This product contains Knowledge Modules and Monitoring Solutions that provide information about the resources or applications running on a monitored computer. The two terms are synonymous and are often used interchangeably.
A Knowledge Module (KM) is a set of files from which a PATROL Agent receives information about resources running on a monitored computer. A KM file can contain the actual instructions for monitoring objects or simply a list of KMs to load. KMs are loaded by a PATROL Agent and a PATROL Console.
KMs provide information for the way monitored computers are represented in the PATROL interface, for the discovery of application instances and the way they are represented, for parameters that are run under those applications, and for the options available on object pop-up menus. A PATROL Console in developer mode can change KM knowledge for its current session, save knowledge for all of its future sessions, and commit KM changes to specified PATROL Agent computers. A KM file contains the source code for a PATROL application.
A monitoring solution is a pre-defined set of metrics that monitor the health and performance of a specific device or service. BMC monitoring solutions are composed of monitor types and attributes.
The PATROL for BMC Server Automation documentation helps new and experienced users implement or use this product. Based on your role, the following sections of the documentation are recommended.
|New users||Getting started|
|IT Operations user||Using|
All users should view and set up a watch on the Release notes and notices page for the latest product information and documentation updates.
When working in the product, click the Help icons to directly link to the topic pertaining to your task. For working offline, you can download an Adobe Acrobat PDF of this documentation from the PDFs page.
The Infrastructure Management–PATROL Repository (Repository) comprises two sets of Monitoring Solutions and KMs, known as the Base and Extended repositories.
- The Base repository contains approximately a dozen components, including the operating system KMs.
- The Extended repository contains approximately five dozen components, including the database KMs.
Every three or four months, several components of the Repository are enhanced or added.
The PATROL for BMC Server Automation KM is a component of the repository. For information about downloading and installing the repository, see Importing the Repository.
Related product documentation
When working with the PATROL for BMC Server Automation product, you might also need to refer to the following documentation:
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Console and product compatibility
You can use the KMs and Monitoring Solutions with several BMC consoles and products.
|TrueSight Infrastructure Management 11.3, 11.0, 10.7, 10.5||TrueSight console|
|TrueSight Infrastructure Management 10.0, 9.6||Central Monitoring Administration|
|ProactiveNet 9.5, 9.6||Central Monitoring Administration|
PATROL Central Operator - Web Edition
PATROL Console for Windows
Parameter Reference Database
The contains reports of the parameters available from the KMs and solutions in the extensive Knowledge Module (KM) library.You can access these reports in CSV, PDF, or HTML format.
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