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After you configure the monitor types in the BMC PATROL Agents, the agents send the collected data and the generated events to the BMC ProactiveNet Child Server. You can configure filters to stop sending specific data and events to the child server. 

You can filter the data either from a specific agent or from a specific monitor type. The supported filtering options are as follows:

  • No Filtering (send all data and events)
  • Filter out data (send no data, send all events)
  • Filter out events (send no events, send all data)
  • Filter out data and events (send no data, send no events)

A PATROL Agent applies a filtering policy during the next scheduled discovery or collection of a PATROL object. That is, filtering is applied when the first collection occurs on the PATROL object after filtering rules are applied.
Due to this behavior, there might be a delay in the deployment of the filtering rules on the PATROL object.

Before you begin

If you have not done so already, perform the steps provided under the following sections:

To define filtering options

  1. In the Filtering Configuration page, select one of the following options:
    • Agent Level—Filters data and events from the BMC PATROL Agent. Select an appropriate filtering option from the list. The default option is No Filtering (send all data and events).
    • Monitor Type LevelFilters information from a specific monitor type. Perform the following tasks:
      1. Click Add .
      2. In the Add Monitor Type and Information dialog box, select a solution and its version.
      3. Select a related monitor type from the list.
      4. If you want to specifically filter data and events from an attribute, select an attribute from the list. The default value is All.
      5. Select the filter option from the list. The default option is Filter out data (send no data, send all events).
      6. Click Add.
      7. (Optional) To add multiple monitor types for filtering data and events, repeat step b through step f.
      8. Click Close.
  2. Click Next or Finish.

To update any monitor type-level filter

  1. In the Filtering Configuration page, select Monitoring Type Level.
  2. In the Information to Send column of the Specified filters for selected monitor types table, select the value that you want to update.
  3. Click Edit .

    Note

    The Edit button is dimmed if you select any other value on the table.

  4. Update the filtering option.
  5. Click Update.
  6. Click Close.

To delete monitor type-level filtering configuration

You can delete the filters based on the monitoring solutions, versions, monitor types, or attributes.

  1. In the Filtering Configuration page, select Monitoring Type Level.
  2. In the Specified filters for selected monitor types table, perform one of the following tasks.
    • To delete all the filters based on a solution name and all its version, in the Solution column, select a value. 
    • To delete all the filters based on a version of a monitoring solution and its monitor types, in the Version column, select a value.
    • To delete all the filters based on a monitor type and its attributes, in the Monitor Type column, select a value.
    • To delete a filter based on an attribute, in the Attribute column, select a value.
  3. Click Delete .
  4. In the Delete Confirmation dialog box, click Yes.