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

Node changes in Technology Knowledge Update TKU 2019-Dec-1

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 refer Cloud Region and Cloud Service pages for node views of the updates and some additional information. 

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.

Release Compatibility

TKU 2019-Dec-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 Technology Knowledge Update
    • Core - Patterns that model various software products
    • Extended Database discovery - Patterns that extend some of the core database patterns to obtain additional detailed information about certain databases
    • Middleware discovery - Patterns that obtain detailed information about certain J2EE Application Servers and Web servers
    • Network Device Integration Module with associated Network Device definition files, Printer definition files and SNMP managed devices definition files
    • System - Patterns that detect configuration issues and populate Discovery Conditions BMC Discovery 11.1.xx, BMC Discovery 11.2.xx and BMC Discovery 11.3.xx as well as patterns used by the CMDB sync system.
  • BMC Discovery Extended Data Pack TKU 2019-Dec-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 11.1 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

VMwareVMware vRealize OrchestratorVirtual Machine Software


YYVMware vRealize Orchestrator
VMwareVMware vRealize AutomationVirtual Machine Software


YYVMware vRealize Automation
DynatraceDynatrace AppMonAdvanced Analytics Software

Unix Windows

YYDynatrace AppMon

Enhanced Pattern Modules for Cluster Awareness in BMC Discovery 11.x series

BMC Discovery 11.1.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



Oracle WebLogic Server
Oracle Automatic Storage Management
Oracle Clusterware
Oracle RDBMS
Oracle Siebel CRM
Oracle Tuxedo Mainframe Adapter
  • Added RU(Release Updates) version extraction.
  • Database unique name extraction updated.
DRDC1-14136 HP LoadRunnerUpdated package versioning.N
DRDC1-8199Microsoft Exchange ServerUpdated linking between DAG and Exchange Server SI.N
DRDC1-14158IBM DB2 Content ManagerAdded edition attribute.N
DRDC1-14180 PuppetUpdated package versioning.N



Control-M Batch Discovery
Control-M Batch Impact Manager
Control-M Business Process Integration Suite
Control-M Enterprise Manager
Control-M Forecast
Control-M WebAccess
Control-M for Hadoop
Control-M for Advanced File Transfer
  • Fixed Control-M brand usage.
  • Skipped registry queries for Unix hosts.
DRDC1-13059Microsoft 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 SIsN

Oracle RDBMS Installed OptionsUpdated queries.N

Defects Resolved

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

Defect ref.


Product Page

SI Key Change


Problem: VMware vSphere Tags pattern shouldn't run on Discovery prior to v11.3
Solution: Code fix.

VMware vSphere Tags



Problem: Borland CaliberRM pattern has wrong name and missing versions.

Solution: Product versioning table updated.

Borland CaliberRM



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 .

BMC TrueSight Capacity Optimization Agent




Problem: ECA error in CloudFoundry patterns.

Solution: Added additional check for required data.

CloudFoundry Cloud Controller
CloudFoundry Diego Brain
CloudFoundry DiegoDB



Problem: HP Business Process Monitor has a bad key.

Solution: Key is improved.

HP Business Process MonitorY

Problem: SQL Server SI should link to ClusterService if registry key gives details.

Solution: Improved model.

Microsoft SQL ServerN


Problem: Need to update product_version mappings for Microsoft Host Integration Server.

Solution: Manual updates to version mapping table.

Microsoft Host Integration ServerN


Problem: Should model a MySQL instance that is part of RedHat .

Solution: Updates to packages used for package versioning

Oracle MySQL ServerN


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 DatabaseN

Command/File Matrix

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.

The main command/file matrix documentation is accessible from the Got a Problem to Solve? page or directly from here.

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