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BMC Discovery Technology Knowledge Update 2020-Apr-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 April TKU release:

  • Version attribute was added to number of SIs to fix CMDB sync issues. (DRDC1-14544)
  • Fixed mapping for iDRAC. (DRDC1-13710)

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

Release Compatibility

TKU 2020-Apr-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 guideline if you are unsure how to download from BMC EPD site.

Release 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 2020-Apr-1, which is a separately licensable product.

    • Hardware Reference Data - Data import CSV files and patterns 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

Installation and upgrade details:

Products

Vendor

Product

Category

Platforms

Instances

Versioning

Product Page

ITRSITRS GeneosPerformance Management Software

Windows, Unix

YYITRS Geneos

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 generates 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 Pattern Overview article.

RFEs

RFE ref.

Product Page

Enhancement

SI Key Change

DRDC1-14690Oracle WebLogic ServerFile versioning improvements.N
DRDC1-14602 BMC Performance ManagerUpdated version mapping.N
DRDC1-13727Teradata DatabaseAdded support for Teradata Extended discovery.N
DRDC1-14797 IBM WebSphere Application Server Liberty CoreUpdated approach to extract instance attribute.N
DRDC1-13079 InterSect Alliance Snare AgentUpdated package versioning for Windows.N
DRDC1-14733 Dynatrace AppMonImplemented Dynatrace Server Cluster versioning.N
DRDC1-14655 PostgreSQL RDBMSRemoved trailing dir separator in data_dir.N
DRDC1-14678 IBM Spectrum ScaleUpdated SI attributes.N
DRDC1-14574 Trend Micro Deep SecurityUpdated version obtained from packages.N
DRDC1-14759 Red Hat JBoss Extended J2EE DiscoveryUpdate xpath expression to get listening ports.N
DRDC1-14832 IBM Spectrum ScaleAdded ip_addr and admin_node attributes.N
DRDC1-13962,
DRDC1-14711
Red Hat JBoss Application ServerUpdate versioning and SI type.N
DRDC1-14544IBM InfoSphere Master Data Management Server
IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms
Mesosphere DC OS
NetApp ESeries SANtricity Web Services Proxy
Oracle PeopleSoft Enterprise Pure Internet Architecture
RedHat CloudForms Management Engine
VMware vSphere Big Data Extensions
Added 'version' attribute to SI to fix CMDB sync issue.N
DRDC1-14829 LexisNexis Risk Solutions HPCC Systems

Updated trigger for 'LexisNexisRiskSolutions.HPCCSystems.ESP' pattern. Previously, this pattern was triggered on several processes except for the 'esp'process which caused inconveniences. Now the pattern is triggered on 'esp'process only.

N
DRDC1-14764 Sun Solaris Zone ContainerAdded relationships for Host and VM nodes running on kernel zone.N

DRDC1-12895

Microsoft Exchange ServerImprove how we find product version for modern versionsN

DRDC1-13145

Microsoft SQL ServerSQL Server is now reports create_date.N
DRDC1-14208Microsoft Dynamics CRMUpdated Microsoft Dynamics CRM version mapping.N
DRDC1-14376McAfee ePolicy OrchestratorImprovements in the client-Server relationship between Mcafee agent and ePolicy Orchestrator SIs.N
DRDC1-14578Microsoft SQL ServerEnhanced SQL Server WMI versioning that improves mapping of the host reported version to the Discovery version.N

DRDC1-14157

IBM Sterling File GatewayUpdated to report product version at three levels.N

DRDC1-13148

N/AUpdates for DiscoveryFunctions.locateCommand funcion.N

DRDC1-14774

McAfee VirusScan for LinuxAdded support for modern version of McAfee Endpoint Security on Linux.N

Defects Resolved

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

Defect ref.

Details

Product Page

SI Key Change

DRDC1-14205

Problem: MS Skype (LyncCommonFunctions) pattern module is missing version 7.

Solution: Code fix.

Microsoft Lync Server (CommonFunctions)N

DRDC1-14866

Problem: Relationship between Tomcat SI node and the Database node is missing.
Solution: Fixed RDBMS functions.

RDBMS Functions

N

DRDC1-14800

Problem: WebLogic.ExtendedDiscovery pattern can create a looping relationship.
Solution: Code fix.

BEA WebLogic Application Server

N

DRDC1-14698

Problem: "Number of Socket" information for IBM POWER9 System is missing.
Solution: Code fix.

Processor Information

N

DRDC1-13342

Problem: A product version mappings are needed for Flexera Flexnet Publisher.
Solution: Code fix.

Flexera FLEXnet Publisher

N

DRDC1-14791

Problem: Docker active versioning regex needs an update.
Solution: Code fix.

Docker

N

DRDC1-14843

Problem: Apache Tomcat Application Server SI incorrectly given a product version of "0".
Solution: Code fix.

Apache Tomcat

N

DRDC1-14844

Problem: Tableau Server SIs are incorrectly given xx.x product versions rather than 20xx.x.
Solution: Code fix.

Tableau

N

DRDC1-13342 Problem: Need product version mappings for Flexera Flexnet Publisher.
Solution: Version mappings added.
Flexera FLEXnet PublisherN
DRDC1-14627

Problem: pattern LinkClusterMemberToHost can delete a cluster node.

Solution: Fixed SupportingFiles.Cluster Support.

SupportingFilesN

DRDC1-14499

Problem: Oracle Hyperion Planning has a trigger that is too restrictive.

Solution: Updated the trigger.

Oracle Hyperion PlanningN
DRUD1-25351Problem: Scan of Windows server from Microsoft's Semi-Annual Channel end with "Skipped - desktop host discovery has been disabled".
Solution: Code fix.
Windows HostsN

Command/File Matrix

The Command/File Matrix file (covering ALL commands executed and ALL files retrieved by the patterns) for TKU April 2020 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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