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

Please be aware that when uploading September 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.

CMDB Sync mapping update

Current release contains the following CMDB mapping updates:

  • "OpenSource" publisher name was replaced with "NGINX" for Nginx Webserver. (DRDC1-9977)
  • publisher attribute was removed from SI and pattern metadata (in Wordpress, Open Source Tripwire). This change will Impact CMDB mapping as ManufacturerName will no longer have a value. (DRDC1-9977)

GCP update

For the current TKU release ECA error issue was fixed for Google Load Balancing pattern. (DRDC1-11949) More information about Google Load Balancing Discovery can be found here.


Release Compatibility

TKU 2018-Sep-1 is released in the following streams:

  • 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 Discovery Extended Data Pack TKU 2018-Sep-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

Products

Vendor

Product

Category

Platforms

Instances

Versioning

Product Page

NetAppNetApp ESeries SANtricity Web Services ProxyStorage and Device Management SoftwareUnix, Windows


YYNetApp ESeries SANtricity Web Services Proxy

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

DRDC1-11742 IBM InfoSphere DataStageFile versioning approach updated.N
DRDC1-11926Apache TomcatWindows trigger updated.N
DRDC1-11994HP VerticaAdded build extraction.N
DRDC1-11962Apache HTTPD-based Webservers
Apache HTTPD-based Webservers - Extended Discovery Pattern
Apache Tomcat
Added support for JBoss Core Services distribution of Apache HTTP Server.N
DRDC1-11976IBM WebSphere Application Server Liberty CoreAdded support for ear modules.N
DRDC1-11948Oracle E-Business SuiteAdded support for clustered instances.N
DRDC1-11950 Sybase Adaptive Server EnterpriseNumber of enhancements were introduced to Sybase ASE Database Server.N
DRDC1-11397BMC CONTROL-M
BMC CONTROL-M Enterprise Manager
BMC CONTROL-M CM for Advanced File Transfer
Updated Control-M patterns to support AFT.N

Defects Resolved

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

Defect ref.

Details

Product Page

SI Key Change

DRDC1-10533

Problem:Problem on the query used to retrieve the databases.
Solution: Code fix.

Microsoft SQL Server - Database Detail Pattern

N

DRDC1-11733

Problem: Teradata Viewpoint pattern module has 'product' metadata rather than 'products'
Solution: Code fix.

Teradata Viewpoint

N

DRDC1-12005

Problem: ECA error for the Helix pattern
Solution: Code fix.

Perforce Helix

N

DRDC1-11821

Problem: Apache Tomcat pattern does not handle HPUX style packages.
Solution: Code fix.

Apache Tomcat

N

DRDC1-11963

Problem: No version for the Red Hat JBoss Application Server SI.
Solution: Code fix.

Red Hat JBoss Application Server

N

DRDC1-11829Problem: PostgreSQL Database Server pattern needs better path versioning.
Solution: Code fix.
PostgreSQL RDBMSN
DRDC1-9977

Problem: "Open Source" is not the name of a publisher.

Solution:

  • "OpenSource" publisher name was replaced with "NGINX" (for Nginx pattern)
  • For Wordpress and OpenSourceTripwire patterns publisher attribute was removed from metadata. This will Impact CMDB mapping as ManufacturerName will no longer have a value.
Nginx Webserver, Wordpress, Open Source TripwireN
DRDC1-11997

Problem: The internal tool we use to find known versions of SQL Server, and the mapping from known version to product_version, is missing some versions

Solution: Fix the internal tool, which resulted in a bug fix in the pattern

Microsoft SQL ServerN

Command/File Matrix

The Command/File Matrix file (covering ALL commands executed and ALL files retrieved by the patterns) for TKU September 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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2 Comments

  1. Following the hyperlink brings you to the old site, automatically you will be transferred to the generic epd site. Please add the correct hyperlink to the downloadable TKU.

    1. Hello Jan,

      Thanks for your comment. The issue is fixed now.


      Regards,

      Iryna