This section provides information about terminologies used in the BMC PATROL for OpenStack.

Monitor types

Monitor types are the object classes to which an application instances belong to. Monitor types are a way of classifying the data that is to be collected. For more information, see Monitor types and attributes.


Attributes are the monitoring elements of a PATROL knowledge module. Attributes are run by the PATROL Agent, they periodically use data collection commands to obtain data on a system resource and then parse, process, and store the data on the computer that is running the PATROL Agent. Attributes have thresholds and can trigger warnings and alarms. Attributes classify monitor types into types of data. For more information, see Monitor types and attributes.

Agent actions

You can configure the knowledge module, discover hosts, add objects, and set thresholds of parameters using agent actions. For more information, see Executing agent actions on a monitor.

Monitoring solutions

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.

Monitoring profiles

In BMC ProactiveNet, monitoring profiles are profiles to which the monitor types you want to enable are associated. Each solution contains multiple monitoring profiles and help to reduce unnecessary monitoring. Each monitoring profile is associated with a group of monitor types. The monitor types that belong to a profile are pre-determined. You cannot add or remove monitor types from a profile.

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