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    BMC TrueSight Capacity Optimization 10.3.00 provides several product updates and enhancements.

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    For information about issues corrected in this release, see Known and corrected issues.

    New features and enhancements

    FeatureDescriptionUI navigation

    Integrations

    New integration with BMC TrueSight IT Data Analytics

    A new ETL module has been provided to import application events from BMC TrueSight IT Data Analytics 1.0, 1.1, and 2.0. The application events are used as business drivers to support what-if scenarios. For more information, see BMC - TrueSight IT Data Analytics extractor.

     

     

     

     

    Administration > ETL & System tasks > ETL tasks

     

     

    New integration with Amazon Web Services API

    A new ETL module has been added to import performance, capacity, and configuration metrics related to the Amazon Web Service instances. This ETL module also provides the capability to collect custom metrics using user-defined JSON files. For more information, see Amazon Web Services - AWS API Extractor.

    Enhanced integration with BMC Atrium CMDB

    Filtering options for white listing and black listing of systems are now available for the ETL module to BMC Atrium CMDB. For more information, see BMC - Atrium CMDB extractor.

    Enhanced integration to BMC TrueSight Operations Management

    The ETL module for BMC TrueSight Operations Management can now import LPAR metrics for AIX PowerVM systems, without requiring any configuration of HMC. For more information, see BMC - TrueSight Operations Management 9.0/9.5/9.6/10.0 extractor.

    The ETL module for BMC TrueSight Operations Management now supports KVM system metrics. For more information, see BMC - TrueSight Operations Management 9.0/9.5/9.6/10.0 extractor.

    Enhanced integration with OpenStack

    The ETL module for OpenStack is now available as a Service ETL. For more information, see OpenStack - OpenStack API Extractor Service.

    The ETL module for OpenStack also provides support for leveraging the Ceilometer API. For more information, see OpenStack Clouds - Support for Ceilometer.

    Reservations

    Enhanced platform support for Reservations


     
    Reservation analytics now support KVM and AIX PowerVM Shared Processor Pools as targets. For more information, see Reservations. -


    New integration mechanism for importing reservations from external systems

     

    A new ETL module has been added to import reservations from XML files. For more information, see Generic - Reservation XML file parser. For more information about the required XML format, see Preparing to integrate XML files

     

    Administration > ETL & System tasks > ETL tasks

    New Reservation APIs are also provided to import Reservations. For more information, see Reservations API. The administration section has been enhanced to provide visibility on the service supporting the new Reservation APIs.  For more information, see Viewing backend services. 

    Administration > Components > Backend Services




    Enhancements to Reservation Analytics

    The ability to allocate and manage resource quotas allocated to Tenants has been added. For more information, see Tenants.Reservations > Tenants

    The ability to create a Reservation by directly specifying required resources without having to use templates has been added.

    Reservations > Add Reservation

    High Availability and Disaster Recovery can be specified as additional requirements for Reservations. An out-of-the-box placement rule is available for considering these requirements when you are managing Reservations. For more information, see High Availability and Disaster Recovery configuration.

    Reservations > Add Reservation
    You can now specify a resource threshold at the Capacity Pool level. For more information, see Policies.Reservations > Capacity Pools

    Capacity Containers, introduced in version 10.0, have been renamed for better clarity to Reservation Targets. For more information, see Reservation Targets.

    Reservations > Reservation Targets

    Other Analytics

    New metric formulas

    You can create new metrics based on custom formulas derived from collected metrics, which can be used in Analysis and Quick Analysis. For more information, see Formulas.

    Administration > Data WareHouse > Formulas

    New capability for importing externally-forecasted values to be used in Analysis

    You can import externally-forecasted values, which can be used in Analysis. For more information, see the following topics:

    Workspace > All Domains > Domain > Works > Analysis

    New chart type to compare resource behavior for two time periods in Analysis

    You can compare resource behavior for two time periods (for example, two weeks or two months) in Analysis. For more information, see Time filter tab and Editing an analysis.Workspace > All Domains > Domain > Works > Analysis

    New chart options for Analysis

    Additional chart options are available for Analysis, such as define line styles, customize legend details, and position and create custom legends. For more information, see Chart Options tab and Editing an analysis.

     

    Workspace > All Domains > Domain > Works > Analysis

    You can configure an analysis with multiple Y-axes to compare the relative values of KPIs. For more information, see Chart Options tab and Editing an analysis.

    Improvements to usability of Time Forecasting Models

    You can customize charts and set the color, stroke and shape of all the series in the Time Forecasting Model scenario. For more information, see the following topics:

    Workspace > All Domains > Domain > Works > Time Forecasting Model > Scenario

    Views

    New OpenStack view

    A new out-of-the-box Cloud view for OpenStack-based cloud infrastructures has been added. This view provides the capacity visibility at all levels of the Openstack Cloud, such as Cloud, Regions, Availability Zones, Host Aggregates, Hypervisors, Instance Types (and Flavors) and Tenants. For more information, see OpenStack.

    Views > Cloud > OpenStack
    Administration
    New configuration for granular retention policies

    Retention policies can be configured for a specific set of metrics and ETLs. For more information, see Aging configuration.

    Administration > Data Warehouse > Aging Configuration

    Troubleshooting

    Error codes

    Additional error codes have been introduced to assist with the troubleshooting of Installation and Reservations issues. For more information, see Error codes.-

    Product version support

    SupportDescription
    Operating System
    BMC TrueSight Capacity Optimization Application Server and ETL Server can be installed on Red Hat Linux 7.1, Oracle Linux 7.1, CentOS 7.1 and SUSE Linux Enterprise 12.0. For more information, see Software requirements.
    BMC TrueSight Capacity Optimization Agent and Gateway Server can be installed on Red Hat Linux 7.1, Oracle Linux 7.1, and CentOS 7.1. For more information, see Software requirements.

    Database

    BMC TrueSight Capacity Optimization Application Server and ETL Server can be installed on a PostgreSQL 9.4 database. For more information, see Database requirements.

    Updated product support

    Managed System / Integrated solutionDescription

    OpenStack

    OpenStack versions Juno and Kilo are now supported. For more information, see OpenStack - OpenStack API Extractor Service.

    VMware vSphere

    VMware vSphere version 6.0 is now supported. For more information, see VMware vCenter.

    BMC TrueSight Operations Management

    The ETL module for BMC TrueSight Operations Management now supports version 10.0. For more information, see BMC - TrueSight Operations Management 9.0/9.5/9.6/10.0 extractor.

    BMC Atrium CMDB

    The ETL module for BMC Atrium CMBD now supports versions 8.1.02 and 9.0. For more information, see BMC - Atrium CMDB extractor.

    BMC Atrium Discovery and Dependency Mapping

    The ETL module for BMC Atrium Discovery and Dependency Mapping (ADDM) now supports versions 10.0, 10.1, and 10.2. For more information, see BMC - Atrium Discovery and Dependency Mapping (ADDM) extractor.

    BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management

    The ETL modules for BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management now support version 4.5. For more information, see BMC - Cloud Lifecycle Management 4.0, 4.1, and 4.5.

    BMC Atrium Single Sign-On

    BMC Atrium Single Sign-On versions 8.1 and 9.0 are now supported. For more information, see Configuring BMC TrueSight Capacity Optimization with BMC Atrium Single Sign-On.

    Installation enhancements

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    Installation

    The installation files can now be used to install BMC TrueSight Capacity Optimization on any Linux platform. For more information, see Downloading the installation files and Installing Application Server and components.

    Migration

    An out-of-the-box utility is now available to help migrate BMC TrueSight Capacity Optimization installations from an existing server to a new server even if these servers use different platforms. For more information, see Server migration.


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