You can configure BMC PATROL for IT Data Analytics when you create a policy. A policy is a template that contains the configuration of a PATROL Agent. A policy can be assigned to one or more PATROL Agents by using a unique tag, and a PATROL Agent can be assigned one or more policies with different precedence.
If you did not add the Central Monitoring Administration tag to your PATROL Agents during the installation, you must manually assign the tag after you have configured the policy. For details see Adding Central Monitoring Administration tags.
From the navigation pane on the left side of the BMC ProactiveNet Central Monitoring Administration window, click Policies > Monitoring > All to see all the monitoring policies that are defined in Central Monitoring Administration. If your system recognizes more than one tenant, you can view lists of policies that are filtered by tenant or global policies that apply to all tenants.
On any policy view, you can perform the following actions:
A policy is applied when the BMC ProactiveNet Central Monitoring Administration receives a request from the BMC PATROL Agents that match the agent selection properties in the policy. When you update a policy, all the changes are automatically pushed to the BMC PATROL Agents on which the policy was applied.
The high-level steps to create or edit a monitoring policy are listed as follows:
Enable or disable policies for maintenance and troubleshooting. When a policy is disabled, the policy and its associations remain intact, but the policy configuration is not applied until the policy is enabled again.
To enable or disable a monitoring policy,
Deleting a policy deletes all monitor instances and most settings configured through the policy. Devices remain in the User Groups to which they have been added.
To delete a monitoring policy,