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PATROL(r) for Sun ADR Delivers Automated Workload Balancing for Increased
Scalability, Manageability and Reliability

HOUSTON - (March 6, 2001) - BMC Software, Inc. [Nasdaq: BMCS], the leading
provider of e-business systems management, today announced the new
for Sun(tm) Automated Dynamic Reconfiguration (ADR) solution designed to
proactively manage domain resources for the Sun Enterprise(tm) 10000

PATROL for Sun ADR delivers automated resource allocation within a Sun
Enterprise 10000 server by dynamically reconfiguring domains based on
workload demands allowing for maximum performance and throughput during
load conditions.

"Customers using the Sun Enterprise 10000 must be able to manage the
in order to maintain optimal performance and availability for their
mission-critical applications," said Carl Coken, vice president and
manager, PATROL Platform Solutions, BMC Software. "BMC's PATROL solution
ensures that customers receive the scalability, manageability and
reliability that they expect from an enterprise class system."

PATROL for Sun ADR Key Features:

Automatic discovery of Sun Enterprise 10000 server and domain
User-defined configuration variables

Autonomous allocation and reallocation of resources among domains based on
set policies
Notification of inadequate or excess resources
Detailed logging of capacity shortages, recommended or attempted ADR
actions, success or failure of each step of the ADR process and result of
the ADR process

"Sun has a long-standing relationship with BMC Software that focuses on
working together to combine BMC's industry-leading management solutions
Sun's advanced hardware offerings," said Steve Campbell, director of
marketing for Enterprise Systems Products, Sun Microsystems, Inc. "The
PATROL for Sun ADR solution delivers the truly automatic, capacity-based
workload management our customers need for their mission-critical

BMC Software is a Premier level partner with Sun. Additionally, Sun(tm)
Professional Services is developing Sun Knowledge Modules(tm) that enhance
the PATROL Management Suite of products. Current Knowledge Modules include
Sun Cluster Knowledge Module for PATROL and Sun Enterprise Server
Module for PATROL.

These Knowledge Modules are certified through the BMC Software Developer
Connection. Sun Professional Services also resells PATROL Enterprise
Manager, PATROL for Performance Management, PATROL for Prediction and
Capacity Management, SQL-BackTrack(tm), and INCONTROL(tm) by BMC Software.
The PATROL(r) by BMC Software product line also was the first application
management solution to achieve Sun Microsystem's SunTone Certification.


PATROL is a broad, integrated solution that enables the rapid deployment
advanced service-level management through a unique continuous improvement
process. The process not only enables customers to measure service in
of end-user response time of business transactions and publish reports on
compliance against service level agreements (SLAs), but it also uniquely
allows for automated diagnosis of the root cause of failures and
of the impact of business change on the quality of service delivered.
a single graphical console, PATROL provides centralized control and helps
proactively manage systems, applications, databases and resources across
e-business enabled enterprises. More information on PATROL and its
can be found at

Learning Universe

Join BMC Software for a global gathering of information technology
and technical staff from around the world at its annual global user
conference, Learning Universe, June 3 - 7, 2001 at the Orlando World
Marriott Resort and Convention Center in Florida. Show attendees will gain
valuable insight on attaining end-to-end service level management.
Additionally, members of the media will have the opportunity to meet
one-on-one with BMC Software's senior executives. To register today, see
updates and get a full description of the sessions and curriculum for
Learning Universe 2001, visit or call

About BMC Software

One of the world's largest independent software vendors, BMC Software
delivers the most comprehensive e-business systems management software
the fastest guaranteed implementation. This Service Assurance(tm) strategy
enhances the availability, performance and recoverability of companies'
business-critical applications. Companies can use this management
methodology to demonstrate their ability to deliver optimal service to
customers and partners by joining BMC Software OnSite(tm), a certification
program which includes solution implementation and regular HealthChecks
performed by BMC Software Professional Services.

BMC Software is a Forbes 500 company and a member of the S&P 500, with
fiscal year 2000 revenues exceeding $1.7 billion. The company is
headquartered in Houston, Texas, with offices worldwide. For more
information please visit BMC Software's Web site at

or call
800-841-2031 or 713-918-8800.

BMC Software, BMC Software OnSite, the BMC Software logos, and all other
Software product or service names are registered trademarks or trademarks
BMC Software, Inc. All other trademarks or registered trademarks belong to
their respective companies. (c) 2001 BMC Software, Inc. All rights

Sun, Sun Microsystems, the Sun logo and Sun Enterprise are trademarks or
registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and
other countries.

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