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BMC Discovery Technology Knowledge Update 2019-Mar-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.

Stacked devices updates

Current TKU release contains important update for stacked devices naming. From now on name attribute for stack member devices also contains name of the stack device. The format is <stack name> - <stack member serial>.

The only exception is FEX modules for which we keep the previous name format. e.g. Stack member <model>(<serial>). More information about stacked devices you may find here .

Release Compatibility

TKU 2019-Mar-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 Extended Data Pack TKU 2019-Mar-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

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

DRDC1-12757Hitachi HiCommandImproved product_version attribute for Hitachi HiCommand Server.N
DRDC1-12890Hitachi HiCommand

Updated HiCommand Suite SI version.

DRDC1-12817 Trend Micro Deep SecurityUpdated Deep Security Agent trigger.N
DRDC1-12801Microsoft Windows HPC ServerVarious updates for the Microsoft HPC pattern.N
DRDC1-12554VMware vCenter ServerAdded instance_uuid attribute to vCenter Server SI.N
DRDC1-12567 Sterling Commerce Connect DirectAdded session information for Sterling Connect Direct for UNIX.N
DRDC1-12729 Symantec Critical System Protection"Symantec Data Center Security Server" SI type was changed to "Symantec Data Center Security Server Agent".N
DRDC1-12815 Microsoft System Center Operations ManagerAdded link to associated processes for System Center Operations Manager Agent.N
DRDC1-12824 Processor InformationUpdated AIX ProcessorInfo pattern.N
DRDC1-4379 Microsoft System Center Operations ManagerUpdated product version extraction.N
DRDC1-11810National Vulnerability DatabaseNow supports multiple manual mappings for NVD.N
DRDC1-4380Microsoft Visual StudioUpdated product version extraction. N
DRDC1-12891Microsoft System Center Operations ManagerAdded support for  Product Version 2016 RTM.N

Defects Resolved

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

Defect ref.


Product Page

SI Key Change


Problem:Incorrect path versioning of Oracle Enterprise Manager Management Agent.

Solution: Code fix.

Oracle Enterprise Manager


DRDC1-12630 Problem: Tomcat Server Worker SoftwareComponent has no name.
Solution: Code fix.
Apache TomcatN


Problem: Don't correctly report NVD for SuSE Linux.
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 March 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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