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This section details information about requirements that must be in place before beginning the installation, preinstallation tasks that you must perform, and other considerations. If you are upgrading from a previous BMC ProactiveNet or BMC Impact Solutions installation, see Upgrading.

High-level planning tasks

Planning item

Notes

Plan your BMC ProactiveNet deployment.

For details see BMC ProactiveNet Deployment.

Prepare host computers for installation

User and reports worksheet

Planning item

Description

Users

The expected number of concurrent BMC ProactiveNet users.

Daily reports

The expected number of daily BMC ProactiveNet reports.

Weekly reports

The expected number of weekly BMC ProactiveNet reports.

Monthly reports

The expected number of monthly BMC ProactiveNet reports.

To enter details in the worksheet, download this PDF.

Planning sizing and scalability

The sizing factor for BMC ProactiveNet is performance data and events being monitored. Read the information in Performance and scalability recommendations and then fill out the values in the table.

Planning item

Description

Types of devices

Determine the types of devices you want to monitor in your environment.

Types of monitors

Determine the types of monitors that are required to monitor your environment.

Total number of monitor instances per monitor type

Determine the number of monitor instances required to monitor your environment. A monitor instance is an object that is being monitored such as a file system, logical disk, and so on. If you are familiar with BMC PATROL, a monitor instance corresponds to an application instance.

Total number of attributes

Calculate the total number of attributes to be monitored based on the monitor type and the number of monitor instances per monitor type. An attribute is a property of a monitor instance. For example, attributes of a file system monitor instance are file size, file creation date and time, file modification date and time, file access date and time, and so on. If you are familiar with BMC PATROL, an attribute corresponds to a parameter.

Polling periodsIn BMC ProactiveNet 9.5, data from the PATROL Agent is streamed and not polled to the BMC ProactiveNet Server. This streaming happens almost real-time. If you are using a 9.0 PATROL Agent, the 9.0 Integration Service polls the data and passes it on to the 9.5 BMC ProactiveNet Server. In this case, the polling frequency remains the same as it was in version 9.0. For information about polling frequencies in BMC ProactiveNet 9.0, see Performance and scalability details for common deployments.

To enter details in the worksheet, download this PDF.

2 Comments

  1. Now that 9.5 streams performance data I believe the section for "Polling periods" needs to be revisited.

    Jeff

    1. You are right, Jeffrey. I have removed the information.

      Thanks,

      Panna