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BMC Discovery Extended Data Pack 2018-September-1 is a deliverable for BMC Discovery 11.0, 11.1, 11.2 and 11.3 series.


Note

The Extended Data Pack TKU February 2018 release now features a helpful message on the SupportDetail node should we be unable to provide End-of-Life data for a particular SoftwareInstance, Host (OS), VirtualMachine, NetworkDevice or StorageDevice node kind.

Note

The Extended Data Pack TKU September 2017 release for Discovery 11.2 only now additionally includes lifecycle patterns for the VirtualMachine, NetworkDevice, StorageDevice, Host and HostContainer (Blade Enclosure) node kinds. It also now includes hardware reference data for the HostContainer (Blade Enclosure) node kind. The hardware reference data is now embedded directly in the pattern and no longer shipped as an importable csv file. This is available only for users who have a license for the Extended Data Pack.

Note

The Extended Data Pack TKU July 2016 release comes with a new feature! BMC Discovery now automatically links to National Vulnerability Database. This is available only for users who have a license for the Extended Data Pack. Please see here the details of the new feature.

Contents

  • Product Lifecycle - Patterns that populate Discovery with information about End-of-Life, End-of-Support, and End-of-Extended-Support for versions of certain operating systems, software products, network devices, storage devices, hosts and host containers (blade encloures)
  • Hardware Reference Data - Patterns that populate Discovery with power and heat consumption figures for various hosts and host containers (blade enclosures).

Installation and Upgrade

Customers can access this Extended Data Pack from the BMC Electronic Product Distribution Website. If you're a customer or partner and do not already have a login please contact your BMC account manager.

Check out this demo if you are unsure how to download from BMC EPD site

  • BMC Discovery 11.0 series - Installation and upgrade instructions are provided here
  • BMC Discovery 11.1 series - Installation and upgrade instructions are provided here
  • BMC Discovery 11.2 series - Installation and upgrade instructions are provided here
  • BMC Discovery 11.3 series - Installation and upgrade instructions are provided here


Issues Resolved

ID

Details

DRDC1-11899
Enhanced the tool to get EOL dates for IBM AIX.

Product Lifecycle Patterns

You can use BMC Discovery OS / Software product lifecycle data to identify operating systems and software that:

  • are exposed to security / stability risks as they are no longer supported by patch updates
  • you may be paying a premium maintenance subscription for
  • are no longer shipping so may increase costs and risks associated with variance

Operating System Product Lifecycle Patterns

Extended Data Pack includes product life cycle patterns providing End Of Life, End Of Support and End Of Extended Support dates for:

  • 14 publishers
  • 25 operating systems
  • 532 operating system versions

Go to the OS Product Life Cycle Patterns - Extended Data Pack 2018-September-1 page for a full list of products included in this release.

Software Product Lifecycle Patterns

Software Instance Lifecycle Patterns

This Extended Data Pack includes product life cycle patterns providing End Of Life, End Of Support and End Of Extended Support dates for:

  • Number of Unique Publishers: 150
  • Number Of Unique Products: 876
  • Number Of Unique Versions Of Products: 8000

Go to the Software Instance Life Cycle Patterns - Extended Data Pack 2018-September-1 page for a full list of products included in this release.

Virtual Machine Lifecycle Patterns

This Extended Data Pack includes product life cycle patterns providing End Of Life, End Of Support and End Of Extended Support dates for:

  • Number of Unique Publishers: 6
  • Number Of Unique Products: 7
  • Number Of Unique Versions Of Products: 60

Go to the Virtual Machine Life Cycle Patterns - Extended Data Pack 2018-September-1 page for a full list of products included in this release.

Runtime Environment Lifecycle Patterns

This Extended Data Pack includes product life cycle patterns providing End Of Life, End Of Support and End Of Extended Support dates for:

  • Number of Unique Publishers: 1
  • Number Of Unique Products: 1
  • Number Of Unique Versions Of Products: 6

Go to the Runtime Environment Life Cycle Patterns - Extended Data Pack 2018-September-1 page for a full list of products included in this release.

Network Device Product Lifecycle Patterns

This Extended Data Pack includes product life cycle patterns providing End Of Life, End Of Support and End Of Extended Support dates for:

  • Number of Unique Vendors: 5
  • Number Of Unique Models: 346

Go to the Network Device Life Cycle Patterns - Extended Data Pack 2018-September-1 page for a full list of products included in this release.

Storage Device Product Lifecycle Patterns

This Extended Data Pack includes product life cycle patterns providing End Of Life, End Of Support and End Of Extended Support dates for:

  • Number of Unique Vendors: 1
  • Number Of Unique Models: 4

Go to the Storage Device Life Cycle Patterns - Extended Data Pack 2018-September-1 page for a full list of products included in this release.

Host Product Lifecycle Patterns

This Extended Data Pack includes host product life cycle patterns providing End Of Life, End Of Support and End Of Extended Support dates for:

  • Number of Unique Vendors: 15
  • Number Of Unique Models: 365

Go to the Host Life Cycle Patterns - Extended Data Pack 2018-September-1 page for a full list of products included in this release.

Host Container Product Lifecycle Patterns

This Extended Data Pack includes host container (blade enclosure) product life cycle patterns providing End Of Life, End Of Support and End Of Extended Support dates for:

  • Number of Unique Vendors: 5
  • Number Of Unique Models: 7

Go to the Host Container Life Cycle Patterns - Extended Data Pack 2018-September-1 page for a full list of products included in this release.

Hardware Reference Data

Host

You can use BMC Discovery host hardware reference data to:

  • Identify servers that can be expanded in situations where space is a constraining factor in the data center
  • Identify server refresh / rationalization candidates in situations where cooling is a constraining factor in the data center
  • Identify server refresh / rationalization candidates in situations where power is a constraining factor in the data center

This Extended Data Pack includes host hardware reference data providing Rack Size, Power Consumption, Heat Output and Maximum Memory capacity for:

  • 28 manufacturers
  • 831 server models
  • 2589 server model configurations

Go to the Host Hardware Reference Data - Extended Data Pack 2018-September-1 page for a full list of products included in this release.

Host Container (Blade Enclosure)

You can use BMC Discovery hardware reference data to:

  • Identify blade enclosures that can be expanded in situations where space is a constraining factor in the data center
  • Identify  blade enclosure refresh / rationalization candidates in situations where cooling is a constraining factor in the data center
  • Identify  blade enclosure refresh / rationalization candidates in situations where power is a constraining factor in the data center

This Extended Data Pack includes blade enclosure hardware reference data providing Rack Size, Power Consumption and Heat Output capacity for:

  • 7 vendors
  • 13 models

Go to the Host Container Hardware Reference Data - Extended Data Pack 2018-September-1 page for a full list of products included in this release.


National Vulnerability Database

The Extended Data Pack contains functionality to show National Vulnerability Database CPE identities for discovered hosts and software instances.  We have made updates in this release

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