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

Please be aware that when uploading July 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 Cisco_AP had warning model.NetworkDevice used at line ..

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

Oracle RDBMS pattern update

Starting from TKU July 2018 pattern checks user parameters before running srvctl command to prevent unexpected output and potential core dumps.

Hosting changes for SIs on virtual machines

Due to updates for Cluster_Support pattern, hosting for SIs running on virtual machines may change, if the related provider resources are found on the related cluster.

CMDB Sync mapping update

Number of CMDB related issues were fixed for July TKU Release. Full list of fixed items can be found here.

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-Jul-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-Jul-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








Product Page

EventuateEventuateApplication Development Software



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

DRDC1-10868Oracle RDBMS

Fixed the issue when clustered instance of Oracle Database was not created on Solaris Servers in a Local Zone.



Oracle RDBMS

Oracle RDBMS credential management updated.

DRDC1-11711 Java Virtual MachineAdded support for Java version 10+N
DRDC1-11507GitHubAdded support for the latest versions of GitHub.N
DRDC1-11558JenkinsAdded "Jenkins Project" publisher name attribute to fix normalization issue in CMDB.N
DRDC1-11488IBM Tivoli Storage ManagerUpdated tsmver command to prevent storing too much data in the output.N
DRDC1-11488Red Hat JBoss Application ServerUpdated parsing log file command to prevent storing too much data in the output. N
DRDC1-11488IBM Tivoli Integrated PortalUpdated false positive check to prevent collection of big amount of data.N
DRDC1-11561HashiCorp ConsulReduced high execution time for ConsulCluster pattern by means of number model changes.Y
DRDC1-11586Oracle Application ExpressUpdated Oracle APEX aging.N

Defects Resolved

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

Defect ref.


Product Page

SI Key Change


Problem: Possible ECA error on Windows.

Solution: Code fix.




Problem: Discovery can report non sensical version for SQL Server
Solution: Code fix.

Microsoft SQL Server



Problem: Stale LDOM links when command ldm list-domain -l -p fails on control LDOM.
Solution: Code fix.

Oracle VM Server for SPARC



Problem: Citrix Virtual Delivery Agent version info not populated.
Solution: Code fix.

Citrix XenDesktop



Problem: SQL Server pattern does not always try all possible methods to get database size
Solution: Code fix.

Microsoft SQL Server - Database Detail Pattern



Problem: JBoss AppServer : Not the expected version.
Solution: Code fix.

Red Hat JBoss Application Server



Problem: BMC Discovery scan is spawning a new ElasticSearch process on the scanned server.
Solution: Code fix.




Problem:SQL Server Extended Discovery should not report ridiculous database names.

Solution: Code fix.
Microsoft SQL Server - Database Detail PatternN


Problem: srvctl command causes core dumps.
Solution: Code fix.

Oracle RDBMS



Problem: Oracle Database pattern does not get all service_names when clustered with Symantec Veritas Cluster.
Solution: Code fix.

Oracle RDBMS
Oracle RDBMS - Database Detail Pattern


Command/File Matrix

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