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This topic describes how you can configure the integration of the following BMC Capacity Optimization features with BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management 3.0 and 3.1, to manage capacity and provide placement advice, manage virtual machines and their capacity in a cloud environment, and perform chargeback.

FeatureDescription
Capacity-Aware Placement Advice

Provides real-time recommendations for placement of new workloads on your cloud when provisioning it with BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management. These recommendations are based on available and forecasted capacity.

Cloud Capacity Visibility

Enables you to view and manage the capacity of cloud entities such as virtual clusters, network containers, pools, and pods in your cloud environment. Also provides an overview of available capacity, utilization, trends, and residual capacity in terms of CPU, virtual CPU, memory, and data storage space.

Chargeback

Provides support for defining and visualizing chargeback information, for example, cost models and target hierarchies, and automatically generating chargeback reports in different formats.

For detailed information on configuring the integration of these BMC Capacity Optimization features with BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management 3.0 and 3.1, refer to the following sections in this topic:

Compatibility

The table given below depicts the BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management versions that are compatible with the various BMC Capacity Optimization 9.0.x versions.

BMC Capacity Optimization versionBMC Cloud Lifecycle Management version
2.02.13.03.13.1
SP1
3.1
SP1
Patch 1
9.0(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick)(error)(error)
9.0 Service Pack 1(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick)(error)(error)
9.0 Service Pack 2(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick)(error)(error)
9.0 Service Pack 3(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick)(error)
9.0 Service Pack 4(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick)

Capacity-Aware Placement Advice performance and resource utilization data can be imported only from the following data sources:

  • VMware vCenter: For environments based on VMware
  • Citrix XenServer: For environments based on XenServer

Before you configure the integration of features

Before you can configure each of the features mentioned in the preceding section, you need to deploy the BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management integration in BMC Capacity Optimization, and configure the appropriate ETL tasks to import BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management data into BMC Capacity Optimization.

To perform these operations, you are required to complete the following tasks:

To complete task

See

Integrate BMC Capacity Optimization with BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management 3.0 or 3.1

Integrate BMC Capacity Optimization with BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management 2.0 or 2.1

To configure ETLs to import BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management data into BMC Capacity Optimization

Configuring the integration of features

After you have completed the tasks mentioned in the preceding section, you are ready to configure the integration of each BMC Capacity Optimization feature with BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management.

Only after you complete the following integration and deployment tasks for each feature, can you begin using them in BMC Capacity Optimization. The following table lists all tasks required to accomplish this.

To accomplish task

See

Configuring the Capacity-Aware Placement Advice service

Deploying and configuring the Cloud Capacity Visibility view

Integrating and installing Chargeback

After you configure the integration of features

After integrating each of the features as described in the preceding section, you are ready to begin using them in BMC Capacity Optimization.

For detailed information on how to use each of these features, refer to the following topics:

To use feature

See

Using the Capacity-aware Placement Advice service

Using and managing the Capacity-Aware Placement Advice service in BMC Capacity Optimization

Using the Cloud Capacity Visibility view

Using and managing the Cloud Capacity Visibility view in BMC Capacity Optimization

Using Chargeback for BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management

Using and managing Chargeback for BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management

Related topics

To accomplish task

See

Administering the integration of features