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

Cisco UCS discovery update

Cisco UCS are modeled as HostContainer in Discovery and exported as BMC_ComputerSystem in CMDB. Their names were not unique which was causing some trouble in the CMDB. Now to prevent the issue Serial Number value is used in the name attribute.

CMDB Sync mapping updates

The following CMDB Sync mapping updates were introduced for November TKU release:

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

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

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-Nov-1 is released in the following streams:

  • Release compatible with BMC Discovery 11.x series.
  • Release compatible with BMC Discovery 12.0 series.
  • Release compatible with BMC Discovery 20.08 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 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-Nov-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








Product Page

VMwarevRealize Log Insight AgentSystem and Network Management SoftwareWindows, UnixYYVMware vRealize Log Insight

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

DRDC1-15900, DRDC1-15915 PostgreSQL RDBMSUpdated versioning methods and approach to get the listening IP.N
DRDC1-15690 Red Hat JBoss Application Server
IBM WebSphere Application Server
Provided discovery for the Heap Min Size and Heap Max Size (JVM heap) for Red Hat JBoss.N
DRDC1-15944 Eclipse JettyAdded install root attribute for Jetty SI.N
DRDC1-15429 HP nParImproved naming for the Host Container.N
DRDC1-15968WebLogic Extended J2EE Discovery using configuration file parsingEnhanced J2EE.InferredModel.ParsingJ2EE.ImplementationAttrsExtraction.N
DRDC1-15979 Elastic KibanaImproved triggering for the Elastic.Kibana.N
DRDC1-15883Microsoft Internet Information ServicesImproved trigger for Microsoft.IIS.IIS_7 pattern on Windows Process Activation Service.N
DRDC1-15891 DataStax EnterpriseImproved version definition.N
DRDC1-15834HP Operations Manager
TLS Discovery - Extended Discovery Pattern

Enhanced discovery for the TLS Certificates for HP Operation Agents.

DRDC1-14316 Microsoft Hyper-V ServerEnhanced VirtualMachine nodes creation for installed VMs.N
DRDC1-15776 Oracle WebLogic ServerEnhanced Oracle WebLogic Server SI path versioning.N
DRDC1-14248Microsoft Office Web Apps ServerUpdate type of Microsoft Office Web Apps Server. For most versions it remains 'Microsoft Office Web Apps Server'.  In certain cases version 16 is reported as "Microsoft Office Online Server"
DRDC1-14573 Microsoft Cluster ServerMicrosoft Cluster Server now gets version information from the os_version on the Host nodeN
DRDC1-15877Scheduled Tasks Information

Provided improvements for ScheduledTasksInfo.TaskScheduler.CronJobs pattern for trigerring on the host, instead of the process.

DRDC1-15064 MongoDB - Database Detail PatternImproved naming for the MongoDB Database .N
DRDC1-15958 TIBCO ActiveSpacesImproved discovery for TIBCO Active Spaces product.N
DRDC1-15092 Apache Hadoop
Hortonworks Data Platform
Enhanced several patterns for the Apache Hadoop.Y
DRDC1-10390National Vulnerability DatabaseAdded reporting of NVD for network devices.N

Defects Resolved

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

Defect ref.


Product Page

SI Key Change


Problem: Apache HBase pattern gets into a 100% CPU regex spin.
Solution: Regex for HBase tables extraction was updated. Also removed type part from HBase table name attribute.

Apache HBase



Problem: Missing embedded command/file matrix entry for Oracle GlassFish Server .
Solution: Code fix.

Oracle GlassFish Server



Problem: SearchFunctions performance has been devastated by addition of scope filtering.
Solution: Code fix.

Red Hat KVM
VMware vCenter Server
Virtual Device Linking


Problem: Further gaps in HP Integrity VM relationships.
Solution: Added trigger kind 'confirmed' and model 'ia64 hp server Integrity Virtual Machine' to trigger condition in pattern IA64VirtualHost.

HP Integrity Virtual Machines



Problem: Missing embedded command/file matrix entry for Eclipse Jetty.
Solution: Code fix.

Eclipse Jetty



Problem: We did not find the correct install_root for some instances of Oracle WebLogic Server. This caused us to incorrectly report there were two SIs present when only one was present

Solution: Code fix - Update regex used to find install_root

Oracle WebLogic ServerN


Problem: Wrong Linking Services to Pools.
Solution: Code fix.

Radware Load Balaner



Problem: QEMU/KVM virtual hosts have cluster removed/appeared.
Solution: Code fix.

Red Hat KVMN

Problem: Oracle WebLogic Server incorrectly reports relative paths in bea_home field

Solution: Code fix

Oracle WebLogic ServerN

Command/File Matrix

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