Key considerations for migration

Before migrating from TrueSight Capacity Optimization to BMC Helix Continuous Optimization, consider the factors listed in this topic.

Make sure that TrueSight Capacity Optimization is upgraded to version 20.02. To migrate data from a version earlier than 20.02, you must first upgrade to 20.02 and then migrate data to BMC Helix Continuous Optimization. For more information, see  TrueSight Capacity Optimization 20.02 Open link .

Data that you can migrate

When you run the migration tool, the following data is migrated automatically: 

  • Analyses and models
  • Basic reports, basic report templates, and report results
  • Catalog entities
  • Custom metric profiles
  • Entity filters and time filters
  • ETL tasks and custom ETL code
  • Events
  • Historical data
  • Relations
  • Tags and tagging rules
  • SQL and Summary Data marts
  • Optimizer rules
  • Custom statistics (migrated as Baselines)
  • View groups and custom views with the supported templates. For details about the templates that are not supported, see Features that are not supported in BMC Helix Continuous Optimization.
  • Derived entities

What's changed for some of the features?

The following table lists the features or tasks that have different UI or behavior after migration.

TrueSight Capacity Optimization 20.02

BMC Helix Continuous Optimization 

Data marts

All the data marts are migrated. To find the status of the data marts, navigate to Administration > Data marts. Filter on the Status column to view the status of the migrated data marts. For the data marts that show the status as Error or Warning, you may need to re-create the SQL data marts by using the Summary data mart wizard in BMC Helix Continuous Optimization. For more information, see Creating a summary data mart for a custom view.

Gateway Server

Although Gateway Server is supported in BMC Helix Continuous Optimization, it will not be migrated. You can configure the Gateway Servers after migration.

Virtual node

BMC Helix Continuous Optimization does not contain the Virtual Node system type for data imported from an operating system. BMC Helix Continuous Optimization provides separate namespaces for each metric that is imported from hypervisors and operating systems. After migration, metrics from the Virtual Node system type are assigned the opt:meas:vn namespace. For more information, see Namespaces.

Optimizer rules
  • SNMP configuration is not supported in Optimizer rules. 
  • Thresholds and optimizer system tasks are not migrated to BMC Helix Continuous Optimization. Rules that were configured with user-defined optimizer system task, will be migrated to the optimizer-daily system task.
  • Formula condition type: A new advanced option, Scaling of percentage values, is introduced for migrated rules. By default, the property is set to 0 - 1 (compatibility with 20.02 formulas) option to perform the required scaling for percentage metrics for the migrated rules. 
  • Optimizer rules based on data marts: 
    • Data marts based on Analysis or Model execution are not migrated. Rules that are based on such data marts must be modified manually.
    • Filters section is not available in data marts. 
    • If the data mart was configured manually using the Data marts > View selection type > manually specified option, the rule will not be migrated.
Optimizer rules > Monitor violation

Renamed as Good/Warn/Poor Samples Count. 

Optimizer rules > Data vs. Statistic
  • Renamed as Data vs. Baseline.
  • Details resolution is not supported in Data vs. Baseline condition type. After migration, the rule that was configured with Details resolution will be available as Hourly resolution.

  • Data vs Baseline – Baseline section uses the same resolution as the condition. Baseline of other resolutions are not supported.
  • Rule-based custom statistics that were defined in Administration > Data Warehouse > Custom statistics in TrueSight Capacity Optimization are available as Baselines in BMC Helix Continuous Optimization. For details, see Support for custom statistics.
Optimizer rules > Statistic vs. Threshold
  • Renamed as Data vs. Threshold.
  • Day resolution is available as Summary resolution in BMC Helix Continuous Optimization.

Custom statistics

  • Rule-based custom statistics that were defined in Administration > Data Warehouse > Custom statistics in TrueSight Capacity Optimization are now available as Baselines in BMC Helix Continuous Optimization. 
  • Producer-based and Rolling statistics are not available as is in BMC Helix Continuous Optimization
Custom statistics > Rule-based custom statistics > Type as Percentile

Custom statistics of Percentile type will be available in the Aggregation list in Baselines as a fixed set of percentile values. Percentile that are not available in the Aggregation list, for example, 85th percentile (any user-defined percentile) will be mapped to the nearest fixed percentile value, that is 95th percentile for 85th percentile after the migration.

Custom statistics >Rule-based custom statistics > Aggregation
  • The following aggregation values are not available.
    • Weighted average
    • Duration Weighted average
    • Expected sum
    • Count
  • Percentile values are available in the Aggregation list.
Custom statistics > Rule-based custom statistics > Aggregation groups
  • The The same day class option is not available. 
  • Other options are available in the Consider data for property.
Custom statistics > Rule-based custom statistics > Input resolution  Not available. The baseline uses the resolution as selected in the analysis editor or in condition type as Data vs. Baseline of the custom optimizer rule. 
Custom statistics > Rule-based custom statistics > OutputNot available
Custom statistics > Rule-based custom statistics > Input statisticNot available

Features that are not supported in BMC Helix Continuous Optimization

BMC Helix Continuous Optimization includes changes to the level of support for the following features that are currently supported in TrueSight Capacity Optimization:

Features planned for future releases

Some features will be available in future releases of BMC Helix Continuous Optimization:

  • Reservations
  • Investigate
  • Capacity views - AIX, Hyper-V, Datacenter Overview, Hadoop, Network, OpenStack, Solaris, XenServer
  • Sunburst custom view templates

For more information about these features, see  TrueSight Capacity Optimization 20.02 Open link .


All of the future product plans and releases described herein relate to the current BMC product development considerations, which are at the sole discretion of BMC and are subject to change and/or cancellation at any time. BMC cannot provide any assurance as to whether these plans will result in any future releases of the nature described.

Discontinued features

Support for some features, such as Integration Studio, Virtual Planner, and Chargeback is discontinued in BMC Helix Continuous Optimization. For a complete list of the discontinued features, see Deprecated and discontinued features.

Note: If you are using self-ETLs in TrueSight Capacity Optimization, you can use formula or custom ETLs to compute those custom metrics. 

Functions managed by BMC

The following administration functions related to components in your on-premises environment are not available in BMC Helix Continuous Optimization because they are now managed by BMC. 

  • Global configuration tasks that include SNMP notifications, search options, and manual editing of system properties
  • Maintenance tasks that include configuring logs and software updates
  • Modification of the data warehouse aging properties
  • Primary scheduler restart
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