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

    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 updates

    For February TKU Release we introduced the following updates:

    • added ManufacturerName to Cloud related CI.( DRDC1-12641)
    • publisher attribute was removed from System Security Services Daemon pattern. This will impact CMDB normalization as ManufacturerName will no longer have a value. (DRDC1-12551)

    For more information about the CDM mapping please visit the product documentation: Default CDM Mapping.

    Release Compatibility

    TKU 2019-Feb-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-Feb-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

    FileMakerFileMaker ServerRelational Database Management Systems

    Windows

    YYFileMaker Server

    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

    DRDC1-12601, DRDC1-12612 Apache MesosUpdated ApacheMesos cluster ID extraction.Y
    DRDC1-12521BMC Remedy AR SystemUpdated the database linking between Oracle Database and Remedy AR.N
    DRDC1-12560Sybase Adaptive Server EnterpriseImproved path_version_regex in pattern Sybase.SybaseASE.DatabaseServer.N
    DRDC1-12581 HP Data ProtectorMinor enhancements to HP Data Protector.N
    DRDC1-12493 SAS ServerUpdated WMI versioning method.N
    DRDC1-12625 Eclipse JettyAdded cdm_software_server_type attributeN
    DRDC1-12589Oracle E-Business SuiteOracle E-Business Suite updated to handle multiple data sources.N
    DRDC1-12555Java Virtual MachineUpdated metadata to reflect Oracle as publisher.N
    DRDC1-12616Apache KafkaFixed versioning gap.N

    Defects Resolved

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

    Defect ref.

    Details

    Product Page

    SI Key Change

    DRDC1-12528

    Problem: BladelogicServerAutomation.RSCDAgent pattern does not correctly handle Windows HOME file.
    Solution: Code fix.

    BMC BladeLogic Server Automation Suite

    N

    DRDC1-11871 Problem: BMC BladeLogic Server Automation Suite model is not fit for purpose.
    Solution: Code fix.
    BMC BladeLogic Server Automation SuiteN

    DRDC1-12023

    Problem: JBoss Extended J2EE Discovery: standalone.xml is not at the expected place
    Solution: Code fix.

    Red Hat JBoss Application Server

    N

    DRDC1-12264

    Problem: Do not correctly handle non standard tomcat processes.
    Solution: Code fix.

    Apache Tomcat

    N

    DRDC1-12637

    Problem: Pattern Log Poluted by ScheduledTasksInfo.TaskScheduler.CronJobs data.
    Solution: Code fix.

    Scheduled Tasks Information

    N

    DRDC1-12644

    Problem: Crontab pattern runs command via PRIV_RUNCMD that will always timeout after 3 minutes.

    Solution: Code fix.

    Scheduled Tasks InformationN
    DRDC1-12650

    Problem: Cloudera CDH does not discover the full/correct version.

    Solution: Code fix.

    Cloudera CDHN
    DRDC1-12623

    Problem: Veritas Clusters getting deleted immediately after creation during a scan.

    Solution: Code fix.

    Oracle VM Server for SPARCN
    DRDC1-12551

    Problem: Oracle Specific Software Discovered as RedHat Publisher.

    Solution: Publisher attribute was removed from SI and pattern metadata. Impacts CMDB mapping as ManufacturerName will no longer have a value.

    System Security Services DaemonN

    DRDC1-12617

    Problem: ECA Error in Sterling Commerce Connect:Direct 
    Solution: Code fix.

    Sterling Commerce Connect Direct

    N

    DRDC1-12591

    Problem: ECA error in SupportDetail SI pattern when triggered on SIs running on an MFPart node rather than a host

    Solution: Code fix.
    -N

    Command/File Matrix

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