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

The July 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).
  • For synchronization with BMC Atrium CMDB version 7.6.03 and higher, you can enable ADDM 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 is recommended and 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-Jul-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-2014-07-1.xls

New Pattern Modules

VendorProductCategoryPlatformsInstancesVersioningProduct Page
AirWatchAirWatch Mobile Email ManagementSecurity and Vulnerability Management SoftwareWindowsYY

AirWatch Mobile Email Management

BMCBMC Capacity Optimization (BCO)Performance Management SoftwareUNIXYY

BMC Capacity Optimization

BMCBMC Cloud Lifecycle Management (CLM)Cloud ManagementWindows/UNIXYY

BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management

Enhanced Pattern Modules

RFE ref.Product PageEnhancementSI Key Change
TKU-2248

BMC BladeLogic Server Automation Suite

Management relationships are created from a BMC BladeLogic Server Automation Suite File Server software instance to the filesystem nodes it uses.N
QM001852280 (Esc 059057)

BMC BladeLogic Server Automation Suite

The versioning in RSCD Agent pattern has been improved to correctly discover the version of BMC BladeLogic Server Automation running on UBUNTU operation system.N
QM001822093 (Esc 059746)

IBM InfoSphere DataStage

The versioning has been improved to correctly identify installation root.N
TKU-2296

Entuity

To reflect the naming changes in the recent Entuity releases, the duplicate of 'Entuity' has been removed from SI's type and name attributes. SI key remained unchanged for instance-based SIs, but has been changed for grouped modern versions.N
QM001849980

Oracle Coherence

The versioning has been enhanced to correctly discover the Oracle Coherence v12.1.2.N
TKU-2301

BMC IT Service Management

BMC IT Service Management Suite SI is now linked to the BMC Remedy AR System SoftwareComponents instead of linking to the BMC Remedy AR System SI.N
TKU-2295

BMC Performance Assurance Console

BMC Performance Assurance Console v9.0, 9.0.01, 9.0.02, 9.0.03, 9.0.04, 9.0.05, 9.5, and 9.5.01 are now supported. Active versioning for UNIX was updated to address the changes in new version.N
TKU-2260

IBM Tivoli Composite Application Manager for Websphere and J2EE

  • IBM Tivoli Composite Application Manager for Websphere and J2EE pattern now also supports IBM Tivoli Composite Application Manager for Application Diagnostics v7.1. The Data Collector pattern now creates a link with the related application server SIs.
N
TKU-2228

IBM Tivoli License Compliance Manager

The IBM Tivoli License Compliance Manager pattern was enhanced with improved pattern triggering to support IBM WebSphere Application Server trigger update.N
TKU-2224

IBM Tivoli Usage And Accounting Manager

The IBM Tivoli Usage And Accounting Manager pattern was enhanced with improved pattern triggering to support IBM WebSphere Application Server trigger update.N
TKU-2237

CA Dataminder (formerly CA DPL)

CA DPL is renamed to CA Dataminder, according to the naming in the new versions.N
TKU-2318

CDM Mapping for NetworkDevice

Ability to synchronize BMC_LANEndpoint to BMC_IPEndpoint connectivity for NetworkDeviceN
QM001811868

Management Pack for Oracle GoldenGate

Support of the Oracle Management Pack for Oracle GoldenGate on UNIX platform has been added.N
 

BMC Analytics for BSM

Support of the BMC Analytics for BSM on UNIX platform has been added and the file versioning has been improved.N
QM001849603

Microsoft SharePoint

New client-server relationship is created between the Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services software instance and the Sharepoint Configuration Database software instance.N
Esc 059258

Microsoft Internet Information Services

The Microsoft Internet Information Services pattern has been enhanced to model the FTP Server running on the Microsoft IIS instance and the dependency relationship between them. The false positive check has been removed.N
QM001829931

J2EEInferredModel and RDBMS_Functions patterns are updated in perspective of Oracle RDBMS support

The J2EEInferredModel and RDBMS_Functions patterns were enhanced to support new·syntax of the JDBC connection. The SID and service name are now extracted correctly.N
QM001849547

IBM Business Process Manager

The triggering conditions were improved to discover IBM Business Process Manager v7.5.1 correctly (QM001849547).N
QM001822230

Oracle RDBMS - Database Detail Pattern

Enhanced OracleRDBMS_DBDetails pattern to support Oracle 12c Pluggable Databases (PDBs). PDBs are modelled as DatabaseDetails.N
QM001849557, QM001849559

AirWatch Mobile Email Management

AirWatch Mobile Email Management pattern now triggers on the AirWatch Mobile Email Management Exchange ActiveSync (EAS) Integration Service.”N
QM001823982

IBM Cognos Business Intelligence

Added support for IBM Cognos Business Intelligence Graphics Service and IBM Cognos Business Intelligence Metadata Service.N
QM001851192\\ QM001851191

BMC Atrium Discovery EDP Hardware Reference Data

Hardware Reference Data for certain IBM models added.N/A
QM001851190

BMC Atrium Discovery EDP Hardware Reference Data

Hardware Reference Data for certain Cisco models added.N/A
QM001851189

BMC Atrium Discovery EDP Hardware Reference Data

Hardware Reference Data for certain Oracle models added.N/A

Defects Resolved

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

Defect NoDetailsProduct Page
QM001850601Problem: Microsoft Exchange Server pattern does not handle special characters (brackets) correctly. For example, if a cluster name includes brackets and there is a cluster member with Microsoft Exchange Server running on it, scanning of this host fails. Solution: Code fix.

Microsoft Exchange Server

QM001850793Problem: Apache Extended Discovery patterns include files masked with a wildcard character in the filename which leads to incorrect pattern behavior. Solution: Code fix - the versioning has been improved to correctly identify installation root.

Apache HTTPD-based Webservers - Extended Discovery Pattern

QM001851127Problem: Incorrect naming is used for Oracle RAC SI located on single host. Solution: Code fix.

Oracle Real Application Clusters

QM001852135Problem: BMC Analytics for BSM generates ECA error. Solution: Code fix.

BMC Analytics for BSM

QM001852008Problem: The IBM InfoSphere DataStage pattern could not correctly extract install root in certain cases. Solution: Code fix - the versioning has been improved to correctly identify installation root.

IBM InfoSphere DataStage

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    Missing Configipedia link to BMC IT Service Management Suite pattern. Can someone please fix this?

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