Supported versions of BMC Discovery

This page details the support status of existing versions of BMC Discovery and the earlier releases called BMC Atrium Discovery and Dependency Mapping (BMC Atrium Discovery). For complete definitions of release numbering, release terminology, and support levels, see the BMC Software Product Support Policy.

Change of support lifecycle dates

This note is an early notification for BMC Discovery customers of a change in the lifecycle dates for certain versions that will be an exception to the general BMC support policy. Obsolescence of 3rd party components included in the following versions requires the acceleration of end of limited support:

  • BMC Discovery v11.1 end of version support is now aligned to v11.0. Limited support for v11.0 and v11.1 ended on March 3, 2021
  • BMC Atrium Discovery v10.x end of version support is now aligned to v10.0. Limited support for BMC Discovery v10.0, v10.1 and v10.2 ended on March 18, 2019.

Fully supported products

The following table lists the fully supported product versions:

Product

Release date

End of full support date

End of version support date

Documentation

BMC Discovery 21.05 (12.2)May 27, 2021



BMC Discovery 21.05 (12.2)
BMC Discovery 20.08 (12.1)September 15, 2020September 15, 2023September 15, 2025BMC Discovery 20.08 (12.1)
BMC Discovery 20.02 (12.0)April 24, 2020April 24, 2023April 24, 2025BMC Discovery 20.02 (12.0)


The Demo appliance is simply intended as demonstration of the capabilities of BMC Discovery. It is not intended for production use and is not supported by BMC Customer Support.

Limited support products

This section lists the products which are in the limited support status:

Product

Release date

End of full support date

End of version support date

Documentation

BMC Discovery 11.3

March 21, 2018

March 21, 2021

March 21, 2023

BMC Discovery 11.3
See information on CentOS 6 support)
BMC Discovery 11.2

September 15, 2017

September 15, 2020

September 15, 2022

BMC Discovery 11.2

When a product enters limited support:

  • New enhancements are not made to that version of the product. For reported issues, BMC Software Customer Support directs customers to existing fixes, patches and workarounds.
  • New Technology Knowledge Update (TKU) releases are not available for that version of the product.

During the time of limited support, BMC Software strongly encourages users of the respective versions of the product to upgrade to the latest current version.

CentOS 6 support 

Full support of BMC Discovery 11.3 lasts until March 21, 2021. The CentOS 6 OS ends maintenance support on 30 November, 2020. BMC will continue to support the BMC Discovery 11.3 application on all platforms, but will be unable to provide CentOS 6 OS updates after the CentOS 6 OS end of maintenance support on 30 November, 2020.

Upgrading to newer product version and migration path

The following table lists the migration path to upgrade to the latest BMC Discovery version from your current version and provides the corresponding documentation links:

Current version

Upgrade path

BMC Discovery 21.08 (12.1)

You can directly upgrade to BMC Discovery 21.05 (12.2) from CentOS 7 based appliances.

From CentOS 6 based appliances, you must backup your data and restore to a new BMC Discovery 20.02 (12.0) appliance. See upgrading to BMC Discovery 21.05 (12.2) for more information.

BMC Discovery 20.02 (12.0)

You can directly upgrade to BMC Discovery 20.08 (12.1) from CentOS 7 based appliances.

From CentOS 6 based appliances, you must backup your data and restore to a new BMC Discovery 20.02 (12.0) appliance. See upgrading to BMC Discovery 20.08 (12.1) for more information.

BMC Discovery 11.3.x

You can directly upgrade to BMC Discovery 20.08 (12.1) from CentOS 7 based appliances.

From CentOS 6 based appliances, you must backup your data and restore to a new BMC Discovery 20.02 (12.0) appliance. See upgrading to BMC Discovery 20.08 (12.1) for more information.

You can also directly upgrade to BMC Discovery 20.02 (12.0) from CentOS 7 based appliances. For CentOS 6 based appliances, you must backup your data and restore to a new BMC Discovery 20.02 (12.0) appliance. See upgrading to BMC Discovery 20.02 (12.0) for more information.

BMC Discovery 11.2.xYou can directly upgrade to BMC Discovery 11.3.

End of version support

When a version of BMC Discovery reaches the "End of version support" stage, it means that you can access most technical documentation, known resolutions and workarounds, existing patches and Service Packs, and BMC support communities will remain available where applicable. However no new sustaining maintenance releases, enhancements, patches, or hot fixes will be made to that version or release. BMC Customer Support will recommend that you upgrade to a more current version, release, or service pack of the product.

The following table shows the most recent versions in the end of version support stage, lists the requirements to upgrade to version 11.3 from these earlier versions, and provides the corresponding documentation links.

Current version

Migration path

BMC Discovery 11.1.x

You can directly upgrade to:

BMC Discovery 11.0.x

You can directly upgrade to:

BMC Atrium Discovery 10.2.x

You can directly upgrade to BMC Discovery 11.3.

You can also directly upgrade to BMC Discovery 11.0, BMC Discovery 11.1, or BMC Discovery 11.2.

BMC Atrium Discovery 10.1.x

You can directly upgrade to BMC Discovery 11.3.

You can also directly upgrade to 10.2, BMC Discovery 11.0, BMC Discovery 11.1, or BMC Discovery 11.2.

BMC Atrium Discovery 10.0.x

You can directly upgrade to 10.1.

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