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BMC Discovery Technology Knowledge Update 2020-Mar-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 update was introduced for the March TKU release:

  • The CloudCluster syncmapping pattern updated to have more unique tree_path. (DRUD1-28692)

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

Release Compatibility

TKU 2020-Mar-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-Mar-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 11.0.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

DRDC1-14480VMware Virtual Machine softwareAdded committed_storage, uncommitted_storage and network attributes for VMware Virtual Machine node.N
DRDC1-14444Microsoft Active Directory Domain ServicesUpdated false-positive check.N
DRDC1-14462 IBM WebSphere Application ServerUpdated regex to extract cell, node and server name.N
DRDC1-14565Veritas InfoScaleAdditional versioning method was added for Veritas InfoScale Cluster Server on Unix.N
DRDC1-14484Nginx WebserverUpdated RegEx in active versioning.N
DRDC1-14442 EMC UnisphereUpdated regex for correct version parsing.N
DRDC1-14699Automic ONE AutomationFile versioning updated.N
DRDC1-13528BMC DiscoveryPublisher and product attribute added.N
DRDC1-14585 IBM WebSphere MQ - Extended DiscoveryFixed relationships.N
DRDC1-14358Oracle Automatic Storage Management
Oracle Business Activity Monitoring
Oracle Communications Data Model
Oracle Cloud File System
Oracle Clusterware
Oracle Coherence
Oracle Connection Manager
Oracle Database Lite
Oracle Enterprise Data Quality
Oracle Enterprise Service Bus
Oracle Enterprise Repository
Oracle Enterprise Single Sign-On
Oracle Essbase
Oracle Forms
Oracle GoldenGate Director
Oracle GoldenGate Veridata
Oracle Hyperion Data Relationship Management
Oracle Hyperion Financial Data Quality Management
Oracle Hyperion Financial Management
Oracle Hyperion Financial Reporting
Oracle Hyperion Foundation Services
Oracle Hyperion Planning
Oracle Identity Analytics
Oracle Internet Directory
Oracle ProC
Oracle RDBMS
Oracle Real Application Testing
Oracle Reports
Oracle Service Oriented Architecture
Oracle Service Registry
Oracle Tuxedo Message Queue
Oracle Traffic Director
Oracle Database Gateways
Oracle WebCenter Portal
Oracle WebCenter Sites
Oracle GoldenGate
Oracle Airlines Data Model
Oracle Retail Data Model
Oracle Secure Enterprise Search
Oracle Tuxedo System and Application Monitor Plus
OracleVersions table default value updated.N
DRDC1-14579TableauUpdated relationships modeling for Tableau SoftwareCluster and Server SIs .N
DRDC1-14322Citrix XenServerAdded vm_management_ip address attribute for XenServer VirtualMachines.N



BMC Patrol AgentUpdated active and path versioning.N
DRDC1-14605 BEA WebLogic Application ServerUpdated linkage between WebLogic SIs and J2EEDomains.N
DRDC1-14526Apache KafkaFixed install_root obtaining method.N
DRDC1-14366IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler (Maestro)Updated triggering condition.N
DRDC1-13528BMC Atrium Discovery and Dependency MappingPublisher and product attribute addedN

Defects Resolved

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

Defect ref.


Product Page

SI Key Change


Problem: cron.d pattern not displaying domain users.
Solution: Updated to use PRIV_LS to get domain users list.

Scheduled Tasks Information



Problem: ECA error in CloudFoundry.CoreFunctions.cloudfoundry.getVersionFor.
Solution: Fixed JSON file parsing.

CloudFoundry Cloud Diego Access



Problem: Instance extraction for Terracotta BigMemory Max Server needs to be updated.
Solution: Code fix.

BigMemory Max



Problem: Bug in Microsoft AppFabric registry versioning.
Solution: Code fix.

Microsoft Windows Server AppFabric



Problem: Tibco ActiveMatrix BusinessWorks should report three levels of product version.
Solution: Added level of versioning.

TIBCO ActiveMatrix BusinessWorks



Problem: Pattern EAServer in Sybase.EAServer module trying to parse binary jar file.
Solution: Removed active command versioning method for Unix.

Sybase Enterprise Application Server



Problem: TibcoActiveSpaces.Agent pattern will always stop if trigger matches unix "as-agent" process.
Solution: Code fix.

TIBCO ActiveSpaces



Problem: Should do product_version mappings for Embarcadero ER/Studio.
Solution: Added marketing product name mapping.

Embarcadero Change Manager
Embarcadero DBArtisan
Embarcadero ER-Studio



Problem: Unix servers is discovering with ECA Error.
Solution: Code fix.

IBM License Metric Tool



Problem: ECA error in LotusDominoDocumentManager.
Solution: Code fix.
IBM Lotus Domino Document ManagerN


Problem: No compatibility_level for SQL Server 2000.
Solution: Code fix.
Microsoft SQL Server - Database Detail PatternN


Problem: SQL Server on Linux creates odd name when release value is void.
Solution: Code fix.
Microsoft SQL ServerN
DRDC1-14207Problem: IBM Cognos Express pattern module needs simplified product_version.
Solution: Code fix.
IBM Cognos ExpressN
DRDC1-14203Problem: Pattern module for Microsoft Business Intelligence Development Studio is missing entries in lookup table.
Solution: Code fix.
Microsoft Business Intelligence Development StudioN
Command/File Matrix

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