BMC Helix Continuous Optimization is a capacity management solution that gives you insights to optimize the use of your current IT resources and plan for future demands. It collects and analyzes the capacity data and core metrics for CPU, memory, and storage, and provides recommendations for optimizing them.

Release notes and notices
updated 14 Mar

Learn what's new or changed for BMC Helix Continuous Optimization 23.1, including new features, urgent issues, and documentation updates.


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Mar 14, 2023

Enhancements available in this release:

  • Analyze forecasted data from external sources
  • Updates to vSphere views
    • Future saturation and Watchlist pages in the VMware Infrastructure view
    • VM snapshots and Future saturation pages in the VMware Virtual Machines view
    • Enhanced Cluster over-subscription recommendations page
  • Check ETL health for optimal data collection 
  • Include untagged business services in the Business Services view
  • Assign permission to create and edit data marts
  • ETL module enhancements
23.1.02 enhancements
Feb 03, 2023

Enhancements available in this release:

  • Analyze the resource usage of servers by using workload definitions
  • ETL module enhancements
23.1.01 enhancements
Jan 12, 2023

Enhancements available in this release:

  • Analyze improved memory recommendations for Kubernetes containers 
  • Reconcile entities to resolve duplicate data
  • Filter entities by entity status in a summary data mart
  • Extract status details of Gateway Server and agents
  • Review data from the virtual node namespace in the VMware vSphere view
  • Update all Remote ETL Engines simultaneously 
  • Enhanced Moviri - K8S (Kubernetes) Prometheus extractor
  • Support for new versions of operating systems

23.1 enhancements and patches
Dec 09, 2022

Enhancements available in this release:

  • Verify the status of remote components
  • Analyze the metric behavior against a baseline to detect data anomaly
  • Migrate rule-based custom statistics from TrueSight Capacity Optimization 
  • Manage Agent lists using REST API
  • Enhancements in the K8S (Kubernetes) Prometheus ETL
22.4.02 enhancements
Nov 14, 2022

Enhancements available in this release:

  • Updates to the custom optimizer rules
    • Specify a namespace to choose a data source for a metric 
    • Compare a day profile baseline data against the same day of the week or month
  • Create a composite report based on a report template
  • Reimport data by running an ETL in the data repair mode
  • Specify multiple golden model scenario IDs in a summary data mart 
  • Enhanced IND_USAGE_SCORE indicator
  • ETL module enhancements
22.4.01 enhancements
Oct 10, 2022

Enhancements available in this release:

  • Get insights into the overall health and status of business services in BMC Helix Dashboards

  • Manage the capacity of your mainframe environment

  • Nonnegative percentile-shift linear trend algorithm in Time Forecasting Model 

  • Maps page in the Servers Overview view

  • Export and import ETL configuration by using APIs

  • Add and edit string configuration metrics 

  • Domain and tag filters for Optimize data marts in BMC Helix Dashboards

  • Display of the Standard Time label to indicate non-DST affected time zones in an analysis

  • Support for Ubuntu 22.04 LTS operating system

  • ETL module enhancements

22.4 enhancements and patches


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Getting started


Quickly start using the product to manage your capacity.


Learn about the product capabilities.

Setting up and going live


Set up the product and tailor the environment according to your organizational requirements.



Install the Remote ETL Engine and related components to collect on-premises data.

Collecting data


Set up data collection.

Migrating to BMC Helix Continuous Optimization


Learn how to migrate data from TrueSight Capacity Optimization to BMC Helix Continuous Optimization.

Analyzing your infrastructure data by using capacity views


Get the visibility into the capacity utilization and size of the IT infrastructure.

Managing and analyzing data from your workspace


Manage domains, systems, business drivers, their hierarchy, and metrics.

Estimating the cost of migrating servers to the public cloud


Evaluate the cost effectiveness of migrating servers to a public cloud.



Manage the administrative activities.

Managing the capacity of your infrastructure


Use cases to meet the capacity management goals.



Issue resolution, error messages, logs, and contacting Support.

Product trials

Product trials



Knowledge Base

Knowledge Base



PDFs and videos


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The following table lists topics that contain videos, which supplement or replace the text-based documentation. You can access these videos and others in the  TrueSight Capacity Optimization - How-to videos playlist Open link  on YouTube.


These videos describe the functionality of TrueSight Capacity Optimization, but they are valid for BMC Helix Continuous Optimization too.

For more videos, see the  BMC Helix Continuous Optimization playlist Open link .

Related spaces

This topic provides a list of spaces related to Continuous Optimization.


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