Central Monitoring Administration is a web-based administration interface used to perform the following tasks:
BMC PATROL Agent installation packages are silent installation files that contain your installation preferences for monitoring solutions and components. Central Monitoring Administration uses policies to configure monitoring solutions and thresholds and to copy baselines.
With Central Monitoring Administration, administrators select monitor installation components, such as the BMC PATROL Agent and monitoring solutions, from the Infrastructure Management Central Monitoring R to create an installation package. The components can then be installed together using the installation package. You can reuse the installation packages, or deploy the packages to multiple computers.Through Central Monitoring Administration, administrators define and manage policies. A policy is a set of actions to perform, such as configuring monitoring solutions on BMC PATROL Agents, creating thresholds on Child Servers, and copying baselines between similar instances of child servers. Policies can also be used to assign devices and monitor instances to User Groups which can be used for access control.A policy is applied to the BMC PATROL Agents based on the conditions such as agent name, agent port, agent version, agent tag, and so on. If an agent matches the conditions defined in multiple policies, then Central Monitoring Administration combines the configuration across the policies and applies it to the agent.
The Infrastructure Management Central Monitoring Repository includes the current versions of the BMC PATROL Monitoring Solutions that you can use with Infrastructure Management. Administrators can use the repository with Central Monitoring Administration to select monitor installation components (such as the BMC PATROL Agent and monitoring solutions) and create an installation package.
For details about the contents of the repository files, see List of Monitoring Solutions and KMs in BMC TrueSight Operations Management.
When you install a Central Server or a standalone BMC TrueSight Infrastructure Management Server, you select the base repository image file to import its contents to Central Monitoring Administration. To update the base repository image, or import the extended repository image, use the import function in the Central Monitoring Administration. You can also download and import individual solutions from the EPD site, or import structured custom solutions (see Building a PATROL Knowledge Module Developers Guide from the ).
Central Monitoring Administration users include cloud administrators working with the BMC Cloud Service Management product, and Infrastructure Management administrators working in a multiserver environment.
Cloud administrators are responsible for the overall operation, administration, and maintenance of the cloud hosting environment, and for services hosted in the cloud on behalf of the cloud tenants. Cloud administrators can define policies to implement with provisioning requests from cloud users and associate policies with specific tenants.
Infrastructure Management administrators are responsible for the overall operation, administration, and maintenance of the monitoring system, usually working in a multiserver environment. Infrastructure Management administrators can define policies and access control for monitor configuration through Central Monitoring Administration.
The following table shows the ability to perform selected tasks through the administration console (the application located on each BMC TrueSight Infrastructure Management Server) and through Central Monitoring Administration (the web-based console).
Central Monitoring Administration
Configure BMC PATROL monitoring solutions
Configure adapters for external monitors, such as IBM Tivoli, HP Operations Manager, and BMC Portal
Create policies to manage events
Create policies to manage monitor configuration, data and event filtering, server and agent threshold creation, agent configuration, and the baselines
Create thresholds and set server-side intelligent thresholds
Globally apply changes to a configuration without using PATROL Configuration Manager