This section describes the relationship between the BMC PATROL Agent, PATROL components, and non-PATROL components in BMC PATROL 3.x, 7.x, TrueSight Infrastructure Management, and BMC ProactiveNet environments.

BMC TrueSight Infrastructure Management architecture

The following figure shows the relationship between PATROL Agent and TrueSight components.

BMC ProactiveNet architecture

The following figure shows the relationship between PATROL Agent and BMC ProactiveNet components.

BMC PATROL 3.x architecture

The following figure shows the relationship between the BMC PATROL Agent and other PATROL and non-PATROL components in a PATROL 3.x environment. The agent's interactions with these components is described in the following sections.

BMC PATROL 7.x architecture

The following figure shows the relationship between the BMC PATROL Agent and other PATROL components in a PATROL 7.x environment. The difference is that the agent talks to 7.x consoles through the PATROL Console Server and an RTserver or RTserver cloud.

   BMC PATROL Agent in a 7.x PATROL system 

Roles Performed by computers in the PATROL architecture

The roles performed by computers in the PATROL Architecture are

  • Console Systems (also referred to as console computers) host user desktop applications such as consoles, user interfaces, viewers, and browsers. Select this option if the computer to which you are installing will perform any of the following roles:
    • Monitor, manage, and develop KMs on UNIX by using a PATROL Console for UNIX (PATROL 3. x architecture)
    • Monitor, manage, and develop KMs on Windows by using a PATROL Console for Windows (PATROL 3. x architecture)
  • Managed Systems (also referred to as agent computers) host software that manages the resources on the computer, such as a PATROL Agent and PATROL Knowledge Modules. Select this option if the computer to which you are installing will perform any of the following roles:
    • Host a PATROL Agent (works with both the PATROL 3. x and PATROL 7. x architecture)
    • Host KMs and components that contain the knowledge that PATROL uses to monitor the resources on this computer
  • A Common Services (new with PATROL 7. architecture) computer hosts services that are shared among managed systems and console systems. You can install each of these common services on any computer in the network. Select this option if the computer to which you are installing will perform any of the following roles:
    • Host the PATROL Central Operator - Web Edition (PATROL 7. x architecture) Web server
    • Host the PATROL Console Servers
    • Host the RTservers
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