Release notes and notices
This set of Release Notes describes version 11.2 of BMC Discovery.
The following table displays the version history of BMC Discovery 11.2:
|BMC Discovery version||Release date||Remarks|
|11.2||15 September 2017||For complete information about this release, see the features listed in the following section of this page.|
|11.2 patch 1||25 September 2017||This release resolves important defects.|
|11.2 patch 2||15 December 2017||This release resolves important defects.|
|11.2 patch 3||This patch was not made generally available.|
|11.2 patch 4||22 June 2018||This release resolves important defects and security vulnerabilities.|
|11.2 patch 5||11 July 2018||This release resolves important defects.|
|11.2 patch 6||03 May 2019||This release resolves important defects and security vulnerabilities. It also introduces a feature for restricting the paths on which you can run commands.|
You can only upgrade to version 11.2 from version 10.1 and later.
BMC Discovery 11.2 changes the way that
vm_type attribute. They are now modeled using a Virtual Machine node which makes it easier to find and relate VMs to their containers and Hosts.
Logical databases are now stored in dedicated Database nodes rather than the DatabaseDetail nodes previously used. Dedicated Database nodes simplify the separation of databases from other database details. DatabaseDetail nodes are still used for other information about databases, for example schemas and tablespaces.
CentOS 6 replaces Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 in BMC Discovery 11.2
The upgrade to BMC Discovery 11.2 replaces Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 with CentOS 6. CentOS is an enterprise-class Linux platform which is derived from, and aims to be functionally compatible with its upstream source, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL).
As CentOS is derived from, and aims to be functionally compatible with its upstream source, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, BMC performs the same testing against the Red Hat 6 STIGs.
When applying OS upgrades to BMC Discovery 11.2, ensure that you download and apply the Latest CentOS 6 operating system upgrade.
These Release Notes detail the following information:
- 11.2 Enhancements
- Known and corrected issues
- Important information for users of BMC Atrium CMDB
- Technical bulletins
- Product announcements
- Limitations and restrictions of this version
Additional permissions required on XML and CSV APIs
or updating group permissions to include the api/access permission
Updated SSH server
The SSH server installed on BMC Discovery appliances 10.2 and later has been modified. This modification removes some weak ciphers and HMAC algorithms (and non-FIPS approved) from the list of allowed connections. Therefore, some older versions of ssh clients might be unable to connect. The following client versions (or later) have been tested and are known to work:
- PuTTY (0.64)
- WinSCP (5.7.2)
- mRemoteNG (1.72 using ssh2)
- MobaXterm (6.5)
- KiTTY (0.63.2.2)
- Bitvise SSH Client (6.22)
BMC Atrium Discovery OS and application software have been tested and found to be free from susceptibility to date/time issues which may occur as the result of the additional day in a leap year.