Entity types

Entities in TrueSight Capacity Optimization come in three categories: Domains, Business Drivers, and Systems. Each of these categories has its own set of sub-types that can be assigned to the entity. In addition, relationships (see Entity relationships) are also assigned their own types.

The following types of systems, business drivers, domains, and relationships are defined:

System types

A connector may assign a specific type to a system. If not assigned, the system type defaults to "Generic". TrueSight Capacity Optimization uses system types in the following ways:

  • In the console user interface, a system's icon denotes its type, and its summary page selects a few metrics to show depending on its type.
  • Certain analysis and modeling templates use system types to present the appropriate metrics.

System types can also be used for defining queries for Advanced Reports (see Creating custom reports).

The following table lists all available system types. The "Icon" column shows how the type appears in the console user interface. The "Prefix" column provides the string to be used when developing connectors. The "System type ID" column provides the numeric ID to be used when looking up the system type from the public views.

Entity IconEntity TypeEntity PrefixSystem Type IDEntity type name

SYS

gen

0

Generic

SYS

dbs

1

Database Server

SYS

aps

2

Application Server

SYS

wss

3

Web Server

SYS

db

4

Database Instance

SYS

as

5

Application Server Instance

SYSws6Web Server Instance
SYSln7Network - Link Node
SYSnas8Network Attached Storage
SYSsan9Storage System

SYS

mf

10

Mainframe Instance

SYS

tv

11

IPTV Server

SYS

vh

12

Virtual Host

SYS

bat

13

Batch Server

SYSfac14Facility

SYS

soa

15

SOA Server

SYS

gm

16

Virtual Machine

SYS

vhc

17

Virtual Cluster

SYSfac:dev:pdu18Facility Device - PDU
SYSfac:dev:ups19Facility Device - UPS
SYSfac:dev:ac20Facility Device - Air Conditioner
SYSfac:str:rk21Facility - Rack
SYSfac:str:ln22Facility - Line
SYSfac:str:rm23Facility - Room
SYSnet:lnk24Network - Link

SYS

gm:vmw

25

Virtual Machine - VMware

SYS

gm:zn

26

Virtual Machine - Solaris Zone

SYS

gm:lp

27

Virtual Machine - AIX LPAR

SYS

gm:xen

28

Virtual Machine - Xen

SYS

gm:hv

29

Virtual Machine - HyperV

SYS

gm:int

30

Virtual Machine - HP Integrity

SYS

vh:vmw

31

Virtual Host - VMware

SYS

vh:xen

32

Virtual Host - Xen

SYS

vh:hv

33

Virtual Host - HyperV

SYS

vh:zn

34

Virtual Host - Solaris

SYS

vh:lp

35

Virtual Host - AIX PowerVM

SYS

vh:int

36

Virtual Host - HP Integrity

SYS

net:dev

37

Network - Device

SYS

vhc:vmw

38

Virtual Cluster - VMware

SYS

vhc:xen

39

Pool - Xen

SYS

vhc:zn

40

Virtual Cluster - Solaris Zone

SYS

vhc:hv

41

Virtual Cluster - Microsoft HyperV

SYSdbc42Cluster Database

SYS

ds

43

Datastore

SYS

rp

44

Resource Pool

SYS

dc

45

Datacenter

SYSgapp46Virtual Application
SYSgapp:vapp47Virtual Application - VMware vApp

SYS

wk

48

Workload

SYS

gm:ldom

49

Virtual Machine - Solaris LDOM

SYS

cl

51

Cloud

SYS

clpod

52

Cloud - Pod

SYS

clsp

53

Cloud - Default Pool

SYS

rac

54

Oracle Rac

SYS

clsp:vhc

55

Cloud - Compute Pool Virtual Cluster

SYS

clsp:vh

56

Cloud - Compute Pool Virtual Host

SYS

clsp:rp

57

Cloud - Compute Pool Resource Pool

SYS

clsp:phy

58

Cloud - Physical Server Pool

SYS

rp:sto

59

Storage Pool

SYS

gm:wpar

60

Workload Partition - AIX WPAR

SYS

gm:wvn

61

Virtual Node - VMware

SYS

gm:dsd

62

Virtual Machine - Solaris Dynamic System Domain

SYS

gm:splp

63

Virtual Machine - AIX Shared Processor LPAR

SYS

gm:hvvn

64

Virtual Node - HyperV

SYS

gm:xenvn

65

Virtual Node - Xen

SYS

vh:kvm

66

Virtual Host - KVM

SYS

gm:kvm

67

Virtual Machine - KVM

SYS

npar

68

HP nPartition

SYS

vpar

69

HP vPartition

SYS

nparc

70

Virtual Host - HP nPar/vPar

SYSclnetc71Cloud - Network Container

SYS

lun

72

Storage - LUN

SYS

rp:dysto

73

Dynamic Storage Pool

SYSfiler74Storage Filer
SYSvfiler75NetApp vFiler
SYSaggregate76NetApp Aggregate

SYS

volume

77

Storage - Volume

SYS

rp:spp

78

Shared Processor Pool

SYS

net:fw

90

Network - Firewall

SYS

net:lb

91

Network - Load Balancer

SYS

net:rtr

92

Network - Router

SYS

net:swt

93

Network - Switch

SYS

clsp:ds

94

Cloud - Virtual Datastore Pool

SYSmf:cpc100Mainframe - CPC
SYSmf:splx101Mainframe - Sysplex
SYSmf:lpar102Mainframe - LPAR
SYSmf:zos103Mainframe - z/OS Image
SYSmf:lcsp104Mainframe - Software Prod. Group
SYSmf:suit105Mainframe - Suite
SYSmf:ap106Mainframe - Application
SYSmf:ssas107Mainframe - Subsystem A/S

SYS

hc:vmw

109

VMware Hypothetical Cluster

SYS

vcd

110

vCloud

SYSovdc111vCloud - Organization vDC

SYS

pvdc

112

vCloud - Provider vDC

SYS

gm:kvmvn

113

Virtual Node - KVM

SYS

gm:violp

114

Virtual Machine - AIX VIO LPAR

SYS

dsc:vmw

115

Datastore Cluster - VMware

SYS

cp:vmwh

116

VMware Hosts Capacity Pool

SYS

cp:vmwc

117

VMware Clusters Capacity Pool

SYS

cp:aix

120

AIX Power VM Hosts Capacity Pool

SYS

cp:dst

121

VMware Datastores Capacity Pool

SYS

ds:xen

122

Datastore - Xen

SYS

rp:aix

123

Physical Pool - AIX PowerVM

SYS

share

124

Storage - Share

SYS

cp:rp:sto

125

Storage Pools Capacity Pool

SYS

hh:vmw

126

VMware Hypothetical Host

SYS

hh:lp

127

AIX Hypothetical Host

 SYS cp:kvmh128KVM Hosts Capacity Pool
 SYS hh:kvm129KVM Hypothetical Host
 SYS cp:spp200AIX Shared Processor Pool Capacity Pool
 SYS hh:spp201AIX Hypothetical Shared Processor Pool

SYS

cl:os

311

Cloud - OpenStack

SYS

agg:os

312

Host Aggregate - OpenStack

SYS

vhc:rhev

313

Virtual Cluster - RHEV

SYS

dc:rhev

314

Datacenter - RHEV

SYS

sd:rhev

315

Storage Domain - RHEV

SYS

sh:rhev

316

Storage Host - RHEV

SYS

shc:rhev

317

Storage Cluster - RHEV

SYS

gm:rhevn

318

Virtual Node - RHEV

SYS

gm:vn

319

Virtual Node

SYS

gm:oraclevn

320

Virtual Node - ORACLE VM

SYS

gm:ivmvn

321

Virtual Node - HPIVM

SYScl:aws322Cloud - AWS

SYSgm:aws324Virtual Machine -  AWS
SYSasg:aws325Auto Scale Group - AWS

SYSvolume:aws326Storage Volume - AWS
SYSds:kvm327Datastore - KVM
SYSaz:os328Availability Zone - OpenStack
SYSrg:os329Region - OpenStack
SYSnetapp:hapair330NetApp HA Pair
SYSnetapp:cluster331NetApp Cluster
SYSnetapp:vserver332NetApp Vserver
SYSnetapp:volume333NetApp Volume
SYSnetapp:lun334NetApp LUN
SYSvhc:hadoop335

Hadoop Cluster

SYSnode:hadoop336

Hadoop Node

SYSrp:hadoop337

Hadoop Resource Pool

SYSgm:azu338Virtual Machine - Azure
SYSdepl:azu339Deployment - Azure
SYSrole:azu340Role - Azure
SYSrm:yarn:hadoop341Hadoop YARN Resource Manager
SYSrm:hdfs:hadoop342Hadoop HDFS Resource Manager
SYSsrv:hbase:hadoop343Hadoop HBASE Service
SYSsrv:spark:hadoop344Hadoop Spark Service
SYSsrv:hadoop345Hadoop Service

SYSsto:das346Direct Attached Storage
SYSsto:cas347Content Addressable
SYSsto:bak348Backup Storage Device
SYSkubernetes:cluster351Kubernetes - Cluster
SYSkubernetes:node352Kubernetes - Node

SYSkubernetes:pv353Kubernetes - Persistent
SYSkubernetes:ns354Kubernetes - Namespace
SYSkubernetes:pod355Kubernetes - Pod

SYSkubernetes:deployment356Kubernetes - Deployment

Application types

The following table lists all available application types.

Domain IconDomain TypeDomain PrefixDomain Type IDDomain type name

APP

svc

0

Business Service

APP

gen

1

Generic

APP

sys

2

Systems

APP

dom

3

DomainServers

APP

net

4

NetworkDevices

APP

dbs

5

Databases

APP

wkld

6

Workloads

APP

wapp

7

WebApplications

APP

ts

8

TicketSystems

APP

mf

9

Mainframes

APP

bat

10

Batches

APP

tv

11

IPTV

APP

san

12

 

APP

fg

13

Facilities

APP

soa

14

SOA

APP

tsvc

16

Technical Service

APP

tnt

17

Tenant

APP

soi

18

Service Offering Instance

APP

so

19

Service Offering

APP

org

20

vCloud - Organization

APP

ovdcapp

21

vCloud - Organization vDC vApps

APP

vapp

22

vCloud - vApp

APP

cs:azu

23

Cloud Service - Azure


Business driver types

The following table lists all available business driver types.

Icon

Business driver type

Prefix

Description

Application Server

ass

Business driver related to application server instances (for example, servlet calls)

Batch

bat

Business driver running in batches

Chargeback target

ctg

Chargeback target

Database

dbs

Business driver on databases instances (for example, the number of queries executed on a specific instance)

Facility

fac

A business driver measurement for facility equipment

Generic

A generic business driver

IPTV

tv

Business driver running on IPTV servers

Load Test Group

ltg

Load test group

Load Test Summary

lts

Load test summary

Network Link

ln

Business driver related to data networks (for example, the outbound bit rate from a specific node)

SOA

soa

Business driver that applies to service-oriented architecture

Tickets

tc

Business driver related to ticket systems

Web

web

Business driver related to web servers (for example, a visit to a web page)

Mainframe – Business Applicationmf:bsapMainframe – Business Application

Relationship types

The following table lists all available relationship types. If not specified by a connector, the type of a relationship defaults to CONTAINS. See Relationships for an explanation of how relationships are represented.

Relationship type

Key

Cloud contains Cloud Pod

CL_CONTAINS_CLPOD

Cloud Pod contains Cloud Static Pool

CLPOD_CONTAINS_CLSP

Cloud Static Pool contains Resource Pool

CLSP_CONTAINS_RP

Cloud Static Pool contains Virtual Host

CLSP_CONTAINS_VH

Cloud Static Pool contains Virtual Cluster

CLSP_CONTAINS_VHC

Contains

CONTAINS

contains Workload

CONTAINS_WORKLOAD

Datacenter contains Virtual Host

DC_CONTAINS_VH

Datacenter contains Virtual Cluster

DC_CONTAINS_VHC

Datastore contains VM

DS_CONTAINS_GM

LPAR contains WPAR

GM_CONTAINS_WPAR

Logical Domain contains Zone

GM_CONTAINS_ZN

Resource Pool contains VM

RP_CONTAINS_GM

Resource Pool contains Resource Pool

RP_CONTAINS_RP

Resource Pool contains VMware vApp

RP_CONTAINS_VAPP

Uses

USES

Virtual Host contains VM

VH_CONTAINS_GM

Virtual Host contains Resource Pool

VH_CONTAINS_RP

Virtual Host contains VMware vApp

VH_CONTAINS_VAPP

AIX box contains WPAR

VH_CONTAINS_WPAR

Solaris Container include Zone

VH_CONTAINS_ZN

Virtual Host uses Datastore

VH_USES_DS

Virtual Cluster contains VM

VHC_CONTAINS_GM

Virtual Cluster contains Resource Pool

VHC_CONTAINS_RP

Virtual Cluster contains VMware vApp

VHC_CONTAINS_VAPP

Virtual Cluster contains Virtual Host

VHC_CONTAINS_VH

Virtual Cluster uses Datastore

VHC_USES_DS

Virtual Cluster uses VM Template

VHC_USES_GM_TEMPL

Workload contains Workload

WORKLOAD_CONTAINS_WORKLOAD

Uses Direct Attached StorageUSES_DAS
Uses Content Addressable StorageUSES_CAS
Uses Backup Storage DeviceUSES_BAK

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