The following illustration depicts the basic functional architecture for BMC TrueSight Operations Management with BMC TrueSight App Visibility Manager and BMC TrueSight Synthetic Monitor with Borland Silk Performer, BMC TrueSight Real End User Experience Monitoring Software Edition, and BMC TrueSight Infrastructure Management components providing data to the Presentation Server. With these data providers deployed, all functionality is enabled. This illustration does not cover all possible integrations.
For information about the possible deployment scenarios, see Deployment options for Operations Management.
Operations Management basic deployment with all data providers
The BMC TrueSight Operations Management solution provides the interface for monitoring data from product components, such as BMC TrueSight Infrastructure Management and BMC TrueSight App Visibility Manager. Authentication and permissions are provided by BMC Atrium Single Sign-On. The following table describes the purpose of each core component.
The TrueSight Presentation Server hosts the web-based TrueSight console functions and consumes data from various TrueSight products to provide a consolidated set of views for monitoring the infrastructure, real and synthetic applications, and capacity planning. In addition to data presentation, the Presentation Server performs functions such as role-based access control and data management functions such as storage and persistence.
|Presentation server overview|
The TrueSight console is hosted on the Presentation Server.
System administrators use the TrueSight console to configure the Presentation Server, to connect to the data providers, and to integrate with other products and components. System administrators can also use the TrueSight console to view the users and user groups defined in the Atrium SSO Admin Console.
IT Operations and other specialists use the TrueSight console to monitor applications, events, and devices, or to diagnose problems.
|BMC Atrium SSO Admin Console||System administrators use the BMC Atrium SSO Admin Console to and , which are viewable in the TrueSight console.|
The Infrastructure Management system enables event management, service impact management, performance monitoring, and performance analytics. For more details about this system and its components, see .
TrueSight Infrastructure Management basic architecture
|Infrastructure Management interfaces||Infrastructure Management provides additional interfaces for monitoring the data collected and processed by this system and for configuring and customizing the system.|
|Infrastructure Management Server|
The Infrastructure Management Server receives events and data from the following sources:
After the Infrastructure Management Server collects this information, it processes events and data using a powerful analytics engine and additional event processing instructions stored in its database. The Infrastructure Management Server can also leverage a service model (built within the Infrastructure Management Server or published from the BMC Atrium CMDB) to map data and events in context with business services. You can deploy one or more Infrastructure Management servers.
Integration Service hosts
|The Integration Service manages events from event sources such as BMC PATROL Agents, event adapters, and SNMP traps, and forwards performance data to the Infrastructure Management Server.|
Event and performance data
Events are collected from the following sources:
Performance data is collected from BMC PATROL Agents or from other sources such as BMC Portal and Microsoft System Center Operations Manager, using the appropriate adapters. Not all performance data has to be forwarded to the Infrastructure Management Server. Performance data can be collected and stored at the BMC PATROL Agents and visualized as trends in the Infrastructure Management console without streaming the data to the Infrastructure Management Server.
enables application monitoring so that IT Operations can proactively detect and isolate application performance issues from the end-user perspective before they negatively impact business reputation and revenue.
TrueSight App Visibility Manager basic architecture
|App Visibility Server|
The App Visibility Server comprises an App Visibility portal, one or more App Visibility collectors, and, optionally, one or more App Visibility proxies.
|Installing the App Visibility server components|
The App Visibility portal manages App Visibility collectors, the App Visibility proxy, and App Visibility agents. The App Visibility portal communicates with the associated App Visibility collectors to gather the application data to be sent to the Presentation Server and viewed in the TrueSight console.
App Visibility can send events either to a cell on the BMC TrueSight Infrastructure Management Server or to a Remote Cell.
The App Visibility collector receives data from one or more App Visibility agents. The App Visibility collector stores the information for the application that is monitored by the App Visibility agent. Each App Visibility collector has its own database, where all information is saved.
|(Optional) The App Visibility proxy receives and processesdata so that you can see end-to-end transaction time and availability, and browser page performance and availability on your web application. In the TrueSight console, IT Operations can examine end-user data through the User tier in the Application View.|
|App Visibility agent|
An App Visibility agent captures a sample of the transactions that have latency violations or errors. The captured data and the metrics data for the application server are sent to the App Visibility collector.
The following agents are available:
Through instrumentation by the App Visibility agents, the App Visibility proxy processes end-user performance and availability data and events. If users experience long transaction time, problematic AJAX requests, or errors, an event is sent to App Visibility Manager.
TrueSight Synthetic Monitor enables so that specialists can predict application health and user experience. Synthetic transaction monitoring enables you to manage your applications by executing complex business transactions and monitoring performance and functional behavior.
TrueSight Synthetic Monitor basic architecture
|Borland Silk Performer for TrueSight|
Borland Silk Performer is a utility that enables application specialists to record .ltz scripts that simulate user transactions.
The scripting utility also serves as an execution module to run scripts on the computer with the BMC Synthetic Transaction Execution Adapter (TEA) Agent.
Either Silk Performer for TrueSight or the Silk Performer SDK must be installed on every computer where the TEA Agent is installed.
|Borland Silk Performer SDK|
Execution module to run scripts on the computer with the BMC Synthetic Transaction Execution Adapter (TEA) Agent
If you install Silk Performer for TrueSight, it's not necessary to install the Silk Performer SDK.
See Silk Performer SDK Installation Guide for more details.
BMC Synthetic Transaction Execution Adapter (TEA) Agent
The Synthetic TEA agent runs synthetic scripts and transfers the results to the App Visibility collector.
Multiple TEA Agents can be installed on the same computer.
For installation instructions, see Installing a BMC Synthetic Transaction Execution Adapter Agent.
The Real End User Experience Monitoring Software Edition provides end user-centric performance monitoring that helps departments ensure the quality and availability of web-based applications, determine whether applications meet service-level objectives, and proactively find and fix problems.
TrueSight Real End User Experience Monitoring Software Edition basic architecture
The Cloud Probe sends information through the Real User Collector on a BMC Real End User Experience Monitoring system. The Cloud Probe is responsible for deciphering encrypted traffic in a secure way and applying rules to protect the confidentiality of application end users.
By deploying a Cloud Probe, BMC Real End User Experience Monitoring can monitor applications that are deployed in a public cloud environment, such as Amazon EC2, a private data center, or a hybrid deployment.
The Cloud Probe sends information through the Real User Collector. You must plan your distribution to the Real User Collector and Real User Cloud Probes, so that you know to which Real User Collector you will connect each Cloud Probe. The Cloud Probe service can capture HTTP or HTTPS traffic destined for the system on which it is hosted; it cannot capture traffic going out of the system.
Real User Collector
A Real User Collector captures traffic data from a tapping point between the application and the end user (for example, a network tap or a mirror port on a network switch) and makes it available to a Real User Analyzer.
Every BMC Real End User Experience Monitoring system must have at least one Collector component.
|Real User Analyzer|
The Analyzer organizes traffic data acquired from the Real User Collector component into segments, processes it, and provides usable information.
Every BMC Real End User Experience Monitoring Software Edition system must have at least one Analyzer component.