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    BMC Atrium Discovery Technology Knowledge Update 2015-Feb-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:

    • through the BMC Atrium Discovery platform configuration - a recommended way described here.
    • using the pattern configuration files - an outdated way that will be eliminated in the nearest future.

    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 February 2015 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-Feb-1 is released in three streams:

    • 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 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-2015-02-1.xls

    New Pattern Modules

    VendorProductCategoryPlatformsInstancesVersioningProduct Page
    ApacheFalconProcess Automation MiddlewareUNIXYYApache Falcon
    ApacheSqoopDatabase Development and Management ToolsUNIXYYApache Sqoop
    ApacheSparkEnd-User Query, Reporting, and AnalysisUNIXYYApache Spark
    ClouderaManagerClustering and Availability SoftwareUNIXYYCloudera Manager
    ClouderaCDHClustering and Availability SoftwareUNIXYYCloudera CDH
    ClouderaImpalaEnd-User Query, Reporting, and AnalysisUNIXYYCloudera Impala
    OpensourceGitHubDevelopment Languages, Environments, and ToolsUNIXYYGitHub
    OracleCommunications Billing and Revenue ManagementData Integration and Access SoftwareUNIXYY

    Oracle Communications Billing and Revenue Management

    ApachePigData Integration and Access SoftwareUNIXYY

    Apache Pig

    OracleSecure Global DesktopVirtual User Interface SoftwareUNIXYYOracle Secure Global Desktop
    BMCVisualizerPerformance Management SoftwareWindowsYY

    BMC Visualizer

    ApacheSolrSearch and DiscoveryWindows, UNIXYY

    Apache Solr

    Enhanced Pattern Modules

     

    RFE ref.

    Product Page

    EnhancementSI Key Change

    QM001871226

    Microsoft Active Directory Domain Services

    Updated trigger to make it effective for Windows 2003 and Windows 2008 deployments. Enhanced false positive check.

    N

    TKU-3274

    Red Hat MRG

    Improved messaging.N

    QM001872453 (Esc 070392)

    BEA WebLogic Application Server

    The pattern was enhanced to improve discovery of J2EE (EAR/WAR) applications.N

    Esc 069995

    Oracle WebLogic Server

    Minor improvements for supported versions.N
    QM001871979 (070227)

    Apache HTTPD-based Webservers

    Enhanced the method for retrieving config file.N

    TKU-2238

    IBM Tivoli License Compliance Manager

    Add agent_id attribute to the IBM Tivoli License Compliance Manager Agent SIN

    TKU-3194

    Oracle SALT

    Minor improvements.N

    TKU-3263

    Updated privileged execution commandsN

    TKU-3391

    IBM InfoSphere BigInsights

    Minor improvements.N

    QM001871816,
    Esc 070019

    McAfee VirusScan

    Minor improvements for supported versions.N

    ESC 069989

    Oracle Coherence

    Improved versioning.

    N

    TKU-3275

    Puppet


     

    This pattern was updated with more known versions, improved product version extraction, new alternative trigger, and enhanced active versioning command.N

    TKU-2103

    BMC Batch Discovery

    Improved model for the latest versions of BMC Batch Discovery.N

    TKU-2226

    IBM DB2 Content Manager

    Updated trigger condition.N

    TKU-2077

    IBM Tivoli Application Dependency Discovery Manager

    Improved linking of IBM Tivoli Application Dependency Discovery Manager Server SI with the database.N

    TKU-2170

    McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator

    McAfee Common Management Agent SI type is updated to reflect the latest branding.N

    TKU-2229

    IBM Tivoli Integrated Portal

    Updated trigger condition.N

    -

    EMC CIM Object Manager

    Minor improvements.N

    -

    Embarcadero InterBase SMP

    Minor improvements.in known_versions attribute in metadata.N

    -

    HP Command View XP Advanced Edition

    Minor improvements of products attribute in metadata.N

    -

    Oracle SALT

    Minor improvements of products attribute in metadata.N

    TKU-3433

    CA SiteMinder

    Improved method for install_root extraction.N

    ISS04349428 (Esc 069110)

    CA Workload Automation

    Improved method for install_root_extraction.N

    TKU-3338, TKU-3343

    Minor improvements.N

    TKU-3262

    Apache ActiveMQ

    Improved active versioning for correct processing of embedded Puppet deployment.N

    -

    Minor improvements.N

    TKU-3207

    Apache HTTPD-based Webservers - Extended Discovery Pattern

    Improved trigger condition.N

    -

    BEA Tuxedo

    Minor improvements.N

    -

    Pivotal RabbitMQ

    Improved file versioning.N

    -

    Oracle Forms

    Added support for Oracle Forms on Weblogic 10gN
    -IBM Cognos NowMinor improvements.N

    Defects Resolved

    The following defects have been fixed in this BMC Atrium Discovery Technology Knowledge Update.

     

     Defect No

    Details 

    Product Page

    TKU-3211

    Problem: The pattern could fail to create the Entrust GetAccess Software Instance due to the excessively strict false positive check.

    Solution: Code fix.

    Entrust GetAccess

    QM001871090

    Problem: BMC Visualizer is not discovered.

    Solution: The pattern provided.

    BMC Visualizer
    QM001870726

    Problem: In certain cases, the pattern might not trigger.

    Solution: Code fix.

    BMC Performance Assurance Console
    QM001867996

    Problem: In CMDB, the ITSM CI is completely disconnected from all relevant AR System CIs, because SoftwareComponents related to a second order SoftwareInstances are not synchronized to CMDB.

    Solution: The pattern was updated and now creates a containment relationship between BMC Remedy IT Service Management Suite SI and SoftwareComponents it contains.

    IBM WebSphere Application Server

    TKU-2379

    Problem: Incorrect branding for SAP Business Explorer.

    Solution: Code fix.

    SAP Business Explorer BI

    Esc 070157

    Problem: Sometimes the WebSphere Aplication Server cell/node is not modeled correctly.

    Solution: Code fix.

    IBM WebSphere Application Server

    QM001872250 

    Problem: See QM001872250.

    Solution: Code fix.

    Oracle Business Transaction Management 

    TKU-3063

    Problem: BMC Performance Assurance Agent Collector sometimes does not create necessary relationship to the related SIs.

    Solution: Code fix.

    BMC Performance Assurance Agent

    TKU-2395

    Problem: Borland CaliberRM SI might have incorrect SI type.

     Solution: Code fix.

    Borland CaliberRM

    TKU-2075 

    Problem: IBM Rational Build Forge sometimes does not create necessary relationship to the database.

    Solution: Code fix.

    IBM Rational Build Forge

    QM001870607

    Problem: Progress OpenEdge gives insufficient information in product version.

    Solution: Code fix.

    Progress OpenEdge RDBMS

    TKU-2855

    Problem: BMC Control-M SI might have incorrect key.

    Solution: Code fix.

    BMC CONTROL-M

    TKU-3252

    Problem: IBM Business Process Center SI might have incorrect SI type.

    Solution: Code fix.

    IBM Business Process Manager

    TKU-3219

    Problem: Incorrect branding for CA Access control.

    Solution: Code fix.

    CA Access Control

    TKU-3318

    Problem: Docker pattern creates Detail nodes with inadequate short_names.

    Solution: Code fix.

    Docker

    TKU-3344 

    Problem: BEA AquaLogic Enterprise Security amd BEA WebLogic Integration patterns report incorrect product_version.

    Solution: Code fix.

    TKU-3301

    Problem: Microsoft DNS Server reports incorrect product_version.

    Solution: Code fix.

    Microsoft DNS Server

    TKU-3208

    Problem: Apache HTTPD-based Webservers Extended Discovery sometimes does not extract the server_root correctly.

    Solution: Code fix.

    Apache HTTPD-based Webservers - Extended Discovery Pattern

    TKU-2101

    Problem: BMC Patrol Dashboard does not correctly report EOL data due to missing known versions and incorrect product version retrieval.

    Solution: Code fix.

    BMC PATROL DashBoard

    Esc 069611

    Problem: The IBM InfoSphere Metadata Workbench and IBM InfoSphere QualityStage SI's are not created.

    Solution: Code fix.

    IBM InfoSphere Information Server

    Esc 061570

    Problem: Some hosts link to the Oracle cluster incorrectly.

    Solution: Code fix.

    Oracle Clusterware

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