This section contains information about enhancements in version 2.0.00 of the BMC TrueSight IT Data Analytics product.
With version 2.0.00, you can compare the summary of search results displayed in the form of a timeline chart across different time contexts. The search query and time interval (search duration) that you select remain the same, but the time context changes to the previous day, the previous week, and so on. Access this feature from the Search > All Data page by clicking the three vertical dots next to All Data and selecting Compare Data. For more information, see Compare results.
The following new commands are added:
|editcollector||Allows you to add or delete tags to an existing data collector.|
|licensingreport||Extracts a license report that displays a list of host names used in the data collectors configured.|
The following changes are made to the existing commands:
|movecollectors||Use asterisk (*) as a wildcard character to substitute portions of the comma-separated list of data collector names.|
The following enhancements are added:
While exporting a content pack, you can set the minimal compatible version of the product. You cannot import the content pack on a product version that is earlier than the minimal compatible version.
When you preview a content pack, it's components are displayed in alphabetical order.
The following enhancements are added for data collectors, which are available on the Administration > Data Collectors tab:
|Receive over TCP/UDP data collector|
During creation of the Receive over TCP/UDP data collector, the following fields are populated with default values:
|Receive over TCP/UDP|
|Details regarding the list of data collectors configured|
The following changes apply to the Data Collectors page:
|Viewing and searching configured data collectors|
|Starting and stopping data collectors|
You can start or stop multiple data collectors simultaneously by using the Start Data Collector(s)and Stop Data Collector(s) icons available on the Data Collectors page.
In earlier versions, these icons were displayed next to each data collector under the Action column, and provided the capability of starting or stopping individual data collectors. With version 2.0.00, these icons have been moved to the top of the page and can be used for starting or stopping multiple data collectors simultaneously.
|Collection status history|
The collection status history can be viewed by selecting one of the data collectors and clicking Collection Status History.
With version 2.0.00, the collection status history provides additional details related to the count of records that were successfully indexed, rejected, and ignored. Also, you can see additional details for the last 10 polls. These details provide advanced information about each of the polls, such as the number of records indexed in the polls, the number of bytes indexed, the date and time when the polls were made, the time taken to make the poll, and so on.
|Data collection status|
|Overall data collection status|
The overall data collection status, available under the Poll Status column, is displayed based on some additional parameters. These changes are as follows:
|Simplified detection of matching data patterns|
While creating a data collector, auto-detection of matching data patterns and previewing results is simplified in the following ways:
(see individual data collector pages listed)
|Type-ahead suggestions for tag values|
Type-ahead suggestions are available for specifying tag values while you are creating data collectors. These suggestions are based on tag values that you specified in the past.
These suggestions are also available while you are creating hosts and collection profiles.
|Searching for data collected||After creating a data collector, you can click the Show Data Collectedicon that appears next to the data collector to search for the data collected by that data collector.||Viewing and searching configured data collectors|
|Advanced options for collecting data via scripts|
If you are using a custom script to collect data and that script requires the poll interval information, you can pass the poll interval information as an argument to the script.
This feature is available for the following data collectors:
|Monitor script output on Collection Agent|
|Monitor script output over SSH|
|You can run binary script files to collect data over an SSH connection.||Monitor script output over SSH|
Beginning with version 2.0.00, the following features are no longer available.
The following quick access items:
|On the Search page, under the timeline chart||Colored triangles marking the data collectors associated with the search results.|
|Search results area||Clicking a word in your search results to add it to the search criteria and perform a new search.|
The following list provides a list of the major documentation updates:
The following enhancements are added to simplify the product UI and improve the user experience:
Graphs on various pages of the product are capable of displaying legends. By default, the legend is hidden so that you can see a larger view of the graph. To display the legend, you need to select the Show Legend check box.
This feature applies to graphs displayed in the following areas:
|Graph displaying the data indexed over the last week on the Search tab.||Default dashboard page|
|Summarization chart displayed in the search results area.||Using the timeline and summarization charts|
|Chart View and Compare View displayed for tabular commands.||Search commands|
|Dashlets displaying graphs based on tabular commands.||Actions available for dashboards and dashlets|
With this version, you can perform the following functions:
|Install version 2.0.00 of the product with the enhancements and fixes provided.|
Upgrade from an older version of the product to version 2.0.00 of the product.
Note: Upgrading from version 1.0.00 is not supported; this applies even if you have upgraded to version 1.1.00.
Beginning with version 2.0.00, you can integrate with BMC TrueSight Operations Management 10.0. With this integration, you can cross-launch from BMC TrueSight Operations Management into BMC TrueSight IT Data Analytics to perform root-cause analysis. You can cross-launch from both applications and events. For more information, see Integrating with BMC TrueSight Operations Management.
The following enhancements are added:
New event type: While logging events on BMC ProactiveNet Performance Management, you can log events with the event severity set to WARNING.
Beginning with version 10.0.00, BMC ProactiveNet Performance Management is known as BMC TrueSight Infrastructure Management.
For more information, see Managing notifications.
The following enhancements are added:
stddevfunction. This function helps you obtain the standard deviation for the values of the field specified.
limitparameter can help you limit the number of results obtained and the
sortbyparameter can help you sort the results by one of the aggregate functions specified.
The following enhancements are added for improving the search experience:
The product checks against cross-site request forgery (CSRF) attacks and prevents them. For more information, see Security planning.
Beginning with version 2.0.00, the following enhancements are added:
Beginning with version 2.0.00, you do not need to perform any configurations for enabling security for the Console Server. You can use a secured connection for accessing the Console Server by replacing "http" with "https" in the console URL, and by replacing the port 9797 with 9443. For more information, see Enabling security for third-party certificates.
Version 2.0.00 introduces the Coalesce Data page, which provides a report summary indicating the pattern in which search results occur for a particular search query. This page helps you analyze your search results better and identify important patterns.
When you perform a search, by default, the search results are displayed on the All Data page. To see the coalesced results, click the three vertical dots (indicating a menu) next to All Data, and select Coalesce Data. The coalesced results are a list of grouped results (or data records) based on the data pattern.
The information available on the Coalesced Data page can help you determine the following information at a glance:
For more information, see Coalesced results.
The following enhancements are added for collecting Windows events:
|Script for enabling Windows event collection||You can enable the collection of Windows events on the target host by running a script (batch file). This script is available in the %BMC_ITDA_HOME%\utilities directory.||Enabling the target host for Windows event collection|
|New data collector for collecting events locally||A new data collector is available for collecting Windows events locally from the target host where the Collection Agent resides.||Monitor local Windows events|
|Existing data collector renamed|
The existing data collector for collecting Windows events is renamed to Monitor remote Windows events.
You can continue to use this data collector for collecting events both locally and remotely. However BMC recommends that you use this data collector for remote collection only.
|Monitor remote Windows events|