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BMC Discovery Technology Knowledge Update 2018-Aug-1 is a deliverable for BMC Discovery 11.0, 11.1, 11.2 and 11.3 series.

Please be aware that when uploading August TKU to BMC Discovery 11.2 the following warnings may be displayed but doesn't require any further actions:

info Change to module Aruba_AP had warning model.NetworkDevice used at line 384.     

info Change to module Network.BasicStackDevice had warning model.NetworkDevice used at line 34.

info Change to module SANSwitch_FCPorts had warning at line 16 imports pattern module 'Network.BasicStackDevice' which has model.NetworkDevice used at line 34.

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.

Release Compatibility

TKU 2018-Aug-1 is released in the following streams:

  • 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 Discovery Extended Data Pack TKU 2018-Aug-1, 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 System Release Notes page.

Installation and Upgrade

  • 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
  • BMC Discovery 11.3 series - Installation and upgrade instructions are provided here

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

DRDC1-11792Oracle GoldenGateOracle GG database linking updated.N
DRDC1-10999 Sun Solaris Zone ContainerFixed Solaris Zones linkage.N
DRDC1-11794PostgreSQL RDBMSFixed port extraction.N
DRDC1-11565Oracle FormsAdded support for Oracle Forms 6i.N
DRDC1-11860BMC Real End User Experience MonitoringAdded support for new BMC End User Experience Monitoring name.N
DRDC1-11839 LogstashAdded support for Logstash modern versions.N
DRDC1-11796Sybase Replication ServerUpdated path versioning regex for the Sybase.ReplicationServer pattern.N
DRDC1-11742 IBM InfoSphere DataStageUpdated trigger.N
DRDC1-11799 DockerFixed the issue when Docker images(Software component) does not get linked to software containers.N
DRDC1-11573 Perforce HelixAdded support for Perforce Helix latest versions.N
DRDC1-11862HP ServiceGuardUpdated pattern to use non-privileged commands first.N
DRDC1-11596 Microsoft Active Directory Domain ServicesUpdated related SIs linking.N

Defects Resolved

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

Defect ref.


Product Page

SI Key Change


Problem: Fix ECA in OracleeBusinessSuite .
Solution: Code fix.

Oracle E-Business Suite



Problem: CA Autosys versioning command failing.
Solution: Code fix.

CA AutoSys Workload Automation


DRDC1-11662Problem: Kubernetes Deployment nodes are not synced to the CMDB .
Solution: Code fix.
Kubernetes N


Problem: Add restrictions for Unix commands execution.
Solution: Code fix.

TIBCO Rendezvous



Problem: MQ Extended Discovery Not Triggering PRIV command
Solution: Code fix.

IBM WebSphere MQ - Extended Discovery



Problem: Apache Tomcat SI doesn't always run with JAVA_HOME set
Solution: Code fix.

Apache Tomcat



Problem: IBM WebSphere Application Server Liberty Core pattern commands causing core dump.
Solution: Code fix.

IBM WebSphere Application Server Liberty Core



Problem: SQL Server osql parsing does not handle hard return correctly.
Solution: Code fix.

Microsoft SQL Server - Database Detail Pattern



Problem: Pattern should use path versioning for MongoDB
Solution: Code fix.




Problem: BMC Patrol Agent should parse *.errs files in a smarter way.

Solution: Code fix.

BMC Patrol AgentN

Command/File Matrix

The Command/File Matrix file (covering ALL commands executed and ALL files retrieved by the patterns) for TKU August 2018 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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