BMC Helix Discovery Update Calendar
This calendar applies to both versions of BMC Helix Discovery, it describes the dates when significant enhancements or new capabilities will be launched, as well as defines our content update strategy and bug-fix schedule. You can differentiate the two versions of BMC Helix Discovery in this way:
- If you are using an instance of BMC Helix Discovery commissioned before 1 June 2021, you are using the standalone version of BMC Helix Discovery and should see Recent updates for detailed information on updates and enhancements and the timing of their release.
- If you are using an instance of BMC Helix Discovery commissioned after 1 June 2021, you are using the version of BMC Helix Discovery for BMC Helix Portal and BMC Helix AIOps users, and should see BMC Helix Discovery information for BMC Helix AIOps users for detailed information on updates and enhancements and the timing of their release.
Non-production first, then production
Changes are applied to non-production instances one week before they are applied to production instances. The only exception to this will be when critical security related changes, or changes required to prevent future downtime are required. In such cases all instances are updated in unison.
Significant enhancement calendar
When BMC launches significant enhancements, new features, and other major changes to BMC Helix Discovery, it does so according to the following calendar. This is coordinated with other BMC Helix Services.
|23.3.1||All regions||Non-production||August 2, 2023|
|Production||August 9, 2023|
|23.3||All regions||Non-production||July 5, 2023|
|Production||July 12, 2023|
|23.2.2||All regions||Non-production||June 7, 2023|
|Production||June 14, 2023|
|23.2.1||All regions||Non-production||May 10, 2023|
|Production||May 17, 2023|
|23.2||All regions||Non-production||April 5, 2023|
|Production||April 12, 2023|
|23.1||All regions||Non-production||January 18, 2023|
|Production||January 25, 2023|
|22.4||All regions||Non-production||October 5, 2022|
|Production||October 12, 2022|
|22.3||All regions||Non-production||July 6, 2022|
|Production||July 13, 2022|
|22.2||All regions||Non-production||April 20, 2022|
|Production||April 27, 2022|
|22.1||All regions||Non-production||February 9, 2022|
|Production||February 16, 2022|
|21.3||All regions||Non-production||September 29, 2021|
|Production||October 6, 2021|
May 26, 2021
June 2, 2021
|20.08||All regions||Non-production||Sept 23, 2020|
|Production||Sept 30, 2020|
TKU update schedule
BMC publishes monthly TKU updates for both BMC Helix Discovery and BMC Discovery customers. The TKU updates include the BMC Discovery Outpost. For BMC Helix Discovery, each month's TKU is applied to non-production, and production instances on the dates given in the table above.
The BMC Discovery Outpost is automatically updated by default unless you have configured manual updating. If you have configured manual updating, you should ensure that you apply the updates as soon as is practical, otherwise there could be a mismatch between BMC Helix Discovery and the BMC Discovery Outpost that might result in an incorrect model or slightly degraded discovery. See Configuring the BMC Discovery Outpost for more information on configuring automatic updates.
Changes introduced in each TKU are documented on BMC Helix Discovery content reference.
Bug-fixes and minor improvements
Each week, BMC might apply bug fixes and/or minor enhancements to BMC Helix Discovery. As with other updates, non-production instances are updated first and production instances one week later. See the Helix Discovery Recent Updates page for details on what fixes are available each week.