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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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