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BMC Discovery Technology Knowledge Update 2018-May-1 is a deliverable for BMC Atrium Discovery 10.2 and 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 May 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-May-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
  • BMC Discovery 11.3 series - Installation and upgrade instructions are provided here








Product Page

Kong Inc.KongOther Development and Deployment


VMwareVMware Tools Virtual Machine SoftwareUnix, WindowsYYVMware Tools
QualysQualys Cloud AgentChange and Configuration Management SoftwareUnix, WindowsYYQualys Cloud Agent

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



Nginx WebserverRemoved TKU Pattern Dependencies for Nginx, updated configuration path extraction.N
DRDC1-11251IBM Sterling B2B Integrator
IBM Sterling File Gateway
False positive check added for File Gateway.N
DRDC1-10987 Sun Solaris Zone ContainerUpdated Solaris Zones linkage.N
DRDC1-11209 Microsoft Windows HPC Server

Updated HPCServer pattern so it now creates inference.associate links from the SI to all the related processes.

DRDC1-10673Oracle RDBMSImproved Oracle.OracleRDBMS.DatabaseServer script.N
DRDC1-10997 Sybase Adaptive Server EnterpriseAdded new method of finding location of interfaces files from process args for Sybase ASE.N





Oracle WebLogic Server
  • Updated path versioning
  • Added heap_min_size and heap_max_size attributes
  • Updated Weblogic release classification
DRDC1-11159MongoDBAdded alternative approach for Cluster modeling.N
DRDC1-11309DockerAdded tags to Docker Software Container.N

Defects Resolved

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

Defect ref.


Product Page

SI Key Change


Problem: Patterns have incorrect data in the known versions.
Solution: Code fix.

BMC IT Service Management
BMC Remedy Single Sign-On
BMC Discovery



Problem: VMware_Event_Functions.moveStorage function must properly handle links between virtual host and backing storage provider(s).
Solution: Code fix.

VMware Virtual Machine software
VMware vCenter Server



Problem: ECA Error for TKU pattern CoreOS.Flannel.Flannel and CoreOS.etcd.Etcd.
Solution: Code fix.




Problem: If Oracle Weblogic SI has a domain but no server name we should put the domain in the name.
Solution: Code fix.

Oracle WebLogic Server



Problem: NVD handles mapping of Qualys Cloud Agent badly.
Solution: Code fix.

National Vulnerability Database Tables



Problem: ECA-Error on KubernetesFunctions.
Solution: Code fix.

Kubernetes (functions)

Red Hat OpenShift (functions)



Problem: BMCFootPrintsAssetCore.tplpre has incorrect metadata.
Solution: Code fix.

BMC Client Management




Problem: BMC MyIT is now called Digital Workplace, has incorrect category.
Solution: Code fix.
BMC Digital WorkplaceN
DRDC1-11249Problem: ECA error message in McAfee.VirusScan.
Solution: Code fix.
McAfee VirusScanN
DRDC1-10709Problem: Oracle Query for RDBMS Options in 12c pluggable databases has error when more than 9 pluggable databases.
Solution: Code fix.
Oracle RDBMS Installed OptionsN
DRDC1-11322Problem: Active versioning for McAfee VirusScan for Linux pattern needs privileges.
Solution: Code fix.
McAfee VirusScan for LinuxN

Problem: Active versioning for Redis pattern needs privileges.

Solution: Code fix.


Problem: Pattern IBM.InfoSphere.MasterDataManagement.Server_v11 may cause "IndexError: list index out of range" error.

Solution: Code fix.

IBM InfoSphere Master Data Management ServerN

Command/File Matrix

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