Technology Knowledge Update TKU 2023-May-1

BMC Discovery Technology Knowledge Update 2023-May-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.

Release highlights

In this release, we are delivering:

Cloud

  • GCP: Added the new cloud region "Turin europe-west12". For details, see (DRDC1-21088).
  • OCI: Added tags attribute for Database node.  For details, see (DRDC1-20983).

Network devices

  •  Enhanced synchronization of a NetworkDevice related to two HardwareComponent. Key for HardwareComponent was changed. For details, see (DRDC1-21128).

Storage

  • Dell EMC PowerMax: the Host-Side-Linking (HSL) feature is now fully supported. For more details on HSL and PowerMax storage systems please visit this page. For other details, see (DRDC1-21162).

Patterns

  • Four new patterns have been added to support new software products. See below the details. 

CMDB

  • Updated sync mapping patterns to sync dependency between TechnicalService, BusinessApplicationInstance and BusinessService.  For details, see (DRDC1-21095)

Latest releases updates

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

  • 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.

Release compatibility

TKU 2023-May-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 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-May-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 May 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.

ImpetusGathrAdvanced Analytics Software

UNIX, Windows

YYImpetus Gathr

DRDC1-20979

Oxford Semantic TechnologiesRDFoxNonrelational Database Management SystemsUNIX, WindowsYYOxford Semantic Technologies RDFox

DRDC1-18848

KXkdb+Relational Database Management SystemsUNIX, WindowsYYKX kdb

DRDC1-18847

IBMQRadar SIEMEvent Management ToolsUNIXYYIBM QRadar SIEM

DRDC1-20980

RFEs

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

RFE ref.

Enhancement

Product Page

SI Key Change

DRDC1-21112 Updated several patterns to stop execution if no Discovery Access is found.Microsoft .NET
Processor Information
N
DRDC1-21032 Enhanced the Apache Tomcat SI to display the correct path version.Apache TomcatN
DRDC1-21095 Enhanced the CMDB Sync mappings to include BusinessService to BusinessService dependencies.Metadata mappings and CMDBN
DRDC1-19480Enhanced capabilities for the Pacemaker pattern.Corosync Cluster Engine
Linux-HA Cluster
N
DRDC1-21058Added an alternate method to discover MongoDB SI version on Splunk servers.MongoDBN
DRDC1-20932 Enhanced the Oracle.OracleRDBMS to parsing files correctly.Oracle RDBMSN
DRDC1-21048 Provided an active versioning for CrowdStrike Falcon Sensor.CrowdStrike Falcon SensorN
DRDC1-20716Enhanced several Discovery patterns to correctly identify the McAfee Agent Handler software.McAfee ePolicy OrchestratorN
DRDC1-20686 Updated the IIS versioning.Microsoft Internet Information Services
Microsoft .NET
N
DRDC1-20984Updated the Jenkins pattern trigger condition.JenkinsN
DRDC1-21093Added support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux x.x (Ootpa) OS type for Kubernetes API hosts.Imports FunctionsN
DRDC1-21062 Enhanced versioning for Genesys Local Control Agent on Linux.GenesysN

DRDC1-21191

Updated the sudo usage in ApacheBasedWebservers.ApacheBasedWebserver pattern.Apache HTTPD-based WebserversN

DRDC1-21052,
DRDC1-21077,
DRDC1-21152

Added EOL dates for etcd, SIs and Debian 11.

BMC Discovery Extended Data Pack 2023-May-1

N

DRDC1-20820

Enhanced NVD version for Juniper JunOS.

Juniper NetworksN

DRDC1-21076

Added support for a new trigger java process for Dell Compellent Enterprise Manager CimServer SI.

Dell Compellent Storage Discovered InformationN

DRDC1-21106

Added package versioning for Cron Daemon.

Scheduled Tasks InformationN

Defects Resolved

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

Defect ref.

Details

Product Page

SI Key Change

DRDC1-21049

Problem: Mulesoft can generate large .pq files on appliance.
Solution: Code fix.

Mule

N

DRDC1-21199

Problem: Missing versions for Informix due to path having suffix after "informix".
Solution: Code fix.

IBM Informix Dynamic Server

N

DRDC1-21200

Problem: ECA engine error "RuleError on rule tpl_Agent_body_4 due to: Error in action tpl.discovery.children. 
Solution: Code fix.

Microsoft System Center Operations Manager

N

DRDC1-21177

Problem: Oracle WebLogic JDBCResource does not correctly get database name.
Solution: Code fix.

Oracle RDBMS

N

DRDC1-21161

Problem: Missing versions for Informix.
Solution: Informix versioning updated.

IBM Informix Dynamic Server

N

DRDC1-21195

Problem: Potential ECA error in AR Remedy pattern.
Solution: Code fix.

BMC Remedy AR System

N

DRDC1-21094

Problem: Disk drive model and vendor fields are populated with "sudo: unable to write log file".
Solution:
Code fix.

Host Side Linking for Linux

N

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