BMC Discovery Technology Knowledge Update 2016-Jul-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

The Extended Data Pack TKU July 2016 release 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 has been enhanced and is now being shipped in the modern Microsoft Excel format of .xlsx rather than the older .xls.

Note

Please be aware that Configuration Block for Oracle RDBMS pattern was updated. "List of custom locations to Oracle Installer location file" part was added.

Release Compatibility

TKU 2016-Jul-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

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-2016-07-1.xlsx

New Pattern Modules

Products

Vendor

Product

Category

Platforms

Instances

Versioning

Product Page

BMC

BMC Remedy Encryption Security

Process Automation Middleware

Windows, Unix

Y

Y

BMC Remedy AR System

BMC

BMC TrueSight Middleware Administrator

Process Automation Middleware

Windows, Unix

Y

Y

BMC TrueSight Middleware Administrator
DockerDocker SwarmVirtual Machine SoftwareUnixYNDocker

 

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.

 

Task No

Product Page

Enhancement

Clustering ModelKey Change
DRDC1-6371Docker SwarmNew pattern for Docker module which supports the new Cluster data modelSoftware Performing ClusteringN

DRUD1-18009

VMware vCenter Server

SoftwareInstance nodes representing the virtual machines in a cluster will no longer be linked to the Cluster node, and will only now be linked to the host they are running on.

Clustering PlatformN
DRDC1-6445IBM HACMPRemoved cluster identifier from the name in SystemMirror Cluster node Clustering PlatformN

Enhanced Pattern Modules

RFEs

RFE ref.

Product Page

Enhancement

SI Key Change

Esc091146HP Integrity Virtual MachinesPattern enhancement implementedN
DRDC1-6360BMC TrueSight Operations Management Presentation ServerAdded BMC TrueSight Operations Manager latest version support (10.5)N
DRDC1-6411Software AG webMethods Integration ServerFixed the issue when pattern does not find cluster name + model details as software components N
Esc091009Nagios SuiteFixed TKU Data Quality issueN
DRDC1-6435Oracle ClusterwareRemoved -s option for olsnodes command for specific versions
N
DRDC1-6296IBM HMC, IBM AIX System p Hardware,SI type updatedN
DRDC1-6412Symantec Critical System ProtectionSI type updatedN
DRDC1-6303OpenStackFixed the issue with discovering virtual machinesN
DRDC1-6290Oracle RDBMSFixed opatch issueN
DRDC1-5673BMC HR Case ManagementAdded a new version supportN
Esc090695Oracle WebLogic ServerFixed Weblogic discovery issueN
DRDC1-6405SplunkFixed Instance Splunk Forwarder SI creation issueN
DRDC1-6448Oracle RDBMSFixed the issue with oracle DBs detectionN
DRDC1-6447Red Hat KVMUpdated vm_hostname assignmentN
DRDC1-6285MongoDBMongoDB pattern updateN
DRDC1-6488Apache TomcatTrigger updates implementedN

DRDC1-6492,

DRDC1-6493

BMC CONTROL-MVersioning methods updatedN
DRDC1-6486VMware vRealize Operations ManagerPackage name updateN
DRDC1-6441TableauMinor pattern enhancementN

 

Defects Resolved

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

Defect No

Details

Product Page

DRDC1-6487

Problem:  Syntax error in OralceRDBMS.tplpre 
Solution: Code fix.
Oracle RDBMS
DRDC1-6438Problem: Pattern issues
Solution: Code fix.
BMC TrueSight Pulse Agent
DRDC1-6044Problem: vCenter Cluster Nodes disappear after scan of vCenter because queries fail  
Solution: Code fix.
VMware vCenter Server

DRDC1-6339,

DRDC1-6358 

Problem: Some LDOMs missing information and some LDOM guest domains are not linked to host containers  
Solution: Code fix.
Oracle VM Server for SPARC
DRDC1-6502Problem: Oracle WebLogic Application Server pattern path versioning does not correctly handle modern versions  
Solution: Code fix.
Oracle WebLogic Server
Esc 088627Problem: Citrix Xen UUID are not reliable to use them for linking of VMs. Same Situations when Citrix Xen Server has no UUID at all  
Solution: Code fix.

Citrix XenServer

DRDC1-5969Problem: Relationship between software components and JDBC rerources is missing   
Solution: Code fix.
IBM WebSphere Application Server
DRDC1-6128Problem: CandidateSoftwareInstance shouldn't be created for interactive SQL clients    
Solution: Code fix.
Oracle RDBMS
DRDC1-6444Problem: VMware vCenter pattern does not handle situation where discovery.vSphereGetLicenses fails    
Solution: Code fix.
VMware vCenter Server
DRDC1-6456

Problem : Host_Processor ADDM 11.0+ sync mapping always has no manufacturer for new processor details
Solution
: Code Fix

CDM Mapping for Host

Command/File Matrix

The Command/File Matrix lists every command executed or file read by a TKU pattern. The workbook contains one worksheet named 'Sheet1' (This will change in TKU August 2016).

This worksheet has the following columns:

ColumnCommand or FilePath RelatedDescription
ProductBothThe name of the product as mentioned in the tkn_name metadata within the pattern module
PatternBothThe name of the pattern or function (if called from a define block)
CommandCommandThe command being executed
ReasonCommandThe reason for needing to execute the command
PlatformCommandThe platform (Windows, UNIX, Linux, Solaris, AIX, HP-UX, UNIX/Windows) on which the command will be executed
PrivilegesCommandA note of whether Discovery requires elevated privileges in order to execute the command
WhenCommandA note of the circumstances under which the command will be executed
FilePathFilePathThe path and leafname of the file being read (or accessed)
ReasonFilePathThe reason for needing to read the file
PlatformFilePathThe platform (Windows, UNIX, Linux, Solaris, AIX, HP-UX, UNIX/Windows) on which the file will be read
PrivilegesFilePathA note of whether Discovery requires elevated privileges in order to read the file
WhenFilePathA note of the circumstances under which the file will be read
TKU Last UpdatedBothThe TKU release (e.g. TKU_2016_07_01) in which the pattern or function were last updated
TKU When Command/FilePath Last ChangedBothThe TKU release (e.g. TKU_2016_07_01) in which the command to be executed or file to be read were added or last updated

The format outlined above is considered a legacy format and will be changed for TKU August 2016.

 

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  1. Hi,

    In the Contents section above, the link to the "BMC Atrium Discovery Extended Data Pack" is broken.  The link for the same thing on the left works.  I believe the difference is the "y" in July.

    Link in Contents section (page not found):
    https://docs.bmc.com/docs/display/Configipedia/BMC+Atrium+Discovery+Extended+Data+Pack+2016-Jul-1/

    Link on side navigation (works):
    https://docs.bmc.com/docs/display/Configipedia/BMC+Atrium+Discovery+Extended+Data+Pack+2016-July-1

    Thanks

    1. It is now fixed. thanks! 

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