Deprecated and dropped features and components

TrueSight Capacity Optimization version 11.3.01 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 11.3.01, see 11.3.01 enhancements.

Features and components dropped in this release

Support for the following features or components is dropped in TrueSight Capacity Optimization 11.3.01. 

Dropped support for Visual Map analysis from the Workspace

From TrueSight Capacity Optimization 11.3.01, support for the Visual Map Editor is dropped. Use the easy-to-configure Visual map custom view template in the TrueSight console to draw interactive maps. With this new template, you can easily create and modify a visual map and preview the output. For more information, see Configuring the Visual map template.

Dropped support for Ceilometer data collection from OpenStack ETL

From TrueSight Capacity Optimization 11.3.01, support for collecting data by using the Ceilometer module from OpenStack is dropped. You can configure the OpenStack ETL to use the Nova module for metric collection. To collect utilization metrics, you can use Capacity Agents

Features and components dropped in earlier releases

Support for the following features or components was dropped in earlier releases of TrueSight Capacity Optimization. 

Dropped support for views in the TrueSight Capacity Optimization console

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

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

Support for adding view groups and custom views in the TrueSight Capacity Optimization console was dropped in TrueSight Capacity Optimization 11.0. Creation of new custom portlet by using Capacity Optimization Integration Studio and all existing portlets was dropped. The ability to create custom views and view groups is 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 or later. For more details, see Recreating custom views.

Dropped support for Consolidation Models

Support for Consolidation Models was dropped in TrueSight Capacity Optimization 11.0. 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

Support for inline report viewer for advanced BIRT reports was dropped in TrueSight Capacity Optimization 11.0. You can export the report to the supported format to view the required details.

Perceiver module dropped

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

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

Visualizer module dropped

Visualizer user interface

The Visualizer user interface is not available from TrueSight Capacity Optimization 11.0. 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

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

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 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

The Windows Proxy Agent component was dropped in TrueSight Capacity Optimization 11.0. 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 integrate 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

The Investigate native user interface was dropped in TrueSight Capacity Optimization 11.0. The Investigate tool is 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

The UI option to hide systems, business drivers, and series without recent data was removed in TrueSight Capacity Optimization 11.0. 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.

Dropped support for Gateway Server user interfaces

All Gateway Server user interfaces were dropped from the Linux Gateway Server in TrueSight Capacity Optimization 10.7. 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 was also 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 and to verify that the Gateway Server is installed and configured correctly. For more information, see Managing and maintaining Gateway Servers.

Features and components deprecated in this release

Support for the following features and components is deprecated in TrueSight Capacity Optimization 11.3.01.

Deprecated support for developing custom Perl ETLs

From TrueSight Capacity Optimization 11.3.01, developing custom ETLs in Integration Studio using the Perl language and Perl ETL development API is deprecated. The existing custom ETLs that were developed in Perl will continue to work. BMC recommends that you use the Java language and Java ETL development API to develop new custom ETLs. For more information, see Developing custom ETLs.

Deprecated support for customized queueing network model

From TrueSight Capacity Optimization 11.3.01, customized queueing network model is deprecated. You can use the express queueing network model that provides the same what-if capabilities with a simplified workflow.

Deprecated support for BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management-integrated features

From TrueSight Capacity Optimization 11.3.01, the following features for BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management (CLM) are deprecated:

  • Capacity-Aware Placement Advice
  • Cloud Capacity Visibility view for CLM

  • Automated Chargeback for CLM

Features and components deprecated in earlier releases

Support for the following features and components was deprecated in earlier releases of TrueSight Capacity Optimization.

Deprecated entity types

The following entity types were deprecated in TrueSight Capacity Optimization 11.0:

  • Database Server               

  • Application Server           

  • Web Server                          

  • IPTV Server                         

  • Batch Server                       

  • SOA Server

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.

Deprecated support for Atrium Discovery and Dependency Mapping connector

The ETL module for Atrium Discovery and Dependency Mapping (ADDM) was deprecated in TrueSight Capacity Optimization 10.7 as a direct data source for TrueSight Capacity Optimization. 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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