Technology Knowledge Update TKU 2021-Jul-1

BMC Discovery Technology Knowledge Update 2021-Jul-1 is a deliverable for BMC Discovery 12.0, 20.08, and 21.05 series.


Product content updates require appliance restart

This TKU release contains product content additions. When product content is added, the appliance is restarted as part of the update. You are given the opportunity to prevent the restart, though if you do so, none of the knowledge content will be installed.

Important Note for Discovery 20.02 (12.0) Customers Only:

Mapping files for synchronization to ServiceNow CMDB

The mapping files for synchronization to ServiceNow CMDB released with the previous version of BMC Discovery no longer work with the updated sync for ServiceNow CMDB. New mapping files are available from EPD. However, to ensure correct operation, you must use the following procedure:

  1. Delete the sync for ServiceNow mappings
  2. Upload the new sync for ServiceNow mappings 
  3. Restart the cmdb_sync_transformer service. As the tideway user, enter: tw_service_control --restart cmdb_sync_transformer

Please be aware that in TKU 2021-Jan-1 release the key attribute has been updated for the following node:

  • Apache Kafka Cluster. Cluster key was changed, as it is now modeled as 'SoftwareCluster', instead of 'SoftwareInstance'. This is part of RFE DRDC1-13969 to discover Kafka Topics which we now support. See below or here the details.

For details of why the SI Key Change field is important, see Key and Command Updates.

Release Highlights

TKU July release introduces the support of two new outstanding Network discovery features:

1.Network topology discovery. in this release we have added support for the Switch-to-Switch connectivity or Layer 2 topology discovery (via LLDP). For more details, see (DRDC1-14949) and here.

2.Stack Switches. We are adding support for HP and Aruba stack switches. For details, see (DRDC1-12228) and here.

Latest Releases Updates

  • From TKU December we now report security information for hardware where it is published in the US Government National Vulnerability Database. 
    This is in addition to reporting NVD information for Software Instances, Operating Systems and Network Devices.
  • We have introduced a new sync mapping pattern that maps Detail nodes with type "TLS Certificate" to the BMC_Document CIs. This mapping is enabled by default, and could add additional data to the CMDB. For more information, see CDM Mapping for Host.

Release Compatibility

TKU 2021-Jul-1 is released in the following streams:

  • Release compatible with BMC Discovery 21.05 series.
  • Release compatible with BMC Discovery 12.0 series.
  • Release compatible with BMC Discovery 20.08 series.

Download

Customers can access this TKU release from the BMC Electronic Product Distribution Website. If you are 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 from BMC EPD site.

Release Contents

The release comprises components packaged as such entities:

  • BMC Discovery Technology Knowledge Update.
    • Core - Patterns that model various software products.
    • Extended Database discovery - Patterns that extend some of the core database patterns to obtain additional detailed information about certain databases.
    • Middleware discovery - Patterns that obtain detailed information about certain J2EE Application Servers and Web servers.
    • Network Device Integration Module with associated Network Device definition files, Printer definition files and SNMP managed devices definition files.
    • System - Patterns that detect configuration issues and populate Discovery Conditions BMC Discovery 12.0.xxBMC Discovery 20.08 and BMC Discovery 21.05 as well as patterns used by the CMDB sync system.
  • BMC Discovery Extended Data Pack TKU 2021-Jul-1, which is a separately licensable product.

    • Hardware Reference Data - Patterns and data import CSV file that populate BMC Discovery with power and heat consumption figures for various hosts.
    • National Vulnerability Database - A pattern that populates BMC Discovery with information about the CPE ID of each product, full details here.
    • Product Lifecycle - Patterns that populate BMC Discovery with information about End-of-Life, End-of-Support, and End-of-Extended-Support for versions of certain host Operating Systems as well as versions of certain software products.
  • BMC Discovery for Storage, which is a separately licensable product.
    • Storage Systems: Patterns that model many Storage Systems. See the full list of currently supported storage devices here. Visit the Storage System Release Notes page to get details about what's new.
    • Improvements on existing Storage patterns. See what we have fixed or improved in existing patterns in the Storage System Release Notes page.

Installation and Upgrade


Products

Vendor

Product

Category

Platforms

Instances

Versioning

Product Page

CheckmkCheckmkPerformance Management Software

Windows, Unix

YYCheckmk
NetAppNetApp Active IQ Unified ManagerStorage and Device Management Software

Windows, Unix

YYNetApp Active IQ Unified Manager
IBM

IBM Robotic Process Automation

Process Automation MiddlewareWindowsYYIBM Robotic Process Automation
Broadcom

Broadcom Unified Infrastructure Management

Event Management ToolsWindows, UnixYYBroadcom Unified Infrastructure Management
Automation Anywhere

Automation Anywhere

Process Automation MiddlewareWindowsYYAutomation Anywhere
AxwayTransfer CFTData Integration and Access Software

Windows, Unix

YYAxway Transfer CFT

Enhanced Pattern Modules

For details of why the SI Key Change field is important please see this documentation.

RFEs

RFE ref.EnhancementProduct PageSI Key Change
DRDC1-16727 Added new SI type for MongoDB Ops Manager.MongoDBN
DRDC1-17011Default Teradata JDBC driver was added to Discovery UITeradata Database - Database Detail PatternN
DRDC1-16751 Improved Discovery proxy/outpost pattern logic.BMC DiscoveryN
DRDC1-16709Add support for SSLEnable in Apache Extended Discovery patternApache HTTPD-based Webservers - Extended Discovery PatternN
DRDC1-16786Improved Path Versioning for Software Instance: IBM Integration Bus.IBM App Connect EnterpriseN
DRDC1-16938 Improved Mysql version 8 command to find "Listening Ports".Oracle MySQL ServerN
DRDC1-17021Enhanced MicrosoftLyncServer pattern module.Microsoft Lync ServerN
DRDC1-16986 Enhanced MongoDB pattern to not execute the 'listDatabases' command in the slave components.MongoDB - Database Detail PatternN
DRDC1-16830 Improved obtaining of a full Apache Tomcat version from Catalina logs when other methods fail.Apache TomcatN
DRDC1-17087 Improved scanning windows machines to avoid ECA errors.Discovery Conditions Windows NICN
DRDC1-16970Improved logic for K8s/Openshift Clusters removal groups.Kubernetes
Red Hat OpenShift
N
DRDC1-15197Added cpu_limits and cpu_requests new attributes for Software Container node.Kubernetes
Red Hat OpenShift
N
DRDC1-16977Removed obsolete cluster relationships.KubernetesN
DRDC1-16991Updated data_dir on Unix extraction.Oracle MySQL ServerN
DRDC1-16173 Provided support discovery for software instance "CFT - Cross File Transfer" with correct version details. Axway Transfer CFTN
DRDC1-17097 Enhanced SI "Dynatrace OneAgent" version discovery.Dynatrace AppMonN
DRDC1-16905 Improved Eclipse Jetty pattern to eliminate false positives.Eclipse JettyN
DRDC1-15648 Improved Tenable Nessus EOL dates display for Server and Agent.NessusN
DRDC1-16897 Improved patterns to create a single SoftwareCluster node for the same Oracle Data Guard Cluster.Oracle Data GuardN
DRDC1-17086 Provided the new Zabbix agent process.ZabbixN
DRDC1-16264Updated Oracle Workflow to use PRIV_LS.Oracle WorkflowN
DRDC1-16927 Provided support for the discovery of Recovery Manager for Active Directory Forest Edition SI.Quest Recovery ManagerN
DRDC1-16678 Netscaler VPX - support for policies and actions when building Load Balancer modelCitrix NetScaler VPX Load BalancerN
DRDC1-16997 Enhanced linking the Network Device by IP address.HP BladeSystemN
DRDC1-16907 Added product version for SI EMC PowerPath Administration Monitor.EMC PowerPathN
DRDC1-16254Added new SI type for Ansible and Ansible Tower.Red Hat OpenShiftN
DRDC1-16848 Provided support for Payara Server.Oracle GlassFish ServerN
DRDC1-16729 Software AG find command and package count changes.Software AG webMethods Integration ServerN
DRDC1-16925 Provided discovery for Software Instance Oracle Service Oriented Architecture.Oracle Business Activity MonitoringN
DRDC1-8468PowerShell on Unix and PowerShell 7 improvements.Microsoft Windows PowerShellN
DRDC1-17026Improved discovery for OEM versioning.Oracle Enterprise ManagerN
DRDC1-16885 Added support for Teradata ActiveMQ.Apache ActiveMQN
DRDC1-16657Updated the Entuity Pattern.EntuityN
DRDC1-16891Added support for hardware_version attribute for Virtual Machine node.VMware Virtual Machine software
N
DRDC1-16611Updated pattern/docs to reference IBM BigFix (from Endpoint Manager).HCL BigFixN
DRDC1-16787Enhancement to add Package versioning for SI type:s Symantec VERITAS Enterprise Vault Authentication Service, Symantec VERITAS Enterprise Vault Administration Service, Symantec VERITAS Enterprise Vault Archive Service.Veritas Enterprise VaultN
DRDC1-15402Pattern updates to discover physical container (Solaris) RAM for Host Container.Oracle VM Server for SPARCN
DRDC1-16530Improved BMC TSNA-DW linkage to Smart Reporting Server.BMC TrueSight Smart ReportingN
DRDC1-16943Enhanced path versioning for Apache Tomcat.Apache TomcatN
DRDC1-17045Added new command to obtain hostname.Oracle Solaris ClusterN

DRDC1-16666

Provided IBM Automation Anywhere SI integration.Automation Anywhere
IBM Robotic Process Automation
N
DRDC1-16765

Added IO allocation limit attribute to Disk Drive node (with enabled Host-Side Linking for Virtual Machines).

Host Side Linking for ESXN

DRDC1-14463

Provided reporting of a time zone information for UNIX hosts.Viewing a hostN
DRDC1-16935

Improved relationship from deep nested Subscriptions to parent Managementparent group & fix nesting_level attribute for deep nested Subscriptions.

Microsoft Azure SubscriptionsN


Defects Resolved

The following defects have been fixed in this BMC Discovery Technology Knowledge Update.

Defect ref.DetailsProduct PageSI Key Change

DRDC1-17031

Problem: Link between VM and the Clusterware cluster may be overwritten by another pattern.
Solution: Code fix.

Oracle Clusterware

N

DRDC1-16952

Problem: Apache Tomcat pattern does not always correctly find catalina_base and catalina_home.
Solution: Code fix.

Apache Tomcat

N

DRDC1-16730, DRDC1-15079

Problem: Incorrect Processor Blade modules in HardwareDetail.
Solution: Code fix.

HP BladeSystem

N

DRDC1-17035

Problem: Apache_LB pattern causes large pq files.
Solution: Code fix.

Apache Load BalancerN
DRDC1-16974Problem: For SI CrowdStrike Falcon Sensor, full version contains special characters -> 6.22.13607.0????
Solution: Code fix.
CrowdStrike Falcon SensorN
DRDC1-16837Problem: Regex extraction in BMC.ProductRegistryFile.ProductRegistryFileLoad matches carriage return
Solution: Code fix.
BMC Decision Support for Server Automation
BMC FootPrints Service Core
N

Command/File Matrix

The Command/File Matrix file (covering ALL commands executed and ALL files retrieved by the patterns) for TKU July 2021 can be downloaded from here .

The main command/file matrix documentation is accessible from the Got a Problem to Solve? page or directly from here.

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