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Configuring the BMC Performance Manager plug-in

To configure the BMC Performance Manager plug-in, complete the following steps.

To configure Collection Node for BMC Performance Manager

  1. Open the Application Administration Console.
  2. Choose Service Level Management > Configure Collector Module > Collection Nodes.
  3. Click Open.
    The Collection Node form appears.
  4. Select the predefined Collection Point that manages the collection of data from this node.
  5. Select BMC Performance Manager as the node type.
    Selecting the node type changes the display to show the fields you must configure for the BMC Performance Manager plug-in.
  6. Enter the Name.
  7. Define the Frequency.
    The frequency defines how often the Collection Point calls for data from the Collection Nodes. One minute is the shortest interval for this setting, but consider performance when setting this frequency. However, the higher the frequency, the more resource intensive it becomes. Because of demands on the server inherent in collecting data, a lower Collection Node frequency yields a more efficient collection process, but you must balance this against the need to trigger milestones promptly. The objective is to collect data frequently enough to ensure that the times chosen for milestones are not compromised, but not so often that the server is overloaded. The default is 300 seconds or 5 minutes. For more information on defining frequency, see Collection Node frequency.
  8. Define the MissingDataLimit.
    Missing data limit is a time limit that determines when BMC SLM considers the data as missing. After this period of time, the missing data rule is applied and the values cannot be used even if they subsequently become available. If this missing data limit is too long, it might result in a delay in triggering milestones. The default is 600 seconds or 10 minutes. For more information on missing data limits, see Missing data limits for Collection Nodes.
  9. Enter the User name that has permissions to access this Collection Node machine.
  10. Enter the Password.
  11. Confirm the password.
  12. Enter the port number.
  13. Enter the machine name.
  14. Click Add.
    The BMC Performance Manager plug-in is added.

    The Discover Metrics button allows you to discover a set of available metrics from a Collection Node and it is initiated by users from the Collection Node configuration. The Discover Metrics button is enabled when you select the configured Collection Nodes.


    There is an additional configuration step to add a Collection Node to a secure PATROL agent . You must configure the machine where the Collection Point is installed and running BMC security framework. You must install the PATROL Agent with the same security level defined as the PATROL Agent that you want to communicate with. This is the installation process. The PATROL Agent is not required to run after the installation. When the security framework is installed, the Collection Point can communicate with the PATROL Agent only at the same security level. If the security PATROL Agent is involved, you must install a Collection Point dedicated to secure PATROL Agents.

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