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

Release Compatibility

TKU 2013-Mar-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 March (TKU 2013-Mar-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 components packaged as two entities:

  • BMC Atrium Discovery Technology Knowledge Update
  • BMC Atrium Discovery Extended Data Pack, which is a separately licenseable product.
    • 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 8.3.00 - 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-2013-03-1.xls

In this Release

New Pattern Modules

Vendor Product Category Platforms Instances Versioning Product Page
BMC FootPrints Asset Core Change and Configuration Management Software UNIX, Windows Y Y

BMC FootPrints Asset Core

IBM Cognos Mobile End-User Query, Reporting, and Analysis UNIX, Windows Y Y

IBM Cognos Mobile

Oracle Entitlements Server Security and Vulnerability Management Software UNIX, Windows Y Y

Oracle Entitlements Server

Enhanced Pattern Modules

RFE ref. Product Enhancement SI Key Change Product Page
QM001778245 Hardware Reference Data Hardware Reference Data added to our Extended Data Pack based on customer feedback N/A

BMC Atrium Discovery EDP Hardware Reference Data

QM001778371 BMC Atrium CMDB BMC Atrium CMDB pattern module was enhanced through addition of a new pattern for BMC Atrium Integrator N

BMC Atrium CMDB

QM001780044 HP Business Availability Center Pattern enhanced with additional registry versioning approach and additional package regex to cover newer versions of the product. N

HP Business Availability Center

QM001782040 Hardware Reference Data Hardware Reference Data added to our Extended Data Pack based on customer feedback N/A

BMC Atrium Discovery EDP Hardware Reference Data

QM001783322 Microsoft Exchange Server Pattern module enhanced with an additional pattern to codel Microsoft Exchange Clusters using a 2nd order SI N

Microsoft Exchange Server

QM001783410 Microsoft System Center Operations Manager Pattern updated with an improved algorithm for creation of relationship between Microsoft System Center Operations Manager SI and its related Microsoft SQL Server SI N

Microsoft System Center Operations Manager

QM001783449 OS Support Details Support lifecycle information added for Microsoft Windows Server 2012 and Microsoft Windows 8 N

BMC Atrium Discovery EDP OS Product Support Details

QM001783491 Oracle Database Server Oracle RDBMS extended database discovery pattern updated to introduce a limiting mechanism for schema and tablespace retrieval to prevent Atrium Discovery running out of resources when discovering Oracle RDBMS installations with large number of schemas. Schema retreival limit is user defined. Alternatively, users can also configure a global option to stop retrieval of Oracle schema information. Retrieval of tablespace information is governed by a global option to either allow or stop retrieval of this data N/A

Oracle Database Server

QM001784245 Oracle Database Server Pattern updated with an improvements to the code to determine edition information N

Oracle Database Server

QM001784257 OS Support Details Pattern that generates OS Support details for SUSE Linux updated to cater for minor changes in the OS classifier behaviour in Atrium Discovery 9.0 and later N

BMC Atrium Discovery EDP OS Product Support Details

QM001785028 IBM Tivoli Storage Manager IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Client pattern enhanced through addition of more trigger processes to improve rate of detection of this product component N

IBM Tivoli Storage Manager

#US154660 IBM Content Manager OnDemand Pattern enhancement to improve product versioning, the SI model created, as well as adding code to create a communication relationship to the related database server SI Y

IBM Content Manager OnDemand

#US158995 Multiple patterns Trigger conditions in certain patterns made slightly more efficient N

Apache HTTPD-based Webservers
BMC Remedy AR System
Oracle Service Oriented Architecture

#US160688 BMC Atrium Orchestrator Patterns now set product_version to 3 digits which is more accurate for this product N

BMC Atrium Orchestrator

#TKU-1779 Oracle Identity Analytics Pattern update - SI 'name' attribute now include instance name to improve the SI model created N

Oracle Identity Analytics

Defects Resolved

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

Case No Defect No Details Product Page
ISS04067809 QM001778938 Problem: FLEXnet Software Instance key is incorrect leading to multiple SIs merging into one and not all relevant license file Detail nodes being linked to the resultant SI Solution: Code fix. SI key (and therefore model) creation code updated to handle multiple invocations of FLEXnet Publisher that are managing different vendor daemons but running from the same installation location

Flexera FLEXnet Publisher

ISS04089152 QM001782746 Problem: VMware pattern does not create a relationship between the VM Software Instances and the virtual hosts if these virtual hosts are running Solaris OS due to the serial number format being different to that expected Solution: Code fix.

VMware Virtual Machine software

ISS04090587 QM001783168 Problem: The version for the IBM WebSphere Application Server cannot be discovered on some Windows hosts Solution: Code fix. File versioning method improved

IBM WebSphere Application Server

ISS04087194 QM001784141 Problem: BMC BladeLogic Server Automation Application Server pattern will in cases where the installation path contains spaces fail to create an SI due to incorrect parsing of the installation path Solution: Code fix.

BMC BladeLogic Server Automation Suite

ISS04067958 QM001784636 Problem: Hardware Reference Data for HP Proliant DL380p Gen 8 is incorrect Solution: HRD updated with correct values

BMC Atrium Discovery EDP Hardware Reference Data

ISS04092734 QM001785154 Problem: Solaris LDOM pattern does not correctly remove relationships between Control and Guest domains, if the Guest domain moves to another host - relationship now exists to two Control domains Solution: Code fix. Solaris LDOM pattern updated with code that manages better Control - Guest domain relationship maintenance

Solaris Logical Domains

- #TKU-1783 Pattern updated to no longer create an explicit dependency relationship between IBM InfoSphere Warehouse SI and IBM WebSphere Application Server SI as the relationship is implicit, and the pattern cannot always determine which WebSphere App Server instance the relationship should be attached to (there can be more than one WebSphere Application Server instances running from the same installation path, but only one is likely to have InfoSphere Warehouse running as an application within it)

IBM InfoSphere Warehouse

- #TKU-1785 Problem: The way the AirWatch Cloud Messaging Cluster is being modelled is incorrect as this is an application cluster for which the Atrium Discovery Cluster node cannot be used in the current data model Solution: Code fix. AirWatch Cloud Messaging Cluster is now modelled as a 2nd order SI which represents the application cluster

AirWatch Mobile Device Management

- #TKU-1787 Embarcadero Change Manager pattern updated, making the code that attempts to obtain installation path more flexible

Embarcadero Change Manager

- #TKU-1788 Problem: Oracle Database Server pattern can in certain cases incorrectly populate the 'listen_tcp_sockets' attribute which can lead to extended database discovery failing Solution: Code fix. Parsing of listening IP/port information improved.

Oracle Database Server

- #TKU-1797 Problem: IBM InfoSphere Guardium Data Redaction Server pattern can in certain cases exit with an ECA Engine error Solution: Code fix.

IBM InfoSphere Guardium Data Redaction

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