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    The Infrastructure Management PATROL repository includes the current versions of the BMC PATROL Monitoring Solutions that you can use with Operations Management. For details about the contents of the repository files, see  List of Monitoring Solutions and KMs in Infrastructure Management .

    Note

    Import the full repository, single, or custom solutions to deploy Operations Management components only.


    To download the repository files

    The Infrastructure Management repository consists of two files, the base and extended repositories. You must download these files from the BMC Electronic Product Distribution (EPD) facility.

    Tip

    BMC periodically releases updates to the repository files. To ensure that you have the latest versions of monitoring solutions, download the current repository files from EPD. 

    The following table provides links to the pages in the EPD website that contain the Repository files. From the EPD page, you can select and download the installation files for your platform. Access to the EPD website requires that you provide your BMC Support credentials. You might also be prompted to complete the Export Compliance Form.

    VersionEPD linkComment
    11.3.05

    Download link

    Installation files for the latest version of the Repository.



    To import the full repository with predefined packages and policies

    Choose this option to get started with commonly used packages and policies that are created automatically for you. For more information, see Getting started with infrastructure monitoring.

    Note

    The option to import the full repository with predefined packages and policies is available only for BmcRealm tenant users and when an Infrastructure Management server is registered with the Presentation Server.

    1. Log on to the TrueSight console. In the navigation pane, expand Administration, select Repository, and select the Installation Components tab.
    2. Click Import.
    3. In the Import a Repository or Solution dialog box, select Full repository with Predefined Packages and Policies and click Continue.
    4. Browse and select the repository file from the Presentation Server file system, and click Import.

      Note

      You can import predefined packages and policies only from the Infrastructure Management PATROL base repository version 10.5.00 or later. The extended repository or earlier versions of the base repository do not contain predefined packages and policies.

    5. Provide the PATROL Agent details for Windows:
      1. Installation Path
        Specify the installation directory for the deployable packages. Note that the BMC PATROL products are installed one level below the BMC products installation directory.

        Note

        The default installation directory is C:\Program Files\BMC Software and not C:\Program Files (x86)\BMC Software. If you have installed a previous version of the product, use the path specified for that installation.

      2. PATROL Default Account Properties
        Provide the PATROL default account credentials. You must create this account manually before continuing with the installation. If you plan to use a domain account, enter DOMAIN_NAME\account name; otherwise, enter the local account. If you wish to allow the PATROL Agent to use the Local System account as the default account, clear the username and password fields.
    6.  Provide the PATROL Agent details for UNIX:
      1. Installation Path
        Specify the installation directory for the deployable packages. Note that the BMC PATROL products are installed one level below the BMC products installation directory.
      2. PATROL Default Account Properties
        Provide the PATROL default account credentials. You must create this account manually before continuing with the installation. If you plan to use a domain account, enter DOMAIN_NAME\account name; otherwise, enter the local account.
      3. System Root (or root privileged via sudo) Account Properties
        The root account is used to install one or more of the products you selected. Enter the login name and password for the root account (or root privileged account via sudo). 
        You can proceed without root credentials and complete the configuration at a later time using the <host name>_<PATROL Agent Port>_install_rootscripts script located under $BMC_BASE/log/<date>_<time>_install, where $BMC_BASE is the location specified while creating the packages. If you use the –log_path argument while installing the package, the script is located under <log_path>/<date>_<time>_install.
      4. Integration Service Configuration
        The Integration Service variable is used for automatic registration of the PATROL Agent with Infrastructure Management.
        Enter the Integration Services to connect to. Use the format Protocol:Integration Service Hostname:PortNumber. For example tcp:IS1:3183, where 3183 is the port on which the Integration Service host listens for an incoming PATROL Agent auto-registration connection.

        Tip

        By default, this field lists the first non-staging Integration Service in the BmcRealm tenant. If this condition does not apply, the first non-staging Integration Service across all tenants is listed.


      5. Predefined Policies
         
        • If there are existing policies with the same name, you can choose to overwrite them or not.
        • You can choose to enable the predefined policies or not.
          Yes - monitoring starts automatically after deploying a package. Policy is applied based on the policy precedence. The precedence for predefined policies starts with 960. The default precedence for policies is now 900.
          No - monitoring does not start automatically. You have to manually enable the policy.
         

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

    The following predefined packages are created at Administration > Repository > Deployable Packages tab. You can delete predefined packages but cannot edit them.

    Predefined package nameDescription
    Predefined_Package_For_AIX_PowerPC_<version number>Predefined package with PATROL Agent and AIX KM
    Predefined_Package_For_Linux_x64_<version number>Predefined package with PATROL Agent and Linux KM
    Predefined_Package_For_Windows_x64_<version number>Predefined package with PATROL Agent and Windows KM

     

    The following predefined policies are created at Configuration > Infrastructure Policies.

    Policy namePATROL Agent selection criteria
    Predefined Policy for AIXAgent Operating System contains AIX
    Predefined Policy for LinuxAgent Operating System contains Linux
    Predefined Policy for WindowsAgent Operating System contains Windows

    To import the full repository

    1. Log on to the TrueSight console. In the navigation pane, expand Administration, select Repository, and select the Installation Components tab.
    2. Click Import.
    3. In the Import a Repository or Solution dialog box, select Full repository and click Continue.
    4. Browse and select the repository file from the Presentation Server file system, and click Import.

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

    To import a single monitoring solution

    Note

    The full repository must be available on the Presentation Server before you import single monitoring solutions.

    1. Log on to the TrueSight console. In the navigation pane, expand Administration, select Repository, and select the Installation Components tab.
    2. Click Import.
    3. In the Import a Repository or Solution dialog box, select Single Solution.
    4. Click Browse to browse and select the monitoring solution archive file from your local computer's file system.
      The selected file is displayed in the File Selected: box.
    5. Click Import to import the monitoring solution.

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

    To import a custom monitoring solution

    Before you can import a custom monitoring solution, you must build and package the monitoring solution.

    1. Use the PCIG tool to build and package the custom monitoring solution. For more information, see Building and packaging custom monitoring solutions .
    2. Access the PCIG tool depending on the repository version installed:
      • Repository version 10.0.03 and later: From the <Presentation Server installation directory>\TrueSightPServer\truesightpserver\modules\cma\pproxy\depot_directory\bmc_products\tools\pcig directory.
      • Repository version earlier than 10.0.03: From EPD. See Downloading BMC Installation Utility .
    3. Log on to the TrueSight console. In the navigation pane, expand Administration, select Repository, and select the Installation Components tab.
    4. Click Import.

      Note

      The full repository must be available on the Presentation Server before you import custom monitoring solutions.

    5. In the Import a New Solution dialog box, select Single Solution.
    6. Click Browse to browse and select the custom monitoring solution archive file from your local computer's file system.
      The selected file is displayed in the File Selected: box.
    7. Click Import to import the monitoring solution.

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

    To use an earlier version of the repository

    If you are using a repository version earlier than 10.7, you need to import version 10.7 of the Repository installer to deploy and install packages or uninstall monitoring solutions.

    Note that predefined packages and policies are only available with the base repository version 10.7.

    To create deployable packages using an earlier versions of the repository, perform the following steps:

    1. Download version 10.7 of the Repository installer from EPD. Follow the instructions in To download the repository files and select BMC TrueSight Infrastructure Management Repository infrastructure upgrade Version 10.7.00.
    2. Import the Repository installer as a single monitoring solution. For more information, see To import a single monitoring solution.
    3. Create deployable packages. For more information, see Creating deployable packages.

    Related topics

    Managing the deployable packages

    Creating deployable packages

    Troubleshooting the PATROL Repository or monitoring solutions