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    BMC PATROL for Web Services Monitoring has numerous parameters that provide information about the server's health.

    Column headings defined

    Column headings in the parameters are defined as follows: 

    Description

    states the parameter name and describes the parameter's function; for consumer parameters, lists the collector parameters that gather the data displayed by this parameter

    Active?

    indicates whether a parameter is active by default

    Parameter Type

    indicates the parameter type: standard (std) gathers and displays a single data value; collector (coll) gathers multiple data values but has no display capabilities; consumer (con) displays values gathered by collector or standard parameters. Some standard parameters have collector properties, this is particularly true in BMC PATROL for Web Services Monitoring (see "About Collectors")

    Alarm1 Range2

    specifies the thresholds for the first-level alarm; not applicable to collector parameters

    Alarm2 Range a

    specifies the thresholds for the second-level alarm; not applicable to collector parameters

    Scheduling (poll time)

    specifies how frequently the parameter will run and collect data (polling cycle); not applicable to consumer parameters

    Icon Style

    specifies whether the parameter is represented as a graph, gauge, text box, stop light (signal), or boolean state

    Unit

    specifies the unit of measure in which the parameter output is expressed, such as a percentage, a number, or bytes

     

    Note

    Border, Alarm1, and Alarm2 ranges that are also labeled inactive by default may not be recommended ranges for the parameter.

    About collectors

    In the documentation and online Help for this product, the parameters responsible for collecting data and setting consumer parameter values are referred to as collectors. These parameters provide the traditional collector functionality of setting the value of consumer parameters even though technically they are standard parameters. Information that is not applicable is denoted by NA in the table.

    Abbreviations defined

    The following abbreviations may be used in the parameters:

    bool

    Boolean; shows a state, such as on or off, OK or not OK

    coll

    collector parameter

    con

    consumer parameter

    disc

    discovery; refers to the PATROL discovery process

    GB

    gigabyte or gigabytes

    hr

    hour or hours

    KB

    kilobyte or kilobytes

    MB

    megabyte or megabytes

    MHz

    megahertz

    min

    minute or minutes

    msec

    millisecond or milliseconds

    NA

    not applicable; a value cannot be set

    nsec

    nanosecond or nanoseconds

    sec

    second or seconds

    std

    standard parameter

    TB

    terabyte or terabytes

    undef

    undefined; a value can be set, but no default is provided

    warn

    warning; type of alert

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