Technology Knowledge Update TKU 2017-May-1

BMC Discovery Technology Knowledge Update 2017-May-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-May-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.

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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

Trend MicroTrend Micro Smart Protection ServerSecurity and Vulnerability Management Software

UNIX

YY Trend Micro Smart Protection Server
ApacheApache MesosWorkload Scheduling and Automation Software

UNIX

YY Apache Mesos

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
DRDC1-1297

Oracle Solaris Zone Cluster,
Oracle Solaris Cluster,

Linux-HA Cluster,

Red Hat Global File System

Updated Cluster naming

Clustering PlatformN
DRDC1-8556Microsoft Cluster ServerFixed the issue with  __RELPATH extractionClustering 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

DRDC1-8574Sybase Adaptive Server EnterpriseFixed missing bind address and port infoN
DRDC1-8635Microsoft Windows SharePoint ServicesAdded a check for Microsoft Sharepoint to prevent "could not resolve endpoint" messagesN
DRDC1-8633HP Systems Insight ManagerPackage versioning updatedN
DRDC1-6925 IBM InfoSphere Information ServerAdded support for the latest version of IBM InfoSphere Information Server (v11.3)N
DRDC1-8676 J2EE.InferredModelFixed the issue when J2EE.InferredModel doesn't accumulate web.xml filesN
DRDC1-8741Red Hat JBoss Application ServerFixed the problem of Discovering JBoss Application ServersY
DRDC1-8578Red Hat KVMFixed the issue when ADDM does not create the "KVM Virtual Machine" SI's for 1 Hypervisor linux 10.1.0.3N
DRDC1-8595Oracle CoherenceFixed the issue when different process of "Oracle Coherence" on same host with same identificationN
DRDC1-7503IBM Tivoli Integrated Portal
IBM Tivoli Key Lifecycle Manager
Added support for IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager 2.5 and laterY
DRDC1-8440Apache ZookeeperPackage versioning addedN
DRDC1-8782SAP Business SuiteUpdated to use new style functionN
DRDC1-8288Sun Solaris Zone ContainerShort_name attribute enhancementN
DRDC1-8682Microsoft SQL Server - Database Detail PatternBetter handle of SQL Server SIs with multiple sources of DBDetailsN
DRDC1-8792Microsoft SQL ServerFixed bug in how we model clustered softwareN
DRDC1-8579Oracle Enterprise ManagerNumber of enhancements for the latest versions of the productN

Defects Resolved

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

Defect ref.

Details

Product Page

DRDC1-8533,

 DRDC1-8787

Problem: Incorrect number of cores is reported for Windows OS
Solution: Code fix.

Processor Information

DRDC1-8823

Problem: Pattern for ProcessorInfo_Windows needs update on detection of KB932370

Solution: Code fix.

Processor Information
DRDC1-7659

Problem: Multiple copies of the same pattern logic in MySQL, MariaDB, PerconaDB

Solution: Code fix.

Oracle MySQL Server

DRDC1-8004

Problem: IIS pattern does not remove application_name if it is "Default Application"

Solution: Code fix.

Microsoft Internet Information Services
DRDC1-8526

Problem: Missing link between "Oracle Goldengate" and "Oracle Database Server"

Solution: Code fix.

Oracle GoldenGate
DRDC1-8571

Problem: Certain versions missing from mapping table we use to map internal version to product_version in Microsoft SQL Server

Solution: Create mapping table automatically using information obtained directly from Microsoft

Microsoft.SQLServer
DRDC1-8735

Problem: BMC Performance Manager for Databases is being improperly discovered even though they are not running

Solution: Code fix.

BMC Performance Manager
DRDC1-8838

Problem: BMC MS IIS RDBMS_Link Pattern causing ECA Engine Errors

Solution: Code fix.

Microsoft Internet Information Services - Extended Discovery

Command/File Matrix

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