This documentation supports releases of BMC Helix Continuous Optimization up to December 31, 2021. To view the latest version, select the version from the Product version menu.

BMC Helix Continuous Optimization is a cloud-based 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 03 Jan

Learn what's new or changed in BMC Helix Continuous Optimization, including product issues and documentation updates.


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December 30, 20212021 enhancements

Includes the following enhancements:

  • Golden model results template for custom views
  • Migrate data marts and views from TrueSight Capacity Optimization
  • Automatic selection of the correlation algorithm
November 19, 20212021 enhancements

Includes the following enhancements:

  • System time forecasting template for custom views
  • Migrate results from the TrueSight Capacity Optimization basic reports
October 22, 20212021 enhancements

Includes the following enhancements:

  • Tree map template for custom views
  • Capacity Pools view
  • vCloud view
  • Migrate the basic reports from TrueSight Capacity Optimization
September 21, 20212021 enhancements

Includes the following enhancements:

  • Queuing networking models
  • Migration toolkit
  • Out-of-the-box capacity views for vSphere infrastructure and virtual machines

  • Simplified installation of additional packages

  • ETL module enhancements

August 23, 20212021 enhancements

Includes the following enhancements:

  • Tags to group and filter resources
  • Composite Reports and Reports based on templates
July 27, 20212021 enhancements

Includes the following enhancements:

  • Product name is changed to Continuous Optimization
  • Updates to the Migration Simulation Settings page
  • Create reports by using existing Analyses and Models
  • Correlation analyses and extrapolation models
  • Search in Views
  • Charts in What-if Simulation
May 27, 20212021 enhancements

Includes the following enhancements:

  • What-if simulation to predict the growth of resources in Kubernetes deployments

  • Visibility into your business services by using the Business Services view

  • Simulation of the migration of your servers to the public cloud

  • Entity management

  • Out-of-the-box view for Oracle database clusters

  • Extended coverage for data collection

April 22, 20212021 enhancements

Includes the following enhancements:

  • Out-of-the-box capacity view for standalone servers

  • Enhanced ETL Development Kit

  • Notifications for Optimizer rules

  • Status page to view the ETL processing and volumes data

  • Tagging Rule Manager system task
March 20, 20212021 enhancements

Includes the following enhancements and features:

  • Optimization recommendations for Kubernetes resources
  • Recommendations for GCP VM instances
  • ETL and out-of-the-box view for IBM Cloud
  • Advanced Summary Data Mart wizard
  • Visualizations powered by BMC Helix Dashboards
  • Built on the next-generation BMC Helix Portal
  • Common user management service
  • Ability to import and export views
  • Common page to download all product components
  • Ability to search the online documentation from the Self-help pane
  • ETL to import data from VMware vCloud Director 9.x and 10.x
  • Unified user interface


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Getting started


Quickly start using the product to manage your capacity


Learn about the product capabilities

Onboarding and implementing


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



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

Collecting data


Setting up data collection

Migrating to BMC Helix Continuous Optimization


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



Using the product features



Managing 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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