What is the new TrueSight Capacity Optimization (TSCO) Agent installation Docker image?

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    TrueSight Capacity Optimization


    Capacity Optimization 11.5.01


    TrueSight Capacity Optimization 11.5


    The TSCO 11.5 installation guide describes a new Docker container method to install the TSCO Agent.  What does this new Docker container installation method provide versus a standard TSCO Agent installation?  Is this just an alternate way to install the TSCO Agent or does this provide data collection from the Docker container space?


    The TSCO Agent is software that gets deployed on a particular Linux (or other Unix/Windows OS) instance and collects performance data from the base Operating System.  The docker deployment package can be thought of as just an alternate way to install the software on a Linux OS instance (becuase in an environment that has standardized on Docker that might be an easier way to deploy TSCO than using the local install script).  So, the TSCO Agent generally isn't "Container Aware" -- it but it can be deployed into a machine via a Docker container that then runs the agent collecting data from the system level Operating System.

    Here is the system requirements documentation for the TSCO Agent:

    The TSCO 11.5 installation guide covers the only currently supported installation process of the Docker container in the "To install the Capacity Agent using a Docker container" section here:

    Additional Docker Container Statistics

    On Linux there is a new "Docker Container Statistics" metric group that is able to collect some docker performance statistics from the Linux OS on which the TSCO Agent is running.  That information is currently only accessible via the TSCO version 11.5 webInvestigate (it isn't data that is reported in the VIS file and thus isn't available as metrics in the TSCO entities created in TSCO when data is imported into the TSCO environment).  Information on those new docker related webInvestigate metric groups are here:   https://docs.bmc.com/docs/display/btco115/Docker+container+metrics#Dockercontainermetrics-docker_stats



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