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BMC Discovery Technology Knowledge Update 2017-Jul-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-Jul-1 is released in the following streams:

  • Release compatible with BMC Atrium Discovery 10.x series
  • Release compatible with BMC Discovery 11.x series


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.


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








Product Page

Rapid7NexposeSecurity and Vulnerability Management Software

Windows Unix

YY Nexpose
F-SecureF-Secure Anti-VirusSecure Content and Threat Management


YY F-Secure Anti-Virus
PentahoPentaho BI SuiteAdvanced Analytics Software

Unix Windows

YY Pentaho BI Suite

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.


RFE ref.

Product Page


SI Key Change

DRDC1-9120MemcachedAdded Windows OS support.N
DRDC1-8331Software AG webMethods Integration Server

Updated SoftwareAG package count method.

DRDC1-9329Apache HTTPD-based Webservers
Apache HTTPD-based Webservers - Extended Discovery Pattern
Discovery of Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Web Server was added to the ApacheBasedWebserver pattern.Y
DRDC1-9104 VMware Virtual Machine softwareAdded support for VMware Esxi Vm's on Nutanix environment.N
DRDC1-9085RedHat JBoss Extended Discovery Updated configuration file path extraction.N
DRDC1-9073 Oracle RDBMSFixed the issue with connection to databases.N



BMC Remedy AR SystemFixed smart reporting issue on Linux systems and old versions.N
DRDC1-9034Oracle Engineered SystemsFixed the issue with discovery of Private Cloud Appliance (PCA).N
DRDC1-9171Sun Java System Directory ServerFixed the issue with running ns-slapd command.N
DRDC1-9193Trend Micro Smart Protection ServerFix Incorrect tree path for TrendMicro.SmartProtectionServer.N
DRDC1-8543 Software AG My webMethods ServerEnhancement implemented for Software AG My webMethods Server.N


Sun Java System Directory ServerUpdated versioning methods.N
DRDC1-9163Sun Java System Directory ServerUpdated egrep command execution on Solaris.N
DRDC1-9091RedHat JBoss Extended Discovery Fixed the issue in discovering deployed applications by Redhat JBoss Extended Discovery.N
DRDC1-8382Red Hat KVMUpdated regex to extract VM name.N
DRDC1-9013IBM IMMNow pattern creates links between IBM IMM and Hosts.N
DRDC1-9220Sun Solaris Zone ContainerAdded support for solaris kernel zones.N

Defects Resolved

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

Defect ref.


Product Page


Problem: JIRA software is not discovered properly.
Solution: Code fix.

Atlassian Jira


Problem: ZoneConsolidateFromSI pattern needs to be updated to fix the issue with hostname only matching.
Solution: Code fix.

Sun Solaris Zone Container


Problem: IBM Sterling Secure Proxy Configuration Manager Triggers on incorrect Process.
Solution: Code fix.

IBM Sterling Secure Proxy


Problem: Kafka pattern triggers on all java processes.
Solution: Code fix.

Apache Kafka


Problem: Apache Mesos Agent TPL throwing ECA Error.
Solution: Code fix.

Apache Mesos


Problem: Same Oracle databases are shown as server and client and checking provenance gives an error.
Solution: Code fix.

Oracle RDBMS

DRDC1-9319Problem: Einstein software causes BMC Remedy AR System Server SI to be created.
Solution: Code fix.
BMC Remedy AR System
DRDC1-9206Problem: SYNC-Error Cross-reference CI BMC_SoftwareServer with key ..... was not resolved.
Solution: Code fix.

Command/File Matrix

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