TrueSight Capacity Optimization Trial - Welcome Page

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    Welcome to the TrueSight Capacity Optimization trial



    This trial gives you the opportunity to put your hands-on TrueSight Capacity Optimization. You will be able to:

    • access some “best practice” views available in TrueSight Capacity Optimization, with specific focus on Virtual, Cloud, Storage, Big Data and Network. The full TrueSight Capacity Optimization product supports a variety of “best practice” out-of-the box views, for several compute, storage, network and other key technologies. In the following snapshot  the red boxes highlight the views that have been included in this trial.

           The following out-of-the box views are included in the trial:



         Here’s the description of some key views:


        • Capacity Pool view displays 3 key indicators representing the overall capacity and the level of efficiency and risk for each group (aka “Capacity Pool”) of homogeneous resources, such as all production level vSphere clusters or all AIX LPARs located in a specific data center. From these key indicators you can navigate to more infrastructure-oriented views.
        • Hadoop view provides capacity visibility of your Hadoop deployments. It does automatically provide an overview of the overall capacity for all your Hadoop clusters and an overview of resource utilization from the infrastructure perspective for clusters, HDFS and YARN. This view automatically identifies future capacity saturations and provides the ability to drill-down sub-resources and time periods to assess performance deviance.
        • OpenStack view provides full visibility of your private cloud based on Openstack, in terms of all cloud constructs, including Availability Zones, Regions, Host Aggregates, Virtual Clusters and Tenants. Specific indicators such as “spare capacity” in terms of number of VMs and  CPU overcommit ratio and recommendations such as estimated “days to saturation” are also provided. From this view you can drill down to hypervisor-specific views (e.g. vSphere or KVM)
        • Storage Capacity view provides capacity information about all the storage systems, storage pools, volumes, hosts, filers and shares present in your environment. It allows to easily recognize possible oversubscription risks and impeding saturations within storage pools and identify un-mapped volumes to reclaim unused storage capacity. It also allows storage admins to easily get information related to volumes mapped to hosts to determine the capacity that is actually consumed by each host
        • Network view provides capacity information about all network devices (e.g. firewall, load balancers, routers, etc) and network interfaces. This information can be filtered on the basis of different criteria such us vendor, hardware model, location and device type and role.This view automatically provides most used interfaces for each device and forecasted saturations on used ports and interfaces.
        • vSphere view provides detailed visibility of your virtual environment based on vSphere, in terms of clusters, hosts, resource pool, datastores and VMs. This view automatically provides indicators such as “spare capacity” at cluster level and estimated “days to saturation” for hosts, datastores and VMs. Recommendations on how to increase the efficiency (e.g. reduce resources for overallocated clusters or move idle VMs) and reduce the risk (e.g. remove old VM snapshots) are also provided.
        • KVM view provides detailed visibility of your virtual environment based on KVM, including  over/under-provisioned and estimated saturations of hosts and partitions.
        • Hyper-V view provides detailed visibility on your virtual environment based on Hyper-V in terms of clusters, hosts and partitions. This view automatically provides indicators such as “spare capacity” at cluster level and estimated “days to saturation” for hosts and partitions.
        • AIX view provides detailed visibility on your virtual environment based on AIX in terms of hosts, pools and partitions. This view automatically provides capacity information such as unused cores and unused memory at host level and estimated saturations for hosts and partitions. It also provides information related to partitons exceeding entitlement and and most used and under-utilized partitions.


              The documentation of all the views is available here: documentation on Best Practice views.


    • have the opportunity to try to create your custom view in the modern and mobile ready UI. Just hit the ‘Create a new custom View’ entry highlighted in the snapshot below and use the trial credentials to start this exciting experience:



              Documentation about how to create a custom view is available here: Adding a custom view to TrueSight Console.

    • Try to manage Reservations for your future projects from the Reservations tab:


    • get access to some examples of reports published in the Reports tab:



    Documentation about Reservations in TrueSight Capacity Optimization available here: Reserving capacity for upcoming projects.


    Before starting the trial you may also want to watch some introductory videos for some of these trial contents:

    How to video: Best practice Capacity Pool view,How to video: Best practice Hadoop view, How to video: Best practice Storage view and Oversubscription Risks, How to video: Reclaiming un-used storage capacity by leveraging Best practice Storage view,How to video: Best practice OpenStack view, How to video: Best practice vSphere view, How to video: Reservation-aware Capacity Management with TSCO, and to get familiar with custom view creation rely on Go mobile with TrueSight Capacity Optimization 10.7.


    Here is the link to sign up for the trial.


    We hope you will enjoy the trial and we look forward to talking to you soon,

    - TrueSight Capacity Optimization team