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BMC Discovery Technology Knowledge Update 2019-Apr-1 is a deliverable for BMC Discovery 11.0, 11.1, 11.2 and 11.3 series.

Additional pattern updates

More patterns than usual have been updated in this months TKU to accommodate a change in the next patch release which will be announced shortly. Full details will accompany the patches.

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.

Cisco UCS discovery update

Cisco UCS are modeled as HostContainer in Discovery and exported as BMC_ComputerSystem in CMDB. Their names were not unique which was causing some trouble in the CMDB. Now to prevent the issue Serial Number value is used in the name attribute.

Release Compatibility

TKU 2019-Apr-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 2019-Apr-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

PexipPexip Infinity meeting platformConferencing Applications

Unix

YYPexip Infinity meeting platform
TenableNessusSecurity SoftwareWindows, UnixYYNessus
VeeamVeeam BackupStorage SoftwareWindows, UnixYYVeeam Backup

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

DRDC1-12962Oracle Enterprise ManagerOracle Enterprise Manager Management Agent versioning updated.N
DRDC1-12639Oracle RDBMSUpdated to run commands successfully in ksh.N
DRDC1-12426 BMC Digital WorkplaceAdded support for BMC Digital WorkPlace 18.0N
DRDC1-12725Oracle EssbaseOracle Hyperion products trigger updates.N
DRDC1-13046 IBM Content CollectorUpdate for IBM Content Collector.N
DRDC1-12852 Commvault Virtual Server ProtectionAdded link to associated processes for Commvault Virtual Server Protection MediaAgent.N
DRDC1-11969Improvements to Veritas Licensing: new vendor, name and versions.N
DRDC1-12801Oracle Hyperion Financial ManagementVarious updates for Oracle Hyperion Financial Management.N
DRDC1-12880Axway SecureTransportFile versioning updated.N
DRDC1-12596 Red Hat JBoss Extended J2EE DiscoveryJBoss configuration files parsing updated.N
DRDC1-12993Oracle ProductsSupporting tables updated for Oracle Products.N
DRDC1-12770BMC Remedy Single Sign-OnProduct versioning and supporting details updated.N
DRDC1-12758,
DRDC1-12710
IBM WebSphere MQProduct versioning and supporting details updated.N
DRDC1-12906Versant Object DatabaseTrigger updated.N
DRDC1-13002

Citrix NetScaler VPX Load Balancer

F5 BIG-IP load balancer

Added publisher to metadata. From now on ManufacturerNamw in CMDB will have a value to perform correct mappings.N
DRDC1-12301 Kubernetes
Red Hat OpenShift
Kubernetes Pods attributes assignment updated.N
DRDC1-12454MongoDBMongoDB Cluster distinction updated.N
DRDC1-12713 IBM WebSphere Service Registry and RepositoryFixed the issue when IBM WebSphere Service Registry and Repository SI was not created.N
DRDC1-12588 HP OpenView Performance InsightUpdated 'product' and 'type' SI attributes for HP SHR (version 9.x) and OBR (version 10.x) products.N
DRDC1-12893 Microsoft Exchange ServerTrigger updated.N
DRDC1-12636

IBM Tivoli CAM for Response Time

IBM Tivoli CAM for Transactions

IBM Tivoli Composite Application Manager for Websphere and J2EE

IBM Tivoli Monitoring for Virtual Environments

IBM Tivoli Monitoring

IBM Tivoli Data Warehouse


Set product_version attribute to up to 3 levels for SIs IBM Tivoli products.N
DRDC1-12756 Apache HTTPD-based WebserversApache Webserver publisher extraction updated.N
DRDC1-13039, DRDC1-13063 HP BladeSystem
IBM BladeCenter
HP iLO
Updated to link HP iLo, Blade and OA by virtual serial; Updated IBM blade center.N
DRDC1-12912 Symantec Endpoint ProtectionAdded support for Symantec Endpoint Protection 14.2 SI on Linux server.N
DRDC1-12804Red Hat JBoss Application ServerDetail Capture for WildFly updated.N
DRDC1-12770BMC Digital Workplaceproduct_version attribute updated.N

Defects Resolved

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

Defect ref.

Details

Product Page

SI Key Change

DRDC1-12628

Problem: WebSphereAppServer linux patch command path.
Solution: Code fix.

IBM WebSphere Application Server

N

DRDC1-12419

Problem: Database names extraction.
Solution: Code fix.

MongoDB - Database Detail Pattern

N

DRDC1-13027

Problem: SolarWindsWHD trigger for Unix.
Solution: Code fix.

SolarWinds Web Help Desk

N

DRDC1-11837 Problem: Version tables for BMC Performance Manager are out of date.
Solution: Code fix.
BMC Performance ManagerN
DRDC1-13012

Problem: Use of pmap could store less data.

Solution: Enhancement for pmap command output.

Discovery FunctionsN
DRDC1-12920

Problem: cdm_software_server_type attribute for “Caucho Resin Application Server” coming as 'Other'.

Solution: Added support for cdm_software_server_type attribute.

Caucho Resin Application ServerN
DRDC1-13014

Problem: Processor Information is wrongly discovered for Host Container node for model Oracle SPARC T8-2.

Solution: Added new CPU model.

Processor InformationN
DRDC1-12730

Problem: The SAP Application Server SI not added to SAP Suit.

Solution: Code fix.

SAP Business SuiteN
DRDC1-12951

Problem: Missing version mapping for Biztalk server 2016.

Solution: Added version mapping.

Microsoft BizTalk ServerN
DRDC1-12357

Problem: HP OpenView Operations Agent pattern is old / needs updating. Version tries to use a deprecated command.

Solution: Code fix.

HP Operations ManagerN
DRDC1-12772

Problem: Update Sybase ASE Server configuration parser.

Solution: Updated SybaseASE to handle configs with multiple spaces as a separator.

Sybase Adaptive Server EnterpriseN

Command/File Matrix

The Command/File Matrix file (covering ALL commands executed and ALL files retrieved by the patterns) for TKU April 2019 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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