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BMC Discovery Technology Knowledge Update 2020-Sep-1 is a deliverable for BMC Discovery 11.1, 11.2 and 11.3 and 12.0 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.


Product content updates require appliance restart

TKU-Sep-1 release presents the ability to create a separate SI for each Sybase instance on a host. It means on hosts where there are multiple Sybase instances users will, for a short time, see both to the old Sybase SIs (with no instance information) and the new Sybase SIs (with instance information). This will resolve automatically when the legacy Sybase SIs become obsolete.
For more information, refer to DRDC1-15241.


Product content updates require appliance restart

Changes in this release for the Database Detail node type may impact CMDB sync. The code to extract the latest version of the product within a collection of .jar files was updated. In addition, a new lookup table was added to convert the version in a binary file such as flashd91_build001.jar into the corresponding AR Server version. For more information, refer to DRDC1-14928.

Release Compatibility

TKU 2020-Sep-1 is released in the following streams:

  • Release compatible with BMC Discovery 11.x series.
  • Release compatible with BMC Discovery 12.0 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.xxBMC Discovery 11.2.xxBMC Discovery 11.3.xx, and BMC Discovery 12.0.xx as well as patterns used by the CMDB sync system.
  • BMC Discovery Extended Data Pack TKU 2020-Sep-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

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

DRDC1-15643TLS Certificates DiscoveryProvided synchronization between mapping patterns.N
DRDC1-15539Apache TomcatUpdated Apache Tomcat trigger.N
DRDC1-14724VMware Virtual Machine software
VMware Virtual Machine software
Improved VM_Details running even if vSphere call fails.N
DRDC1-14748IBM DB2 RDBMS - Database Detail Pattern
Oracle MySQL Server - Database Detail Pattern
Oracle RDBMS - Database Detail Pattern
PostgreSQL RDBMS - Database Detail Pattern
Sybase ASE Dataserver - Database Detail Pattern
Added server type to Database, Schema and Table type attribute.N
DRDC1-15636Red Hat JBoss Application ServerRed Hat JBoss versioning updated.N
DRDC1-15644TLS Certificates DiscoveryAdding more attributes to TLS Certificate node.N
DRDC1-15649Microsoft .NETImprovements for the "Microsoft.Microsoft_NET.DotNet" pattern.N
DRDC1-15241Sybase Adaptive Server IQIf there are multiple Sybase instances present on a host, the pattern now creates multiple SIs: one for each instance.Y
DRDC1-15080Oracle Solaris ClusterProvided discovery of a Version for the "Oracle Solaris Cluster Server" Software Instance.N
DRDC1-12249National Vulnerability DatabasePattern now displayed CPE string in CPE 2.2 and CPE 2.3 formatN
DRDC1-14928BMC Remedy AR SystemImproved the relationship for 2 BMC_Product CIs in CMDB.N
DRDC1-15260CA Workload AutomationUpdated CA Workload Automation Agent code.N

Defects Resolved

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

Defect ref.

Details

Product Page

SI Key Change

DRDC1-15714Problem: NVD_Linking.tplpre does not handle Windows 2012 R2 servers well when they have no edition.
Solution: Code fix.
National Vulnerability DatabaseN
DRDC1-15589Problem: Sybase IQ is too restrictive in path versioning.
Solution: Code fix.

Sybase Adaptive Server IQ
Server IQ

N

Command/File Matrix

The Command/File Matrix file (covering ALL commands executed and ALL files retrieved by the patterns) for TKU September 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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  1. Changes in this release for the Database Detail node type may impact CMDB sync. The code to extract the latest version of the product within a collection of .jar files was updated. In addition, a new lookup table was added to convert the version in a binary file such as flashd91_build001.jar into the corresponding AR Server version. For more information, refer to DRDC1-14928.

    What? Makes no sense... What is the impact?