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    This topic contains information about enhancements in version 1.2.00 of the BMC PATROL for Amazon Web Services product and provides instructions for downloading the installation fileBMC PATROL for Amazon Web Services has been enhanced with the following new features:

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    Enhancements

    The BMC PATROL for Amazon Web Services has been enhanced with the following new features:

    New parameters

    The following new parameters have been added in this release:

    For more information, see the online Help on your PATROL Console.

    New menu commands

    The following menu commands have been added to the AWS_ACCOUNT application class:

    • TOP EC2s
    • Region TOP EC2s

    For information about menu commands, see Menu commands.

     Monitoring Amazon Web Services using BMC ProactiveNet Central Monitoring Administration Console

     With version 1.2.00 of BMC PATROL for AWS and version 9.5.00 of PATROL Agent, you can configure accounts provided by Amazon Web Services by using version 9.5.00 of the BMC ProactiveNet Central Monitoring Administration console. This improves administrative efficiency and effectiveness by allowing configuration of web services and accounts provided by Amazon Web Services by using BMC ProactiveNet policies. 
    For more information, see configuring accounts provided by Amazon Web Services by using the BMC ProactiveNet Central Monitoring Administration console.

    Downloading the installation utility and the product files

    This section provides information for downloading PATROL for Amazon Web Services 1.2.00 from the BMC Electronic Product Distribution (EPD) website.

    Note

    If you have previously downloaded other BMC products, you might have an older version of the installation utility on your hard drive. BMC recommends that you use the latest version of Installation Utility. To download the latest version of the installation utility for this service pack, perform the following steps.

    1. Create a directory for the downloaded files.

    2. Go to http://www.bmc.com/available/epd.html.
    3. At the logon prompt, enter your user ID and password, and click Submit.
    4. On the Export Compliance and Access Terms page, provide the required information, agree to the terms of the agreements, and click Continue.
    5. If you are accessing this site for the first time, create an EPD profile to specify the languages and platforms that you want to see, per the EPD site help; otherwise, skip to step 6.
    6. Verify that the correct profile is displayed for your download purpose.
    7. You can download the installation utility and the product patch using either of the following methods:
    Using Component View
    1. In the Filter Products field, type BMC PATROL Installation Utility.
    2. Click Go.
    3. In the right pane, click BMC PATROL Installation Utility.

      Note

      You can use BMC PATROL Installation Utility 9.5.00 or later.

    4. In the Version: list, select 9.5.00, and click Go.
    5. In the Products tab, based on the operating system, select the check box next to the files.

      Link titleActual file namePlatform

      BMC PATROL Installation Utility Version 9.5.00 - Windows Only

      ins_WINDOWS_9500.zip

      Microsoft Windows/NT
      BMC PATROL Installation Utility Version 9.5.00 - All UNIX/LINUXins_ALL_9500.tarAll Platforms
    6. To download the selected files, click Download (FTP) or Download Manager.
      • Download (FTP) places the selected items in an FTP directory, and the credentials and FTP instructions are sent to you in an email message.
      • Download Manager enables you to download multiple files consecutively and to resume an interrupted download.
        This method requires a one-time installation of the Akamai NetSession client program on the target computer and is usually the faster and more reliable way to transfer files. A checksum operation is used to verify file integrity automatically.
    7. Click <<Back to Product List.
    8. In the Filter Products field, type PATROL for Amazon Web Services.
    9. Click Go.
    10. In the right pane, click PATROL for Amazon Web Services.
    11. In the Version list, select 1.2.00, and click Go.
    12. In the Product tab, based on the operating system, select the check box next to the files. 

      Link titleActual file namePlatform
      BMC PATROL Version 1.2.00 for Amazon Web ServicesPLL_ALL_1200.tarAll Platforms
      BMC PATROL Version 1.2.00 for Amazon Web ServicesPLL_ALL_1200.zipMicrosoft Windows/NT
    13. To download the selected files, click Download (FTP) or Download Manager.
      • Download (FTP) places the selected items in an FTP directory, and the credentials and FTP instructions are sent to you in an email message.
      • Download Manager enables you to download multiple files consecutively and to resume an interrupted download.
        This method requires a one-time installation of the Akamai NetSession client program on the target computer and is usually the faster and more reliable way to transfer files. A checksum operation is used to verify file integrity automatically.
    14. Complete the installation procedure as described in the Installing section.
    Using Licensed Products View
    1. Click Go To Licensed Products View.
    2. Locate BMC ProactiveNet Performance Management Suite and expand its entries to show the available version numbers.
    3. Locate BMC ProactiveNet Performance Management Suite 9.5.00, locate and expand BMC Server Monitoring and Analytics Version 9.5.00.
    4. Expand BMC PATROL Installation Utility 9.5.00 to show the available files.

      Note

       You can use BMC PATROL Installation Utility 9.5.00 or later.

    5. Select the check box next to the files, based on the appropriate platforms.

      Link titleActual file namePlatform
      BMC PATROL Installation Utility Version 9.5.00 - Windows Onlyins_WINDOWS_9500.zipMicrosoft Windows/NT
      BMC PATROL Installation Utility Version 9.5.00 - All UNIX/LINUXins_ALL_9500.tarAll Platforms
    6. To download the selected files, click Download (FTP) or Download Manager:
      • Download (FTP) places the selected items in an FTP directory, and the credentials and FTP instructions are sent to you in an email message.
      • Download Manager enables you to download multiple files consecutively and to resume an interrupted download.
        This method requires a one-time installation of the Akamai NetSession client program on the target computer and is usually the faster and more reliable way to transfer files. A checksum operation is used to verify file integrity automatically.
    7. Expand BMC ProactiveNet Performance Management Suite and expand its entries to show the available version numbers.
    8. Expand BMC ProactiveNet Performance Management Suite 9.5.00, locate and expand BMC Server Monitoring and Analytics Version 9.5.00.
    9. Expand the PATROL for Amazon Web Services 1.2.00 component to show the available files.
    10. Select the check box next to the patches, based on the appropriate platform.

      Link titleActual file namePlatform
      BMC PATROL Version 1.2.00 for Amazon Web ServicesPLL_ALL_1200.tarAll Platforms
      BMC PATROL Version 1.2.00 for Amazon Web ServicesPLL_ALL_1200.zipMicrosoft Windows/NT
    11. To download the selected files, click Download (FTP) or Download Manager.
      • Download (FTP) places the selected items in an FTP directory, and the credentials and FTP instructions are sent to you in an email message.
      • Download Manager enables you to download multiple files consecutively and to resume an interrupted download.
        This method requires a one-time installation of the Akamai NetSession client program on the target computer and is usually the faster and more reliable way to transfer files. A checksum operation is used to verify file integrity automatically.

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    Known and corrected issues

    Where to go from here

    After you download the installation files, you must install the KM on the different consoles. For more information, see Installing.