Orientation

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.

DB2 is a family of relational database management system (RDBMS) products from IBM that serve a number of different operating system platforms.

Knowledge Modules (KM) provide information for the way monitored computers are represented in the BMC PATROL interface, for the discovery of application instances and the way they are represented. It also provides information for the parameters that are run under those applications, and for the options available on object pop-up menus.

BMC PATROL for IBM DB2 contains the knowledge in the form of monitor types and attributes which is used to discover, monitor, analyze and manage the DB2 databases. 

To monitor a DB2 environment, you can configure the DB2 environment locally or remotely. With this information all the databases are automatically discovered for that environment. Depending on the type of database the database names are displayed as either general, remote or HADR database. The database partition nodes are created under general and remote databases. 

You can also monitor the performance, instances, capacity, partitions, bufferpools of a DB2 database.

BMC PATROL for IBM DB2 UDB  fetches data such as number of sectors read, number of sectors written, package cache hit ratio, bufferpool index read/write ratio, data page hit ratio, committed private memory, remote connections executing in database manager. 

Product documentation

The PATROL for IBM DB2 documentation helps new and experienced users implement or use this product. Based on your role, the following sections of the documentation are recommended. 

New usersGetting started
IT Operations userUsing
Technology Specialist
Solution Administrator

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.

Repository

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.

PATROL for IBM DB2 KM is a component of the Base repository. For information about downloading and installing the repository, see Installing.

Related product documentation

When working with the PATROL for IBM DB2 product, you might also need to refer to the following documentation:

Console and product compatibility

You can use the KMs and Monitoring Solutions with several BMC consoles and products. 

Products

Consoles

TrueSight Infrastructure Management 11.3, 11.0, and 10.7TrueSight console

Parameter Reference Database

The  Parameter Reference Database (PRD)  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. 

You can quickly filter the list of products by typing any portion of the product name in the filter box, as shown in the following figure.


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