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The Benchmark Management node in the Administration tab allows you to view, download, and update benchmark data.

A benchmark is a way to compare different kinds of systems with respect to their performance under certain common workloads. Organizations regularly test, assign, and maintain benchmark values to systems submitted by vendors. BMC TrueSight Capacity Optimization provides a method to import these benchmark values.

Supported benchmarks

BMC TrueSight Capacity Optimization can automatically estimate the SPEC rating for physical standalone servers and Virtual Hosts, by using configuration metrics and a comprehensive library of SPEC ratings. This feature is applicable for all servers imported in the BMC TrueSight Capacity Optimization Data Warehouse through different data integrations (according to the availability of configuration data). In particular, this enables the automated estimation of SPEC ratings on servers imported from BMC ProactiveNet Performance Management.

SPEC ratings automatically assigned are available for several use cases: 

  • Consolidation scenarios based on SPEC rating
  • What-if simulation (hardware model change) in Time Forecasting Models and Queuing Network Models
  • Residual capacity estimation based on SPEC rating, provided through Virtualizations such as the vSphere and AIX views

The following table lists the benchmarks supported by this BMC TrueSight Capacity Optimization version. It also indicates which benchmarks are supported by new installations of this BMC TrueSight Capacity Optimization version, which ones are supported by upgrades from earlier versions of BMC TrueSight Capacity Optimization, and which ones are in the hardware library.

Benchmark

New installations

Upgrades

Hardware library

MIPS

(tick)

(tick)

(tick)

SPECINT2000

(tick)

(tick)

(tick)

SPECINT2006

(tick)

(tick)

(tick)

SPECINT95

(tick)

(tick)

(tick)

SPECINTRATE2000

(tick)

(tick)

(tick)

SPECINTRATE2006

(tick)

(tick)

(tick)

SPECINTRATE95

(tick)

(tick)

(tick)

SPEC CFP2000

(tick)

(tick)

(error)

SPEC CFP2000rate

(tick)

(tick)

(error)

SPEC CFP2006

(tick)

(tick)

(error)

SPEC CFP2006rate

(tick)

(tick)

(error)

SPEC CINT2000 [compatibility]

(error)

(tick)

(error)

SPEC CINT2000rate [compatibility]

(error)

(tick)

(error)

SPEC CINT2006 [compatibility]

(error)

(tick)

(error)

SPEC CINT2006rate [compatibility]

(error)

(tick)

(error)

SPEC CINT95 [compatibility]

(error)

(tick)

(error)

SPEC CINT95rate [compatibility]

(error)

(tick)

(error)

SPC-1

(tick)

(tick)

(error)

SPC-2

(tick)

(tick)

(error)

SPC-2_LDB

(tick)

(tick)

(error)

SPC-2_LFP

(tick)

(tick)

(error)

SPC-2_VOD

(tick)

(tick)

(error)

TPC-C

(tick)

(tick)

(error)

Benchmarks designated provide backward compatibility to earlier versions of BMC TrueSight Capacity Optimization. BMC strongly recommends that you do not use these benchmarks in new consolidation models, time forecasting models, and so on.

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