BMC Discovery Technology Knowledge Update 2017-Mar-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: Default CDM Mapping.


Release Compatibility

TKU 2017-Mar-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

ApacheApache CloudStackClustering and Availability Software

Unix

YY Apache CloudStack
Red HatRed Hat CloudForms Management EngineChange and Configuration Management Software

Unix

YY Red Hat CloudForms Management Engine
ApacheApache IgniteData Access, Analysis, and Delivery Software

Unix, Windows

YY Apache Ignite

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

DRDC1-8195IBM Tivoli Composite Application Manager for Application DiagnosticsRegex in IBM.Tivoli.CompositeApplicationManager.WebsphereJ2EE.DataCollector pattern is updatedN
DRDC1-8367Oracle Forms
Oracle Reports
Oracle Forms software instance is now detected when the Application Server is defined as "SoftwareCluster"N
DRDC1-8229 Supporting files updated to better model relationship between WebLogicServer and JDBC/JoltServer that is on Virtual HostN
DRDC1-8217 Software AG webMethods Integration ServerSoftwareAG.IntegrationServer.IntegrationServer pattern updatedN
DRDC1-8138 Quest FoglightAdded support for Software instances of Quest Foglight which have version higher than 5.6.10N
DRDC1-8416 EMC VPlex startpar processVPLEX scanning updatedN
DRDC1-8196PostgreSQL RDBMS
PostgreSQL RDBMS - Database Detail Pattern
Several updates to support EDB Postgres Advanced Server and EDB PostgresSQLN
DRDC1-8015Apache HadoopApache Hadoop now uses SearchFunctions moduleN
DRDC1-8423 Simple identities for generic commands are updatedN
DRDC1-7562Microsoft .NETRegistry information is now used to determine the number of .Net versions installedN
DRDC1-7253Oracle MySQL ServerMySQL now uses the registry versioning method in preference to path versioningN
DRDC1-8198IBM Netezza AnalyticsSimple identity updatedN

DRDC1-7514
DRDC1-7515

IBM DB2 RDBMS
IBM Tivoli Application Dependency Discovery Manager
IBM PowerHA SystemMirror
PostgreSQL RDBMS
SAS Server
IBM WebSphere Application Server

Patterns updated to be cluster aware when running on AIX HACMP switch

Y
DRUD1-19924Microsoft Hyper-V ServerVM UUID now used as key opposed to instance IDY
 BMC DiscoveryPackage versioning updatedN
DRUD1-19906Red Hat KVMvm_type is now set in KVM PatternN
DRDC1-8320CA APM IntroscopeVisualization changes: low facet_priority is now set for CA Wily Introscope Agent.N
DRDC1-8085SAP Business SuiteSAP Hana now links SAP HANA Database Software Instance into the 2nd Order SAP Suite Software InstanceN

Defects Resolved

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

Defect ref.

Details

Product Page

DRDC1-8270

Problem: "Not finding Database Detail for Oracle RAC"
Solution: Code fix.

 

DRDC1-8211

Problem: "Supplied endpoint for SQL credential group named Microsoft SQL Server is none"
Solution: Code fix.

Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services

DRDC1-8137

Problem: "Unable to fetch BMC Control-M agent version on linux boxes"
Solution: Code fix.

BMC CONTROL-M

DRDC1-8203

Problem: "HyperV pattern tries to run UUID WMI Query if host is running Linux"
Solution: Code fix.
Microsoft Hyper-V Server
DRDC1-8233Problem: "Pattern sets full version instead of product version"
Solution: Code fix.
CA Software Change Manager
Fujitsu Interstage Application Server
HP Command View EVA
Informatica PowerCenter
New Relic APM
DRDC1-8419Problem: "Processes may not be correctly linked"
Solution: Code fix.
BMC BladeLogic Database Automation
BMC TrueSight Middleware and Transaction Monitor
Citrix XenServer
Microsoft Internet Information Services
Oracle VM Server for SPARC
Symantec VERITAS Storage Foundation File System
DRUD1-19959Problem: "KVM pattern does not link hosts to VMs in some cases"
Solution: Code fix.
Red Hat KVM
DRDC1-8327Problem: "Possible relationship issue between "HP Integrity Virtual Machine" with the hostContainer when VM is moving to an other host"
Solution: Code fix.
HP Integrity Virtual Machines
DRDC1-8230Problem: "Internal version may be reported in correctly for SQL Server if WMI versioning is used"
Solution: Partial code fix.
Microsoft SQL Server

Command/File Matrix

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