The BMC PATROL for Linux product is a set of files that contains knowledge in the form of command descriptions, applications, parameters, and recovery actions that analyze and manage BMC PATROL events.
The product has application classes and its associated parameters that report the information and enable you to monitor the PATROL KM. The supported parameters provide a detailed view of all system activity over time so that you can detect problems, optimize systems, analyze trends, plan capacity, and manage multiple hosts simultaneously. These parameters provide statistical information about resources, operating status, and performance. For information about the PATROL for Linux application classes and parameters, see Monitor types or application classes.
Recovery actions are corrective actions taken by PATROL when a parameter reaches a set value. You can configure the following recovery action to run automatically or only with operator intervention: FilesystemCleanup. For more information, see BMC PATROL for Log Management online documentation portal. For more information about specific recovery actions, see Configuring Recovery Actions
BMC PATROL for Linux provides current and historical information through a centralized console so you can easily view and manage your entire Linux environments. You can drill down to view detailed system metrics for all parts of your environment. PATROL also can take corrective action when things go wrong or are about to go wrong--preventing downtime and its cost to your business.
The BMC PATROL for Linux provides the following features: