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BMC Atrium Discovery Technology Knowledge Update 2012-Mar-1 is a deliverable for BMC Atrium Discovery 8.2 and 8.3 series.

Release Compatibility

TKU 2012-Mar-1 is released in two streams:

  • Release compatible with BMC Atrium Discovery 8.2 series
  • Release compatible with BMC Atrium Discovery 8.3 series

Note

TKU March (TKU 2012-Mar-1) is not compatible with nor supported on versions of BMC Atrium Discovery before v8.2.0

Download

Customers can access this TKU release from the BMC Electronic Product Distribution Website. If you are 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

Contents

The release comprises of components packaged as two licensable entities:

  • BMC Atrium Discovery Technology Knowledge Update
    • Core - Patterns that model various software products
    • Deep Database discovery - Patterns that extend some of the core database patterns to obtain additional detailed information about certain databases
    • Deep J2EE discovery - Patterns that obtain detailed information about certain application servers
    • Network Device Integration Module with associated Network Device definition files (compatible with Atrium Discovery 8.2.01 and above) and Printer definition files (compatible with Atrium Discovery 8.3 and above)
    • System - Patterns that detect configuration issues and populate Discovery Conditions as well as patterns used by the CMDB sync system
  • 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 March In The Spotlight Page

Installation and Upgrade

  • Atrium Discovery 8.2.00 - Installation and upgrade instructions are provided here
  • Atrium Discovery 8.2.01 and later - Installation and upgrade instructions are provided here
  • Atrium Discovery 8.3.00 - Installation and upgrade instructions are provided here

A matrix covering ALL commands executed and ALL files retrieved by the patterns is available to our customers from the BMC Electronic Product Distribution Website. The filename is TKU_Command_File_Matrix-2012-03-1.xls

Note

This TKU release takes longer to activate on Atrium Discovery 8.3.x than previous releases. We are working on improving the activation time to equal or below that of TKU February in our TKU April release. Actual pattern performance is not correlated to the length of package activation time.

In this Release

New Pattern Modules

Vendor Product Category Platforms Instances Versioning Product Page
Ab Initio Enterprise Meta Environment Data, Access, Analysis, and Delivery Software UNIX Y Y

Ab Initio Enterprise Meta Environment

Microsoft Lightweight Directory Services File System Software Windows Y Y

Microsoft Lightweight Directory Services

Oracle Active Data Guard Clustering and Availability Software UNIX Y Y

Oracle Data Guard

Oracle Service Oriented Architecture Suite Application Deployment Adapters / Connectors UNIX, Windows Y Y

Oracle Service Oriented Architecture

Progress Software ObjectStore Nonrelational Database Management Systems Windows Y Y

Progress ObjectStore

Enhanced Pattern Modules

{
RFE ref. Product Enhancement SI Key Change Product Page
QM001720327 Apache HTTPD-based Webservers

Pattern enhanced in a number of areas:

  • Publisher parsing optimized
  • Private roor directory for domains is extracted if specified in the command-line arguments
  • Secondary active versioning approach is updated to support configuration file path extraction
  • Improved SI key creation to ensure distinct Web Server instances are identified
  • Web sites are now modeled as SoftwareComponent nodes linked to the SI node
Y

Apache HTTPD-based Webservers

QM001725982 Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services pattern enhanced to discover and model the relationship between the SharePoint Services and the related Database Server SI N

Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services

QM001735349 Oracle Coherence Oracle Coherence pattern updated with enhancement to the path versioning method regular expression parsing to handle more customer environments N

Oracle Coherence

QM001737089 OS Support Details Support lifecycle information updated for VMware ESXi and Oracle (Sun) Solaris N

OS Product Life Cycle Patterns - Extended Data Pack 2012-Mar-1

QM001739427 SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence

SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence pattern enhanced through addition of new versioning methods:

  • WMI on Windows
  • File versioning (UNIX)
  • Package versioning (UNIX and Windows)
    and through updates to path versioning method
N

SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence

QM001739902 Oracle RDBMS Oracle RDBMS pattern (UNIX) enhanced to improve extraction of edition information from a config file, handling scenarios where edition has changed over time N

Oracle RDBMS

QM001739918 BMC Performance Manager Portal BMC Performance Manager Portal RTServer pattern enhanced to support discovery of the product running on 64-bit Windows platform N

BMC Performance Manager Portal

QM001740729 Ab Initio Co-Operating System Pattern updated with path versioning method in cases where the trigger process was started from actual installation location and not a symbolic link N

Ab Initio Co-Operating System

QM001741919 Microsoft Exchange Server Microsoft Exchange Server pattern updated with improved registry versioning approach for Exchange Server 2010 and 2010 SP1 N

Microsoft Exchange Server

QM001743559 Red Hat KVM KVM Pattern updated to continue execution even if the package related to the product is not found on the host, relying on the trigger process for evidence of the product N

Red Hat KVM

QM001745392 Oracle (BEA) WebLogic Application Server WebLogic Application Server core and extended J2EE patterns have been enhanced to further improve deep discovery of WebLogic Application Server via configuration file parsing, adding support for extended J2EE discovery using configuration file parsing on v8.x of the product Y

BEA WebLogic Application Server

QM001746254 CA AutoSys Workload Automation CA AutoSys Workload Automation Server pattern has been enhanced with addition of active versioning method. The CA AutoSys Workload Automation Remote Agent pattern was updated with an improved regular expression to parse the output of the active versioning command N

CA AutoSys Workload Automation

#15334 IBM InfoSphere Warehouse Pattern updated with an improved way to model the product N

IBM InfoSphere Warehouse

#15790 Symantec Backup Exec Pattern module ehnanced with an updated version mapping table to add support for versions, 2010, 2010 R2 and 2010 R3 N

Symantec Backup Exec

#15805 IBM WebSphere Application Server IBM WebSphere Application Sever pattern updated to populate the install_root attribute only if it contains the fully qualified path as this will decrease the number times patterns that rely on this data are triggered and then stop when they determine that the path is not absolute and therefore cannot be used N

IBM WebSphere Application Server

- CA SiteMinder CA SiteMinder Policy Server and Policy Agent patterns enhanced through improved package versioning (Windows) and added support for obtaining service pack (Policy Server) / build (Policy Agent) information in the file versioning approach. Y

CA SiteMinder

- HP OpenView Performance Manager (OVPM) HP OpenView Performance Manager pattern updated with an additional active versioning method N

HP Performance Manager

- IBM Informix Dynamic Server IBM Informix Dynamic Server pattern enhanced with improved package versioning method. Furthermore, the pattern enables to user to configure whether active versioning should be attempted using privilege escalation (UNIX). Finally, identification of IBM Informix Extended Parallel Server is also introduced. Y

IBM Informix Dynamic Server

Defects Resolved

The following defects have been fixed in BMC Atrium Discovery Technology Knowledge Update 2012-Mar-1

Case No Defect No Details Product Page
ISS03896271 QM001737814 Red Hat JBoss Application Server trigger (UNIX/Linux) was updated to handle a scenario where the trigger process Java binary is concatenated with the name of the application server

Red Hat JBoss Application Server

ISS03906253 \\ISS03911698 QM001739555 Problem: WebLogic Application Server pattern can create a Software Instance with an implicit SI key because the installation path (bea_home) of certain instances of WebLogic Application Server has not been determined, even though the serve name has. This leads to an SI for which the 'name' and 'server_name' attribute can keep changing on each scan Solution: WebLogic Application Server patterns (UNIX/Linux and Windows) updated with a better algorithm to set the SI key.

BEA WebLogic Application Server

ISS03903926 QM001739612 Problem: The file versioning method in the Sybase ASE pattern can set an incorrect version if the product has been upgraded but the log file that is parsed to obtain the version has not been re-created Solution: Parsing of the logfile improved to take into account this scenario and set the version based on the highest found in the log file

Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise

ISS03905559 QM001739621 Problem: Regular expression used to parse the package version can fail to obtain the version information Solution: Patterns in the module updated with an improved regular expression. Additional package added to the list of packages used for package versioning

HP Data Protector

ISS03910204 QM001740580 Problem: IBM License Metric Tool Server pattern can incorrectly create an SI even when the product is not present due to a fault in the algorithm used to determine presence of the software Solution: Code fix. Algorithm determining the presence of the software improved

IBM License Metric Tool

ISS03911957 QM001741153 Problem: CA Wily Introscope Agent pattern uses an incorrect regular expression when attempting to parse the file to obtain the version of the product Solution: Pattern updated with an improved regular expression for parsing the file used to obtain the product version

CA Wily Introscope

ISS03910799 QM001741253 Problem: IBM Rational RequisitePro pattern can incorrectly create an SI even when the product is not present due to a fault in the algorithm used to determine presence of the software Solution: Code fix. Algorithm determining the presence of the software improved

IBM Rational RequisitePro

ISS03908530 QM001741274 Problem: BEA Tuxedo Bulletin Board Listener pattern uses a regular expression that is too strict when attempting to extract the location of the file containing version information Solution: Code fix. Pattern updated with an improved regular expression.

BEA Tuxedo

ISS03917774 QM001743920 Problem: Microsoft IIS Web Server patterns can fail to parse the location of the SystemRoot variable which is needed to obtain the location of the MetaBase.xml configuration file Solution: Code fix. Regular expression used to parse the location of the SystemRoot variable improved

Microsoft Internet Information Services

ISS03922223 QM001746015 Option mapping table in Symantec VERITAS NetBackup pattern has been updated with a fix to correct mapping for Symantec VERITAS NetBackup PureDisk Option

Symantec VERITAS NetBackup

ISS03896866 QM001747658 Problem: Microsoft SQL Server extended discovery pattern fails to extract full database name when attempting to do so via file discovery if the database file names contain a '$' character Solution: Code fix. Parsing of the file names improved

Microsoft SQL Server - Extended Database Discovery

ISS03882036 Problem: Microsoft SQL Server extended discovery pattern fails to obtain the list of databases when attempting to do so via WMI queries in case of named SQL Server instances Solution: Pattern updated with additional WMI queries to take into account named SQL Server instances

Microsoft SQL Server - Extended Database Discovery

ISS03893644 Problem: Microsoft SQL Server extended discovery pattern can exit with an ECA Engine error if the user has configured it to obtain the database size information and these queries fail Solution: Code fix.

Microsoft SQL Server - Extended Database Discovery

- #15308 Microsoft Connected Services Framework pattern updated with improved code to link the SI to the related Database Server SI

Microsoft Connected Services Framework

- #15309 Sybase Mirror Replication Agent pattern updated with improved code to link the SI to the related Database Server SI

Sybase Mirror Activator

- #15789 BMC BladeLogic Client Automation Tuner Service pattern updated to ensure that it attempts to obtain the file that contains configuration information only if the full path to the file has been determined

BMC BladeLogic Client Automation

- #15791 BMC BladeLogic Server Automation Application Server pattern updated to ensure that it attempts to run a command to obtain configuration information only if the full installation path has been determined

BMC BladeLogic Server Automation Suite

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