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

Load Balancers

From TKU August 2017 onwards a new HAProxy Software Load Balancer is supported. For more information about load balancers please visit the product documentation: Load Balancers.

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.

CMDB Sync mapping update

For TKU August 2017 "syncmapping for Observed Communication should be more restrictive" issue (DRUD1-20910) was fixed. Now only synchronize Observed Communication relationships when both ends are in the same application model. For more information about the CDM mapping please visit the product documentation: Default CDM Mapping.

Release Compatibility

TKU 2017-Aug-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 10.1 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

IBMIBM Tivoli System Automation for MultiplatformsClustering and Availability Software

Unix

YYIBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms
IBM IBM Sterling External Authentication ServerSecure Content and Threat Management

Windows,
Unix

YYIBM Sterling External Authentication Server
ProofpointProofpoint Protection ServerSecure Content and Threat Management

Unix

YYProofpoint Protection Server

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 does not 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

DRDC1-9439Oracle RDBMSFixed the issue with Oracle java process.N
DRDC1-9444BMC CONTROL-MFixed the issue when scanning process lasted for too long.N
DRDC1-9332Progress OpenEdge RDBMS - Database Detail PatternAdded support for Progress OpenEdge RDBMS on Windows.N
DRDC1-9411F-Secure Anti-VirusAdded support for F-Secure Anti-Virus on Windows.N
DRDC1-9049Sun Java System WebserverAdded the library path to the pattern module Sun.JavaSystemWebserver.N
DRDC1-9320Xen Source Xen Domain Virtualization SoftwareAdded support for the newer versions of XenSource 4.5 and later.N
DRDC1-9106Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise
Symantec Veritas Cluster Server

Extended Veritas Cluster ClusterResource idetification for better linkage with clustered SIs like

Oracle, Listeners, Sybase and others;

Added file based method for ClusterResource idetification.

N

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

Defect ref.

Details

Product Page

DRDC1-9517

Problem: HPServiceGuard clusters are mixed up when they have the same name.
Solution: Code fix. Key changed.

HP ServiceGuard

DRDC1-9467

Problem: IBM Infosphere Big Match for Hadoop software instance gets discovered even when it does not exist.
Solution: Code fix.

IBM InfoSphere Big Match for Hadoop

DRDC1-9518

Problem: MariaDB and Percona DB Have Wrong Publisher.
Solution: Code fix.

Oracle MySQL Server

DRDC1-9353

Problem: Discovery discrepancies for IBM WebSphere Virtual Enterprise.

Solution: Code fix.

IBM WebSphere Extended Deployment

DRDC1-9432

Problem: Clustered SIs for Microsoft SQL Server are not shown as Clustered SIs.

Solution: Code fix.

Microsoft Cluster Server

Command/File Matrix

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