Technology Knowledge Update TKU 2023-Feb-1

BMC Discovery Technology Knowledge Update 2023-Feb-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.


For the Extended Data Pack TKU December 2022, the SupportDetail patterns were reworked to prevent SupportDetail nodes from being destroyed 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 being created.

Release highlights

In this release, we are delivering:


  • AWS: modeling of AWS WorkSpace as a VirtualMachine and synced to the CMDB. For details, see (DRDC1-20213) and Amazon WorkSpaces.
  • Alibaba: support for the public IPs for Alibaba Cloud. For details, see (DRDC1-20127) and Discovering Cloud Public IPs for cloud hosts.
  • IBM: added support for COS (cloud object storage). For details, see (DRDC1-20397) and IBM Cloud Object Storage.
  • OCI: added the new region 'eu-dcc-milan-1'. For Detail, see (DRDC1-20393).
  • OpenStack: discovery for the OpenStack Projects and Domains. For details, see (DRDC1-19860).

Network devices

  • Extended Data Pack: provided the new EOL date: 'End of Vulnerability' for Cisco Network devices. For details, see (DRDC1-20072).



  • created a RuntimeEnvironment node for Python. For details, see (DRDC1-20430).
  • discovery support for several new software products. For more details, see the further information on this page.

Latest Releases Updates

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

  • Upgrade to the version: We strongly recommend upgrading to the 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-Jan-1 is compatible with the following streams: 23.1, 22.2 series, 22.1, 21.3, 21.05, 12.0, and 20.08 series.


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 Extended Data Pack TKU 2023-Feb-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.

Command/File Matrix

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


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







Product page

RFE ref.

MicrosoftMicrosoft Power AutomateProcess Automation Middleware


YYMicrosoft Power Automate




Change and Configuration Management Software

UNIX, Windows



Python Software Foundation


Application Deployment Software

UNIX, Windows

NYPython Virtual Machine



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

RFE ref.


Product page

SI Key change

DRDC1-20444 Enhanced the SAP HANA pattern.SAP HANAN
DRDC1-20516 Enhanced discovery for the SAP Sybase IQ Database instance.Sybase Adaptive Server IQN
DRDC1-20483, DRDC1-20476 Enhanced discovery for the MongoDB Automation Agent full version information.MongoDBN
DRDC1-20395 Enhanced SAP MaxDB X Server and Versant Object Database SIs creation.Versant Object DatabaseN
DRDC1-20180Enhanced the SAPWebDispatcher pattern.SAP Business SuiteN
DRDC1-20425Added an alternative method to get complete the process paths.Oracle WebLogic ServerN
DRDC1-19453Enhanced group removal conditions for several products.Oracle RDBMS - Database Detail Pattern
Apache Tomcat
DRDC1-20294 Improved the MuleSoft Mule pattern.MuleSoft Mule runtime engineN
DRDC1-20495 Enhanced versioning for the Confluent REST Proxy.Confluent PlatformN


Enhanced the hardware support details for several devices.BMC Discovery Extended Data Pack 2023-Feb-1N
DRDC1-20555 Enhanced versioning for Oracle Essbase Server.Oracle EssbaseN
DRDC1-20620 Provided support for Discovery 23.1 version in the command matrix file.Technology Knowledge Update 2023-Feb-1 Command File DBQueries MatrixN
DRDC1-20500 Added support for modeling ClusterServices and ClusterResources when WMI queries miss '__RELPATH' attribute.Microsoft Cluster ServerN


Updated to handle new Microsoft SQL Server version 2022.Microsoft SQL ServerN


Renamed the Rundeck Enterprise version.RundeckN

Defects Resolved

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

Defect ref.


Product page

SI Key change


Problem: Time Zone is wrong and ugly for Power HMC hosts.
Solution: Code fix.

UNIX and ESX Hosts



Problem: BMC Discovery versions do not match official version names & corresponding EDP data is missing.
Solution: Code fix.

BMC Helix Discovery Service



Problem: MySQL pattern can access a defaults-file with the wrong directory separators.
Solution: Code fix.

Oracle MySQL Server



Problem: SQL Server pattern uses the wrong IP to run a query.
Solution: Code fix.

Microsoft SQL Server



Problem: Mapping error in extension 'CMDB.Database.Database'.
Solution: Code fix.

Integrating with BMC Helix CMDB



Problem: A host can be in two Kubernetes Clusters.
Solution: Code fix.

Red Hat OpenShift



Problem: Elastic.Filebeat.Agent missing file path in discovery.fileGet.
Solution: Code fix.

Elastic Filebeat


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