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BMC Discovery Technology Knowledge Update 2017-Dec-1 is a deliverable for BMC Atrium Discovery  10.2 and BMC Discovery 11.0, 11.1 and 11.2 series.

Product content updates require appliance restart

This TKU release contains product content additions. When product content is added, the appliance is restarted as part of the update. You are given the opportunity to prevent the restart, though if you do so, none of the knowledge content will be installed.

Cisco UCS discovery update

Cisco UCS are modeled as HostContainer in Discovery and exported as BMC_ComputerSystem in CMDB. Their names were not unique which was causing some trouble in the CMDB. Now to prevent the issue Serial Number value is used in the name attribute.

Release Compatibility

TKU 2017-Dec-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 10.2 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 Spectrum ControlStorage and Device Management Software

Unix, Windows

YY IBM Spectrum Control
BMCBMC End User Experience MonitoringPerformance Management Software

Windows Unix

YYBMC End User Experience Monitoring

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

DRDC1-10370 IBM Integration BusVersioning approaches updated for old versions of "IBM Information Bus" .N
DRDC1-9714TIBCO Enterprise Message ServicePattern updated to make TIBCO Enterprise Message Service Instance Names more unique.N
DRDC1-10384 Windows Network Load BalancerPublisher name was added to metadata.N
DRDC1-10361Oracle VM Server for SPARCVersion attribute was added.N
DRDC1-5138Eclipse Foundation Eclipse
IBM Business Process Manager
IBM Rational Performance Tester
IBM Data Studio
"Integration Designer" and "Process Designer" components were added to IBM Business Process Manager patternN
DRDC1-10418Processor InformationAdded cpuinfo value to Intel_Xeon table for E5-2660-v4.N
DRDC1-10283Oracle RDBMSAdded alternative means of obtaining ora_home.N
DRDC1-10277IBM WorklightFixed the issue when IBM Worklight Server was improperly recognized on some WebSphere Application Server Liberty Core instances.N
DRDC1-10470Red Hat JBoss Application ServerVersioning methods updated.N
DRDC1-10337Oracle Process ManagerVersioning methods updated.N

DRDC1-9909,

DRDC1-9889,

DRDC1-10134

MongoDB
MongoDB - Database Detail Pattern

Added support for additional primary processes.

Fixed the issue when Database details for MongoDB were not discovered.

N
DRDC1-10324CA ARCserve Backup Agent for Open FilesPackage versioning updated.N
DRDC1-8535Microsoft Lync ServerFixed linking for microsoft lync cluster.N
DRDC1-10339Oracle Real Application ClustersFixed versioning issue.N

Defects Resolved

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

Defect ref.

Details

Product Page

SI Key Change

DRDC1-10176

Problem: Wrong method of obtaining a "model" for HostContainer.
Solution: Code fix.

Cisco UCS

N

DRDC1-10399

Problem: SI for IBM Rational RequisitePro is not linked to the host .
Solution: Code fix.

IBM Rational RequisitePro

N

DRDC1-10400

Problem: Docker pattern does not correctly handle whitespace in command output.
Solution: Code fix.

Docker

N

DRDC1-10363

Problem: Apache Tomcat check for Windows is too strict.
Solution: Code fix.

Apache Tomcat

N

DRDC1-10303, DRDC1-10403

Problem: BMC Performance Manager relationships and aging need to be updated.
Solution: Code fix.

BMC Performance Manager

N

DRDC1-10318 Problem: NVD_Linking.tplpre does not handle Windows architecture correctly.
Solution: Code fix.
National Vulnerability DatabaseN
DRDC1-9549 Problem: NVD Linking does not handle Windows Server 2016 hosts.
Solution: Code fix.
National Vulnerability DatabaseN
DRDC1-10316 Problem: We do not create the correct CPE string for Windows 2003 hosts.
Solution: Code fix.
National Vulnerability DatabaseN

DRDC1-10426

Problem: Some SQL Server versions are not found.
Solution: Code fix.
Microsoft SQL Server (MSSQLServerVersionTables)N

Command/File Matrix

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