Getting started with Views

You can view the out-of-the-box and custom capacity views by expanding the left navigation pane in the Views tab.

For information about the out-of-the-box views that are available in BMC Helix Continuous Optimization, see Out-of-the-box capacity views.

Field/OptionDescriptionAdditional Information
Filtering options

To focus on a specific set of your data, you can filter the data in the page based on the domain, applied tags, and time period.

Some views might have additional filters. For example, the Cluster page in the vSphere Data Explorer view provides a cluster filter.

Filtering data displayed in Views
Subview tabs

The landing page of most of the views contains subviews that provide details about specific entities. For example, the vSphere Infrastructure view page shows data for clusters, resource pools, and other entities in separate subviews.

Access a subview page by clicking the corresponding tab.
Subsystem tabsSome of the subview pages of views further categorize the data based on subsystems or resources. For example, the Clusters subview page in the vSphere Infrastructure view shows data for capacity, CPU, memory, and storage under separate tabs.Access a subsystem page by clicking the corresponding tab.
Table action menu

This action menu is displayed only when the view page contains data in a tabular format.

The action menu contains the following options:

Show/Hide Columns: Some of the columns of the table are hidden by default. This option enables you to display or hide the optional columns of the table.


Whenever you log on to the Views tab, your optional column preferences are preserved.

Export to Excel: Enables you to save the table as a Microsoft Excel file. Only the columns that are displayed are exported to the file.

Managing charts and tables in Views
View page content

Displays data in a tabular format, as different types of charts that display statistical information, or in a tree map format.

Table format: You can change the order of your data by sorting the table. You can modify the number of rows or records that can be displayed at a time in the table. The records in the table are listed across pages. You can easily navigate to a specific page to view the records on that page.

Chart format: You can download and save them in various formats, annotate the charts and print them.

Tree map format: Hierarchical data is displayed in size and color-coded graphical representation (similar to a heatmap) and you can drill down into the entities for further details.

Managing charts and tables in Views

Entity hyperlinkTo view details of an entity, you can click the Entity hyperlink and open the corresponding details page. For example, in Containers > Kubernetes > Clusters > Capacity page, click a cluster link in the Cluster column to view its details in the Cluster Details page.-

Search icon

Find systems in a specific view or across all views by filtering out systems based on your search string.
Click the Search icon and enter the search string. By default, the current view is searched. The top five search results are displayed. To view all search results, click Show more results.

In the Search Results page, you can perform a global search across all the out-of-the-box views or select a specific view. You can then view the details of a system by clicking the system name or access the corresponding view by clicking the view name.


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  • Export to PDF: Export the content of the currently displayed view page to a PDF file. The exported data depends on the applied filters.

  • Export to Excel: Export the details of the current page in the view to an Excel file. Only the data that is displayed on the current page is exported. The data depends on the selected view, subview and subsystem, and the applied filters.
  • ClickView Settings to modify the global thresholds for the data on the page. You can perform a data refresh for the view, and perform functions such as review or modify view-specific thresholds by clicking Optimizer Thresholds.

Help icon: Opens the context-sensitive help topic for the view in the online documentation portal.


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