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BMC Discovery Technology Knowledge Update 2019-Jan-3 is a deliverable for BMC Discovery 11.0, 11.1, 11.2 and 11.3 series. 

TKU 2019-Jan-3

In previous TKU Jan 2019 releases, scans of some storage devices fail with "No Access”, due to files being missing from the TKU. We have now re-issued the TKU January release to solve that problem.

If you have already installed the original version of the Technology Knowledge Update for January 2019 or TKU 2019-Jan-2, it is strongly recommended that you upgrade your TKU to this re-release.

Please note that when you upgrade from original version of the Technology Knowledge Update for January 2019 or from TKU 2019-Jan-2 to this re-release:

  • procedure will take less time than fresh monthly upgrade.
  • you won't get usual warning that the product content will cause a restart.
  • but you will need to restart Discovery service because of Network Device update.
  • Product Content name won't change.

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.

Discovery Conditions updates

This TKU release contains new Discovery Condition for the case when ESXi 6.5 Blade host running inside an Enclosure and reports the serial number of this Enclosure. (DRDC1-12251) More information about this topic can be found here.

CMDB Sync mapping updates

For January TKU Release the following issues have been fixed:

  • Load Balancer CMDB sync error. (DRDC1-12445)
  • F5 physical and virtual relation not sync to CMDB. (DRDC1-12428)
  • Stack members that are Fabric Extenders are synchronized as type "switch" in the CMDB. (DRDC1-12263)
  • When you put a Deployment node into a BAI, it is not handled correctly. (DRUD1-24520)

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

Load Balancer updates

Starting from 2019 January TKU release Avi Networks Load Balancer is fully supported. For more information about the Discovery of Load Balancers please visit the product documentation: Load Balancers.

Release Compatibility

TKU 2019-Jan-3 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 Extended Data Pack TKU 2019-Jan-3, 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








Product Page

SAPSAP NetWeaver Process OrchestrationFinancial Performance and Strategy Management Applications


YYSAP NetWeaver Process Orchestration

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.


RFE ref.

Product Page


SI Key Change

DRDC1-12032, DRDC1-12155Atlassian Bamboo
Atlassian Stash
BMC CONTROL-M Enterprise Manager
BMC Client Management
BMC Remedy AR System
Dynatrace Data Center Real User Monitoring
Oracle Application Express
Oracle Automatic Storage Management
Oracle Clusterware
Oracle Management Packs
Oracle RDBMS
Oracle RDBMS Installed Options
Oracle Real Application Testing
Oracle SQL Connector for HDFS
Oracle Tuxedo Mainframe Adapter
Oracle Data Guard
Oracle E-Business Suite
SAP Business Suite
Oracle RDBMS - Database Detail Pattern

Path versioning updated, pattern will now try to use additional service names for SQL discovery,

success_login_cred value changed to success_login_credential.

DRDC1-12490Oracle Engineered SystemsCode enhancement to filter out zero rack serial number.N
DRDC1-12487Oracle Application ExpressCode enhancement to avoid gaps in Oracle APEX discovery.N
DRDC1-12503HP Operations ManagerChanged runCommand to runActiveCommand to better handle error message.N
DRDC1-12246BMC Remedy AR SystemPackage versioning on Windows updated.N
DRDC1-12462Microsoft Windows PowerShellFixed MS PowerShell active versioning.N
DRDC1-10022VMware vCenter ServerCode was enhanced to remove an obsolete HostContainment relationships.N
DRDC1-12483KubernetesKubernetesFunctions updated to allow privileged execution of commands.N



Snort installation directory extraction updated.

DRDC1-12484DockerNow Docker pattern allows to associate multiple processes to the container node.N
DRDC1-12504Brocade Network AdvisorAdded product_version attribute.N

Defects Resolved

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

Defect ref.


Product Page

SI Key Change


Problem: High execution time for Windows Task Scheduler pattern.
Solution: Code fix.

Scheduled Tasks Information



Problem: BMC BladeLogic false trigger on Saba Centra Satellite.
Solution: Code fix.

BMC TrueSight Server Automation Suite


DRDC1-12352Problem: Incorrect package versioning for IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Server.
Solution: Code fix.
IBM Tivoli Storage ManagerN
DRDC1-12438Problem: ECA Error in Sterling Commerce Connect Direct.
Solution: Code fix.
Sterling Commerce Connect DirectN
DRDC1-12424Problem: Sybase SQL Anywhere trigger misses genuine processes.
Solution: Code fix.
Sybase SQL Anywhere (ASA)N


Problem: BMC FootPrintsAssetCoreMaster pattern incorrectly extracts TNS_ADMIN on Windows and gets an invalid file as a result.
Solution: Code fix.

BMC Client Management



Problem: Duplicate Host Container records maintained by BMC patterns.
Solution: Code fix.

Oracle Solaris Cluster



Problem: Unable discover SI "Software AG webMethods Optimize for Infrastructure".

Solution: Code fix.

Software AG webMethods Optimize for InfrastructureN
DRDC1-12416Problem:  SAP JRE marked as "Unknown".
Solution: Code fix.
Java Virtual Machine N
DRDC1-12330Problem: Oracle WebLogic Server pattern looks in wrong place for config.xml file.
Solution: Code fix.
Oracle WebLogic ServerN
DRDC1-12204Problem: Add OS classifier support for Windows Server 2019.
Solution: Code fix.

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

Command/File Matrix

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