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BMC Discovery Technology Knowledge Update 2020-Oct-1 is a deliverable for BMC Discovery 11.1, 11.2 and 11.312.0 and 20.08. (12.1) 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.

Latest TKU release for 11.1 and 11.2 Customers

Important Note: this is to inform 11.1 and 11.2 Customers that as per our support policy and previous announcements this TKU release (TKU October 2020) is the latest TKU release. For more information please visit the BMC Support Policy 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

Release Compatibility

TKU 2020-Oct-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. (12.1) 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 11.1.xxBMC Discovery 11.2.xxBMC Discovery 11.3.xxBMC Discovery 12.0.xx and BMC Discovery 20.08. (12.1) as well as patterns used by the CMDB sync system.
  • BMC Discovery Extended Data Pack TKU 2020-Oct-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


VendorProductCategoryPlatformsInstancesVersioningProduct Page
AcronisCyber BackupArchiving SoftwareWindowsYYAcronis Cyber Backup

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

DRDC1-15588Oracle VM VirtualBoxAdded support for VirtualBox extension Packs.N
DRDC1-15463 PostgreSQL RDBMSAdded 'cluster_name' attribute to SI and code to model cluster.N
DRDC1-15755 Novell eDirectoryProduct version populating for Software instance Novell eDirectory.N
DRDC1-13737 A10 Networks Load BalancerUpdated to create relationships between Load Balancer Services, Load Balancer Pools and Load Balancer Members for the case when ADPs (Application Delivery Partitions) are in use.N
DRDC1-15696Oracle Business IntelligenceUpdated Oracle Business Intelligence Server versioning.N
DRDC1-15445IBM Notes and DominoUpdated Lotus Domino Server pattern.N
DRDC1-15774 Tanium Core PlatformUpdated Tanium Client package versioning.N
DRDC1-15761 OpenText DocumentumSupport for version populating for EMC Documentum Server SI.N
DRDC1-15418Microsoft SQL Server - Database Detail PatternProvided reporting for the listener_ip.N
DRDC1-13139Processor InformationImproved reporting of the number of sockets using additional commands.N


Oracle WebLogic Server
TLS Discovery - Extended Discovery Pattern
Updated Oracle Weblogic server to support TLS certificates.N
DRDC1-15400 Load BalancerImproved performance for Common_LoadBalancer.LBServiceToPoolMember and Common_LoadBalancer.PoolMemberToHost.N
DRDC1-15808 Tripwire EnterpriseSupport of version populating for the Software Instance: Tripwire Enterprise Agent on aixexpda1.N
DRDC1-15830Apache TomcatUpdated path extraction.N
DRDC1-15430Control-M Enterprise ManagerAdded control-m global condition server process to EM primary processes.N

Dynatrace AppMon


Add no_follow markers to make monitoring servers to not follow to their agents.N
DRDC1-15086 McAfee VirusScan for LinuxPopulated version for McAfee VirusScan discovery.N
DRDC1-15291 AppDynamics

Added facet priority; Updated path versioning; Updated SI key.

DRDC1-13615Apache HBaseProvided support for Apache HBase Tables. Updated installation root extraction for Apache HBase Master.N
DRDC1-15644 TLS Discovery - Extended Discovery PatternAdded more attributes to SSL Certificate.N
DRDC1-15822 IBM Informix Dynamic ServerUpdated path versioning.N
DRDC1-15764 ZabbixProvided population for the Zabbix Agent SI versions.N
DRDC1-14967 BMC TrueSight Infrastructure Management

Updated trigger for pattern to support: java, java.exe, java_agent, java_agent.exe. All these expressions could be written as 'if cmd matches regex "java(?:_agent)?(?:\.exe)?"'.

DRDC1-15630Oracle GlassFish ServerAdded support for SSL/TLS Certificate Discovery. Also updated active versioning approach.N
DRDC1-15240 IBM Informix Dynamic ServerImproved active versioning for the SI Informix Dynamic Server.N
DRDC1-15672Oracle WebLogic ServerImproved Oracle WebLogic Server Windows file versioning.N
DRDC1-15369N/AProvided population for the support details for Oracle OpenJDK Java Platform.N
DRDC1-14581Microsoft Project ServerMicrosoft Project Server should find product version using Microsoft Office version mappings for legacy versions and SharePoint version mappings for modern versions.N
DRDC1-15788BMC Release Process ManagementImproved BMC Release Process Management linking to database node.N
DRDC1-15271Eclipse Jetty

Updated handling of relative path handling to manage modern versions of Eclipse.

DRDC1-15749Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization ManagerAdded support details for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.8.N

Defects Resolved

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

Defect ref.


Product Page

SI Key Change


Problem: Oracle RDBMS pattern should always append domain name to instance name.
Solution: Updated domain name extraction.

Oracle RDBMS



Problem: Bug in the Kubernetes Functions.
Solution: Enhancements were implemented to fix potential ECA errors.  Load Balancer Member key was changed: pod IP was replaced with container ID value.




Problem: Error in model log: ValueError: invalid literal for int() with base 10.
Solution: Code fix.

Oracle Internet Directory



Problem: Incorrect TSOM version.
Solution: Code fix.

BMC Performance Manager



Problem: BMC Digital Workplace Software Instance has no related Host.
Solution: Code fix.

BMC Digital Workplace


DRDC1-12813 Problem: Unlimited amount of data in the results column.
Solution: Pattern updated to obtain resource one-by-one, instead of all at once.

Red Hat OpenShift


Problem: We do not report NVD information for 389 Directory Server

Solution: Fix internal script we use to generate NVD Tables.

National Vulnerability DatabaseN
DRDC1-15680 Problem: NVD information of certain Windows hosts refers to deprecated CPE strings.
Solution: Fix internal script we use to generate NVD Tables.
National Vulnerability DatabaseN
DRDC1-15859Problem: Unable to handle NVD new entries with special characters.
Solution: Fix internal script we use to generate NVD Tables.
National Vulnerability DatabaseN
DRDC1-15860Problem: ECA error in 12.1 in VirtualDeviceLinking pattern.
Solution: Updated to prevent the error in VirtualDeviceLinking pattern if run virtual machine on network device.
DRDC1-15820Problem:  Generic product Model of Hardware Management Console for a model.
Solution: Code fix.
Host Hardware Reference Data - Extended Data Pack 2020-October-1N

Problem: SQL Server for Linux does not correctly handle case where bind address is
Solution: Code fix.

Microsoft SQL ServerN
DRDC1-15460Problem: Need to make version mapping more intelligent.
Improved version mappings for certain Microsoft products.
Microsoft SQL ServerN


Problem: NVD information was not reported for 389 Directory Server.
Solution: Fix internal script we use to generate NVD Tables.

Command/File Matrix

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