An application management suite from BMC that uses agents to report on software activities on all the servers within the enterprise. Using the information in "knowledge modules" (KMs) about each system component, agents detect events, collect information and notify system and network administrators to take corrective action.
The most active component is PATROL Agent, which does the actual monitoring. It uses the many Knowledge Modules (KMs) that specify what to monitor and how to interpret it. The function of these KM components is fairly self-explanatory, based on their names:
PATROL KM for Microsoft Windows Operating SystemPATROL KM for Microsoft Windows Active DirectoryPATROL KM for Microsoft Windows Domain ServicesPATROL KM for Microsoft Cluster ServerPATROL KM for Microsoft COM+PATROL KM for Microsoft Message QueuePATROL KM for Event ManagementPATROL KM for Log ManagementPATROL KM for History Loader (loads PATROL data into a relational database)
The key to PATROL's approach is the relative autonomy of the PATROL Agent, which, when loaded with instructions from the PATROL Knowledge Modules, can start, monitor, alert, record, and manage the server without a connection to a PATROL Console (the central management tool).
Installation of the PATROL system uses a PATROL Agent on each server to be monitored, and various KMs guide the agent. A server with a PATROL Console, the management component, must also have all of the KMs used in the servers being monitored. Configuration is on a per-module, per-server basis and can be very detailed. The PATROL Configuration Manager supports centralized deployment of server configurations through the PATROL Agent. BMC provides a large number of 'Rulesets' to provide default configuration for the Knowledge Modules. The PATROL Cluster Configuration Wizard is an invaluable tool to manage the complexities of cluster setup.
Alerts rely on scripting (Perl and VB Script) and usually a notification server (both a primary and backup). Use of phone, SMS, or network message alerts is not directly supported. Recovery actions are built into the Knowledge Modules and usually provide an option to run automatically.
Actions include: terminate a runaway process, clear temp directory, clear logs, restart processes and services, increase DFS, share connections, and restart a PATROL agent.
Logs, events, and other data are loaded by the PATROL History Loader KM into a database (typically a MS SQL Server). The PATROL Console provides access to a number of analytical and reporting options. The PATROL Adapter for Microsoft Office enables access to the same data through MS Office applications, typically Microsoft Excel.
PATROL is a systems, applications, and event management tool.
It provides an environment where you can monitor the status of every vital resource in the distributed environment you are managing.
1. PATROL AGEGNTS & PATROL KNOWLEDGE MODULES ->2
2.MONITORING OPERATING SYSTEMS AND APPLICATIONS THAT ARE RUNNING ->3
3.THEN COMMUNICATING TO PATROL CONSOLE -> 4
4.CONSOLE WHICH KEEPS ACT AS LIBRARY AND UPDATING STATUS OF AGENTS->5
5.WHICH THEN IS SHARED INFORMATION WITH USER (MONITORING TEAM) UPON REQUEST.
PATROL is now BMC Performance Manager.BMC Performance Manager products allow you to proactively manage the availability, performance, and business impact of your distributed systems environment, including your network and a broad range of applications, databases, and operating systems. A common presentation interface enables you to view the status and business impact of both IT components and business services.
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