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This topic provides information about the various configurations that you must perform after installing the product.

Before you begin

You must have successfully completed the following procedures:

For more information on configuring BMC Capacity Optimization after an install or an upgrade, refer to the following sections in this topic:

General settings for Data Warehouse

You can configure attributes for the BMC Capacity Optimization Warehousing engine, that launches multiple threads for warehousing activities. For details, see Data Warehouse.

Configuring the correct port

When you change the port for Apache web server configuration, you must also modify the Capacity Optimization Console URL field under Administration > System > Global configuration > General to ensure that the BPPM integration launch-in-context from events works correctly.

If you do not update the field, the URL that gets embedded in the event points to the wrong port, causing the launch to fail.

(Optional) Specifying custom database passwords

The default passwords for the following BMC Capacity Optimization database users are:

Database userDefault password





If you want to modify these passwords, you must define them in the system configuration. To do so, perform the following task:

  1. In BMC Capacity Optimization console, navigate to the General tab under Administration > System > Global configuration.
  2. Click Edit.
  3. For Database Password (Schema Owner) or Database Password for Advanced Reports, type the modified passwords.
  4. Click Save.

Email notifications and SNMP trap settings

BMC recommends configuring mail notifications. For more information, see Global configuration.

LDAP, Datahub and Memory usage settings

Memory usageMemory usage settings

Partitioning period for peak performance settings

When table partitioning is enabled, you can improve the performance of the BMC Capacity Optimization data warehouse by adjusting the Aging Configuration.

The partitioning period (amount of time, in days, according to which BMC Capacity Optimization tables are partitioned) is an important parameter that can improve data warehouse performance. Tuning partitions properly can improve SQL query execution and speed up BMC Capacity Optimization.

(Optional) Manual Start and Stop commands for BMC Capacity Optimization

After the initial installation, BMC Capacity Optimization components start automatically.


To manually start, stop, or restart BMC Capacity Optimization as a cpit user

  1. Go to the $CPITBASE directory.
  2. Type the following command:
    ./cpit start|stop|restart

To manually start, stop, or restart a single component

Type the following command followed by the appropriate component name:

./cpit start|stop|restart [web|scheduler|servicecontainer|datahub|dataccum|all]

OS start-up settings

To add BMC Capacity Optimization to your OS start-up queue, perform the following task:

  1. Copy $CPITBASE/caplan to /etc/init.d.
  2. Assign execution permissions to the file.
  3. Run the command that places a service in auto-startup. For example, on Red Hat Linux, type:
    chkconfig caplan on