System requirements

This topic lists the minimum requirements and supported resources for the BMC PATROL for iSeries product.


To get complete compatibility information for BMC PATROL for iSeries, use the BMC Solution and Product Availability and Compatibility Utility on the Product Availability and Compatibility page.

Before installing BMC PATROL for iSeries, verify that the target computer meets the installation requirements listed in the following table.



Operating systems (for PATROL Agent only)

Any of the following operating systems:

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2, x86-64
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2, x86-64
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.x, x86-64
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.x, x86-64
  • Suse Linux, 11,12, x86-64
Minimum hardware requirements2 virtual CPU (vCPU), 4 GB RAM, x64 architecture

iSeries platform support

  • IBM i 6.1
  • IBM i 7.1
  • IBM i 7.2
Java Runtime Environment (JRE)

Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 1.7 or later

Central Monitoring Administration
  • BMC TrueSight Operations Management 10.0 and later
  • BMC ProactiveNet Performance Management version 9.5 and later

PATROL products

  • PATROL Agent version 9.5.00 or later
  • Any of the following consoles:
    • PATROL Console for Windows version 3.6 or later
    • PATROL Central Operator – Microsoft Windows Edition 7.8.00 or later
    • PATROL Central Operator – Web Edition 7.8.00 or later
Other PATROL products
  • PATROL Installation Utility version 9.6.00
  • Distribution Server version 7.8.20
  • Distribution Client version 7.8.20
  • 8475 - Remote commands over non SSL connection
  • 9475 - Remote commands over SSL connection
  • 8476 - Signon Verification (non SSL)
  • 9476 - Signon Verification (SSL)
  • 449 - Server Mapper

Disk space

  • PATROL Agent components: 137 MB
  • PATROL console components: 45 MB
  • Console Server components: 44 MB


This product uses PATROL Installation Utility 9.6.00, which requires a browser. For a list of supported browsers, see the PATROL Installation Utility online documentation.

LicenseYou must have a valid demonstration license (typically good for 30 days) or a permanent license to run your PATROL products.

If you do not have a permanent license to run your PATROL products, contact your BMC Software sales representative or the BMC Software Contract Administration department.

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