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This procedure tells you how to configure PATROL to use an existing Perform collector. If you have already installed Perform, you can configure PATROL to use an existing supported Perform Collector if Perform 7.1.41 or later is installed in your environment.

Variables

PATROL can store the location of the Perform installation in two different variables:

  • BEST1_HOME --an environment variable
  • /UNIX_OS/PERFORM_HOME --a PATROL Configuration Database variable (pconfig)

To Specify the Location of the Perform Home Directory

  1. Access the UNIX OS application menu commands as described in Accessing KM Commands and InfoBoxes .
  2. Select Specify PERFORM Home Directory. PATROL displays the Perform Home Directory dialog box, as shown in the following figure.

    Perform Home Directory Dialog Box
  3. Enter the path where the Perform installation is located and click Apply.

PATROL stores the information in the PATROL Configuration Database variable (pconfig), /UNIX_OS/PERFORM_HOME.

You can also store this information in the BEST1_HOME environment variable. However, you must set up this variable outside of PATROL and source the variable or restart PATROL if it is running.

How PATROL Searches for an Existing Perform Installation

The DcmCol.psl uses the following methods, in the following order, to search for the location of the Perform installation.

  1. PATROL checks for the existence of the pconfig variable /UNIX_OS/PERFORM_HOME. If the variable does not exist or is invalid, PATROL proceeds to Step 2.
  2. PATROL checks for the existence of the environment variable, BEST1_HOME. If the variable does not exist or is invalid, PATROL proceeds to Step 3.
  3. PATROL checks for the $PATROL_HOME/BEST1 directory. If the directory doesn't exist or is invalid, PATROL proceeds to Step 4.
  4. PATROL checks for the BEST1 directory anywhere under the PATROL installation directory. If the BEST1 directory does not exist or is invalid, PATROL proceeds to Step 5.
  5. PATROL checks for the BEST1 directory under the current directory and its sub-directories. If the BEST1 directory does not exist or is invalid, the DCM process fails to start bgscollect.
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