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BMC Discovery Technology Knowledge Update 2019-Sep-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.

Release Compatibility

TKU 2019-Sep-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 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-Sep-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

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.


RFE ref.

Product Page


SI Key Change


Microsoft System Center Operations ManagerAutomatically find latest build numbers and resulting product_version from Microsoft websiteN
DRDC1-13755Informatica PowerCenterFull version extraction updated.N
DRDC1-13705 Oracle VM Server for SPARCUpdated package versioning.N
DRDC1-12764 Skybox ViewUpdated trigger for Skybox.N
DRDC1-13777Oracle MySQL ServerImproved the MySQL patterns to identify the MariaDB Server deployed in IBM Cloud Private.N
DRDC1-13695 Citrix XenServerUpdate for Citrix Hypervisor version.N
DRDC1-12205VMware Virtual Machine softwareAdded publisher attribute to VM node to fix CMDB Sync mapping issue.N
DRDC1-13758IBM WebSphere Application Server Liberty CoreAdded cdm_software_server_type attribute to metadata.N
DRDC1-13735PostgreSQL RDBMSMade additional attributes visible on PostgreSQL.N
DRDC1-13693 Oracle Engineered SystemsAdded computer nodes in DEAD state.N


Red Hat JBoss Application ServerTrigger enhancement.N

Defects Resolved

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

Defect ref.


Product Page

SI Key Change


Problem: False positive check needs an update.
Solution: Code fix.

Microsoft Forefront Server Security Management Console



Problem: Oracle Clusterware pattern can create a ClusterResource with no description.
Solution: Code fix.

Oracle Clusterware



Problem: DiscoveryFunctions may filter out valid commands.

Solution: Code fix.

Oracle ClusterwareN


Problem: Possible ECA error in Oracle Options pattern.
Solution: Code fix.

Oracle RDBMS Installed Options



Problem: Wrong version extraction for Oracle Enterprise Manager.
Solution: Code fix.

Oracle Enterprise Manager



Problem: Add removal group.
Solution: Code fix.

Atlassian Jira Service Desk



Problem: Oracle Enterprise Management Agent naming issue.
Solution: Code fix.

Oracle Enterprise Manager



Problem: Oracle API Gateway does not correctly handle some forms of path versioning.

Solution: Code fix.

Oracle API Gateway



Problem: Oracle and Axway API Gateway products are not distinguished from one another.

Solution: Code fix.

Oracle API GatewayN


Problem: Only need two levels of product versioning for Red Hat OpenShift.

Solution: Code fix.

Kubernetes (KubernetesFunctions)N


Problem: SQL Server for Linux creates ECA error when trigger process has no parent.

Solution: Code fix.

Microsoft SQL ServerN


Problem: Cannot get Snort EOL.

Solution: Code fix.



Problem: ObserveIT should report three levels of product_version.

Solution: Code fix.



Problem: HP Network Automation needs smarter product version.

Solution: Code fix.

HP Network AutomationN


Problem: SQL Server extended discovery parses osql.exe output incorrectly.

Solution: Code fix.

Microsoft SQL Server - Database Detail PatternN

Command/File Matrix

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