Technology Knowledge Update TKU 2022-Jan-1

BMC Discovery Technology Knowledge Update 2022-Jan-1 is a deliverable for BMC Discovery 12.0, 20.08, 21.05, and 21.3 series.

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

Important Note for Discovery 22.1 (12.3) Customers Only:

TLS Certificate check

BMC Discovery and the BMC Discovery Outpost check the TLS certificate against GCP. If the certificate is not valid, you can clear the check box to disable the TLS certificate check. In such a case, please be aware that your credentials could be intercepted by a hacker attack.

New command LSHW in Linux platform script

TKU October release has introduced a new command 'lshw' in the Linux platform script. The command should be run with sudo otherwise, the command does not return full data.

The PRIV_LSHW is in the initialized platform script. If you have previously configured initialize script, you should reset it to the default state to view PRIV_LSHW and reconfigure it.

Release highlights

In this release we have added support for:

  • DATABASE: Redis extended database. For details, see (DRDC1-17291) and documentation on Redis.
  • CERTIFICATES: TLS Certificates for Control-M improvements. For details, see (DRDC1-18096) and documentation on TLS Certificate Discovery.
  • CONTAINER: Added ability to perform discovery of Kubernetes/Openshift by accessing it via Proxy. For details, see (DRUD1-34838) and documentation on Adding credentials.
  • CONTAINER: Added support of Ingress Services. For details, see (DRDC1-17385) and documentation on Kubernetes.
  • CLOUD: Added new region for Amazon Web Services - Asia Pacific (Jakarta). For details, see (DRDC1-18102) and documentation on Amazon Supported Cloud Regions.
  • MODELING: Enhanced model in the Microsoft Lync/Skype for Business Cluster. For details, see (DRDC1-13426) and documentation on Microsoft Lync Server.

We have also:

  • STORAGE: Provided support for the new storage device - Dell EMC PowerStore Storage array. For details, see (DRDC1-15282) and documentation on Storage Systems Information.
  • STORAGE: Have started supporting the QNAP storage systems. For more details, see Release Notes and Notices.

and:

  • Several ServiceNow CMDB Sync mapping issues have been resolved in this release. Please visit this page for details.

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 the type "TLS Certificate" to 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 2022-Jan-1 is released in the following streams:

  • Release compatible with BMC Discovery 21.3 series.
  • 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 it from the 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 20.08BMC Discovery 21.05, and BMC Discovery 21.3 as well as patterns used by the CMDB sync system.
  • BMC Discovery Extended Data Pack TKU 2022-Jan-1, which is a separately licensable product.

    • Hardware Reference Data - Patterns and data import CSV file that populates 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.

Enhanced Pattern Modules

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

Installation and Upgrade

Products

Vendor

Product

Category

Platforms

Instances

Versioning

Product Page

SEHUTN ManagerStorage Software

Windows

YYSEH UTN Manager vbase
SageFixed AssetsEnterprise Resource Management ApplicationsWindowsYY

Sage Fixed Assets

SwiftmySWIFTIdentity and Access ManagementWindowsYYSwift mySWIFT
MicrosoftDistributed File SystemsDistributed File SystemsWindowsYYMicrosoft Distributed File Systems

RFEs

The following RFEs have been developed in this BMC Discovery Technology Knowledge Update.

RFE ref.

Enhancement

Product Page

SI Key Change

DRDC1-18087Updated Java versioning.Java Virtual MachineN
DRDC1-18127Improved Tomcat patterns.IBM Worklight
Apache Tomcat
N
DRDC1-18138 Enhanced product version information for Apache Solr Software Instances.Apache SolrN
DRDC1-18155Updated active versioning for Windows Tomcat.Apache TomcatN
DRDC1-18121 Enhanced PostgreSQL_Extended.PostgreDatabasesandTables pattern.PostgreSQL RDBMS - Database Detail PatternN
DRDC1-17879Updated openssl command. Now sudoers file can be configured to disable unwanted commands execution.TLS Discovery - Extended Discovery PatternN
DRDC1-18095Enhanced product version information for Apache Zookeeper Software Instances.Apache ZookeeperN
DRDC1-17854 Enhanced modeling of the BMC TrueSight Impact Manager Software Instance.BMC TrueSight Impact ManagerN
DRDC1-18132 Enhanced versioning for Axway Transfer.Axway Transfer CFTN
DRDC1-17940Updated Oracle tables for product versions.Oracle Access Manager
Oracle Application Server
Oracle Berkeley DB
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer
Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher
Oracle Content DB
Oracle Internet Application Server
N
DRDC1-17901 Enhanced modeling of WinCollect as a Software Instance.IBM WinCollectN
DRDC1-18058Added configuration option in Microsoft.WindowsSharePointServices pattern.Microsoft Windows SharePoint ServicesN
DRDC1-18045Added sudo execution for "docker ps" command.DockerN
DRDC1-18059 Enhanced vCenter cluster to not always display attribute Failover=Yes.VMware vCenter ServerN
DRDC1-18140 Enhanced versioning for IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON.IBM Tivoli OMEGAMONN
DRDC1-17291 Provided DB information obtaining for Redis.RedisN
DRDC1-15871Provided support for the discovery of "Superdome Flex". Supported Management ControllersN
DRDC1-18096Provided support of TLS Certificates for Control-M on Windows.Control-MN
DRDC1-17421Утрфтсув IIS Web application RDBMS link pattern.Microsoft Internet Information Services - Extended DiscoveryN
DRDC1-18018Now Master/Worker SI node is modeled even if no cluster id is found.Kubernetes
Red Hat OpenShift
N
DRDC1-17385Added support for Ingress Services.Kubernetes
Red Hat OpenShift
N

DRDC1-18148

Updated edition extraction for Oracle Database 19c (19.3).Oracle DatabaseN
DRDC1-17103Provided discovery support for IIS Certificate.Microsoft Internet Information Services - Extended Discovery
TLS Discovery - Extended Discovery Pattern
N
DRDC1-17923

Added alternative search for remote Oracle GoldenGate SIs without the port attribute.

Oracle GoldenGateN
DRDC1-18118 Enhanced Splunk components distinguishing.SplunkN
DRDC1-17911Improved versioning of SAP Java Server Process Software Instance.SAP Business SuiteN
DRDC1-17919Enhanced discovery of WebLogic Extended.Oracle WebLogic ServerN

DRDC1-17893

Updated support details for Oracle Database Server Software Instances.Oracle DatabaseN

DRDC1-17498, 
DRDC1-17576

Improved versioning for Broadcom Unified Infrastructure Management Agent.Broadcom Unified Infrastructure ManagementN
DRDC1-17959Enhanced VM linkage to Host scanned via API provider.VMware Virtual Machine softwareN
DRDC1-18006Link OpenStack Nova VM to Host scanned via API provider.OpenStack NovaN
DRDC1-17708, DRDC1-17961Enhanced EOL dates information for Storage.BMC Discovery Extended Data Pack 2022-Jan-1N

Defects Resolved

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

Defect ref.

Details

Product Page

SI Key Change

DRDC1-18092

Problem: Inconsistent execution of virtinfo on Solaris.
Solution: Code fix.

Oracle VM Server for SPARC
Sun Solaris Zone Container

N

DRDC1-18216

Problem: Missing metadata for SEH UTN manager pattern.
Solution: Code fix.

SEH UTN Manager

N

DRDC1-18128

Problem: Missing version information for Tomcat SoftwareComponents.
Solution: Code fix.

Apache Tomcat

N

DRDC1-18051

Problem: Pattern tried to use nonexistent PRIV_RUNCMD on OpenVMS.
Solution: Code fix.

Processor Information

N

DRDC1-18026

Problem: Duplicate VMs with negative age count.
Solution: Code fix.

VMware Virtual Machine software

N

DRDC1-18115

Problem: Imports.inferHost function errors when no interfaces or ip_addrs are provided.
Solution: Code fix.

N/A

N

DRDC1-18051

Problem: Pattern tried to use nonexistent PRIV_RUNCMD on OpenVMS.
Solution: Code fix.

Processor Information

N

DRDC1-18114

Problem: Apache ActiveMQ versioning returns a fatal error for non-fatal occurrence.
Solution: Code fix.

Apache ActiveMQ

N

DRDC1-17958

Problem: ADDM not discovering SaltStack Minion software on Windows servers.
Solution: Code fix.
N/AN
DRDC1-18060Problem: Oracle GoldenGate pattern pulls potentially huge MGR.rpt file to extract version and port.
Solution: Code fix.
Oracle GoldenGateN
DRDC1-17913Problem: Tanium.CorePlatform - path with spaces should be enclosed in quotation marks.
Solution: Code fix.
TaniumN
DRDC1-17868Problem: Ubuntu 21.10 has no OS Support Details.
Solution: Code fix.
OS Product Life Cycle Patterns - Extended Data Pack 2022-Jan-1N
DRDC1-18005Problem: No EOL data for Windows 11.
Solution: Code fix.
BMC Discovery Extended Data Pack 2022-Jan-1N
DRDC1-18062Problem: Lotus Quickr WebSphere Portal pulls a log file to extract JDBC info.
Solution: Code fix.
IBM Lotus QuickrN
DRDC1-18101Problem: Business Objects Enterprise pattern is inconsistent in name attribute assignment.
Solution: Enhanced name attribute assignment.
SAP BusinessObjects EnterpriseN

Command/File Matrix

The Command/File Matrix file (covering ALL commands executed and ALL files retrieved by the patterns) for TKU January 2022 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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