You can perform the following tasks on BMC PATROL Agents by using Central Monitoring Administration or Operations Console:
To work with the BMC PATROL Agents:
Perform any of the following tasks that you want to perform on the BMC PATROL Agent:
To select a commonly-used PSL command, click and select a command from the list.
If you execute a GET command to obtain PATROL Agent pconfig variable values and those values are not available, the
|Reinitializes (restarts) an agent
|Reloads the config.default file and the change file for a BMC PATROL Agent
|Stops a BMC PATROL Agent
If you have reinitialized, reloaded, or stopped a BMC PATROL Agent, on the confirmatory message, click OK.
You can synchronize monitor instances with a BMC PATROL Agent through Central Monitoring Administration. This process triggers the BMC PATROL Agent to resend all the instances that the agent monitors to Infrastructure Management.
Monitor instances discovered and monitored by agents are automatically sent to the Infrastructure Management Server. BMC recommends that you execute the synchronization operation only when some of the monitor instances are not visible on Infrastructure Management Server, but are present on the agents. This process uses a lot of system resources on both the agents and the Infrastructure Management Server.
To synchronize with the BMC PATROL Agents, perform the following tasks:
On non-English Linux computers, if you use the Firefox browser, when you reinitialize, reload, or stop an agent, a confirmatory message is displayed with the black background. On other browsers, the confirmatory message is properly displayed.
You cannot run OS commands directly using the Query Agent functionality. You must run these commands using the
system PSL function and view the output of this function using the
net user command using the
print(system(“cmd /c net user”));
Enter this command in the Command field of the Query Agent dialog box and click Submit.
system command runs the OS command on the PATROL Agent. Enclosing the
system command within the
Executed successfully on the PATROL agent
Using Central Monitoring Administration, you can view the applied configuration history for a BMC PATROL Agent (version 9.5 and later).
By default, the last 10 configurations applied to the BMC PATROL Agent are displayed.
The table provides the following information:
|The date and time when the policy was applied.
|Policies that were applied on the BMC PATROL Agent.
|Status of the policy - success, failure, or configuration removed.
|Details of the configuration sent to the BMC PATROL Agent.