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BMC Discovery Technology Knowledge Update 2020-May-2 is a deliverable for BMC Discovery 11.1, 11.2 and 11.3 series.

This TKU 2020-TKU-May-2 re-release includes an important upgrade for AWS Schedule Scans and Microsoft SQL Server containment relationships (DRUD1-29601). Once the TKU has been applied the upgrade must be applied. There are two ways to do this.

1. Via the appliance command line:

1.1. Log into the appliance command line as the “tideway” user. For clusters, these steps must be performed on all cluster members.

1.2. Restart the “cluster” service:

  • For 11.2 and CentOS/RedHat 6 based 11.3 systems: sudo service cluster restart.

  • For CentOS/RedHat 7 based 11.3 systems: sudo systemctl restart cluster.

1.3. Perform a conditional service start: tw_service_control --start --conditional. You should see a message “Performing model upgrades”.

OR

2. Reboot the appliance. Note that simply restarting system services will NOT apply the update.


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 2020-May-2 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-May-2, 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

Installation and upgrade details:

Products

Vendor

Product

Category

Platforms

Instances

Versioning

Product Page

OpenTextOpentext EnCase ForensicSecurity and Vulnerability Management Software

Windows, Unix

YYOpenText EnCase Forensic
ZabbixZabbixPerformance Management Software

Windows, Unix

YYZabbix
TaniumTanium Core PlatformSecurity and Vulnerability Management Software

Windows, Unix

YYTanium Core Platform


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

DRDC1-14899Apache Derby RDBMSNew Apache Derby Database Server versioning method is provided.N
DRDC1-14924Sailpoint IdentityIQUpdated versioning approach for Sailpoint IQ Service.N
DRDC1-14933 BMC Discovery

The trigger, active versioning, and Outposts linking are updated for FoundationSecurity.
The 'outpost_id' attribute is added to Outpost SI.

N
DRDC1-14943 Apache Subversion

Active versioning for ApacheSubversion is updated.

N
DRDC1-14493Control-MUpdated the Control-M linking.N
DRDC1-14258RedisThe listening port is added to the Redis Server SI name.N
DRDC1-14942 Avi Networks Load Balancer

The Session Authentication credential type to discover Avi Network Load Balancer is added.

N
DRDC1-13682 Citrix NetScaler VPX Load Balancer

Discover Partions on Citrix Load Balancer using the new authentication method.

N

Defects Resolved

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

Defect ref.

Details

Product Page

SI Key Change

DRD1-29601Problem: TKU model fails for AWSScanRanges.
Solution: TKU model updates.
Discovering Amazon Web ServicesN

DRDC1-14855

Problem: Wrong identification for IBM HTTP Server.
Solution: Code fix.

Apache HTTPD-based Webservers

N

DRDC1-15077

Problem: Clustered MSSQL SoftwareInstance is incorrectly reported in 2 CIs in CMDB (one BMC_SoftwareServer and one BMC_ApplicationSystem).
Solution: SoftwareContainment link was replaced with Client-Server Communication.

Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services
Microsoft SQL Server Integration Services
Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services

N

DRDC1-14966

Problem: Acronis software is incorrectly discovered as Veritas Enterprise Vault Storage Service.
Solution: Code fix.

Symantec VERITAS Enterprise Vault

N

DRDC1-14217

Problem: Pattern/pattern modules hold broken links to the appropriate product pages.
Solution: Updated metadata URLs.



Apache HTTPD-based Webservers
Atlassian Bamboo
Atlassian Stash
Control-M Enterprise Manager
BMC Patrol Agent
BMC TrueSight Infrastructure Management
HP OpenView Performance Insight
IBM Netezza NPS
Oracle Clusterware
Oracle Siebel CRM
Oracle E-Business Suite
SAP Business Suite
Software AG webMethods Integration Server
Software AG My webMethods Server
Symantec Deployment Solution

N

DRDC1-14633

Problem: The Pattern Module BMC.MyIT_Smart_IT shows argument for os_class as "Unix".

Solution: The argument for os_class is now being checked as "UNIX".

BMC Digital WorkplaceN
DRDC1-14897Problem: Regex matching string in pattern doesn't match to extended string in file versioning method.
Solution: Updated regex for file versioning.
Ab Initio Co-Operating SystemN
DRDC1-14207Problem: IBM Cognos Express pattern module needs simplified product_version.
Solution: Code fix.
IBM Cognos ExpressN

Command/File Matrix

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