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BMC Helix

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BMC Helix Datasource

This is a Grafana datasource for fetching Metrics, Events & logs from Helix Monitor, Helix Remediate & Helix Optimize products

Requirements

Grafana 7.3.1+ is required.

BMC Helix v21.02+ license/subscription is required

Features

  • Supports Lucene queries to fetch Events & Logs
  • Supports Promql & Metricql to fetch Metrics data
  • Utilizes BMC Helix REST API's
  • Secured authentication via access key and secret key

Configuration

This datasource uses the Instana REST API to query the underlying data services.

First of all you will need to generate an Access key & Secret key in BMC Helix portal (Keys)

Configure Retrived values as shown below

datasource configuration

Usage


Query Types

The following query types are available:

  • CloudSecurity

    Use this query type to fetch compliance data of the devices in your environment.

  • Events

    Use this query type to fetch event data on the devices in your environment.

  • Metric

    Use this query type to fetch the performance metrics data of the devices in your environment.

Query Editor

This section describes the each query editor.

Cloud Security

The following image displays the CloudSecurity query type:

query type

This query type requires the following data:

FieldDescription
Query TypeUse this field to select the query type
QueryUse one of the following queries to build a panel. The options for each query type are different Asset Compliance, Policy Compliance , Compliance Trend, Risk Account, Operations, Resource Pool

Events

The following image displays the Events query type:

query type

This query type requires the following data:

FieldDescription
Query TypeUse this field to select the query type
QueryUse a Lucene query syntax here
MetricClick this field to select a metric for the query. For example, Average, Min, Max, and so on
Group bySelect a clause to group your data in the panel.

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Metrics

The following image displays the Metric query type:

query type

FieldDescription
Query TypeUse this field to select the query type
MetricsAdd a metrics query to this field. You can also select an available query form the list. Click the Metrics field to view a list of available queries.
LegendAdd a legend to appear in the panel. You can use a variable here. For example, the value of the {{hostname}} variable is replaced with the host name in the panel.
Min stepAdd a threshold for a lower limit of the Prometheus query. This setting is absolute, and cannot be changed by the value in the Resolution field.
ResolutionSets the parameter for each pixel to correspond to one data point of a Prometheus range query. Use lower resolutions for better performance.
FormatSelect one of the following formats for the panel: Time Series , Table , Heatmap
InstantUse this radio button to return only the latest value for the requested time series. Instant queries return results faster than the normal range queries.

Sample Dashboards

Events Dashboard

events_dashboard

Metrics Dashboard

metrics_dashboard

For more information, visit the docs on plugin installation.