Entities, lookup information, and metrics for IBM Cloud API ETL

This topic provides information about the entity relationship, lookup details, and mapping between the IBM Cloud metrics and the BMC Helix Capacity Optimization metrics.

Entity list

The IBM Cloud API ETL collects the following types of entities:

  • Virtual Machines
  • Volumes
  • Business Services

Entity relationship

The following table explains the relationship between the IBM Cloud entities.

Parent entityChild entityRelationship type

Cloud - IBM Cloud

(cl:ibm)

Virtual Machine - IBM Cloud

(gm:ibm)

CL_CONTAINS_VS

Virtual Machine - IBM Cloud

(gm:ibm)

Storage Volume

(volume:ibm)

GM_USES_VOLUME

Cloud - IBM Cloud

(cl:ibm)

Storage Volume

(volume:ibm)

CL_CONTAINS_VOLUME
Business service

Virtual Machine - IBM Cloud

(gm:ibm)

BS_CONTAINS_GM

Lookup information

Entity typeLookup fields

StrongWeak
Virtual Machine - IBM CloudGUID or ID or HOSTNAMENAME
Storage Volume - IBM CloudGUID or IDNot applicable

Metric mapping

The following tables contain the mapping between the IBM Cloud metrics and the BMC Helix Capacity Optimization metrics.

Configuration metrics for Virtual Machines

CO metric

IBM Cloud metric

Operating system
(Linux/Windows/Both)

CREATION_TIMEGuest createDateBoth
CPU_NUMGuest maxCpuBoth
TOTAL_REAL_MEMGuest maxMemoryBoth
NET_IP_ADDRESSGuest primaryIpAddressBoth
DISK_NUMGuest count of blockDevicesBoth
NETIF_NUMGuest count of networkComponentsBoth
REGION_NAMEGuest datacenter.longNameBoth
OS_TYPEGuest operatingSystem.softwareDescription.nameBoth
OS_VERGuest operatingSystem.softwareDescription.versionBoth
VM_LAST_STATUSGuest powerState.keyNameBoth
REQUESTED_INSTANCE_TYPEGuest presetBoth
REGION_ID

Guest datacenter.name

Both
CREATION_TIME

Guest createDate

Both
BYDISK_SIZE

Guest disk image capacity

Both

Configuration metrics for Volumes

BMC Helix Capacity Optimization metric

IBM Cloud metric

Operating system

(Linux/Windows/Both)

CREATION_TIMEStorage createDateBoth
ST_VOLUME_TYPEStorage nasTypeBoth

ST_VOLUME_SIZE

Storage capacityGb

Both

ST_VOLUME_SNAPSHOT_NUM

snapshotCountBoth

ST_VOLUME_IOPS_LIMIT

iopsBoth

ST_LOCATION

Location.longName

Both

Performance metrics for Virtual Machines

BMC Helix Capacity Optimization metric

IBM Cloud metric

Operating system

(Linux/Windows/Both)

BYCPU_CPU_UTILUsage-cpuBoth
DISK_READ_RATE

publicIn_net_octet

Both
DISK_WRITE_RATE

publicOut_net_octet

Both
DISK_TRANSFER_RATE

publicIn_net_octet + publicOut_net_octet

Both
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