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This topic contains information about the enhancements and features introduced in version 10.0 of the BMC TrueSight Infrastructure Management product:

Infrastructure Management architectural changes

The following changes in the Infrastructure Management architecture:

  • Infrastructure Management is now deployed as part of BMC TrueSight Operations Management .
  • The Infrastructure Management Central Server has been replaced by the Presentation Server that is installed with Operations Management.

    Note

    In this release, the Central Server has been replaced by the Presentation Server for most deployments; however, a Central Server is still required for distributed service models and for the BMC Cloud Lifecyle integration. For details, see Exceptions requiring a Central Server deployment

  • There are no child servers in Operations Management. Operations Management data comes from the Infrastructure Management Servers and BMC TrueSight App Visibility servers.

  • Although you can install a standalone Infrastructure Management server, you can only use the Infrastructure Management functionality with a Presentation Server.

  • Central Monitoring Administration is now hosted on the Presentation Server and is accessible through the TrueSight console and not through Infrastructure Management.
  • The central monitoring repository now resides in the Presentation Server.
  • Version 9.0 of the BMC PATROL Agent is not supported with a BMC TrueSight Operations Management system and must be upgraded to version 9.5 or later. 
  • Support for service models will continue with the current Infrastructure Management deployment with BMC Atrium CMDB. The Presentation Server and the TrueSight console will deliver new application model capabilities. For further information, see TrueSight Operations Management 10.0.00 features .

Integration changes

Setting up and configuring integrations with other BMC products is not supported during the installation of Infrastructure Management. All integrations must be set up and configured after installation of Infrastructure Management.

Integration with the following BMC products is now configured through the Presentation Server, instead of the Infrastructure Management Server:

  • BMC Atrium Single Sign-On
  • BMC Server Automation
  • BMC Change Management
  • BMC Service Resolution
  • BMC TrueSight IT Data Analytics

For more information, see Integrating with BMC TrueSight Operations Management .

Infrastructure Management enhancements

The following enhancements have been introduced for Infrastructure Management.

Synchronized backup of database

The Infrastructure Management database backup is now a scheduled and complete database backup, scheduled at the following intervals:

  • Daily job: Runs at 3:30 AM daily and performs an incremental backup of the Infrastructure Management database.
  • Weekly job: Runs every Sunday at 5:30 AM and performs a complete database backup. When the weekly job runs, it replaces the older backups.

To back up the database, run the following command:

mcontrol [-h|-?] [-z] [-q] [-c <ConfigFile>] {-p <Var Value>} [-n <cellName> | -n @Host[/Port[#Key]]]
[-l <HomeLocation>] [-v] <statbld>[ -I UserID[/Password][@Host[/Port]] ]

The statbld command forces the cell to perform a state build immediately instead of waiting for the next scheduled state build. The mcontrol command waits until termination of the forced state build and, if successful, returns the path to the resulting saved state.

The database backup file that is generated after you run the statbld command successfully is saved in either of the following directories:

  • (WindowsInstallationDirectory\pw\dbarchive\cellName_timestamp
  • (UNIX or LinuxInstallationDirectory/pw/dbarchive/cellName-timestamp

Self monitoring of the Infrastructure Management Server

Infrastructure Management now generates alarms when a set threshold of percentage of devices, monitored instances, attributes, or events is reached. You can set the upper limit and lower limit for these thresholds. The limits are based on the size of the environment: small, medium or large. For information, see Setting the upper and lower limit for thresholds. 

Cell-related enhancements

The following cell-related enhancements have been made:

Support for 64-bit architecture

You can now deploy the cell as both 64-bit binary (default option) and 32-bit binary. To switch between 32-bit cell binary and 64-bit cell binary, use the mswitchbit command. For more information, see mswitchbit.

Cell to cell communication monitoring

You can get email notifications when the cell status is busy or unresponsive. To get the email notifications, provide a valid email address while installing Infrastructure Management Server.

Permanent timeframes

You can now set timeframes as permanent. Permanent timeframes remain in the cell and are not deleted, even if no policy is using that timeframe. Timeframes that are not permanent are deleted when the associated policy is deleted.

For more information, see How to create a new local timeframe.

Generating events for instances marked for deletion

In Infrastructure Management, an event is generated for a specified instance that is marked for deletion. This instance can include a monitored instance, orphan processes, a PATROL Agent, or a device. This property is disabled by default. You can enable this feature by modifying the pronet.mfd.events.feature.enable property and setting it to true.  

Policy self-closure

You can now select the Self Close Event option to close the events automatically. To use the self-closure option, you must specify the following criteria:

  • Slot type
  • Operator
  • Condition to match

For more information, see Creating a new closure policy.

Update event policy

In a recurrence policy, you can now update events that match certain criteria or update existing duplicate events.

For more information, see Creating a new recurrence policy.

Blackout configuration using an event

You can now use an event to create new blackouts, update existing blackouts, and delete blackouts. For more information, see Managing blackouts using an event.

New CLI command for migration

The new migration command has been introduced in this version to migrate the BMC TrueSight Infrastructure Management policies and user data to the Presentation Server. For more information, see Migrating the Infrastructure Management policies and user data to the Presentation Server.

Enhancements to the Maintenance Tool

New options have been introduced on the Configuration Check tab in the Maintenance Tool and options that were existing on the earlier Configuration Check tab have been moved to the Tune Parameters tab. For more information, see Administering the Infrastructure Management Maintenance Tool.

Support for the non-admin user for installation

Support for indirect group membership of local administrators group has been added. The non-admin or non-root user can now install Infrastructure Management. 

Support for new operating systems

BMC TrueSight Infrastructure Management 10.0.00 now supports the following operating systems. For information about all supported operating systems, see System requirements.

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.6 (64 bit)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1 (64 bit)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 (64 bit)
  • Solaris 11.2 (64 bit)

License usage report enhancements

The license usage report now has the following enhancements:

  • The label for unit of measurement changed from per managed asset to server endpoint.
  • Network devices excluded based on the value of the mc_event_subcategory slot.
  • Separate impact and event count by using the mc_smc_impact slot or computer system CIs that are a part of the service model.
  • A new category added for Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP).
  • The Application Diagnostics category renamed to BMC TrueSight App Visibility Manager.
  • Virtual servers included in the BMC TrueSight App Visibility Manager count.
  • The Cloud Resource Monitoring category renamed to Converged Infrastructure Monitoring.

For more information, see License usage report details.

Support for operating systems

The following tables summarize the changes in the supported operating systems.

For information about all supported operating systems, see System requirements

Support for new operating systems

Infrastructure Management server, Integration Service, and remote cell
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 (64 bit)
  • Solaris 11.2 (64 bit)

Discontinued support for operating systems

Infrastructure Management serverIntegration Service and remote cell
  • Windows 2008, EE SP2 (64 bit)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.3
  • Solaris 10
  • Windows 2008, EE SP2 (64 bit)
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 7
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.3
  • Solaris 10
  • HP-UX

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