This documentation supports the 21.3 (12.3) version of BMC Discovery.

Viewing a software cluster

A software cluster in BMC Discovery represents a "self-clustering" or grouping of one or more logical hosts into a logical group. "Self-clustering" software is software that provides its own clustering capability, for example, BMC Discovery clusters. 

Self-clustering software is modeled using a Software Cluster node, which acts as a logical container for the Software Instances (SIs) representing the software running on individual hosts.

All software cluster objects are set up automatically by the BMC Discovery process.

To view a software cluster

  1. From the main menu, select Explore > Data.  
  2.  In the Software & Databases section, click Software Clusters.
  3. Select a software cluster from the list.
    The following screenshot displays details of the selected software cluster.


The information fields for a typical cluster are described in the following table:

Field name



Name of this cluster.


Type of cluster, for example, BMC Discovery Cluster.

Full VersionThe full version of the cluster. For example,
Product VersionThe product version of the cluster. For example, 12.3.
Cluster IdentifierA unique identifier for the cluster.

Clustered Software Instances

A list of SIs providing the cluster service which link to those SI pages.

Contained Software InstancesPages of the Software Instances running in this cluster.
Maintaining PatternThe pattern that maintains this software cluster.
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