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    BMC Discovery Technology Knowledge Update 2016-Sep-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-Sep-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

    BMC

    BMC Track-It!

    Data Access, Analysis, and Delivery Software

    Windows

    Y

    Y

    BMC Track-It!

    TIBCOTIBCO iProcessProcess Automation MiddlewareUnix, WindowsYYTIBCO iProcess
    IBMIBM InfoSphere Big Match for HadoopAdvanced Analytics SoftwareUnixYYIBM InfoSphere Big Match for Hadoop

     

    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, see this documentation)

     

    Task No

    Product Page

    Enhancement

    Clustering ModelKey Change
    DRDC1-4733Citrix XenAppFor BMC Discovery 11.x ‘Citrix Server Farm’ Cluster is modelledVirtualization ClusterN

     

    Enhanced Pattern Modules

     

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

     

    RFEs

    RFE ref.

    Product Page

    Enhancement

    SI Key Change

    DRDC1-6993 

    BigMemory Max

    Fixed version extraction for Client SIN
    DRDC1-6649Oracle ClusterwareAdded new cluster resourcesN
    DRDC1-6574Microsoft LyncAdded support for Skype for Business Server 2015 serversN
    DRDC1-6793Software AG webMethods Integration ServerFixed version extraction for Software AG webMethods Integration Server 9.8N

    DRDC1-6832,

    DRDC1-6855 

    TIBCO Enterprise Message Service,

    TIBCO Rendezvous

    Added CPU  information attribute, implemented various pattern enhancements.

    NOTE: SI key was changed for TIBCO Rendezvous pattern!

    Y
    DRDC1-6875CA APM IntroscopeFixed version extractionN
    DRDC1-6776Microsoft Forefront Identity ManagerAdded support for Microsoft Azure Active Directory Connect productY
    DRDC1-6956 Sybase Adaptive Server IQAdded support for the latest version of Sybase IQ pattern (v16)N

    DRDC1-6837,

    DRDC-6868

    BMC Remedy Migrator

    Nubmer of enhancements for BMC Remedy MigratorN
    DRDC1-6973Sybase Adaptive Server EnterpriseFixed the endpoint relsolving issueN
    DRDC1-6945KubernetesPattern now uses new SearchFunctions
    N

    DRDC1-6901,

    DRDC1-6855 

    TIBCO Hawk Agent

    A number of pattern enhancements were implemented.

    NOTE: SI key was changed!

    Y
    DRDC1-6939BMC CONTROL-MAdded suppress_comms to AgentListenerN
    DRDC1-6876Symantec Critical System ProtectionFixed CMDB mapping issueN
    DRDC1-6708

    Oracle Retail Data Model, Oracle Communications Data Model, Oracle RDBMS,

    Oracle RDBMS Installed Options, Oracle Real Application Testing,

    Oracle Transparent Gateways, Oracle Utilities Data Model, Oracle Workflow, Oracle Airlines Data Model

    Updated host modelling for Discovery 11.xN
    DRDC1-6073

    Apache HTTPD-based Webservers, Apache Tomcat, BMC Remedy AR System, Citrix XenServer, Symphony EYC GAIA Application Server,

    IBM Cognos Business Intelligence, IBM Cognos BI Metrics Server, IBM DB2 RDBMS, I BM Informix Enterprise Gateway Manager with DRDA,

    IBM WebSphere Application Server Web Server Plug-in, Red Hat JBoss Application Server, IBM Integration Bus, Oracle Clusterware,

    Oracle RDBMS, Splunk, IBM WebSphereMQ Cluster, IBM WebSphere MQ, Microsoft SQL Server - Database DetailPattern,

    Oracle RDBMS - Database Detail Pattern, Apache Tomcat, Microsoft Internet Information Services - Extended Discovery,

    BEA WebLogic Application Server, IBM WebSphere MQ - Extended Discovery, Microsoft Cluster Server

    Implemented new Common Functions designN
    DRDC1-5275Oracle NoSQL DatabaseAdded support for the latest versionsN
    DRDC1-6283PostgreSQL RDBMS - Database Detail PatternNumber of pattern enhancements implementedN
    093482 Oracle VM Server for SPARCRemoved host partition/ldom_name/ldom_role attributes if host is not confirmed as LDOM partitionN
    094167Sterling Commerce Connect DirectUpdated WMI versioningN
    DRDC1-6003

    Oracle Jolt

    Number of pattern enhancements implemented.

    NOTE: SI key was changed for RepositoryServer and JoltServer !

    Y
    DRDC1-6890 Sybase ASE Dataserver - Database Detail PatternFixed Sybase log file issueN

     

    Defects Resolved

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

    Defect No

    Details

    Product Page

    DRDC1-6869

    Problem:Oracle WebLogic Cluster should create specific key for different messaging modes
    Solution: Code fix.

    Oracle WebLogic Server

    DRDC1-6940

    Problem: Kubernetes incorrectly checks for get pod command failure leading to ECAError
    Solution: Code fix.

    Kubernetes

    DRDC1-6907

    Problem: Syntax error in IBM DB2 pattern 
    Solution: Code fix.

    IBM DB2 RDBMS

    093353Problem: Oracle Database SIs are not hosted by Cluster
    Solution: Code fix.
    Oracle RDBMSOracle RDBMS - Database Detail Pattern
    DRDC1-6769Problem: Symantec Veritas Cluster Server does not parse output of hasys -list correctly
    Solution: Code fix.
    Symantec VERITAS Cluster Server
    DRDC1-6783Problem: Syntax error when running egrep command in Sybase extended discovery
    Solution: Code fix.
    Sybase ASE Dataserver - Database Detail Pattern

     

    Command/File Matrix

    The Command/File Matrix file (covering ALL commands executed and ALL files retrieved by the patterns) for TKU September 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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    2 Comments

    1. Quick question: Do we really have both RDBMS_Functions.tpl and a different RDBMSFunctions.tpl provided in the Core package?

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