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TrueSight Capacity Optimization 10.7.00 offers the following key features and enhancements: 

Capacity views transformation

The TrueSight console is now the primary user interface for working with capacity views, which you can access from a web browser or a mobile device.

For a quick overview of this transformation, see Changes to accessing and using capacity views.

By using the enhanced functionalities of the TrueSight console, you can perform the following actions:

  • Export a view page as a PDF or an Excel file for offline use by using the options in the Settings icon.
  • Annotate a chart and save its offline copy by using the chart options. For example, the following graphic shows how you can easily annotate a chart and download it as a PNG file.

 

Out-of-the-box views migrated to TrueSight console

The following out-of-the-box capacity views are available in the TrueSight console:

The Capacity Pools view was migrated to the TrueSight console in the 10.5.00 release.

 

Support for process-level data in Data Explorer views

The following out-of-the-box Data Explorer views provide process-level summary tables and detailed charts to enable you to gain historical insight into the processes that are consuming CPU and memory.

 

New simplified workflow in TrueSight console for custom view definition

You can now define personalized views in the TrueSight console. The simplified workflow and the new, easy-to-configure, out-of-the-box view templates enable you to create customized views. Each template provides access to a specific type of data and presents it in a predefined format. You can create as many custom views as necessary. For more information, see Adding a custom view in the TrueSight console.

You can create a simple custom view in four easy steps 

Simplified and improved advanced reporting

You can now use the enhanced, wizard-based workflow to create data marts for complex custom views or advanced report templates. The new wizard enables you to effectively manage the properties and user access of data marts. For more information, see Managing data marts for custom views, reports, and report templates.

 

Enhanced support for Big Data

Support for Spark data

The current integration for Big Data Hadoop with Cloudera and Ambari extractors now includes additional services to support Spark data. For more information, see Moviri Integrator for TrueSight Capacity Optimization - Cloudera and Moviri Integrator for TrueSight Capacity Optimization - Ambari

Also, the existing Hadoop view is enhanced to support visualization of the Spark data. For more information, see Hadoop view.

 

Enhanced support for storage

New integration to support XtremeIO

With the new EMC XtremIO Management Server extractor, you can collect metrics from the EMC XtremIO Management Server for performing critical capacity optimization tasks, such as analysis, trending, simulation, and analytic modeling. For more information, see EMC XtremIO Management Server ETL for TrueSight Capacity Optimization.

Enhanced Storage views

  • You can now view and manage the capacity of all the EMC XtremIO 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.
  • The IQN (iSCSI Qualified Name) is handled in the Host views to better identify which host has access to which volume. For more information, see Storage Hosts view.

Enhanced performance

The LUNs discovery and collection of Storage Shares (NetApp Volumes) and Storage Volumes (NetApp LUNs) metrics are updated to improve the performance of NetApp Data ONTAP ETL for TrueSight Capacity Optimization.

Enhanced computation methods

To improve accuracy of the information, the computation methods are updated for the following integrations:

 

Enhanced reservation analytics

Extended OpenStack support

The integration with OpenStack is enhanced to support OpenStack host aggregates as a reservation target. For more information, see Reserving capacity for upcoming services. 

Enhanced reservation APIs

The enhanced Reservation API now enables you to complete the following tasks:

  • Define and place a new reservation on a target in a single API call.
  • Retrieve and update the status of an already existing reservation and do the placement in the same API call.

 

Simplified administration and data integration

Automated purging of inactive entities

As an administrator, 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

To disable the automatic dismissal of systems, slide the toggle button 1
To disable the automatic purging of systems, slide the toggle button 2

Enhanced integrations for extended support

The following integrations are changed to support new software versions:

Integration enhancementReference
The TrueSight Operations Management extractors are enhanced to support TrueSight Operations Management 10.5. The extractor names now include the new version.

For the AIX platform, the TrueSight Operations Management 10.1/10.5 extractor now supports AIX KM 1.1 with additional metrics for the advanced AIX features such as MSPP, AME, AMS, SEA, and NPIV.

Entities and metrics of BMC - TrueSight Operations Management 10.1/10.5/10.7 extractor
The BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management extractor now supports Cloud Lifecycle Management version 4.6.04.Cloud Lifecycle Management module
The OpenStack API Extractor Service now supports OpenStack version Mitaka.OpenStack - OpenStack API Extractor Service
The BMC - Atrium CMDB extractor now supports Atrium CMDB version 9.1 and 9.1.01.BMC - Atrium CMDB extractor

The Oracle - Enterprise Management extractor is certified for the 13c Release 1 (13.1.0.0) of Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control.

Oracle - Enterprise Manager extractor

Enhanced Open ETL template creation

The enhanced Open ETL template creation wizard now enables you to create a SQL query for a catalog of entities and relationships (OBJREL) and supports object relationship ETLs and automatic scaling of imported metrics.

Along with support for different metric units, the Open ETL creation wizard maps the imported columns to the expected dataset column and indicates the mandatory and optional fields.

The SQL query that is used during the template creation is validated as part of the workflow to ensure that syntax errors are detected and corrected before you run the ETL. Also, the template has the following enhancements:

  • You can select a data source metric such as GB, MB/s from an available list.
  • You can apply a multiplier for metric unit conversion that allows a mix of percentage ranges (“0 to 1” or “0 to 100”).

For more information, see Managing an Open ETL template.

Ability to disable Series search

You can now disable search for Series and conduct the search on all systems, business drivers, domains and works. For a fresh install of TrueSight Capacity Optimization 10.7, the Series search is disabled by default. If you upgrade to version 10.7, then the Administrator must disable the Series search manually. For more information, see Configuring the default formats in the TrueSight Capacity Optimization console.

 

Additional metrics support in extractors

The following extractors now support additional metrics:

Lookup service

The lookup service is enhanced to reduce the time to load the catalog and to reduce the amount of memory that is required for storing the entire shared entity catalog. As a result, the number of calls over high latency network is reduced. For more information, see Lookup service.

Enhanced error messages

  • As an administrator, you can now easily decode and analyze an error by using the new time stamp attribute that is added to the error message. Errors with time stamp attribute are added to the log files too.
  • The error messages for the storage ETLs are improved to distinguish connection issues from server failures. A clear, explicit message will be displayed when a problem occurs during the discovery and collection process. 

User Interface changes

  • The Environment label on the ETL tasks, Add ETL, Edit ETL pages is now called Deploy status. The new label indicates whether the ETL is run in a test environment or production environment. For more information, see Managing ETL and System tasks and Collecting data via ETL modules.
  • The Gateway Server page now displays Gateway Server details and enables you to edit the details. Also, the page provides direct navigation to create and manage ETLs. For more information, see Adding, removing, and inspecting Gateway Server details
  • The Recover Runs page is now renamed as Status / Recover Manager Runs. This page is enhanced to display status of the currently running Manager runs. For more information, see Managing the Manager runs.

License Tracking utility enhancement

The License Tracking utility now enables you to identify the duplicate systems, network devices, and storage entities in your environment that are using the TrueSight Capacity Optimization license. The Auditing - Managed Servers Advanced report template is updated to provide details of product licenses used by the systems that are distinct by name. With the new Auditing - Managed Network and Storage Entities Advanced report template, you can generate a report to view the details of product licenses used by network devices and storage entities.

For more information, see Tracking license usage of your environment.

 

Security enhancement with TLS 1.2 support

The Transport Layer Security (TLS) is a building block for secure communication over the internet. The need for authentication and assurance is increasing in the enterprise management environment. You can upgrade the security in your enterprise environment by using TLS 1.2 with server certificate validation for communication among the various components of the product. For more information, see TLS considerations for TrueSight Capacity Optimization.

 

Discontinued support for offline help

 BMC has discontinued support for offline help. You can continue to use the ready-made PDF or create your own PDF for offline viewing. For more information, see the PDFs topic.


Support for new operating systems for product components

Following operating systems are now supported for Application Server, ETL Engine Server, Gateway Server, and Capacity Agents:

Operating System
Newly supported version
Application Server and ETL Engine Server

Red Hat Enterprise Linux

7.2
Linux CentOS7.2
Oracle Linux7.2
Gateway Server
Red Hat Enterprise Linux7.2
Linux CentOS7.2
Oracle Linux7.2
Windows Server2016
Capacity Agents
AIX7.2
Red Hat Enterprise Linux

7.2 for following architectures:

  • ppc64le (Little Endian)
  • ppc64 (Big Endian)
  • zSeries(s390x)
Linux CentOS7.2
Oracle Linux7.2
Ubuntu16.04 LTS
Oracle Solaris11.3
Windows Server2016

For more information, see Software requirements.

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