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BMC Discovery Technology Knowledge Update 2016-Oct-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-Oct-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

GridGain

GridGain

Advanced Analytics Software

Windows, Unix

Y

Y

GridGain

LexisNexis Risk SolutionsLexisNexis Risk Solutions HPCC SystemsClustering and Availability SoftwareUnixYYLexisNexis Risk Solutions HPCC Systems
EMCEMC UnisphereStorage and Device Management SoftwareWindows, UnixYYEMC Unisphere

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 SI key change is important, see this documentation)

 

Task No

Product Page

Enhancement

Clustering ModelKey Change
DRDC1-4733LexisNexis Risk Solutions HPCC SystemsA SoftwareCluster node of type 'High Performance Computing Cluster' may be created in BMC Discovery 11.x.Software Performing ClusteringN
DRDC1-5415

HP Integrity Virtual Machines

HP Integrity VM SIs now moved to cluster node if associated VM clustered using HP ServiceGuardClustering PlatformY

Enhanced Pattern Modules

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

RFEs

RFE ref.

Product Page

Enhancement

SI Key Change

DRDC1-7169

Oracle WebLogic Server, Oracle Business Activity Monitoring

Fixed Oracle WebLogic version mapping for 12.2.1N
DRDC1-6280

Oracle VM

Added  link between Oracle VM Manager and VM Servers, added support for Clustered environmentsN
DRDC1-7111OpenLDAPPattern updated to avoid duplicate listening portsN
DRUD1-18729Oracle Forms, Oracle ReportsAdded new relationsN
DRDC1-7088Oracle WebLogic ServerUpdated the SupportingTables.tplpre patternN
DRDC1-7158IBM WebSphere Transformation ExtenderAdded an alternative command for active versioning methodN

DRDC1-7124,

DRDC1-7125,

DRDC1-7126,

DRDC1-7127

Apache Solr,

BMC Dashboards for BSM,

BMC MyIT/Smart IT,

BMC Patrol Agent

Updated short name attribute for Software ComponentsN
DRDC1-7068BMC DiscoveryUpdated the BMC Discovery / TidewayFoundation pattern for v11.1N
DRDC1-6952Microsoft .NETAdded support for .NET running on servers that was installed as a Windows FeatureN
DRDC1-5331Informatica Vibe Data StreamPattern updated to use new Search functions N
DRDC1-6656TIBCO AdaptersAdditional Adapters are addedN
 DRDC1-6476Apache HTTPD-based Webservers - Extended Discovery PatternNumber of pattern updates implementedN
DRDC1-7194IBM InfoSphere Metadata WorkbenchFixed the issue with extra SIsN
DRDC1-7154 Oracle ClusterwareFixed the issue with Cluster Resources modellingN
DRDC1-6631TIBCO RendezvousFixed the search for the local TibcoHomeProcs() functionN
DRDC1-7044BMC Atrium CMDBFixed the issue with the wrong plugin checkN
095697Red Hat KVMFixed relations issueN
DRDC1-7000Microsoft SQL ServerUpdated Server pattern to make port search more accurateN
DRDC1-6381Microsoft SQL ServerFixed the issue when SQL Server instances don't link to the Cluster.N

Defects Resolved

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

Defect No

Details

Product Page

DRDC1-7195

Problem: JBoss Host Controller related to itself
Solution: Code fix.

Red Hat JBoss Application Server

DRDC1-6994

Problem: WebLogic Collection Node management does not handle change well
Solution: Code fix.

BEA WebLogic Application Server

Command/File Matrix

The Command/File Matrix file (covering ALL commands executed and ALL files retrieved by the patterns) for TKU October 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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