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    BMC Discovery Extended Data Pack 2019-February-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

    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.
    Product version is too oldThe vendor is no longer publishing End Of Life data for such a version as it is too old.
    Product version is being ignored by vendorThe vendor publishes End Of Life data for other versions of this product but this version has been omitted.
    Product version is too recentThe vendor has yet to publish End Of Life data for such a version as it is too new.
    Published dates are incorrectThe vendor 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.
    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.

    Issues Resolved

    ID

    Details

    DRDC1-12654

    SupportDetail.SoftwareInstance pattern runs an expensive global search each time SI is created or confirmed

    DRDC1-12591

    SupportDetail SI pattern causes ECA error when triggered on SIs running on an MF Part rather than a host

    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
    • 22 operating systems
    • 499 operating system versions

    Go to the OS Product Life Cycle Patterns - Extended Data Pack 2019-February-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: 153
    • Number Of Unique Products: 880
    • Number Of Unique Versions Of Products: 8,446

    Go to the Software Instance Life Cycle Patterns - Extended Data Pack 2019-February-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 2019-February-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 2019-February-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: 347

    Go to the Network Device Life Cycle Patterns - Extended Data Pack 2019-February-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-February-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: 357

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

    • 29 manufacturers
    • 838 server models
    • 2620 server model configurations

    Go to the Host Hardware Reference Data - Extended Data Pack 2019-February-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-February-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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