sachinsharma

Extracting info from Patrol agent

Discussion created by sachinsharma on Jun 23, 2010
Latest reply on Jun 25, 2010 by 3859

I'm trying to see if anyone has any info on pulling data from a Patrol agent. In a previous nimtech discussion, I gathered this:

 

Most BMC customers are moving towards the BMC Portal and BMC don't publish the schema for its database - and they warn their customers to be very careful about relying on the current structure. In addition BMC don't currently provide an API either. This customer decided just to use SNMP traps to integrate with NimBUS via snmptd probe - BMC do provide a MIB to translate the traps. If your customer is using the PATROL agents then there are ways to get data directly out of them but you would have to interface to each PATROL agent individually.

 

This was from 2006/7. Does anyone know if Patrol allows us to pull data into NMS through APIs or database, or is it still the trap route? What are the "ways to get data directly out of them but you would have to interface to each PATROL agent individually."?

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