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BMC TrueSight Capacity Optimization 10.0 provides important product updates and several product enhancements.

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For information about issues corrected in this release, see Issues tables.

For more information, refer to the following sections:

Features and updates

BMC TrueSight Capacity Optimization provides the following major enhancements.

Area

UpdatesUser Persona
AnalyticsCapacity Planner
IntegrationsAdministrator
ViewsCapacity Planner / End User
Technology updatesAdministrator / Developer
AdministrationAdministrator

Developing
Administrator / Developer

Analytics

This section describes enhancements related to TrueSight Capacity Optimization analytical capabilities.

Reservation aware capacity management

Reservations are a new construct that allow you to take into account expected demand from future projects into the capacity management process. Reservations enable you to ensure that adequate capacity for new projects is reserved, additional capacity is on-boarded as required by these projects, and that adequate visibility on the real spare capacity is provided to all stakeholders, when committed projects are taken into account. For more information on how to use this feature, see Reservations.

Virtual Planner enhancements

You can now create, edit, and use System templates to represent hypothetical systems that are planned to be deployed as part of a virtualization scenario. For more information, see Virtual Planner.

Moreover, additional time filter options are now available from the settings page. For more information, see Virtual Planner settings.

Integrations

This section describes enhancements related to TrueSight Capacity Optimization integration of data sources.

OpenStack ETL

A new out-of-the-box ETL module has been added to help manage your OpenStack cloud environments. This ETL leverages OpenStack Nova APIs to integrate cloud constructs and relationships into BMC TrueSight Capacity Optimization to provide capacity visibility on OpenStack-based clouds. For more information on how to configure and use this ETL, see OpenStack - OpenStack API Extractor.

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization ETL

A new out-of-the-box ETL module has been added to help manage Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV) environments. This ETL leverages Red Had REST API exposed by the RHEV Manager. For more information on how to configure and use this ETL, see Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization - Extractor service.

VMware vCenter ETLs

Additional filter options for white listing and black listing have been added to the ETL module for VMware vCenter ETL that provide the ability to filter clusters and top-level hosts. For more information on how to configure and use this ETL see VMware vCenter.

Entity catalogs

The new Entity catalog panel now provides a better way to ensure that different ETL modules are referring to same entities, with respect to the notion of "shared lookup tables" previously used in previous versions of the product. For more information on creating and managing these catalogs, see Entity catalogs.

Configuration of external database connections

Database connections to external databases used by ETL modules can now be configured more easily. For more information on creating these connections, see External DB connections.

Views

This section describes enhancements related to TrueSight Capacity Optimization views.

Capacity Pools view

The new Capacity Pools view provide the ability to visualize key indicators of capacity usage, risk and efficiency associated to Capacity Pools. Capacity Pools are new constructs that represent aggregations of capacity containers (e.g. vSphere clusters) based on different criteria. For more information, see Capacity Pools View.

Data Explorer view

All the Virtualization views have been enriched with new Data Explorer pages that provide better visibility thanks to additional charts for key metrics and drill-down from summary views.

For more information, see the following:

Time filter options

BMC TrueSight Capacity Optimization views have two additional time filter options (Yesterday and Last 7 days), in addition to the existing default of Last 30 days. For more information, see any of the Views.

Technology updates

This section describes topics related to technology updates.

General technology updates

The following technologies have been updated to reduce vulnerability:

  • Apache 2.4.10
  • Java Runtime Environment 1.8.25
  • OpenSSL 1.0.1i
  • Tomcat 7.0.56

Operating System support

The following additional Operation Systems are now supported by the BMC TrueSight Capacity Optimization Application Server:

Operating System

Version

Supported Architecture

Red Hat Enterprise Linux

7.x

x86_64

Linux CentOS

7.x

x86_64

For a complete list of supported Operating Systems, see Software requirements.

Database support

The following additional databases are now supported by the BMC TrueSight Capacity Optimization Application Server:

DatabaseVersion
PostgreSQL9.3.x
Oracle (client)12c R1

Note

The current compatibility offering for the PostgreSQL database supports only small/medium environments handling up to 25 million records per day.

For a complete list of supported databases, see Database requirements.

Administration

This section describes topics related to installation and administration.

Alternative database backend

An alternative database (PostgreSQL) can now be selected as BMC TrueSight Capacity Optimization database backend in addition to Oracle. An installation option is provided while installing the Application Server. For more information, see Installing Application Server and components.

IPv6 support

BMC TrueSight Capacity Optimization now can manage "pure" (no dual stack configuration) IPv6 environments also when BMC TrueSight Capacity Optimization Agents are deployed. A network configuration option is provided while installing the Gateway Server. For more information, see Installing Gateway Server and components.

Notification area for errors

A new notification area has been added to the Welcome page. This area provides a quick view of the failures and warnings in the system. You can click an error to diagnostic information. For more information, see Getting Started with the Console.

Developing

This section describes topics related to developing.

Additional Public views

Web services enhancements

The following web services have been updated and now use the RESTful protocol: Search API, Time forecast model API, and Backend Control API.

Customer requested enhancements

The following table lists the customer requested enhancements included in this release.

Tracking NumberDescription
QM001706331Added support in the UI to delete the entities imported by an ETL including Entity catalog, Lastcounter, and hierarchy transactions.
QM001806779Added support to install the product from a read-only installation image.
QM001750372Added the ETL name in the breadcrumb link for the Run configuration page of an ETL.
QM001755157Added blacklist to the filter import functionality for VMware - vCenter Extractor Service ETL. For more information, see VMware vCenter.
QM001755988

Updated the task chain feature to disable:

  • configuration editing if a task is part of a scheduled chain
  • adding the same task to multiple chains.
QM001756770

Added support to identify file name of a patch in the Administration > SYSTEM > Maintenance > Patches tab. For more information, see Managing Patches.

QM001757761Added functionality to reconcile entities. For more information, see Entity catalogs.
QM001766925Added time filter functionality in the Data Explorer sections of Virtualization views. You can filter based on Last 7 days, Last 30 days, Yesterday, From-To, and predefined Time filter options.
QM001772721Added functionality to delete multiple entities in a catalog.
QM001779909The component status for a system includes RSERVER and NRTWH logs.
QM001780297Added functionality to create a capacity pool of type storage pool and storage pool based on tags. For more information, see Working with capacity pools.
QM001783894Upgraded installer to remove ambiguity in component installation on a secondary server.
QM001784947Improved usability in the Task chain management feature.
QM001784985For an ETL that is part of a task chain, added support to schedule the ETL without unscheduling the task chain.
QM001786304

Replaced the shared lookup functionality with an Entity Catalog feature. For more information, see Entity catalogs.

QM001789780,
QM001789783
Upgraded the embedded Apache HTTP Server to version 2.4.10. This resolves most of the vulnerabilities encountered in previous versions of Apache.
QM001789847Added public views to report the domain configuration data.
QM001790379Added support to the vSphere View to display view VM data based on cluster and host. Added a VMs tab in the Virtual Machines section of vSphere View. For more information, see VMs.
QM001803410Added support to specify a failover tolerance for Clusters. This functionality is currently limited to indicators and reservations.
QM001808423Added a select option against each resource and sub-resource to add it a quick analysis.
QM001811961Available Memory (MEM_AVAILABLE) metric is added for an AIX SPLPAR.
QM001815465Added support to select top 15 subresources for quick analysis.
QM001817475Added public views for application configuration metrics.
QM001820600Added Data Mart ID in the dependencies selection option for an SQL Data Mart. Now you can view Data Mart ID in addition to the Data Mart Name for an SQL Data Mart.
QM001821756Added support to identify pool names with hosts on AIX.
QM001823066Added custom statistics for a correlation analysis in Public Views.
QM001827704Added the following Windows metrics: MEM_PAGE_FAULT_RATE, MEM_PAGE_IN_RATE, MEM_PAGE_OUT_RATE, MEM_POOL_PAGED, MEM_NONPOOL_PAGED, MEM_POOL_PAGED_CALL, and MEM_NONPOOL_PAGED_CALL.
QM001827766Added support to have a custom data collection frequency for a specific metric in the vCenter Service Extractor.
QM001829368Improved VM Future Saturation by using the memory metrics instead of hypervisor metrics for a guest VM.
QM001850731Added a STATUS column for Public Views to identify if a model is golden or not.
QM001855054Added a Generic increase/decrease (absolute) event for time forecasting model to apply an absolute quantity for the forecast metrics. For a scenario containing multiple resources, the selected resource provides the unit of measure for the addition.
QM001859534Removed the mail settings and User account options for a fresh installation when Basic Security is selected. The best1_user account is not deleted if you are upgrading

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