Getting started with solution administration in the TrueSight console
For customers who are upgrading to TrueSight Presentation Server, this getting started topic describes how solution administration differs from TrueSight Infrastructure Management. Solution Administrators should read this topic to understand how they can perform tasks differently in the TrueSight console.
Solution administration overview
The TrueSight console provides Solution Administrators with a consolidated interface for performing the following activities:
- Connecting the Presentation Server to its data providers and integrating with other products
- Setting up data collection and monitoring for IT Operations
- Administering role-based access control to the data and monitoring features
For authentication of users and tenant management, Operations Management integrates out of the box with BMC Remedy Single Sign-on.
What is the Presentation Server?
The TrueSight Presentation Server hosts the web-based TrueSight console functions and consumes data from various TrueSight products to provide a consolidated set of views for monitoring the infrastructure, real and synthetic applications, and capacity planning. In addition to data presentation, the TrueSight Presentation Server performs functions such as role-based access control and data management functions such as storage and persistence.
What is a data provider?
Data providers collect and process the information that enables IT Operations to monitor IT infrastructure and applications. The Presentation Server connects to these data providers:
- BMC TrueSight Infrastructure Management and BMC PATROL - Events, devices, and performance data
- BMC TrueSight App Visibility Manager - Active application transactions and performance data
- BMC Synthetic Transaction Execution Adapter Agent - Generated synthetic application transactions and performance data
Configuration of a data provider includes the following activities:
- Connecting to the Presentation Server
- Configuring the data provider's components, such as agents, collectors, and servers
- Setting up data collection so you can feed that data to the Presentation Server
Tell me more about Remedy Single Sign-On
Remedy Single Sign-On (Remedy SSO) is an authentication system that enables users to enter their credentials only once for authenticating in a multi-software environment. Upon authentication, users automatically gain access to all applications that are integrated with Remedy SSO. In TrueSight Presentation Server, Remedy SSO supports only the following authentication types:
Based on your organization's requirements, you can configure any of the authentication types to authenticate the users for TrueSight product components. To configure and use these authentication types you must do the following:
- Install the Remedy Single Sign-On server and configure it with an authentication server such as LDAP/AD or SAMLv2.
- Create the required tenants (realms), user groups, and users on the Remedy Single Sign-On Admin console.
- Integrate the Remedy Single Sign-On server with the TrueSight Presentation Server during the TrueSight Presentation Server installation or upgrade.
Administrative consoles before and after upgrade
Before BMC TrueSight Presentation Server 10.0, administration of the monitoring systems was performed in the individual product consoles, as follows:
- BMC TrueSight Infrastructure Management - Administrators used the Central Monitoring Administration, hosted on an Infrastructure Management Server, to download BMC PATROL Agents and Knowledge Modules, download Integration Service hosts, create installation packages, and set up monitoring policies to collect events and performance data from monitored systems.
- BMC Application Diagnostics - Administrators used the BMC Application Performance Management Console to configure the portal, collectors, and agents, and to set up data collection and SLA rules.
- BMC Synthetic Monitoring - Administrators used the BMC Application Performance Management Console to configure the BMC Synthetic TEA Agent and set up execution plans and scripts to generate synthetic transactions.
- Authentication and access control were handled through mechanisms specific to the monitoring systems' architecture and consoles.
Starting from the TrueSight Presentation Server 10.5 release, the Central Monitoring Administration features and functionalities have been made available under the TrueSight console. However, to access those functionalities, the TrueSight Infrastructure Management must be added as a component and the repositories must be imported.
After upgrading to TrueSight Operations Management, Solution Administrators will use the TrueSight console for system configuration, data provider configuration, and role-based access control. Security administrators or Solution Administrators will use the Remedy SSO console to define users and tenants.
You still need the However, for accessing all other monitoring features and functionalities it is recommended to use the TrueSight console. to configure events and adapters. For further information, see
Administrative consoles after upgrade
The is still required to configure events and adapters. For further information, see Infrastructure Management administrator console.
Migration of system configuration to Presentation Server
System configuration will be migrated to the TrueSight console as indicated in the following topics:
|Migrating component and information||Reference|
|BMC TrueSight Infrastructure Management repository|
|BMC TrueSight Infrastructure Management policies, user management data, and files.|
Solution administration functions
The following figure illustrates the major functions of solution administration in the TrueSight console. For information about all configuration tasks, including those not performed in the console, seeand
Each quick tour provide a visual overview of these functions and links to how-to information.
Quick tour of security administration functions
Remedy Single Sign-On provides the user account and tenant management capabilities to the TrueSight Presentation Server. Solution Administrators create users, user groups, and tenants as realms in the Remedy SSO Admin Console. User Groups are then assigned to Authorization Profiles in the TrueSight console. For more information, see
The TrueSight console provides role-based access control to data, system features, and features enabled by the data providers. Solution Administrators define roles and authorization profiles that control data access and the users' ability to perform functions. For more information, see
Quick tour of system configuration and integration configuration
The initial configuration of the Presentation Server occurs during installation. After installation, the Solution Administrator connects the data providers to the Presentation Server and integrates other components that extend the functionality of the system. For more information, see and
Quick tour of administration for common monitoring functions
The TrueSight console provides the following common features for enabling IT Operations to monitor your IT infrastructure and critical applications:
- Dashboards - All users can configure dashboards; however, Solution Administrators or specialists need first to configure the data providers and set up data collection.
- Application models - All data providers can leverage applications models to enable monitoring in an application context. For more detailed information, see .
- Groups - Groups help organize the information that you want to monitor. Groups created by using the TrueSight console are not specific to any Infrastructure Management server and are available only in the TrueSight console.
Quick tour of Infrastructure Management configuration
Solution Administrators and specialists use the TrueSight console to download BMC PATROL Agents and Knowledge Modules, download Integration Service hosts, manage the monitoring infrastructure, and set up monitoring policies to collect events and performance data from monitored systems. For more information, see Getting started with infrastructure monitoring.
The is still required to configure events and adapters. For further information, see