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BMC Atrium Discovery Technology Knowledge Update 2014-Nov-1 is a deliverable for BMC Atrium Discovery 8.3, 9.0, 10.0 and 10.1 series.

The November 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.

Release Compatibility

TKU 2014-Nov-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
  • Release compatible with BMC Atrium Discovery 10.1 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

  • Atrium Discovery 10.1 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-2014-11-1.xls

New Pattern Modules

 

VendorProductCategoryPlatformsInstancesVersioningProduct Page
ApacheHBaseNonrelational Database Management SystemsUNIXYY

Apache HBase

MapRM7Clustering and Availability SoftwareUNIXYY

MapR M7

IBMWebSphere Application Server Liberty CoreApplication Server Software PlatformsUNIX, WindowsYY

IBM WebSphere Application Server Liberty Core

CFEngine Change and Configuration Management SoftwareUNIX, Windows (client only)YY

CFEngine

IBMInfoSphere BigInsightsClustering and Availability SoftwareUNIX, WindowsYY

IBM InfoSphere BigInsights

ApacheHiveNonrelational Database Management SystemsUNIX, WindowsYY

Apache Hive

CiscoContent Services Switch 11500 Series (CSS)Application Server Software PlatformsUNIX, WindowsYY

Cisco Content Services Switch 11500 Series (CSS)

OracleBusiness Transaction ManagementTransaction Processing MonitorsUNIXYY

Oracle Business Transaction Management

BMCRelease Lifecycle ManagementSupply Chain ManagementUNIX, WindowsYY

BMC Release Lifecycle Management

ApacheCassandraNonrelational Database Management SystemsUNIX, WindowsYY

Apache Cassandra

IBMWorklightOther Application Server MiddlewareUNIX, WindowsYY

IBM Worklight

OracleUtilities Data ModelRelational Database Management SystemsUNIXYY

Oracle Utilities Data Model

ApacheZookeeperClustering and Availability SoftwareUNIX, WindowsYY

Apache Zookeeper

Enhanced Pattern Modules

RFE ref.Product PageEnhancementSI Key Change
QM001811868, QM001853859

Oracle Management Packs

Oracle Management Packs pattern has been updated with the following changes:

  • Added support for Oracle Cloud Management Pack for Oracle Database;
  • Added support for Oracle Database Lifecycle Management Pack.
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-

Apache Hadoop

The Apache Hadoop was enhanced to model two new Components: Apache Hadoop YARN and Apache Hadoop MapReducere.N
QM001862161

Microsoft Hyper-V Server

Microsoft Hyper-V virtualization namespace was changed for Windows 2012 R2.N
QM001821249

Microsoft SQL Server

Microsoft SQL Server has been enhanced.N
QM001861501

Microsoft Internet Information Services - Extended Discovery

The pattern has been updated to model FTP Site, FTP Applications and FTP Virtual Directory details.N
Esc 062787

BMC Atrium CMDB

The BMC Atrium CMDB pattern has been updated with the following changes:

  • Updated active versioning method for AR System Server
  • Added Atrium Web Services component for BMC Atrium CMDB.
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QM001860902

BMC Performance Manager Portal

The BMC Performance Manager Portal pattern has been updated with the following improvements:

  • False positive check and improved path versioning;
  • Handling of the relative path for Console Server;
  • Active versioning for Unix platforms;
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QM001861749, QM001854578 (Idea 5668)

Oracle RDBMS

The Oracle RDBMS pattern has been updated with the following improvements:

  • Additional check for Oracle RAC creation;
  • Improved identification of the clustered Oracle instance;
  • Improved extraction of the Oracle global_db_name;
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QM001862615 (Esc 064472)

Symantec VERITAS Volume Replicator,Symantec Veritas Storage Foundation for Windows

Symantec VERITAS Volume Replicator (Windows) The Symantec VERITAS Volume Replicator pattern does not create a Symantec VERITAS Volume Replicator SI for Windows, which should be licensed separately.N
Ideas (6176)

Microsoft Internet Information Services - Extended Discovery

The Microsoft Internet Information Services - Extended Discovery pattern was enhanced to do the following:

  • By default, model a Software Component for Microsoft IIS Web Applications.
  • Always create database links (without configuration option).
  • Search both web.config and files referred to in web.config for database information.
  • Check web.config for alternate files that contain connectionStrings.
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Esc 066000

Sun Java System Webserver

The Sun Java System Webserver pattern was improved to obtain the product and full version on iPlanet Webserver and Sun ONE / Sun Java System Webserver correctly.N
QM001864736 (Esc 065746)

BMC Patrol Agent

The BMC Patrol Agent pattern has been updated with the following:

  • Modified behaviour of normal and privileged execution of <cmd> -v.
  • Improved path versioning.
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Esc 066149J2EEInferredModelThe J2EEInferredModel pattern has been updated to avoid a ECA Error that sometimes happened during the Tomcat Extended Discovery.N
TKU-2284

BMC Decision Support for Server Automation

BMC Decision Support for Server Automation now is connected to the BMC Server Automation server.N
-

BMC Release Process Management

The BMC Release Process Management pattern was updated with the following changes:

  • Improved triggers.
  • Improved file versioning method.
  • Addded false positive check for Unix installations.
  • Improved RDBMS linking.
  • Added Dependency relationship with the related RedHat JBoss Application Server.
  • Improved product version extraction.
  • New attributes: listening_ports, short_name and install_root.
  • Added support for the following new versions: 2.5.00, 2.6.00, 4.3.00, and 4.4.00.
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Defects Resolved

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

Defect NoDetailsProduct Page
QM001863252 (Esc 065700)Problem: The Microsoft Message Queuing might through an ECA error. Solution: Code fix.

Microsoft Message Queuing

QM001864621 (Esc 066361)Problem: Scan never ends when IBM WebSphere Application Server extended discovery is triggered. Solution: Code fix.

IBM WebSphere Application Server

QM001865380 (Esc 066500)Problem: The Microsoft Biztalk pattern did not recognize Biztalk Group as Software Instance. Solution: Code fix.

Microsoft BizTalk Server

QM001863909 (Esc 065639)Problem: The pattern could create an invalid host containment relationship. Solution: Code fix.

Oracle Clusterware

TKU-2416Problem: The Nginx Webserver pattern retrieves the install_root incorrectly for the NginxWebServer SI. Solution: Code fix.

Nginx Webserver

TKU-2364Problem: The BMC CONTROL-M Enterprise Manager pattern sometimes fails to retrieve the install_root. Solution: Code fix.

BMC CONTROL-M Enterprise Manager

TKU-2323Problem: IBM InfoSphere DataStage reports incorrect publisher for version 7.5.0. Solution: Code fix.

IBM InfoSphere DataStage

TKU-2180Problem: The Apache HTTPD-based Webservers pattern versioning can infer version where none is intended. Solution: Code fix.

Apache HTTPD-based Webservers

TKU-2245Problem: The BMC BladeLogic Server Automation Suite pattern does not use path versioning. Solution: Code fix.

BMC BladeLogic Server Automation Suite

TKU-2365Problem: BMC Batch Discovery has inadequate false positive check. The pattern should only create an SI if the relevant text exists in installed-versions.txt. Solution: Code fix.

BMC Batch Discovery

TKU-2404Problem: The IBM Tivoli Enterprise Console pattern uses old branding for the IBM Tivoli Enterprise Console Event Console SI (IBM Tivoli Enterprise Console UI Console). Solution: Code fix.

IBM Tivoli Enterprise Console

TKU-2397Problem: The CA Clarity pattern uses old branding for the CA Clarity System Administration SI (CA Clarity Niku System Administration Service).  Solution: Code fix.

CA Clarity

TKU-2183Problem: The product version extraction for HP OpenView Operations has to be more granular. Solution: Code fix.

HP Operations Manager

TKU-2234Problem: The IBM Tivoli Key Lifecycle Manager pattern sometimes fails to trigger. Solution: Code fix.

IBM Tivoli Key Lifecycle Manager

TKU-2384Problem: The IBM WebSphere Extended Deployment pattern fails to discover IBM WebSphere Extended Deployment version 7.0 and 8.0 correctly. Solution: Code fix.

IBM WebSphere Extended Deployment

TKU-2383Problem: The BEA AquaLogic Enterprise Security pattern fails to discover BEA AquaLogic Enterprise Security version 4.1 and 4.2 correctly. Starting from 4.1, the type of the modeled SI should be BEA WebLogic Enterprise Security Administration Server. Solution: Code fix.

BEA AquaLogic Enterprise Security

TKU-2386Problem: The SAP Crystal Query Server pattern modeled an SI with incorrect type for versions earlier than 9.0. Solution: Code fix. Now the pattern models a Software Instance with Crystal Report Application Server type for earlier versions.

SAP BusinessObjects Crystal Reports

TKU-2382Problem: The Symantec VERITAS Storage Foundation pattern fails to discover correctly Symantec VERITAS Storage Foundation version 6.0 and higher. Starting from 6.0, the type of the modeled SI should be Symantec VERITAS Storage Foundation. Solution: Code fix.

Symantec VERITAS Storage Foundation

QM001856886Problem: On UNIX and windows, the agent for CA Autosys R11 is not discovered. Solution: Code fix.

CA Workload Automation

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