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The BMC CLM view enables you to view manage the capacity of cloud entities such as virtual clusters, network containers, compute and datatore pools, and pods in your cloud environment.

For more information, refer to the following sections:

Before you begin

Before you can begin to use the BMC CLM View, ensure that you have completed the tasks in Installing and verifying the BMC CLM View.

Overview of cloud entities

The BMC CLM view provides an overview of available capacity, utilization, trends, and residual capacity in terms of CPU, virtual CPU, memory, and data storage space for each logical cloud entity. It is based on cloud database structures and enables you to:

  • Track the capacity of each cloud entity in the cloud environment (pods, network containers, pools and clusters)
  • Identify resource bottlenecks
  • Discover underutilized resources
  • Track resources that are, or will soon be, experiencing capacity shortfalls

Basic entities contained in a cloud are:

  • Pool: A collection of basic cloud objects such as virtual hosts, virtual clusters, and virtual resources.
  • Pod: A logical container that comprises one or more pools and the additional resources needed to create the cloud environment, such as network containers and storage infrastructure.
  • Network container: Provides a secure logical separation of resources within a pod.

The following figure shows the BMC CLM view.

BMC CLM Cloud dashboard

Note

The BMC CLM Cloud view is preconfigured, and can be customized only by an administrator.

Certified data sources

The certified data sources for BMC CLM Cloud in BMC TrueSight Capacity Optimization are:

  • vCenter Historical Extractor or vCenter Extractor Service
  • XenServer Extractor

This means that all views in BMC CLM Cloud populate and display data for Xen and VMware resources only.

For more information on BMC CLM View, refer to the following topics:

Related topics

Installing and verifying the BMC CLM View

Integrating with Cloud Lifecycle Management

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