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The Content Packs tab allows you to combine certain BMC TrueSight IT Data Analytics artifacts such as saved searches, data patterns, and collection profiles into a content pack and enable importing and exporting functions. You can export a content pack to share it with others so that they can import it onto their BMC TrueSight IT Data Analytics instance and start using it immediately.

Content packs enable:

  • Customizing and reusing artifacts imported using content packs
  • Saving a backup copy of important artifacts (exported) outside the product in case of system failures

This topic contains the following information:

Viewing content packs

The Content Packs tab allows you to manage imported content packs. To access this tab, navigate to Administration > Content Packs. From here, you can perform the following actions:

ActionIconDescription
Import content pack

Import a content pack into your current BMC TrueSight IT Data Analytics instance.

For more information, see Importing a content pack.

Export content pack

Export the selected saved searches, data patterns, and collection profiles (as a zipped file) from your current BMC TrueSight IT Data Analytics instance.

For more information, see Exporting a content pack

View content packView details of the selected content pack.
Delete Content Pack 

Delete the selected content pack.

Before you confirm deletion of the content pack, you can view the list of saved searches, notifications, and data patterns (in use) associated with that content pack.

Notes:

  • When you delete a content pack, the saved searches, notifications, and collection profiles that are in use and are associated with that content pack are also deleted.
  • If the content pack is associated with a data pattern that is currently in use by a data collector, then that content pack is not available for deleting.

The Content Packs tab provides the following information:

FieldDescription
NameThe name of the imported content pack.
DescriptionThe description of the imported content pack.

Importing a content pack

  1. Navigate to Administration > Content Packs and click Import Content Pack.
  2. Click Browse next to the Import zipped file field to select the zipped file that you want to import.
  3. Click Preview to preview the file contents. On the left panel, click one of the artifacts to view its details on the right.
  4. Click Import.

Exporting a content pack

  1. Navigate to Administration > Content Packs and click Export Content Pack.
  2. Provide the following information:
    • Name: Provide a name to identify the content pack.
    • Description: Provide additional information such as the purpose of exporting the content pack.

  3. On the left panel, perform one of the following actions:
    • Select the artifacts (saved searches, data patterns, and collection profiles) that you want to export.
      You can select from artifacts that are globally available, which means available to all users or available by default, artifacts created by you, and artifacts imported through a content pack.

      Tip

      The saved searches appearing under the Self-created category are those that are created by the current user and are not shared (Make Public selection).

      The saved searches appearing under the Global category are those which are shared irrespective of the users who created them.

    • Search for an artifact by entering the artifact name in the search box and clicking Search Artifacts .

      Note

      You can view the details of an artifact by clicking it.

  4. Click Export.

Related topics

Managing data patterns

Managing saved searches

Managing collection profiles