Orientation

Quick overview

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.

PATROL for Solaris reports and monitors availability and performance across critical areas of your Solaris operating system. It issues visual warnings and alarms when thresholds are exceeded, allowing easy identification of problem areas. It also allows remote, concurrent monitoring of multiple Linux operating systems from a single console. This version of the Solaris KM monitors the following components of your Solaris operating system:

  • Oracle VM Manager monitoring
  • Local and remote monitoring of the Solaris operating system
  • Enable or disable monitoring at application class level 
  • Ability to monitor multiple remote hosts
  • Single TrueSight UI for configuring remote hosts and monitor types
  • Simple local monitoring configuration

Product documentation

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

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 and videos 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.

The PATROL for Solaris is a component of the base repository. For information about downloading and installing the base repository, see Downloading the installation files.

Related product documentation

When working with the <KM/Solution> product, you might also need to refer to the following documentation:

  • BMC PATROL Agent 11.0 or later
  • Infrastructure Management–PATROL Repository

Console and product compatibility

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

ProductsConsoles
TrueSight Infrastructure Management 11.3, 11.0, 10.7, 10.5TrueSight console
TrueSight Infrastructure Management 10.0, 9.6Central Monitoring Administration
ProactiveNet 9.5, 9.6Central Monitoring Administration
PATROL Consoles

PATROL Central Operator - Web Edition 

PATROL Console for Windows

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. 

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