A Knowledge Module (KM) is a set of files from which a PATROL Agent receives information about resources running on a monitored computer. A KM file can contain the actual instructions for monitoring objects or simply a list of KMs to load. KMs are loaded by a PATROL Agent and a PATROL Console.
KMs provide information for the way monitored computers are represented in the PATROL interface, for the discovery of application instances and the way they are represented, for parameters that are run under those applications, and for the options available on object pop-up menus. A PATROL Console in developer mode can change KM knowledge for its current session, save knowledge for all of its future sessions, and commit KM changes to specified PATROL Agent computers. A KM file contains the source code for a PATROL application.
PATROL for Microsoft Azure lets you monitor and manage the availability and performance of your Microsoft Azure Services. It issues visual warnings and alarms when thresholds are exceeded, allowing easy identification of problem areas. The KM monitors the following Azure Services:
- App Services
- Storage Accounts
- SQL Server and Database
- Virtual Machines
- Virtual Machine Scale Sets
Note: With PATROL for Microsoft Azure 2.1.00 release, Microsoft Azure Cloud Service (Classic) support has been discontinued.
The PATROL for Microsoft Azure documentation helps new and experienced users implement or use this product. Based on your role, the following sections of the documentation are recommended.
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The Infrastructure Management–PATROL Repository (Repository) comprises two sets of Monitoring Solutions and KMs, known as the Base and Extended repositories.
- The Base repository contains approximately a dozen components, including the operating system KMs.
- The Extended repository contains approximately five dozen components, including the database KMs.
Every three or four months, several components of the Repository are enhanced or added.
The PATROL for Microsoft Azure product is a component of the Base repository. For information about downloading and installing the repository, see Importing the repository.
Related product documentation
When working with the PATROL for Microsoft Azure product, you might also need to refer to the following documentation:
- BMC PATROL Agent 10.0
- Infrastructure Management–PATROL Repository
Parameter Reference Database
The contains reports of the parameters available from the KMs and solutions in the extensive Knowledge Module (KM) library. You can access these reports in CSV, PDF, or HTML format.
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