When you create or edit a policy, you can add and configure monitor types for the compatible BMC PATROL monitoring solutions that are located in the Deployable Package Repository. For a list of monitoring solutions that you can configure through Central Monitoring Administration, see List of Monitoring Solutions and KMs in BMC ProactiveNet Performance Management.
For the configuration details specific to a monitor type, see the monitor documentation. To configure custom monitoring solutions through Central Monitoring Administration, ensure the solution is structured correctly; for details, see Building a PATROL Knowledge Module Developers Guide from
You must be connected to the Internet to access documentation for a monitoring solution or KM. Offline help for a monitoring solution or KM does not work.
If you have not done so already, perform the steps provided under the following sections:
In the Add Monitor Types dialog box, configure the following details:
|Solution||Name of the monitoring solution. A solution can have many KMs under it.|
|Version||Version of the selected monitoring solution|
|Monitoring Profile||Name of the monitoring profile to which the monitor types that you want to enable are associated.|
Each solution contains multiple monitoring profiles that help to reduce unnecessary monitoring. Each monitoring profile is associated with a group of monitor types. If a profile has monitor types that require you to enter information, they are listed in the Monitor Type list, and you can configure them. If the profile has no monitor types that require input, all the monitor types are enabled by default and the Monitor Type list is disabled. To view all the monitor types that belong to a selected profile, click the Click to view Monitor Types option.
The monitor types that belong to a profile are pre-determined. You cannot add or remove monitor types from a profile.
Name of the monitor type that you want to configure.
The Monitor Type list can have the following status:
If you select a monitor type other than All, perform the following tasks:
Note: The fields vary depending on the monitor type that you select. For documentation or information about these fields click the Help icon next to the Monitor Type list. The online documentation for that monitor type is displayed.
To return the settings for the selected monitor type to default values, click Reset.
The values in the current window are reset. Ensure that you add the configuration details for the monitor type.
Reset works only for the monitor types that require user inputs. You cannot reset other options you selected on the Add Monitor Type screen.
After you save or update a policy, the new monitor type configurations are pushed to the selected BMC PATROL Agents.
After you delete a monitor type configuration and save the policy, the deleted monitor type configuration is removed from the selected BMC PATROL Agents.