it is recommended to migrate manager runs. For more details, see Migrating Manager runs.

Dropped integration via vCenter Proxy Agents

From TrueSight Capacity Optimization 10.7, vCenter Proxy Agents are not available. The agent was deprecated in version 10.0 and dropped in version 10.3 because the connector to vCenter (VMware vCenter) provided a better option to integrate with vCenter.

Support for integration of VIS files related to vSphere technology collected from vCenter Proxy Agent component was left in version 10.3 for compatibility reasons. This support was dropped in TrueSight Capacity Optimization version 10.5 (see TrueSight Gateway Server ETL module).

Deprecated features and components

Support for the following features and components was deprecated in this or an earlier release of the TrueSight Capacity Optimization product.

Deprecated entity types

The following entity types are deprecated in TrueSight Capacity Optimization 11.0. You are encouraged to use Tags as a mechanism to identify the role or type of a given server. Applying and using tags is a more flexible mechanism that is used by all the capacity views for filtering and finding entities. For more information, see Managing tags. In future releases, the out-of-the box ETL modules will gradually stop using these types.

  • Database Server               
  • Application Server           
  • Web Server                          
  • IPTV Server                         
  • Batch Server                       
  • SOA Server

Deprecated support for Atrium Discovery and Dependency Mapping connector

In TrueSight Capacity Optimization 11.0, the ETL module for Atrium Discovery and Dependency Mapping (ADDM) remains deprecated as a direct data source for TrueSight Capacity Optimization (CSV-file-based integration is documented here). The recommended integration approach for Discovery data is to populate Atrium CMDB, and then use the ETL module for Atrium CMDB.

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