BMC Discovery Technology Knowledge Update 2017-Jun-1 is a deliverable for BMC Atrium Discovery 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 June 2017 and onward LoadBalancerInstance can be related to SoftwareInstance in addition to NetworkDevice. That will be used in conjunction with the TKU pattern for HA Proxy(software load balancer), which is expected to be released soon(TKU August or TKU September). For more information about the CDM mapping please visit the product documentation: Default CDM Mapping.

Release Compatibility

TKU 2017-Jun-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

MicroStrategyMicroStrategyEnd-User Query, Reporting, and Analysis

Unix, Windows

YY MicroStrategy
Red HatRed Hat OpenShiftClustering and Availability Software

Unix

YY Red Hat OpenShift
MicrosoftMicrosoft System Center Operations Manager(Server)Event Management Tools

Windows

YY Microsoft System Center Operations Manager
MicrofocusMicrofocus Silk CentralAutomated Software Quality Tools

Windows

YY Microfocus Silk Central
EdgeEdge enPortalEnterprise PortalsUnixYNEdge enPortal

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

DRDC1-8523,

DRDC1-8727

Oracle WebLogic Server

Updated Cluster management code

Software Performing ClusteringN
DRDC1-6974Red Hat Global File SystemUpdated Cluster management codeSoftware Performing ClusteringN

DRDC1-8680,

DRDC1-8674

Oracle ClusterwareUpdated Cluster management codeClustering PlatformN

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

DRDC1-9040RedisAdded active versioning approach and updated configuration file extraction (for Windows platforms)N
DRDC1-8677 BMC Remedy AR SystemFixed the issue with MidTier modellingN
DRDC1-8892DockerTrigger updatedN
DRDC1-8722Processor InformationAdded support for processor_type POWER8E (raw)N
DRDC1-8789Apache KafkaAdded support for Apache Kafka for WindowsY
DRDC1-8860BMC Performance ManagerFixed DB ageing issueN
DRDC1-8865Microsoft SQL ServerCluster linking issue is fixedN
DRDC1-8849SAP Business SuiteUpdated SAP Bussiness Suite modelN
DRDC1-8841CA APM IntroscopeUpdated versioning methodsN
DRDC1-9103Oracle MySQL ServerEnhanced process arguments extractionN
DRDC1-9126HP ServiceGuardNumber of enhancements for 'cmviewcl' command executionN

DRDC1-8879

Microsoft Hyper-V ServerFixed the issue with modelling MS virtual machine in MS ClusterN
DRDC1-8489Oracle RDBMS Installed OptionsPattern OracleRDBMS_Options should now use the options_packs_usage_Statistics.sqlN
DRDC1-8844Oracle Automatic Storage Management
Oracle RDBMS
Fixed global_db_name attribute issue. Updated links between Oracle and Listener instances running on ClustersN
DRDC1-8824Software AG webMethods Integration ServerUpdated approach of handling wm_home with wildcards N

Defects Resolved

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

Defect ref.

Details

Product Page

DRDC1-8896

Problem: WebSphere MQ pattern command updates cause not needed PRIV_RUN executionon
Solution: Code fix.

IBM WebSphere MQ - Extended Discovery

106065Problem: IBM WAS Pattern causing ECA Engine Errors
Solution: Code fix.
IBM WebSphere Application Server Web Server Plug-in
DRDC1-9101Problem: BMC_Product named "None for Skype Business" when synced to the CMDB
Solution: Code fix.
SoftwareInstance_Product.tpl

Command/File Matrix

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