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

Please be aware that in TKU 2019-May-1 release the key attribute has been changed for all Sybase ASE patterns. (DRDC1-12896)

Oracle model changes

For the current TKU release we've enhanced Oracle Cluster model introducing a new Oracle Database Worker node. (DRDC1-12994, DRDC1-11102, DRDC1-12546)

For more information see Oracle Database product page.

CMDB Sync mapping updates

New Distributed Storage model introduced in TKU May release has initiated the following Sync mapping updates:

  • sync mapping updated for Distributed Storage Systems. (DRDC1-12272)
  • updated SyncMapping DeviceEndpoints for StorageSystem and StorageSystemGroup. (DRDC1-13086)
  • added specific for NetApp link: HardwareContainer/StorageSystem. (DRDC1-12925)

More details about Distributed Storage Systems are here.

Cloud related Sync mapping updates are the following:

  • added model attribute for cloud load balancer service. (DRUD1-25975)

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

Product content update requirements

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.

In case you are trying to upload fresh TKU release from unzipped folders, please be aware that first of all product content files should be uploaded, otherwise none of the knowledge content will be activated.


Release Compatibility

TKU 2019-May-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-May-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

MicrosoftMicrosoft Azure Service FabricChange and Configuration Management Software

Windows

YYMicrosoft Azure Service Fabric
FireEyeFireEye Endpoint Security HX SeriesSecurity and Vulnerability Management Software

Windows Unix

YYFireEye Endpoint Security HX Series
Dell EMCDell EMC VxRailClustering and Availability Software

Unix

YYDell EMC VxRail
IBMIBM Spectrum SymphonyPerformance Management Software

Unix

YYIBM Spectrum Symphony

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

DRDC1-13098Apache KafkaFixed Apache Kafka versioning issue.N
DRDC1-13123IBM DB2 RDBMSImproved edition value parsing for IBM DB2 Database Server.N
DRDC1-13240 Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services
Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services
Added MS SQL product version.N
DRDC1-12994Oracle RDBMSNumber of updates to support Oracle 18c+ .N

DRDC1-12525

AppDynamicsEnhancements for Cisco AppDynamics pattern are introduced for this release.N
DRDC1-11102, DRDC1-12546Oracle Automatic Storage Management
Oracle Clusterware
Oracle RDBMS
Oracle Tuxedo Mainframe Adapter
Oracle RDBMS - Database Detail Pattern
Oracle database modelling for Oracle RAC related databases updated, PRIV_LS usage updated.N
DRDC1-13170 Oracle WebLogic ServerUpdated domain name and config path extraction.N
DRDC1-13190 Apache HTTPD-based WebserversUpdated path versioning.N
DRDC1-12337IBM Rational AppScan Enterprise Edition and IBM Rational Policy TesterUpdated registry query.N
DRDC1-13097 Apache TomcatAdded alternative versioning approach for Windows.N
DRDC1-13151Oracle WorkflowUpdated directory listing on Unix.N
DRDC1-12876Common Network FunctionsCreated a common function to build IPAddress and NetworkInterface nodes on the StorageSystem.N

DRDC1-12749

National Vulnerability DatabaseAdded support for AIX specific CPE string.N

Defects Resolved

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

Defect ref.

Details

Product Page

SI Key Change

DRDC1-13032Problem: Bad implementation of the commands in BMCControlMEnterpriseManager.
Solution: Code optimization.
BMC CONTROL-M Enterprise ManagerN
DRDC1-13153 Problem: Need to improve cluster name extraction via PowerShell.
Solution: Cluster name extraction updated.
Microsoft Windows HPC ServerN
DRDC1-12829 Problem: FreeBSD ProcessorInfo pattern causing high CPU spikes because of "sysctl -a" command.
Solution: Optimization for sysctl command output on BSD OS.
Processor InformationN
DRDC1-13161 Problem: Infobright Enterprise Software being Assigned Incorrect Publisher as PostgreSQL instead of Infobright.
Solution: Updated publisher and product name attributes. Will impact CMDB Manufacturer name attribute.
PostgreSQL RDBMSN
DRDC1-13110Problem: Fix publisher for HAProxy.
Solution: "Open Source" metadata publishers attribute was changed to "HAProxy Technologies". Will impact CMDB Manufacturer name attribute.
HAProxyN
DRDC1-13159 Problem: Customer was not able to discover Microsoft .NET versions above 4.6.2 (specifically 4.7.2).
Solution: Added support for Microsoft .NET modern versions.
Microsoft .NETN

DRDC1-12967

Problem: Oracle Transparent Gateways pattern is incorrectly discovering Oracle Gateway products in some cases.
Solution: Code fix.

Oracle Database Gateways

N

DRDC1-12950

Problem: SQL Server 2019 missing from version mapping table.
Solution: Fixed the script.

MSSQLServer version parser

N

DRDC1-12896

Problem: Sybase ASE key should not include version.
Solution: Version value was removed from the key attribute.
Sybase Adaptive Server EnterpriseY
DRDC1-12734Problem: Microsoft.SQLServer_Extended include databases from ignore list when using SQL query.
Solution: Code fix.
Microsoft SQL Server - Database Detail PatternN
DRDC1-12449Problem: BMC Performance Manager SI not created.
Solution: Code fix.
BMC Performance ManagerN

Command/File Matrix

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