Configuring in a BMC PATROL environment

After you install BMC PATROL for Oracle, you must load the Knowledge Module (KM) into the BMC PATROL Console and configure the product so that it can obtain parameter data from the Oracle database. The following topics describe the tasks that you must complete before you can start using the KM:

When you configure PATROL for Oracle, you are entering the data that PATROL for Oracle needs to monitor the Oracle instance. The information that is entered includes:

  • The username and password of a privileged account to be used only for configuration
  • The username, password, and default tablespace to create the PATROL account for Oracle on the instance and install the necessary tables and views
  • The categories to use to monitor the instance

During configuration, PATROL for Oracle uses the privileged account to create the PATROL account for Oracle on the instance. PATROL then creates the tables and views, and grants the PATROL account the appropriate privileges. The privileged account is used only for account creation. PATROL then sets up the selected categories to start monitoring the instance, and starts the discovery process. Instance discovery creates the icons for the categories and starts the appropriate collector parameters to gather information for the applications.


Do not configure a logical standby instance from the ORACLE KM. For information about configuring logical standby instances from the dataguard KM, see Configuring RAC monitoring.

After you finish the tasks described in this section, you can proceed to the tasks described in Using.

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