Deprecated and discontinued features

Check for announcements that might affect future releases of the product. These changes can affect the way in which you configure or run the installed version of BMC Helix Continuous Optimization. 

Note

While every effort is made to provide accurate, forward-looking guidance on product direction to assist you with your buying and planning decisions, BMC cannot guarantee that intentions stated as follows are final and binding. 

Deprecated features and components

Deprecated features are still available in the product or service. However, they are no longer under active development and might be discontinued from the product in the future. We encourage you to plan and implement the recommended change.

FeatureAnnouncements and recommendations
VMware - vCloud Infrastructure and Services ETLs

VMware - vCloud Infrastructure extractor and VMware - vCloud Services extractor is deprecated in version 21.02. It continues to exist in the product and will be supported for the entire lifecycle of 21.02. Future versions might not contain these ETLs.

BMC - TrueSight Operations Management  9.0/9.5/9.6/10.0 ETLs

BMC - TrueSight Operations Management 9.0/9.5/9.6/10.0 extractor and BMC - TrueSight Operations Management 9.0/9.5/9.6/10.0 Generic view extractor is deprecated in version 21.02. It continues to exist in the product and will be supported for the entire lifecycle of 21.02. Future versions might not contain these ETLs.

Discontinued features and components

Discontinued features are no longer available in the product or service.

FeatureAnnouncement and recommendations
In-app self-help

The self-help menu is no longer available.  In the coming months, we plan to provide a new self-help system that is streamlined to provide the most useful content.

In the meantime, you can still click Help to access the most relevant topic in the online documentation. In addition, you can continue to find answers to your questions in the online documentation or in BMC Helix Continuous Optimization YouTube playlist Open link .

Robust Exponential Damping algorithms

Support for Robust Exponential Damping and Robust Exponential Damping - Last Ramp algorithms is discontinued in version 22.4. 

documents in the WorkspaceSupport for adding documents such as analysis and saved reports to a domain is discontinued in version 22.2.
Platform support for Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control version 12.1.x 

Support for the following versions of OEM Cloud Control is discontinued in BMC Helix Continuous Optimization version 22.1.01:

12.1.0.1, 12.1.0.3, 12.1.0.4, 12.1.0.5

For a list of supported versions, see Oracle - Enterprise Manager extractor.

Outlier markers
Support for outlier markers in analysis charts is discontinued in version 22.1.
BMC - TrueSight Operations Management 9.0/9.5/9.6/10.0 and Generic - Custom structure format CSV parser ETLs

Support for the following ETLs is discontinued in version 21.3.02:

  • BMC - TrueSight Operations Management 9.0/9.5/9.6/10.0 extractor

  • BMC - TrueSight Operations Management 9.0/9.5/9.6/10.0 Generic view extractor

  • Generic - Custom structure format CSV parser

Platform support for BMC - Atrium CMDB extractor

The following Atrium CMDB versions are not supported with the BMC - Atrium CMDB ETL starting BMC Helix Continuous Optimization version 21.3.02

  • 9.1, 9.0
  • 8.1.02, 8.1.01, 8.1, 8.0
  • 7.6.04, 7.6.03, 7.6, 7.5
Integration Studio

Integration Studio is discontinued in version 21.02. We recommend that you use the ETL Development Kit (EDK) to develop new custom ETLs. 

Virtual Planner

Virtual Planner is discontinued in version 21.02. 

IT Data Analytics extractor

BMC - TrueSight IT Data Analytics (ITDA) extractor is discontinued in version 21.02.

Chargeback

Chargeback is discontinued in version 21.02. We recommend that you use BMC Helix Cloud Cost instead, which offers more flexible ways to achieve Showback and Chargeback reporting. For details, see BMC Helix Cloud Cost Open link

Windows Gateway Server

The Windows version of Gateway Server is discontinued in version 21.02. BMC recommends that you use the Linux Gateway Server version. 

Analyze and Predict user interfaces, with workload characterization, continue to exist in the product. You can install these components from the Downloads page. 

Software Update and Queue Waiter system tasks

Software Update and Queue Waiter system tasks are discontinued in version 21.02.

HP-UX capacity view

Support for the HP-UX capacity view is discontinued in version 21.02.

Day class and Hour class in Calendar

Support for classifying date and time for data analysis by specifying day class and hour class is discontinued in version 21.02. 

Data Mover ETL task

Support for the Data Mover ETL task is discontinued in version 21.02.

Show historical relations in Workspace

Support for the Show historical relations option is discontinued in version 21.02. The Hierarchy tab will no longer display an additional details about the hierarchy of the selected domain, such as the date on which the hierarchy was defined, date to which the hierarchy is active and hierarchy relation of the selected domain with the parent or child domain. 

Advanced reports

Support for the Advanced reports is discontinued in version 21.02. You can continue to create basic reports (now called, Reports) based on existing models and analyses.

Moviri ETLs

Support for the following Moviri ETLs is discontinued in version 21.02:

  • Moviri Integrator for BMC Helix Capacity Optimization - HP BSM 
  • Moviri Integrator for BMC Helix Capacity Optimization - HP uCMDB
  • Moviri Integrator for BMC Helix Capacity Optimization - HP SiteScope
Platform support for Remote ETL Engine and Gateway Server

Support for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP4 for Remote ETL Engine and Gateway Server is discontinued in version 21.02. For a list of the supported OS versions per component, see Planning.

Platform support for Capacity Agents

Support for the following versions of Capacity Agents is discontinued in version 21.02. For a list of the supported OS versions per component, see Planning.

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP4
  • Oracle Linux 7.5
  • RHEL 7.5 (x86-64/Linux 32bit)
  • Citrix Xen 6.5
  • CentOS 7.5 (x86/Linux 32bit)
  • HP-UX 11i (B11.31) 64-bit, PA-RISC
Microsoft Internet Explorer 11

Starting with the 21.02 release (targeted for February 2021), BMC will not support the use of Microsoft Internet Explorer version 11 with BMC CMDB.

For a complete list of BMC products that will no longer support Internet Explorer 11, see the BMC Customer Support Communities page Open link .

As technology continues to advance, it has become more challenging to resolve browser-specific issues related to Internet Explorer 11. We may attempt to fix some issues related to that version, but some features may not work as expected.

Because of security compromises and performance issues, we recommend that you do not use Internet Explorer 11. Instead, we encourage you to switch to other fully supported browsers listed for BMC Helix Continuous Optimization in the Supported browsers topic.

BMC will still support Internet Explorer 11 on releases of BMC products prior to version 21.02 where Internet Explorer 11 was already supported.

Important: Microsoft still supports Internet Explorer 11 on some operating systems (including Microsoft Windows 8.1 and 10 and Windows Server 2012 and 2016). For more information, see the Microsoft Lifecycle FAQ - Internet Explorer and Edge Open link page.

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