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BMC Helix CMDB Release notes

DateSummaryReference
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 .
  • 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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