Technology Knowledge Update 2017-Jan-1

BMC Discovery Technology Knowledge Update TKU 2017-Jan-1 is a deliverable for BMC Atrium Discovery 10.0, 10.1, 10.2 and BMC Discovery 11.0, 11.1 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 2017-Jan-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.

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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

AtlassianAtlassian ConfluenceTeam Collaborative ApplicationsWindows, UnixYY Atlassian Confluence
IBMIBM Fluid QueryData Access, Analysis, and Delivery Software

UNIX

YY IBM Fluid Query
MesosphereMesosphere DC/OSChange and Configuration Management Software

UNIX

YY Mesosphere DC/OS
AtlassianAtlassian Jira Service DeskProblem Management Software

Windows, Unix

YY Atlassian Jira Service Desk
IBM NetezzaIBM Netezza AnalyticsOther System Software

Unix

YY IBM Netezza Analytics

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

DRDC1-7824Oracle Engineered SystemsAdded extended discovery for BDAN
DRDC1-6063VMware Virtual Machine softwareVMWare Discovery enhancement to obtain RAM and CPU resourcesN
DRDC1-7405Oracle CoherenceAdded additional Oracle Coherence support and fixed false Oracle WebLogic Server SI detectionN
DRDC1-7413BMC TrueSight IT Data AnalyticsUpdated Software Instance creation for ITDA 2.5N
DRDC1-7702Atlassian JiraAtlassian Jira pattern versioning on Unix updatedY
DRDC1-7631IBM PowerHA SystemMirrordns_names creation updatedN
DRDC1-7822Oracle RDBMSEnhanced listening socket resolution method for the case when there is no process.pid.N
DRDC1-7686Microsoft SQL ServerPort detection updatedN
DRDC1-6460VMware vCenter ServerDatacenters now are modeled ad ESXi host attributes.N
DRDC1-7224 Oracle WebLogic Server
Oracle Jolt
Added support for new versions of Oracle MiddlewareN
DRDC1-7694Apache TomcatTrigger update for Apache Tomcat installed on WindowsN
 Sybase Adaptive Server EnterpriseMinor updates to commentsN
 IBM Tivoli Usage and Accounting ManagerMinor updates to commentsN
 IBM Watson ExplorerMinor updates to commentsN
DRDC1-4658IBM DB2 RDBMSUpdate to IBM DB2 due to Problem in parsing PS output on SolarisN
Esc 099531IBM WebSphere MQAdded IBM WebSphere MQ Manager SI rolesN
DRDC1-7696BMC Performance ManagerPATROL Knoledge Module for Linux versions needs updateN
DRDC1-7647IBM DB2 RDBMS
Microsoft SQL Server
Oracle MySQL Server
Oracle RDBMS
PostgreSQL RDBMS
Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise
BMC Discovery
Updated the Visualization rulesN
Esc 100432Oracle CoherenceOracle Coherence SI creation updatedN

Defects Resolved

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

Defect No

Details

Product Page

DRDC1-7900

Problem: Need to add filter to avoid setting environment variables into additional attributes
Solution: Code fix.

Apache Tomcat
Oracle WebLogic Server
IBM WebSphere Application Server
Apache HTTPD-based Webservers - Extended Discovery Pattern
BEA WebLogic Application Server

DRDC1-7805

Problem: Splunk TPL is running invalid commands on Linux and Solaris for Splunk Forwarder
Solution: Code fix.

Splunk

DRDC1-6800

Problem: BMC TrueSight Capacity Optimization version 10.0 has wrong SI type
Solution: Code fix.

BMC TrueSight Capacity Optimization

DRDC1-7738Problem: When using ADDM 10.2 to scan virtual platform, generated machine has not been displayed as virtual machine
Solution: Code fix.
Red Hat KVM
DRDC1-7815 Problem: Citrix.XenAppsFuncs getInstalledApps fails to check if discovery request works resulting in ECA Error
Solution: Code fix.
Citrix XenApp
Esc 101116Problem: Incorrect runCommand statements in Hardware.IBM.AIXSystem_p pattern module
Solution: Code fix.
IBM AIX System p Hardware
DRDC1-7780Problem: SQL Server versioning issues
Solution: Code fix.
Microsoft SQL Server
Esc 100601Problem: SAP Products identified as BMC Products
Solution: Code fix.
BMC Analytics for BSM
DRDC1-6280Problem: Fixes for old Oracle VM with virsh command
Solution: Code fix.
Oracle VM
Esc 096906Problem: Sybase.SybaseASE_Extended Pattern Issue
Solution: Code fix.
Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise
DRDC1-7589Problem: Daemon SI Type identified incorrectly
Solution: Code fix.
Red Hat JBoss Application Server
Esc 099605Problem: Fix for if '-f' is the related path to the config
Solution: Code fix.
Apache HTTPD-based Webservers
Case 00244146Problem: Suggested change to find listener_pid_cmd_str with sh and bash
Solution: Code fix.
Oracle RDBMS
DRDC1-7701Problem: ECA Error in BMC Remedy Single SignOn pattern module
Solution: Code fix.
BMC Remedy Single Sign-On
Esc 100630Problem: ADDM creating wrong IBM Tivoli Usage and Accounting Manager SIs
Solution: Code fix.
IBM Tivoli Usage and Accounting Manager
DRDC1-7565, DRDC1-7592Problem: MS SQL Server issues
Solution: Code fix.
Microsoft SQL Server

Command/File Matrix

The Command/File Matrix file (covering ALL commands executed and ALL files retrieved by the patterns) for TKU January 2017 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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