Product content TKU 2023-Oct-2

Technology Knowledge Update TKU 2023-Oct-2 contains additional product content for the 20.08, 21.05, 21.3, 22.1, 22.2, 23.1, and 23.3 versions of BMC Discovery.

Product content updates require appliance restart

This TKU release contains product content additions. The appliance is restarted when product content is added to the update. You can prevent the restart, but none of the knowledge content will be installed if you do so.

For more information about Cloud Discovery, see Supported Cloud Providers

Feature updates

The following features and enhancements are introduced within the scope of this release: 

  • CLOUD/AWS: Added AWS account ID to the Description attribute of the BMC_CloudInstance CI. For more details, see (DRDC1-20594).
  • CLOUD/AWS: Added support for External ID in Amazon Web Services credentials. For more details, see (DRDC1-19282) and the documentation here.
  • CLOUD/AWS: Improved the Name of CloudRegion and CloudProvider nodes to be more descriptive. For more details, see (DRDC1-21512) and the documentation here.
  • CLOUD/OCI: Updated the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure provider to display only OCI regions pertaining to a specific tenant and realm. For more details, see (DRDC1-21615) and the documentation here.
  • HOST: Updated the pattern to align with an obsolescent GNU egrep. For more details, see (DRDC1-21332) and the documentation here. 
  • HOST: Added support for the discovery of the Unix illumos distribution OpenIndiana. For more details, see (DRDC1-21651).
  • HOST: Improved the OpenVMS OS classification, see (DRDC1-21792)
  • OUTPOST: Added support for FIPS. For more details, see (DRUD1-42393).
  • OUTPOST: Fixed an issue with Thycotic credentials encryption. For more details, see (DRUD1-42295).
  • OUTPOST: Fixed an issue with with the discovery of Linux hosts with SSH. For more details, see (DRUD1-42424).
  • OUTPOST: Fixed an issue with CyberArk AIM. For more details, see (DRUD1-42129).
  • STORAGE: Added support for the discovery of Dell EMC SC Series through REST API. For more details, see (DRDC1-20997) and the documentation here.
  • STORAGE: Added the discovery of the node ID value as a Storage System serial value found through the REST API call. For more details, see (DRDC1-21768) and the documentation here.
  • STORAGE: Improved the discovery of Huawei OceanStor Storage Systems. For more details, see (DRDC1-21858) and the documentation here.
  • STORAGE: Improved the discovery of pools and volumes to scan all the existing elements in the Hitachi E storage system. For more details, see (DRDC1-21578) and the documentation here.
  • STORAGE: Improved the discovery of the NetApp SolidFire pattern. For more details, see (DRDC1-21829) and the documentation here.
  • STORAGE: Improved the discovery of the vSAN storage system model in CMDB. For more details, see (DRDC1-21827) and the documentation here.

Defects

The following defects are fixed within the scope of this release: 

  • TOOLS: Fixed an issue in the tw_support_tool script with an incorrect last compact date. For more details, see (DRDC1-21715).
  • TOOLS: Fixed an issue in the tw_support_tool script with an incorrect last restore date. For more details, see (DRDC1-21716).
  • STORAGE: Fixed an issue with an empty value of port WWN with SANnav. For more details, see (DRDC1-21828).
  • STORAGE: Fixed an issue with recursive TPL calls in the following storage patterns (for more details, see DRDC1-21718):

Changes to discovery commands

Discovery commands are unchanged in Product Content 2023-Oct-2.

Model changes

Taxonomy is updated for the following:

  • TAXONOMY: Updated impact directions for the DeviceInterface and CloudService relationships. For more details, see (DRUD1-42395).
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