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BMC Discovery Technology Knowledge Update 2020-Dec-1 is a deliverable for BMC Discovery 11.312.0 and 20.08 series.


TKU December-2 release updates

We have re-released the TKU 2020 December Release because of an issue TKU December 1 had with BMC Discovery 12.1 patch 1 (DRUD-31542), about the update of the Outpost). We have taken the opportunity to an important bug about NVD (DRDC1-16196).

If you have already installed the TKU Dec 1, we recommend you to upgrade to the TKU Dec 2.


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

  1. The FileSystem_StorageSystem_Linkage syncmapping pattern was updated to support relationship between two Hosts.
    i.e. BMC_Dependency relationship between 2 CompterSystem CIs (Hosts) will be created when there is a remote filesystem relationship between them. For details, please refer to (DRDC1-12463).
  2. Improved Cloud Cluster Deployment nodes synchronization with the CMDB. (DRDC1-16000).For more information about the CDM mapping, visit the CMDB Mapping page.

Important Note for Discovery 20.02 (12.0) Customers Only:

Mapping files for synchronization to ServiceNow CMDB

The mapping files for synchronization to ServiceNow CMDB released with the previous version of BMC Discovery no longer work with the updated sync for ServiceNow CMDB. New mapping files are available from EPD. However, to ensure correct operation, you must use the following procedure:

  1. Delete the sync for ServiceNow mappings
  2. Upload the new sync for ServiceNow mappings 
  3. Restart the cmdb_sync_transformer service. As the tideway user, enter: tw_service_control --restart cmdb_sync_transformer

National Vulnerability Database documentation updates

From TKU December we now report security information for hardware where it is published in the US Government National Vulnerability Database. 
This is in addition to reporting NVD information for Software Instances, Operating Systems and Network Devices.

BMC_Document CIs attributes

In this TKU release, we have introduced a new sync mapping pattern that maps Detail nodes with type "TLS Certificate" to the BMC_Document CIs. This mapping is enabled by default, and could add additional data to the CMDB. For more information, see CDM Mapping for Host.

Release Compatibility

TKU 2020-Dec-1 is released in the following streams:

  • Release compatible with BMC Discovery 11.3 series.
  • Release compatible with BMC Discovery 12.0 series.
  • Release compatible with BMC Discovery 20.08 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 11.3.xxBMC Discovery 12.0.xx and BMC Discovery 20.08 as well as patterns used by the CMDB sync system.
  • BMC Discovery Extended Data Pack TKU 2020-Dec-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

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

DRDC1-14573Microsoft Cluster

DRDC1-15771Microsoft Exchange ServerEnhanced the command to get PrimaryActiveManager for Exchange Server.N
DRDC1-16062, DRDC1-16022IBM Tivoli Netcool-OMNIbusImproved regex to parse instance name properly in the pattern "IBM.Tivoli.NetcoolOMNIbus.Probe".N
DRDC1-15857Apache TomcatUpdated Apache Tomcat versioning.N
DRDC1-16043 Oracle Automatic Storage ManagementEnhanced usage of the "lsdg" command to collect ASM mounted disks information.N
DRDC1-16115 TIBCO RendezvousAdded active versioning for Tibco Rendezvous.N
DRDC1-15970 Apache TomcatImproved versioning for the Apache Tomcat Application Server.N
DRDC1-15442 BMC TrueSight OrchestrationProvided support for the new si_type for TrueSight Orchestration (TSO).N
DRDC1-15271 Eclipse JettyImproved the approach to obtain the "install_root" to confirm "install_check" for SI Eclipse Jetty.N
DRDC1-15809 Avi Networks Load BalancerEnhancement for Avi Networks Load Balancer to discover tenant information.N
DRDC1-16005 N/AImproved discovery for Lenovo XClarity Management Controller.N
DRDC1-15605Nginx WebserverProvided enhancements for Nginx listening sockets.N
DRDC1-16011 Eclipse JettyImproved discovery for Eclipse Jetty SI.N
DRDC1-16036KubernetesImproved relationship between Deployments and Software Container nodes.N
DRDC1-15870Apache TomcatAdded an additional method for port extraction.N
DRDC1-16052 DataStax EnterpriseUpdated regex to extract UUID as well as updated active commands. Added package versioning for DataStax Enterprise.N
DRDC1-15892Oracle MySQL ServerImprove how we identify MySQL databases using listDirectoryN
DRDC1-15371 Avi Networks Load BalancerLoadBalancerMember links to wrong Host in case of Solaris zone.N
DRDC1-15732 Apache HTTPD-based Webservers - Extended Discovery PatternImproved discovery for HTTPD installation.N
DRDC1-16057HP Operations ManagerEnhancements for ssl socket discovery for HP Operations Agent.N

Defects Resolved

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

Defect ref.

Details

Product Page

SI Key Change

DRDC1-16038

Problem: IBM InfoSphere Change Data Capture Access Server show incorrect entries.
Solution: Code fix.

IBM InfoSphere Change Data Capture

N

DRDC1-16124

Problem: Fix searches shown the result ip_addr=None.
Solution: Code fix.

N/A

N

DRDC1-15442

Problem: Missing updated name of the pattern.
Solution: New pattern name.

BMC TrueSight Orchestration

N

DRDC1-15950

Problem: Microsoft Exchange Server Database Availability Group sometimes reported the wrong version

Solution: Code fix

Microsoft Exchange ServerN

DRDC1-15986

Problem: CyberArk Privileged Access Security pattern has incorrect product version.
Solution: Code fix.

CyberArk Privileged Access Security

N

DRDC1-15897

Problem: Detail nodes have three different attributes to store and expiration date.
Solution: Code fix.

Apache Ignite
BEA AquaLogic Enterprise Security
BEA WebLogic Integration
BEA WebLogic Real Time
BMC FootPrints Service Core
BMC Client Management
GridGain
HelpSystems StandGuard Anti-Virus
IBM Content Collector
VMware Virtual Machine software

N

DRDC1-16030

Problem: Sun Solaris Zone Container pattern uses inefficient search

Solution: Code fix

Sun Solaris Zone ContainerN
DRDC1-16031

Problem: Search in Oracle VM VirtualBox is inefficient

Solution: Code fix

Oracle VM VirtualBoxN

DRDC1-16103

Problem: False-positive trigger for "Appdynamics controller" SI.
Solution: Code fix.

AppDynamics

N

DRDC1-16051

Problem: Missing publisher for OpenText Documentum Server software instance.
Solution: Code fix.

OpenText Documentum

N

DRDC1-16125

Problem: Microsoft.HyperV_Server.HyperVConsolidateFromSI does inefficient searches.
Solution: Code fix.

Microsoft Hyper-V Server

N

DRDC1-15770

Problem: Missing version information for few Tibco Rendezvous software instances.
Solution: Code fix.

TIBCO Rendezvous

N

DRDC1-15827Problem: Broken links to Configipedia from patterns.
Solution: Code fix.
Amazon Elastic Block Storage
OpenStack Cinder
Control-M for Advanced File Transfer
ClustrixDB
Control-M
Deep Engine
Teradata Viewpoint Portal
Teradata Database - Database Detail Pattern
N
DRDC1-16076Problem: Instance attribute missing from SybaseIQ Database nodes
Solution: Code fix
Sybase Adaptive Server IQN
DRDC1-16095Problem: Oracle VM Container/VM Xen are not linked.
Solution: Code fix.
Oracle VMN
DRDC1-16025 Problem: Wrong software identification on servers.
Solution: Code fix.
IBM Informix Enterprise Gateway Manager with DRDAN
DRDC1-16027Problem: Inefficient SearchFunctions.relatedSisSearchOnMultipleHosts.
Solution: Code fix.
N/AN

Command/File Matrix

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