Deployment use cases and best practices for Infrastructure Management

Consult the topics in this section to plan the physical environment for TrueSight Infrastructure Management. The deployment use cases provide an overview of the physical architecture of the TrueSight Infrastructure Management components and how they are connected and communicate with each other and other products. For an introduction to the logical architecture, see  TrueSight Infrastructure Management architecture and components.

Best practice recommendations are provided throughout this section. For a list of all topics containing best practice recommendations, see  Best practices for Infrastructure Management.


Deployment use case Summary Reference

Single TrueSight Infrastructure Management Server

A single TrueSight Infrastructure Management Server manages the entire environment for data collection, event management, root cause analysis, and all other TrueSight Infrastructure Management functionality. A single-server deployment can manage small to medium environments.

Infrastructure Management single-server deployment architecture

Multiple TrueSight Infrastructure Management Servers

Multiple TrueSight Infrastructure Management Servers are required when a single TrueSight Infrastructure Management Server cannot scale to the requirements of data collection, event management, or geographically dispersed data centers, or to establish development, test, and production environments for TrueSight Infrastructure Management. Each server instance separately manages a portion of the environment for data collection, event management, root cause analysis, and all related operator console management functions. Each TrueSight Infrastructure Management Server is configured to propagate relevant events to the TrueSight Presentation Server.

Infrastructure Management multiple-server deployment architecture
Integration Service deployment

The Integration Service manages events from event sources such as PATROL Agents, event adapters, and SNMP traps, and forwards performance data to the TrueSight Infrastructure Management Server. Deploy the Integration Service hosts based on your deployment scenario and to achieve a scalable environment.

Integration Service host deployment and best practices for event processing and propagation
Staging Integration Service deployment

The staging Integration Service provides a single point in the environment where all newly deployed PATROL Agents can register into the solution stack. The staging process can leverage the Integration Service on the TrueSight TrueSight Infrastructure Management Server.

Staging Integration Service host deployment and policy management for development, test, and production best practices
High-availability deployment

High availability (HA) for the TrueSight Infrastructure Management Server is supported through operating system clustering. The two servers in the cluster must be configured with shared storage between the two nodes.

High-availability deployment and best practices for Infrastructure Management
Disaster recovery deployment with a SAP SQL Anywhere database

The disaster recovery system consists of two TrueSight Infrastructure Management Servers: a primary server and a recovery server. During a disaster, the DNS alias name resolves to the recovery TrueSight Infrastructure Management Server so that data and service availability are continued. The architecture of the disaster recovery system varies according to the database you use.

Disaster recovery deployment architecture (SAP SQL Anywhere)
Disaster recovery deployment with an Oracle database

The disaster recovery system consists of two TrueSight Infrastructure Management Servers: a primary server and a recovery server. They are connected to separate database servers that run Oracle Database. During a disaster, the DNS alias name resolves to the recovery TrueSight Infrastructure Management Server so that data and service availability are continued.

Disaster recovery deployment architecture (Oracle)

TrueSight Infrastructure Management integrated with Atrium CMDB

Integrating TrueSight Infrastructure Management with the Atrium CMDB has the following benefits:

  • Provides more effective probable cause analysis
  • Keeps the service model components of TrueSight Infrastructure Management synchronized with the service model components stored in the Atrium CMDB
  • Faster deployment of TrueSight Infrastructure Management
Infrastructure Management deployment with BMC Atrium CMDB

TrueSight Infrastructure Management integrated with Cloud Lifecycle Management

The TrueSight TrueSight Infrastructure Management Central Server can fetch cloud topology from Cloud Lifecycle Management. The Central Server pushes cloud constructs to the appropriate TrueSight Infrastructure Management Servers. This deployment enables you to monitor cloud constructs provisioned by Cloud Lifecycle Management.

Infrastructure Management deployment integrated with Cloud Lifecyle Management
Integrations

In addition to the deployment use cases, TrueSight Infrastructure Management offers several integrations to other BMC products and third party products. Consult the integration topics for deployment use cases with integrations .

Supported Presentation Server integrations with other BMC products

BMC adapters and third-party data adapters

Integrating with SCOM to view performance data

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