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A successful TrueSight Capacity Optimization deployment requires planning the architecture and installation environment. The following sections describe how to plan deployment and include worksheets to help you collect information:

Tip

To complete the worksheets, export this page to Microsoft Word or Microsoft Excel.

Planning the deployment architecture

To plan your TrueSight Capacity Optimization deployment architecture, read all of the topics in Deployment architecture and then complete the following deployment architecture planning worksheet.

Note

BMC recommends contacting Customer Support when sizing a TrueSight Capacity Optimization deployment. Complete the worksheet before contacting Customer Support.

Use the following worksheets to plan your deployment architecture.

Managed entities worksheet

Fill out the following worksheet for each type of managed entity.

 

Planning item

Value

Notes/tips

Entity type

 

Physical/virtual system, database instance, network link, or storage LUN.

Number of managed entities

 

For partitioned and virtual systems, includes the total number of managed entities (for example, AIX frames and LPARs, ESX cluster and hosts, and VMs).

Entities with workloads defined

 

The number of entities of this entity type for which you have defined workloads.

Number of workloads defined

 

The average number of workloads you have defined for each entity with defined workloads.

Number of business drivers

 

The number of business drivers.

Metric resolution for each type of managed entity and business driver

 

For example, 15 minutes, 30 minutes, 60 minutes.

ETL task worksheet

Fill out the following worksheet for each type of ETL you are deploying in your environment.

Planning item

Value

Notes/tips

ETL type

 

The ETL module.

Number of ETL tasks

 

The number of ETL tasks that are deployed for this ETL type.

Local or remote?

 

A local or remote ETL Engine schedules these ETL tasks.

Number of metrics

 

The number of metrics collected for each type of managed entity and business driver.

Metric resolution for each type of managed entity and business driver

 

For example, 15 minutes, 30 minutes, 60 minutes.

Managed systems aging policies worksheet

Note

If you are importing historical data, do not fill in this worksheet with the values for the historical data. Fill it in with the final aging policy values for after you import the historical data.

Data resolution

Value

Default value

Notes/tips

Detail

 

  • Short: 1 week
  • Medium: 2 weeks
  • Long: 1 month

The amount of time for which BMC TrueSight Capacity Optimization retains detail-level data for managed systems

Hourly

 

  • Short: 2 months
  • Medium: 4 months
  • Long: 6 months

The number of months for which BMC TrueSight Capacity Optimization retains hourly data for managed systems

Daily

 

  • Short: 4 months
  • Medium: 8 months
  • Long: 12 months

The number of months for which BMC TrueSight Capacity Optimization retains daily data for managed systems

Monthly

 

  • Short: 12 months
  • Medium: 24 months
  • Long: 36 months

The number of months for which BMC TrueSight Capacity Optimization retains monthly data for managed systems

Business driver aging policies worksheet

Fill out the following worksheet if you have defined workloads for your environment.

 

Note

If you are importing historical data, do not fill in this worksheet with the values for the historical data. Fill it in with the final aging policy values for after you import the historical data.

Data resolution

Value

Default value

Notes/tips

Detail

 

  • Short: 1 month
  • Medium: 1 month
  • Long: 1 month

The number of months for which BMC TrueSight Capacity Optimization retains detail-level data for business drivers

Hourly

 

  • Short: 12 months
  • Medium: 12 months
  • Long: 12 months

The number of months for which BMC TrueSight Capacity Optimization retains hourly data for business drivers

Daily

 

  • Short: 24 months
  • Medium: 24 months
  • Long: 24 months

The number of months for which BMC TrueSight Capacity Optimization retains daily data for business drivers

Monthly

 

  • Short: 120 months
  • Medium: 120 months
  • Long: 120 months

The number of months for which BMC TrueSight Capacity Optimization retains monthly data for business drivers

Users and reports worksheet

Planning item

Value

Notes/tips

Users

 

The expected number of concurrent BMC TrueSight Capacity Optimization users

Daily reports

 

The expected number of daily BMC TrueSight Capacity Optimization reports

Weekly reports

 

The expected number of weekly BMC TrueSight Capacity Optimization reports

Monthly reports

 

The expected number of monthly BMC TrueSight Capacity Optimization reports

Planning high availability

Read High availability considerations and then complete the following worksheet:

Host

Platform

High-availability configuration? (yes/no)

Configuration
(A/A or A/P)

Notes

ETL Engine Server

 

 

 

If you plan high availability for the ETL Engine server, the only configuration supported is A/P.

Application Server

 

 

 

If you plan high availability for the primary scheduler and data hub on the application server, the only configuration supported is A/P.

Database Server

 

 

 

You can select Oracle or PostgreSQL.

Presentation Server    

Planning the installation environment

Read System requirements and then complete the following worksheets:

 Installation environment planning worksheet for cohosted application and ETL Engine servers

Complete this worksheet when all application server and ETL Engine server components are hosted on a single computer or virtual machine.

Planning item

Value

Notes

OS

 

 

Number of CPU cores

 

 

CPU speed of each core

 

 

RAM

 

 

Disk space

 

 

Java (JDK/JRE)

 

 

Database

 

 

Web server

 

 

 Installation environment planning worksheet for each application server component host

Complete this worksheet for each computer or virtual machine that is hosting one or more application server components.

Planning item

Value

Notes

OS

 

 

Number of CPU cores

 

 

CPU speed

 

 

RAM

 

 

Disk space

 

 

Java (JDK/JRE)

 

 

Database

 

 

Web server

 

 

 Installation environment planning worksheet for each ETL Engine server component host

Complete this worksheet for each computer or virtual machine that is hosting one or more ETL Engine server components.

Planning item

Value

Notes

OS

 

 

Number of CPU cores

 

 

CPU speed

 

 

RAM

 

 

Disk space

 

 

Java (JDK/JRE)

 

 

Database

 

 

Local or remote (A Remote ETL Engine server connects to a

BMC TrueSight Capacity Optimization application

server via a WAN connection.)

  
 Installation environment planning worksheet for the database server

Planning item

Value

Notes

OS

 

 

Number of CPU cores

 

 

CPU speed

 

 

RAM

 

 

Disk space

 

 

Character set

 

 

Database

 

 

Oracle JVM?(yes/no)

 

 
Oracle Partitioning? (yes/no)  
PostgreSQL host name and port  
PostgreSQL username and password  
PostgreSQL datafile path