Have you see the "Data browsing" pages in the 10.3/10.5 views? even if there are stil some gaps (e.g. workloads and process level data) with respect to Perceiver - which we plan to close in the following releases - they should provide what you need based on your requirement here above.
Let me know if you want to have a chat about what is available in 10.3/10.5 and our future plans.
as we discussed in Re: BCO View - Entity Filter (btw I have not cleaned up my best practices paper yet ) the ideal configuration of a Capacity Optimization workspace looks like this:
Some ETLs will allow you to organize some of these domains without any additional configuration, for example 'Virtual Infrastructure' contains VMware with all VMware data.
You can organize entities (systems, business drivers, even existing domains) in the workspace using the OBJREL dataset, either using data that comes from an external datasource (a CMBD ideally) or from Capacity Optimization itself.
You can find instructions here:
An example using an external CSV file (not my recommended option) is here: Re: Using Objrel Configuration Data Extractor (BCO Utility)
Another pointers to helpful infoRe: problem using OBJREL and CSV Imports to create hierarchies
You don't need to change/configure Hierarchy Rules: these are taken care automatically when you create an ETL tasks using the OBJREL.
Please contact me privately if you'd like some help to get this runnning.
Thanks for the fast responses! I am going to load some data into our DEV environment and explore the Data Explorer feature, looks good.
Giuseppe - a 10.3 overview chat sounds great. Speaking with the rest of my team, it would be great to set up a webex some time in the next couple of weeks for a demo of all new features.
Renato - Thanks for that, I'll certainly have a read through all of these. We have a BMC CMDB implementation which we may be able to integrate with which could be the solution going forward. We looked at the CSV file option as well in the past but felt it would require too much maintenance. Initially we need a Perceiver style replacement so our users can view data similar to Perceiver - the data explorer looks like it could be the anwer. I'll be in touch soon!
I am hoping to upgrade all components to 10.3 in the next week or so. As we will be dropping VMware data from Perceiver (due to vCentre proxy ability being remove from the patrol/perform 10.3 agent) I have had to revisit how we get something similar in place in BCO.