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The Agent Selection page allows you to configure conditions to select BMC PATROL Agents based on the following properties, and the policy is applied on the selected agents.

Agent Host Name

Host name of the computer on which the BMC PATROL Agent is installed.

Note: The argument to each matches property should be a strict regular expression. 
For example, the use of bppm will only match the exact string "bppm". With the use of wildcards .*bppm.* will match "bppm" as a sub-string of a larger string.

Agent PortPort number through which the BMC PATROL Agent listens for incoming connections from the BMC PATROL Console. You can use port numbers only from 1025 to 65535.
Agent VersionVersion of the BMC PATROL Agent.
Agent Operating SystemOperating system of the computer on which the BMC PATROL Agent is installed.
Agent IP AddressIP address of the computer on which the BMC PATROL Agent is installed. If you select the Agent IP Address in the range condition, only IPv4 range is supported.
Agent TagTag applied on the BMC PATROL Agent.
BMC ProactiveNet Integration ServiceDisplay name of the BMC ProactiveNet Integration Service.
BMC ProactiveNet ServerHost name of the BMC ProactiveNet Server that is registered with Central Monitoring Administration.

You can set multiple conditions and also group the conditions to identify the agents.


The values that you enter for the properties are not case-sensitive.

To select an agent or multiple agents

  1. On the Agent Selection page, select a property.
  2. Select an operator to create the condition. The available operators depend on the property that you select.
  3. (Optional) To add more than one condition, click the  button, and perform step 1 and step 3.
    A new condition is added to the page. 
  4. (Optional) To group the conditions, use the following parentheses and Boolean operators from their corresponding lists:
    • (
    • ((
    • (((
    • )
    • ))
    • )))
    • AND
    • OR
  5. (Optional) To remove any existing condition, click the  button.
  6. Click Next to add configurations to the policy.

Where to go from here


  1. Please give some more details about "match" and regular expression. Is it possible to do a "not match"?

    1. Thank you for your comment Patrick. We're looking into this, and we'll add the details as soon as we have them.

    2. Hello Patrick,

      All possible regular expressions are supported with "matches" operator. There is no "do not match" operator. However, you can provide values to get results for a "do not match" operator.

      For example:

      Not matches: ^((?!clm-pun).)*$  --> This regex will select the PATROL Agents that do not match the given sub-string - "clm-pun".

      Matches: .*?clm-pun.* --> This regex will select the PATROL Agents that match the given sub-string

      Hope this helps.