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BMC Discovery Technology Knowledge Update 2019-Nov-1 is a deliverable for BMC Discovery 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

The following CMDB Sync mapping updates were introduced for the November TKU release:

  • CMDB mappings and related TKU patterns updated with ComponentAliases to support the PSR. (DRUD1-27186)
  • Fixed ClusterLoadBalancer syncmapping issue. (DRUD1-27377)
  • Network Interface name added to BMC_LANEndpoint with same mac addresses. (DRUD1-27467)

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

VMware vSphere Tags

For the November TKU release we've added support for VMware vSphere Tags and introduced a new vSphere Web API credential type for Discovery. (DRDC1-11568, DRDC1-14142)

Release Compatibility

TKU 2019-Nov-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 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-Nov-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

Products

Vendor

Product

Category

Platforms

Instances

Versioning

Product Page

IBMIBM InfoSphere QualityStage Address Verification InterfaceData Integration and Access Software

Unix Windows

YYIBM InfoSphere QualityStage Address Verification Interface
OracleOracle Hyperion EPMA Application ServerFinancial Performance and Strategy ManagementWindowsY

Y

Oracle Hyperion Foundation Services
OracleOracle Hyperion EPMA Data Synchronizer Application ServerFinancial Performance and Strategy ManagementWindowsYYOracle Hyperion Foundation Services
VMwareVMware vSphere TagsVirtual Machine SoftwareUnixNNVMware vSphere Tags

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.

RFEs

RFE ref.

Product Page

Enhancement

SI Key Change

DRDC1-13986 etcdUpdated port extraction for etcd.N
DRDC1-13065Brocade Network Advisor

Updated to support new product name "Connectrix Manager Converged Network Edition".

N
DRDC1-13981Commvault CommCellCommvault product naming updated.N
DRDC1-12955IBM WebSphere MQ - Extended DiscoveryAdded support for max_message_length and max_message_depth attributes.N
DRDC1-14123Veritas NetBackupProduct versioning updated.N
DRDC1-13929 IBM Spectrum ScaleAdded edition and license_type attributes.N
DRDC1-13954 IBM WebSphere Application Server Liberty CoreUpdated file versioning.N
DRDC1-12799

Oracle Hyperion Foundation Services

Oracle Hyperion Financial Reporting

Updated to support EPMA Application Server and EPMA Data Synchronizer Application Server components. N
DRDC1-14153 Apache HTTPD-based WebserversUpdated path versioning.N
DRDC1-12919 Access PointsAdded __all_ip_addrs and __all_dns_names for AP Network Devices.N
DRDC1-13015Oracle API GatewayUpdated versioning approach for Oracle API Gateway Node Manager.N
DRDC1-13961 Apache CassandraUpdated path versioning.N
DRDC1-13990 Microsoft Internet Information Services - Extended DiscoveryUpdated processConnectionString().N
DRDC1-14031Oracle RDBMSUpdated versioning for Oracle Database Server SI.N
DRDC1-13955 Microsoft Internet Information Services - Extended DiscoveryRemoved password attribute from command output.N
DRDC1-14041 Red Hat JBoss Application ServerUpdated file and active versioning.N
DRDC1-14038Oracle RDBMSOracle Database edition code for SE updated.N
DRDC1-13991 Software AG Event Replicator Target AdapterUpdated trigger. Reduced number of log messages.N
DRDC1-13559TIBCO Data VirtualizationNameing for Cisco Information Server updated.N
DRDC1-13923AWS RDS Oracle Server - Database Detail Pattern
Oracle RDBMS - Database Detail Pattern
Added configuration option to scan with all discovered service names.N
DRDC1-14045Apache TomcatNew approach to get catalina_home and catalina_base on Windows host added.N
DRDC1-14059MongoDB
Apache ActiveMQ
Updated to use privileged run commands.N
DRDC1-13941 IBM Informix Dynamic ServerUpdated the trigger.N
DRDC1-13979 TIBCO Hawk AgentUpdated the trigger. Removed WMI versioning.N
DRDC1-13560SAP Crystal EnterpriseAdded version mappings for SAP CE products.N
DRDC1-13998 Microsoft Internet Information ServicesChanged the trigger for MS IIS Service.N
DRUD1-27186IBM DB2 RDBMS
Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise
VMware vCenter Server
IBM DB2 RDBMS - Database Detail Pattern
Microsoft SQL Server - Database Detail Pattern
Sybase ASE Dataserver - Database Detail Pattern

Added cdm_component_alias_suffix attribute.

N
DRDC1-13177IBM InfoSphere QualityStageIBM InfoSphere QualityStage SI has obtained install_root attribute.

Defects Resolved

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

Defect ref.

Details

Product Page

SI Key Change

DRDC1-13919

Problem: Fix ECA in KubernetesFunctions.
Solution: Code fix.

Kubernetes

N

DRDC1-14027

Problem: Updated registry versioning.
Solution: Code fix.

Veritas NetBackup

N

DRDC1-13644, DRDC1-13656

Problem: Red Hat Openshift node missing and relationship between software instance Red Hat Openshift Master and Etcd not created.
Solution: Code fix.

Red Hat OpenShift

N

DRDC1-14012

Problem: Server and port extraction needs an update to prevent possible ECA error.
Solution: Code fix.

HP OpenView ServiceCenter

N

DRDC1-14122

Problem: Need improved mappings for Tableau software.
Solution: Code fix.

Tableau

N

DRDC1-13593Problem: SQL Express incorrect version.
Solution: Code fix.
Microsoft SQL ServerN
DRDC1-13910Problem: Java pattern should try harder to get version.
Solution: Code fix.
Java Virtual MachineN
DRDC1-13786Problem: ECA error in Fujitsu ServerView.
Solution: Code fix.
Fujitsu ServerView Operations ManagerN
DRDC1-13696Problem: Available Storage ClusterService should not have ClusterResources.
Solution: Code fix.
Microsoft Cluster ServerN

DRDC1-13552

Problem: Version mapping list for SAP Business Objects is incomplete.
Solution: Updated SAP Business Objects version mapping.
SAP BusinessObjects Desktop Intelligence
SAP BusinessObjects Data Integrator
SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise
SAP BusinessObjects InfoView
SAP BusinessObjects OLAP Intelligence
SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
N
DRDC1-13418

Problem: Product versioning for IBM Cognos TM1 needs to be smarter.

Solution: Updated product versioning.

IBM Cognos TM1N

Command/File Matrix

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