If you are using BMC Decision Support for Server Automation 8.9.x and planning to move to TrueSight Smart Reporting for Server Automation, this topic describes the considerations to take a suitable decision about the process.

This version of TrueSight Smart Reporting for Server Automation is supported with TrueSight Server Automation 8.9.x.

TrueSight Smart Reporting for Server Automation requires the following components:

  • TrueSight Server Automation - Data Warehouse - A TrueSight Server Automation component that works as the ETL engine and the data warehouse.
  • TrueSight Smart Reporting - A reporting platform to display reports from the data that is generated by TrueSight Server Automation - Data Warehouse.

Before you begin

Ensure that you do the following actions before moving to TrueSight Smart Reporting for Server Automation:

  • Take a full backup of the Master, Work, Warehouse databases.
  • Stop ETL on BMC Decision Support for Server Automation. Ensure that you move the run_etl.nsh file from $BDS_HOME/shared/odi/bin to $BDS_HOME/shared/odi directory.
  • Ensure that there are no schedules for archival or ETL jobs in TrueSight Server Automation.
  • If you are using custom reports in BMC Decision Support for Server Automation, note down the attributes used in the custom reports because after you migrate to TrueSight Smart Reporting for Server Automation, you need to create the custom reports again. For more information about how to create custom reports in TrueSight Smart Reporting for Server Automation, see Creating reports 1.

  • If you are using schedules in BMC Decision Support for Server Automation, note down the schedules for the reports because after you migrate to TrueSight Smart Reporting for Server Automation, you need to add all the schedules again by using the Broadcast option for the reports. For more information about how to create schedules for reports in TrueSight Smart Reporting for Server Automation, see Broadcasting reports. As a TrueSight Smart Reporting administrator, you can log in to TrueSight Smart Reporting to view all the schedules in Administration > Schedule Management.

Scenarios for moving from BMC Decision Support for Server Automation

ScenarioAction

TrueSight Smart Reporting for Server Automation on a new server and using existing databases (Master, Work, Warehouse, and TrueSight Server Automation)

  1. If you are using BMC Decision Support for Server Automation 8.7 or 8.8, upgrade BMC Server Automation to TrueSight Server Automation 8.9.x.
  2. Install TrueSight Server Automation - Data Warehouse and the Content Pack.
  3. Install TrueSight Smart Reporting.
  4. Modify the following parameters for the existing TrueSight Server Automation jobs and enable the schedules in TrueSight Server Automation for these jobs.
    • ETL_HOME, Target Server fields in run_archival_from_om script
    • ETL_HOME, Target Server fields in Run ETL from OM script
  5. Perform post-installation activities and use existing database option during post - installation configuration.
  6. Create the custom reports and schedules in TrueSight Smart Reporting.

For more information about the installation process including post-installation activities, see Installing 1.

For more information about modifying the TrueSight Server Automation jobs, see Running ETL using TrueSight Server Automation jobs and Archiving data by using TrueSight Server Automation jobs.

TrueSight Smart Reporting for Server Automation on the same server where BMC Decision Support for Server Automation is installed and using existing databases (Master, Work, Warehouse, and TrueSight Server Automation)

  1. If you are using BMC Decision Support for Server Automation 8.7 or 8.8, upgrade BMC Server Automation to TrueSight Server Automation 8.9.x and upgrade RSCD and NSH to 8.9.x on the server where BMC Decision Support for Server Automation is installed.
  2. Uninstall BMC Decision Support for Server Automation.
  3. Install TrueSight Server Automation - Data Warehouse and the Content Pack on the same server.
  4. Install TrueSight Smart Reporting.
  5. Modify the following parameters for the existing TrueSight Server Automation jobs and enable the schedules in TrueSight Server Automation for these jobs.
    • ETL_HOME, Target Server fields in run_archival_from_om script
    • ETL_HOME, Target Server fields in Run ETL from OM script
  6. Perform post-installation activities and use existing database option during post - installation configuration.
  7. Create the custom reports and schedules in TrueSight Smart Reporting.

For more information about the installation process including post-installation activities, see Installing 1.

For more information about modifying the TrueSight Server Automation jobs, see Running ETL using TrueSight Server Automation jobs and Archiving data by using TrueSight Server Automation jobs.


Unsupported scenario

Ensure that you do not use BMC Decision Support for Server Automation and TrueSight Smart Reporting for Server Automation (with new Master, Work, Warehouse databases) on separate servers where both the applications use the sameTrueSight Server Automation database.

Running the ETL from both BMC Decision Support for Server Automation and TrueSight Server Automation - Data Warehouse against the same TrueSight Server Automation database results in data loss.


Where to go from here

Planning for TrueSight Server Automation - Data Warehouse deployment

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