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

Please be aware that when uploading October TKU the following warning may be displayed but doesn't require any further actions:

infoChange to module Microsoft.SQLServer_Extended had warning "ignore_databases" in the configuration block MSSQLExtended has changed since original activation.

Tags Discovery

For October TKU release we've updated discovery of Tags for Google and AWS Cloud Providers and added Tags discovery for Microsoft Azure. More details on the mentioned enhancements you may find at October Product Content page.

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-Oct-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-Oct-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

MicrosoftMicrosoft Task Scheduler/Cron DaemonScheduled Tasks Information

Unix Windows

YNScheduled Tasks Information

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

DRDC1-12031GenesysTrigger for Message Server updated.N
DRDC1-12119Oracle GoldenGateUpdated linking and added port extraction.N
DRDC1-11799 DockerFixed the issue with linkage between Docker images(Software component) and Software Containers.N
DRDC1-11309DockerChanged Docker images type from SoftwareComponent to DetailN
DRDC1-12048Sterling Commerce Connect DirectAdded OS class to IBM Direct Connect SI type.N
DRDC1-11833, DRDC1-11560PostgreSQL RDBMS
PostgreSQL RDBMS - Database Detail Pattern
  • New command was added to retrieve DB list.
  • bind_address extraction approach added, which takes it from postgresql.conf file.
  • data_path value was included into the SI key to split DB Servers running on the same host and have identical ports.
DRDC1-12110Oracle Data GuardAdded db_name value into Data Guard cluster name.N
DRDC1-11559 McAfee VirusScanFixed versioning issue.N
DRDC1-10884SAP Business SuiteAdditional versioning approach was integrated into SAPJavaServerProc pattern.N
DRDC1-11432HP Integrity Virtual MachinesHP 9000 container with proper linking is now supported.N
DRDC1-12011Oracle VM Server for SPARCLDOM command processing updated.N
DRDC1-11559 McAfee VirusScanFixed McAfee VirusScan versioning issue.N
DRDC1-12132Oracle Enterprise ManagerOracle EM Agent trigger updated.N
DRDC1-11872Microsoft Active Directory Domain ServicesFalse-positive check was added to the pattern.N
DRDC1-12137KubernetesTrigger was updated to handle Kubernetes nodes running through hyperkube.N
Microsoft SQL ServerAdded extra mappings to find SQL Server product version.N

Defects Resolved

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

Defect ref.


Product Page

SI Key Change




Problem: Oracle Options Diagnostics pack processing updated, Pattern fails to set used if first feature is not used, Oracle Packs are not discovered
Solution: Code fix.

Oracle RDBMS Installed Options



Problem: Jolt Servers Detail created incorrectly
Solution: Code fix.

Oracle WebLogic Server



Problem: Wordpress is incorrectly detected as a software instance
Solution: Code fix.



DRDC1-11713Problem: IBM Spectrum Scale has incorrect tkn_name and product_synonyms.
Solution: Code fix.
IBM Spectrum ScaleN
DRDC1-11827 Problem: Apache Zookeeper needs better algorithm for path versioning.
Solution: Code fix.
Apache ZookeeperN
DRDC1-12068Problem: ApacheBasedWebservers.ApacheBasedWebserver pattern incorrectly discovering software publisher.
Solution: Code fix.
Apache HTTPD-based WebserversN
DRDC1-11971 Problem: Solaris v11 - Capped Cpu Ncpus variable.
Solution: Code fix.
Sun Solaris Zone ContainerN
DRDC1-12060 Problem: J2EE extended discovery pattern should set _tw_meta_data_attrs.
Solution: Code fix.
WebLogic Extended J2EE DiscoveryN
DRDC1-12072Problem: Regex update is required for install_root Pentaho.BI_Suite.PentahoDI.
Solution: Code fix.
Pentaho BI SuiteN
DRDC1-12105Problem:Discovery does not model Apache Webserver when using the Bitnami LAMP Stack distribution.
Solution: Code fix.
Apache HTTPD-based WebserversN
DRDC1-11723 Problem: Wrong product_version level for Oracle eBusiness Suite.
Solution: Code fix.
Oracle E-Business SuiteN
DRDC1-12044Problem: When SQL Server gets database information from a WMI query it should ignore _Total.
Solution: Code fix.
Microsoft SQL Server - Database Detail PatternN

Command/File Matrix

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