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The following figure and supporting instructions illustrate the high level process for using the BMC TrueSight IT Data Analytics product in your environment.

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In the normal course of analyzing your data, you can perform the following steps:

  1. Search the data indexed and investigate your issue.
  2. Save the search to monitor suspected event trends.
  3. Perform one or more of the following actions:
    • Create custom dashboards to see a real-time graphical summary of your search results
    • Create a notification to perform the following actions:
      • Send email alerts for abnormalities identified, with or without an attached PDF report that contains a summary of your search results.
      • Log events into the supported external systems.

For more information about using the various functions available, see the following topics:

Log on to the BMC TrueSight IT Data Analytics product to start using the various capabilities availableAccessing the console
Understand the various functions available on the Search tab. This includes information about the various ways of searching the data to investigate issues, building the search syntax correctly, search tips, examples of search string results, various kinds of search results, and so on.Search tab
Use advanced search commands to more effectively search and analyze your dataSearch commands
Save searches to monitor data for an extended period of time and then use the saved searches to generate notifications or create custom dashboardsManaging saved searches
Create custom dashboards to see a graphic representation of the data, enabling you to spot trends or gain a better perspective about data occurrence or frequencyManaging dashboards

To understand how to manage user level settings such as changing the password, setting an email ID, and changing the search results page size, see Managing user settings.