This documentation supports the 11.3 version of BMC Discovery.

To view an earlier version of the product, select the version from the Product version menu.

Out-of-the-box discovery capabilities

BMC Discovery provides you several out-of-the-box capabilities to help you get started with discovering your IT infrastructure. For example, as soon as you configure credentials in your system, you can begin a search for software or SNMP devices in your environment. 

In addition, BMC Discovery provides The Pattern Language (TPL), a tool where you can use patterns to describe applications and products specific to your environment, and enrich your discovered data. However, an important feature of BMC Discovery is that even before you can refine and expand your discovery search using TPL, you can use the out-of-the-box capabilities.

This section describes the discovery capabilities available to you at startup.

Software

The software that can be discovered by BMC Discovery increases with each monthly TKU release. This section contains information from BMC Discovery content reference, which details the applications that can be discovered with the latest TKU installed. Clicking one of the links in this section will take you directly to the content reference website.Patterns can help you identify the configuration of run time products in your data centers. Choose how you want to find the products of interest to you:

Host attributes by platform

An overview of the attributes that BMC Discovery aims to recover from the different OS platforms is shown in the tables below. The attribute descriptions for each node kind are detailed in the relevant node sections later in this document.

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The discovered attributes per OS platform for Inferred nodes is shown in the Table below. An X denotes that the attribute can be discovered.
This list shows the attributes from various OS platforms that can be discovered by a default BMC Discovery version 11.3 system. This does not include patterns or a TKU.

Some of my attributes are missing!

Some attributes might not be discovered on a given OS in your environment due to privilege requirements, hardware and software configurations, customizations, firewall configurations, security policies, and so forth. Additional attributes might be discovered by patterns, whether TKU provided, or your own custom patterns.

Patterns are now used to discover processor information. The patterns will be updates as required, and delivered as part of monthly TKU release. For full details of the CPU information that can be determined, for each platform, for each processor information release, see Configipedia processor information.

This page no longer carries details of processor information discovered by platform.

OS platform key

  • A - AIX
  • B - FreeBSD
  • C - HPUX
  • D - IBM i
  • E - IRIX
  • F - Linux
  • G - MPE/iX
  • H - Mac OS X
  • I - NetBSD
  • J - Netware
  • K - OpenBSD
  • L - OpenVMS
  • M - POWER HMC
  • N - Solaris
  • P - Tru64
  • R - UnixWare
  • S - VMware ESX
  • T - VMware ESXi
  • U - Windows

Node/Attribute

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

I

J

K

L

M

N

P

R

S

T

U

Host

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

description

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

dns_domain

X

 

X

 

 

X

 

X

 

 

 

X

 

X

 

 

X

 

X

domain

X

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

X

host_type

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

hostid

X

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

X

X

 

hostname

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

kernel

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

ldom_name

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

ldom_role

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

local_fqdn

















X

logical_ram

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X


X

X

X

X

X

lpar_node_name

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

lpar_partition_group_id

X

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

lpar_partition_number

X

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

management_ip_addr

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

X

 

model

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

num_logical_processors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

num_processors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

os

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

os_arch

X

 

 

 

 

X

 

X

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

X

 

X

os_build

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

X

Node/Attribute

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

I

J

K

L

M

N

P

R

S

T

U

os_class

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

os_edition

 

 

X

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

os_level

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

os_release_name

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

os_type

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

os_vendor

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

X

os_version

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

processor_speed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

psu_status

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

ram

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X


X

serial

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

service_pack

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

uuid

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

X

vendor

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

workgroup

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

license_key

















X
ntp_source

















X
supports_dst

















X
time_zone

















X

workgroup

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

zone_uuid

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

zonename

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

Node/Attribute

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

I

J

K

L

M

N

P

R

S

T

U

Patch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

name

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

X

X

Node/Attribute

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

I

J

K

L

M

N

P

R

S

T

U

Package

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

arch

X

 

 

 

 

X

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

X

X

 

X

description

X

 

X

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

X

X

X

 

 

epoch

X

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

name

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

X

pkgname

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

X

 

 

 

revision

X

X

X

 

X

X

 

X

X

 

X

X

 

X

X

X

X

 

 

vendor

 

 

X

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

X

X

 

X

version

X

X

X

 

X

X

 

X

X

 

X

X

 

X

X

X

X

 

X

Node/Attribute

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

I

J

K

L

M

N

P

R

S

T

U

NetworkInterface

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

adapter_type

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

aggregated_by

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

aggregated_with

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

X

 

 

aggregates

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

aggregation_mode

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

bonded

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

default_gateway

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

description

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

 

X

dhcp_enabled

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

dhcp_server

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

dns_servers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

driver_date

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

driver_version

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

duplex

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

group_name

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

ifindex

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

X

interface_type

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

X

 

is_console

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

X

 

mac_addr

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

name

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Node/Attribute

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

I

J

K

L

M

N

P

R

S

T

U

negotiation

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

X

physical_adapters

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

physical_location

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ppa

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

primary_wins_server

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

secondary_wins_server

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

service_name

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

setting_id

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

shared_adapters

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

speed

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

virtual_adapters

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Node/Attribute

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

I

J

K

L

M

N

P

R

S

T

U

IPAddress

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

broadcast

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

fqdns

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

ip_addr

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

netmask

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

prefix

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

prefix_length

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

temporary

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

X

 

X

zone

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

Node/Attribute

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

I

J

K

L

M

N

P

R

S

T

U

FibreChannelHBA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

aix_manufacturer_code

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

aix_part_number

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

boot_bios

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

X

 

 

driver_name

X

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

X

 

X

driver_version

X

 

X

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

X

X

X

firmware

X

 

X

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

X

 

X

hba_id

X

 

X

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

X

X

X

model

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

X

 

 

option_rom_version

 

 

X

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

X

 

X

optrom_bios_version

 

 

X

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

optrom_efi_version

 

 

X

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

optrom_fcode_version

 

 

X

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

optrom_fw_version

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

serial

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

X

 

 

Node/Attribute

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

I

J

K

L

M

N

P

R

S

T

U

FibreChannelNode

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

firmware

X

 

X

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

X

 

X

wwnn

X

 

X

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

X

X

X

Node/Attribute

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

I

J

K

L

M

N

P

R

S

T

U

FibreChannelPort

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

fabric_name

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

X

 

 

port_state

 

 

X

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

X

 

 

port_type

 

 

X

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

X

 

 

speed

 

 

X

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

X

 

 

supported_classes

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

X

 

 

supported_speeds

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

X

 

 

wwpn

X

 

X

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

X

X

X

SNMP devices

The number of SNMP devices that can be discovered by BMC Discovery increases with each monthly TKU release. This section contains information from BMC Discovery content reference, which details the applications that can be discovered with the latest TKU installed. Clicking the links in this section will take you directly to the content reference website.
The following classes of SNMP device are supported.

Monthly TKU releases might increase the SNMP device coverage.

Localization support

BMC Discovery supports the discovery of systems in any locale.


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