Integrating with TrueSight IT Data Analytics
While analyzing events in the TrueSight console, you can further directly access TrueSight IT Data Analytics (or cross-launch into IT Data Analytics) to perform root-cause analysis. To be able to access IT Data Analytics, you need to first integrate TrueSight IT Data Analytics with the TrueSight Presentation Server.
Before you begin
Ensure that IT Data Analytics 11.0 is installed and configured.
For information on installing and configuring TrueSight IT Data Analytics, see
- Ensure that the TrueSight Presentation Server is up and running in your environment.
For more information, see Installing the Presentation Server.
- Ensure that you have already
For more information, see Registering the component products with the Presentation Server. on the TrueSight Presentation Server.
Enabling access to TrueSight IT Data Analytics from the TrueSight console
- Access the TrueSight console.
For more information, see
- From the navigation menu , go to Administration > Components.
On the Components page, click the action menu and select Add Component.
Select IT Data Analytics Server and enter the following details:
Field Description Host Name/IP Address Fully qualified domain name (FQDN) or IP address of the IT Data Analytics server. Protocol
Protocol (HTTP or HTTPS) which you want to use for connecting with IT Data Analytics.
Port number that you want to use to connect to the IT Data Analytics server.
Depending on the kind of protocol you want to use, you can specify one of the following:
- HTTP: 9797
- HTTPS: 9443
The tenant that you want to use for connecting with IT Data Analytics.
At a time only one component of IT Data Analytics can be registered per tenant.
Do not use the same component of IT Data Analytics for multiple tenants.
Verify if the integration completed successfully.
To do this, log on to IT Data Analytics, navigate to Administration > External Configurations, and verify if there is an entry with the external configuration, "TrueSight Presentation Server". Note that the Presentation Server hosts the web-based console functions of the TrueSight console.
Also, after you integrate, TrueSight Infrastructure Management cells get automatically listed in the external configuration, which is created on IT Data Analytics. You can see the cells listed on IT Data Analytics by navigating to Administration > External Configurations, selecting the external configuration (which was automatically created after the integration), and then clicking View External Configuration.
The following notes are important to keep in mind before deleting the IT Data Analytics registration details:
- Ensure that you delete any data collectors or notifications on IT Data Analytics that are still communicating with the TrueSight Presentation Server.
Ensure that IT Data Analytics is up and running.
This is important because otherwise the external configuration created on IT Data Analytics might not be deleted after you delete the component registration on the TrueSight Presentation Server. If the external configuration still continues to show on IT Data Analytics, you can run a CLI command on IT Data Analytics to delete the external configuration. For more information, see
Analyzing TrueSight Infrastructure Management data in IT Data Analytics
You can analyze TrueSight Infrastructure Management applications and events available on the TrueSight console in IT Data Analytics to investigate a problem or perform root cause analysis. Before you access IT Data Analytics from the TrueSight console, it is important that you access the IT Data Analytics console and create a data collector for the following items:
- Each device (host) included in the application from which you want to cross-launch.
- Each host associated with the event from which you want to cross-launch.
Creating data collectors beforehand ensures that you can search events after you access IT Data Analytics from the TrueSight console.are objects that help you collect data records (or events) from the target hosts and make it available for search and analysis. For more information, see
To access TrueSight IT Data Analytics from the TrueSight console
Access the TrueSight console.
For more information, see
From the navigation menu, navigate to one of the following pages:
Navigate to Click... Monitoring > Applications One of the application names, then click the action menu (vertical three dots) next to the application name and then select Launch BMC TrueSight IT Data Analytics. Monitoring > Events The action menu next to one of the events that you want to investigate in IT Data Analytics, and then select Launch BMC TrueSight IT Data Analytics. Monitoring > Applications One of the application names, then click the Events tab. Click the action menu next to one of the events that you want to investigate in IT Data Analytics, and then select Launch BMC TrueSight IT Data Analytics.
The system cross-launches into IT Data Analytics, and the Search page is displayed. You can see search results for one of the following search queries depending on whether you tried to access IT Data Analytics from an application or event.
|Search query with time range||Notes|
|If you access IT Data Analytics from an application|
In the search query syntax, the following definitions apply:
By default, the search query displays a list of host names (corresponding to the devices) associated with the application.
If you have a large number of devices included in the application, then the default search query can be very long because it will have a large number of host names. Instead of searching for a list of host names to find event data associated with those hosts, you can search for the application context.
To be able to search by the application context, you need to perform the following steps in IT Data Analytics:
Performing the preceding steps in IT Data Analytics is optional, however, this can be useful to simplify the search query.
|Time range: 30 minutes before and 30 minutes after the last time when the application state changed.|
|If you access IT Data Analytics from an event|
|In the search query syntax, |
|Time range: 30 minutes before and 30 minutes after the event time.|
|If you access IT Data Analytics from an event that is directly associated with the application|
Accessing IT Data Analytics from an event directly associated with the application is similar to accessing IT Data Analytics from an application because an application level event is associated with a group of hosts or devices and not with a specific device or host. Therefore, use the same search query parameters that are used for cross-launching from an application. For search query parameters, see the search query and notes on accessing IT Data Analytics from an application.