Using BMC ProactiveNet Central Monitoring Administration, you can define and manage policies to configure the BMC PATROL monitoring solutions.
Select the configurations that you want to set for the policy.
This page is applicable only for the monitoring policies, not for the blackout policies or staging policies.
In this procedure for creating monitoring policies, it is assumed that you have selected all the configuration options.
Provide the following information:
|Name||Name for the policy. The policy names must be unique. In an environment with tenants, the policy names must be unique for a single tenant. It is a mandatory field.|
|Description||(Optional) A brief description about the policy|
|Enable policy||Indicates whether the policy is enabled or disabled. By default, the policy is disabled. If you disable a policy when you create it, the policy configurations are not applied to the BMC PATROL Agents and the child servers. If you disable any existing policy, the policy configurations are removed from the BMC PATROL Agents and the child servers, where the policy was applied.|
|Tenant||(For environments with tenants) Name of the tenant who owns the policy. The other supported values are as follows:|
|Precedence||Priority of the policy. Based on the precedence number you configure, the configuration is applied on the BMC PATROL Agents and BMC ProactiveNet Child Servers.|
The default value is 999. The precedence number ranges from 0 to 999. A lower number indicates a higher precedence. It is a mandatory field.
In case of conflicting configurations, the configuration from a policy with a higher precedence overrides the configuration from a policy with a lower precedence. If the precedence is the same, the configuration from the most recently created policy overrides the configuration from relatively older policies.
When Central Monitoring Administration receives a configuration request from a BMC PATROL Agent, the policies are applied in the following way: