11.3.01 enhancements


TrueSight Capacity Optimization 11.3.01 offers the following key features and enhancements:

Enhanced cloud support

New Azure views

You can now view and manage the capacity of Microsoft Azure virtual machines in your business environment. The Azure views provide an overview of the available capacity, utilization, trends, and residual capacity in terms of CPU, memory, and datastore utilization for each entity.

The Recommendations tab in the Azure views lists idle and overallocated virtual machines, and provides a set of recommended actions to help you resolve any issues that are identified in your Azure cloud environment.

For more information, see Azure views.


New ETL module to import Google Cloud infrastructure data


The new Google Cloud Platform - GCP API Extractor enables you to collect configuration and performance data of your virtual machines that are provisioned in the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) provider. You can use the collected data to analyze and optimize the capacity of your Google Cloud infrastructure.

New optimization recommendations for AWS virtual machines

The new Recommendations page in the AWS EC2 Instances view lists idle and overallocated virtual machines and provides a set of recommended actions to help you resolve these efficiency issues and reduce your costs.

The idle VM recommendation identifies unused VMs and suggests termination of the VMs and associated storage volumes.
The overallocated VM recommendation identifies VMs with underutilized resources and suggests ideal instance types for the VMs.
If you have installed TrueSight Cloud Cost Control, you can also view the estimated cost savings (in $) that can be achieved by implementing the recommendations. For more information, see Recommendations page in the vSphere Infrastructure view.




Enhancements to capacity views

Vsphere views

  • The existing recommendations for idle virtual machines (VMs) and overallocated VMs are enhanced to provide you with specific recommended actions to resolve the issue, avoid wastage, and reduce costs.
    If you have installed TrueSight Cloud Cost Control, you can also view the estimated cost savings (in $) that can be achieved by implementing the recommendations. For more information, see Recommendations page in the vSphere Infrastructure view.
  • The enhanced Overallocated VMs page in the vSphere Virtual Machines view now provides rightsizing recommendations for virtual CPUs, memory, and file systems of VMs.

Hyper-V views

The new Recommendations page in the Hyper-V Overview view provides a set of recommended actions to handle the virtual machines that are idle, overallocated, or have saturating resources. If you have installed TrueSight Cloud Cost Control, you can also view the estimated cost savings (in $) that can be achieved by implementing the recommendations.

Capacity Pools view

You can now sort the capacity pools based on the Usage, Risk, or Efficiency score in the ascending or descending order.


New Sunburst custom view template

Use the new, easy-to-configure, out-of-the-box Sunburst view page template to define custom views. This visualization template displays data in a hierarchical structure, as a set of concentric circles. The innermost circle represents the root entity, with the hierarchy moving outward from the center node. The child levels are layered around within the angular sweep of the parent node.
For more information, see Configuring the Sunburst template.


Enhancements to custom view templates

The following custom view templates are enhanced to support new configuration options:

Custom view templateEnhancement


Table configuration:

    • Add up to 10 tables in a view page.
    • Reorder the columns in a table.
    • Configure the visibility of a column to enable custom view users to show or hide the column in the view page.
    • Use the new Advanced Filter renderer option to set a table column as a filter for another table when multiple tables are configured in the same view.

Filter configuration:

    • Configure up to 20 filters in a view page.
    • Configure advanced filters:
      • Add a filter with a column from a different data mart than the existing data mart. You can also mark this filter as 'required' to restrict automatic display of data in the view.
      • Add a free-form text filter.

Donut charts template

Configure up to 20 filters in a view page.

  • Select custom statistics for a metric.
  • Configure a default system in the system filter.

Domain filter configuration enhancements

You can now perform the following configurations in the domain filter of a custom view:

  • Specify a system type to show domains that contain systems of the selected system type.
  • Specify a root domain to view only the configured root domain and its subdomains.
  • Mark the filtered domain or any of its subdomains as a default domain. You can also restrict the capacity view user from changing the default domain by applying the lock.

System type filter enhancement

You can now select multiple system types from the filter to show data for the selected system types. For more information, see Using filtering options in the TrueSight console.

Time filter enhancement

The time filter now provides additional out-of-the-box time intervals for selection. For example, Last 30 days, Last 12 months, and so on. For more information, see Using filtering options in the TrueSight console.

Enhancement to the Capacity Agent


The Capacity Agent is now enhanced to collect data at a greater granularity (every one second). You can configure the Capacity Agent for one-second data collection.

You can then use the granular data in the Investigate tool to better analyze and troubleshoot the capacity and performance issues in your systems. For more information, see Investigating capacity and performance issues in systems.



Support for Dynatrace

The new Dynatrace ETL module supports data collection from the Dynatrace software intelligence solution.

The integration imports the following data and enables you to use the corresponding capabilities:

  • Business transactions defined within the Dynatrace platform: To build business-aware capacity models and forecast future business volumes
  • Application topology discovered by Dynatrace: To increase the capacity management process efficiency with up-to-date application structure available for analysis and models
  • Service and Process Groups discovered by Dynatrace: To analyze the targeted capacity of key application architecture components, such as Web and Application servers.
  • PostgreSQL and MySQL databases and technology-specific metrics: To analyze the capacity of popular open-source databases

The integration supports the Dynatrace SaaS offering and leverages the official Dynatrace REST APIs for data extraction. For more information, see Moviri Integrator for TrueSight Capacity Optimization - Dynatrace.

Enhanced support for storage

New platform support

The Sentry ETL modules and Storage views now support Dell EMC Elastic Cloud Storage (ECS).

With the new Dell EMC Elastic Cloud Storage REST API Extractor, you can collect metrics from the Dell EMC REST API for performing critical capacity optimization tasks, such as analysis, trending, simulation, and analytic modeling. For more information, see Dell EMC Elastic Cloud Storage (ECS) ETL for TrueSight Capacity Optimization.

You can now view and manage the capacity of all the Dell EMC ECS storage systems available in your environment through the Storage Systems view. To quickly identify unused volumes, new operators, such as “equals”, “greater than”, and so on, are added to the Time Since Last Activity Column of the Storage Volumes page in the Storage Systems view. For more information, see Storage views.

Enhanced Storage ETL modules and views

  • The IBM SVC-Storwize ETL for TrueSight Capacity Optimization now exposes the Volume External Unique Identifier in the STOGLB dataset.
  • The NetApp Data ONTAP ETL for TrueSight Capacity Optimization now exposes the following metrics:
    • Aggregate Committed Capacity and Volume Committed Size for the NetApp Aggregates and NetApp Volumes Views, respectively
    • Committed Capacity for Filers and Clusters
    • Aggregate Committed Capacity in the HA Pairs and Clusters tabs (NetApp View)
    • OS Version in the SYSCNF dataset
    • Volume External Unique Identifier for the volume (VOLUME_EXTERNAL_ID) in the STOGLB dataset.
  • The EMC SMI-S Agent ETL for TrueSight Capacity Optimization now exposes the ST_METADATA_USED_PCT and ST_REP_METADATA_USED_PCT metrics in the STOGLB dataset.
    These metrics are only available with the SMI-S version 8.4.0.0 or later.
  • The Storage Capacity Views and Reports for TrueSight Capacity Optimization now expose the following metrics:
    • Configured Volume Capacity in the Storage Pools Overview
    • Aggregate Committed Capacity in the Aggregates Tab for NetApp Views.
    • Share Committed Size in the Shares Tab for Storage Views and in the Volumes Tab for NetApp Views
    • Days to Saturation in the Storage Shares Overview
    • Oversubscription Risk for VMAX 3 Resource Pools
    • NAA ID for volumes in the Storage Volumes Overview
  • The Storage Capacity Views and Reports for TrueSight Capacity Optimization now exposes the following views:
    • Per Vendor Overview: Aggregates storage metrics per vendor
    • Global Overview: Aggregates storage metrics according to the specified filters
  • The NetApp Capacity Views now expose the Days to Saturation metric in the NetApp Aggregates and NetApp Volumes Overviews.
  • The Pure Storage REST API ETL for TrueSight Capacity Optimization now displays the API token as a hidden password.

Simplified administration

Reporting aging and automated purging

You can now configure automated purging of older results of your reports to free up space in the file system. By default, the 100 most recent results per report instance are retained, and the older report results are purged. For more information, see Configuring the database maintenance tasks.


Enhancements to data integration

ETL module enhancements

The following ETL modules are enhanced to support new features or additional metrics:

ETL moduleEnhancement
BMC - Atrium CMDB extractor
VMware Vcenter ETLsThe VMware - vCenter Extractor Service and VMware - vCenter and ESX Server History Extractor ETLs are now enhanced to import the following information:
  • Metrics from a vSAN datastore
  • Failover hosts that are configured in an HA cluster
OpenStack - OpenStack API Extractor Service
  • The configuration metrics that were earlier imported from Ceilometer are now imported by using the NOVA API.
  • The ETL now supports importing data from multiple OpenStack domains.
  • The ETL now provides information about the status of an OpenStack host, such as active or offline.
BMC - TrueSight Capacity Optimization Gateway VIS files parser

Huge page metrics are added for memory utilization calculation in all Linux systems.

Moviri Integrator for TrueSight Capacity Optimization - Microsoft SCOM

Support for cluster-shared disks and new configuration metrics for cluster-shared volumes, such as Free space (in Bytes and percentage) and total size.

Moviri Integrator for TrueSight Capacity Optimization - Cloudera

The Moviri Integrator for TrueSight Capacity Optimization - Cloudera now has the following enhancements

  • Additional YARN pool metrics for capacity planning: pending and reserved Virtual cores, pending and reserved memory.
  • New metric for YARN resource manager: used vcores.
  • New configuration metrics to enrich the cluster nodes metric set: HADOOP-installed components, IP address, maintenance mode.
  • New ETL configuration property that enables you to show a complete name as entity name (for example, cluster name:component name) and can be used to distinguish services that have the same name but belong to different clusters (for example, YARN, HDFS) in analysis, models, and views.

Enhanced integrations for extended software support

The following ETL modules are updated to support new software versions:

Enhancement to the Investigate tool

You can now reorder the columns displayed in an Investigate table using the Show/Hide columns option. For more information, see Creating and managing Investigate studies.

Security enhancement

You can now secure the communication between the Gateway Server and the Application Server with TLS server certificate validation. For more information, see Enabling TLS server certificate validation between the Gateway Server and the Application Server.



Support for new OS versions for product components

The following OS versions are now supported for product components:

ComponentOperating SystemVersion
Application Server and ETL Engine ServerCentOS

7.4, 7.5

Oracle Linux7.4, 7.5
Red Hat Enterprise Linux7.4, 7.5
Capacity AgentAIX7.1 POWER9,
7.2 POWER9
CentOS7.4, 7.5

Oracle Linux

7.4, 7.5

Red Hat Enterprise Linux7.4, 7.5,
7.4 POWER9
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server11.x SP4
Ubuntu18.04 LTS
Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization4.1
Gateway ServerSUSE Linux Enterprise Server11.x SP4
CentOS7.4, 7.5
Oracle Linux7.4, 7.5
Red Hat Enterprise Linux7.4, 7.5

For a complete list of supported OS versions per component, see Software requirements.

Support for PostgreSQL 10.0

The PostgreSQL database version 10.0 is now supported. If you are currently using PostgreSQL 9.x database and choose to upgrade to version 10.0, you can migrate your data manually or use the pre-upgrade check utility. For more information, see Migrating the data from PostgreSQL 9.x to 10.x.

Enhanced installation documentation


The TrueSight Capacity Optimization installation documentation is redesigned for ease of use. The highlights are: 

  • A sequenced path to perform the installation.
  • Better navigational assistance with the “Where you are” map and information about the next step in the installation process.
  • Every installation procedure is designed as an end-to-end topic for better readability and to avoid page switching.

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