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When you load a KM from the PATROL Console for Windows or the PATROL Console for UNIX, the KM files are loaded on all the PATROL Agents to which the console is connected. The KM icons appear in the console, usually under each agent icon, during discovery. Each PATROL Agent then collects data based on the instructions defined in the KM.

Preloading KMs is a PATROL Agent feature that causes KM files to continue to run on the agent when no consoles are connected. KMs that are not preloaded collect data only while a PATROL console is connected to the PATROL Agent.

Determining which KMs to load

Before you can use the KMs that you have installed, the KM files must be loaded into the PATROL console so that the product's applications, commands, and parameters appear in the PATROL console. The following table lists the KM files in this product that you can load. For more information about the steps for loading KM files in Loading the PATROL for Microsoft Windows Servers KMs.

Determining which KMs to preload

Preloaded KMs collect data as long as the PATROL Agent runs, even when no PATROL console is connected. When you view a preloaded KM's data collection history, you will not see any gaps that would otherwise occur (because of the console's absence).

By default, no .kml files are preloaded on the PATROL Agent. To use the .kml files described in the following table, add them to the preload list for the appropriate PATROL Agents and load them on the console. For more information about the steps for loading and preloading KMs in the following sections:

PATROL for Microsoft Windows Servers .kml files

.kml file

Component

Description

COM.kml

PATROL KM for Microsoft COM+

Loads application classes to monitor COM+ packages

HISTORY.kml

PATROL History Loader KM

Loads application classes to monitor PATROL KM parameter history

MSMQ.kml

PATROL KM for Microsoft Message Queue

Loads application classes to monitor Microsoft Message Queue (MSMQ)

NT_LOAD.kml NT_BASE.kml NT_HYPER-V.kml NT_REMOTE.kml

PATROL KM for Windows OS

Loads application classes to monitor the operating system

MWD_ACTIVE_Directory_MN.kml

PATROL KM for Windows Active Directory

Loads the application classes to monitor Active Directory

NTD.kml

PATROL KM for Windows Domain Services

Loads application classes to monitor the domain controller resources

MCS_Load.kml

PATROL KM for Microsoft Cluster Server

Loads application classes that are used to monitor Microsoft server clusters

NT_PERFMON_WIZARD.kml

PATROL Wizard for Microsoft Performance Monitor and WMI

Loads application classes that are required to use the PATROL PerfMon and WMI Wizard

EVENT_MANAGEMENT.kml

PATROL KM for Event Management

Loads application classes required to configure alerts, such as e-mail or paging notifications

LOG.kml

PATROL KM for Log Management

Loads application classes required to configure log monitoring

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