KVM views

KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) data is collected and processed using Gateway Server, and it can be imported into TrueSight Capacity Optimization by using the BMC - TrueSight Capacity Optimization Gateway VIS files parser ETL. The Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization - Extractor service can also be used to import KVM data.

All TrueSight Capacity Optimization functionalities such as data analysis, time forecast modeling, and reporting can be performed for the KVM data using the TrueSight Capacity Optimization console.

The TrueSight console provides the KVM views that provide at-a-glance summary of the KVM hosts and the partitions that run in the hosts. These views provide reports and charts of key capacity metrics, total and free capacity metrics are reported for CPU, memory and storage sub-systems.


Ensure that the administrator has completed the following tasks:

For information about views in the TrueSight console, see Accessing and using capacity views in the TrueSight console.

Certified data sources

BMC - TrueSight Capacity Optimization Gateway VIS files parser is the certified data source for the KVM views. You can also use Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization - Extractor service to import KVM data. The RHEV ETL displays data from the Physical View of a KVM system, whereas, the Agent displays data from the Virtual View of the same system.

You must configure and run these ETL modules to import data into the view. 

If you are importing data from an ETL module other than the certified data source, then ensure that you have all the metrics populated in the ETL module so that the view shows the data.


Certain metrics are required for these views. If the metrics are not imported into the TrueSight Capacity Optimization Data Warehouse, then corresponding columns are blank. Particularly for Data Explorer view for this platform, you must import specific metrics for some of the charts to be available.

Data visibility

The KVM view displays data for all systems of the following types:

  • Virtual Host - KVM
  • Virtual Machine - KVM

Using the views

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