Quick overview

This product contains Knowledge Modules and Monitoring Solutions that provide information about the resources or applications running on a monitored computer. The two terms are synonymous and are often used interchangeably.

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.

Product documentation

The PATROL for Google Cloud Platform 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 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 Google Cloud Platform is a component of the extended repository. For information about downloading and installing the extended repository, see Downloading the installation files.

What is PATROL for Google Cloud Platform?

PATROL for Google Cloud Platform reports and monitors availability and performance across critical areas of your Google Cloud environment. It issues visual warnings and alarms when thresholds are exceeded, allowing easy identification of problem areas. This version of the Google Cloud Platform KM includes the following features:

  • Monitoring of Compute Engine, App Engine, and Cloud Functions services
  • Enabling or disabling monitoring of individual services 
  • Filtering capabilities - Include or exclude Virtual Machine instances, App Engine service IDs, and Cloud Functions from monitoring

Related product documentation

When working with the PATROL for Google Cloud Platform 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 10.0, 9.6Central Monitoring Administration

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. 

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