Technology Knowledge Update TKU 2023-Aug-1

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

Release highlights

In this release, we are delivering:

Cloud

  • AWS: Added support for the Amazon Virtual Private Cloud gateways with components and relationships between them. For more details, see (DRDC1-13634) and the documentation here.
  • OCI: Updated the Oracle Database pattern to discover service names associated with standalone and non-pluggable databases. CDB and PDB databases are now discovered. For more details, see (DRDC1-21196) and the documentation here.
  • OPENSTACK: Fixed an issue with non-discovered load balancer services upon the first OpenStack scan. For more details, see (DRDC1-21552) and the documentation here.

CMDB

  • Added manufacturer information to the AdminCollection and CloudManagementGroup nodes. For more details, see (DRDC1-21486).
  • Enhanced CMDB sync mappings to include BusinessService to BusinessService dependencies. For more details, see (DRDC1-21095).

Network devices

  • Added a VRF name for interfaces of the Cisco network devices. For more details, see (DRDC1-21389).
  • Added VLAN IDs for interfaces on the Juniper EX and Cisco switches. For more information, see (DRDC1-21388).
  • Enhanced Cisco ACI endpoints connectivity. For more details, see (DRDC1-21103).

Storage

  • Added support for IBM Spectrum Control storage systems through IBM Spectrum Control. For more details, see (DRDC1-21160) and the documentation here.
  • Added support for the discovery of Ceph storage systems directly as a storage device by using the Ceph API access. For more details, see (DRDC1-20802) and the documentation here.
  • Added full support for the HPE StoreOnce storage device discovery. For more details, see (DRDC1-21493) and the documentation here.
  • Enhanced the discovery of IBM DS8000 Storage Systems. For more details, see (DRDC1-21520) and the documentation here.

Patterns

  • Added support for the aging feature for the hosts discovered through the API provider. For more details, see (DRDC1-20380).
  • Changed the keys for Cassandra Database and Cassandra Table to include a cluster key. For more details, see (DRDC1-21545) and the documentation here.
  • Improved the performance of the Python pattern. For more details, see (DRDC1-20924) and the documentation here.

Latest releases updates

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

  • 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, be aware that a hacker attack could intercept your credentials.

Release compatibility

TKU 2023-Aug-1 is compatible with the following streams: 12.0, 20.08, 21.05, 21.3, 22.1, 22.2, and 23.1 series.

Download

Customers can access this TKU release from the BMC Electronic Product Distribution Website Open link . If you are a customer or partner without a login, contact your BMC account manager.

Learn how to download from the BMC EPD site from this guideline.

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 Open link , BMC Discovery 20.08 Open link , BMC Discovery 21.05 Open link , BMC Discovery 21.3 Open link , BMC Discovery 22.1 Open link , BMC Discovery 22.2 Open link , BMC Discovery 23.1 Open link , as well as patterns used by the CMDB sync system.
  • BMC Discovery Extended Data Pack 2023-Aug-1
    • 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.
    • Product Lifecycle - Patterns that 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 Systems - Patterns 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 2023-Aug-1 is available here.

Outpost updates

We have no updates to report at this time.

Products

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

Vendor

Product

Category

Platforms

Instances

Versioning

Product Page

RFE ref.

IBMEnterprise Content Management System MonitorProcess Automation Middleware

Windows

YYIBM Enterprise Content Management System MonitorDRDC1-21377
PodmanPodmanContainer Software

UNIX

YYPodman

DRDC1-18636, DRDC1-20693

RedlineInRush Ticker PlantFinancial Performance and Strategy Management Applications

UNIX

YYRedline InRush Ticker PlantDRDC1-21461

RFEs

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

RFE ref.

Enhancement

Product Page

SI Key Change

DRDC1-21369Updated the Apache Solr versioning.Apache SolrN
DRDC1-21307Enhanced the version discovery for the Apache Tomcat pattern.Apache TomcatN
DRDC1-21351Added a HardwareContainer node to sEOLista.BMC Discovery Extended Data Pack 2023-Aug-1N
DRDC1-21601Updated EOL/EOS details for software instances.BMC Discovery Extended Data Pack 2023-Aug-1N
DRDC1-21476 Improved active versioning for BMC TrueSight Capacity Optimization Agent.BMC TrueSight Capacity Optimization AgentN
DRDC1-21524Updated the Dynatrace pattern to use runFutureActiveCommand in active versioning.Dynatrace AppMonN
DRDC1-21525Added the FlexNet Manager Suite Inventory Agent for Unix.Flexera FlexNet Manager SuiteN
DRDC1-21529 Updated the Genesys pattern to ensure the correctness of the SoftwareInstance version.GenesysN
DRDC1-21548Updated the Java Virtual Machine pattern to discover the Java publisher as SAP.Java Virtual MachineN
DRDC1-21540 Updated the IBM InfoSphere Guardium S-TAP Agent pattern to use privilege execution for active versioning.IBM InfoSphere Guardium S-TAP AgentN
DRDC1-21511 Updated the ITRS Geneos pattern to use privilege execution for active versioning.ITRS GeneosN
DRDC1-21557Updated the Memcached pattern to use runFutureActiveCommand for active versioning.MemcachedN
DRDC1-21363 Updated the Microsoft SQL Server pattern to obtain the creation date by reading a file.Microsoft SQL ServerN
DRDC1-20924 Improved the performance of the Python pattern.Python Virtual MachineN

DRDC1-21196

Updated the Oracle Database pattern to discover service names associated to standalone and non-pluggable databases.

Oracle Database

N

DRDC1-21539Updated the Oracle.OracleRDBMS.DatabaseServer pattern to trigger on the ORA_<sid>_SMON process for OpenVMS.Oracle RDBMSN
DRDC1-21530Updated HPE OneView pattern to support REST API pagination.Supported Management ControllersN
DRDC1-16486 Updated the Tripwire Enterprise pattern to set the product_version attribute for three levels of versioning to provide correct EOL dates.Tripwire EnterpriseN
DRDC1-21606 Updated the version lookup table in the VMware Horizon pattern.VMware HorizonN
DRDC1-21509 Updated the VMware Virtual Machine pattern to discover the createDate attribute.VMware Virtual Machine softwareN
DRDC1-21547 Updated the VMware vSphere Tags pattern to model the tags collected from Directly Discovered Data nodes.VMware vSphere TagsN

Defects resolved

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

Defect ref.

Details

Product Page

SI Key Change

DRDC1-21545

Problem: Cassandra Database keys include host keys when clustered.
Solution: Applied a code fix so that Cassandra Database and Database Detail keys contain a cluster key, not a host key.

Apache Cassandra

Y

DRDC1-21554

Problem: An incorrect WMI query for Citrix XenApp.
Solution: Code fix.

Citrix XenApp

N

DRDC1-21579

Problem: CMDB sync fails due to the empty value "[]" of the MarketVersion.

Solution: Code fix.

Hazelcast

N

DRDC1-21549

Problem: The IBM WebSphere Application Server Liberty Core pattern incorrectly sets the install_root attribute.
Solution: Code fix.

IBM WebSphere Application Server Liberty Core


N

DRDC1-21586

Problem: The KubernetesFunctions.createClusterNodes pattern passes a list instead of a node to Imports.inferHost.
Solution: Code fix.

Kubernetes

N

DRDC1-21516

Problem: Incorrect ntp_source information upon the w32tm tool stop.
Solution: Code fix.

Microsoft Windows Host

N

DRDC1-21504

Problem: An ECA error due to the missing service_names on the trigger SI in the OracleRDBMS extended pattern.
Solution: Code fix.

Oracle RDBMS


N

DRDC1-21604

Problem: Version lookup tables in the Puppet pattern are outdated.
Solution: Code fix.

Puppet

N

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