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


Starting from TKU 2018 March release, BMC Discovery 11.2 fully discovers Cisco Systems stacked devices. For more information, see Viewing a network device.

Please be aware that when uploading June 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-Jun-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 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

Products

Vendor

Product

Category

Platforms

Instances

Versioning

Product Page

EMC

Elastic Cloud Storage PortalStorage and Device Management SoftwareUnixYYEMC Elastic Cloud Storage Portal

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

DRDC1-11434, DRDC1-11453 PostgreSQL RDBMS
PostgreSQL RDBMS - Database Detail Pattern

Added bind_address and conf_dir attributes.

Updated sql query method.

N
DRDC1-11073 Microsoft Cluster ServerAdded ability to Discover cluster FQDN in Microsoft.MSCluster pattern.N
DRDC1-11212, DRDC1-11256 Oracle WebLogic ServerUpdated configuration parsing in WebLogicApplicationServer pattern.N
DRDC1-11387WordpressWordpress pattern modelling was updated.Y
DRDC1-11443Eclipse Foundation EclipseEclipse xpath evaluation updated.N
DRDC1-11121 Versant Object DatabaseAdded support for Versant 9 Database.N
DRDC1-11346Microsoft Internet Information Services - Extended DiscoveryUpdated parsing of connection strings for IIS.N
DRDC1-11242Microsoft Internet Information Services - Extended DiscoveryUpdated linkage for IIS website SoftwareComponents and LoadBalancerMembers.N
DRDC1-11396Flexera FLEXnet PublisherKey modeling updated. Approach of license files discovery is updated. Y
DRDC1-11201 BMC Digital WorkplaceAdded "edition" attribute to BMC Digital Workplace SI.N
DRDC1-7583BMC Real End User Experience MonitoringAdded support for BMC EUEM Virtual Edition discovered by SNMP.N
DRDC1-11418Brocade Network AdvisorImproved trigger and versioning approach.N

Defects Resolved

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

Defect ref.

Details

Product Page

SI Key Change

DRDC1-11452

Problem: WMI query of the Microsoft Hyper-V Server pattern is still failing.

Solution: Code fix

Microsoft Hyper-V ServerN
DRDC1-11291

Problem: Oracle physical hosts not related to Xen VMs configured on them.

Solution: Code fix.

Oracle VMN

DRDC1-10338

Problem: Missing version for Oracle Data Manager for BRM.
Solution: Code fix.

Oracle Communications Billing and Revenue Management

N

DRDC1-11370

Problem: SQL Server should model databases with a period in their name.
Solution: Code fix.

Microsoft SQL Server - Database Detail Pattern

N

DRDC1-11407

Problem: VM rename can lead to unexpected SI naming
Solution: Code fix.

VMware Virtual Machine software

N

DRDC1-11441

Problem: Red Hat OpenShift ECA error/KeyError: 'containerStatuses'
Solution: Code fix.

Kubernetes (Functions)

N

DRDC1-11428

Problem: Oracle.OracleRDBMS_Options.OptionPackFunctions pattern ECA Error.

Solution: Code fix.

Oracle RDBMS Installed Options

N

DRDC1-10977

Problem: The software components of type Apache Webserver Website is not discovered.
Solution: Code fix.

Apache HTTPD-based Webservers - Extended Discovery Pattern

N

DRDC1-10121

Problem: Don't correctly report NVD for SuSE Linux.
Solution: Code fix.

National Vulnerability Database

N

DRDC1-10929

Problem: Links to documentation, and other sites are out of date.
Solution: Code fix.

Discovery Condition AIX Netstat truncates IPv6 Addresses

Discovery Condition Red Hat Enterprise Linux RHBA_2012_0188

Discovery Condition Solaris 11 Command Line Truncation

Discovery Condition vSphere Socket Exhaustion

Discovery Condition Windows 2003 KB932370

N

Command/File Matrix

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