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March 4, 2024

The 24.1.02 release of BMC Helix Discovery applied the Technology Knowledge Update TKU 2024-Mar-1 TKU to DEV and PROD instances.

For BMC Helix AIOps users, BMC Helix Discovery provides the following enhancements:

  • Enhanced pattern compilation and execution:
    • Reduced compile times
    • Improved compile-time errors and warnings
    • Runtime ECA Errors now include a traceback of the TPL calls
    • The changes fix or improve some of the existing behaviors in TPL. See What's new in TPL for more information.
  • Pattern management enhancements:
    • Deactivated patterns stay deactivated when a new TKU is applied.
    • Knowledge management page provides a direct link to newly imported pattern modules after upload.
  • Outpost registration by using the REST API.
  • Filter on relationship attributes in the visual query builder.
  • Produce compact JSON output from the REST API.

24.1.02 (13.2.02) enhancements

BMC Helix Discovery information for BMC Helix AIOps users.

February 7, 2024

This release of BMC Helix Discovery applied the Technology Knowledge Update TKU 2024-Feb-1 TKU to DEV and PROD instances. 

24.1 (13.2) enhancements

BMC Helix Discovery information for BMC Helix AIOps users.

January 10, 2024

This release of BMC Helix Discovery applied the Technology Knowledge Update TKU 2024-Jan-1 TKU to DEV and PROD instances. 

For BMC Helix AIOps users, BMC Helix Discovery provides the ability to automatically synchronize services from BMC Helix CMDB into BMC Helix Discovery.

24.1 (13.2) enhancements

BMC Helix Discovery information for BMC Helix AIOps users.

December 11, 2023

This release of BMC Helix Discovery applied the Technology Knowledge Update TKU 2023-Dec-1 TKU to DEV and PROD instances. 

For BMC Helix AIOps users, BMC Helix Discovery enables you to construct queries and customize the display of results by using the visual query builder.

23.4.01 (13.1) enhancements

BMC Helix Discovery information for BMC Helix AIOps users.

November 8, 2023

This release of BMC Helix Discovery applied the Technology Knowledge Update TKU 2023-Nov-1 TKU to DEV and PROD instances. 

23.4.01 (13.1) enhancements

BMC Helix Discovery information for BMC Helix AIOps users.

October 4, 2023

This release of BMC Helix Discovery applied the October 2023 (TKU 2023-Oct-1) TKU to DEV and PROD instances. 

23.4 (13.1) enhancements
September 6, 2023

This release of BMC Helix Discovery applied the September 2023 (TKU 2023-Sep-2) TKU to DEV and PROD instances. 

23.3.02 (13.0.02) enhancements
August 2, 2023

This release of BMC Helix Discovery applied the August 2023 (TKU 2023-Aug-1) TKU to DEV and PROD instances. 

23.3.01 (13.0.01) enhancements
July 5, 2023

This release of BMC Helix Discovery enables you to discover Windows hosts by using Windows Just Enough Administration (JEA).

23.3.00 (13.0.00) enhancements
June 7, 2023

This release of BMC Helix Discovery enables you to view log files to help you diagnose problems with CMDB synchronization and writing patterns.

23.2.02 (12.9.02) enhancements
May 10, 2023

The following enhancements are available in this release of BMC Helix Discovery:

  • Use blueprint-based modeling to model services.
  • Restrict Outposts to organizations and limit discovery scans. This enhancement is available only if you access BMC Helix Discovery from BMC Helix Portal.
  • Create and upload custom reports.
  • Improvements in Start Anywhere Modeling:
    • See combined software and infrastructure in a single view with Display > Focuses.

      • Turn individual types of data on or off.

      • Choose to see only incoming or only outgoing impacts.

      • Mixed focuses.

    • 'Directly Connected' focus allows you to see all the relationships of any node.

    • 'Provenance' focus shows how data is inferred.

  • Improvements in visualizations, such as mixed focuses.
  • Miscellaneous improvements:
23.2.01 (12.9.01) enhancements
April 7, 2023

The following enhancement is available in this release of :

  • For users who access BMC Helix DiscoveryBMC Helix Discovery from BMC Helix Portal, an in-app help is available from a floating widget at the bottom of every screen.
23.2 (12.9) enhancements
January 18, 2023

The following enhancements are available in this release of BMC Helix Discovery:

23.1 (12.8) enhancements
October 5, 2022

The following enhancements are available in this release of BMC Helix Discovery:

  • Disable cloud host detection for individual scans. For information, see Performing a discovery run.
  • Mainframe Connection Linking is license-free and enabled by default.
  • Miscellaneous enhancements, such as BMC Helix Discovery uses only the applicable methods to retrieve information when scanning endpoints, BMC Helix Discovery uses only the applicable AWS or GCP methods when discovering EC2 hosts or hosts in GCP, and the npcap tool is upgraded to version 1.71.
22.4 (12.7) enhancements
July 6, 2022

The following miscellaneous enhancements are available in this release of BMC Helix Discovery:

22.3 (12.6) enhancements
April 20, 2022

The following enhancements are available in this release of BMC Helix Discovery:

22.2 (12.5) enhancements
February 9, 2022

The following enhancements are available in this release of BMC Helix Discovery:

  • Discover Google Compute Engine hosts running in Google Cloud Platform (GCP) by using Identity-Aware Proxy (IAP) and Identity and Access Management (IAM), without a direct SSH connection.
  • Enhanced mainframe discovery includes discovering and modeling of observed communication between mainframe and distributed components.
  • Intelligent discovery of cloud services by region.
  • BMC Helix Intelligent Integrations  enabled Open link .
  • Miscellaneous enhancements, such as support for namespaces in HashiCorp Vault Enterprise, new TPL function to discover TLS certificate data, and so on.
22.1 (12.4) enhancements
October 13, 2021

This release of BMC Helix Discovery provides support for Kerberos authentication for discovery credentials. The Kerberos authentication protocol is available for target discovery using SSH credentials.

21.3 (12.3) enhancements
September 29, 2021

The following enhancements are available in this release of BMC Helix Discovery:

21.3 (12.3) enhancements
May 26, 2021

The following enhancements are available in this release of BMC Helix Discovery:

  • Discover Windows hosts using PowerShell. Use the new PowerShell credential in preference to using Windows credentials, such as WMI and RemQuery.
  • Discover container platforms like Kubernetes and OpenShift using API providers.
  • Improved SAAM (start anywhere application modeling) with a new ability to model Business Services and Business Services (Technical).
  • Model changes supporting the new service modeling capabilities
  • Support for new REST API endpoints for data import and general data manipulation.
  • Support for new TPL functions to handle JSON data and expose the node identity algorithm.
  • FIPS compliant and certified BMC Discovery Outpost.
21.05 (12.2) enhancements
March 20, 2021

This release of BMC Helix Discovery is provided for BMC Helix AIOps users only.

The version of BMC Helix Discovery provided for BMC Helix AIOps users provides the following enhancements:

  • Start anywhere application modeling has new service modeling capabilities 
  • Licensing limitations. The version of BMC Helix Discovery provided for BMC Helix AIOps users is not intended to be used for discovery. It is only intended for service modeling using data from BMC Helix AIOps. Consequently, you cannot download a BMC Discovery Outpost from the UI.
Service modeling enhancements for the 21.02 release of BMC Helix AIOps.
September 23, 2020

The following enhancements are available in this release of BMC Helix Discovery:

20.08 (12.1) enhancements
November 30, 2018

The following features are available in this initial release of BMC Helix Discovery:

  • BMC Helix Discovery service
  • BMC Helix Discovery Outpost
  • BMC Helix Discovery security
  • Out of the box discovery capabilities
Initial release of BMC Helix Discovery

BMC Helix Discovery is updated frequently with minor enhancements and bug fixes; these are detailed in Recent updates.


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