4.0.00 enhancements

This topic contains information about enhancements and fixes in BMC PATROL for VMware vSphere 4.0.00 and provides instructions for downloading the installation files.

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Enhancements

Support for BMC ProactiveNet Central Monitoring Administration

BMC PATROL for VMware vSphere version 4.0.00 is BMC ProactiveNet Central Monitoring Administration (CMA) enabled. The VMware vSphere monitor type can be configured through CMA.

For more information, see Configuring in a BMC ProactiveNet Performance Management environment.

New Application classes and parameters

The following table lists the new application classes and parameters available in BMC PATROL for VMware vSphere v4.0.00:

Application classesParameters
VSM_VSWITCH_CNTR 
 
VMware Datastore Cluster (VSM_STORAGE_POD)
VMware Distributed Virtual Switch (VSM_DVS)

Overall status of the Distributed Virtual Switch (Status)

VMware Host Virtual Switch (VSM_VSWITCH)

Number of available ports (Available Ports)

VMware Host (VSM_HOST)

Total time elapsed since last system startup (Uptime)

VMware Virtual Machine Snapshot Container (VSM_VM_SNAPSHOT_CNTR)

Total number of snapshots (SnapshotCount)

VMware Virtual Machine Snapshot (VSM_VM_SNAPSHOT) 

Total size of the snapshot (SnapshotSize)

VMware Virtual Machine Datastore Performance (VSM_VM_DS_PERF) 

VMware Datastore Performance (VSM_DATASTORE_PERF)

New Menu commands

The following table lists the new menu commands introduced in BMC PATROL for VMware vSphere v4.0.00:

Application classMenu command
VSM_CLUSTERTOP VMs (VSM_Cluster)
VSM_HOSTTOP VMs (VSM_HOST)
VSM_DATASTORETOP VMs (VSM_DATASTORE)
VSM_RESOURCE_POOLTOP VMs (VSM_RESOURCE_POOL)

Downloading the installation utility and the product

This section provides information for downloading BMC PATROL for VMware vSphere 4.0 from the BMC Electronic Product Distribution (EPD) website.

Note

If you have previously downloaded other BMC products, you might have an older version of the installation utility on your hard drive. BMC recommends that you use the latest version of Installation Utility, BMC Installation Utility 9.5.00. To download the latest version of the installation utility for this service pack, perform the following steps.

  1. Create a directory in which to place the downloaded files. 

    Note

    On Microsoft Windows systems, ensure that the directory is only one level into the directory structure. The EPD package creates a directory in the temporary directory when you extract the files, and the directory that contains the installation image must not be in a directory deeper than two levels into the directory structure.

  2. Go to http://www.bmc.com/available/epd.html.
  3. At the logon prompt, enter your user ID and password, and click Submit.
  4. On the Export Compliance and Access Terms page, provide the required information, agree to the terms of the agreements, and click Continue.
  5. If you are accessing this site for the first time, create an EPD profile to specify the languages and platforms that you want to see, per the EPD site help; otherwise, skip to step 6.
  6. Verify that the correct profile is displayed for your download purpose, and select the Licensed Products tab.
  7. Expand BMC Performance Manager for Virtual Servers to show the available versions.
  8. Expand BMC Performance Manager for Virtual Servers 4.0.00 to show the available products/components.
  9. Expand BMC PATROL for VMware vSphere 4.0.00 to download the service pack and BMC PATROL Installation Utility 9.5.00 to download the installation utility for the appropriate platform.
  10. Based on the operating system, select the check boxes next to the files and documents that you want to download. The download page displays the following links:

    Link titleActual file name
    BMC PATROL Version 4.0.00 for Vmware vSphere - Windows OnlyPATROL_for_VMware_vSphere_40.zip
    BMC PATROL Version 4.0.00 for Vmware vSphere - All UNIX/LINUXPATROL_for_VMware_vSphere_40.tar
    BMC PATROL Installation Utility Version 9.5.00 - Windows Onlyins_WINDOWS_9500.zip
    BMC PATROL Installation Utility Version 9.5.00 - All UNIX/LINUXins_ALL_9500.tar
  11. To download the selected files, click Download (FTP) or Download Manager:
    • Download (FTP) places the selected items in an FTP directory, and the credentials and FTP instructions are sent to you in an email message.
    • Download Manager enables you to download multiple files consecutively and to resume an interrupted download.
      This method requires a one-time installation of the Akamai NetSession client program on the target computer and is usually the faster and more reliable way to transfer files. A checksum operation is used to verify file integrity automatically.

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