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BMC TrueSight Capacity Optimization 10.0 provides important product updates and several product enhancements.
For information about issues corrected in this release, see Issues tables.
For more information, refer to the following sections:
BMC TrueSight Capacity Optimization provides the following major enhancements.
|Views||Capacity Planner / End User|
|Technology updates||Administrator / Developer|
|Administrator / Developer|
This section describes enhancements related to TrueSight Capacity Optimization analytical capabilities.
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.
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.
This section describes enhancements related to TrueSight Capacity Optimization integration of data sources.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This section describes enhancements related to TrueSight Capacity Optimization views.
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.
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:
|AIX Data Explorer views||Solaris Data Explorer views||XenServer Data Explorer views|
|HP-UX Data Explorer views||KVM Data Explorer views||vSphere Data Explorer views|
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
This section describes topics related to technology updates.
The following technologies have been updated to reduce vulnerability:
The following additional Operation Systems are now supported by the BMC TrueSight Capacity Optimization Application Server:
Red Hat Enterprise Linux
For a complete list of supported Operating Systems, see Software requirements.
The following additional databases are now supported by the BMC TrueSight Capacity Optimization Application Server:
|Oracle (client)||12c R1|
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.
This section describes topics related to installation and administration.
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.
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.
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.
This section describes topics related to developing.
The following table lists the customer requested enhancements included in this release.
|QM001706331||Added support in the UI to delete the entities imported by an ETL including Entity catalog, Lastcounter, and hierarchy transactions.|
|QM001806779||Added support to install the product from a read-only installation image.|
|QM001750372||Added the ETL name in the breadcrumb link for the Run configuration page of an ETL.|
|QM001755157||Added blacklist to the filter import functionality for VMware - vCenter Extractor Service ETL. For more information, see VMware vCenter.|
Updated the task chain feature to disable:
Added support to identify file name of a patch in the Administration > SYSTEM > Maintenance > Patches tab. For more information, see Managing Patches.
|QM001757761||Added functionality to reconcile entities. For more information, see Entity catalogs.|
|QM001766925||Added 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.|
|QM001772721||Added functionality to delete multiple entities in a catalog.|
|QM001779909||The component status for a system includes RSERVER and NRTWH logs.|
|QM001780297||Added functionality to create a capacity pool of type storage pool and storage pool based on tags. For more information, see Working with capacity pools.|
|QM001783894||Upgraded installer to remove ambiguity in component installation on a secondary server.|
|QM001784947||Improved usability in the Task chain management feature.|
|QM001784985||For an ETL that is part of a task chain, added support to schedule the ETL without unscheduling the task chain.|
Replaced the shared lookup functionality with an Entity Catalog feature. For more information, see Entity catalogs.
|Upgraded the embedded Apache HTTP Server to version 2.4.10. This resolves most of the vulnerabilities encountered in previous versions of Apache.|
|QM001789847||Added public views to report the domain configuration data.|
|QM001790379||Added 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.|
|QM001803410||Added support to specify a failover tolerance for Clusters. This functionality is currently limited to indicators and reservations.|
|QM001808423||Added a select option against each resource and sub-resource to add it a quick analysis.|
|QM001811961||Available Memory (|
|QM001815465||Added support to select top 15 subresources for quick analysis.|
|QM001817475||Added public views for application configuration metrics.|
|QM001820600||Added 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.|
|QM001821756||Added support to identify pool names with hosts on AIX.|
|QM001823066||Added custom statistics for a correlation analysis in Public Views.|
|QM001827704||Added the following Windows metrics: |
|QM001827766||Added support to have a custom data collection frequency for a specific metric in the vCenter Service Extractor.|
|QM001829368||Improved VM Future Saturation by using the memory metrics instead of hypervisor metrics for a guest VM.|
|QM001850731||Added a |
|QM001855054||Added 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.|
|QM001859534||Removed 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|