Technology Knowledge Update TKU 2023-Apr-1

BMC Discovery Technology Knowledge Update 2023-Apr-1 is a deliverable for BMC Discovery 12.0, 20.08, 21.05, 21.3, 22.1, 22.2, and 23.1 series.

Using Outpost for TKU customers

BMC Discovery Outpost is released with the TKU monthly package, please check Outpost updates after each TKU release. For more information, see BMC Discovery Outpost system requirements.

Note

For the Extended Data Pack TKU December 2022, the SupportDetail patterns were reworked to prevent SupportDetail nodes' destruction if their only primary evidence (i.e., the SoftwareInstance node that caused its creation) is itself destroyed. The revised pattern now ensures that a relationship link is created for every node associated with a SupportDetail node. In a larger environment, there may be an off-time performance slowdown while such relationship links are created.

Release highlights

In this release, we are delivering:

Cloud
  • AWS: Discovery support the AWS Launch Template instances in addition to Launch Configurations. For details, see (DRDC1-19843) and Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud.
Network devices
  • Provided discovery for WALLIX Session Manager as a Network Device instead of SNMP Managed Device. For details, see (DRDC1-20782).
Storage
  • Added status and status details of several patterns. For details, see (DRDC1-16176).
Patterns

Latest releases updates

You can find information about the latest TKU updates and essential notes in the Schedule and roadmap

  • Upgrade to the 12.4.0.1 version: We strongly recommend upgrading to the 12.4.0.1 version to benefit from changes made in the TKU release. Version upgrades will also prevent possible problem-scanning projects where an OS Login is enabled.
  • Possible CMDB Sync impact due to new network device hardware components: The sync mapping may take longer after applying TKU in July 2022 for network devices as we are now discovering hardware components synced as BMC_HardwareSystemComponents CIs.
  • TLS Certificate checking: BMC Discovery and the BMC Discovery Outpost check the TLS certificate against GCP. You can clear the check box to disable the TLS certificate and check if the certificate is invalid. In such a case, please be aware that a hacker attack could intercept your credentials.
  • Microsoft .NET model update: In September, TKU updated our model for Microsoft .NET to reflect better how Microsoft markets the product.  This means RuntimeEnvironment nodes with the type "Microsoft .NET Runtime" in TKU August will now have the "Microsoft .NET Framework" type in TKU September.

Release compatibility

TKU 2023-Apr-1 is compatible with the following streams: 23.1, 22.2 series, 22.1, 21.3, 21.05, 12.0, and 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 get in touch with 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 Extended Data Pack TKU 2023-Apr-1.

    • Hardware Reference DataPatterns and data import CSV file that populates BMC Discovery with power and heat consumption figures for various hosts.
    • National Vulnerability DatabaseA pattern that populates BMC Discovery with information about the CPE ID of each product.
    • Product LifecyclePatterns populate BMC Discovery with information about End-of-Life, End-of-Support, and End-of-Extended-Support for versions of specific host Operating Systems and interpretations of certain software products.
  • BMC Discovery for Storage is a separately licensable product.
    • Storage SystemsPatterns that model many Storage Systems.
    • Storage System Release Notes provides the latest Storage updates and improvements to existing Storage patterns.

Command/File Matrix

The Command/File Matrix file (covering all commands executed and files retrieved by the patterns) for TKU April 2023 is available here.


Products

The following new products have been introduced within the scope of this release.

Vendor

Product

Category

Platforms

Instances

Versioning

Product Page

RFE ref.

SadasSadas EngineRelational Database Management System

Windows

YYSadas Engine

DRDC1-19481

InedoInedo ProGetSoftware Construction Components

Windows

YYInedo ProGet

DRDC1-20003

LiferayLiferay Digital Experience PlatformContent Management

Windows UNIX

YYLiferay Digital Experience Platform

DRDC1-20422

ArangoDBArangoDBNonrelational Database Management Systems

Windows Unix

YYArangoDBDRDC1-20901

RFEs

The following RFEs have been introduced within the scope of this release.

RFE ref.

Enhancement

Product Page

SI Key Change

DRDC1-20714

Enhanced version identification for Crystal Enterprise Report Application Server.SAP BusinessObjects EnterpriseN
DRDC1-20726Improve WMI versioning for SQL Server.Microsoft SQL ServerN
DRDC1-20778Improve method to find install_root for python and ensure it is reported in the UI.Python Virtual MachineN
DRDC1-20797 Enhanced the Atlassian Confluence pattern.Atlassian ConfluenceN
DRDC1-20670Enhanced product version information for Oracle Golden Gate Software Instance.Oracle GoldenGateN
DRDC1-20685Extra method of versioning for Apache Zookeeper.Apache ZookeeperN
DRDC1-20686 Updated the IIS versioning.Microsoft Internet Information Services
Microsoft .NET
N
DRDC1-20836 Updated the Sun.GlassFish_Enterprise pattern to pull install path correctly.Oracle GlassFish ServerN
DRDC1-20769Added SNMPManagedDevice and ManagementController node kinds and related data to sEOLista.BMC Discovery Extended Data Pack 2023-Apr-1N
DRDC1-20645 Updated path for Solaris DiscoveryFunctions.getExeCwdPath().N/AN
DRDC1-20362Created the new pattern for Weblogic NodeManager.Oracle WebLogic ServerY
DRDC1-20560 Enhanced the WebLogic Software Instances.BEA WebLogic Application ServerN
DRDC1-20783 Updated the Microsoft Visual Studio lookup table.Microsoft Visual Studio Team FoundationN
DRDC1-20768Enhanced modelling for Apache HTTPD-based Webserver module.Apache HTTPD-based WebserversN
DRDC1-20795Improve package versioning for Tibco Hawk Agent.Tibco Hawk AgentN
DRDC1-20972Improvements for XenApp.Citrix XenAppN
DRDC1-20760Provided support for SAP Web Dispatcher running on the Windows Server.SAP Business SuiteN

DRDC1-20486

Updated Support Details for VMware ESXi.

BMC Discovery Extended Data Pack 2023-Apr-1N

DRDC1-20752,

DRDC1-20753

Enhanced End of Life information for several patterns.

BMC Discovery Extended Data Pack 2023-Apr-1N
DRDC1-20903 Enhanced  Java Home versioning for Oracle Audit Vault Agent.Oracle Audit Vault and Database FirewallN
DRDC1-20823Apache Kafka needs improved parsing of kafka-topics.sh command.Apache Kafka
DRDC1-20825 Enhanced cluster modelling for PostgreSQL.PostgreSQL RDBMSN
DRDC1-20892Enhanced Software Instance for the Control-MControl-M.Control-M for Advanced File TransferN
DRDC1-20946 Improved the DataStax pattern.DataStax EnterpriseN
DRDC1-20991 Provided am alternative nodetool command for Cassandra.Apache CassandraN
DRDC1-20933 Enhanced versioning for CheckMK pattern.CheckmkN
DRDC1-20861Set virtual attribute for the Open Shift host.Red Hat OpenShiftN
DRDC1-20930 Improved Microsoft .NET Core Runtime details.Microsoft .NETN
DRDC1-20987 Enhanced versioning for Microsoft Remote Desktop Service Software Instance (SI).Microsoft Remote Desktop ServicesN
DRDC1-20747 Refactored several patterns to avoid similar getDecode() definitions.Dell Blade Enclosure
Supported Management Controllers
Cisco ACI
VMware NSX
N
DRDC1-20948Enhanced versioning for Apache Zookeeper.Apache ZookeeperN
DRDC1-20474Added install_root attribute.

Apache Zookeeper

Elastic Kibana

Elasticsearch

Oracle MySQL Server

Redis

N
DRDC1-20282Enhanced versioning for Eclipse Jetty SIs.

Eclipse Jetty

N

Defects resolved

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

Defect ref.

Details

Product Page

SI Key Change

DRDC1-20860

Problem: Scanning one host can take more than 2 hours.
Solution: Code fix.

HAProxy

N

DRDC1-20524

Problem: Need to improve search logic for K8s patterns.
Solution: Code fix.

N/A

N

DRDC1-21008

Problem: Hard to recreate ECA error in the Cluster Support functions.
Solution: Code fix.

N/A

N

DRDC1-20798

Problem: HP Data Protector pattern has incorrect product version. 
Solution: Code fix.

HP Data Protector

N

DRDC1-20869

Problem: SoftwareInstance_SD pattern changes have resulted in slow scan times.
Solution:
Code fix.

N/A

N

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