For customers who are upgrading to BMC TrueSight Operations Management, this getting started topic describes how solution administration differs from BMC TrueSight Infrastructure Management and BMC TrueSight App Visibility Manager. Solution Administrators should read this topic to understand how they will perform tasks differently in the BMC TrueSight Operations Management Console.
Administrative consoles before and after upgrade
Before BMC TrueSight Operations Management 10.0, administration of the monitoring systems was performed in the individual product consoles, as follows:
- BMC TrueSight Infrastructure Management - Administrators used Central Monitoring Administration, hosted on an Infrastructure Management Server, to download BMC PATROL Agents and Knowledge Modules, download Integration Service hosts, create installation packages, and set up monitoring policies to collect events and performance data from monitored systems.
- BMC Application Diagnostics - Administrators used the BMC Application Performance Management Console to configure the portal, collectors, and agents, and to set up data collection and SLA rules.
- BMC Synthetic Monitoring - Administrators used the BMC Application Performance Management Console to configure the BMC Synthetic TEA Agent and set up execution plans and scripts to generate synthetic transactions.
- Authentication and access control were handled through mechanisms specific to the monitoring systems' architecture and consoles.
After upgrading to BMC TrueSight Operations Management, Solution Administrators will use the Operations Management console for system configuration, data provider configuration, and role-based access control. Security administrators or Solution Administrators will use the BMC Atrium SSO Admin Console to define users and tenants.
Administrative consoles after upgrade
Central Monitoring Administration for configuring Infrastructure Management monitoring is available from the Operations Management console only. (Note: The to configure events and adapters. For further information, see .) is still required
Migration of system configuration to Operations Management
System configuration will be migrated to the BMC TrueSight Operations Management console as indicated in the following topics:
|Migrating component and information||Reference|
|BMC App Visibility Manager (formerly BMC Application Diagnostics) policy and configuration files||Preparing for an App Visibility upgrade and checking compatibility|
BMC Transaction Management Application Response Time scripts and configurations
Note: Migration from BMC Synthetic Transaction Monitoring 2.6.00 (Borland Silk Performer Synthetic Transaction Monitoring for BMC Software ) is not currently supported.
|Migrating from BMC TM ART|
|BMC TrueSight Infrastructure Management Central Monitoring Administration repository|
|BMC TrueSight Infrastructure Management policies, user management data, and files.|
Each quick tour provide a visual overview of these functions and links to how-to information.
Quick tour of security administration functions
BMC Atrium Single Sign-On provides user account and tenant management to BMC TrueSight Operations Management. Solution Administrators create users, user groups and tenants as realms in the BMC Atrium SSO Admin Console. User Groups are then assigned to Authorization Profiles in the Operations Management console. For more information, see in the BMC Atrium Single Sign-On documentation.
The Presentation Server provides role-based access control to data, system features, and features enabled by the data providers. In the Operations Management Console, Solution Administrators define roles and authorization profiles that control data access and the users' ability to perform functions. For more information, see Managing users and access control.
Quick tour of system configuration and integration configuration
The initial configuration of the Presentation Server occurs during installation. After installation, the Solution Administrator connects the data providers to the Presentation Server and integrates other components that extend the functionality of the system. For more information, see Configuring after installation and Integrating.
Quick tour of administration for common monitoring functions
The Presentation Server and Operations Management console provide the following common features for enabling IT Operations to monitor your IT infrastructure and critical applications:
- Dashboards - All users can configure dashboards; however, Solution Administrators or specialists need to first configure the data providers and set up data collection.
- Application models - All data providers can leverage applications models to enable monitoring in an application context. For more detailed information, see Use case: Monitoring the infrastructure in the context of an application.
- Groups - Groups help organize the information that you want to monitor. Groups created by using the Infrastructure Management Administrator Console are synchronized to the Operations Management console.
Quick tour of Infrastructure Management configuration
Solution Administrators and specialists use Central Monitoring Administration to download BMC PATROL Agents and Knowledge Modules, download Integration Service hosts, manage the monitoring infrastructure, and set up monitoring policies to collect events and performance data from monitored systems. For more information, see Central Monitoring Administration for Infrastructure Management. (Note: The is still required to configure events and adapters. For further information, see .)
Quick tour of App Visibility configuration
To enable application monitoring, you configure the BMC TrueSight App Visibility components, set up application discovery, and set SLAs (thresholds to generate events).
Quick tour of Synthetic transaction monitoring configuration
Solution Administrators or specialists configure how to generate the synthetic transactions to synthetically monitor application health, which is monitored from Application monitoring. For complete information about this process, see Setting up and managing synthetic transaction monitoring.