Technology Knowledge Update TKU 2017-Apr-2

BMC Discovery Technology Knowledge Update 2017-Apr-2 is a deliverable for BMC Atrium Discovery 10.0, 10.110.2 and BMC Discovery 11.0, 11.1 series.

TKU 2017-Apr-2 is a re-release of Technology Knowledge Update April 2017 which fixes two major Network Device and TKU issues: "Fujitsu.os classifier changes broke the Discovery platform page" (DRDC1-8723) and the "ECA Error in the Apache JMeter pattern" (DRDC1-8718). Those issues were identified in the original TKU for April 2017 release.

If you have already installed the original version of the Technology Knowledge Update for April 2017, it is strongly recommended that you upgrade your TKU to this re-release and then remove the previous version from the appliance.

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.

CMDB Sync mapping update

From TKU February 2017 and onward we now create a BMC_SystemResource for each ClusterService that has an IP address (DRUD1-19311). It is given a BMC_Dependency relationship to the associated BMC_IPEndpoint CI. For more information about the CDM mapping please visit the product documentation: Default CDM Mapping.

Release Compatibility

TKU 2017-Apr-2 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
  • BMC Discovery   11.1 series  - Installation and upgrade instructions are provided here

Products

Vendor

Product

Category

Platforms

Instances

Versioning

Product Page

Software AGSoftware AG My webMethods ServerOther Integration and Process Automation Middleware

UNIX

YY Software AG My webMethods Server
Red Hat

RedHat CloudForms Management Engine -

RedHat Manage IQ

Change and Configuration Management Software

UNIX

YY RedHat CloudForms Management Engine
HibariHibariDBNonrelational Database Management Systems

UNIX

YYHibariDB
ApacheApache JMeterData Access, Analysis, and Delivery Software

UNIX, Windows

YYApache JMeter

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.

 

Task No

Product Page

Enhancement

Clustering Model
Key Change
DRDC1-1297

Microsoft Cluster Server,

Red Hat Cluster Suite,

Citrix XenDesktop Site,

Oracle VM

Updated Cluster naming

Clustering PlatformN
DRDC1-1297

IBM General Parallel File System,

Microsoft Windows HPC Server

Updated Cluster namingClustered SoftwareN

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

DRDC1-7012 Processor InformationFix duplicated priviledged commands execution in CPU Info patternsN
DRDC1-8354IBM BladeCenterFixed typo in the IBM_BladeCenter patternN
DRDC1-8206Oracle Application ServerUpdated key for Oracle Application Server OC4J Instance by adding instance_id attribute to the key to make it more uniqueY
DRDC1-8500

OracleRDBMS

Functions

 Functions updated. Added check for illegal symbolsN
DRDC1-8443Hortonworks Data PlatformFixed the issue with duplicate Aggregate SIN
DRDC1-8193Microsoft SQL Server - Database Detail PatternBetter search query to discover SQL Server AlwaysOn groups addedN
DRDC1-8545PostgreSQL RDBMS - Database Detail PatternFixed the issue with ECA Error PostgreSQL_Extended.PostgreDatabasesAndTablesN

DRDC1-8643

Java Virtual MachineFixed the issue which caused sporadic ECA errorsN

DRDC1-8482

DRDC1-4378

Microsoft SQL ServerFixed the issue with versioning levelsN
DRDC1-8496IBM PowerHA SystemMirrorFixed the issue which caused ECA errorN
DRDC1-8580Microsoft SQL Server - Database Detail PatternSQL Server DBDetails now have the same type regardless of provenanceY
DRDC1-8478Microsoft Internet Information ServicesHandling the cases when IIS 7 has an inetinfo.exe processN
DRDC1-8337BMC Remedy AR System,
Oracle RDBMS - Database Detail Pattern
Fixed the issue with sql query runN
DRDC1-8319Apache TomcatEnhance Apache Tomcat pattern moduleN
DRDC1-8358Oracle Business Transaction Management,
Oracle Enterprise Repository
Patterns now model SIs if parent SoftwareComponents are running on Application Server ClustersN
DRDC1-8192IBM WebSphere Extended DeploymentEnhancement for IBM WebSphere Virtual Enterprise Software Instances of v8.5N

DRDC1-8508, DRDC1-8499, DRDC1-8337, DRDC1-7353, DRDC1-8016

Oracle RDBMSAdded cluster support for Listener; Fixed unhandled kinds from getHostingNodes passed to SQL DIP queries; Fixed problem with Oracle Cluster discovery / sync between Consolidator and Scanner; Now specifies compatibility level for Oracle; Added ordering for listen_sockets list; N
DRDC1-8494Oracle Directory Server,
Red Hat Directory Server,
Sun Java System Directory Server
Fixed misleading identification of Sun ONE / Sun Java System Directory ServerY
DRDC1-8718Apache JMeterECA Error fix : added reg-ex group for port extraction; added option /B to findstr to avoid finding commented strings in properties file; added negative matching using grep to avoid finding commented strings in properties file.N

Defects Resolved

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

Defect ref.

Details

Product Page

DRDC1-8463

Problem: Appliance doesn't show Processor Information for Open Unix 8.0.0 OS Type
Solution: Code fix.

Processor Information

DRDC1-8258

Problem: Docker command with error message creates Result node in database
Solution: Code fix.

Docker

DRDC1-8448

Problem: Missing DB2 database details
Solution: Code fix.

IBM DB2 RDBMS - Database Detail Pattern

DRDC1-8324

Problem: RedHat Directory Server SI is Discovered as Sun ONE Directory Server
Solution: Code fix.

Red Hat Directory Server
Sun Java System Directory Server

DRDC1-8506

Problem: SI type may be incorrectly assigned for version 10.2
Solution: Code fix.

Oracle WebLogic Server

DRDC1-8585

Problem: Stop statement in ParsingJ2EE.createComponent causes ECA error 

Solution: Code fix.

Symphony EYC GAIA Application Server
Apache Tomcat
IBM WebSphere Application Server - Extended Discovery
IBM WebSphere Application Component Discovery
Oracle Application Server Extended Discovery
BEA WebLogic Application Server

DRDC1-8265

Problem: quote problem in IBM WebSphere MQ pattern (error AMQ8405 on windows)

Solution: Code fix.

IBM WebSphere MQ - Extended Discovery

DRDC1-8573

Problem: Discovery does not always discover the full version of Sybase ASE and Sybase backup server 
Solution: Code fix.

Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise

DRDC1-8486

Problem: Oracle Data Guard Discovery 10.1 -vs- 11.1, missing Full Version in 11.1
Solution: Code fix.

Oracle Data Guard

Command/File Matrix

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