Technology Knowledge Update TKU 2017-Feb-1

BMC Discovery Technology Knowledge Update 2017-Feb-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.

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: https://docs.bmc.com/docs/display/DISCO111/Default+CDM+Mapping.

Release Compatibility

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

Products

Vendor

Product

Category

Platforms

Instances

Versioning

Product Page

IBMIBM Operational Decision ManagerProject and Portfolio Management

Unix UNIX Windows

YY IBM Operational Decision Manager
Micro FocusMicro Focus Silk PerformerPerformance Management Software

Windows

YY Micro Focus Silk Performer

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

DRDC1-7983 Apache Derby RDBMSAlternative active versioning path for Apache Derby product should be addedN
DRDC1-7576VMware vCenter ServerUpdated vCenter Server pattern to support version 6.5N
DRDC1-7711SAS ServerSAS Server pattern key updatedY
DRDC1-8125Oracle Glassfish Open Message QueueOracle Glassfish Open Message Queue key updatedY
DRDC1-5716Microsoft Cluster Server
Microsoft SQL Server - Database Detail Pattern
Updated MS Cluster server and MS SQL Server patterns to support MS SQL AlwaysOnN
DRDC1-8047VMware Virtual Machine softwareSmall updatesN
DRDC1-7918EntuityPattern now creates a link from Entuity to MariaDBN
 

IBM Workload Partitions for AIX
Red Hat KVM
VMware Virtual Machine software
VMWare vCenter Server
Sun Solaris Zone Container

Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager
SolarWinds Virtualization Manager

Minor updatesN
DRDC1-7989Adobe Acrobat Elements Server
BMC TrueSight IT Data Analytics
IBM Cognos Business Intelligence
Microsoft SQL Server
Oracle VM Server for SPARC
Sun Hardware
Minor updatesN
DRDC1-7857BMC Control-M Batch DiscoverySmall updatesN
 IBM WebSphere InterChange ServerUpdated search attribute name for the related WebSphere MQ Manager instanceN
DRUD1-19499
DRUD1-19504
IBM Workload Partitions for AIX
Citrix XenServer
HP Integrity Virtual Machines
Microsoft Hyper-V Server
Oracle VM
Parallels Virtuozzo Containers
Red Hat KVM
Oracle Solaris Zone Cluster
Oracle VM VirtualBox
VMware Virtual Machine software
VMWare vCenter Server
Xen Source Xen Domain Virtualization Software
Sun Solaris Zone Container
Cluster model updates + small fixesN

Defects Resolved

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

Defect ref.

Details

Product Page

DRDC1-8000

Problem: Need to update stop condition for PostgreSQL on Windows
Solution: Code fix.

PostgreSQL RDBMS

DRDC1-8012

Problem: Trigger update for OpenLDAP
Solution: Code fix.

OpenLDAP

DRDC1-8049Problem: Microsoft Cluster has no Cluster service
Solution: Code fix.
Microsoft Cluster Server
DRDC1-7633Problem: 10genMongoDB pattern does not create a Replication Cluster SI when required
Solution: Code fix.
MongoDB
DRDC1-6682Problem: SAP Suite SI maps to CI with loop relationship in CMDB
Solution: Code fix.
SAP Business Suite
DRDC1-8003Problem: HP Integrity VM fails to extract VM name from command line
Solution: Code fix.
HP Integrity Virtual Machines
 Problem: ssl port may not be populated in some cases
Solution: Code fix.
IBM WebSphere Application Server
DRDC1-7628Problem: No relationship between HP Integrity VM SI and its related host
Solution: Code fix.
HP Integrity Virtual Machines

Command/File/DBQueries Matrix

The Command/File/DBQueries Matrix file (covering ALL commands executed, ALL files retrieved and ALL Database Queries executed by the patterns) for TKU February 2017 can be downloaded from  here .

The main command/file/dbqueries matrix documentation is accessible from the Got a Problem to Solve? page or directly from here.

 

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