BMC Discovery Extended Data Pack 2023-Nov-1

BMC Discovery Extended Data Pack 2023-Nov-1 is a deliverable for BMC Discovery 20.08, 21.05, 21.3, 22.1, 22.2, 23.1, and 23.3 series.

Note

The Extended Data Pack TKU November 2023 has been updated:
 - For the SoftwareInstance SupportDetail pattern, it now checks whether the service pack attribute of a SoftwareInstance on which it has triggered is of the form 'SP<integer>', thus preventing a further 'SP' from being prepended within the name attribute of the SupportDetail node.

Note

The Extended Data Pack TKU October 2023 has been updated:

- Added a pattern for the synchronization of EOL dates to the CMDB. Note that this requires the CMDB to be extended to support the following new attributes: EndOfExtendedSupport, EndOfLife, EndOfSecuritySupport, and EndOfSupport.

- Now checks that os_version (Operating System SupportDetail pattern) or product_version (SoftwareInstance, RuntimeEnvironment and VirtualMachine SupportDetail patterns) is populated prior to performing table lookups.

Note

The Extended Data Pack TKU August 2023 has been updated:
 - It now includes EOL data for Hardware Containers.
 - Discovery's taxonomy has been updated so that the "Retirement Date defaulted to EOS date" attribute is now visible in the UI's SupportDetail node summary.
 - We have also added a little more intelligent in how we apply failure reason codes. If the EOL entry, after copying the End of Support date to the Retirement date, has all EOL date attributes populated, the assignment of a failure reason is suppressed.


Note

The Extended Data Pack TKU July 2023 now features revised SupportDetail patterns for OperatingSystem, RuntimeEnvironment and VirualMachine where the wildcard lookup table has been removed and all EOL entries within have been expanded and placed in the normal lookup table. This should result in such patterns running much faster as they will no longer have to step through every entry in the wildcard lookup table for every node type. This brings these three SupportDetail patterns into line with the one for SoftwareInstance where such work was done in an earlier release.

Contents

  • Product Lifecycle - Patterns that populate Discovery with information about End-of-Life, End-of-Support, and End-of-Extended-Support for versions of certain operating systems, software products, network devices, storage devices, hosts, and host containers (blade enclosures)
  • Hardware Reference Data - Patterns that populate Discovery with power and heat consumption figures for various hosts and host containers (blade enclosures).

Installation and Upgrade

Customers can access this Extended Data Pack from the BMC Electronic Product Distribution Website. If you're a customer or partner and do not already have a login please contact your BMC account manager.

Check out this guideline if you are unsure how to download it from the BMC EPD site.

Reasons

Within Discovery, you may find a failure reason attribute attached to a Support Detail node which describes the current state of the Support Detail node with regard to its missing End Of Life data:

Failure Reason for Host (Operating System), Software Instance, Runtime Environment and Virtual MachineFailure Reason for Network Devices and Storage DevicesExplanation
EOL dates are only available with a vendor support login.EOL dates may or may not have been published behind a support logon.
The EOL dates come from the host operating system.The EOL dates come from the host operating system.
Product is an open source offering of a commercial product.N/A.Product is an open source offering of a commercial product for which EOL dates have been published.
Product is a sub-component of multiple products.Model is a sub-component of multiple models.Product/model is a sub-component of multiple products/models which do not share the same EOL dates.
The missing dates are not pertinent to this product (Formerly 'The missing EOL dates are unpublished').The missing dates are not pertinent to this model (Formerly 'The missing EOL dates are unpublished').In situations where we have only one or two of the three EOL dates, the missing EOL dates are not pertinent to this model/product.
The missing dates have not yet been published (Formerly 'The missing EOL dates are unpublished').In situations where we have only one or two of the three EOL dates, the remaining EOL dates are yet to be published.
Multiple sets of conflicting EOL dates relate to this product.Multiple sets of conflicting EOL dates relate to this model.Multiple sets of EOL dates relate to this product/model and are in conflict.
No published information is available for this product.No published information is available for this model.An extensive search has been conducted and the BMC Discovery TKU team has been unable to locate any End Of Life data for this product/model.
Information pending.The BMC Discovery TKU team has yet to carry out an extensive search to ascertain whether End Of Life data for the product/model can be found.
Published dates are invalid.The publisher/vendor has published End Of Life dates for this version of the product/model but they are incomprehensible or in conflict and would cause confusion if added to Discovery. Such confusing dates might be the End of Support date expiring before the Retirement date.
Product is too old.Model is too oldThe publisher/vendor is no longer publishing End Of Life data for this product (regardless of product version) or model (regardless of firmware version) as it is too old.
Product is too recent.Model is too recentThe publisher/vendor has yet to publish End Of Life data for this product (regardless of product version) or model (regardless of firmware version) as it is too new.
Product name is too generic.Model name is too generic.Product/model name is too generic and we are unable to isolate one set of EOL dates which relate.
The published dates for this version are provisional.The EOL dates for this product version/firmware version are provisional/projected and not yet officially confirmed by the publisher/vendor.
Product version is not listed by the publisher.Firmware version is not listed by the vendor.The publisher/vendor publishes End Of Life data for other versions of this product/model but this version has been omitted.
Product or particular version supported but actual EOL dates unknown.Model or particular firmware version supported but actual EOL dates unknown.The publisher/vendor has stated that this product/model or a particular version is supported but no actual EOL dates have been published.
Product version is too old.Firmware version is too old.The publisher/vendor is no longer publishing End Of Life data for such a (firmware) version as it is too old.
Product version is too recent.Firmware version is too recent.The publisher/vendor has yet to publish End Of Life data for such a (firmware) version as it is too new.
Omitted to avoid conflict as published EOL dates are at different versioning level.The EOL dates for this product/firmware version have been omitted as the published EOL dates are for a different versioning level and if applied would result in a conflict.

Issues Resolved

DRDC1-21851(Esc 173184): RFE to populate Missing Support Details
DRDC1-21864(no Esc) Update the HW EOL, EOS dates
DRDC1-21901(no Esc): Add FortiOS Support Dates for 6.0.10
DRDC1-21915(Esc 173368): Incorrect EOL information for HCL BigFix Agent 9.5
DRDC1-21917(Esc 173371): Conflict .net framework and ,net common language runtime (CLR) version EOL
DRDC1-21918(Esc 173370): incorrect .Net framework EOL information
DRDC1-21919(Esc 173354): Duplicate "SP" word sequence in Microsoft SQL Server Support Detail name
DRDC1-21962Missing Support details EOS EOL and Hardware reference Data nodes
DRDC1-21978(Esc 173670): fill EOL gaps for network devices

Product Lifecycle Patterns

You can use BMC Discovery OS / Software product lifecycle data to identify operating systems and software that:

  • are exposed to security / stability risks as they are no longer supported by patch updates.
  • you may be paying a premium maintenance subscription for.
  • are no longer shipping so may increase costs and risks associated with variance.

Software Product Lifecycle Patterns

Operating System Product Lifecycle Patterns

Extended Data Pack includes product life cycle patterns providing End Of Life, End Of Support and End Of Extended Support dates for:

  • 64 publishers
  • 114 operating systems
  • 2,896 operating system versions

Go to the OS Product Life Cycle Patterns - Extended Data Pack 2023-Nov-1 page for a full list of products included in this release.

Software Instance Lifecycle Patterns

This Extended Data Pack includes product life cycle patterns providing End Of Life, End Of Support and End Of Extended Support dates for:

Virtual Machine Lifecycle Patterns

This Extended Data Pack includes product life cycle patterns providing End Of Life, End Of Support and End Of Extended Support dates for:

  • Number of Unique Publishers: 9
  • Number Of Unique Products: 10
  • Number Of Unique Versions Of Products: 172

Go to the Virtual Machine Life Cycle Patterns - Extended Data Pack 2023-Nov-1 page for a full list of products included in this release.

Runtime Environment Lifecycle Patterns

This Extended Data Pack includes product life cycle patterns providing End Of Life, End Of Support and End Of Extended Support dates for:

  • Number of Unique Publishers: 3
  • Number Of Unique Products: 7
  • Number Of Unique Versions Of Products: 113

Go to the Runtime Environment Life Cycle Patterns - Extended Data Pack 2023-Nov-1 page for a full list of products included in this release.

Hardware Product Lifecycle Patterns

Network Device Product Lifecycle Patterns

This Extended Data Pack includes product life cycle patterns providing End Of Life, End Of Support and End Of Extended Support dates for:

  • Number of Unique Vendors: 259
  • Number Of Unique Models: 8,895

Go to the Network Device Life Cycle Patterns - Extended Data Pack 2023-Nov-1 page for a full list of products included in this release.

Storage Device Product Lifecycle Patterns

This Extended Data Pack includes product life cycle patterns providing End Of Life, End Of Support and End Of Extended Support dates for:

  • Number of Unique Vendors: 29
  • Number Of Unique Models: 243

Go to the Storage Device Life Cycle Patterns - Extended Data Pack 2023-Nov-1 page for a full list of products included in this release.

Host Product Lifecycle Patterns

This Extended Data Pack includes host product life cycle patterns providing End Of Life, End Of Support and End Of Extended Support dates for:

  • Number of Unique Vendors: 71
  • Number Of Unique Models: 1,337

Go to the Host Life Cycle Patterns - Extended Data Pack 2023-Nov-1 page for a full list of products included in this release.

Host Container Product Lifecycle Patterns

This Extended Data Pack includes host container (blade enclosure) product life cycle patterns providing End Of Life, End Of Support and End Of Extended Support dates for:

  • Number of Unique Vendors: 15
  • Number Of Unique Models: 63

Go to the Host Container Life Cycle Patterns - Extended Data Pack 2023-Nov-1 page for a full list of products included in this release.

Hardware Component Product Lifecycle Patterns

This Extended Data Pack includes hardware component product life cycle patterns providing End Of Life, End Of Support and End Of Extended Support dates for:

  • Number of Unique Vendors: 17
  • Number Of Unique Models: 157

Go to the Hardware Component Life Cycle Patterns - Extended Data Pack 2023-Nov-1 page for a full list of products included in this release.

Hardware Container Product Lifecycle Patterns

This Extended Data Pack includes hardware container product life cycle patterns providing End Of Life, End Of Support and End Of Extended Support dates for:

  • Number of Unique Vendors: 6
  • Number Of Unique Models: 7

Go to the Hardware Container Life Cycle Patterns - Extended Data Pack 2023-Nov-1 page for a full list of products included in this release.

Printer Product Lifecycle Patterns

This Extended Data Pack includes hardware component product life cycle patterns providing End Of Life, End Of Support and End Of Extended Support dates for:

  • Number of Unique Vendors: 41
  • Number Of Unique Models: 1150

Go to the Printer Life Cycle Patterns - Extended Data Pack 2023-Nov-1 page for a full list of products included in this release.

Management Controller Product Lifecycle Patterns

This Extended Data Pack includes management controller product life cycle patterns providing End Of Life, End Of Support and End Of Extended Support dates for:

  • Number of Unique Vendors: 14
  • Number Of Unique Models: 37

Go to the Management Controller Life Cycle Patterns - Extended Data Pack 2023-Nov-1 page for a full list of products included in this release.

SNMP Managed Device Product Lifecycle Patterns

This Extended Data Pack includes SNMP managed device product life cycle patterns providing End Of Life, End Of Support and End Of Extended Support dates for:

  • Number of Unique Vendors: 90
  • Number Of Unique Models: 554

Go to the SNMP Managed Device Life Cycle Patterns - Extended Data Pack 2023-Nov-1 page for a full list of products included in this release.

Hardware Reference Data

Host

You can use BMC Discovery host hardware reference data to:

  • Identify servers that can be expanded in situations where space is a constraining factor in the data center.
  • Identify server refresh / rationalization candidates in situations where cooling is a constraining factor in the data center.
  • Identify server refresh / rationalization candidates in situations where power is a constraining factor in the data center.

This Extended Data Pack includes host hardware reference data providing Rack Size, Power Consumption, Heat Output and Maximum Memory capacity for:

  • 61 manufacturers.
  • 1,324 server models.
  • 3,704 server model configurations.

Go to the Host Hardware Reference Data - Extended Data Pack 2023-Nov-1 page for a full list of products included in this release.

Host Container (Blade Enclosure)

You can use BMC Discovery hardware reference data to:

  • Identify blade enclosures that can be expanded when space is a constraining factor in the data center.
  • Identify blade enclosure refresh/rationalization candidates when cooling is a constraining factor in the data center.
  • Identify blade enclosure refresh/rationalization candidates when power is a constraining factor in the data center.

This Extended Data Pack includes blade enclosure hardware reference data providing Rack Size, Power Consumption and Heat Output capacity for:

  • 16 vendors.
  • 66 models.

Go to the Host Container Hardware Reference Data - Extended Data Pack 2023-Nov-1 page for a full list of products included in this release.

National Vulnerability Database

The Extended Data Pack contains functionality to show National Vulnerability Database CPE identities for discovered hosts and software instances.  We have made updates in this release.

End Of Life-Related Discovery Queries

SoftwareInstance Nodes Without EOL Dates

SEARCH SoftwareInstance WHERE product_version not in [none, ""] AND nodecount(TRAVERSE ElementWithDetail:SupportDetail:SoftwareDetail:SupportDetail) = 0 SHOW join([type, product_version], ' ') as 'SI Type and Version' PROCESS WITH countUnique(0)

SupportDetail Nodes by Failure Reason

SEARCH SupportDetail WHERE type = "SI Support Detail" AND failure_reason SHOW failure_reason PROCESS WITH countUnique(0)

Software Products Whose End of Support Date is in the Past

SEARCH SupportDetail WHERE type = "SI Support Detail" AND end_support_date AND end_support_date < currentTime() SHOW join([publisher, product, product_version], ' ') as 'Publisher, Product and Version', formatTime(end_support_date, "%Y-%m-%d") as 'End of Support Date', whenWasThat(end_support_date) as 'When Was That' PROCESS WITH countUnique(0)

Software Products Whose Support Ends This Year

SEARCH SupportDetail WHERE type = "SI Support Detail" AND end_support_date AND end_support_date >= parseUTCTime(formatUTCTime(currentTime(), "%Y-01-01")) AND end_support_date <= parseUTCTime(formatUTCTime(currentTime(), "%Y-12-31")) SHOW join([publisher, product, product_version], ' ') as 'Publisher, Product and Version', formatTime(end_support_date, "%Y-%m-%d") as 'End of Support Date', whenWasThat(end_support_date) as 'When Was That' PROCESS WITH countUnique(0)

Software Products Whose Support Ends Next Year

SEARCH SupportDetail WHERE type = "SI Support Detail" AND end_support_date AND end_support_date >= parseUTCTime(fmt("%s-01-01", int(formatUTCTime(currentTime(), "%Y")) + 1)) AND end_support_date <= parseUTCTime(fmt("%s-12-31", int(formatUTCTime(currentTime(), "%Y")) + 1))) SHOW join([publisher, product, product_version], ' ') as 'Publisher, Product and Version', formatTime(end_support_date, "%Y-%m-%d") as 'End of Support Date', whenWasThat(end_support_date) as 'When Was That' PROCESS WITH countUnique(0)

Software Products Whose End of Support Date is Within a Year of Today's Date

SEARCH SupportDetail WHERE type = "SI Support Detail" AND end_support_date AND end_support_date >= currentTime() AND end_support_date <= (currentTime() + 365*24*3600*10000000)
SHOW join([publisher, product, product_version], ' ') as 'Publisher, Product and Version', formatTime(end_support_date, "%Y-%m-%d") as 'End of Support Date', whenWasThat(end_support_date) as 'When Was That'
PROCESS WITH countUnique(0)

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