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Thanks to everyone who attended the recent webinar about modeling network capacity to accommodate the surge in remote workers.  This is something that everyone (or nearly everyone) is experiencing at this time.

 

Our goal was to provide you with useful information that could help you mange the network capacity requirements at your company.   As  reminder, here are the use cases that we covered in the webinar:

  • Model your current bandwidth
  • Monitor your bandwidth use to detect if expansion is needed
  • Model business continuity scenarios
  • Monitor end user response for applications

 

For folks that were unable to attend the webinar or have co-workers that you would like to share it with, here is the link to the webinar recording.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcSwwxubwU0&feature=youtu.be

 

Also, several people asked for a copy of the presentation from the webinar.

You can find it right here.

 

If you have questions that weren't asked/answered in the webinar, please post them in this Community.  Odds are -- others have the same or similar questions.

If there are other topics you would like for us to have a webinar on, please let us know.  Share them in the Comments section of this blog.

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We are very pleased to announce that both BMC Helix Capacity Optimization 20.02 and TrueSight Capacity Optimization 20.02 have been released and they are now available!

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The 20.02 release includes enhanced reporting, additional data collection, and improved user experience and more.  Here’s the details for the new capabilities in the 20.02 release.

  • Enhanced reporting capabilities
    • Advanced reporting capabilities using Smart Reporting TrueSight Capacity Optimization now offers a new way to create, administer, and publish custom advanced reports when integrated with TrueSight Smart Reporting. For details on integration, see Integrating with TrueSight Smart Reporting.
    • New Summary Data Mart wizard to create custom data marts
      Using the new Summary Data Mart wizard, you can build a custom data mart to retrieve the data according to your requirements. This simple and easy-to-use wizard allows you to create data marts using the necessary metrics without requiring a knowledge of SQLs. This custom data mart can then be used in a custom view or report. For details, see Creating a summary data mart for a custom view or report.
    • New Chart sizing options available for charts in capacity views 
      You can now maximize or minimize any charts included in capacity views pages. When maximized, the chart is displayed in the full-screen mode. For details, see Managing charts.

· Empowered Service-aware planning with an extended look back and forecasting duration

      You can now extend the forecasted days to saturation analysis window in the Business Services view to 180 days. This can be achieved by leveraging the Use long term data to compute indicators parameter added for the Days to Saturation indicator in the Thresholds page. For details, see Indicators.

  • Improved User Experience
    • Time zone user preferences for Investigate
      The Investigate Tool now allows you to view data in different timezones in investigate studies. This can be achieved using the new options added in the Settings page at the Investigate Study level. For details, see Creating and managing Investigate Studies.
    • Self-help
      Embedded self-help is now available. It provides guided assistance that helps you learn to navigate the product and complete tasks. From the Self-help pane, you can access relevant quick tours, links to documentation help topics, and videos.
    • Display of the Gateway Server hostname on the Configuration page
      When you configure the BMC Client Gateway for the Gateway Server, the Gateway Server hostname is now displayed on the Gateway Server Configuration page and the Manager run log files. For details, see Adding, removing, and inspecting Gateway Server details.

 

  • Simplified Data Access Control
    New Agent Data REST API now available. It does analyze real-time data and historical data to address any capacity and performance issues in your environment. For details, see Agent Data API.

 

  • Extended Coverage for Data Collection
    • Support for Pivotal Cloud Foundry:
      • New ETL to import data from Pivotal Cloud Foundry – Pivotal Cloud Foundry, a unified, multi-cloud platform to manage enterprise applications at scale is now supported. The Pivotal CF - Integrator enables you to extract capacity metrics from both Pivotal Cloud Foundry component VMs and Applications manager. For details, see Integrator for Pivotal CF.
      • New out-of-the-box view for Pivotal Cloud Foundry - The new, out-of-the-box, Pivotal Cloud Foundry view enables you to manage the capacity and efficiency of containerized environment and applications, VMs, and infrastructure level. For details, see Pivotal Cloud Foundry view.
         
    • New ETL to import data from the Nutanix Acropolis Hypervisor
      The new Nutanix - Prism API Extractor for AHV ETL enables you to collect configuration and performance data of the Nutanix Acropolis Hypervisor entities.

    • ETL module enhancements:
      • k8s data collection updates - Enhanced to support data collection from RedHat Openshift 3.9 to 4.1 and Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE)
      • Dynatrace ETL  - enhanced to support Hostname, Dynatrace Entityid and Dynatrace Entityid/Hostname as lookup options in the Dynatrace-Extraction property
      • Enhanced Gateway VIS file parser to support additional metrics such as ability to view estimated CPU utilization for a hyperthreaded system, support timezones for systems and business drivers and better tuning for NUMA parameters

 

    • Extended software support:
      The following ETLs now support new software versions.

OpenStack API Extractor Service

Stein and Train version

Moviri Integrator for TrueSight Capacity Optimization - k8s Heapster

Kubernetes Version 1.5 to 1.14

Moviri Integrator for TrueSight Capacity Optimization – k8s (Kubernetes) Prometheus

Kubernetes Version 1.5 to 1.14

Moviri Integrator for TrueSight Capacity Optimization - Splunk

Splunk 7

 

 

  • Platform Updates
    • New operating systems versions are now supported for Application Server, ETL Engine, Gateway Server, and Capacity Agents. For a list of all the supported operating systems, see Planning.

 

  • and more....

 

 

Want to learn more?

Access the release notes of BMC Helix Capacity Optimization 20.02 and TrueSight Capacity Optimization 20.02!

Sign-up for the upcoming Live Webinar focused on ‘What’s new in Helix/TrueSight Capacity Optimization’  and check out the Best Practices Webinar Calendar for more sessions.

 

BMC Helix Capacity Optimization is the new cloud-based capacity management solution designed to align IT resources with business service demand and offered by BMC as part of the Helix Optimize suite.

 

More solution details at:

BMC Helix Capacity Optimization

BMC Helix Optimize suite

TrueSight Capacity Optimization

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Thanks for attending the webinar From IT Silos to Business Value.  There were several questions submitted on the webinar.  Below are the questions that were submitted during the webinar with responses.

 

If you missed the webinar, you can watch it on demand.  Click here to watch the webinar now

 

Questions

 

  • So the TCRO methodology is applied across the multiple Business IT management departments?

The best path forward is to pick a particular project or domain.  Select a business IT management team where you find support and where there is the knowledge of costs and other details.  If you have not done such it is best to start with a focused effort.  Once the team, practice and processes and automation are established you can then extend this to other Business IT management departments.  The goal is to practice TCRO across the entire organization and have a regular cadence for this work with a team who owns it and virtual partners in the business team to be part of it.

 

  • As pertains to the goals and purposes of the TCRO, especially with the continuous cost management in support of business strategy, for small business, can you speak to how these folks whose purse strings are not as large may not be able to open it, the purse strings, as wide, but yet wishes to stay progressive on the Information highway.

With regards to the practices of TCRO, it should not make a difference if you are part of an organization with a large or small budget.  The technology cost and resource optimization could arguably be even more important in an organization where money is short.  When you apply TCRO you then know exactly where to place the priorities and you won’t waste funding which benefits smaller organizations with little budgets even more.

 

  • Are you seeing that some of the operational expenses are as a result of wading through "vendor lock-in” because organizations as a result of the explosion of the Cloud have gone out on their own and have chased different CSPs?

There is vendor lock-in with the cloud service providers that is due to unique technical offerings.  However, most companies use multiple cloud providers based on their technical and business requirements.  The rise in operational expenses is due primarily to lack of governance on cloud usage and a lack of understanding and insights of the cost of cloud services purchased.  The usage price model that the CSPs offer can make it challenging for organizations to predict their cloud costs.

 

  • For those who are not too comfortable with the public cloud, do you have any statistics for community cloud growth? 

Research In Action does not collect data about community cloud use.  

 

  • Visualize/Optimize demand of resources, Continuous cost management and Prioritize capabilities aren´t new goals for businesses. How must it be understood in today’s DevOps business operations? 

As DevOps is supposedly enhancing speed and quality of software, and development teams are continuously working on new things or are continuously releasing, the planning, management and optimization needs are still there.  The key difference is that in this DevOps world we need actual data all the time in real time and self-service that enables data to be consumed when needed by those that need it.  Otherwise we make decisions based on yesterday’s data.  That is why the right tools capturing the resources correctly and its associated costs are essential.

 

  • Where could I find a TCRO methodology documents to read more about it adoption? 

Here are a few resources.

 

If you have other questions about Technology Cost and Resource Management, please ask. 

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The Knowledge Article is one of many channels BMC customers can use to help solve issues. The self-help tool is available on a 7 by 24 basis. Here are 5 top articles used by our TrueSight Capacity Optimization (TSCO) customers to assist with problem resolution.

 

 

A list of top viewed Knowledge Articles for TrueSight Capacity Optimization is available on this page. It is updated monthly.

 

Top Viewed Knowledge Articles for TrueSight Capacity Optimization

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We are very pleased to inform you that TrueSight Capacity Optimization 11.5.01 has been released and it is now available to you!

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Key new features in TrueSight Capacity Optimization 11.5.01 include:

 

  • Enhanced Google cloud support
    • A new out-of-the-box views for Google VM instancesis now available to allow you easily get visibility into capacity utilization and potential bottlenecks in GCP VMs capacity
    • Enhanced ETL modules to import Google data - GCP ETL has been enhanced to support data collection by using a single service account for multiple Google Cloud projects and to collect additional metrics for CPU, disk, and network entities.

 

  • Improved User Experience
    • Enhanced recommendation details  - Recommendations now include details related to criteria used for generating the recommendation, context charts and benefits summary to increase awareness in leveraging those precious actionable information to increase efficiency in your IT infrastructure
    • Datamart import/export - You can now export and import custom data marts and reuse them in multiple environments of TrueSight Capacity Optimization, without having to recreate them; for example, this enhancement can be of help in case of view migration from dev to prod environment
    • Custom rolling statistics creation - The Rolling Statistics tab is added to the Custom statistics page to display the predefined set of entities and metrics for out-of-the-box rolling statistics. You can also create custom rolling statistics for additional metrics to increase flexibility and effectiveness in managing your data
    • Domain filter enhancements - Domain filtering capabilities in capacity views has been enhanced .The domain filter page displays all the domains in your environment with pagination to effectively navigate through the domain pages and easily display the data of your interest
    • Enhancements to custom view templates:
      • Ability to configure the right Y-axis in the charts - You can now customize the metric parameters to enable the metric value to be displayed on the right Y-axis in page view templates including charts
      • Custom data marts can be now used to configure view pages based on Tree Map and Sunburst template
    • Enhanced Kubernetes view - You can now get visibility into Kubernetes pods, controllers, and containers.
    • Simplified Investigate Study creation
    • Enhanced manager run configuration for Gateway Server
    • Support for registering Capacity Agents using the API
    • Enhanced documentation - A new section, Implementing, is added to the documentation. It contains end-to-end use cases for different environments. The use cases describe how you can use TrueSight Capacity Optimization in your environment to meet your capacity management goals.

 

  • Extended Coverage for Data Collection
    • Metrics for Numa systems and HP IVM guests - The Capacity Agent can now collect metrics from Numa systems and additional metrics from HP IVM guests.
    • New ETL to import data from AppDynamics - The new AppDynamics ETL enables you to collect data from AppDynamics, which is an application performance monitoring solution for enterprise technologies and cloud-native environments.
    • Additional data sources for the Business Services view - Business Service view can be now populated also by levearing the integrations with Service Now, Dynatrace and Appdynamics
    • ETL module enhancements:
      • Hitachi Device Manager ETl has been enhanced to support data collection for physical disks
      • k8s data collection updates - Enhanced to support data collection from different Kubenetes controllers, such as Deployment, ReplicationController, ReplicaSet, StatefulSet, and DaemonSet.
      • Enhanced BMC - Atrium CMDB Integration
    • Extended software support:
      • Storage All-in-One ETL for TrueSight Capacity OptimizationIBM DS888x
        OpenStack API ExtractorRocky
        Oracle Enterprise Manager Extractor13c Release 3 (13.3.0.0)
        Moviri Integrator for TrueSight Capacity Optimization - EntuityEntuity 17

 

  • Simplified Data Access Control
    • Enhanced ETL Development Kit - The ETL Development kit now allows you to modify existing ETL packages and activate or deactivate the packages without using Integration Studio.
    • Restricted access to public APIs - Access to the following public APIs is now restricted. As an administrator, you must provide the read or write permission to users for accessing these APIs.
    • New API key for programmatic access - You can now generate an API key that allows programmatic access to the TrueSight Capacity Optimization functionalities. You can use this key to authenticate users to connect to the TrueSight Capacity Optimization console in the following scenarios: 1) Activating the custom ETL package using the ETL Development Kit (EDK); 2) Calling the public APIs
    • Proxy support for Remote ETL Engine - The Remote ETL engine is enhanced to support proxy server configuration for communication between the Remote ETL Engine scheduler and the Application Server. For enabling the proxy server configuration, an additional screen is added in the AS and ETL Engine installer

 

  • Platform Updates
    •     RHEL 8 support for Capacity Agents
    •     Support for using multiple TrueSight Capacity Optimization instances with a single Presentation Server

 

  • and more....

 

Want to learn more?

Access the release notes of TrueSight Capacity Optimization 11.5.1!

 

Leverage the TrueSight Capacity Optimization - How to Videos playlist to discover the newer and cooler features included in this new version and more.

 

Check out the recording of the Live Webinar we delivered on July,31st focused on the New ETL Development Kit for TrueSight Capacity Optimization.

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We are very pleased to inform you that Version 2.0 of the View Migration Toolkit for TrueSight Capacity Optimization it is now available!

 

The View Migration Toolkit will help you to expedite the process of migrating your custom views from the TrueSight Capacity Optimization console to the TrueSight console.

 

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View Migration Toolkit v2.0 includes the following key features and enhancements:

 

  • Added options to specify the target product version for the TSPS view to create (10.7.01 / 11.0/ 11.3 / 11.5)
  • Added support for Business Driver Data Explorer template (for target versions 11.3+ with latest CHF)
  • Added support for multiple tables in Summary Table template (for target versions 11.3+ with latest CHF)
  • Added support for exporting also custom data marts (in case you need to export from an env and import in another one, useful for testing and debugging)
  • Added advanced options to drive the conversion
  • Minor bug fixes

 

 

 

Want to learn more?

Access the page at It's time to migrate your views! Catch the View Migration Toolkit and go! and download the attached package to start using the tool and migrate your views!

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Hello,

 

At BMC Education, we understand and care for the end user needs. We know that subscriptions are a great way to learn about the product functionalities in a flexible manner and at a low cost.

Hence we have come up with three brand new subscriptions for 11.x version of TrueSight Capacity Optimization. For further details, visit the following links:

 

https://www.bmc.com/education/courses/truesight-capacity-optimization-essential-subscription-administrators-consultants.html

https://www.bmc.com/education/courses/truesight-capacity-optimization-essential-subscription-capacity-planners.html

https://www.bmc.com/education/courses/truesight-capacity-optimization-explore-subscription.html

 

Feel free to connect with us for any queries. Always happy to help !!

 

Nidhi Gupta Dirk Braune Stefano Visconti Devinder Lamba Paul Beavers Giorgio Gasparini Geoffrey Bergren Kamraun Marashi Sabrina Paprocki

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We are very excited to announce the release of TrueSight Cloud Cost Control 11.5, the cloud service expense management solution that optimizes costs and utilization for multi-cloud infrastructure services, providing insights and control over operating expenditures and budgets.

 

 

Key new features in TrueSight Cloud Cost Control 11.5 include:

 

  • New workflow to manage savings recommendations and automatically execute saving actions (for AWS)
    • Ability to leverage a supervised workflow to manage resource usage recommendations - As a capacity planner, you can now use the Resource usage page to take appropriate actions on idle VMs and overallocated VMs by reviewing recommendations. You can also decide to ignore the recommendations for example related to your business critical applications or include them in a list of committed recommendations to be shared with the appropriate stakeholders for execution
    • Ability to automatically execute recommendations for AWS VMs - For AWS VMs, you can now automatically execute generated recommendations for AWS VMs to optimize your AWS cloud expenditures.You can achieve this by integrating TrueSight Cloud Cost Control with TrueSight Cloud Cost Service. For more information, see Integrating with TrueSight Cloud Cost Service to enable automated implementation of recommendations.

 

  • Enhanced integrations - Enhanced integration for both AWS and Microsoft Azure has been also included in this version to improve the ability to manage public cloud resources being able to also automatically import related business services details:
    • New support for Azure GovCloud & AWS GovCloud

 

    • Enhanced support for AWS CloudWatch agent data collection - Simplified process of enabling the Cloud Watch agent on AWS to collect additional metrics for the AWS instances which allows to you to improve efficiency in the AWS cloud resources adoption being able to easily identify disk and memory bottlenecks and plan for memory upgrades and disk expansions to stick with planned budget for AWS resources

 

 

 

Want to learn more?

 

Access the release notes of TrueSight Cloud Cost Control 11.5!

 

Get access to the new Free Trial for TrueSight Cloud Cost Control!

 

Leverage the TrueSight Cloud Cost Control - How to Videos playlist to discover the newer and cooler features included in this new version and more.

 

 

 

For more information about TrueSight Cloud Cost Control, go to www.bmc.com/cloudcost .

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We are very pleased to inform you that TrueSight Capacity Optimization 11.5 has been released and it is now available to you!

 

Key new features in TrueSight Capacity Optimization 11.5 include:

 

 

  • New Business Service view - With this version, you will easily get visibility into capacity of your business services and service pools. The new Business Service view is a set of executive views displaying business service health from a capacity perspective which brings service-aware capacity planning to both the Capacity Planners as well as Executives, Managers and most importantly, Service Owners. 
Together with the Business Service View we have introduced a new concept called the “Service Pool” which is a group of resources that form an infrastructure or technology layer (tier) within an application or a business service to enable you to execute capacity planning from a consumer perspective rather than the resource provider perspective. These service pools are the foundation of computation for Application/Service tiers and upon which these new views are built.

 

  • New Containerized Capacity Agent - You will be now able to quickly and easily install a capacity agent in a containerized environment. This addition brings a simplified deployment and management of capacity data collection in containerized workflows.

 

  • Enriched Visualization capabilities:
    • Capacity Views Transformation - New and enhanced view pages templates have been included in this release to help you creating and structuring more powerful custom views in the TS Console with a minimal need of programming skills. In particular:
        • New Business Driver Data explorer template provides easy and dynamic visualisation of Business Driver metrics
        • Enhanced Data Mart Explorer template now supports category bar charts bringing more flexible ways to visualize the data leading to deeper insights and the ability to view a breakdown of data grouped by category thanks to category charts addition. Moreover, thanks to support for multi-chart type graphs you will be able visualize data in combined charts such as combine stacked and non-stacked metrics
    • Enhanced web-based Investigate tool - Role-based access control for Investigate study groups is now supported. You can now share your Investigate studies with other users. Administrators can grant access to specific Investigate study groups so that other users can view the associated Investigate studies.

 

  • Enhanced Integrations  - A number of important new and enhanced integrations have been released as part of 11.5 version to expand the coverage for capacity data collection.
    • New integrations:
        • BMC Discovery to allow Service-Aware capacity planning for Discovery users without the need of leveraging a CMDB.You can build business services from discovered entities or import manual groups as business services.You can use this data to analyze capacity at the business service, applications, and service pool levels.
        • ServiceNow, to bring in service topology and business drivers

 

    • Enhanced support for public cloud - Enhanced integration for both AWS and Microsoft Azure has been also included in this version to improve the ability to manage public cloud resources being able to also automatically import related business services details:
        • New support for Azure GovCloud & AWS GovCloud
        • Enhanced support for AWS CloudWatch agent data collection - Simplified process of enabling the Cloud Watch agent on AWS to collect additional metrics for the AWS instances which allows to you to improve efficiency in the AWS cloud resources adoption being able to easily identify disk and memory bottlenecks and plan for memory upgrades and disk expansions

    • Enhanced support for Databases - The Integration with Oracle Enterprise Manager now supports ASM metrics

 

    • Enhanced support for Kubernetes:
        • New Kubernetes ETL via Prometheus API
        • Support for OpenShift in Kubernetes connector

 

    • Enhanced support for Storage:
      • Enhanced support for EMC XtremIO, Hitachi, and IBM storage
      • All-In-One Storage ETL for Dell EMC ScaleIO SAN, NetApp SolidFire, and Dell EMC VMAX

 

    • New utility for creation of custom-ETLs - The new ETL Development Kit enables you to create Java and Perl custom ETLs without using Integration Studio. For more information, see Developing custom ETLs.

 

  • Documentation enhancements
    • Redesigned documentation for Planning, Upgrading, and 5 high-priority ETLs
    • End-to-end use case topic for vSphere

 

  • and more....

 

Want to learn more?

Access the release notes of TrueSight Capacity Optimization 11.5!

 

Leverage the TrueSight Capacity Optimization - How to Videos playlist to discover the newer and cooler features included in this new version and more.

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What is so special about CCC View? How data warehouse-related functionalities are managed? How to collect data using ETLs? How to create a correlation analysis and how to design a model using this analysis? Which different templates are available in TrueSight Capacity Optimization? How to manage views using TrueSight console???

 

Do you struggle to find answers to these questions? Then here is the good news for you

 

Education Services is offering two brand new trainings - TrueSight Capacity Optimization 11.x: Fundamentals Using, and TrueSight Capacity Optimization 11.x: Fundamentals Administering - which provide answers to above questions and also cover many other exciting topics such as virtual planning, reservations, and role-based access control.

more information about these trainings can be found at TrueSight Capacity Optimization Learning Path.

 

 

 

Dirk Braune Nidhi Gupta Geoffrey Bergren Giorgio Gasparini Avinash Narkhede Snehal Patil Tommy Boatman Anjali Chauhan

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Coming up on October 18, 2018 is BMC’s annual user event, the BMC Exchange in New York City!

 

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During this free event, there will be thought-provoking keynotes including global trends and best practices.  Also, you will hear from BMC experts and your peers in the Digital Service Operations (DSO) track.  Lastly, you get to mingle with everyone including BMC experts, our business partners, and your peers.  Pretty cool event to attend, right? 

 

In the DSO track, we are so excited to have 3 customers tell their stories. 

  • Cerner will speak about TrueSight Capacity Optimization and their story around automation and advanced analytics for capacity and planning future demand.   Check out Cerner’s BizOps 101 ebook
  • Park Place Technologies’ presentation will focus on how they leverage AI technology to transform organizations.
  • Freddie Mac will join us in the session about vulnerability management.  Learn how your organization can protect itself from security threats.  Hear how Freddie Mac is using BMC solutions. 

 

BMC product experts will also be present in the track and throughout the entire event.

  • Hear from the VP of Product Management on how to optimize multi-cloud performance, cost and security
  • Also, hear from experts on cloud adoption.  This session will review how TrueSight Cloud Operations provides you visibility and control needed to govern, secure, and manage costs for AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud services.

 

At the end of the day, there will be a networking reception with a raffle (or 2 or 3).  Stick around and talk to us and your peers.  See the products live in the solutions showcase. Chat with our partners.  Stay around and relax before heading home. 

 

Event Info:

Date: October 18th 2018

When: 8:30am – 7:00pm

  • Keynote begins at 9:30am
  • Track Sessions begin at 1:30pm
  • Networking Reception begins at 5:00pm

Where: 415 5th Ave, NY, NY 10016

 

For more information and to register, click here

 

Look forward to seeing you in NYC!  Oh, and comment below if you are planning to attend!  We are excited to meet you.

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We are very happy to announce the release of TrueSight Capacity Optimization 11.3.01.

 

 

 

Key new features in TrueSight Capacity Optimization 11.3.01 include:

 

  • Enhanced Multi Cloud Support - Extend coverage to include Google Cloud Platform, OOTB views for Microsoft Azure and Optimized recommendations for AWS virtual machines. With this version, thanks to the new Google Cloud Platform - GCP API Extractor, you will be able to collect configuration and performance data of your virtual machines that are provisioned in the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) provider. You can use the collected data to analyze and optimize the capacity of your Google Cloud infrastructure. The new Recommendations page in the AWS EC2 Instances view lists idle and over-allocated virtual machines and provides a set of recommended actions to help you resolve these efficiency issues and reduce your costs. 

 

  • Experience improvements in Views for VSphere, Hyper-V, Capacity Pools, Custom View Templates and Standard Filters

The recommendations for VSphere views have been improved to provide specific actions to address the specific recommendation.  The new Recommendations page in the Hyper-V Overview view provides a set of recommended actions to handle the virtual machines that are idle, over-allocated, and have saturating resources. You can now sort the capacity pools based on the Usage, Risk, or Efficiency score in the ascending or descending order. A number of enhancements have been made to the custom view templates to provide more control for the view administrator to design the content that will be presented in the views. have been made to the standard domain, system and time filters to allow both view administrators and users more flexibility in filtering the content that will be presented in the views.  You can now investigate the capacity and performance issues in your systems by analyzing data collected at a greater granularity (one second).

 

  • Support for one second history data and DynaTrace - You can now investigate the capacity and performance issues in your systems by analyzing data collected at a greater granularity (one second). Configure a Capacity Agent to collect data for specific metrics groups with a greater granularity to perform detailed investigation of the capacity and performance issues in your systems. The maximum granularity that you can configure for data collection is one second. The new Dynatrace ETL module supports data collection from the Dynatrace software intelligence solution.

 

  • Simplified Administration  - Reporting Aging and Automated Purging

You can now configure automated purging of older results of your reports to free up space in the file system. By default, 100 most recent results per report instance are retained, and the older report results are purged.

 

  • and much more ...

 

 

Want to learn more?

Access the release notes of TrueSight Capacity Optimization 11.3.01!

 

Leverage the TrueSight Capacity Optimization - How to Videos playlist to discover the newer and cooler features included in 11.0 version and more.

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We are very happy to announce the release of TrueSight Cloud Cost Control 11.3.01, the cloud service expense management solution that optimizes costs and utilization for multi-cloud infrastructure services, providing insight and control over operating expenditures and budgets.

 

 

 

The 11.3.01 release is significant in many aspects. Key new features and enhancements include:

 

  • Cost Optimization with Resource Usage Recommendations for Multi-Cloud Virtual machines and Saving Scenarios for AWS Reserved Instances
    1. Multi-Cloud Environment - Easily view and analyze the idle and over-allocated virtual machines in your multi-cloud environment and use out-of-the-box recommendations to optimally utilize the environment and reduce your costs.
    2. AWS Reserved InstancesYou can now access summarized and detailed views of all the active reserved instances, whether shared or dedicated, in your infrastructure across all the accounts.reduce your on-demand costs by purchasing AWS reserved instances based on out-of-the-box recommendations. These recommendations are generated after analyzing the currently running on-demand instances across all your AWS accounts.

 

  • Create groups of resources using Cost Pools - The resources in a cost pool can be associated with a specific user, cost center, or department in your organization. You can also assign a budget, and restrict user access to a cost pool.

 

  • Proactive Cloud Budgeting comprising of capabilities such as Budget Allocation to a Business service and Cost pool, Cloud Cost Analysis against Budgets and Notifications for Budget OverageYou can now define budgets for your business services and cost pools based on a budget cycle, proactively analyze the cloud costs of your business services and cost pools against the defined budgets for a budget cycle and receive automatic notifications via emails about the performance of your business services and cost pools against the budgets.

 

  • Enhanced Cloud Migration Simulation with utilization behavior based on Embedded benchmarks for Public Clouds - The simulation process now measures and analyzes the historical resource utilization of the virtual machines to be migrated, and suggests the best or ideal-sized virtual machines on public clouds.

 

  • Gain visibility into your Google Cloud Infrastructure Costs - Analyze and forecast the infrastructure needs of your Google Cloud environment. Detailed views of the cost comparison between public cloud providers and on-premises infrastructure now include Google Cloud.

 

 

Want to learn more?

 

Access the release notes of TrueSight Cloud Cost Control 11.3.01!

 

Get access to the new Free Trial for TrueSight Cloud Cost Control!

 

Leverage the TrueSight Cloud Cost Control - How to Videos playlist to discover the newer and cooler features included in 11.3.01 version and more.

 

 

 

For more information about TrueSight Cloud Cost Control, go to www.bmc.com/cloudcost .

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The Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities have been causing significant concern for IT organizations.  These vulnerabilities are in the hardware, not software.  They take advantage of the vulnerability in the CPU design and make the memory content available to unauthorized users exposing sensitive data like passwords and other personal data.  They affect most of the microprocessors produced in the last 20 years.

 

Operating System vendors are offering patches to fix these issues.  However, these patches are causing up to 30 percent performance degradation.

 

You can ensure you have the necessary compute resources with TrueSight Capacity Optimization and avoid application performance degradation.

 

Here's how:

 

  • Determine the performance impact due to the patch

The impact on the system performance due to the patch depends on the type of workload.  Measure the performance impact by performing patch testing in a safe environment.  This article from Red Hat provides some guidance on how performance characteristics might change based on various workload types.

 

  • Understand the impact on residual capacity

Before the patch is applied, simulate the impact of applying the patches using a “what-if” event analysis in a time-forecast model.  This simulates increased CPU utilization and allows you to verify if server CPU usage would go beyond acceptable thresholds.

 

The increase in CPU utilization used for the what-if simulation can be applied uniformly to all impacted systems using a single value like 20-30%.  Alternatively, you can apply multiple values for CPU utilization increase to show the impact for servers running different workloads types.

 

  • Determine the necessary capacity to satisfy service levels

For systems that do not have enough capacity to avoid performance degradation, you can determine the corrective action by performing “what-if” analysis.  This will identify the additional resources required.  You can upgrade the systems or increase the number of systems and distribute the workloads to support the capacity needs.

 

  • Visibility and utilization analysis

Once the appropriate capacity is allocated and systems are updated with the patches, use TrueSight Capacity Optimization views to understand the ongoing system performance and resource needs.

 

For examples on how to implement “what-if” analysis in time-forecasting models, view this video.

 

For more information about how BMC solutions can help you with the patching process for the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities, read this blog.

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What's New in TrueSight Capacity Optimization v11.0 On-demand Webinar is now available to you!

 

We recently announced availability of TrueSight Capacity Optimization 11.0 and we know you are eager to learn more about it!

 

Watch the recorded webinar to hear more directly from the experts!

 

 

Want to learn more?

Access the release notes of TrueSight Capacity Optimization 11.0!

 

Have a look at the 'What's new in TrueSight Capacity Optimization 11.0' deck!

 

Leverage the TrueSight Capacity Optimization - How to Videos playlist to discover the newer and cooler features included in 11.0 version and more.

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