Technology Knowledge Update TKU 2024-Jan-1

BMC Discovery Technology Knowledge Update 2024-Jan-1 provides information about new scanning capabilities in the 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:

CMDB sync

  • AWS: The ManufacturerName attribute for cloud resources is now synced to the BMC CMDB. For more information, see (DRDC1-22140) and the documentation here Open link .
  • 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 .

Network devices

  • Added an ability to discover Polycom SoundStation devices through REST API. For more details, see (DRDC1-21789) and the documentation here.

Patterns

  • Fixed an issue with duplicated migrating Nutanix AHV virtual machines. For more details, see (DRDC1-22367) and the documentation here.
  • HEADS-UP: HCI/Oracle Exadata: We have changed the key of the HardwareContainer node to handle the case where multiple half racks have the same serial number. Other configurations and nodes are not impacted. For more details, see (DDRC1-22176) and the documentation here.
  • 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.

Storage

  • Added a new storage system — IBM Spectrum Scale (REST). For more details, see (DRDC1-21783) and the documentation here.
  • Added support for EMC Data Domain Storage Systems through the embedded REST API. For more details, see (DRDC1-19729) and the documentation here.
  • Added support for Oracle ZFS Storage Systems through the embedded Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance REST API. For more details, see (DRDC1-7864) 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-Jan-1 is compatible with the following versions of BMC Discovery: 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 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 and patterns used by the BMC CMDB sync system.
  • BMC Discovery Extended Data Pack 2024-Jan-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-Jan-1 is available here.

Outpost updates

Defect ref.DescriptionNotes
DRUD1-39276Fixed an issue with an incorrect error about BMC Outpost's unavailability.N/A
DRUD1-42843Fixed an issue with HarshiCorp connection.N/A
DRUD1-43256Fixed an upgrade issue with the FIPS enabled BMC Outpost.The issue occurs when the BMC Outpost is not installed on the C drive.
DRUD1-43456Fixed an issue with the BMC Outpost connection through a proxy server.N/A
DRUD1-43497Fixed an issue with warning messages about user permission.N/A

Products

We have no new products to report at this time.

RFEs

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

RFE ref.

Enhancement

Product Page

SI Key Change

DRDC1-22155

Updated package versioning for Bottomline Technologies Transform Foundation Server.

Bottomline Technologies Transform SuiteN
DRDC1-22273Updated versioning for CheckPoint Firewall-1.

CheckPoint Firewall-1

N
DRDC1-22210Improved versioning for Control-M Forecast.Control-M ForecastN
DRDC1-22302Improved code for core patterns.

IBM WebSphere Extended Deployment (potential key change)

IBM WebSphere Transformation Extender

Opscode Chef

Oracle RDBMS

Y
DRDC1-22259Updated the key by removing port and adding install_root and username.ITRS GeneosY
DRDC1-22235Improved Nutanix code.N/AN
DRDC1-22288Enhanced the version discovery for Oracle API Gateway.Oracle API GatewayN
DRDC1-22176

Updated the Oracle Exadata Host Container Model to create different names for Hardware Containers with an identical serial number.

Oracle Engineered SystemsY
DRDC1-22279Enhanced the Kubernetes and Red Hat OpenShift cluster name assignment. 

Kubernetes

Red Hat OpenShift

N
DRDC1-22311Enhanced the Kubernetes functions to check for __all_ip_addrs in Host nodes.

Kubernetes

Red Hat OpenShift

N
DRDC1-22217Updated Microsoft Dynamics CRM to support recent versions.Microsoft Dynamics CRMN
DRDC1-21644

Updated VM Management IP for HyperV VirtualMachine.

Microsoft Hyper-V ServerN
DRDC1-22412Updated Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services to include the SSRS Web Portal.Microsoft SQL Server Reporting ServicesN
DRDC1-22406Added a relationship between the Ansible second order Software Instance and its Host.Red Hat AnsibleN
DRDC1-22348Improved the discovery of the Red Hat OpenShift cluster.Red Hat OpenShiftN
DRDC1-21203Updated the Sybase ACE pattern to report an instance in its original case.Sybase ASE Dataserver - Database Detail PatternN
DRDC1-22386Added additional attributes to IPsec certificates.TLS Certificates DiscoveryN

Defects resolved

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

Defect ref.

Details

Product Page

SI Key Change

DRDC1-22260

Problem: Tomcat instances collapse due to incorrect (colliding) CATALINA_BASE extraction.
Solution: Code fix.

Apache Tomcat

N

DRDC1-22227

Problem: The BEA Tuxedo pattern fails to retrieve a version for Windows.
Solution:
Code fix.

BEA Tuxedo

N

DRDC1-22492

Problem: An ECA error from Citrix EdgeSight for the XenApp module during upgrade.
Solution: Code fix.

Citrix EdgeSight for XenApp

N

DRDC1-22256

Problem: Import of the CORE TKU file fails due to the absence of cloud patterns or common cloud functions.
Solution: Code fix.

Discovering Amazon Web Services

N

DRDC1-22431

Problem: An ECA error is shown when running the Elastic Winlogbeat pattern.
Solution: Code fix.

Elastic Winlogbeat

N

DRDC1-22455

Problem: The HAProxy load balancer runs a "-v" command if the executable command cannot be found.
Solution: Code fix.

HAProxy

N

DRDC1-22367

Problem: Migrating Nutanix AHV virtual machines are duplicated.

Solution: Code fix.

Nutanix Rest Discovery

N

DRDC1-22276

Problem: The OpenStack Cinder pattern creates Associate Inferences to trigger nodes.
Solution: Code fix.

OpenStack Cinder

N

DRDC1-22391

Problem: The Oracle RDBMS pattern attempts to run a database query on an invalid IP address.

Solution: Code fix.

Oracle RDBMS

N

DRDC1-22338

Problem: Incorrect versioning of cron SoftwareInstance nodes.
Solution: Code fix.

Scheduled Tasks Information

N

DRDC1-22280

Problem: Incorrect versioning of SolarWinds IP Address Manager.
Solution: Code fix.

SolarWinds IP Address Manager

N

DRDC1-22212

Problem: Sybase ASE Extended Discovery does not create Database Table nodes.
Solution: Code fix.

Sybase ASE Dataserver - Database Detail Pattern

N

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