Before installing the product, verify that the target computers meet the requirements listed in the following table. This section provides release-specific information about requirements and supported resources for PATROL for AIX.
To get complete compatibility information for PATROL for AIX, use the BMC Solution and Product Availability and Compatibility Utility on the Product Availability and Compatibility page.
Supported operating systems
Following table lists the operating systems that are supported by PATROL for AIX.
Supported operating system
IBM® AIX® 7.1, 64-bit hardware, 64-bit kernel, 64-bit ABI
POWER6®, POWER7®, POWER8®, and POWER9®are supported systems.
Note: Hardware Management Console (HMC) monitoring is not supported on Power9.
|IBM® AIX® 7.2, 64-bit hardware, 64-bit kernel, 64-bit ABI|
Supported Linux operating systems for AIX remote monitoring
Cross platform monitoring is supported from Linux based PATROL Agent. Following table lists the operating systems that are supported by PATROL for AIX.
Supported operating system
Red Hat Enterprise Linux versions
Red Hat subscription
The product requires some additional libraries to be present on the system (see list below).
The preferred method to add any missing libraries is to use the yum command to fetch the necessary library packages from the RHN (Red Hat Network) repository via the Internet. To use this method, a Red Hat subscription is needed. Register the system by clicking System > Administration > Red Hat Subscription Manager in the menu on the server itself. After registering the system, you can use
yum install to download and install the required libraries from the RHN.
Ensure that the following libraries are present to install the PATROL Agent. To install the libraries, use the following commands.
Command to install the library on RHEL
Supported Windows operating system for AIX remote monitoring
Cross platform monitoring is supported from Windows based PATROL Agent. Following operating systems are supported by PATROL for AIX:
- Microsoft Windows 2012 64-bit
- Microsoft Windows 2012 R2 64-bit
- Microsoft Windows 2016 64-bit
Supported BMC products
|TrueSight Operations Management|
Installing into a UNIX environment without a browser
You must launch the installation utility from the command line and use the -serveronly command line option.
TCP/IP network communications must be available
If you are installing an agent or console with PATROL for Linux, you must specify the port number to connect to all the agent computers.
The default port number for the PATROL Agent is 3181.
Dedicated PATROL account
See Accounts for information about user account requirements.
You must create a dedicated user account before PATROL is installed. Use this account as your PATROL default account. The PATROL account must conform to the following guidelines:
PATROL for AIX User Account Requirements
The user account must have permission to create directories and write the installation logs to the $HOME and /tmp directories on the computer where you are installing products.
(recommended) Install PATROL on local partitions. If PATROL is installed on NFS-mounted partitions, the root account must have root access permissions on the NFS server.
Do not use the root account to install PATROL for AIX; this could create security risks. Root account permissions are required to set the setuid bit for specific binaries.
Setuid root permissions
See Components that Require setuid Permissions and supported BMC PATROL products for information about PATROL for AIX components.
Ensure that the umask setting for the installation account is set to 022.
BMC products are certified for use on supported operating system versions. BMC does not explicitly test for OS patches/updates that are released after a BMC product is released.
BMC products should work fine with minor updates to these supported operating systems. For assistance, please contact BMC Customer Support.
System requirements for PATROL for AIX
|PATROL products||Any supported BMC PATROL Agent|
Use PATROL Agent 10.0 or later for AES encryption.
BMC recommends to use the latest version of PATROL Agent.
|Disk space||450 MB for PATROL Agent for UNIX||Without components and KMs|
|100 MB for PATROL for AIX KM||NA|
|10 MB space in the /tmp folder|