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The BMC TrueSight Infrastructure Management Server is a core component that receives events and data from various sources, including:

  • BMC PATROL Agents
  • Remote Cells
  • Third-party event and data sources

After the BMC TrueSight Infrastructure Management Server collects this information, it processes events and data using a powerful analytics engine and additional event processing instructions stored in its database. The BMC TrueSight Infrastructure Management Server can also leverage a service model (built within the BMC TrueSight Infrastructure Management Server or published from the Atrium CMDB) to map data and events in context with business services.

The BMC TrueSight Infrastructure Management Server configures and controls data and event collection, stores the data, and presents that data in the form of graphs, reports, views, and events in the operator console.

In a multiple-server environment, two or more single BMC TrueSight Infrastructure Management Server deployments independently manage specific parts of a large environment for data collection, event management, root cause analysis, and all other Infrastructure Management functionality. The multiple-server deployment usually includes a top level BMC TrueSight Infrastructure Management Server (called the BMC ProactiveNet Central Server) that is used only for global event visualization for all events across the environment. A BMC TrueSight Infrastructure Management Server that is passing events to the Central Server is called a BMC ProactiveNet Child Server. For more information, see Deployment architecture.

Note

Although BMC Event Adapters are also installed with the BMC TrueSight Infrastructure Management Server, BMC recommends that BMC Event Adapters not be used on the server. Event reception into Infrastructure Management must be configured on remote cells with adapters on those cells. 

The components that comprise the BMC TrueSight Infrastructure Management Server include:

  • BMC TrueSight Infrastructure Management Server Cell—the core event processing engine. It receives events from Remote Cells and/or adapters. For more information, see BMC TrueSight Infrastructure Management cell.
  • Administration Cell—a cell that accepts registration, configuration, and other events from BMC product components and applications. It then creates the component definitions based on the event information. The Administration Cell also maintains a service model of the Infrastructure Management infrastructure. For more information, see BMC TrueSight Infrastructure Management cell. 
  • Infrastructure Management Database — a database that stores objects collected by the BMC TrueSight Infrastructure Management Server. You can choose to use an Oracle database or the default, embedded Sybase ASA database. For more information about the database, see BMC Infrastructure Management database.
  • BMC Event Adapters—brings in events from other sources and prepares these events collected by the cell for processing. For more information, see BMC Event Adapters.
  • Infrastructure Management Self-monitoring Service—a local service dedicated to monitoring the health of the BMC TrueSight Infrastructure Management Server to ensure that the BMC TrueSight Infrastructure Management Server runs at peak performance.
  • Publishing Server—an application that publishes service models from the Atrium CMDB to the BMC TrueSight Infrastructure Management Server Cell. For more information see, Publishing Server.

Components installed with the BMC TrueSight Infrastructure Management Server

The following components are installed with the BMC TrueSight Infrastructure Management Server:

  • operator console
  • administration console
  • Infrastructure Management SLO Console
  • Infrastructure Management Central Monitoring Administration