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.

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 Light Weight Protocols provides monitoring coverage based on Internet Control Message Protocol requests (ping), Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), Domain Name System (DNS), and Port. The KM provides support for monitoring most commonly used MIBs (for example, Interface and Host MIB) and also allows you to define support for additional MIBs, commonly known as, MIB monitor. Monitoring and configuration can be done from TrueSight Operations Management console.

This Knowledge Module is created to be used with the TrueSight console or BMC Helix Operations Management. Support for PATROL consoles for this knowledge module is limited and is provided for migration purposes only.

The online documentation only covers the use of this Knowledge Module in BMC TrueSight Operations Management, BMC Helix Operations Management, and BMC ProactiveNet Performance Management environments.

Product documentation

PATROL for Light Weight Protocols 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 on the product, click the Help icons to directly link to the topic about 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.

PATROL for Light Weight Protocols product is a component of the Base repository. For information about downloading and installing the repository, see Downloading the repository.

Related product documentation

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

  • BMC PATROL Agent Open link
  • Infrastructure Management–PATROL Repository Open link

Console and product compatibility

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

TrueSight Infrastructure Management 10.5 and laterTrueSight console
TrueSight Infrastructure Management 10.5 and laterCentral Monitoring Administration
ProactiveNet 9.6Central Monitoring Administration
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. Anita Hatagale

    In Console and product compatibility section TrueSight Infrastructure Management versions are shown as compatible 10.7, 10.5. I think it should be 10.5 and any later version.

    Sep 03, 2020 11:46
    1. Swati Malhotra

      Thanks, Anita Hatagale I have made the change. It will update on the page with the September release.

      Thanks and regards,


      Sep 04, 2020 08:14