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BMC Discovery Technology Knowledge Update 2017-Oct-2 is a deliverable for BMC Atrium Discovery 10.1, 10.2 and BMC Discovery 11.0, 11.1, 11.2 series.

TKU 2017-Oct-2 is a re-release of Technology Knowledge Update October 2017 which fixes major TKU issue: "NVD can create an ECA when it triggers on a host with an integer for a service pack" (DRDC1-10119) . This issue was identified in the original TKU for October 2017 release.

If you have already installed the original version of the Technology Knowledge Update for October 2017, it is strongly recommended that you upgrade your TKU to this re-release and then remove the previous version from the appliance.

Product content updates require appliance restart

This TKU release contains product content additions. When product content is added, the appliance is restarted as part of the update. You are given the opportunity to prevent the restart, though if you do so, none of the knowledge content will be installed.

HostContainers name attribute update

For TKU October 2017 Serial Number value was added to the name attribute for Host Containers like: Oracle Exadata, IBM POWER System, Solaris LDOMS . Current change will make Host Containers name unique and consistent overall in Discovery.

CMDB Sync mapping update

From TKU October 2017 onwards relationships in CMDB between VPLEX and backend storage, and Consuming host and backend Storage are created (DRUD1-21712). For more information about the CDM mapping please visit the product documentation: Default CDM Mapping.

Release Compatibility

TKU 2017-Oct-2 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 10.1 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
  • BMC Discovery    11.2 series - Installation and upgrade instructions are provided here








Product Page

AxwayAxway InterchangeBusiness-to-Business Middlewares


YN Axway Interchange
BlazegraphBlazegraph DatabaseNonrelational Database Management SystemsUnix, WindowsYYBlazegraph Database
Carbon BlackCb ProtectionSecure Content and Threat ManagementUnix, WindowsYYCarbon Black Cb Protection
Carbon BlackCb ResponseSecure Content and Threat ManagementUnix, WindowsYYCarbon Black Cb Response
EMCEMC ViPR SRMStorage and Device Management SoftwareUnixYYEMC ViPR SRM

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

DRDC1-9914 JacORBFixed the issue with duplicate JacORB ORB SIs.N
DRDC1-9950 IBM Tivoli Netcool-OMNIbusVersioning issue was fixed.N
DRDC1-7352Microsoft SQL Server - Database Detail PatternAdded compatibility level attribute for SQL Server databases.N
DRDC1-9593Microsoft SQL Server - Database Detail Pattern
The pattern now gets a list of databases from the ERRORLOG in addition to the other methods, but only if explicitly requested by the user
DRDC1-9668 Microsoft SQL ServerUpdated searching approach for .mdf files.N
DRDC1-9670 Microsoft SQL ServerBetter approach to the find the ERRORLOG fileN
DRDC1-8974 National Vulnerability DatabaseService pack information now added to NVD script.N
DRDC1-9789Quest FoglightTrigger and product_version regex were updated.N
DRDC1-9944 EMC CIM Object ManagerFixed the issue with ECOM and EMC VMAX Storage Pattern Performance.N
DRDC1-9986Oracle VM Server for SPARCIssue when Solaris LDOM pattern removes links to cluster node is now fixed.N
DRDC1-10038IBM WebSphere Application Server Web Server Plug-inUpdated the logic for Website SCs and WAS SCs linking.N
DRDC1-9565Oracle Transparent GatewaysUpdated regexes for Detail types identification.N
DRDC1-9697Oracle VMRemoval of old VMs issue is now fixed.N



VMware Virtual Machine softwareFixed the issue when SI.ram value was not extracted.N



IBM DB2 RDBMS - Database Detail Pattern

Added local and remote node obtaining; modified additional attributes adding;

changed services_file_subset regex, to pass commented lines.




Oracle Engineered Systems
IBM AIX System p Hardware
Oracle VM Server for SPARC
Updated HostContainer name attributes.N
DRDC1-9966Symantec Veritas Cluster ServerFixed regex parsing output of 'hasys -list' as losing a cluster member thereby causing a subsequent ECA error.N
DRDC1-9962Oracle CoherenceUpdated edition and version extraction approaches.N



Oracle RDBMSUpdated known_versions list.N

Defects Resolved

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

Defect ref.


Product Page


Problem: NVD can create an ECA when it triggers on a host with an integer for a service pack.

Solution: Code fix.

National Vulnerability Database

Problem: ECA error in Windows NLB pattern.

Solution: Code fix.

Windows Network Load Balancer


Problem: Running tivoli cinfo command with insufficient permissions may result in timeouts long after command has finished
Solution: Code fix.

IBM Tivoli Monitoring

(Common Functions)


Problem: HAProxy LoadBalancerService keys are not specific enough cause shared LoadBalancerSerivce nodes.
Solution: Code fix.

HA Proxy

DRDC1-9718 Problem:  BMC Patrol Agent needs to check if modules it discovers are running.
Solution: Code fix.
BMC Patrol Agent
DRDC1-10021Problem: Do not get CPE IDs for ambiguous W2K3 servers.
Solution: Code fix.
National Vulnerability Database

Command/File Matrix

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