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BMC Discovery Extended Data Pack 2019-August-1 is a deliverable for BMC Discovery 11.0, 11.1, 11.2 and 11.3 series.


Note

The Extended Data Pack TKU February 2019 release has had the expensive search to remove legacy SupportDetail nodes removed from both the SoftwareInstance and Host (Operating System) Support Detail pattern modules.

Note

The Extended Data Pack TKU January 2019 release now features a single Support Detail pattern module for SoftwareInstance nodes, rendering the 885 previously released product-specific Support Detail pattern modules as obsolete.

The Extended Data Pack TKU January 2019 release now features a single Support Detail pattern module for Host (Operating System) nodes, rendering the 25 previously released OS-specific Support Detail pattern modules as obsolete.

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

Reasons

Within Discovery, you may find a failure reason attribute attached to a Support Detail node which describes the current state of the Support Detail node with regard to its missing End Of Life data:

Failure ReasonExplanation for Host (Operating System), Software Instance, Runtime Environment and Virtual MachineExplanation for Network Devices and Storage Devices

No search has yet been made

The BMC Discovery TKU team has yet to carry out an extensive search to ascertain whether End Of Life data for the product can be found.The BMC Discovery TKU team has yet to carry out an extensive search to ascertain whether End Of Life data for the model can be found.
Product version is too oldThe publisher is no longer publishing End Of Life data for such a version as it is too old.The vendor is no longer publishing End Of Life data for such a model as it is too old.
Product version is being ignored by vendorThe publisher publishes End Of Life data for other versions of this product but this version has been omitted.The vendor publishes End Of Life data for related models but this model has been omitted.
Product version is too recentThe publisher has yet to publish End Of Life data for such a version as it is too new.The vendor has yet to publish End Of Life data for such a model as it is too new.
Published dates are incorrectThe publisher has published End Of Life dates for this version of the product but they are in conflict and would cause confusion if added to Discovery. Such confusing dates might be the End of Support date expiring before the End of Retirement date.The vendor has published End Of Life dates for this model but they are in conflict and would cause confusion if added to Discovery. Such confusing dates might be the End of Support date expiring before the End of Retirement date.
No published information is available for this productAn extensive search has been conducted and the BMC Discovery TKU team has been unable to locate any End Of Life data for this product.An extensive search has been conducted and the BMC Discovery TKU team has been unable to locate any End Of Life data for this model.

Issues Resolved

ID

Details

DRDC1-10736OpenVMS EOL only goes up to 7.3-2
DRDC1-12833Add EOL data for JVMs
DRDC1-13251(Case 00684980): RFE to include EOL/EOS details for Symantec AntiVirus 1.0
DRDC1-13414In sEOLista, prevent an SI type from being duplicated and associated with two different products
DRDC1-13422(Esc 134427) : Should add publisher name to Java Virtual Machine RuntimeEnvironment
DRDC1-13446(Case 00717123): EDP missing dates for various software products
DRDC1-13461Deal with the products in sEOlista that have associated node types but no EOL entries
DRDC1-13488Review EOL data
DRDC1-13501Review EOL entries for OpenVMS in sEOLista
DRDC1-13542(Esc 134427): SupportDetail Name: "Oracle RDBMS" name should be "Oracle Database"
DRDC1-13544(Esc 134427): OS SupportDetail Name: vendor name can be duplicated
DRDC1-13547Review EOL data in sEOLista
DRDC1-13584Review HRD data
DRDC1-13596(722650) : Data from sEOLista did not make it into the build
DRDC1-13597

Review sEOLista updates for Oracle VM Server for SPARC Dynamic Reconfiguration Daemon

DRDC1-13606Review EOL data for BMC CONTROL-M/Agent Listener
DRDC1-13614Review EOL Entries in sEOLista
DRDC1-13629(case 00728536) - Inconsistencies with SI Product Versions detected and matching the to Valid SupportDetails (EOL\EOS) Data
DRDC1-13637Support details missing for Software Instance

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:

  • 13 publishers
  • 23 operating systems
  • 570 operating system versions

Go to the OS Product Life Cycle Patterns - Extended Data Pack 2019-August-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: 162
  • Number Of Unique Products: 904
  • Number Of Unique Versions Of Products: 9,420

Go to the Software Instance Life Cycle Patterns - Extended Data Pack 2019-August-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: 66

Go to the Virtual Machine Life Cycle Patterns - Extended Data Pack 2019-August-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: 2
  • Number Of Unique Products: 3
  • Number Of Unique Versions Of Products: 32

Go to the Runtime Environment Life Cycle Patterns - Extended Data Pack 2019-August-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: 39
  • Number Of Unique Models: 1145

Go to the Network Device Life Cycle Patterns - Extended Data Pack 2019-August-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 2019-August-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: 19
  • Number Of Unique Models: 472

Go to the Host Life Cycle Patterns - Extended Data Pack 2019-August-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 2019-August-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:

  • 34 manufacturers
  • 921 server models
  • 2823 server model configurations

Go to the Host Hardware Reference Data - Extended Data Pack 2019-August-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
  • 15 models

Go to the Host Container Hardware Reference Data - Extended Data Pack 2019-August-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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