In the first major product refresh since closing the acquisition of IT service analytics firm ProactiveNet last summer, BMC is adding new autodiscovery and automated synchronization functions.
ProactiveNet adopts a self-learning approach to IT infrastructure performance, tracking performance patterns to detect potential problems before they erupt. By, in effect, teaching itself about usage patterns and changes to infrastructure and utilization it projects out into the future.
The highlight is a new data collection engine that, for now, is restricted to supporting Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM), rather than BMC’s own Performance Management offering. That’s because this was the enhancement that was in progress when BMC swooped in the buy the company last summer. In place of hard coded interfaces to MOM, it includes new features that can auto-detect and synchronize when new instances of MOM go live.
Similarly, it also adds some refinements for data filtering so you can make some changes to what data you want ProactiveNet to monitor without taking the system offline. And BMC has also added a data collection point for its own TMArt product, an offering that it OEMs from Borland’s SilkTest performance testing product line, which checks transaction response time.
Although BMC is not disclosing a detailed roadmap for ProactiveNet at this point, it goes without saying that the next enhancement for the product will be to add native support for BMC’s own Performance Management and Service Impact Management offerings.
BMC ProactiveNet 7.5 is available now.