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BMC Atrium Discovery Technology Knowledge Update 2014-Aug-1 is a deliverable for BMC Atrium Discovery 8.3, 9.0 and 10.0 series.

The August 2014 TKU includes changes to the CMDB Sync mapping (introduced between TKU Mar 2014 and TKU Jul 2014)

  • When you synchronize with the CMDB the first time, the BMC_ComputerSystem CIs mapped from partition Host nodes are updated and their PartitionIds are set.
  • When you synchronize with the CMDB the first time, the BMC_ComputerSystem CIs mapped from Cisco Nexus NetworkDevice nodes are updated and their PartitionIds are set (data only discovered with ADDM 9.0 SP3).
  • You can enable BMC Atrium Discovery to set the impact attributes directly, rather than relying on Atrium CMDB’s impact normalization rules. Relationships in Atrium CMDB are marked as being “impactful” by setting the HasImpact attribute to Yes and the ImpactDirection attribute to a suitable value. This new data model will become the default in future releases of BMC Atrium Discovery. To enable HasImpact population and the new data model:

    • In Atrium CMDB, in the Normalization Console Configuration Editor, disable Impact Normalization for the ADDM dataset.

    • On the BMC Atrium Discovery command line, run the following command: tw_options CMDB_SYNC_DATAMODEL=6 (it prompts for the "system" ADDM user password). Finally, restart tideway services for the change to be taken into account.

  •   You can start using simple static application modeling.
    BMC Atrium Discovery enables you define dynamic automatically-updating application models, using Collaborative Application Mapping and related features. That leads to robust comprehensive application models, but it does require time to investigate the application and define a suitable set of patterns. In some circumstances it is useful simply to manually group some hosts or software instances together to create a “static” application model. Such models are of course not automatically updated, but they are extremely quick and easy to define.
    To define a static application model, add Hosts or SoftwareInstances to a group in BMC Atrium Discovery, and give the group a name that starts with “StaticApp:”, in exactly that form. Do not use sub-groups. That causes the creation of a BMC_Application CI in Atrium CMDB, named after the group. For example, a group named “StaticApp: Example Application” results in a BMC_Application CI with name “Example Application”.

Changes to Oracle Database modeling

  • To support multitenancy introduced in Oracle 12c, the changes to modeling Database Details has been introduced: all the Database Details, like Schemas and Tables, are now linked to the logical databases instead of the Database Software Instance. For versions earlier that Oracle 12c, and for the root database in Oracle 12c and later, the Database Details are also linked to the Software Instance.

  • The old model, where the Database Details are only linked directly to the Software Instances, is outdated.

Release Compatibility

TKU 2014-Aug-1 is released in three streams:

  • Release compatible with BMC Atrium Discovery 8.3 series
  • Release compatible with BMC Atrium Discovery 9.0 series
  • Release compatible with BMC Atrium Discovery 10.0 series

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 Extended Data Pack, which is a separately licensable 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 series - Installation and upgrade instructions are provided here
  • Atrium Discovery 9.0 series - Installation and upgrade instructions are provided here
  • Atrium Discovery 10.0 series - 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-2014-08-1.xls

New Pattern Modules

VendorProductCategoryPlatformsInstancesVersioningProduct Page
MicrosoftActive Directory Domain ServicesData Integration and Access SoftwareWindowsYY

Microsoft Active Directory Domain Services

MicrosoftDNS ServerData Integration and Access SoftwareWindowsYY

Microsoft DNS Server

OracleCloud File SystemFile System SoftwareUNIXYY

Oracle Cloud File System

OracleTraffic DirectorNetwork Management SoftwareUNIXYY

Oracle Traffic Director

BMCFootPrints Service CoreProblem Management SoftwareWindows, UNIXYY

BMC FootPrints Service Core

BMCRelease Process ManagementApplication Deployment SoftwareWindows, UNIXYY

BMC Release Process Management

TeradataDatabaseRelational Database Management SystemsUNIXYY

Teradata Database

IBMIBM WebSphere MQ ClusterApplication Server Software PlatformsWindows, UNIXYY

IBM WebSphere MQ Cluster

Enhanced Pattern Modules

RFE ref.Product PageEnhancementSI Key Change
QM001855629 (Esc 060452)

Microsoft SQL Server - Database Detail Pattern

The pattern was updated with alternative method of handling database sizes to correctly identify all possible values.N
Esc 060929

MSSQLServerVersionTables for Microsoft SQL Server

The MSSQLServerVersionTables pattern was updated to cover more version pairs in the Microsoft SQL Server Version Tables.N
QM001853783

IBM Lotus Connections

The pattern was updated to support alternative possible registry.xml file location.N
QM001853705

Oracle RDBMS - Database Detail Pattern

The pattern has been improved to correctly perform Oracle 8i extended discovery.N
QM001851914

IBM WebSphere Application Server

The pattern has been improved to correctly create relationships between IBM WebSphere Application Server Deployment Manager and Cells with the same name.N
QM001850237

Oracle Business Activity Monitoring

The Oracle Business Activity Monitoring pattern was updated with a new triggering condition.  From now on Oracle Business Activity Monitoring triggers on the java process with "-Dbam.oracle.home" argument to handle the situation when Oracle Business Activity Monitoring is installed without Oracle Service Oriented Architecture.N
QM001850235

Oracle Enterprise Manager

The Oracle Enterprise Manager pattern trigger was updated to match java process with oracle.sysman.gcagent.tmmain.TMMain parameter.N
TKU-2222

IBM Maximo Asset Management

Improved trigger for IBM Maximo Asset Management.N
QM001850069

Oracle MySQL Server

Improved identification of Oracle MySQL Server process.N
TKU-2317

IBM Document Manager

Improved Software Instance type to correctly report the product name for versions before 8.5 (IBM DB2 Document Manager). Y
TKU-2355

AirWatch Mobile Email Management
Borland SilkMeter
Borland StarTeam
CA Wily Introscope
Flowerfire Sawmill
HSQL Development Group HyperSQL
Oracle Directory Server
SAS Server
TIBCO Rendezvous
IBM WebSphere Portal Server
Oracle Entitlements Server
Oracle WebCenter Content Server
Apache HTTPD-based Webservers - Extended Discovery Pattern
PostgreSQL RDBMS
SAP TREX
Sybase Replication Server
BMC Atrium Discovery and Dependency Mapping

Some patterns were updated to model additional attributes for the Software Instance (short_name (TKU-2353), listening_ports (TKU-2355)).N
TKU-2297

HSQL Development Group HyperSQL, SAP MaxDB

HSQL Development Group HyperSQL and SAP MaxDB pattern were updated to model additional logical_database_type attribute for the Database Details.N
-

IBM WebSphere MQ

The pattern was updated to support new product versions, and now includes new attributes (listening_ports and expected_ports) and additional attributes (install_root and member_of_clusters). The queue_manager attribute was substituted with the instance attribute.N
-

IBM WebSphere MQ - Extended Discovery

The pattern was updated to model channels and queues in IBM WebSphere MQ.N
-

Oracle Database Installed Options

The pattern was updated to identify Oracle Database Vault, Oracle Label Security, Advanced Analytics, Advanced Compression, and Active Data Guard options.N
TKU-2344

HP Business Process Monitor

The pattern was updated to correctly retrieve the service pack and patch version.N
TKU-2331

Microsoft Lync Server

The Microsoft Lync Server pattern was updated to model an instance attribute for Microsoft Lync Server SoftwareComponent.N
TKU-2242

BMC BladeLogic Server Automation Suite

The BMC BladeLogic Server Automation Suite pattern was updated to model the BMC BladeLogic Server Automation TFTP Server.N

Defects Resolved

The following defects have been fixed in BMC Atrium Discovery Technology Knowledge Update 2014-Aug-1

Defect NoDetailsProduct Page
QM001853395Problem: SAP Business Suite Software Components are not linked to Software Instance. Solution: Code fix.

SAP Business Suite

QM001853848Problem: The Oracle Database Installed Options pattern execution generates ECA error. Solution: Code fix.

Oracle Database Installed Options

QM001854563Problem: Model for HBA cards not sycned to BMC_NetworkPort class in CMDB Solution: Code fix.

CDM Mapping for Host

QM001855277Problem: The Microsoft Internet Information Services - Extended Discovery pattern execution generates ECA error. Solution: Code fix.

Microsoft Internet Information Services - Extended Discovery

QM001855506Problem: IBM WebSphere Application Server Node Agent creates invalid relationships. Solution: Code fix.

IBM WebSphere Application Server

QM001855657, QM001822936Problem: The install root retrieved by Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise pattern is sometimes incomplete, which results in a failure extracting database details from the log file. Solution: Code fix.

Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise

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  1. Unknown User (petrus.johansson@ikea.com)

    There seems to be a permission error on the Configipedia link to Active Directory Domain Services. Can someone please fix this?

    1. Thank you, this is fixed now.