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BMC Discovery Technology Knowledge Update 2018-Feb-1 is a deliverable for BMC Atrium Discovery 10.2 and BMC Discovery 11.0, 11.1, 11.2 series.

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.

Blade Enclosure

From TKU February 2018 onwards Fujitsu Blade Enclosure is supported (DRDC1-8809).

DeviceInfo node update

For TKU February release a new virtual attribute was added to DeviceInfo node (DRDC1-10528). Update is valid for BMC Discovery 11.2 series.

CMDB Sync mapping update

Starting from TKU February 2018 BMC_OperatingSystem CIs are created for storage systems (DRUD1-21682). For more information about the CDM mapping please visit the product documentation: Default CDM Mapping.

Release Compatibility

TKU 2018-Feb-1 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 System Release Notes page.

Installation and Upgrade

  • 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

HashiCorpHashiCorp ConsulClustering and Availability Software

UNIX, Windows

YYHashiCorp Consul
EclipseEclipse Vert-xApplication framework

UNIX, Windows

YYEclipse Vert-x

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

DRDC1-10735VMware vCenter ServerFixed the issue when Manufacture name for VMWare's CI was not set.N
DRDC1-10783IBM InfoSphere Guardium S-TAP AgentInfoSphere Guardium S-TAP software package versioning update.N
DRDC1-10329Apache HTTPD-based WebserversNow mpm_event_module is supported.N
DRDC1-10648 Microsoft SQL Server - Database Detail PatternSQL Server pattern updated to search for .mdf files recursively.N
DRDC1-10203Microsoft System Center Operations ManagerAdded linux agent support.N
DRDC1-10326BMC Remedy AR SystemFixed relationship modeling between BMC Remedy Smart Reporting and Oracle Database Server SI.N
DRDC1-10525SAP Business SuiteWindows versioning for SAP productsN
DRDC1-10740VMware vCenter ServerFixed the issue with high avg search time.N
DRDC1-10668 SAP Business Suite
New versioning approaches added.N
DRDC1-10687BEA TuxedoVersioning approaches updated.N
DRDC1-8809 Fujitsu Blade EnclosureCreated pattern for Fujitsu Blade Enclosure.N


IBM Integration BusDiscovery of IBM WebSphere Message Broker was extended.N
DRDC1-10609Microsoft Forefront Identity ManagerRemoved service_pack number from product_version.N
DRDC1-10613Novell eDirectoryRemoved service_pack number from product_version.N
DRDC1-10614SAP BusinessObjects EnterpriseAdded service_pack attribute.N
DRDC1-10772Oracle Enterprise Service BusVersioning approaches updated.N

Defects Resolved

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

Defect ref.


Product Page

SI Key Change


Problem: BMC Patrol Agent has findstr command that is too broad.
Solution: Code fix.

BMC Patrol Agent



Problem: BMC.PerformanceManager.BMC_IIWS creates SIs with no "on hostname".
Solution: Code fix.

BMC Performance Manager



Problem: Informix SIs incorrectly being created.
Solution: Code fix.

IBM Informix SQL Development
IBM Informix SQL Runtime



Problem: Managed relationship with vCenter is not removed on standalone machines.
Solution: Code fix.

VMware vCenter Server



Problem: MySQL pattern can run commands even when full_process_cmd_path is empty.
Solution: Code fix.

Oracle MySQL Server



Problem: W (Esc 113205): Parsing ERRORLOG does not work if there are non utf-8 characters in the file.
Solution: Code fix.

Microsoft SQL Server - Database Detail Pattern


DRDC1-10641Problem: Oracle eBusiness Suite name contradicts host information.
Solution: Code fix.
Oracle E-Business SuiteN
DRDC1-10112Problem: The Pattern fix for ECA error in Symantec.VERITAS.ClusterServer.LocalFunctions.parseHACommands has not removed the Old cluster nodes from the appliance.
Solution: Code fix.
Symantec VERITAS Cluster ServerN


Problem: Oracle ActiveDataGuard pattern uses localToRemote, and then creates a mostly useless Peer Communication relationship.

Solution: Code fix.

Oracle Automatic Storage Management
Oracle Clusterware
Oracle RDBMS
Oracle Tuxedo Mainframe Adapter
Oracle Data Guard

Problem: BusinessObjectsWebIntelligence does not always correctly map product_version.

Solution: Code fix.

SAP BusinessObjects Web IntelligenceN


Problem: SAP BusinessObjects InfoView has ugly name.

Solution: Code fix.

SAP BusinessObjects InfoViewN

Command/File Matrix

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