Quick overview

A Knowledge Module (KM) is a set of files from which a PATROL Agent receives information about resources running on a monitored computer. A KM file can contain the actual instructions for monitoring objects or simply a list of KMs to load. KMs are loaded by a PATROL Agent and a PATROL Console.

KMs provide information for the way monitored computers are represented in the PATROL interface, for the discovery of application instances and the way they are represented, for parameters that are run under those applications, and for the options available on object pop-up menus. A PATROL Console in developer mode can change KM knowledge for its current session, save knowledge for all of its future sessions, and commit KM changes to specified PATROL Agent computers. A KM file contains the source code for a PATROL application. 

PATROL for iSeries reports and monitors availability and performance across critical areas of your iSeries operating system. It issues visual warnings and alarms when thresholds are exceeded, allowing easy identification of problem areas. It also allows remote, concurrent monitoring of multiple IBM i systems from a single console. The 4.2.00 version of iSeries KM remotely monitors the following components of your iSeries operating system:

  • Active Jobs, Batch Jobs, Scheduled Jobs
  • ASP, Objects, Pool
  • Message Queue, Job Queues, Output Queues
  • System, Subsystem, User 
  • Network Interface, History Logs, Network Connection

Product documentation

The PATROL for iSeries documentation helps new and experienced users implement or use this product. Based on your role, the following sections of the documentation are recommended. 

All users should view and set up a watch on the Release notes and notices for the latest product information and documentation updates. 

When working in the product, click the Help icons to directly link to the topic pertaining to your task. For working offline, you can download an Adobe Acrobat PDF of this documentation from the PDFs and videos page.


The Infrastructure Management–PATROL Repository (Repository) comprises two sets of Monitoring Solutions and KMs, known as the Base and Extended repositories.

  • The Base repository contains approximately a dozen components, including the operating system KMs.
  • The Extended repository contains approximately five dozen components, including the database KMs.

Every three or four months, several components of the Repository are enhanced or added.

The PATROL for iSeries product is a component of the Base repository. For information about downloading and installing the repository, see Importing the repository.

Related product documentation

When working with the PATROL for iSeries product, you might also need to refer to the following documentation:

  • PATROL Agent 
  • Infrastructure Management–PATROL Repository

Console and product compatibility

You can use the KMs and Monitoring Solutions with several consoles and products. 

TrueSight Infrastructure Management 11.x, 10.7TrueSight console
PATROL Consoles

PATROL Central Operator - Web Edition 

PATROL Console for Windows

Parameter Reference Database

The  Parameter Reference Database (PRD) Open link contains reports of the parameters available from the KMs and solutions in the extensive Knowledge Module (KM) library. You can access these reports in CSV, PDF, or HTML format. 

You can quickly filter the list of products by typing any portion of the product name in the filter box, as shown in the following figure.

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  1. Amit Kukreti

    How many iseries servers can one agent monitor remotely ?

    Sep 18, 2019 06:29
    1. Burhan Zozwala

      There is no limitation on a basis of number of host can be added on single patrol agent. Its about how many object monitoring load you can put on that agent.

      e.g, in one scenario if each iSeries host configured for small number of total objects then we can add more host in compare with another scenario in which each host configured for large number of object monitoring.

      Sep 23, 2019 01:28