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Through BMC ProactiveNet Central Monitoring Administration, you can import new and updated monitoring components to the Central Monitoring Repository. You can also delete components that are not used in installation packages.

You can do the following kinds of imports:

Import Type

Description

Full repository

The entire repository with the most up-to-date BMC PATROL components and monitoring solutions. The repository files are imported from the following compressed files. For details about the contents of each file, see  BMC ProactiveNet Central Monitoring Repository overview.

Link titleFile name
BMC ProactiveNet Performance Manager Repository Version 9.6.02 - Base - March 2015

9.6_base-yyyymmdd-hhmmss.zip (where yyyymmdd-hhmmss is the date and time of the repository image), typically imported with BMC ProactiveNet Central Server installation.

BMC ProactiveNet Performance Manager Repository Version 9.6.02 - Extended - March 2015

9.6_extended-yyyymmdd-hhmmss.zip (where yyyymmdd-hhmmss is the date and time of the repository image), typically imported after installation, using the procedure described below.

Single solution

A single solution for a specific update or to replace a deleted file. The solution must be located on the local computer from which you are running the Central Monitoring Administration web-based console.

Custom solution

A solution that is customized for specific environments or requirements. The solution must be located on the local computer from which you are running the Central Monitoring Administration web-based console.
See Building a PATROL Knowledge Module Developers Guide for details.

Before you begin

If you want to import the entire repository, first download Central Monitoring Repository files from the BMC Electronic Product Distribution (EPD) facility, or copy the files from your installation kit, to the BMC ProactiveNet Central Server file system.

For information on accessing the EPD site and downloading files, see Downloading the installation files.

On the EPD site, the Central Monitoring Repository files are in the following format:

Base repository: BMC ProactiveNet Performance Manager Repository Version 9.6.xx - Base - <month yyyy>

Extended repository: BMC ProactiveNet Performance Manager Repository Version 9.6.xx - Extended - <month yyyy>

To import the full repository

  1. In the navigation pane of Central Monitoring Administration, click the Repository drawer and select Manage Repository.
  2. Click Import .
  3. In the Import a New Solution dialog box, select Full repository and click Import.
  4. Select the repository file (9.6_base-yyyymmdd-hhmmss.zip or 9.6_extended-yyyymmdd-hhmmss.zip) from the BMC ProactiveNet Central Server file system, and click Extract.

The selected archive file is imported to the repository and extracted. You can close the window during the import process.

To import a single or custom solution

  1. In the navigation pane of Central Monitoring Administration, click the Repository drawer and select Manage Repository.
  2. Click Import.
  3. In the Import a New Solution dialog box, select Single solution or Custom solution.
  4. Browse to a source file in one of the following formats: zip, tar, or tar.gz.
    The solution must be located on the local computer from which you are running the Central Monitoring Administration web-based console.
  5. (Custom solution, only)provide the following details:
    • Custom solutions name: The name of the custom solution, as it will be displayed in Central Monitoring Administration.
    • Custom solution version: The version number for the custom solution. Values in the first two version boxes are required.
  6. Click Import.

The selected archive file is imported to the repository and extracted. You can close the window during the import process.

In Central Monitoring Administration 9.0, some items might not appear in the Monitor Configuration screen even after importing both the BMC ProactiveNet 9.6 base and extended repositories. For more information, see Knowledge Base article KA408417 (Support logon ID required).

To delete components from the Central Monitoring Repository

  1. In the navigation pane of Central Monitoring Administration, click the Repository drawer and select Manage Repository.
  2. Select one or more of the components that are not used in an installation package.
    The column Used within installation packages lists the number of installation packages that use the component.
  3. Click Delete and click Yes to confirm the deletion.