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Starting with TKU February 2009, the TKU updates encompass more than the core TKU patterns. A typical TKU update supplies the following:

  • TKU-CORE-Serial.zip – The core TKU archive.
  • TKU-DBDETAILS-Serial.zip – Extended database patterns to recover detailed content information.
  • TKU-HRD-Serial.zip – Patterns to link Host nodes and Hardware Reference Data nodes.
  • TKU-HRD-Serial.csv – The Hardware Reference Data file.
  • TKU-SUPPORTDETAILS-Serial.zip – Patterns to link Host nodes and a Support Detail nodes when support (EOL) information is available for the OS or SI version.

For installaion and upgrade information on TKUs released before TKU February 2009, see TKU Installation and Upgrade - Before TKU February 2009.

In each case Serial is the date and release number, in the following form: YYYY-MM-n.

TKU updates are supplied as a zip archive containing subdirectories in which pattern files are stored. The subdirectories are named after the application categories covered by the patterns they contain. For example, the Sybase ASE pattern file, SybaseASE.tpl is contained in the Relational_Database_Management_Systems directory.

Installing a TKU Archive

These instructions also apply to the TKU-DBDETAILS-Serial.zip, TKU-HRD-Serial.zip, and TKU-SUPPORTDETAILS-Serial.zip archives. Uploading the TKU-HRD-Serial.csv file is described in #Importing Hardware Reference Data.

  1. Copy the TKU archive to your local filesystem.
  2. In the Tideway Foundation User Interface, from the Discovery tab, select Pattern Management.
  3. Click the Upload New Package link. The Upload New Package window is displayed.
  4. Enter the pattern filename into the Upload New Package dialog, or use the Browse... button to locate a file.
    • Either:
  5. Click Upload to upload the file to the Appliance. It can be activated later to allow the use of patterns in a Discovery. To activate the patterns, click the Activate button, followed by clicking the Commit All Listed Changes button.
    • Or:
  6. Click Upload and Activate to upload the file to the Appliance and activate it immediately.

Activation means that the pattern is loaded and from then will be used to identify software instances.

For more information on managing packages in Tideway Foundation, see the "Pattern Management" section in Chapter 6 of the Tideway Foundation Configuration Guide.

Upgrading a TKU

TKU updates contain all of the content of previous TKU updates in addition to the new pattern modules. The previous TKU content is therefore not required if installing the next upgrade.

  1. Copy the TKU archive to your local filesystem.
  2. In the Tideway Foundation User Interface, from the Discovery tab, select Pattern Management.
  3. If you do not wish to delete the Software Instances created using previous TKU patterns, the default upload/activation procedure, described below, retains your existing software instances.
  4. If you wish to delete the software Instances created using previous TKU patterns then select the previous TKU package and click the Delete button, followed by clicking the Commit All Listed Changes button.

If you have chosen not to delete the Software Instances created using the previous TKU, for any pattern where the SI key has changed, any host where the above software instances were created will have another set of software instances created following the new TKU installation and re-scan. The software instances created by the previous TKU patterns will disappear once they have aged out (see Tideway Foundation documentation for description of SI aging).

  1. Click the Upload New Package link. The Upload New Package window is displayed.
  2. Enter the pattern filename into the Upload New Package dialog, or use the Browse... button to locate a file.
    • Either:
  3. Click Upload to upload the file to the Appliance. It can be activated later to allow the use of patterns in a Discovery. To activate the patterns, click the Activate button, followed by clicking the Commit All Listed Changes button.
    • Or:
  4. Click Upload and Activate to upload the file to the Appliance and activate it immediately.

Importing Hardware Reference Data

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