BMC Atrium Discovery Technology Knowledge Update 2014-Dec-1 is a deliverable for BMC Atrium Discovery 9.0, 10.0 and 10.1 series.
A change to the way privileged execution configuration is handled in BMC Atrium Discovery
For a long time already, privilege command execution could be handled using the following methods:
In TKU December 2014 major steps have been taken to eliminate the possibility to manage privileged execution through pattern configuration. Further steps will be taken in 2015.
The December 2014 TKU includes changes to the CMDB Sync mapping (introduced in TKU Jul 2014)
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
ImpactDirectionattribute 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. 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.
TKU 2014-Dec-1 is released in three streams:
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
The release comprises components packaged as two entities:
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-2014-12-1.xls
|Oracle||Loader for Hadoop||Data Integration and Access Software||UNIX||Y||Y|
|IBM||Endpoint Manager||Change and Configuration Management Software||Windows, UNIX||Y||Y||IBM Endpoint Manager|
|BMC||CONTROL-M for Hadoop||Workload Scheduling and Automation Software||UNIX||Y||Y||BMC CONTROL-M for Hadoop|
|Apache||Chukwa||Advanced Analytics Software||UNIX||Y||Y||Apache Chukwa|
|Apache||Flume||Other System Software||UNIX||Y||Y|
|Oracle||Forms||Other Development and Deployment Software||Windows, UNIX||Y||Y||Oracle Forms|
|Oracle||SQL Connector for HDFS Software||Data Integration and Access Software||UNIX||Y||Y||Oracle SQL Connector for HDFS|
|RFE ref.||Product Page||Enhancement||SI Key Change|
|QM001865450 (Esc 065280)||Oracle WebLogic Server||Improved path versioning to retrieve the product version for BEA WebLogic Application Server SIs.||N|
|QM001865923 (Esc 064904, |
|Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise -- Old||Modified regex to extract installation root containing /sybase from -e option in args||N|
|QM001861696 (Esc 065914)||Oracle Coherence||Improved coherence home extraction.||N|
|QM001864243 (Esc 066950)||Microsoft Dynamics CRM||Added alternative configdb registry key to obtain database information.||N|
|QM001866884||IBM DB2 RDBMS|
The pattern now obtains protocols information from active versioning.
|QM001866145||Microsoft Exchange Server|
Added support for situation where powershell command returns details of multiple DAGs.
|QM001865820||IBM DB2 RDBMS||The pattern has been enhanced to retrieve extra information from active versioning.||N|
The pattern was updated with:
|QM001865781||Fulfilled request to add Hardware Reference Data to the listed hardware.||N|
The pattern now supports "kcmodule -a" (introduced HP-UX 11i v2) as alternative to the obsolete "kmadmin -s".
|Oracle WebLogic Server||Improved path versioning.||N|
|Esc 066552||IBM Tivoli Netcool-Impact|
Updated trigger process to support modern versions. An attempt is now made to initially retrieve Impact installation home from NCHOME environment variable.
The pattern was improved to handle the following situation: "User doesn't have enough privilege to perform the operation". Privileged execution of crs_stat -v is now performed where user doesn't have enough privilege to perform such operation.
|QM001864736 (Esc 065746)||BMC Patrol Agent||The pattern uses updated default UNIX path.||N|
|Idea 5537||Informatica PowerCenter|
The Informatica PowerCenter discovery has been enhanced. The SI key now contains information about domains.infra file used as a source.
The SI name now contains the information about domains.
Install root retrieval has been enhanced.
The pattern now builds communication relationships with the related processes.
The following defects have been fixed in BMC Atrium Discovery Technology Knowledge Update 2014-Nov-1
|Defect No||Details||Product Page|
Problem: The pattern fails when a resources candidate path begins with "." symbol.
Solution: Code fix.
|IBM WebSphere Application Server|
Problem: A conflict between the IBM Hardware and Oracle Clusterware patterns result in the following situation: IBM HostContainer is created and immediately deleted.
Solution: Code fix.
Problem: IBM Business Process Manager pattern needs to be updated to identify both process server and process center, as well as the correct versions.
Solution: Code fix.
|IBM Business Process Manager|