PATROL for Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization system requirements

This topic lists the minimum requirements and supported resources for the PATROL for Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization.

Before installing the KM, verify that the target computer meets the installation requirements listed in the following table.


To get complete compatibility information for PATROL for Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, use the BMC Solution and Product Availability and Compatibility Utility on the Product Availability and Compatibility page.

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Requirements for installing PATROL for Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization



Operating system
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.x (x86-64)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.x (x86-64)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.x (x86, x86-64)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.x (x86, x86-64)

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization
  • 4.4
  • 4.3

Java Runtime Environment (JRE)

Supports the following Java version:

  • OpenJDK 11.x and later

To monitor without using the new Oracle License, BMC recommends that you change the monitoring configuration to use the OpenJDK version 11.x. To update the Java path settings, see Configuring RHEV Manager.

OpenJDK 11 support is available in PATROL for Linux and later.
BMC TrueSight Presentation Server
  • 11.x
  • 10.x

BMC ProactiveNet


PATROL products
  • PATROL Agent version 9.6.00 or later
  • PATROL Installation Utility version 10.5.00 or later

Web browser

This product uses PATROL Installation Utility 10.5.00, which requires a browser.

For a list of supported browsers, see Installation Utility 10.5.00 documentation. 


If you are installing an agent or console with PATROL for Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, you must specify the port number to connect to all the agent computers.

The default port number is 3181.

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager certificate

Securely obtain the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager client certificate.

You need to provide the path for this certificate while configuring the KM after installation. Certificate must reside on the PATROL Agent computer.


  • For medium and large production Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager environment monitoring, all components must be installed on a 64-bit operating system and must run in 64-bit mode.
  • 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.

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