Technology Knowledge Update TKU 2024-Feb-1

BMC Discovery Technology Knowledge Update 2024-Feb-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

  • AWS: Introduced the following updates for the AWS Cloud Regions map (for more details, see (DRDC1-22594) and the documentation here):
    • New cloud regions: Asia Pacific (Hyderabad) (ap-south-2), Canada West (Calgary) (ca-west-1), Melbourne (ap-southeast-4), Tel Aviv (il-central-1), and Zurich (eu-central-2).
    • Country labels in the Region location field.
    • New endpoints.

CMDB sync

  • EOL: Added a pattern for the synchronization of EOL dates to the BMC CMDB. Note that this requires the BMC CMDB to be extended to support the following new attributes: EndOfExtendedSupport, EndOfLife, EndOfSecuritySupport, and EndOfSupport. For more details, see (DRDC1-21798) and the documentation here Open link and here Open link .
  • We now set the value for the ManufacturerName attribute to the BMC_LogicalSystemComponent from the publisher value of the NetworkService nodes created in Cloud discovery. For more details, see (DRDC1-22646) and (DRDC1-22484).

Network devices

  • Added the last_status_change attribute to Network Interface. For more details, see (DRDC1-21669).
  • We now discover hardware components for Palo Alto Firewalls. For more details, see (DRDC1-22648) and the documentation here.

Patterns

  • HEADS-UP: PostgreSQL RDBMS: Starting from December TKU 2023, the PostgreSQL pattern no longer creates SoftwareCluster nodes. What PostgreSQL considers to be a cluster is different to what BMC Discovery considers to be a cluster. You can still find instance information on the SoftwareInstance. For more details, see (DRDC1-21303) and the documentation here.
  • IBM DB2 RDBMS: Updated the pattern to discover "Max amount of memory" and "Max number of cores". For more details, see (DRDC1-22265) and the documentation here.
  • Key change: HP Vertica: Updated the pattern to use the SoftwareCluster key for Database nodes instead of the SI key. For more details, see (DRDC1-22625) and the documentation here.
  • Nutanix: Unified the Nutanix discovery model so that when scanning with REST and SSH methods, all types of Nutanix Acropolis (KVM) nodes are created with the same key. This update prevents duplicates creation. For more details, see (DRDC1-19313) and the documentation here.
  • Nutanix: Updated the pattern to prevent ECA errors after upgrading to TKU January 2024. For more details, see (DRDC1-22674) 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 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 2024-Feb-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-Feb-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-Feb-1 is available here.

Outpost updates

Defect ref.DescriptionNotes
DRUD1-43717Added support for legacy crypto functions that are no longer exposed by the Python cryptography module.N/A
DRUD1-43710Added support for using Web Sockets to connect to BMC Outpost.After the configuration change, a service restart is mandatory.
DRUD1-46532Fixed an issue with failed storage access.N/A
DRUD1-46636Fixed an issue with unresponsive BMC Outpost when FIPS is enabled.The issue occurs on the Windows platform.
DRUD1-43262Fixed an issue with the NULL character in the output of the kstat command.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.

BMCBMC Helix Client GatewayData Integration and Access Software

Windows

YYBMC Helix Client GatewayDRDC1-22286
EsriArcGISSpatial Information Management Software

Windows

YYEsri ArcGISDRDC1-21693
Manage EngineOpManagerChange and Configuration Management Software

Windows

YYManage Engine OpManagerDRDC1-22571

RFEs

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

RFE ref.

Enhancement

Product Page

SI Key Change

DRDC1-22533Updated versioning for the pattern.Apache HTTPD-based WebserversN
DRDC1-22265 Updated the pattern to discover "Max amount of memory" and "Max number of cores".IBM DB2 RDBMSN
DRDC1-20412Added an alternative approach to obtain license information for the pattern. Effective only if the customer_id is found.Informatica PowerCenterN
DRDC1-22625 Updated the pattern to use the SoftwareCluster key for Database nodes instead of the SI key.HP VerticaY
DRDC1-19313

Unified the Nutanix discovery model so that when scanning with REST and SSH methods, all types of Nutanix Acropolis (KVM) nodes are created with the same key. This update prevents duplicates creation.

Nutanix Rest DiscoveryN

DRDC1-22674

Updated the pattern to prevent ECA errors after updating to TKU January 2024.

N

DRDC1-22697

Updated the short name for Nutanix Acropolis Hypervisor SI.

N
DRDC1-22559

Improved discovery of MySQL Database.

Oracle MySQL ServerN
DRDC1-22285Improved Edition discovery for Oracle WebLogic Server SI.Oracle WebLogic ServerN
DRDC1-22244

Updated the pattern to obtain a product version from the GemFireVersion.properties file.

Pivotal GemFireN
DRDC1-22487 Enhanced mapping from .NET Runtime Environments into BMC CMDB (BMC_Product class).Microsoft .NETN
DRDC1-22552 Updated the trigger of the pattern.TIBCO Hawk AgentN
DRDC1-22555Updated the pattern to process Open Source RabbitMQ installed with SailPoint.VMware RabbitMQN

Defects resolved

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

Defect ref.

Details

Product Page

SI Key Change

DRDC1-22577

Problem: In some circumstances, an Apache Tomcat SI is not created.

Solution: Code fix. If the pattern has child Java processes unrelated to Tomcat, we must create an Apache Tomcat SI.

Apache Tomcat

N

DRDC1-22518

Problem:

  • The pattern does not retrieve a version from ServerInfo when privileges are required (DRDC1-22505).
  • The pattern does not retrieve Tomcat BASE and HOME on the Windows platform when arguments are quoted (DRDC1-22512).
  • The pattern does not use path versioning (DRDC1-22509).
  • The pattern shows a false-positive check for CATALINA_BASE and CATALINA_HOME (DRDC1-22658).

Solution: Code fix.

N

DRDC1-22492

Problem: ECA error from the Citrix Edge Sight for XenApp module when upgrading from TKU August 2023 to TKU December 2023.
Solution: Code fix.

Citrix EdgeSight for XenApp

N

DRDC1-22574

Problem: Incompatible types in "+" operator (node|none + text).
Solution: Code fix.

IBM InfoSphere Data Event Publisher

N

DRDC1-22569

Problem: Types for ">" operator are inconsistent (text > number).
Solution: Code fix.

MicroStrategy

N

DRDC1-22652

Problem: Performance issues occur when scanning a large MongoDB.
Solution: Code fix.

MongoDB - Database Detail Pattern

N

DRDC1-22720

Problem: The pattern retrieves an incorrect version when using file versioning.

Solution: Code fix.

TIBCO RendezvousN
DRDC1-22724

Problem: An incorrect time zone for HP-UX.

Solution: Code fix.

UNIX and ESX HostsN

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