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BMC Discovery Technology Knowledge Update 2020-Feb-1 is a deliverable for BMC Discovery 11.1, 11.2 and 11.3 series.

Starting from TKU February 2020 discovery of the physical topology (infrastructure) of the Cisco ACI solution is supported.

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.

Please be aware that in TKU 2020-Feb-1 release the key attribute has been updated for the following nodes:

  • Microsoft Network Load Balancer Cluster (DRDC1-14359)
  • Tableau Software Cluster (in case worker hosts are exacted, their values will be included into the cluster key) (DRDC1-14374)

Release Compatibility

TKU 2020-Feb-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 2020-Feb-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








Product Page

OpenSVCOpenSVCClustering and Availability SoftwareUnix


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.


RFE ref.

Product Page


SI Key Change

DRDC1-14292 Load Balancers (Radware Alteon)Created Link between Radware Alteon 6420XL ADC and vADC.N
DRDC1-13393 Red Hat OpenShiftUpdated OpenShift trigger.N
DRDC1-14174Atlassian JiraUpdated trigger condition.N
DRDC1-14227Red Hat JBoss Application ServerUpdated package versioning.N
DRDC1-14374TableauEnhanced Tableau Cluster modeling. Y
DRDC1-14435 Load Balancers (Nginx LoadBalancer)Updated regexes to process upstream configuration block.N
DRDC1-14236 Microsoft System Center Operations ManagerAdded related process association.N
DRDC1-14464Veritas InfoScale
Veritas InfoScale Agents
Veritas InfoScale Storage
Veritas InfoScale Replication
Product re-branding updates introduced.N
MongoDB - Database Detail Pattern
Path and command versioning methods updated for MongoDB.N
DRDC1-13620 Red Hat JBoss Application ServerAdded listening ports.N
DRDC1-14162 HP Integrity Virtual MachinesUpdated approach to search IVM/HP9000 hosts.N
DRDC1-14359 Load Balancers (Microsoft Network)Updated key for Microsoft Network LoadBalancer Cluster. Y
DRDC1-14237McAfee ePolicy OrchestratorAdded related process association, updated identifiers.N



Microsoft Windows Host

Now timezone is reported on Windows host nodes.

Added support for NTP servers in Windows.


Defects Resolved

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

Defect ref.


Product Page

SI Key Change


Problem: FujitsuServerViewOpsMgr.tplpre runs empty echo command.
Solution: Code fix.

Fujitsu ServerView Operations Manager



Problem: ECA error discovering Nutanix Prism Central.
Solution: Code fix.

Nutanix Cluster



Problem: Removed known version metadata attribute.
Solution: Code fix.

Check Point Firewall-1 related products



Problem: Updated versioning level of product_version.
Solution: Code fix.

BMC Remedy Migrator



Problem: HostContainer names were changed to serial numbers in error.Update HardwareContainer name.
Solution: Updated HardwareContainer name.

Oracle Blade



Problem: ECA error from FujitsuBladeSystem.
Solution: Code fix.




Problem: WebLogic domain may be truncated on Windows.
Solution: Code fix.

Oracle WebLogic Server



Problem: J2EEInferredModel may process the paths incorrectly for some windows hosts.
Solution: J2EEInferredModel web.xml and manifest file parse for Windows updated.

WebLogic Extended J2EE Discovery using configuration file parsing


DRDC1-14339 Problem: Specify where configuration file is in Illimio.
Solution: Code fix.
Illumio Adaptive Security Platform AgentN
DRDC1-12512Problem: Borland Silk Test pattern mentions SP releases in known_versions.
Solution: Code fix.
Micro Focus SilkTestN

Command/File Matrix

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