Technology Knowledge Update TKU 2024-Apr-1

BMC Discovery Technology Knowledge Update 2024-Apr-1 provides information about new scanning capabilities in the 21.05, 21.3, 22.1, 22.2, 23.1, 23.3, and 24.1 versions of BMC Discovery.

Release highlights

In this release, we are delivering:

Cloud

  • AZURE: We now support the discovery of Azure Stack. For more details, see (DRDC1-17509) and the documentation here.
  • AZURE: Added new Azure cloud regions (for more details, see (DRDC1-22990) and the documentation here):
    • israelcentral — Israel Central
    • italynorth — Italy North
    • polandcentral — Poland Central
  • AZURE: Created a relationship between LoadBalancerMember and SoftwareInstance. For more details, see (DRDC1-22866)
  • AZURE: We now support the discovery of Azure Virtual Machine Flexible Scale Sets. For more details, see (DRDC1-22782) and the documentation here and here.
  • OCI: Added new OCI cloud regions (for more details, see (DRDC1-22990) and the documentation here):
    • sa-bogota-1 — Colombia Central (Bogota)
    • sa-valparaiso-1 — Chile West (Valparaiso)
  • GCP: Added new GCP cloud regions (for more details, see (DRDC1-22990, DRDC1-22991) and the documentation here):
    • africa-south1 — Africa South 1 (Johannesburg)
    • europe-west8  — Europe West 8 (Milan)
    • europe-west9 — Europe West 9 (Paris
    • europe-west10 —  Europe West 10 (Berlin
    • europe-west12 — Europe West 12 (Turin)
    • me-central1 — Middle East Central 1 (Doha
    • me-central2 — Middle East Central 2 (Dammam)
    • me-west1 — Middle East West 1 (Tel Aviv)
    • southamerica-west1 — South America West 1 (Santiago
    • us-east5 — US East 5 (Columbus)
    • us-south1 — US South 1 (Dallas) 

EOL

  • Added support for Windows Server Extended Security Updates (ESU) to EDP. For more details, see (DRDC1-22546) and the documentation here.    

Patterns

  • Added the age_count check to Nutanix hypervisors. For more details, see (DRDC1-21954) and the documentation here.
  • IMPORTANT: Introduced the following updates to the Red Hat OpenShift/Kubernetes patterns:

    • Added support for modeling DeploymentConfig resources as Deployment nodes kind of type "DeploymentConfig" in API discovery (DRDC1-22677).
    • Added used CPU and used memory parameters to Resource Quota (DRDC1-22693).
  • Fixed an issue with incorrect VM tags while scanning VMware instances. For more details, see (DRDC1-21183) and the documentation here.
  • Updated the VMware vCenter Server pattern to include the UPTIME information. For more details, see (DRDC1-22880) and the documentation here.
  • Updated the VMware Virtual Machine pattern to maintain object and data continuity for a VMware virtual machine even when the virtual machine moves to another host through vMotion. For more details, see (DRDC1-18091) and the documentation here.

Storage

  • Host Side Linking/new: Improved the pattern to use EUI for Host Side Linking between Pure Storage FlashArray and ESXi hosts. For more details, see (DRDC1-22797) and the documentation here.
  • HEADS-UP: The "Allocated Capacity" attribute of Storage System nodes will be deprecated in TKU March 2025. Added the "Total Logical Consumed Capacity" attribute in the Dell EMC PowerMax and Dell EMC SC Series patterns. It is identical to the "Allocated Capacity" attribute. Also, added the "Total Logical Consumed Capacity" attribute to the IBM FlashSystem pattern. For more details, see (DRDC1-22592).
  • IBM TS4300: Created a default storage system for the IBM TS4300 Tape Library storage device discovered through REST API. For more details, see (DRDC1-23032) and the documentation here.

Release compatibility

TKU 2024-Apr 1 is compatible with the following versions of BMC Discovery: 21.05, 21.3, 22.1, 22.2, 23.1, 23.3, and 24.1.

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 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 , BMC Discovery 24.1 Open link  and patterns used by the BMC CMDB sync system.
  • BMC Discovery Extended Data Pack 2024-Apr-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.
  • BMC Discovery for ServiceNow is a separately licensable product.
    • ServiceNow CMDB sync mapping patterns. The documentation is here Open link .

Command/File Matrix

The Command/File Matrix file (covering all commands executed and files retrieved by the patterns) for TKU 2024-Apr-1 is available here.

Outpost updates

Defect ref.DescriptionNotes
DRUD1-38377Added an option to set intermediate cipher suites for BMC Outpost.N/A
DRUD1-43920Fixed an issue with idle SSH worker processes.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.

Charles RiverCharles River Investment Management SolutionOther System SoftwareWindowsYYCharles River Investment Management SolutionDRDC1-22527
iManageWork ServerContent ManagementWindowsYYiManage Work ServerDRDC1-22547
OpenTextWeb Experience ManagementContent ManagementUNIXYYOpenText Web Experience ManagementDRDC1-22564

RFEs

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

RFE ref.

Enhancement

Product Page

SI Key Change

DRDC1-23150

Updated active versioning for the patterns.

Axway Transfer CFT

CA Workload Automation

N
DRDC1-22546 Added support for Windows Server Extended Security Updates (ESU) to EDP.BMC Discovery Extended Data Pack 2024-Apr-1N
DRDC1-22573 Updated the pattern to support Elasticsearch running as a service on Windows.ElasticsearchN
DRDC1-22996Updated Elasticsearch.Elasticsearch.localFunctions.apiRequest for the Elasticsearch pattern.

Functions Open link

N
DRDC1-22947, DRDC1-22948

Updated the model and package checks for HPE Apollo.

Host Container Hardware Reference Data - Extended Data Pack 2024-Apr-1N

DRDC1-22693,

DRDC1-23055,

DRDC1-22977

The following improvements are made to the patterns:

  • Added used CPU and used memory parameters to Resource Quota.
  • Improved the way in which Kubernetes Cluster component icons are displayed after the initial scan.
  • Updated the convertIntoBytes() function to cover millibytes(m)

Kubernetes

Red Hat OpenShift


N
DRDC1-22432

Updated versioning for the pattern.

Microsoft SQL Server
DRDC1-21954 Added the age_count check to Nutanix hypervisors.Nutanix Rest DiscoveryN

DRDC1-22910,

DRDC1-22677

The following improvements are made to the pattern:

  • Added support for modeling DeploymentConfig resources as Deployment nodes kind of type "DeploymentConfig" in API discovery.
  • Updated the pattern to set vSphere Openshift Hosts as Virtual.
Red Hat OpenShiftN
DRDC1-22808

Updated the pattern to discover syslog-ng software instances correctly.

syslog-ngN
DRDC1-22844Updated the pattern module to collect data for usr/libexec/sssd/sssd_be processes.System Security Services DaemonN
DRDC1-22899

Updated the pattern to reflect the modern publisher name of Trellix.

Trellix Endpoint Security HX SeriesN
DRDC1-22880Updated the pattern to include the UPTIME information.VMware vCenter ServerN

Defects resolved

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

Defect ref.

Details

Product Page

SI Key Change

DRDC1-22999

Problem: The pattern extracts version details for Dell EMC NetWorker instances incorrectly.
Solution: Code fix.

Dell EMC NetWorker

N

DRDC1-23094

Problem: The pattern fails to extract version details for Elastic Winlogbeat software instances where the process file path includes a white space.
Solution: Code fix.

Elastic Winlogbeat

N

DRDC1-22946

Problem: DiscoveryFunctions.getExeCwdPath does not limit returned data similar to DiscoveryFunctions.getExeCwdPaths.

Solution: Code fix.

Functions Open link

N

DRDC1-17107

Problem: An IP address is a part of __all_dns_names, which is incorrect.

Solution: Code fix.

Kubernetes

Red Hat OpenShift

N

DRDC1-22913

Problem: A credential issue with the Nutanix cluster scan.
Solution:
Code fix.

Nutanix Rest Discovery

N

DRDC1-23164

Problem: Duplicated Nutanix virtual machines. 
Solution: Code fix.

Nutanix Rest Discovery

N

DRDC1-23157

Problem: Incorrect OCP cluster version and the Host node OS version.

Solution: Code fix.

Red Hat OpenShift

N

DRDC1-21183

Problem: Incorrect VM tags while scanning VMware instances.

Solution: Code fix.

VMware Virtual Machine software

N

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