This topic describes how to configure a BMC TrueSight Capacity Optimization ETL task to import performance and resource utilization data from the following data sources:
BMC TrueSight Capacity Optimization needs this data to provide Capacity-Aware Placement Advice (CAPA) and Cloud Capacity Visibility (CCV) services to BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management.
Because you can configure more than one ETL task based on the same ETL module, select a unique task group for each ETL task. For example, you can assign one ETL task to the London VMware vCenter Servers group and another to Paris VMware vCenter Servers, both based on the VMware Extractor Service ETL module.
To configure the VMware vCenter and Citrix XenServer ETL tasks to import performance data for BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management services (CAPA and CCV), perform the following task:
Configure the following ETL modules.
Note: It is recommended not to execute the ETLs for VMware and Xen Perf data before sharing the ETL lookup table with the BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management ETL task, as this causes problems with the lookup.
Click Save to save the ETL.
After you save the ETL, you can schedule it.
Schedule only one BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management ETL task to run on a specific cloud environment at any time.
For more information about managing ETL tasks, see Working with ETLs.
Before switching the ETL task to production mode, BMC recommends running it in test mode to validate results and ensure that data is imported as expected. In simulation mode, no actual data is imported into BMC TrueSight Capacity Optimization.
To configure an ETL task to run in simulation mode:
Click Run active configuration to manually run the ETL task. The execution may require some time, depending on the amount of data to be imported.
To verify that the first execution of the ETL task completed successfully, check its exit status and view the execution log by accessing the ETL tasks page under SCHEDULER on the Administration tab of the BMC TrueSight Capacity Optimization Console.
If the first execution in simulation mode was successful, edit the active run configuration to set Execute in simulation mode to no, and then run the ETL task to import data in BMC TrueSight Capacity Optimization.
To schedule the ETL task for future executions:
BMC recommends scheduling the ETL task to run once per hour.
For more information on managing ETL tasks, see Working with ETLs.