About Veritas NetBackup KM for PATROL

Note for BMC PATROL Agent v11.00.00: The BMC patch Patch 1 for BMC PATROL Agent 11.0.00 must be installed to use any version of Veritas NetBackup KM for PATROL. Version 11.0.00 of the PATROL Agent on Windows prevents Veritas NetBackup KM for PATROL from operating properly. While apparently successfully loaded, Veritas NetBackup KM for PATROL fails to start and can neither monitor the local system nor the remote systems.

Veritas NetBackup KM for PATROL is a Knowledge Module (KM) for PATROL that monitor your Veritas NetBackup environment in BMC TrueSight Operations Management to ensure it runs efficiently 24 hours a day. It provides the following information:

  • Clients: status,
  • Daemons: processor utilization, memory size, number of processes found, and status,
  • Catalog databases: space utilization and status,
  • Devices: status, throughput of the standalone drive during the last backup activity,
  • Disk pools: status and number of volumes,
  • Jobs: status, duration, data throughput and time elapsed since last backup, comparative statistics,
  • Log Files: size, content, growth rate, file system space utilization,
  • Media Server availability: status of local or remote media server,
  • Mounts: elapsed time and status,
  • Policy clients: files and file systems excluded from and included in backup, throughput, full backup and incremental backup information,
  • Policies: elapsed time, throughput, full backup and incremental backup information,
  • Robotic libraries and drives: library and drive status, throughput, loaded media identification,
  • Server availability: status, memory and CPU time consumption, and
  • Disk storage and volume pools: space utilization, status, count.

    Veritas NetBackup KM - Monitored Objects

As a KM for PATROL, Veritas NetBackup KM for PATROL runs natively on the BMC PATROL Agent. The monitored objects and metrics and their configuration are automatically integrated into the various BMC consoles:

  • TrueSight Operations Management (in TrueSight Presentation Server)
  • TrueSight Central Monitoring Administration (CMA)
  • TrueSight Infrastructure Management
  • PATROL Console (Classic)
  • PATROL Central - Windows Edition
  • PATROL Central - Web Edition

Since Veritas NetBackup KM for PATROL,

  • detects backup and restore errors
  • helps prevent backup system failures
  • detects disk or tape space shortages
  • helps identify bottlenecks and optimize the backup policies

it ensures maximum backup application availability and maximum data protection.

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