Configuring BMC Event Adapters to start collecting events

BMC Event Adapters prepare the source event data for processing by the cell event processor.

BMC Event Adapters are installed when you install the Integration Service. Event Adapters read or monitor external event sources from IT assets, format the collected information as cell events, and send these events to the BMC TrueSight Infrastructure Management Server Cell.


Although BMC Event Adapters are also installed with the BMC TrueSight Infrastructure Management Server, BMC recommends that BMC Event Adapters not be used on the server. Event reception into Infrastructure Management must be configured on remote cells with adapters on those cells. 

 By default, BMC Event Adapters are disabled in fresh installations. 

To start BMC Event Adapters, complete the procedure appropriate for your operating system:

Related topics

Applying Infrastructure Management licenses

BMC adapters and third-party data adapters

BMC Event Adapters

To start BMC Event Adapters on Microsoft Windows

  1. Add the license. For obtaining licenses, see .
  2. Select Start > Programs > Administrative Tools > Services.
  3. Right-click the BMC Event Adapters service and select Properties.
    The BMC Event Adapters Properties dialog box is displayed.
  4. On the General tab, change the Startup Type to Automatic.
    This configures BMC Event Adapters to start automatically after a restart.
  5. Click OK and start the service.

To start BMC Event Adapters on Linux/Solaris operating systems

  1. Add the license. For obtaining licenses, see Applying Infrastructure Management licenses.
  2. Copy the /etc/init.d/BMCProactiveNetEventAdapter file into the following directories:
    • /etc/rcS.d/K02BMCProactiveNetEventAdapter
    • /etc/rc0.d/K02BMCProactiveNetEventAdapter
    • /etc/rc1.d/K02BMCProactiveNetEventAdapter
    • /etc/rc2.d/K02BMCProactiveNetEventAdapter
    • /etc/rc3.d/S98BMCProactiveNetEventAdapter
  3. Start the adapter by running the /etc/init.d/BMCProactiveNetEventAdapter start command.


    If an error occurs indicating that Event Adapter is not starting, add the pkg on both the nodes.
    # pkgadd -d libgcc-3.3-sol9-sparc-local
    # csh
    # setenv LD_LIBRARY_PATH /usr/local/lib
    # echo $LD_LIBRARY_PATH

     Configuring Event Adapters:

    Remove DISABLE from
    [Logfile 1]DISABLE
    Engine = MA::ELogfile
    # --Modify the following value(s) according to your environment--
    LogFile = /tmp/mylog.txt # Replace by the actual syslog location
    # Replace by the actual destination cell (if different from the global) ServerName = pncell_blr-
    sccluster +++

To start SNMPv3 Adapters on Linux/Solaris operating systems

  1. Navigate to the installationDirectory/usr/pw/server/bin directory and open the file.
  2. Modify the value of the PERL_EXE variable from the default value (Perl binary) to CPAN 5.14. BMC recommends to set this value after configuring the P5NCI library.

  3. Navigate to the /lib folder. Link the file to the deployed file available in the installationDirectory/usr/pw/server/bin directory as follows:

    ln -s /usr/pw/server/bin/ 


  4. Start the ./ adapter.

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