Technology Knowledge Update 2009-Nov-1


BMC Atrium Discovery Technology Knowledge Update 2009-Nov-1 and Extended Data Pack 2009-Nov-1 are deliverables for the Tideway Foundation platform version 7.2 and later as well as BMC Atrium Discovery version 8.0 and 8.1.

Release Compatibility

TKU 2009-Nov-1 is released in two streams:

  • Release compatible with Tideway Foundation 7.2/7.3 and BMC Atrium Discovery 8.0
  • Release compatible with BMC Atrium Discovery 8.1

Note

TKU November (TKU 2009-Nov-1) is not compatible with nor supported on versions of Tideway Foundation before v7.2

Download

Customers can access this TKU release from either the BMC Electronic Product Distribution Website or the Tideway Downloads site (Download Area->latesttku). If you're a customer or partner and do not already have a login please contact your BMC account manager.

Contents

The release comprises of four components packaged as two licensable entities:

  • BMC Atrium Discovery Technology Knowledge Update
    • Core - Patterns that model various software products
    • Database detail - Patterns that extend some of the core database patterns to obtain additional detailed information about certain databases
  • BMC Atrium Discovery Extended Data Pack
    • Product Lifecycle - Patterns that populate Atrium Discovery with information about End-of-Life, End-of-Support, and End-of-Extended-Support for versions of certain host Operating Systems as well as versions of certain software products
    • Hardware Reference Data - Patterns and data import CSV file that populate Atrium Discovery with power and heat consumption figures for various hosts.

To see some of the highlights of this release visit the November In The Spotlight Page

Installation and Upgrade

  • Foundation 7.2/7.3 and Atrium Discovery 8.0 - Installation and upgrade instructions are provided here
  • TKU November 2009 compatible with Atrium Discovery 8.1 ships with Atrium Discovery 8.1. Installation instructions for the Extended Data pack are as for Extended Data Pack compatible with Atrium Discovery 8.0 and are provided here

A matrix covering ALL commands executed and ALL files retrieved by the patterns is available to our customers as part of the TKU download

Technology Knowledge Update

New Software Instance Patterns

New patterns for the following software products is provided in the TKU Core archive

Vendor Product Category Platforms Instances Versioning Module
IBM Cognos Business Intelligence End User, Query, and Reporting Analysis UNIX, Windows Y Y

IBM.CognosBusinessIntelligence

IBM Content Integrator Data Integration and Access Software UNIX, Windows Y Y

IBM.ContentIntegrator

IBM FileNet Image Import Content Management UNIX, Windows Y Y

IBM.FileNetHPIIMRII

IBM FileNet Image Services Resource Adapter Content Management UNIX, Windows Y Y

IBM.FileNetISRA

IBM FileNet Rendition Engine Content Management Windows Y Y

IBM.FileNetRenditionEngine

IBM FileNet System Monitor Content Management UNIX Y Y

IBM.FileNet.SystemMonitor

IBM Rational Rose Developer for UNIX Analysis, Modeling and Design Tools UNIX Y Y

IBM.RationalRoseDeveloperUnix

IBM Tivoli Change and Configuration Management Database Change and Configuration Software UNIX, Windows Y Y

IBM.Tivoli.CCMDB

IBM Tivoli IntelliWatch System and Network Management Software UNIX, Windows Y Y

IBM.TivoliIntelliWatch

IBM Tivoli Netcool/Reporter Event Automation Tools UNIX, Windows Y Y

IBM.Tivoli.NetcoolReporter

IBM Tivoli Network Manager IP Edition Network Management Software UNIX, Windows Y Y

IBM.Tivoli.NetworkManagerIPEdition

IBM WebSphere Business Monitor Performance Management Software UNIX, Windows Y Y

IBM.WebSphere.BusinessMonitor

IBM WebSphere Service Registry and Repository Business Service Management Software UNIX, Windows Y Y

IBM.WebSphere.ServiceRegistryRepository

Note

Pattern modules for IBM Tivoli CCMDB and IBM WebSphere Service Registry and Repository are not compatible with releases prior to Atrium Discovery 8.1 and are therefore not included in the TKU November release for Tideway Foundation 7.2/7.3 and Atrium Discovery 8.0

Enhanced Software Instance Patterns

Vendor Product Enhancement SI Key Change Pattern Module
IBM Cognos ReportNet Additional versioning approach (file versioning) introduced N

IBM.CognosReportNet

IBM Tivoli Netcool/Webtop The module has been enhanced with an additional pattern to identify and version IBM Tivoli/Netcool product versions 2.1 and below. In addition to this, the IBMTivoliNetcoolWebtop22 pattern has had its pacakge versioning regular expression improved. N

IBM.Tivoli.NetcoolWebtop

Parallels Virtuozzo Containers Active versioning command on Linux changed to simplify the parsing of the output to obtain the version. In addition to this, the way the Virtuozzo Containers are modeled was changed based on some additional research done after the release of the original pattern. Finally, a pattern to link the container with the virtual host running within the container has been added to the module. Y

Parallels.VirtuozzoContainers

Bugs Fixed

The following bugs have been fixed in BMC Atrium Discovery Technology Knowledge Update 2009-Nov-1

Case No Defect No Details Pattern Module
N/A 12550 Setting of product version in StorageFoundationWindows pattern made consistent irrespective of how the version is obtained

Symantec.VERITAS.StorageFoundationWindows

N/A 12555 Microsoft Office Communications Server module re-organized so that the original one pattern broken out into 3 separate patterns. The original pattern tried to identify all components of this product whereas now separate patterns are used to achieve this

Microsoft.CommunicationsServer

N/A 12575 Additional version added to the full version to product version mapping table

Microsoft.SystemCenterDataProtectionManage

N/A 12578 Lotus Domino Server pattern was not showing additional attributes set on the SI in the UI. Pattern now fixed so that these attributes are displayed when the SI node is viewed

IBM.LotusNotes

N/A 12595, 12597 IBM WebSphere Business Modeler pattern could continue to execute even if it hadn't confirmed that the product is installed (12595). Additionally, the pattern could attempt to obtain license information even if it could not construct the full path required to obtain this information. Both of these issues are now resolved.

IBM.WebSphere.BusinessModeler

N/A 12596 IBM InfoSphere Replication Server pattern had an issue where The code that was meant to check whether the trigger process is owned by 'root' user on UNIX hosts (and stop if that is the case as these are child processes of the actual process of interest) had an issue which would lead to the pattern always stopping on Solaris hosts. This issue has now been resolved.

IBM.InfoSphereReplicationServer

22739 12604 Older versions of VERITAS Storage Foundation for Windows were not being recognized as the pattern did not check through a sufficient number of package names combinations (done to confirm presence) in the VERITAS Enterprise Administrator pattern (the trigger for creation of VERITAS Storage foundation for Windows SI). Additional package names have been added.

Symantec.VERITAS.EnterpriseAdministrator

19387 12631 A search query in the VMware Virtual Center Agent pattern that attempts to locate the managing Virtual Center Server was shown to be very inefficient in large virtualized estate. The pattern has been updated with a much more efficient search query.

VMware.VirtualCenter

N/A 12654 Lighttpd pattern had a superfluous space in the 'name' attribute of the created SI.

Lighttpd.Server

N/A 12657 SAP Application Server pattern had an incorrect regular expression where it was trying to extract profile directory information which meant that this secondary approach to obtaining profile directory information would always fail. The regular expression has now been fixed.

SAP.SAPR3

N/A 12661 In Symantec VERITAS Storage Foundation for Windows pattern, the Detail node containing license information had a large number of superfluous spaces in its 'name' attribute.

Symantec.VERITAS.StorageFoundationWindows

N/A 12683 BMC Control-M/Server pattern had an issue whereup it could exit with an ECAEngine error if installed versions file not obtained. The pattern now tests that the file is obtained before trying to manipulate the data.

BMC.CONTROLM

N/A 12690 In Symantec VERITAS Cluster Server pattern, if the code to remove Detail nodes containing license information was invoked, this could lead to an ECA Engine error. The way model.destroy() is called has now been corrected and issue resolved.

Symantec.VERITAS.ClusterServer

N/A 12690 In Oracle Transparent Gateways pattern, if the code to remove Detail nodes containing detailed Gateways information was invoked, this could lead to an ECA Engine error. The way model.destroy() is called has now been corrected and issue resolved.

Oracle.TransparentGateways

N/A 12725 Problem: Certain patterns can create SI key that is long (over 256 characters in length). Long SI keys create problems with export CMDBs. Pattern modules affected are: Autonomy IDOL, Flowerfire Sawmill, Red Hat JBoss Application Server, Microsoft Office Groove, Sybase SDK, IBM Tivoli Directory Integrator Solution: Patterns in these modules have been updated in such a way that the components of the SI key that are likely to be long have now been tranmuted using a hash function. NOTE: The patterns in these modules now have an updated SI key. Autonomy IDOL Flowerfire Sawmill Red Hat JBoss Application Server Microsoft Office Groove Sybase SDK IBM Tivoli Directory Integrator

Extended Data Pack

Product Lifecycle Patterns

You can use Tideway Foundation / BMC Atrium Discovery 8.x and 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
  • Identify operating systems and software that you may may be paying a premium maintenance subscription for
  • Identify operating systems and software that are no longer shipping so may increase costs and risks associated with variance

Operating System Product Lifecycle Patterns
TKU 2009-Nov-1 includes product life cycle patterns providing End Of Life, End Of Support and End Of Extended Support dates for:

  • 11 publishers
  • 17 operating systems
  • 177 operating system versions

Go to the OS Product Life Cycle Patterns - TKU 2009-Nov-1 page for a full list of products included in this release.

Software Product Lifecycle Patterns
This TKU includes product life cycle patterns providing End Of Life, End Of Support and End Of Extended Support dates for:

  • 33 publishers
  • 239 software products
  • 1,295 software product versions

Go to the Software Product Life Cycle Patterns - TKU 2009-Nov-1 page for a full list of products included in this release.

Hardware Reference Data
You can use Tideway Foundation 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 TKU includes hardware reference data providing Rack Size, Power Consumption, Heat Output and Maximum Memory capacity for:

  • 9 manufacturers
  • 401 server models
  • 1,166 server model configurations

Go to the Hardware Reference Data - TKU 2009-Nov-1 page for a full list of products included in this release.

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