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

The July 2013 TKU included a change to the CMDB Sync mapping. After installing the July TKU, when you synchronize with the CMDB first time, all BMC_Database, BMC_SoftwareServer, BMC_ApplicationSystem, and BMC_Cluster CIs are updated and their TokenIds are set.

Release Compatibility

TKU 2013-Sep-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 September (TKU 2013-Sep-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.

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-2013-09-1.xls

In this Release

New Pattern Modules

Vendor Product Category Platforms Instances Versioning Product Page
Entuity Entuity Network Management Software UNIX/Windows Y Y

Entuity Entuity

Revitas CARS Financial Accounting Applications UNIX Y Y

Revitas CARS

Enhanced Pattern Modules

RFE ref. Product Enhancement SI Key Change Product Page
QM001790255 Software Support Details Software Support Details for various products updated N/A

BMC Atrium Discovery EDP Software Product Support Details

QM001793136 SAP Business Suite SAP Business Suite pattern was enhanced by adding support for discovery of SAP systems using IBM DB2 database N

SAP Business Suite

QM001800106 Oracle Database Path versioning in Oracle Database Server and TNS Listener patterns significantly enhanced N

Oracle Database

QM001800629 Microsoft IIS Microsoft IIS extended discovery pattern updated with parsing improvement to deal with unencoded ampersand parameter within XML configuration files it parses N

Microsoft IIS

QM001800837 IBM WebSphere Application Server\\ \\ IBM WebSphere Portal Server\\ \\ IBM DB2 Alphablox\\ \\ IBM Tivoli License Compliance Manager The IBM WebSphere Application Server pattern (and patterns that also use the same process as their trigger) was enhanced with an alternative approach to obtaining server name, Cell name and Node name to cater for situations where trigger process arguments are truncated N

IBM WebSphere Application Server
IBM WebSphere Portal Server
IBM DB2 Alphablox
IBM Tivoli License Compliance Manager

QM001800918\\ QM001800929 EMC PowerPath EMC PowerPath Server (UNIX) pattern updated to add support for discovery of Invista ID (EMC vplex for virtualization of storage), as well as improving the trigger condition for discovery of the product on AIX platform N

EMC PowerPath

QM001801404 Oracle Data Integrator Oracle Data Integrator Runtime Agent pattern enhanced with an improved trigger N

Oracle Data Integrator

#TKU-1197 Borland Together

Borland Together SI key updated to improve the way the product is modeled

Y

Borland Together

#TKU-1828 Oracle VM Server for SPARC Oracle VM Server for SPARC pattern updated to set the correct SI type based on version of the software to enable correct mapping to entries in BMC Product Catalog. Y

Oracle VM Server for SPARC

#TKU-1839 Oracle Business Intelligence Patterns in the Oracle Business Intelligence module updated with code to perform full version to product (marketing) version mapping for known versions of this product. N

Oracle Business Intelligence

#TKU-1840 Oracle Database The function obtaining edition information further improved to make it simpler to obtain edition information if privilege elevation is required N

Oracle Database

#TKU-1847 HP Performance Agent HP Performance Agent pattern updated to set the correct SI type based on version of the software to enable correct mapping to entries in BMC Product Catalog. N

HP Performance Agent

#TKU-1849 Oracle WebCenter Content Server / Oracle WebCenter Content Document Management Patterns in the Oracle WebCenter Content Server (formerly Oracle UCM Content Server) and Oracle WebCenter Content Document Management (formerly Oracle UCM Document Management) modules updated with code to perform full version to product (marketing) version mapping for known versions of this product as well as to set the correct SI type based on version of the software to enable correct mapping to entries in BMC Product Catalog. Y

Oracle WebCenter Content Server
Oracle WebCenter Content Document Management

#TKU-1911 Common Functions A number of functions shared by various patterns have been updated (or added) to improve searching for related SIs and also related database SIs. N/A

AirWatch Mobile Device Management
BMC Atrium Discovery and Dependency Mapping
BMC BladeLogic Server Automation Suite
BMC FootPrints Asset Core
IBM Cognos Upfront
IBM FileNet Remote Capture Services
IBM WebSphere InterChange Server
Oracle E-Business Suite
Oracle GoldenGate Veridata
Microsoft IIS
Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services

#TKU-1936 Oracle Solaris Cluster Oracle Solaris Cluster pattern updated to set the correct SI type based on version of the software to enable correct mapping to entries in BMC Product Catalog. Y

Oracle Solaris Cluster

#TKU-1952 IBM PureEdge Webform Server Pattern updated with additional trigger condition and improvement in package versioning N

IBM PureEdge Webform Server

US160365 Oracle Internet Directory Oracle Internet Directory server pattern updated with additional active versioning approach to identify newer versions of the product as well as with improved parsing of port information and mapping of versions discovered to market version N

Oracle Internet Directory

US173353 BMC Remedy AR System BMC Remedy AR Server pattern updated with improved code to create relationship to back end Oracle Database N

BMC Remedy AR System

Defects Resolved

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

Case No Defect No Details Product Page
ISS04162758 QM001796962 Problem: Apache HTTPD-based Webservers Extended Discovery pattern fails to discover websites under certain circumstances due to either path to the configuration files not being parsed correctly, or because alias information is not parsed correctly Solution: Code fix. Pattern updated with improved parsing of configuration location and configuration file.

Apache HTTPD-based Webservers - Extended Discovery Pattern

ISS04170322 QM001799668 Problem: Oracle Database Server pattern fails to obtain the full version of discovered instances of Oracle 7 Solution: Code fix. Version mappings for known releases of Oracle 7 updated

Oracle Database

ISS04169178 QM001800707 Problem: A process running as part of Entuity Entuity product can incorrectly trigger IBM Tivoli Storage Manager for ERP pattern leading to it creating a Software Instance in error Solution: Pattern updated with code to check for false positives.

IBM Tivoli Storage Manager for ERP

ISS04158948 QM001801109

Problem: Software AG webMethods Integration Server pattern can fail to obtain version information due to inability to correctly obtain the install location for the software.

Solution: Pattern code to obtain install location improved. This has also lead to an update to the SI key being created by the pattern.

Software AG webMethods Integration Server

ISS04162303 QM001801264

Problem: Under certain circumstances, multiple Oracle TNS Listener instances belonging to different installations are being merged into a single SI

Solution: Code fix. Oracle TNS Listener SI key has been updated to allow for the instances to be uniquely identified.

Oracle Database

ISS04158948 QM001801291 Software AG webMethods Integration Server pattern updated to improve the trigger condition in order to prevent false positives.

Software AG webMethods Integration Server

ISS04181073 QM001801601 Problem: ADDM incorrectly creates an IBM Lotus Domino Document Manager SI on all Unix servers where it has identified IBM Lotus Notes Domino Server Solution: Code fix. Criteria for creation of the IBM Lotus Domino Document Manager SI revised

IBM Lotus Domino Document Manager

ISS04182526 QM001801696 Problem: Pattern performing extended Apache Tomcat discovery can exit with an ECA engine error while parsing log files containing unexpected time format. Solution: Code fix. Parsing of log files improved further

Apache Tomcat

ISS04120473 QM001802340 Package versioning approach in HP Systems Insight Manager pattern updated based on customer feedback

HP Systems Insight Manager

- #TKU-1805 Problem: Code in the IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Server pattern incorrectly parses license serial number it retrieves. Solution: Code fix. Regular expression to parse the serial number improved.

IBM Tivoli Storage Manager

- #TKU-1923

Problem: In certain deployment scenarios, discovered IBM Lotus Domino Server SI key is not unique enough leading to merging of multiple SIs

Solution: Code fix. Algorithm to set the SI key updated based on SME feedback

IBM Notes and Domino

- #TKU-1924 Problem: The format in which the version for VMware vCenter Agent is set does not follow best practice, making it inconsistent. Solution: Code fix. Format the version is set has been amended.

VMware vCenter Server

- #TKU-1934 Problem: IBM Informix Dynamic Server pattern does not set the product version (marketing version) to the required level of detail Solution: Code fix.

IBM Informix Dynamic Server

- #TKU-1937 Problem: Product version (marketing version) may not always be set in the Oracle Database Express pattern. Solution: Code fix.

Oracle Database

- #TKU-1945 Problem: Oracle VM Server Agent pattern can fail to correctly extract version information when using path versioning approach. Solution: Code fix

Oracle VM

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