This topic presents additional tuning recommendations to optimize BMC ProactiveNet performance.
Configuration and deployment
- When using the BMC PATROL Adapter, deploy the Integration Service strategically so that the connection from the Integration Service does not span network boundaries or firewalls.
- Deploy monitors and users in a phased approach, validating data in a gradually approach.
- Focus data collection on key-performance indicators (KPIs). You do not need to pull all metrics and monitors into BMC ProactiveNet.
- Leverage abnormality-generated Detailed Diagnostics to view information with more details and on non-KPI metrics.
- Poll only critical monitor instances at poll intervals that are less than five minutes.
Reports and views
- Configure views and graphs to update on demand, rather than at regular intervals.
- Configure reports at less frequent intervals unless absolutely required.
- Keep report and view durations at a minimum. Long report periods (that is, reports which span a long duration) can adversely impact performance.
- Report scoping can have a large impact on report generation. Use group scoping whenever possible.
- Schedule daily report generation for off-peak times (for example, at 2:00 A.M.).
VMware vCenter memory configuration
For BMC ProactiveNet Server, Integration Service, and BMC PATROL Agent computers running on VMware vCenter virtual machines, ensure that you select the Unlimited check box.
- On the virtual machine, go to Resources > Memory > Limit.
- Select the Unlimited check box.
Collecting performance and utilization information
The following section shows a video of collecting performance and utilization information and how to do performance diagnostics in BMC ProactiveNet.
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