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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  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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