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The Tideway Knowledge Update 2008-Aug-1 (TKU 2008 Aug 1) is a deliverable for Tideway Foundation platform version 7.1 and later.

Release Compatibility

TKU 2008-Aug-1 has been tested and verified against Tideway Foundation version 7.1 and 7.1.5. This TKU cannot be uploaded on a version 7.0.x appliance.

Installation and Upgrade

Installation and upgrade instructions are provided here.

New Software Instance Patterns

Vendor Product Category Platforms Instances Versioning Module
IBM DB2 Alphablox End User, Query, and Reporting Analysis Windows, Unix Y Y

IBM.DB2_Alphablox

IBM Tivoli Access Manager for Enterprise Single Sign On Identity and Access Management Windows Y Y

IBM.Tivoli.AccessManager.EnterpriseSingleSignOn

IBM WebSphere Communications Server Other System Software Windows Y Y

IBM.WebSphere.CommunicationsServer

IBM WebSphere DataStage Data Integration and Access Software Windows, Unix Y Y

IBM.WebSphere.DataStage

Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services Content Management Windows Y Y

Microsoft.WindowsSharePointServices

Sun Microsystems xVM VirtualBox Virtual Machine Software Windows, Unix Y Y

Sun.xVM.VirtualBox

In this TKU, we also introduce Hardware Reference Data content, patterns and dashboard. This component of TKU requires Foundation 7.1.5 and does not ship with the main TKU archive but is available on-line only.

Enhanced Software Instance Patterns

Vendor Product Enhancement SI Key Change Module
VMware VMware Virtual Machine software N

VMwareVM

Bugs Fixed

The following bugs have been fixed in Tideway Knowledge Update 2008-Aug-1.

Case No Defect No Details Pattern Module
12857 10248

Problem: The VMwareESXServer pattern performs versioning by looking for either a package named VMware-esx-vmx or VMware-esx. However both these packages may be present on a system and they may have different revision numbers. This
can lead to the pattern choosing the incorrect version and due to the way the package information is collected, the package chosen can change from scan to scan.

Resolution: Pattern updated in TKU-2008-Aug-1. The pattern now uses a different package (more reliable source) - 'VMware-hostd-esx' and also introduces an algorithm to pick the highest version number in case more than one package is found.

VMwareVM

12687 10260

Problem: Java VM pattern may fail to execute the active version command on Unix/Linux platfors with certain IBM Java binaries bundled with some Tivoli products. In addition the failure to execute is not detected properly by Foundation Discovery causing it to wait until it times out leading to increased scan times.

Resolution: Pattern updated in TKU-2008-Aug-1. Revised the command sequence executed in the shell.

JavaVM

N/A 10317

Problem: Apache Tomcat can return incorrect versioning when attempting to version the product through retrieving the Release Notes file and parsing it.

Resolution: Pattern updated in TKU-2008-Aug-1 with improved regular expression that is used for matching the version in the release notes file.

ApacheFoundation.Tomcat

11504 10427

Problem: 'sf_license_bundled' attribute in VERITAS Volume Manager pattern (that indicates whether the VERITAS Volume Manager license is part of VERITAS Storage Foundation license) not always set correctly.

Resolution: Pattern updated in TKU-2008-Aug-1 with improved algorithm to set the value of the attribute.

Symantec.VERITAS.VolumeManager

11504 10427

Problem: 'sf_license_bundled' attribute in VERITAS File System pattern (that indicates whether the VERITAS File System license is part of VERITAS Storage Foundation license) not always set correctly.

Resolution: Pattern updated in TKU-2008-Aug-1 with improved algorithm to set the value of the attribute.

Symantec.VERITAS.Filesystem

11504 10427

Problem: 'sf_license_bundled' attribute in VERITAS Cluster Server pattern (that indicates whether the VERITAS Cluster Server license is part of VERITAS Storage Foundation license) not always set correctly.

Resolution: Pattern updated in TKU-2008-Aug-1 with improved algorithm to set the value of the attribute.

Symantec.VERITAS.ClusterServer

11504 10427

Problem: 'sf_license_bundled' attribute in VERITAS Volume Replicator pattern (that indicates whether the VERITAS Volume Replicator license is part of VERITAS Storage Foundation license) not always set correctly.

Resolution: Pattern updated in TKU-2008-Aug-1 with improved algorithm to set the value of the attribute.

Symantec.VERITAS.VolumeReplicator

New Active Commands

The following active commands are new in this release:

IBM DB2 Alphablox

  • Module: IBM.DB2_Alphablox
    • Pattern: AlphabloxWindows
      • Active command to convert Windows short path to full path: cmd /c dir /x <directory>

IBM WebSphere Communications Server

  • Module: IBM.WebSphere.CommunicationsServer
    • Pattern: Server
      • Active command to obtain the product version: <path to binary>\ibmcs.exe -v

IBM WebSphere DataStage

  • Module: IBM.WebSphere.DataStage
    • Pattern: DSEngineDaemon
      • Active command to obtain the product version: head -n 1 <installation path>/dsebuildinfo.txt

Microsoft SharePoint Services

  • Module: Microsoft.WindowsSharePointServices
    • Pattern: SharePointServices
      • Active command to obtain the product version: <installation path>\psconfig -help

Sun xVM VirtualBox Server

  • Module: Sun.xVM.VirtualBox
    • Pattern: Server
      • Active command to obtain the product version: <installation path>\VBoxManage.exe -v on Windows or <installation path>/VBoxManage -v on Unix/Linux

Sun xVM VirtualBox Server

  • Module: Sun.xVM.VirtualBox
    • Pattern: VirtualMachine
      • Active command to get environment variables on Windows platform< cmd /c set

Sun xVM VirtualBox Server

  • Module: Sun.xVM.VirtualBox
    • Pattern: VirtualMachine
      • Active command to retrieve home directory of the user that is running the VM cat /etc/passwd | awk -F: \'{print $1,\":\",$6}\' | grep <username>

Sun xVM VirtualBox Server

  • Module: Sun.xVM.VirtualBox
    • Pattern: ConsolidateFromVirtualHost
      • Active command to retrieve virtual host information (requires elevated privileges or sudo): /usr/sbin/dmidecode

Notes

If you have chosen not to delete the Software Instances created using a previous TKU, for any pattern where the SI key has changed, any host where the above software instances were created will have another set of software instances created following installation of a newer TKU and re-scan. The software instances created by the previous TKU patterns will disappear once they have aged out (see Tideway Foundation documentation for description of SI aging).

For More Information

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  • Detailed catalogue of software patterns available in each TKU release
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