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The Central Monitoring Repository includes the current versions of the BMC PATROL Monitoring Solutions that you can use with Operations Management. For details about the contents of the repository files, see List of Monitoring Solutions and KMs in Operations Management.

The Central Monitoring Repository is split into two files, <version_number>_base-yyyymmdd-hhmmss.zip and <version_number>_extended-yyyymmdd-hhmmss.zip (where yyyymmdd-hhmmss is the date and time of the repository image). You must download these files from the  BMC Electronic Product Distribution (EPD) facility.

Through Central Monitoring Administration, you can import new and updated monitoring components to the Central Monitoring Repository. You can also delete components that are not used in installation packages.

You can do the following kinds of imports:

Import Type

Description

Full repository

The entire repository with the most up-to-date BMC PATROL components and monitoring solutions. The repository files are imported from the following compressed files. For details about the contents of each file, see Infrastructure Management Central Monitoring Repository overview.

  • 10.0_base-yyyymmdd-hhmmss.zip (where yyyymmdd-hhmmss is the date and time of the repository image), typically imported with Presentation Server installation.
  • 10.0_extended-yyyymmdd-hhmmss.zip (where yyyymmdd-hhmmss is the date and time of the repository image), typically imported after installation, using the procedure described below.

Single solution

A single solution for a specific update or to replace a deleted file. The solution must be located on the local computer from which you are running the Central Monitoring Administration web-based console.

Custom solution

A solution that is customized for specific environments or requirements. The solution must be located on the local computer from which you are running the Central Monitoring Administration web-based console.
See Building a PATROL Knowledge Module Developers Guide for details.

Note

The pw repository update command is no longer available to install or upgrade the Central Monitoring Repository. You can install or upgrade the repository only through Central Monitoring Administration tab in the TrueSight console . For more information about installing or upgrading the repository, see Importing the repository.

Before you begin

If you want to import the entire repository, first download Central Monitoring Repository files from the BMC Electronic Product Distribution (EPD) facility, or copy the files from your installation kit, to the Presentation Server file system.

To import the full repository

  1. In the TrueSight console, expand the Administration tab, and click Central Monitoring Administration.
    Central Monitoring Administration opens in a new tab.
  2.  In the navigation pane of Central Monitoring Administration, click the Repository drawer and select Manage Repository.
  3. Click Import .
  4. In the Import a New Solution dialog box, select Full repository and click Import.
  5. Select the repository file (10.0_base-yyyymmdd-hhmmss.zip or 10.0_extended-yyyymmdd-hhmmss.zip) from the Presentation Server file system, and click Import.

The selected archive file is imported to the repository and extracted. You can close the window during the import process.

To import a single or custom solution

  1. In the navigation pane of Central Monitoring Administration, click the Repository drawer and select Manage Repository.
  2. Click Import .
  3. In the Import a New Solution dialog box, select Single solution or Custom solution.
  4. Browse to a source file in one of the following formats: zip, tar, or tar.gz.
    The solution must be located on the local computer from which you are running the Central Monitoring Administration web-based console.
  5. (Custom solution only) Provide the following details:
    • Custom solution name: The name of the custom solution, as it will be displayed in Central Monitoring Administration.
    • Custom solution version: The version number for the custom solution. Values in the first two version boxes are required.
  6. Click Import.

The selected archive file is imported to the repository and extracted. You can close the window during the import process.

To delete components from the Central Monitoring Repository

  1. In the navigation pane of Central Monitoring Administration, click the Repository drawer and select Manage Repository.
  2. Select one or more of the components that are not used in an installation package.
    The column Used within installation packages lists the number of installation packages that use the component.
  3. Click Remove  and click Yes to confirm the deletion.

Where to go from here

Creating and editing component installation packages

Related topics

List of Monitoring Solutions and KMs in Operations Management

Downloading and installing an installation package

Central Monitoring Administration repository best practices