This section answers some frequently asked questions about BMC TrueSight Operations Management Reporting.
Install separate Report Engines for each BMC TrueSight Infrastructure Management Child server. You need not install Report Engine for BMC TrueSight Infrastructure Management Central Server.
Yes, you can install BMC TrueSight Infrastructure Management Server and Report Engine in different time zones. If you have installed multiple Report Engines, ensure that server hosts for all Report Engines are in same time zone.
No, Report Engine does not display real-time data. There may be delay of few minutes for Event and Impact data, and delay of approximately two hours for performance data.
Yes, you can feed the Report Engine data for different Reporting system other than SAP BusinessObjects. BMC can provide Reporting schema details on request. However, BMC does not support any changes in Reporting schema.
Yes, BMC TrueSight Operations Management Reporting 10.0 supports SAP BusinessObjects 4.1 SP3 Patch 3.
Reporting 10.0 uses UNX type universe and Reporting 9.0 and prior versions use UNV type universe. Therefore, you must migrate your custom reports created with Reporting 9.0 or prior versions to work with Reporting 10.0.
Reporting collects three types of data: Event, Impact and Performance.
No, Reporting uses table partitioning on enterprise edition database to store fact data. As tables cannot be converted from partitioned to non-partitioned or vice versa, you cannot change database edition.
Report Engine supports three types of Oracle database: Oracle Enterprise Edition with partitioning, Oracle Enterprise Edition without partitioning, and Oracle Standard Edition.
For large environment, BMC recommends to use Oracle Enterprise Edition with partitioning. Report Engine installed with Oracle Enterprise Edition with partitioning utilizes partitioning feature for storing the fact data. The fact data tables are partitioned on the date column and separate partitions are created for each day’s data. This enhances the performance for purging and summarization of data.
Aggregated on BMC TrueSight Infrastructure Management Server
Aggregated on Report Engine from STATS_DATA
Uses different aggregation function for different attributes.
For example: it calculates high value using 90% percentile and low value using 10% percentile.
Uses standard aggregation functions such as Min, Max, and Avg
It is recommended to turn off rate data collection if you do not have custom report for rate data. In Reporting 10.0, rate data is disabled by default.
SELECT ON MSDB permission is required during Report Engine installation and executing of JOB (pr_analyze_configtables_once), which analyzes config data table for the first time. Installer requires this permission to verify whether an existing job is available. After successful installation and successful running of the JOB (pr_analyze_configtables_once), you can revoke this permission. If you are installing multiple Report Engines, you can revoke this permission after all the Report Engines have installed successfully. BMC recommends you to revoke the permission after 24 hours of installation.