BMC Discovery Technology Knowledge Update TKU 2016-Dec-1 is a deliverable for BMC Atrium Discovery 10.0, 10.1, 10.2 and BMC Discovery 11.0 series.

Extended Discovery

Since October 2016 we have documented the list of "Extended Discovery" patterns here. These patterns are used for in-depth discovery and often have associated configurations which are described in the documentation. Please use the documentation to take full advantage of these Extended Discovery patterns.

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 is downloadable from Configipedia only. See below at the bottom.
The command/file matrix main documentation is accessible from the Got a Problem to Solve? page or directly from here.

Release Compatibility

TKU 2016-Dec-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
  • BMC Discovery 11.1 series - Installation and upgrade instructions are provided here

Products

Vendor

Product

Category

Platforms

Instances

Versioning

Product Page

IBMIBM Netezza NzAdminProcess Automation Middleware

Windows

YY IBM Netezza NzAdmin
IBMIBM Watson ExplorerOther Application Server Middleware

UNIX Windows

YY IBM Watson Explorer
MuleSoftMuleSoft Mule runtime engineEnterprise Service Bus and Connectivity Middleware

Unix Windows

YY MuleSoft Mule runtime engine
VMwareVMware vSphere Big Data ExtensionsClustering and Availability Software

UNIX

YY VMware vSphere Big Data Extensions
OracleOracle Exadata Database MachineBlade SystemsUNIX  Oracle Engineered Systems
OracleOracle Exalogic Elastic CloudBlade SystemsUNIX  Oracle Engineered Systems 
OracleOracle Exalytics In-Memory MachineBlade SystemsUNIX  Oracle Engineered Systems 
OracleOracle Big Data ApplianceBlade SystemsUNIX  Oracle Engineered Systems 
OracleOracle SuperClusterBlade SystemsUNIX  Oracle Engineered Systems 
OracleOracle Zero Data Loss Recovery ApplianceBlade SystemsUNIX  Oracle Engineered Systems 
OracleOracle Private Cloud ApplianceBlade SystemsUNIX  Oracle Engineered Systems 

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.

Enhanced Pattern Modules

For details of why the SI Key Change field is important please see this documentation.

RFEs

RFE ref.

Product Page

Enhancement

SI Key Change

DRDC1-7528 Apache Tomcat
Oracle WebLogic Server
IBM WebSphere Application Server
Apache HTTPD-based Webservers - Extended Discovery Pattern
Discover SSL Certificates. Added listen_ssl_tcp_sockets attribute.N
DRDC1-6928, DRDC1-6902 IBM WebSphereMQ ClusterNumerous updates for WebSphere MQ Cluster.N
DRDC1-7519IBM WebSphere Application ServerWebsphere pattern cannot obtain patch and fix pack because of wrong option in grep command.N
DRDC1-6317IBM HMCChange to POWER discovery.N
 Software AG webMethods Integration ServerMinor updates.N
DRDC1-7252BMC Atrium CMDBCMDB versioning updated.N
DRDC1-7393Nagios SuiteAdded versioning commands with LD_LIBRARY_PATH path.N
DRDC1-7215Oracle VM Server for SPARCSun Cluster/LDOM enhancements.N
DRDC1-5625IBM PowerHAWe should put the full product title in the type for IBM HACMP products.N
DRDC1-6949Microsoft SQL ServerUpdated MS SQL Server version mappings.N
Case 00253635 (Esc 099445)Microsoft Exchange ServerAdded support for 2016 version.N
DRDC1-7516SAS ServerSAS Server pattern updated to be cluster aware when running on AIX HACMP switch.Y
DRDC1-7527Red Hat JBoss Application ServerProvided enhanced versioning methods and updated approaches for Jboss application and JDBC resources extraction.N
DRDC1-7484Cloudera CDH
Cloudera Manager
Cloudera various updates.N
DRDC1-7467Citrix XenServerAdded support for XenServer version 7.N
Case 00234378 (Esc 097035)PuppetVersioning for Puppet updated.N

Defects Resolved

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

Defect No

Details

Product Page

DRDC1-7476Problem: Apache Tomcat pattern fails to extract catalina_base.
Solution: Code fix.
Apache Tomcat

DRDC1-7213

Problem: model.host is "just wrong" in patterns for SIs which can be on clusters.
Solution: Code fix.

BMC TrueSight Capacity Optimization
Oracle Application Express
IBM WebSphere MQ
Oracle RDBMS - Database Detail Pattern
IBM WebSphere MQ - Extended Discovery

Case 00173682 (Esc 094983)Problem: ECA Errors during various Oracle discovery.
Solution: Code fix.
Oracle RDBMS
Case 00227178 (Esc 097495)Problem: Some BladeLogic processes missing.
Solution: Code fix.
BMC BladeLogic Server Automation Suite
Case 00198506 (Esc 096778)Problem: Lost CMDB CI relation by AIX HACMP switch.
Solution: Partial code fix.
IBM DB2 RDBMS
IBM PowerHA
Case 00217335 (Esc 095996)Problem: MS Exchange Server 2010 - Incorrect version displayed.
Solution: Code fix.
Microsoft Exchange Server
Case 00182657 (Esc 096943)Problem: Oracle RAC host node may be empty.
Solution: Code fix.
Oracle RDBMS
DRDC1-7434Problem: Small fixes in IBM InfoSphere Master Data Management needed.
Solution: Code fix.
IBM InfoSphere Master Data Management Server
DRDC1-6903Problem: Alias Queues are not listed
Solution: Code fix.
IBM WebSphere MQ - Extended Discovery
DRDC1-6928Problem: Missing MQ Cluster members
Solution: Code fix.
IBM WebSphere MQ - Extended Discovery

Command/File Matrix

The Command/File Matrix file (covering ALL commands executed and ALL files retrieved by the patterns) for TKU December 2016 can be downloaded from here .

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

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