Technology Knowledge Update TKU 2023-Sep-1

BMC Discovery Technology Knowledge Update 2023-Sep-1 provides information about new scanning capabilities in the 20.08, 21.05, 21.3, 22.1, 22.2, 23.1, and 23.3 versions of BMC Discovery.

Release highlights

In this release, we are delivering:

Cloud

Network devices

  • Added the hsrp_virtual attribute to the IPAddress node. For more details, see (DRDC1-13987).

Storage

  • Added support for HP TapeLibrary (StoreOnce type) information with the HPE StoreOnce (REST) pattern. For more details, see (DRDC1-21434) and the documentation here.
  • Updated the Huawei OceanStor REST pattern to discover FC ports if an FC parent ID has non-standard formatting. For more details, see (DRDC1-21508) and the documentation here.
  • Updated the pattern to discover vStores (virtual StorageSystem) and Logical Ports (virtual Network Interfaces). For more details, see (DRDC1-14669) and the documentation here.

Patterns

  • SAP HANA Extended Database Discovery. Improved the database discovery by adding the SAP HANA JDBC driver. For more details, see (DRDC1-21108) and the documentation here.
  • Improved the Oracle database model for Solaris Local zones (Veritas InfoScale pattern). For more details, see (DRDC1-21164) 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-Sep-1 is compatible with the following versions of BMC Discovery: 20.08, 21.05, 21.3, 22.1, 22.2, 23.1, and 23.3.

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 the following 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 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 , BMC Discovery 23.3 Open link as well as patterns used by the CMDB sync system.
  • BMC Discovery Extended Data Pack 2023-Sep-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-Sep-1 is available here.

Outpost update

Defect ref.DescriptionNotes
DRUD1-42216Fixed an issue with a backslash in the BMC Outpost HTTP proxy URL.N/A

Products

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

Vendor

Product

Category

Platforms

Instances

Versioning

Product Page

RFE ref.

ESETSecurity ServicesSecure Content and Threat Management

Windows

YYESET Security ServicesDRDC1-21416
RocketASG-becubicEnterprise Asset Management

Windows

YYRocket Data IntelligenceDRDC1-21431
LexisNexis Risk SolutionsFirco ContinuityFinancial Performance and Strategy Management Applications

Unix

YYLexisNexis Firco ContinuityDRDC1-21561, DRDC1-21562, DRDC1-21563
RedlineOrder Execution GatewayFinancial Performance and Strategy Management Applications

Unix

YYRedline Order Execution GatewayDRDC1-21462

RFEs

The following RFEs are introduced within the scope of this release.

RFE ref.

Enhancement

Product Page

SI Key Change

DRDC1-20785 Modified the Apache Kafka pattern to model consumers for each topic.Apache KafkaN
DRDC1-21566 Updated Red Hat MRG pattern.

Red Hat MRG

N
DRDC1-21592Improved versioning for Software Instance: Control-M/Forecast Server.Control-M ForecastN
DRDC1-21084

Improved the nodetool status, nodetool describecluster and nodetool tablestats commands of the DataStax cluster.

DataStax EnterpriseN
DRDC1-21306Added support for HPE Blade Enclosures.HPE OneViewN
DRDC1-21481 Improved active versioning for the InfluxDB pattern.InfluxData InfluxDBN
DRDC1-21623Updated the pattern to identify the correct Java RE version.Java Virtual MachineN
DRDC1-21528

Updated the pattern to obtain version information from trigger process arguments.

Liferay Digital Experience PlatformN
DRDC1-21700Enhanced versioning for the MuleSoft pattern.MuleSoft Mule runtime engineN
DRDC1-21517 Updated the Verastream pattern to get version information from file metadata and report port information.OpenText Verastream Host IntegratorN
DRDC1-21618 Enhanced the discovery of Oracle Cloud File System to detect a product version.Oracle Cloud File SystemN
DRDC1-21521 Updated trigger. Adding details of role and running services. Added link to databaseRSA ArcherN
DRDC1-21108Improved the database discovery by adding the SAP HANA JDBC driver.SAP HANA Database - Database Detail PatternN
DRDC1-21664 Updated the HP iLO Management Controller to establish a relationship with Nutanix hypervisors.Supported Management ControllersN
DRDC1-21164 Modified the Oracle modeling on Solaris Local zones for the Veritas InfoScale pattern.Veritas InfoScaleN
DRDC1-19635 Extended the NTP Server pattern to populate ntp_server and ntp_source for UNIX Hosts.UNIX and ESX HostsN

Defects resolved

The following defects are fixed within the scope of this release.

Defect ref.

Details

Product Page

SI Key Change

DRDC1-21602

Problem: The cluster_name attribute for Cassandra Cluster is not displayed.
Solution: Added the instance attribute for Cassandra Cluster.

Apache Cassandra

N

DRDC1-21692

Problem: Incorrect BMC Discovery versioning.

Solution: Code fix.

BMC Discovery

N

DRDC1-21656

Problem: The DiscoveryFunctions.getMaxVersion() function cannot handle a version with an alphabetical character.
Solution: Code fix.

Discovery Functions

N

DRDC1-21663

Problem: An ECA error with DiscoveryConditions.NIC.Windows.WindowsNIC.
Solution: Code fix.

Discovery Functions

N

DRDC1-21393

Problem: Incorrect versions and editions in the IBM Informix Dynamic Server.
Solution: Code fix.

IBM Informix Dynamic Server

N

DRUD1-41832

Problem: An issue with the conversion of data types returned by WMI queries when the PowerShell discovery is used. The following message is displayed:

Unsupported type CimInstance for PrivateProperties.

Solution: Code fix.

Microsoft Windows PowerShell

N

DRDC1-21429

Problem: Oracle Database Worker returns an incorrect global_db_name value.
Solution: Code fix.

Oracle RDBMS

N

DRDC1-21616

Problem: RabbitMQ is not discovered after an upgrade to a later TKU release.
Solution: Code fix.

VMware RabbitMQ

N

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