BMC PATROL for Light Weight Protocols 2.1

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Release notes and notices
updated 19 Dec
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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December 19, 2018Technical bulletinsAdded Microsoft Windows Server 2019 support
December 17, 2018Technical bulletinsAdded Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.6 and CentOS 7.6 support
October 25, 2018Technical bulletinsAdded Ubuntu 18.04 support
October 11, 2018Technical bulletinsAdded Oracle Enterprise Linux 7.5 UEK support
July 31, 2018Technical bulletinsAdded Debian 8.11 and 9.5 support
July 25, 2018Technical bulletinsAdded Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.10 support
May 14, 2018Technical bulletinsAdded Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.5 support
September 29, 2017Technical bulletinsAdded platform support
June 23, 20172.1.00 features

BMC PATROL for Light Weight Protocols has the following new features:

  • Support for user defined location in file-based configuration
  • Support for enabling or disabling monitoring of monitor types and instances
  • Support for file-based configuration on multiple PATROL Agent
  • Support for RHEL 7.2


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.


Where to go from here

Before you get started, see Planning for information about the software and hardware requirements. For information about obtaining the installation files, see Downloading the installation files.

Parameter Reference Database (PRD)

Monitor types and attributes


Information about monitoring elements of the KM.



Planning and system requirements.



Information about installing the product and migrating the product data.



Upgrade and migration process.

Configuring after installation


Required post-installation configuration tasks.



Interface descriptions, using the product.



Issue resolution, error messages, logs, and contacting Support.
Frequently asked questions

This section addresses common questions about accessing the online help for KMs.

Additional resources

Frequently asked questions

Is 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.

PDFs and videos

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