BMC Helix Capacity Optimization

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BMC Helix Capacity 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 21 Apr

This section provides information about what is new or changed in BMC Helix Capacity Optimization, including product issues and documentation updates.

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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
  • Support for IBM Cloud
    • New ETL to import data from IBM Cloud
    • New out-of-the-box views for IBM Cloud
  • Enhanced reporting capabilities
    • Advanced Summary Data Mart wizard
    • Visualizations powered by BMC Helix Dashboards
  • Usability Improvements
    • Unified User Interface
    • Built on the next-generation BMC Helix Portal
    • Common user management service
    • Ability to import and export views
    • Common page to download product components
    • Ability to search the online documentation from the Self-help pane
  • Extended coverage for data collection
    • New ETL to import data from VMware vCloud Director version 9.x and 10.x
    • Metrics for VMware vSAN
    • Metrics for Transaction data
    • ETL module enhancements
    • Extended software support
  • Support for new operating systems


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Getting started


Quickly start using the product to manage your capacity

Product overview

Learn about the product capabilities



System requirements and planning for the deployment of the Remote ETL Engine and related components



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

Collecting data


Setting up data collection



Using the product features



Managing the administrative activities

End-to-end use cases


Use cases to meet the capacity management goals



Development interfaces and toolkits



Issue resolution, error messages, logs, and contacting Support

Product trials

Product trials



Knowledge Base

Knowledge Base



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