BMC PATROL for iSeries 4.0

All versions
Release notes and notices
updated 24 May

This section provides information about what is new or changed in this space, including urgent issues, documentation updates, service packs, and patches. 


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  • You can create a custom PDF of this release notes and notices branch.

The BMC Documentation portal gives you the ability to generate PDF and Microsoft Word documents of single pages, and to create PDF exports of multiple pages in a space.  

Creating PDF and Word exports

You can create a PDF of a page or a set of pages. (Non-English page exports are not supported.) You can also create a Word document of the current page.

To export to PDF or Word

  1. From the Tools menu in the upper-right, select a format:
    • Export to Word to export the current page to Word format
    • Export to PDF to export the current page or a set of pages to PDF
  2. If exporting to PDF, select what you want to export:
    • Only this page to export the current page
    • This page and its children to export a set of pages
    For example, selecting This page and its children from the home page exports the entire space to PDF.





March 17, 2016

4.0.00 features

Features available in this release:

  • Support for remote monitoring of the iSeries hosts from the following operating systems:
    • Microsoft Windows Server
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux
    • Suse Linux  
  • Enable or disable application classes from monitoring
  • Ability to add multiple hosts for remote monitoring
  • Ability to monitor using TrueSight Operations Management console

For documentation related to local monitoring of the iSeries operating system, see PDFs


Planning and system requirements.


Information about installing the product and migrating product data.


Upgrade process, migration, and configuration.


Issues resolution, error messages, logs, and contacting Support.

FAQs and additional resources
This section addresses common questions about accessing the online help for Knowledge Modules.

Will online help be available for KMs?

Online help will not be available from the following Consoles:

  • PATROL Central Operator – Microsoft Windows Edition
  • PATROL Central Operator – Web Edition
  • PATROL Console for Microsoft Windows
  • PATROL Console for UNIX.

However, online Help will continue to be available from the TrueSight Operations Management Console and BMC Central Monitoring Administration. 

How can I access the online help?

You can access the online help from the TrueSight Operations Management console and the BMC Central Monitoring Administration. For complete product documentation, refer to the KM documentation on

What kind of offline documentation can I get?

KM documentation is available in PDF format.

How do I access the documentation PDF?

You can access the offline documentation from the following locations:

  • Product documentation is available in PDF format along with the installation files on the EPD site.
  • PDFs are also available on the PDFs and videos page of the respective KM documentation on


Ready-made PDFs are created for new releases and service packs at the time of their release. Although these PDFs contain all topics, the content of some topics is better suited for online viewing.

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