BMC Discovery Technology Knowledge Update 2019-Dec-1 is a deliverable for BMC Discovery 11.1, 11.2 and 11.3 series.
TKU December 2019 enhances the model for Cloud Regions and Cloud Services to be segregated by account. If you discover more than one AWS Account, more than one Azure Subscription or more than one GCP Project, all the data from Cloud Region through to individual nodes within services will be clearly separated, where before it was intermingled.
As a result, the keys of all CloudRegion and CloudService nodes, and many contained nodes will change, even if you only discover a single account. If you synchronize to a CMDB, the identities of the corresponding CIs will also change.
The existing nodes are not deleted automatically with the application of the TKU. To remove the old nodes from the BMC Discovery model, you can delete the patterns that were deactivated by the new patterns in the TKU. However, the old CIs in the CMDB will not be deleted automatically. The simplest way to remove them is to perform a resynchronization.
Please be aware that in TKU 2019-Dec-1 release the key attribute has been changed for HP Business Process Monitor pattern. (DRDC1-13887)
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.
TKU 2019-Dec-1 is released in the following streams:
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 2019-Dec-1, which is a separately licensable product.
|Virtual Machine Software|
|Y||Y||VMware vRealize Orchestrator|
|Virtual Machine Software|
|Y||Y||VMware vRealize Automation|
|Advanced Analytics Software|
BMC Discovery 11.1.x introduces a new extended cluster discovery.
Cluster Modeling approaches and Key changes:
More about new clustering technologies and clustering models you may find here.
For details of why the SI Key Change field is important please see this documentation.
SI Key Change
|Oracle WebLogic Server|
Oracle Automatic Storage Management
Oracle Siebel CRM
Oracle Tuxedo Mainframe Adapter
|HP LoadRunner||Updated package versioning.||N|
|Microsoft Exchange Server||Updated linking between DAG and Exchange Server SI.||N|
|IBM DB2 Content Manager||Added edition attribute.||N|
|Puppet||Updated package versioning.||N|
|Control-M Batch Discovery|
Control-M Batch Impact Manager
Control-M Business Process Integration Suite
Control-M Enterprise Manager
Control-M for Hadoop
Control-M for Advanced File Transfer
|DRDC1-13059||Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services|
Microsoft SQL Server Integration Services
Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services
|Added links for main SQL Server SI and minor SQL Server SIs||N|
|Oracle RDBMS Installed Options||Updated queries.||N|
The following defects have been fixed in this BMC Discovery Technology Knowledge Update.
SI Key Change
Problem: VMware vSphere Tags pattern shouldn't run on Discovery prior to v11.3
Problem: Borland CaliberRM pattern has wrong name and missing versions.
Solution: Product versioning table updated.
Problem: ‘BMC Patrol Performance Assurance – Perform’ and ‘BMC Performance Assurance Agent Collector’ are
old names for ‘TrueSight Capacity Optimization Agent’.
Solution: Product renamed to TrueSight Capacity Optimization Agent .
Problem: ECA error in CloudFoundry patterns.
Solution: Added additional check for required data.
Problem: HP Business Process Monitor has a bad key.
Solution: Key is improved.
|HP Business Process Monitor||Y|
Problem: SQL Server SI should link to ClusterService if registry key gives details.
Solution: Improved model.
|Microsoft SQL Server||N|
Problem: Need to update product_version mappings for Microsoft Host Integration Server.
Solution: Manual updates to version mapping table.
|Microsoft Host Integration Server||N|
Problem: Should model a MySQL instance that is part of RedHat .
Solution: Updates to packages used for package versioning
|Oracle MySQL Server||N|
Problem: Mapping tables from full version to product version were out of date for certain Microsoft products
Solution: Scripts on BMC Servers now automatically update the version mapping tables every month
|Microsoft Dynamics CRM|
Microsoft SQL Server
Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services
Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager
Problem: Don't handle CPE strings with - in correctly.
Solution: Code fix.
|National Vulnerability Database||N|
The Command/File Matrix file (covering ALL commands executed and ALL files retrieved by the patterns) for TKU December 2019 can be downloaded from here.