This topic describes the key features in version 1.0.00 of the BMC PATROL for IBM AIX product.
PATROL for AIX lets you monitor and manage your AIX environment locally and remotely. It monitors the availability of your servers, which includes the following objects:
|Monitored object||Description||Monitor type|
|CPU||Monitors processor statistics such as percentages of CPU utilization, idle time, time spent on user and system activities.||CPU (IAK_CPU)|
|SMP||Monitors performance metrics for logical processors on a computer.||Processor (IAK_SMP)|
|Kernel||Provides information such as process table usage, IPC mechanism statistics.||Kernel (IAK_Kernel)|
|Memory||Monitors memory activities (paging, I/O caching, and swapping) and reports detailed memory utilization.||Memory (IAK_Memory)|
|System swap files|
Monitors swap space utilization of server.
|Network||Monitors the network for information about interfaces, addresses, and traffic.||Network (IAK_Network)|
|Network file systems version 3||Provides NFSv3 protocol statistics for client and server.|
|Process||Displays total number of processes, zombie processes and CPU, memory utilization of configured processes.||Process (IAK_Process)|
|User||Monitors the resource consumption of individual users that run on the system.||Users (IAK_Users)|
|Filesystems||Monitors the filesystems mounted on a system for information such as available disk space and mount status.||Filesystem (IAK_Filesystem)|
|Disk and I/O||Monitors the disk drives that are attached to the system.||Disk (IAK_Disk)|
Monitors the attributes and statistics of LPARs and WPARs on the system.
Manages PowerVM component statistics.
|Shared Ethernet Adapters|
Monitors the physical and virtual ethernet adapter. Monitoring of Shared Ethernet Adapters is supported only by remote monitoring through HMC. SEA is discovered on the Virtual I/O Server of the Managed System. SEA is not enabled for default monitoring, and can be enabled in one of the following ways:
|Shared Ethernet Adapter (IAK_Shared_Ethernet_Adapter)|
Cross platform monitoring is supported from Linux based PATROL Agent. PATROL for AIX supports monitoring of all versions of Linux supported by BMC ProactiveNet Performance Management 9.5.00 and later.
Filters are available at each monitor type level to enable or disable the component from monitoring. You can filter one or more of the following objects to streamline your configuration. For more information, see Configuring AIX Hosts.
To enable advanced monitoring, select or clear the monitor types from Advanced Configuration CMA UI.
If you want to use the same configuration to monitor large number of hosts, you can configure the remote hosts from a file. The file must contain a list of comma separated host names, IP addresses or publish host names that have common credentials. The Configuration Status parameter indicates errors related to the input file. For more information, see Configuring AIX Hosts.
PATROL for AIX provides a consolidated simple debug UI to display detailed debugging messages for the selected application classes. For more information, see Managing debug.
The AIX servers can now be monitored using minimum configuration. Enter the hostname or the file path and the valid credentials to start basic monitoring of CPU, memory, network and filesystem. For more information, see Configuring AIX Hosts.