Monitoring Solutions and KMs
Monitoring Solutions and Knowledge Modules (KMs) are synonymous terms and are often used interchangeably. Generally, the console determines which term is used. Consult the following topics for a list of out-of-the-box Monitoring Solutions and KMs that are located in the Infrastructure Management–PATROL Repository (Repository).
- 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.
- A monitoring solution is a pre-defined set of metrics that monitor the health and performance of a specific device or service. BMC monitoring solutions are composed of monitor types and attributes.
The solutions in the Repository are compatible with several BMC infrastructure-monitoring products. Documentation for each monitoring solution or KM provides installation and configuration procedures, and includes details about its monitored attributes.