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


Note

The Extended Data Pack TKU October 2019 release now attempts to include provenance URLs with each SupportDetail node and displays these, together with the failure reason messages, in the Discovery UI.


Note

The Extended Data Pack TKU September 2019 release now features an enhanced set of failure reason messages each explaining why we are unable to provide any or all end of life dates.


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 Reason for Host (Operating System), Software Instance, Runtime Environment and Virtual MachineFailure Reason for Network Devices and Storage DevicesExplanation
EOL dates are only available with a vendor support loginEOL dates may or may not have been published behind a support logon
The EOL dates come from the host operating systemThe EOL dates come from the host operating system
Product is an open source offering of a commercial productN/AProduct is an open source offering of a commercial product for which EOL dates have been published
Product is a sub-component of multiple productsModel is a sub-component of multiple modelsProduct/model is a sub-component of multiple products/models which do not share the same EOL dates
The missing EOL dates are unpublishedIn situations where we have only one or two of the three EOL dates, the remaining EOL dates are missing as unpublished
Multiple sets of conflicting EOL dates relate to this productMultiple sets of conflicting EOL dates relate to this modelMultiple sets of EOL dates relate to this product/model and are in conflict
No published information is available for this productNo published information is available for this modelAn extensive search has been conducted and the BMC Discovery TKU team has been unable to locate any End Of Life data for this product/model.
Information pendingThe BMC Discovery TKU team has yet to carry out an extensive search to ascertain whether End Of Life data for the product/model can be found.
Published dates are invalidThe publisher/vendor has published End Of Life dates for this version of the product/model but they are incomprehensible or in conflict and would cause confusion if added to Discovery. Such confusing dates might be the End of Support date expiring before the Retirement date.
Product is too oldModel is too oldThe publisher/vendor is no longer publishing End Of Life data for this product (regardless of product version) or model (regardless of firmware version) as it is too old.
Product is too recentModel is too recentThe publisher/vendor has yet to publish End Of Life data for this product (regardless of product version) or model (regardless of firmware version) as it is too new.
Product name is too genericModel name is too genericProduct/model name is too generic and we are unable to isolate one set of EOL dates which relate
The published dates for this version are provisionalThe EOL dates for this product version/firmware version are provisional/projected and not yet officially confirmed by the publisher/vendor
Product version is not listed by the publisherFirmware version is not listed by the vendorThe publisher/vendor publishes End Of Life data for other versions of this product/model but this version has been omitted.
Product or particular version supported but actual EOL dates unknownModel or particular firmware version supported but actual EOL dates unknownThe publisher/vendor has stated that this product/model or a particular version is supported but no actual EOL dates have been published
Product version is too oldFirmware version is too oldThe publisher/vendor is no longer publishing End Of Life data for such a (firmware) version as it is too old.
Product version is too recentFirmware version is too recentThe publisher/vendor has yet to publish End Of Life data for such a (firmware) version as it is too new.
Omitted to avoid conflict as published EOL dates are at different versioning levelThe EOL dates for this product/firmware version have been omitted as the published EOL dates are for a different versioning level and if applied would result in a conflict.

Issues Resolved

ID

Details

DRDC1-13536

Esc 134427/Case 702737: Enhancement: report in the UI the reasons why there is no EOL data

DRDC1-13975Esc 138426: Hardware Support Details are missing

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
  • 24 operating systems
  • 570 operating system versions

Go to the OS Product Life Cycle Patterns - Extended Data Pack 2019-October-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: 170
  • Number Of Unique Products: 920
  • Number Of Unique Versions Of Products: 9,704

Go to the Software Instance Life Cycle Patterns - Extended Data Pack 2019-October-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: 5
  • Number Of Unique Products: 6
  • Number Of Unique Versions Of Products: 58

Go to the Virtual Machine Life Cycle Patterns - Extended Data Pack 2019-October-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-October-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: 40
  • Number Of Unique Models: 1,355

Go to the Network Device Life Cycle Patterns - Extended Data Pack 2019-October-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-October-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: 487

Go to the Host Life Cycle Patterns - Extended Data Pack 2019-October-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-October-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
  • 925 server models
  • 2850 server model configurations

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