PATROL KM for Log Management

The PATROL KM for Log Management monitors text, script, named pipe, and binary files in your environment. The KM provides the following monitoring features:

  • Automatically monitors key log files
  • Monitors files that do not currently exist on the system
  • Monitors log files with dynamic names using wild card characters
  • Monitors the size of log files
  • Monitors the growth rate of log files
  • Monitors the content of log files
  • Monitors the state of log files
  • Monitors the age of the log files
  • Monitors log files using numeric comparisons

The PATROL KM for Log Management also provides the following management features:

  • Triggers alerts when a log file exceeds a specified size
  • Triggers alert when a text string or regular expression is discovered within a log file
  • Creates automated recovery actions when a log file exceeds an acceptable size or growth rate
  • Configures log searches to
    • Ignore subsequent alerts for a specified number of polling cycles if the search finds a matching string or regular expression in a log file
    • Override an ignored alert if the search finds a matching string or regular expression more than n times before the ignore setting is completed
    • Specify the number of log scan cycles after which a WARN or ALARM state is automatically changed to OK
  • Creates robust searches by using NOT and AND statements with the text strings or regular expressions in the log search
  • Alerts for log file age
  • Sets multiple schedules for multiple polling cycles per log file
  • Disables/enables default log monitoring

You can set up the following predefined recovery actions to execute when monitored log files exceed a specified size or growth rate.

  • Clear and back up log files
  • Delete files
  • Run in attended and unattended modes

To get started with the PATROL KM for Log Management, see  Configuring PATROL for Log Management. .

For detailed instructions, see the  BMC PATROL for Log Management 2.7.30  documentation.

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