Depending on your environment, you can choose a Agent type (Collection Station or Collection Agent) that is suitable to your data collection purposes. If you already have BMC PATROL components installed in your environment, and you want to use the Collection Agent for data collection, then you need to first install BMC PATROL for IT Data Analytics. Furthermore, you need to configure Collection Agents by using BMC PATROL for IT Data Analytics.
Collection Agents are responsible for performing the data collection. BMC PATROL for IT Data Analytics helps you configure Collection Agents and monitor the health and performance of the configured Collection Agents.
This following table provides links to the BMC PATROL for IT Data Analytics online documentation portal. These links provide information about installing, configuring, and using BMC PATROL for IT Data Analytics.
|Goal||Additional information links|
|Installing BMC PATROL for IT Data Analytics|
|Monitoring the Collection Agents configured with the help of |
application classes (or monitor types) and parameters (or attributes)
|Monitor types or application classes|