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BMC Atrium Discovery Technology Knowledge Update 2013-Jan-1 is a deliverable for BMC Atrium Discovery 8.3 and 9.0 series.

Release Compatibility

TKU 2013-Jan-1 is released in two streams:

  • Release compatible with BMC Atrium Discovery 8.3 series
  • Release compatible with BMC Atrium Discovery 9.0 series

Note

TKU January (TKU 2013-Jan-1) is not compatible with nor supported on versions of BMC Atrium Discovery before v8.3.00

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
  • 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 January In The Spotlight Page

Installation and Upgrade

  • Atrium Discovery 8.3.00 - Installation and upgrade instructions are provided here
  • Atrium Discovery 9.0.00 - 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-2013-01-1.xls

In this Release

New Pattern Modules

Vendor Product Category Platforms Instances Versioning Product Page
IBM Cognos Controller Data Integration and Access Software Windows Y Y

IBM Cognos Controller

IBM Informix Data Director for Web Development Languages, Environments, and Tools Windows Y Y

IBM Informix Data Director for Web

IBM InfoSphere Guardium Data Redaction Secure Content and Threat Management Windows Y Y

IBM InfoSphere Guardium Data Redaction

IBM Sterling Secure Proxy Secure Content and Threat Management UNIX, Windows Y Y

IBM Sterling Secure Proxy

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer End-User Query, Reporting, and Analysis Windows Y Y

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer

Oracle Data Integrator Data Integration and Access Software UNIX, Windows Y Y

Oracle Data Integrator

Oracle GoldenGate Data Integration and Access Software UNIX Y Y

Oracle GoldenGate

Oracle GoldenGate Veridata End-User Query, Reporting and Analysis UNIX, Windows Y Y

Oracle GoldenGate Veridata

Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler Database Development and Management Tools UNIX, Windows Y Y

Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler

Enhanced Pattern Modules

RFE ref. Product Enhancement SI Key Change Product Page
QM001775148 Symantec Critical System Protection Pattern enhanced through addition of a file versioning method to improve versioning on UNIX platforms N

Symantec Critical System Protection

#TKU-1711 Embarcadero Change Manager Pattern enhanced through addition of path versioning method N

Embarcadero Change Manager

#TKU-1735 Oracle Enterprise Manager Pattern updated with code to normalize versions obtained using path versioning N

Oracle Enterprise Manager

#TKU-1753 IBM Cognos PowerPlay Patterns in the module updated to set the product_version for this product to 3 levels as the support dates for the product are based on this level of detail N

IBM Cognos PowerPlay

- Informatica PowerCenter Patterns in the module updated with further improvements to path versioning based on customer feedback N

Informatica PowerCenter

- Oracle Hyperion Financial Reporting Support for discovery of the product on the UNIX platforms added N

Oracle Hyperion Financial Reporting

- Oracle WebLogic Server Pattern trigger condition updated with an additional regular expression in order to improve the chance of identifying Oracle WebLogic Server (BEA WebLogic Application Server) in cases where the full process command-line could not be obtained due to OS imposed limits N

Oracle WebLogic Server

- Red Hat JBoss Portal Pattern updated to improve parsing of installation root from the trigger process command-line. Furthermore, creation of the SI key aligned with SI key for JBoss Application Server Y

Red Hat JBoss Portal

Defects Resolved

The following defects have been fixed in BMC Atrium Discovery Technology Knowledge Update 2013-Jan-1

Case No Defect No Details Product Page
ISS04058700 QM001775489

Problem: Oracle Siebel CRM Server Manager pattern is generating multiple SIs for what is logically a single instance

Solution: Code fix. SI model updated based on customer feedback and further research. SI key changed

Oracle Siebel CRM

ISS04057061 QM001775730 Problem: IBM WebSphere Message Broker pattern is not reporting correct version when multiple versions are found either via package or file versioning methods Solution: Code fix.

IBM WebSphere Message Broker

ISS03994141 QM001776751 Problem: Current JBoss Application Server pattern is failing to parse the installation root correctly leading to failure to obtain version information Solution: Pattern updated to correct the parsing of the installation path from the process command-line. Pattern further updated to correct publisher name in the SI type and SI key creation standardized.

Red Hat JBoss Application Server

ISS04065057 QM001777085 Problem: Sybase ASE Cluster Edition pattern can exit with an ECA engine after parsing the output of active versioning method Solution: Code fix.

Sybase ASE Cluster Edition

ISS04070089 QM001778074 Problem: Parsing of the path to the .vmx files by the VMware pattern can fail in certain circumstances Solution: Code fix.

VMware Virtual Machine software

ISS04072923 QM001778807 / #TKU-691 Problem: BMC Network Automation Server pattern (UNIX) can in certain circumstances create the BMC Network Automation SI on the scanned host even though the software is not present on that host Solution: Code fix. BMC Network Automation SI key updated at the same time to improve the model created.

BMC BladeLogic Network Automation

- #TKU-1738 Version method ordering in Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager pattern was updated to WMI, then file, then registry, then package as this is the order most likely to return an accurate version of the product

Symantec Endpoint Protection

- #TKU-1736 / #TKU-1743 Problem: Certain patterns call discovery.allProcesses() function passing an inferred (Host) node which will never return a result. Solution: Code fix.

Citrix Presentation Server (MetaFrame)
Citrix XenApp
HP Operations Manager
IBM CICS Transaction Gateway
Microsoft Speech Server

- #TKU-1740 IBM Red Brick Warehouse pattern updated to create either an instance based SI key or grouped SI key based on the data that was discovered.

IBM Red Brick Warehouse

- #TKU-1742 Problem: Apache Tomcat Application Server pattern can exit with an ECA engine error when Apache Tomcat is discovered on Windows hosts. Solution: Code fix - parsing of values obtained from Windows registry improved. Pattern further updated to try to obtain the installation path (CATALINA HOME) from the registry if this is not available from the trigger process.

Apache Tomcat

- #TKU-1749 Problem: A change to the Apache HTTPD-based Webservers pattern implemented in TKU December 2012 causes the pattern to no longer be able to obtain version information from installed packages, and furthermore the SI type of certain instances of Apache Web Server can change from Apache Webserver to a more generic Apache HTTPD-based Webserver Solution: Code fix.

Apache HTTPD-based Webservers

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