22.4.00 enhancements and patches
Review the BMC Client Management 22.4.00 enhancements and patches for features that will benefit your organization and to understand changes that might impact your users.
|Version||Fixed issues||Updates and enhancements|
|22.4.03 (230926k)||Known and corrected issues||None|
|22.4.02 (230801m)||Known and corrected issues||None|
|22.4.01 (230227q)||Known and corrected issues||None|
|22.4.00||Known and corrected issues||22.4.00 enhancements|
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Manage Android mobile devices
Use Mobile Device Management to configure, manage, and control the Android mobile devices that your employees use to stay connected to business data round-the-clock. BMC Client Management uses the Android Management API to manage the Android devices. For more information about Mobile Device Management, see Mobile device management.
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Improved search and indexing
Use Quick Search to search for devices that run the Windows operating system, devices that have Photoshop installed, devices with an Intel processor, and so on. You can expand the search string by using logical operators and capabilities.
For more information about Quick and Advanced searches, see Searching objects. To learn about new configuration options, see Quick Search settings. To obtain the most accurate search results, see Search Syntax and Search Requests.
Enhanced patch management capabilities
Enabling the Report Replaced patches option will provide a list of all existing patches that have been superseded by the current patch.
Administrators can now quickly patch the old patches by manually adding them to the patch group.
Download patches directly from the internet without using a relay, with the Download Patch From Internet option.
For more information, see Setting the Patch Management module parameters.
Improved proxy communication
Use the Proxy Mode parameter to configure the HTTP(S) proxy usage. You can bypass local subnets check for Patch Management, Update Manager, and OS Deployment (Windows ADK). For more information, see Connecting to a proxy server.
Reverse proxies are supported in BMC Client Management. For more information, see Configuring communication through a reverse proxy.
For more information about using proxies with patch management, see Setting the Patch Management module parameters.
Additional capabilities in the BMC Client Management web console
The following additional capabilities are available in the BMC Client Management web console:
- Manage financial assets
- Access and configure logging
- View the inventory history
- Discover assets in your IT environment
- Configure BMC Client Management agents
- View license information
- Manage the agent's logs.
Manage SCAP zip files by using the Update Manager
You can update SCAP packages by using the Update Manager. Imported SCAP packages can be extracted if you have a Compliance license. For more information, see SCAP Packages.
Remotely control devices running on Linux and macOS
- You can remotely control devices running on Linux (Wayland is not supported). For more information on remote control, see Managing devices remotely.
- You can remotely control devices running macOS (Mojave and later). For more information, see Granting access to an agent for remotely accessing a device with macOS.
Support for instant messaging on Linux
Instant messaging is fully supported on Linux, Windows, and macOS devices. For more information, see Chatting with the end users.
Support for message boxes on Linux
Message boxes are fully supported on Linux, Windows, and macOS devices. For more information, see User Message Box steps.
Manage files by using Direct Access
- Edit files of up to 20MB on a device, by using Direct Access. You receive a notification that you are editing a large file if the size exceeds 1MB. For more information, see Managing File System.
- You can create a file on a device, by using Direct Access. For more information, see Managing direct access to a device.
Update JDK by using the Update Manager
You can update the Java Development Kit by using the Update Manager. For more information, see Managing update configurations.
Change the default chassis ID/type mapping
You can change the default chassis ID/type mapping to suit your IT environment. Some types however cannot be changed, for example, virtual machines do not have a chassis type. For more information, see Mapping Device Type to Chassis Type.
Enhanced Asset Discovery configuration
Asset Discovery uses sudo by default when discovering Linux servers. For more information, see Configuring Asset Discovery module parameters.
Improved Rollout Timeout
The Rollout Timeout is 30 minutes. Operation requirements below this threshold are not impacted. The old timeout remains when re-executing the 32-bit installer on a 64-bit machine. For more information, see Rolling out agents.
Enhanced cookie configuration for BMC Helix Single Sign-On
You can specify a name for the BMC Helix Single Sign-On (HSSO) cookie to prevent the CheckConfig web service from collecting it. For more information, see BMC Helix Single Sign-On parameters.
Manage a repository of trusted SSL authorities
Manage a repository of general trusted SSL authorities by adding the system certificates. You can also manage your own list of trusted SSL authorities in Update Management. For more information on security parameters, see Setting the Security parameters.
This release contains a number of security improvements and fixes.