The Virtual Node Linker task connects a VM (an entity that is collected from the Hypervisor) to the corresponding virtual node (an entity that is collected from inside the VM) in Capacity Optimization. Data for these entities is imported from different ETLs, however, the execution sequence of these ETLs does not matter. The name of this relationship between the VM and virtual node entities is identified as GM_ASSOCIATED_TO_VN.
To access this task in the BMC TrueSight Capacity Optimization console, navigate to Administration > ETL & System Tasks > System Tasks and look for the Virtual Node Linker task in the System Task table.
The following concepts about the Virtual Node linker task are important to note:
The following figures show examples of the Virtual Node Linker task and relation in the Administration and Workspace tabs.
System task under Administration
Virtual Node Linker association in the Workspace