The following table indicates the combinations of operating systems and DB2 UDB that are supported by version 9.6.00 of BMC PATROL for DB2 Universal Database. Support for a version of DB2 UDB on a particular operating system is designated by a + symbol. A blank cell indicates no support.
|Supported operating systems|
(for PATROL Agent only)
|Supported IBM DB2 versions|
|DB2 UDB ESE 11.5 (64-bit)|
|CentOS 5.6, x86-64||+||+||+||+||+|
|HP-UX 11.31i, Itanium 64||+||+||+||+||+|
|IBM AIX 7.1, 64-bit||+||+||+||+||+|
|Oracle Solaris 10, 64-bit, SPARC||+||+||+||+||+|
|Oracle Solaris 10, x86-64||+||+||+||+||+|
|Oracle Solaris 11, x86-64||+||+||+||+|
|Oracle Solaris 11, SPARC||+||+||+||+|
|Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6a, x86-64b||+||+||+||+||+|
|Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6a, zSeries, 64-bit||+||+||+||+||+|
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.x, 64-bit
Note: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 7.x is supported till 7.6.
This support is available in PATROL for DB2 version 9.6.10 and later.
|Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.x, 64-bit||+||+||+||+||+|
|SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11, x86-64b||+||+||+||+||+|
Microsoft Windows Server 2012, x64
|Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2, x64||+||+||+||+||+|
|Microsoft Windows Server 2016, x64||+||+||+||+||+|
|Microsoft Windows Server 2019, x64||+||+||+||+||+|
Includes support for all updates of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6, x86, x86-64, and zSeries.
References to x86-64 include AMD64 (which includes Opteron) and Intel 64 architecture (formerly known as Intel Extended Memory 64 Technology, or Intel EM64T).
|Microsoft .Net Framework (remote computer with Microsoft Windows OS)||.NET Framework 4.0 or later is required on the PATROL Agent system and the remote DB2 system|
|PowerShell (remote computer with Microsoft Windows OS)||PowerShell 2.0 or later is required on the PATROL Agent system and the remote DB2 system|
9.6.00 or later
|Other PATROL products|
PATROL Installation Utility version 10.7 or later
|BMC TrueSight Presentation Server|
|BMC ProactiveNet Performance Management||9.6.00|
Supports any of the following Java versions:
Note: For the latest announcement on BMC’s Java Support policies for TrueSight monitoring solutions, see
If you are migrating a PATROL Agent or console with PATROL for DB2 UDB, you must specify the port number to connect to all the agent computers.
The default port number is 3181.
|Minimum hardware requirements||2 CPUs, 4 GB RAM|
|OS accounts on UNIX|
PATROL account for UNIX (used for PATROL for DB2 installation)
Use the following guidelines when setting up the PATROL UNIX account:
|OS accounts on Windows|
PATROL account for Windows (used for PATROL for DB2 installation)
Use the following guidelines when setting up the PATROL Windows account:
OS account for PATROL for DB2 UDB (used for configuration of the instances to be monitored by PATROL). For more information, see User account requirements.
|Security||Do not use Security level 3 or higher if you are using Enterprise Configuration or the PATROL Advisor. These security levels require passwords to be entered every time the host is accessed.|
|License||You must have a valid demonstration license (typically good for 30 days) or a permanent license to run your PATROL products. If you do not have a permanent license, contact your BMC Software sales representative or the BMC Software Contract Administration department for licensing information.|
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.