BMC Discovery Technology Knowledge Update 2016-Aug-1 is a deliverable for BMC Atrium Discovery 10.0, 10.110.2 and BMC Discovery 11.0 series.

Info

From version 11.0, BMC Atrium Discovery and Dependency Mapping has been renamed BMC Discovery. Also, If you are running BMC Discovery version 11.0 you must upgrade to 11.0.0.1 (patch 1) to use TKU April 2016 and subsequent releases.

Note

Starting from TKU July 2016 release the Extended Data Pack comes with a new feature! BMC Discovery now automatically links to National Vulnerability Database. This is available only for users who have a license for the Extended Data Pack. Please see here the details of the new feature.

Command/File Matrix

The Command/File Matrix file (covering ALL commands executed and ALL files retrieved by the patterns) has been enhanced and is now being shipped in the modern Microsoft Excel format of .xlsx rather than the older .xls.
From TKU August 2016 onwards, it can be downloaded from Configipedia. See below.
The main command/file matrix documentation is accessible from the Got a Problem to Solve? page or directly from here.

Release Compatibility

TKU 2016-Aug-1 is released in the following streams:

  • Release compatible with BMC Atrium Discovery 10.x series
  • Release compatible with BMC Discovery 11.x 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 such entities:

  • BMC Atrium Discovery Extended Data Pack, which is a separately licensable product.

    • Hardware Reference Data - Patterns and data import CSV file that populate BMC Discovery with power and heat consumption figures for various hosts.
    • National Vulnerability Database – A pattern that populates BMC Discovery with information about the CPE ID of each product, full details here
    • Product Lifecycle - Patterns that populate BMC  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
  • BMC Discovery for Storage, which is a separately licensable product.
    • Storage Systems: Patterns that model many Storage Systems. See the full list of currently supported storage devices here. Visit the Storage System Release Notes page to get details about what's new. 
    • Improvements on existing Storage patterns. See what we have fixed or improved in existing patterns in the Storage Systems Release Notes page.

Installation and Upgrade

  • Atrium Discovery 10.0 series - Installation and upgrade instructions are provided here
  • Atrium Discovery 10.1 series - Installation and upgrade instructions are provided here
  • Atrium Discovery 10.2 series - Installation and upgrade instructions are provided here
  • BMC Discovery 11.0 series - Installation and upgrade instructions are provided here

Products

Vendor

Product

Category

Platforms

Instances

Versioning

Product Page

Oracle

Oracle Exalogic

Consumer Software

Windows, Unix

Y

Y

Oracle Exalogic

IBMInfoSphere StreamsAdvanced Analytics SoftwareUnixYY IBM InfoSphere Streams
BMCBMC Remedy MigratorProcess Automation MiddlewareWindowsYYBMC Remedy Migrator
KubernetesKubernetesClustering and Availability SoftwareUnixYYKubernetes
FlannelFlannelNetwork Management SoftwareUnixYYFlannel
EtcdEtcdNonrelational Database Management SystemsUnixYYEtcd

Enhanced Pattern Modules for Cluster Awareness in BMC Discovery 11.x series

BMC Discovery 11.0.x  introduces a new extended cluster discovery.

Cluster Modeling approaches and Key changes:

  1. Clustering Platform  that generate a Cluster Node. In most cases the Key doesn’t change.
  2. Clustered Software.  In previous releases, the SIs were modeled running on Host nodes.  Now, if they are running on a cluster, they are modeled running on the Cluster node .That means that instances of these products that run on clusters have changed Keys. Instances that do not run on clusters do not have changed Keys.
  3. Software Performing Clustering - products that implement their own Clustering Scheme without using a Clustering Platform. In general, the SoftwareCluster is given the same Key that was previously given to the SoftwareInstance.

 More about new clustering technologies and clustering models you may find here.

(For details of why the SI key change is important, please see this documentation)

 

Task No

Product Page

Enhancement

Clustering ModelKey Change
DRDC1-6280 Oracle VMFor BMC Discovery 11.x ‘Oracle VM Server Pool’ Cluster is modelledClustering PlatformN
DRDC1-6561Oracle WebLogic ServerUpdates performed for SoftwareCluster.key. Now it won't contain multicast parameters when unicast is usedSoftware Performing ClusteringY
DRDC1-6373KubernetesA SoftwareCluster node of type 'Kubernetes' may be created in BMC Discovery 11.x.Software Performing ClusteringN

Enhanced Pattern Modules

For details of why the SI key change is important, please see this documentation

RFEs

RFE ref.

Product Page

Enhancement

SI Key Change

DRDC1-6280 Oracle VMUpdated the  linking between Oracle VM Manager and VM ServersN
DRDC1-6637Processor InformationAdded support for IBM/S390, for /proc/cpuinfo on zLinux VMN
DRDC1-6603Oracle ProCUpdated pattern to avoid ECA errorN
DRDC1-4166Apache Derby RDBMSUpdated SI nameN
DRDC1-6638Automic ONE AutomationVersioning methods were updatedN
DRDC1-6577Oracle RDBMSPRIV_RUNCMD option was added to use as a fall back to run 'opatch' commandN
DRDC1-6138BMC Recovery ManagerKnown versions were updatedN
DRDC1-5587

Oracle API Gateway,

Oracle Tuxedo System and Application Monitor Plus

Fixed invalid tree_path and versionsN
DRDC1-6530Oracle RDBMSFixed the issue with removal of clustered SIsN
DRDC1-6677Adobe CQAdded support for Adobe CQ 6.0N
DRDC1-6560 TIBCO RendezvousAdded support for the cache componentN
DRDC1-6559TIBCO RendezvousTrigger enhancementN

DRDC1-6503,

DRDC1-6565

Nagios SuiteAdded PRIV_RUNCMD optionN

DRDC1-6539

DRDC1-6590

Sybase ASE Dataserver - Database Detail Pattern

Sybase ASE should only check for database details via the error log if a configuration option is enabled

Improved log file discovery for Sybase ASE

N
DRDC1-671Sybase ASETrigger and known versions were updatedN
DRDC1-6506Oracle WebLogic Server Updated SI type assignmentN
DRDC1-6678BMC Remedy AR SystemUpdates performed to support BMC Migrator productY
DRDC1-6332IBM AIX System p Hardware, ZonesAdded LPAR and Zone resource representation detailsN
DRDC1-5322Apache ZookeeperUpdated pattern to support IBM InfoSphere Streams productN
DRDC1-6653Oracle VM Virtual Machine ConsolidationA number of updates addedN
DRDC1-6373DockerPattern is updated to support a new product - KubernetesN

Defects Resolved

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

Defect No

Details

Product Page

DRDC1-5620

Problem: SI type should not include "IBM TPM" abbreviation
Solution: Code fix.

IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager

Command/File Matrix

The main command/file matrix documentation is accessible from the Got a Problem to Solve?  page or directly from here. 

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  1. Shouldn't Oracle Weblogic Server should be marked as "Clustered Software" instead of "Software Performing Clustering"?

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