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BMC Discovery Technology Knowledge Update 2017-Sep-1 is a deliverable for BMC Atrium Discovery 10.1, 10.2 and BMC Discovery 11.0, 11.1, 11.2 series. It is described in the following sections:

Important information

This update contains Product Content and requires an appliance restart as part of the installation

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.

Load Balancers

From TKU September 2017 onwards a new Windows Network Load Balancer is supported. For more information about load balancers please visit the product documentation: Load Balancers.

CMDB Sync mapping update

For TKU September 2017 the issue (DRUD1-20897) when first-order Software Instances that contain other Software Instances could be handled incorrectly when included in application models, leading to incorrect relationships in the CMDB was fixed. For more information about the CDM mapping please visit the product documentation: Default CDM Mapping.

Release Compatibility

TKU 2017-Sep-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
  • BMC Discovery   11.2 series  - Installation and upgrade instructions are provided here

Products

Vendor

Product

Category

Platforms

Instances

Versioning

Product Page

HPHP Essential Services MonitorPerformance Management Software

Unix

YY HP Essential Services Monitor
MicrosoftMicrosoft Windows Server AppFabricInstant Communications Applications

Windows

YY Microsoft Windows Server AppFabric
ObserveITObserveITEnd-User Query, Reporting, and Analysis

Unix, Windows

YY ObserveIT
Red HatRed Hat InfinispanData Integration and Access Software

Unix, Windows

YY Red Hat Infinispan

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

DRDC1-9655 Corosync Cluster Engine
Linux-HA Cluster
Number of updates introduced for ClusterEngine pattern.N
DRDC1-9438SAP Business Suite

Fixed the problem in SAP queries for MSSQL.

N
DRDC1-4028Informatica PowerCenterFixed license node removal.N
DRDC1-9398Commvault Virtual Server ProtectionUpdated trigger for Commvault Media Agent.N
DRDC1-9901 IBM WebSphere MQAdded getHostingNode function for Clusters linkage.N
DRDC1-9423 Cluster_Support.tplAdded an ability to link clustered SIs to the HP Service Guard Cluster based on SI listening IP address and IP addresses on ClusterServices .N
DRDC1-9793 Symantec Enterprise Security ManagerNumber of updates introduced to the pattern 'Symantec ESM Connection Manager' .N
DRDC1-9697Oracle VMAdded  model.setRemovalGroup to "Oracle VM Virtual Machine" pattern .N
DRDC1-9864 IBM Integration BusFixed versioning issue.N
DRDC1-9512 Oracle ILOM

Added a check for virtual hosts.

Added relations between ILOM and LDom Container.

N
DRDC1-9799CA eHealthCA eHealth pattern now includes Windows processes in addition to LinuxN

DRDC1-9460,

DRDC1-9835

SAP HANA

Versioning enhancement is introduced.

Added support for SAP HANA Extended Application Services.

N
DRDC1-9777BMC DiscoveryAdded no-follow rule for Oracle DB to BMC Discovery pattern.N
DRDC1-9457IBM General Parallel File SystemPattern updated to support a new product name - " IBM Spectrum Scale".N
DRDC1-9423, DRDC1-9839 Oracle RDBMS

IPs now can be used as evidence for clustered Oracle SI identification.

Added configuration option for oracle patch extraction.

Added secondary method for served_oracle_instances identification based on listener name.

N
DRDC1-9440, DRDC1-9432 Microsoft SQL ServerNumber of enhancements for Microsoft SQLServer pattern.N
DRDC1-5602

IBM Tivoli Composite Application Manager Response Time Tracking, IBM Tivoli Composite Application Manager for Internet Service Monitoring,

IBM Tivoli Composite Application Manager for Application Diagnostics,

IBM Tivoli Monitoring,

IBM Tivoli CAM for Response Time,

IBM Tivoli CAM for Transactions

Updated SI name.N
DRDC1-6295 IBM Informix 4GL Rapid Development SystemIBM Informix 4GL's "RDS" was renamed to "Rapid Development System".N
DRDC1-9807 IBM Tivoli Storage ManagerEnhanced versioning extraction on Linux hosts.N
DRDC1-9631Apache Derby RDBMSAdded false positive check for "Apache Derby Database Engine"N
DRDC1-9797Neo4jUpdated trigger, added new methods for install_root and config_dir extraction.N
DRDC1-9890Red Hat KVMPackage versioning was fixed.N
DRDC1-9720Progress OpenEdge RDBMS - Database Detail PatternFixed arguments extraction.N
DRDC1-8686Microsoft SQL Server
Microsoft SQL Server - Database Detail Pattern
Added support for Microsoft SQL Server running on Linux.N
DRDC1-6779Processor InformationUpdated method of setting cpu_threading_enabled attribute.N
DRDC1-9841BMC Patrol AgentFixed the names for BMCPatrolAgent SoftwareComponentsN

Defects Resolved

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

Defect ref.

Details

Product Page

DRDC1-8288

Problem: Bad short_names on many VirtualMachines
Solution: Code fix.

IBM Workload Partitions for AIX
Citrix XenServer
HP Integrity Virtual Machines
Microsoft Hyper-V Server
Oracle VM
VMware Virtual Machine software
Xen Source Xen Domain Virtualization Software

DRDC1-9767, DRDC1-9766

Problem: We should assign correct version to JBoss AS.

JBoss AS becomes WildFly. Updates required.

Solution: Code fix.

Adobe LiveCycle
BMC TrueSight Capacity Optimization
BMC Recovery Manager
BMC Release Process Management
BMC Remedy AR System
HP OpenView Performance Insight
IBM FileNet Image Services Resource Adapter
IBM Tivoli Composite Application Manager for Application Diagnostics
Red Hat JBoss Application Server
Red Hat JBoss Portal
Revitas CARS
TIBCO Master Data Management

DRDC1-8093

Problem: vCenter Cluster keys are not unique
Solution: Code fix.

VMware vCenter Server

DRDC1-7959

Problem: IBM WebSphere Extended Deployment sometimes cannot find linked IBM WebSphere Application Server Software Instance
Solution: Code fixed.

IBM WebSphere Extended Deployment

DRDC1-9656

Problem: Apache Ambari Agent will never be linked to Apache Ambari Server
Solution: Code fix.

Apache Ambari

DRDC1-8358

Problem: Patterns don't model SIs if parent SoftwareComponents are running on Application Server Clusters
Solution: Code fix.

Oracle Enterprise Data Quality
Oracle WebCenter Portal

DRDC1-9582 Problem: The 'set DB2INSTANCE' command in IBM.DB2.RDBMS_Extended is not working correctly.
Solution: Code fix.

IBM DB2 RDBMS

IBM DB2 RDBMS - Database Detail Pattern

DRDC1-9870

Problem: Demo VA contains ECA errors.

Solution: Code fix.

Sun Java System Webserver
DRDC1-9783

Problem: Wrong containment links to the "SAP Central Server"

Solution: Code fix.

SAP Business Suite
DRDC1-9788

Problem: MSSQLServer can find version then "lose it"

Solution: Code fix.

Microsoft SQL Server
DRDC1-9787

Problem: MSSQLServer fails to report bind_address

Solution: Code fix.

Microsoft SQL Server
Microsoft SQL Server - Database Detail Pattern
DRDC1-9568

Problem: Incorrect package is used for versioning for HP Version Control Agent.

Solution: Code fix.

HP Systems Insight Manager
DRDC1-9330

Problem: CMDB sync cardinality errors on some TIBCO / AIX devices.

Solution: Code fix.

TIBCO Adapters
DRDC1-9871

Problem: ECA Error on running ESX_Storage pattern.

Solution: Code fix.

VMware_ESX
Case 111270

Problem: ECA Engine Errors during Discovery of Exadata and Private Cloud Appliance.

Solution: Code fix.

Oracle Engineered Systems
DRDC1-9800

Problem: NVD pattern does not handle Windows 2008 edition attributes correctly.

Solution: Code fix.

National Vulnerability Database

Command/File Matrix

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