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This topic contains information about enhancements provided in this feature pack and provides instructions for downloading and applying the feature pack.  


Enhancements

TrueSight Capacity Optimization 10.7.01 offers the following key features and enhancements: 

New view page templates and custom text panel for capacity views

New view page templates for custom view creation

The following new, easy-to-configure, out-of-the-box view templates are added to the existing set of view page templates to enable you to define personalized views in the TrueSight console.

Note

The new view page templates are available with TrueSight Presentation Server 10.7 only. Hence, if you are using an earlier version of Presentation Server, then you must upgrade to Presentation Server 10.7.

 

Each template provides access to a specific type of data and presents it in a predefined format. For a quick overview of the new templates, see the following presentation:

For more information about all the view page templates, see View page templates

This enhancement is a part of the overall capacity views transformation. For more information, see Changes to accessing and using capacity views.

Support for adding customized content in the view pages

You can add customized content to capacity view pages (both custom views and out-of-the-box views) in the TrueSight console. The custom content can include introductory content, instructions, links, or any other textual information. You can format the custom text, by using standard markdown tags.

For more information, see Adding and managing custom text on a view page.

Enhanced cloud support

  • The Microsoft Azure API extractor is enhanced to now support deployments based on Resource Manager model. For more information, see Microsoft Azure - Azure API Extractor.

  • If you have configured a proxy server to route the internet traffic to and from your Amazon Web Services (AWS) or Microsoft Azure environments, you can configure the out-of-the-box ETLs to connect with your environment via a proxy server. For more information, see Amazon Web Services - AWS API Extractor and Microsoft Azure - Azure API Extractor.
  • The out-of-the-box advanced report templates now include the following new templates that are based on VMware vCloud Director:

    • vCloud Organization Summary
    • vCloud Organization Summary and Providers Residual Capacity

    For more information, see Out-of-the-box report templates

Enhanced out-of-the-box views

Hadoop view

The Summary page in the Hadoop view is enhanced to show an aggregated top-level view of the key performance indicators for the entire Hadoop estate in the Overview tab. You can now easily discriminate among the different Hadoop distributions available in the enterprise. Also, you can drill down into a Yarn resource pool to analyze the YARN resource pool utilization.

For more information, see Summary page in the Hadoop view.

Network view

  • A new Interfaces tab is added to the Device Detail page of the Network view that enables you to access and analyze the performance indicators of individual network interfaces. For more information, see Devices Overview page in the Network View.


  • Two new tabs, Aggregate and Detail, are added to the Used Ports Forecast page of the Network view that provide both top-level aggregated visibility and device-specific current and forecasted occupation status to enable you to manage the capacity of network devices in terms of ports availability. For more information, see Used Ports Forecast page in the Network view.

Enhanced network extractors

The Moviri Integrator for TrueSight Capacity Optimization - Entuity and Moviri Integrator for TrueSight Capacity Optimization - HP NNMi extractors are enhanced to restrict imported data to specific network interfaces. You can now focus on specific links within your data center and avoid importing high volume of data for network interfaces that will never experience capacity issues.

For more information, see Moviri Integrator for TrueSight Capacity Optimization - Entuity and Moviri Integrator for TrueSight Capacity Optimization - HP NNMi.

Enhanced support for storage

New supported platforms

The storage ETLs now support the following platforms: 

  • EMC VMAX3
  • Hitachi HUS-VM

Enhanced logging

The information provided when an error occurs during the discovery/collect operations are now improved to better identify the real cause of the issues.

Enhanced storage views

The storage views now have enhanced filtering options. For example, access rights are considered at the filters level to display only those storage systems that you have access to. 

Enhanced data integrations

Enhanced computation methods 

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

Enhanced data integration and administration

Enhanced integrations for extended support

The following integrations are enhanced to support new software versions:

Enhanced integrationNewly supported software versionReference
TrueSight Operations Management extractors

TrueSight Operations Management version 10.7

 

OpenStack API Extractor Service extractorOpenStack version NewtonOpenStack - OpenStack API Extractor Service

Oracle - Enterprise Management extractor

Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control version 13c Release 2 (13.2.0.0)Oracle - Enterprise Manager extractor
BMC - Atrium CMDB extractorAtrium CMDB version 9.5BMC - Atrium CMDB extractor
  • VMware - vCenter Extractor Service
  • VMware - vCenter and ESX Server History Extractor
  • VMware ESX Server version 6.5
  • VMware vCenter Server version 6.5

VMware vCenter module

VMWare vCloud Director extractorsVMWare vCloud Director for Service Providers version 8.20Integrating with VMware vCloud Director
Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization - Extractor service ETLRed Hat Enterprise Virtualization 4.0Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization - Extractor service
Moviri Integrator for TrueSight Capacity Optimization - EntuityEntuity version 16.5Moviri Integrator for TrueSight Capacity Optimization - Entuity
Moviri Integrator for TrueSight Capacity Optimization - Cloudera
  • Cloudera Data Hub version 5.10
  • Cloudera Manager version 5.10
Moviri Integrator for TrueSight Capacity Optimization - Cloudera
Moviri Integrator for TrueSight Capacity Optimization - Ambari
  • Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) version 2.5
  • Ambari version 2.4
Moviri Integrator for TrueSight Capacity Optimization - Ambari

Enhanced VMware - vCenter Extractor Service ETL to support whitelist filtering of virtual machines

The VMware - vCenter Extractor Service ETL now supports whitelist filtering of virtual machines (VMs). The CSV file that you specify in the advanced configuration option Blacklist file path can now contain VM names or a regular expression to identify the VMs to be imported. For more information, see Configuring the continuous polling and collection of data from a VMware environment.

Automatic detection and reconciliation of duplicate vCenter entities

Duplicate entities that are created during the migration of systems from one vCenter to another or during the cloning of systems within the same vCenter are automatically detected as suspected duplicates. You can view the suspected duplicate entities and perform the following tasks:


  •  Manage automatic reconciliation of detected duplicates (consolidate to a single entity)

     


  •  Review and manually reconcile the duplicates

     


  •  Manage the sharing status of private entity catalogs that contain duplicate entities

Support for enabling import of advanced VM events

You can now optimize the performance of VMware ETL modules and storage space used by these ETL modules by managing import of advanced VM events.

TrueSight Capacity Optimization categorizes VM events as advanced and basic VM events. By default, basic VM events are imported by VMware ETL modules. You can configure these ETL modules to enable or disable the import of advanced VM events when you configure the VMware ETLs.

For more information, see Configuring the continuous polling and collection of data from a VMware environment and Importing historical data from a VMware environment.  

New operating systems for product components

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

Operating system
Newly supported version
Gateway Server
Linux CentOS

7.3

Oracle Linux

7.3

Capacity Agents
Linux CentOS

7.3

Oracle Linux

7.3

RHEV4.0 and 4.1

For more information, see Software requirements.

 

Applying the feature pack

Before you begin

Before you apply the Feature Pack 1 (10.7.01) for TrueSight Capacity Optimization 10.7.00, complete the following tasks:

 

To apply the Feature Pack 1 (10.7.01), complete the steps in the following recommended sequence:

  1. Download the feature pack751001213
  2. Upgrade the Application Server and ETL Engine Server.
  3. Upgrade the Presentation Server.
  4. Upgrade the Gateway Server.
  5. Upgrade the Capacity Agents.

Tip

For information about issues corrected in this feature pack, see Known and corrected issues.

Supported upgrade path

For Application Server and ETL Engine Server

tscosupportedupgradepaths10.7.01

For TrueSight Presentation Server
tspsSupportedUpgradePaths10.7.01
For Gateway Server

gwssupportedupgradepaths10.7.01

 

For Capacity Agent (Optional)

You can continue to use the earlier version without upgrading to the latest version.

capagentupgradepath10.7.01

 

 

Step 1: Download the Feature Pack

The following table provides links to the page in the EPD website that contains the installation files for this product. From the EPD page you can select and download the installation files for your platform. Access to the EPD website requires that you provide your BMC Support credentials, and you must be licensed for the product to access the download page. You might also be prompted to complete the Export Compliance Form.

EPD linkComponent detailsMinimum base version
Atrium Single Sign On

Atrium Single Sign On Version 9.0.00 Patch 002

BMC recommends that you install the latest patch version, which provides a full installation of the product.

9.0.00
TrueSight Capacity Optimization 10.7.01




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Application Server and ETL Engine Server
PlatformEPD (e-item) nameProduct file name
LinuxBMC TrueSight Capacity Optimization Application Server 10.7.01 for Linux (x86_64)TSCO_AppServer_ver10.7.01_Linux_x86_64.zip
LinuxBMC TrueSight Capacity Optimization ETL Server 10.7.01 for Linux (x86_64)TSCO_ETLServer_ver10.7.01_Linux_x86_64.zip
Third-party supplementary materials fileThird Party Supplementary Materials Files - [Not Required to Install this BMC Product]ThirdPartyOpenSourceSoftware.zip
Note: This file is a compressed archive of third party supplementary materials files.
10.7.00
 Gateway Server and other optional components
PlatformEPD (e-item) nameProduct file name
LinuxBMC TrueSight Capacity Optimization Gateway Server 10.7.01 for Linux (x86_64)TSCO_GatewayServer_ver10.7.01_Linux_x86-64.tar
Microsoft Windows

BMC TrueSight Capacity Optimization Gateway Server 10.7.01 for Microsoft Windows (Full Version)TSCO_GatewayServer_ver10.7.01_MSWindows.zip
BMC TrueSight Capacity Optimization Gateway Server 10.7.01 for Microsoft Windows (Investigate Only)TSCO_Investigate_ver10.7.01_MSWwindows.zip
Visualizer Version 4.2.07 Patch 08 Full Install
Visualizer_4.2.07_Patch8.zip

None

 Agents and Collectors
PlatformEPD (e-item) nameProduct file name
WindowsBMC TrueSight Capacity Optimization Agents and Collectors 10.7.01 for Microsoft WindowsTSCO_Agent_ver10.7.01_MSWindows.zip
AIXBMC TrueSight Capacity Optimization Agents and Collectors 10.7.01 for AIXTSCO_Agent_ver10.7.01_AIX.tar
HP-UXBMC TrueSight Capacity Optimization Agents and Collectors 10.7.01 for HP-UX (Itanium)TSCO_Agent_ver10.7.01_HPUX_Itanium.tar
BMC TrueSight Capacity Optimization Agents and Collectors 10.7.01 for HP-UX (PA-RISC)TSCO_Agent_ver10.7.01_HPUX_RISC.tar
LinuxBMC TrueSight Capacity Optimization Agents and Collectors 10.7.01 for Linux (POWER)TSCO_Agent_ver10.7.01_Linux_pseries.tar
BMC TrueSight Capacity Optimization Agents and Collectors 10.7.01 for Linux (x86/x86_64)TSCO_Agent_ver10.7.01_Linux_x86_x86-64.tar
BMC TrueSight Capacity Optimization Agents and Collectors 10.7.01 for Linux (zSeries)TSCO_Agent_ver10.7.01_Linux_zseries.tar
SolarisBMC TrueSight Capacity Optimization Agents and Collectors 10.7.01 for Solaris (SPARC)TSCO_Agent_ver10.7.01_Solaris_SPARC.tar
BMC TrueSight Capacity Optimization Agents and Collectors 10.7.01 for Solaris (x86/x64)TSCO_Agent_ver10.7.01_Solaris_x86.tar
None
 License information
PlatformEPD (e-item) nameProduct file name
Not applicableLicense Information for BMC TrueSight Capacity Optimization 10.7.01TSCO10.7.01_License_Entitlements.zip
Note: This document lists the license key requirements for TrueSight Capacity Optimization 10.7.01 (applicable to all supported platforms).
Not applicable

Note: Before installing the Presentation Server, you must first install Atrium Single Sign-On.

 TrueSight Presentation Server
PlatformEPD (e-item) nameProduct file name
WindowsBMC TrueSight Presentation Server Version 10.7.00 for Windows

BMC_TrueSight_Presentation_Server_10.7_Windows.zip

LinuxBMC TrueSight Presentation Server Version 10.7.00 for LinuxBMC_TrueSight_Presentation_Server_10.7_Linux.tar.gz
 
None
Sentry Integrator for TrueSight Capacity Optimization Sentry Integrator for TrueSight Capacity OptimizationNone
Moviri Integrator for TrueSight Capacity Optimization Moviri Integrator for TrueSight Capacity OptimizationNone

Step 2: Upgrade the Application Server and ETL Engine Server

Before you begin

Ensure that you have already installed the base version 10.7.00 of the Application Server and ETL Engine Server.

For more information about installing version 10.7.00, see Installing Application Server components.

TaskReference
Apply the Feature Pack 1 on the Application Server and ETL Engine Server.
  1. Access the TrueSight Capacity Optimization console.
  2. Navigate to Administration > System > Maintenance Patches.
  3. Click Browse and navigate to the directory where you downloaded the install files and select the TSCO_AppServer_ver10.7.01.Linux_x86_64.zip file to install AS patch first (services will be restarted during patch installation).
  4. Repeat steps 1 and 2.
  5. Click Browse and navigate to the directory where you downloaded the install files and select the TSCO_ETLServer_ver10.7.01_Linux_x86_64.zip file to install the ETL patch.
    For more information about deploying a patch, see the Managing patches section in Performing system maintenance tasks.
If you have Sentry or Moviri ETL modules and views already configured in your environment, perform the post-upgrade tasks.
  1. Download the latest Sentry and Moviri packages from EPD. For more information, see Sentry and Moviri Integrators.
  2. Redeploy the Moviri and Sentry ETL modules. For more information, see the topic for deploying and configuring the required ETL module in Moviri ETL modules and Sentry ETL modules.
  3. Reinstall the Storage, Hadoop, and Network views. For more information, see Installing capacity views.

Note

The TrueSight Capacity Optimization web console is stopped and restarted during the update, which can take up to 15 minutes to complete.

Step 3: Upgrade the Presentation Server


Note

  • This feature pack (10.7.01) for TrueSight Capacity Optimization is supported with Presentation Server 10.7 only. Hence, if you are using an earlier version of Presentation Server, then you must upgrade to Presentation Server 10.7.
  • If you are already using Presentation Server 10.7, perform the post-upgrade tasks.

TaskReference
Prepare for the installation of the Fix Pack.Preparing for the Presentation Server upgrade
Upgrade the TrueSight Presentation Server.

GUI-based upgrade: Performing the Presentation Server upgrade

Silent upgrade: Performing the Presentation Server upgrade silently

Perform the post-upgrade tasks.
  1. Reinstall the Capacity Optimization plugin. For more information, see Reinstalling the Capacity Optimization plugin.
  2. Upgrade the out-of-the-box views that are installed in your environment. For more information, see Upgrading capacity views.
  3. (Optional): Re-create custom views in the TrueSight console. For more information, see Re-creating a custom view.

Step 4: Upgrade the Gateway Server

Step 5: Upgrade the Capacity Agents
TaskReference

Upgrade the Capacity Agent on Windows.

Performing the Capacity Agent upgrade on Windows

Upgrade the Capacity Agent on UNIX and Linux.Performing the Capacity Agent upgrade on UNIX and Linux