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BMC Discovery Technology Knowledge Update 2021-Mar-1 is a deliverable for BMC Discovery  11.3, 12.0 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.

Transport Layer Security (TLS) Certificates

In this release we now synchronize the F5 Load Balancer certificates to the CMDB. For more information about it, please visit this page CDM Mapping for Host.
Global information about TLS Certificates discovery can be found in this new page Supported TLS Certificates.

Identity change

Please be aware that fix for the defect "Ubuntu Servers are discovered as VMware vCenter Appliance" (DRDC1-16035) which was introduced in TKU Jan 2021 may cause the host identity change, i.e., host duplicates may appear in case your Ubuntu server had been previously discovered as VMware vCenter Appliance.

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 synchronization for ServiceNow CMDB. New mapping files are available from EPD. However, to ensure correct operation, you must use the following procedure:

  1. Delete the synchronization for ServiceNow mappings.
  2. Upload the new synchronization for ServiceNow mappings.
  3. Restart the cmdb_sync_transformer service. As the tideway user, enter: tw_service_control --restart cmdb_sync_transformer.

Latest Releases Updates

  • From TKU December we now report security information for hardware where it is published in the US Government National Vulnerability Database.  
    This is in addition to reporting NVD information for Software Instances, Operating Systems and Network Devices.
  • We have introduced a new synchronization 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 2021-Mar-1 is released in the following streams:

  • Release compatible with BMC Discovery 11.3 series.
  • Release compatible with BMC Discovery 12.0 series.
  • Release compatible with BMC Discovery 20.08 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 11.3.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 2021-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.

Products

Vendor

Product

Category

Platforms

Instances

Versioning

Product Page

BMC

BMC TrueSight Smart Reporting for Server Automation

Change and Configuration Management SoftwareWindows UnixNYBMC TrueSight Smart Reporting for Server Automation
MicrosoftMicrosoft SQL Server AgentServer Agent

Windows Unix

YYMicrosoft SQL Server Agent


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

DRDC1-16421 Apache Storm

Updated Apache Storm/Nimbus Storm Software pattern to account for newer versions of Storm that process is org.apache.storm.deamon.nimbus.

N
DRDC1-15930Microsoft Exchange ServerAdded new server_roles "Frontend Transport Server", "Mailbox Transport Server" and "Transport Service" N
DRDC1-16476 Elastic KibanaImplemented path versioning for Elastic Kibana.N
DRDC1-16462 RHEV
Red Hat KVM

Updated RedHat.RHEV pattern to support RHV Manager version 4.x. Added 'RHEL' model and 'Red Hat' vendor support in RedHat.KVM.

N
DRDC1-12434 Oracle Enterprise Single Sign-On

Improved Oracle ESSO UniversalAuthentication Manager to be correctly associated with a BDSSA.

N
DRDC1-15350, DRDC1-16413Oracle RDBMSImprovements to gather patch and PSU information by querying tables. Updated edition confirmation found for Oracle Database Server on Linux.N
DRDC1-16267 Supported TLS CertificatesUpdated CMDB sync patterns for "LoadBalancerInstance" to include TLS certificates.N
DRDC1-16380 BMC Remedy AR SystemPopulated version information for BMC Remedy Smart Reporting from ProductRegistry.xml.N
DRDC1-16365, DRDC1-16366 Avi Networks Load BalancerEnhancement to support pages in API calls.N
DRDC1-16282Tableau

Added support for Unix platforms.

Added support for Tableau Server Administration Agent SI.

N
DRDC1-16368BMC TrueSight Network AutomationBMC BladeLogic Network Automation Server was renamed to TrueSight Network Automation starting from version 20.02.N
DRDC1-16322VMware vSphere Tags

Updated the code to avoid "Response error: Error 413 Request entity too large!"  returned from restfulPost call

N
DRDC1-16302National Vulnerability DatabaseImproved NVD names mapping with the BMC Discovery.N
DRDC1-13809Microsoft SQL Server - Database Detail PatternSupported modelling for OLE linking by SQL Server.N
DRDC1-16465 Oracle Service Oriented ArchitectureImproved versioning for SOA/OSB New Version.N
DRDC1-15849Red Hat JBoss Application Server

Enhancements for creation of a SoftwareComponents J2EE application.

N
DRDC1-16342 Oracle E-Business SuiteFile versioning for Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2N
DRDC1-14962 IBM WebSphere MQAdded new SI type in cases when no queries are running.N
DRDC1-16474BMC TrueSight Network AutomationImproved versioning discovery for SI "BMC TrueSight Operations Management Presentation Server".N
DRDC1-16388 CyberArk Privileged Access Security

Enhancements for display of SI "CyberArk Vault Disaster Recovery".

N
DRDC1-16509 PuppetImprovements for the SI Puppet Master version discovery.N

DRDC1-16474

BMC TrueSight Operations Management Presentation ServerEnhanced versioning for SI "BMC TrueSight Operations Management Presentation Server".N
DRDC1-16350IBM DB2 RDBMSUpdated IBM.DB2.RDBMS.DB2S pattern to include an SSL port.N
DRDC1-13204BMC TrueSight Server Automation SuiteEnsure SI types have the correct name of the product for modern versions.N
DRDC1-13809Microsoft SQL ServerProvided modelling for OLE linking by the SQL Server.
N

Defects Resolved

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

Defect ref.

Details

Product Page

SI Key Change

DRDC1-16482

Problem: Missing version information for McAfee VirusScan SI.
Solution: Code fix.

McAfee VirusScan

N

DRDC1-16419

Problem: Updated search for "Integrity Virtual Partition" hosts.
Solution: Code fix.

HP Integrity Virtual Machines

N

DRDC1-16438

Problem: Relationship is missing between "Citrix XenServer Server" and Master Server.
Solution: Code fix.

Citrix XenServer

N

DRDC1-16393

Problem: Processor Speed discovery is overly simplistic.
Solution: Updated lscpu_parser() function to extract maximum CPU speed.

Processor InformationN

DRDC1-16243

Problem: BMC Patrol Agent versioning relies on path versioning if the versions are 3 and 7.
Solution: Code fix.

BMC Patrol Agent

N

DRDC1-16390

Problem: Don't get catalina_home for some instances of Apache Tomcat despite the information being available
Solution: Code fix.

Apache TomcatN

DRDC1-16541

Problem: Oracle E-Business does not recognize a database versioning for modern versions.
Solution: Code fix.

Oracle E-Business Suite

N

DRDC1-16515

Problem: Request for the Apache.Kafka pattern enhancements.
Solution: Updated regex to extract port number from process.args and code updates to verify an active command output for the topics list.

Apache Kafka

N

DRDC1-16473

Problem: MariaDB Database Server SIs are missing port attribute.
Solution: Code fix.

Oracle MySQL Server

N

DRDC1-16212 Problem: Discovery creates loop relationship for DB2 as well as for Oracle TNS SI.
Solution: Code fix.
IBM DB2 RDBMS - Database Detail PatternN
DRDC1-16475Problem: Missing EOS and EOL in SupportDetail for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.8.
Solution: Updated EOS and EOL catalogues.
BMC Discovery Extended Data Pack 2021-March-1N

DRDC1-16359

Problem: Microsoft.MSCluster creates ClusterMember nodes with no type.
Solution: Code fix.
Microsoft Cluster ServerN

Command/File Matrix

The Command/File Matrix file (covering ALL commands executed and ALL files retrieved by the patterns) for TKU March 2021 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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