Before installing PATROL for VMware vSphere, verify that the target computer meets the installation requirements listed in the following table.
To get complete compatibility information for BMC PATROL for VMware vSphere, use the BMC Solution and Product Availability and Compatibility Utility on the Product Availability and Compatibility page.
Requirements for installing PATROL for VMware vSphere
|BMC PATROL products|
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|BMC TrueSight Operations Management|
BMC Helix Operations Management
|The KM is supported with BMC Helix Operations Management.|
Applications managed by PATROL for VMware vSphere
|Java Runtime Environment (JRE)|
Supports any of the following Java versions:
Note: For the latest announcement on BMC’s Java Support policies for TrueSight monitoring solutions, see
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 Vmware vSphere.
|OpenJDK 11 support is available in PATROL for VMware vSphere 4.0.20.01 and later.|
If you are installing an agent or console with PATROL for VMware vSphere, you must specify the port number to connect to all the agent computers.
The default port number is 3181 for agents.
Deployment system requirements
The following table lists the system requirements to set up VMware vCenter Server based on the size of the enterprise. To know the number of PATROL Agents required in your environment, see Determining the number of PATROL Agents required to monitor VMware vCenter Server.
|Size||Number of VMs||Number of PATROL instances||Number of parameters||BMC PATROL Agent and BMC PATROL for VMware vSphere|
|Small||500||8000||30,000||2 CPU (2 GHz), 4 GB RAM, and 20 GB disk space|
|Medium||1500||25,000||100,000||Dedicated 2 CPU (2 GHz), 4 GB RAM, and 20 GB disk space|
|Large||2500||45,000||175,000||Dedicated 4 CPU (2 GHz), 8 GB RAM, and 20 GB disk|
- For medium and large production VMware vCenter Server monitoring, all components must be installed on a 64-bit operating system and must run in 64-bit mode.
- The scalability information is based on the controlled and internal testing of BMC ProactiveNet Server, BMC ProactiveNet Integration Service, BMC PATROL Agent, and BMC PATROL for VMware vSphere. The provided values represent the maximum value recommended for each component. If you have reached the maximum value for any component, the other components might not be scaled beyond the actual value that you have used. For example, with 40,000 PATROL instances, if you are monitoring 175,000 parameters, you cannot scale the PATROL instances beyond 40,000.
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.