22.2 enhancements and patches

Review the BMC Helix Continuous Optimization 22.2 enhancements and patches for features that will benefit your organization and to understand changes that might impact your users.



On premises

Fixed issues

Updates and enhancements
22.2.01(tick)(tick)Known and corrected issues22.2.01 enhancements
Known and corrected issues22.2.00 enhancements

BMC applies upgrades as described in the BMC Helix Upgrade policy . BMC applies upgrades and patches during  Maintenance windows. .


Import external events

Use the following out-of-the-box ETLs to import external events in BMC Helix Continuous Optimization:

These imported events are populated in the event store by using the EVDAT dataset. You can display them on analysis charts to understand the effects of changes or to discover the cause behind incidents. For information about how to import events, see Importing macro-events.

Migrate events from TrueSight Capacity Optimization

Use the Migration toolkit to migrate events from TrueSight Capacity Optimization. For more information, see Key considerations for migration.

Simulate the migration of your servers to the Oracle Cloud

Use Migration Simulation to review and analyze the future cost estimates and cost trends of migrating your on-premises servers or public cloud servers to the Oracle Cloud. 

The simulation results provide recommendations for the type and size of the infrastructure instances on the Oracle Cloud and other public cloud providers along with the associated costs.

For more information, see Estimating the cost of migrating servers to the public cloud.

Monitor violations condition type in custom optimizer rules

Create custom optimizer rules based on the Monitor Violations condition type along with the Data vs. Threshold or Formula condition types. For more information, see Adding a custom Optimizer rule.

Include tags in data marts

Specify the types of tags that you want to include for the selected entities while you are creating a summary data mart. For more information, see Creating a summary data mart for a custom view and Using the advanced editor of the summary data mart wizard.

Idle and overallocated VMs pages in the VMware Virtual Machines view

Analyze the virtual machines that are idle or overallocated in terms of their capacity by using the VMware Virtual Machines view. For more information, see Overallocated VMs page in the vSphere Virtual Machines view and Idle VMs page in the vSphere Virtual Machines view.

Analyze entity behavior with the Entity group data explorer template

Use the Entity group data explorer custom view template to analyze the behavior of system and business driver metrics over specific periods. For more information, see Configuring the Entity group data explorer template.

Extract information about analysis, models, and reports from administration data marts

Use the administration data marts to extract information about the analysis, models, and reports. These data marts can be used after you install the Works Administration Data Marts package on the Maintenance page. For more information, see Managing data marts for custom views.

Review the supported growth details for business drivers

Analyze the confidence levels and supported growth details in the Business Driver Details page. This growth is forecasted according to the available resources of the service pools that are associated with the business driver. For more information, see Business Services view

Support for events

Create events to track the configuration changes, incidents, application failures, or infrastructure upgrades in your environment. Additionally, view these events in analysis and models to understand their effects, such as impact analysis. For more information, see Working with events.

View host details in BMC Helix Operations Management and BMC Helix Dashboards 

You can navigate from the View details page of the BMC Helix Continuous Optimization hosts that are monitored by the PATROL Agent to the following products: 

  • BMC Helix Operations Management to view the device details and hierarchy
  • BMC Helix Dashboards to view the metric details

For more information, see Integrating with BMC Helix Operations Management and Using BMC Helix Dashboards.

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  • Mcrsoft WidowsServer 2022
  • Azon Linux 2

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ETL moduleEnhanmet
Amzon Web Sevces - AWS API Extractr

Enhanced to import configuration and performance data from AWS RDS instances that are provisioned in the AWS cloud. With RDS support, the ETL can collect data from multiple database engines such as Amazon Aurora, MySQL, MariaDB, Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, and PostgreSQL. 

Microsoft Azure - Azure API ExtractorEnhanced to import configuration and performance data from App Services that are provisioned in the Azure cloud.
Storage - All-in-One Extractor ServiceAdded the shared file systems that are imported by the ETL under the Storage system in the Workspace. The relationship between pools and shared file systems can be viewed in the device-specific page of the BMC Helix Continuous Optimization console.
Moviri – k8s (Kubernetes) Prometheus Extractor
  • Added support to import the following metrics:
    • The ST_ALLOCATED metric for namespaces
    • The MAINTENANCE_NODE metric for nodes
  • Added the lag hour configuration to prevent data extraction for a specified interval
Moviri - Entuity Extractor

Added support to import the following metrics:

  • Performance metric: BYIFCLASS_DROP_PKT for QOS
Moviri - Pivotal Cloud Foundry Extractor

Added support to perform the following actions:

  • Set the polling period for Bosh and Application
  • Filter the virtual machines on the supported deployment during the polling phase
Moviri - Dynatrace Extractor

Added support to use the following items:

  • The service system tag for service workload
  • The disk path as a sub-object name for the BYFS_* metrics on hosts


The following video (3:20) provides a high-level summary of the new features and enhancements in version 22.2 of BMC Helix Continuous Optimization.


ETL module enhancements

ETL moduleEnhancement
Moviri – k8s (Kubernetes) Prometheus Extractor

Enhanced to collect the HEAPMEM_UTIL metric.

Moviri - AppDynamics Extractor

Added support to use the following items:

  • Business driver data for hosts

  • Entity filters

  • Token authentication

Moviri - Microsoft SCOM ExtractorAdded support to import the HOST_CPU_NUM metric for hosts.
Moviri - Entuity ExtractorEnhanced to collect the BYIFCLASS_DROP_PKT_RATE metric.
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