Collecting data

After you install TrueSight Cloud Cost Control, you must configure data collection before using the product features. With TrueSight Cloud Cost Control, you can analyze the current and future costs and utilization of your multi-cloud infrastructure based on data that is extracted from various data sources.

TrueSight Cloud Cost Control supports the following data sources and technologies:

Public cloudOn-premises
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Google Cloud Platform
  • Hyper-V
  • KVM
  • Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV)
  • Standalone or Virtual Node
  • vSphere
  • Xen

Data from these sources is collected by using ETL modules, which are based on the Extract-Transform-Load (ETL) technology. You must configure the required ETL modules and run them to collect data. The collected data is stored in the Capacity Optimization database.

ETL modules for data collection

Depending on your data source and technology, you can choose the appropriate ETLs from the following list: 

Data source / TechnologyETLDescription
Public clouds
Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Amazon Web Services - AWS API Extractor

Collects AWS infrastructure data
Amazon Web Services - Cost and Usage Extractor

Collects AWS billing and consumption reports on daily cost and usage data for your AWS accounts

Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure - Azure API Extractor

Collects Azure infrastructure data
Microsoft Azure - Cost and Usage Extractor

Collects Azure billing and consumption reports on daily cost and usage data for your Azure accounts

Google Cloud PlatformGoogle Cloud Platform - GCP API ExtractorCollects Google Cloud infrastructure data
Google Cloud Platform - Billing and Usage Extractor

Collects Google Cloud billing and consumption reports on daily cost and usage data for your Google Cloud accounts


Collects metrics for Hyper-V1


Collects metrics for KVM1

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV)

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization - Extractor service

Collects metrics for RHEV systems
Standalone or Virtual Node

Collects metrics for standalone systems1

vSphereVMware - vCenter Extractor Service ETL module

Collects metrics for VMware instances


BMC - TrueSight Capacity Optimization Gateway VIS files parser

Collects metrics for Xen virtual machines1

1 To use the BMC - TrueSight Capacity Optimization Gateway VIS files parser, you must install and configure the Gateway Server and Capacity Agent components. For more information, see

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and Installing the Capacity Agent Open link .

Collecting data for business services

For business service details to be displayed on the TrueSight Cloud Cost Control pages, you must first import the data related to your business services into the Capacity Optimization database. For more information, see Collecting business service data.

Where to go from here

After you complete the required configuration for data collection, authorize users to access the product so that they can start using the features. For more information, see Authorizing users to access TrueSight Cloud Cost Control Open link .

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