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

Release Compatibility

TKU 2008-Jul-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
BEA AquaLogic Enterprise Security Identity and Access Management Windows, Unix Y Y

BEA.AquaLogic.EnterpriseSecurity

Borland StarTeam Software Configuration Management Tools Windows, Unix Y Y

Borland.StarTeam

EMC PowerPath Storage Infrastructure Software Windows, Unix Y Y

EMC.PowerPath

IBM WebSphere Process Server Integration Server Software Platforms Windows, Unix Y Y

IBM.WebSphereProcessServer

Symantec Backup Exec Data Protection and Recovery Software Windows, Unix Y Y

Symantec.BackupExec

Symantec VERITAS Volume Replicator Storage Replication Software Windows Y Y

Symantec.VERITAS.VolumeReplicator

Enhanced Software Instance Patterns

Vendor Product Enhancement SI Key Change Module
Symantec VERITAS Storage Foundation Expired licenses no longer reported on. Additional attributes which store lists of values as members of a list rather than comma-separated strings Y

Symantec.VERITAS.StorageFoundation

Symantec VERITAS Volume Manager Expired licenses no longer reported on. Additional attributes which store lists of values as members of a list rather than comma-separated strings N

Symantec.VERITAS.VolumeManager

Symantec VERITAS Cluster Server Expired licenses no longer reported on. Additional attributes which store lists of values as members of a list rather than comma-separated strings Y

Symantec.VERITAS.ClusterServer

Symantec VERITAS File System Expired licenses no longer reported on. Additional attributes which store lists of values as members of a list rather than comma-separated strings N

Symantec.VERITAS.FileSystem

VMware Consolidated Backup Support added for Symantec Backup Exec as one of the triggers for the pattern N

VMware.ConsolidatedBackup

Bugs Fixed

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

Case No Defect No Details Pattern Module
N/A 10047

Problem: Microsoft .NET pattern uses the presence of .NET package(s) to infer presence of .NET on a host. The current pattern could interpret the .NET Language pack package as an installation of .NET instead of ignoring it as it is just a component of the .NET installation

Resolution: Pattern updated in TKU-2008-Jul-1. Code added to filter out the language pack component.

Microsoft.Microsoft_NET

N/A 10070

Problem: Pattern Symantec.VERITAS.EnterpriseAdministrator. Product version parsing of the result of active versioning approach was using an incorrect regular expression meaning it would accept single digit version (never returned) instead of at least major.minor

Resolution: Pattern updated in TKU-2008-Jul-1.

Symantec.VERITAS.EnterpriseAdministrator

12599 10105

Problem: Pattern RedHat.JBoss.ApplicationServer. The active versioning set of commands used by the pattern can cause the Discovery engine to wait until a session timeout when the Discovery user doesn't have permission to cd into a directory where the command is to be run from.
The error returned by Bourne shell will cause the Discovery not to detect the end of the versioning attempt and keep the session open until the session timeout is reached. This has a significant impact on scan performance.

Resolution: Pattern updated in TKU-2008-Jul-1. Active version commands updated to prevent shell errors.

RedHat.JBoss

12609 10109

Problem: Oracle.OracleRDBMS.DatabaseServer pattern could fail if the Oracle SID contained certain characters which have special meaning in regular expressions.

Resolution: Pattern updated in TKU-2008-Jul-1. Code added to remove managed zones that are no longer active, or no longer present.

Oracle.OracleRDBMS

12612 10111

Problem: Symantec VERITAS Storage Foundation SI not always created even though Storage Foundation is installed on the system and the trigerring SI (Volume Manager) has been created.
This has been observed with older versions of Storage Foundation (<= 3.5).
The issue seems to be due to the pattern looking for 'VERITAS Storage Foundation' within the license details, but the earlier versions of the product were called 'VERITAS Foundation'

Resolution: Pattern updated in TKU-2008-Jul-1.

Symantec.VERITAS.StorageFoundation

N/A 10156

Problem: In the BEA WebLogic Application Server and BEA WebLogic Integration patterns there is an algorithm to extend scanned Windows Shortened Paths into Full Paths. The Full Path is later used for Active Versioning.
However, if the scanned Path isn't Shortened but it is already in its Full
Form, then Active Versioning will not work. This is because the expand function
used to turn a variable into a regex isn't handled correctly.

Resolution: Patterns updated in TKU-2008-Jul-1.

BEA.WebLogicApplicationServer

BEA.WebLogic.Integration

12648 10162

Problem: The active versioning set of commands used by the Sybase Replication Server pattern can cause the Discovery engine to wait until a session timeout when the Discovery user cannot 'cd' into a directory (e.g. because the directory is not there) where the command is to be run from.
The error returned by Bourne shell will cause the Discovery not to detect the end of the versioning attempt and keep the session open until the session timeout is reached. This has a significant impact on scan performance.

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

Sybase.ReplicationServer

N/A 10172

Problem: The key for Symantec Veritas Cluster Server SI uses the cluster ID attribute as one of its components. This is not required as only 1 instance of Cluster Server can run on each host.

Resolution: Pattern updated in TKU-2008-Jul-1. Key changed and cluster ID component removed from it.

Symantec.VERITAS.ClusterServer

12734 10216

Problem: Pattern Sun.SolarisLDom.LogicalDomainManager can fail with an ECA Engine error if the command executed to list the logical domains fails and does not return data in expected format. The pattern is not checking that the data is in expected format before trying to parse it.

Resolution: Pattern updated in TKU-2008-Jul-1.

Sun.SolarisLDom

12735 10217

Problem: The following patterns:

  • Hardware.IBM.AIXSystem_p.AIXSystem_p_Consolidation
  • AIX.WPAR.WPARContainer
  • AIX.WPAR.WPARConsolidateFromVirtualHost

can fail if a Host node they are relating to has not been created.
The pattern code is not checking for existence of the Host node before trying to access it.

Resolution: Pattern updated in TKU-2008-Jul-1.

Hardware.IBM.AIXSystem_p

AIX.WPAR

12610 10219

Problem: The following patterns in IBM.Rational.ClearCase fail (ECA Engine error) if trying to perform registry versioning:

  • LocationBroker
  • VobServer
  • ViewServer

The issue occurs due to code incorrectly accessing the version information.

Resolution: Pattern updated in TKU-2008-Jul-1.

IBM.Rational.ClearCase

12003 10240

Problem: When attempting active versioning on Unix platforms, IBM.DB2.DB2Server pattern relies on shell path expansion using the tilde '~' symbol in order to execute commands relative to the home directory of the user that owns the IBM DB2 database instance.
This approach fails on some Unix platforms if the Foundation account is using Bourne shell.

Resolution: Pattern updated in TKU-2008-Jul-1. An alternate method to determine the user's home directory implemented and is used in preference to the original method used before.

IBM.DB2

N/A 10241

Problem: Changes made for TKU February 2008 to the IBM.Rational.ClearCase module made the trigger for the ClearCase pattern (a second order SI pattern) invalid.This pattern was therefore no longer triggering.

Resolution: Pattern updated in TKU-2008-Jul-1.

IBM.Rational.ClearCase

Unchanged Software Instance Patterns

Vendor Product Category Platforms Instances Versioning Module
Actuate Formula One End-User Query, Reporting, and Analysis Windows Y Y

Actuate.FormulaOne

Actuate e.Reports End-User Query, Reporting, and Analysis Windows, Unix Y Y

Actuate.eReports

Apache Foundation Apache Tomcat Application Server Software Platforms Windows, Unix Y Y

ApacheFoundation.Tomcat

Apache Foundation Apache Webserver Application Server Software Platforms Windows, Unix Y Y

ApacheBasedWebservers

Attachmate Reflection for Secure IT Identity and Access Management Unix Y Y

Attachmate.ReflectionForSecureIT

BEA Tuxedo Application Server Software Platforms Windows, Unix Y Y

BEA.Tuxedo

BMC CONTROL-M Job Scheduling Tools Windows, Unix Y Y

BMC.CONTROLM

BMC Patrol Agent Performance Management Software Windows, Unix Y Y

BMC.PatrolAgent

BMC Patrol for Microsoft Windows - Perform Performance Management Software Windows, Unix Y Y

BMC.PatrolPAPerform

BMC Patrol for UNIX - Perform Performance Management Software Windows, Unix Y Y

BMC.PatrolPAPerform

BMC Performance Manager Performance Management Software Windows, Unix Y N

BMC.PerformanceManager

BMC Performance Manager Portal Performance Management Software Windows, Unix Y Y

BMC.PMPortal

Business Objects Broadcast Agent End-User Query, Reporting, and Analysis Windows, Unix Y Y

BusinessObjects.BroadcastAgent

Business Objects Business Objects Crystal Xcelsius End-User Query, Reporting, and Analysis Windows Y Y

BusinessObjects.CrystalXcelsius

Business Objects BusinessObjects Desktop Intelligence End-User Query, Reporting, and Analysis Windows, Unix Y Y

Business_Objects.BusinessObjects

Business Objects BusinessObjects Enterprise End-User Query, Reporting, and Analysis Windows Y Y

BusinessObjects.BusinessObjectsEnterprise

Business Objects BusinessObjects OLAP Intelligence End-User Query, Reporting, and Analysis Windows Y Y

BusinessObjects.BusinessObjectsOLAPIntelligence

Business Objects BusinessObjects Web Intelligence End-User Query, Reporting, and Analysis Windows, Unix Y Y

BusinessObjects.BusinessObjectsWebIntelligence

Business Objects Crystal Enterprise End-User Query, Reporting, and Analysis Windows Y Y

BusinessObjects.CrystalEnterprise

Business Objects Crystal Reports End-User Query, Reporting, and Analysis Windows Y Y

BusinessObjects.CrystalSuiteComponents

CA ARCserve Backup Data Protection and Recovery Software Windows Y Y

CA.ARCserve

CA CA Unicenter AutoSys Job Management Job Scheduling Tools Windows, Unix Y Y

CA.Unicenter.AutoSys

CA eTrust Antivirus Secure Content and Threat Management Windows Y Y

CA.eTrust.Antivirus

Check Point FireWall-1 Secure Content and Threat Management Windows, Unix Y Y

CheckPoint.Firewall_1

Check Point Provider-1/SiteManager-1 Secure Content and Threat Management Unix Y Y

CheckPoint.Firewall_1

Cisco Secure Access Control Server (ACS) Identity and Access Management Windows Y Y

Cisco.SecureACS

Citrix Citrix Presentation Server Virtual User Interface Software Windows Y Y

Citrix.PresentationServer

Citrix Xen Virtual Machine Software Unix Y Y

Citrix.XenVM

Citrix Xen Center Virtual Machine Software Windows Y N

Citrix.XenVM

EMC ControlCenter StorageScope Data Protection and Recovery Software Windows Y Y

EMC.ControlCenterStorageScope

EMC Documentum Server Collaborative Applications Windows, Unix Y Y

EMC.Documentum

Fox Technologies BoKS Identity and Access Management Unix Y Y

FoxTechnologies.BoKS

GemStone Systems Gemstone/S Object Server Nonrelational Database Management Systems Unix Y Y

GemstoneSystems.GemStone_S_ObjectServer

HP LoadRunner Automated Software Quality Tools Windows, Unix Y Y

HP.LoadRunner

HP Mercury SiteScope Automated Software Quality Tools Windows, Unix Y Y

HP.MercurySiteScope

HP Mercury TestDirector Automated Software Quality Tools Windows Y Y

HP.MercuryTestDirector

HP OpenView Operations Performance Management Software Windows, Unix Y Y

HP.OpenViewOperations

HP OpenView Performance Agent Performance Management Software Windows, Unix Y Y

HP.OpenViewPerformanceAgent

HP OpenView Performance Manager Performance Management Software Windows, Unix Y Y

HP.OpenViewPerformanceManager

HP OpenView Storage Area Manager Archive and HSM Software Unix N N

HP.OpenViewSAM

HP ServiceGuard Clustering and Availability Software Unix Y Y

HP.ServiceGuard

HP Systems Insight Manager Unknown, Event Automation Tools Windows, Unix Y Y

HP.SystemsInsightManager

HP OpenView Operations Performance Management Software Windows, Unix Y Y

HP.OpenViewOperations

IBM Director Change and Configuration Software Windows Y Y

IBM.Director

IBM HACMP Clustering and Availability Software Unix Y Y

IBM.HACMP

IBM IBM HTTP Server Application Server Software Platforms Windows, Unix Y Y

ApacheBasedWebservers

IBM IBM Rational ClearQuest Software Configuration Management Tools Windows, Unix Y Y

IBM.Rational.ClearQuest

IBM Informix Dynamic Server Relational Database Management Systems Windows, Unix Y Y

IBM.InformixDynamicServer

IBM Lotus Notes Client Integrated Collaborative Environments Windows Y Y

IBM.LotusNotes

IBM Lotus Notes Domino Server Integrated Collaborative Environments Windows, Unix Y Y

IBM.LotusNotes

IBM Tivoli Enterprise Console Event Automation Tools Windows, Unix Y N

IBM.TivoliEnterpriseConsole

IBM Tivoli Management Framework System and Network Management Software Windows, Unix Y Y

IBM.TivoliManagementFramework

IBM Tivoli Monitoring Event Automation Tools Windows, Unix, Linux Y Y

IBM.TivoliMonitoring

IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Data Protection and Recovery Software Windows, Unix Y Y

IBM.TivoliStorageManager

IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler Job Scheduling Tools Windows, Unix Y N

IBM.TivoliWorkloadScheduler

IBM WebSphere Application Server Application Server Software Platforms Windows, Unix Y Y

IBM.WebSphereApplicationServer

IBM WebSphere MQ Message Broker Message-Oriented Middleware Windows, Unix Y Y

IBM.WebSphereMQMessageBroker

IBM WebSphere MQ Series Message-Oriented Middleware Windows, Unix Y Y

IBM.WebSphereMQ

IBM WebSphere Portal Server Application Server Software Platforms Windows, Unix Y Y

IBM.WebSpherePortal

Informatica PowerCenter Data Integration and Access Software Windows, Unix Y Y

Informatica.PowerCenter

McAfee Common Framework Security and Vulnerability Management Software Windows Y Y

McAfee.CommonFramework

McAfee VirusScan Secure Content and Threat Management Windows Y Y

McAfee.VirusScan

McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator Security and Vulnerability Management Software Windows Y Y

McAfee.ePolicyOrchestrator

Microsoft Application Center Change and Configuration Software Windows Y Y

Microsoft.ApplicationCenter

Microsoft BizTalk Server Integration Server Software Platforms Windows Y Y

Microsoft.BizTalkServer

Microsoft Cluster Server Clustering and Availability Software Unknown Y N

Microsoft.MSCluster

Microsoft Exchange Server Integrated Collaborative Environments Unknown Y N

Microsoft.Exchange

Microsoft Internet Information Services Application Server Software Platforms Windows Y Y

Microsoft.IIS

Microsoft Microsoft Operations Manager Event Automation Tools Windows Y Y

Microsoft.OperationsManager

Microsoft SQL Server Relational Database Management Systems Windows Y Y

Microsoft.SQLServer

Microsoft SharePoint Server Content Management Windows Y Y

Microsoft.SharePoint

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager Change and Configuration Software Windows Y Y

Microsoft.SystemCenterConfigurationManager

MySQL AB MySQL Database Server Relational Database Management Systems Windows, Unix Y Y

MySQL_AB.MySQL_RDBMS

Novell eDirectory Identity and Access Management Windows, Unix Y Y

Novell.eDirectory

Oracle Application Server Application Server Software Platforms Unix Y Y

Oracle.ApplicationServer

Oracle Application Server Portal Enterprise Portals Windows Y Y

Oracle.ApplicationServerPortal

Oracle Clusterware Clustering and Availability Software Unix Y Y

Oracle.Clusterware

Oracle Containers for J2EE (OC4J) Application Server Software Platforms Unix Y Y

Oracle.ApplicationServer

Oracle Enterprise Manager Enterprise Resource Management Applications Windows, Unix Y Y

Oracle.EnterpriseManager

Oracle Oracle HTTP Server Application Server Software Platforms Windows, Unix Y Y

ApacheBasedWebservers

Oracle Real Application Clusters Clustering and Availability Software Unix Y Y

Oracle.RealApplicationClusters

Oracle Reports End-User Query, Reporting, and Analysis Windows, Unix Y Y

Oracle.OracleReports

Oracle TimesTen In-Memory Database Relational Database Management Systems Unix Y Y

Oracle.TimesTen

Quest Foglight Performance Management Software Unix N N

Quest.Foglight

Red Hat Apache Stronghold Application Server Software Platforms Unix Y Y

RedHat.ApacheStronghold

Research In Motion BlackBerry Enterprise Server Output Management Tools Windows Y Y

RIM.BlackBerryEnterprise

SAP AG SAP R/3 Application Server Software Platforms Windows, Unix Y Y

SAP.SAPR3

Sterling Commerce Connect:Direct Data Integration and Access Software Windows, Unix Y Y

SterlingCommerce.ConnectDirect

Sun Microsystems Java System Web Proxy Server Network Management Software Windows, Unix Y Y

Sun.JavaWebProxyServer

Sun Microsystems Management Center Event Automation Tools Windows, Unix Y Y

Sun.ManagementCenter

Sun Microsystems Solaris Cluster Clustering and Availability Software Unix Y Y

Sun.SolarisCluster

Sun Microsystems Solaris Zone Container Virtual Machine Software Unix Y N

Sun.Virtualization.Zones

Sun Microsystems Sun Java System Directory Server Identity and Access Management Windows, Unix Y Y

Sun.JavaSystemDirectoryServer

Sun Microsystems Sun Java System Webserver Application Server Software Platforms Windows, Unix Y Y

Sun.JavaSystemWebserver

Sun Microsystems Sun StorageTek ACSLS Manager Software Archive and HSM Software Unix Y Y

Sun.StorageTekACSLS

Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise Relational Database Management Systems Windows, Unix Y Y

Sybase.SybaseASE

Sybase Adaptive Server IQ Relational Database Management Systems Windows, Unix Y Y

Sybase.AdaptiveServerIQ

Sybase Direct Connect Transaction Server Middleware Windows, Unix Y Y

Sybase.DirectConnect

Sybase Enterprise Application Server Application Server Software Platforms Windows, Unix Y Y

Sybase.EAServer

Sybase Replication Agent Relational Database Management Systems Windows, Unix Y Y

Sybase.ReplicationAgentSoftware

Sybase SQL Anywhere Relational Database Management Systems Windows, Unix Y Y

Sybase.SQLAnywhere

Symantec Anti Virus Secure Content and Threat Management Windows Y Y

Symantec.AntiVirus

Symantec Enterprise Security Manager Secure Content and Threat Management Windows, Unix Y Y

Security.Management.ESM

Symantec VERITAS Enterprise Vault Archive and HSM Software Windows Y N

Symantec.VERITAS.EnterpriseVault

Symantec VERITAS NetBackup Data Protection and Recovery Software Windows, Unix Y Y

Symantec.VERITAS.NetBackup

TIBCO Enterprise Message Service Message-Oriented Middleware Windows, Unix Y Y

TIBCO.EMS

TIBCO Rendezvous Message-Oriented Middleware Windows, Unix Y Y

TIBCO.Rendezvous

The Bristol Group IsoFax Output Management Tools Windows, Unix N N

BristolGroup.IsoFax

VMware VMotion Virtual Machine Software Unix Y N

VMware.VMotion

VMware VMware ESX Server Virtual Machine Software Unix Y Y

VMwareVM

VMware VMware GSX Server Virtual Machine Software Windows, Unix Y Y

VMwareVM

VMware VMware High Availability Clustering and Availability Software Unix Y Y

VMware.HighAvailability

VMware VMware Server Virtual Machine Software Windows, Unix Y Y

VMwareVM

VMware VMware Workstation Virtual Machine Software Windows, Unix Y Y

VMwareVM

VMware VirtualCenter Virtual Machine Software Windows, Unix Y Y

VMware.VirtualCenter

Versant Corporation Versant Object Database Nonrelational Database Management Systems Windows, Unix Y Y

Versant.ObjectDatabase

Vignette Corporation Vignette Portal Enterprise Portals Windows, Unix N N

Vignette.Portal

Xen Source Xen Virtual Machine Software Unix Y Y

XenVM

Hardware Patterns

Vendor Product Module
IBM IBM System p

Hardware.IBM.AIXSystem_p

Sun Microsystems Sun Enterprise 10000

Hardware.Sun

Sun Microsystems Sun Fire 12000

Hardware.Sun

Sun Microsystems Sun Fire 15000

Hardware.Sun

Sun Microsystems Sun Fire 20000

Hardware.Sun

Sun Microsystems Sun Fire 25000

Hardware.Sun

New Active Commands

The following active commands are new in this release:

BEA AquaLogic Enterprise Security

  • Module: BEA.AquaLogic.EnterpriseSecurity
    • Pattern: AdministrationServer
      • Active commands to convert Windows short path to full path: cmd /c dir /x <directory>

Borland StarTeam

  • Module: Borland.StarTeam
    • Pattern: Client
      • Active versioning Unix: %borland_home%/bin/stcmd

EMC PowerPath

  • Module: EMC.PowerPath
    • Pattern: PowerPathServerUnix
      • Command to determine whether PowerPath kernel module loaded
        • Solaris: /usr/sbin/modinfo | grep "emcp "
        • Linux: /sbin/lsmod | grep "emcp "
      • Active versioning (only executed if kernel module loaded)
        • Solaris: /etc/powermt version
        • Linux: /sbin/powermt version
      • List of managed devices (only executed if kernel module loaded)
        • Solaris: /etc/powermt dev=all
        • Linux: /sbin/powermt dev=all

IBM DB2 RDBMS

  • Module: IBM.DB2
    • Pattern: DB2Server
      • Active command to retrieve home directory of user that owns a database instance: cat /etc/passwd | awk -F: \'{print $1,\":\",$6}\' | grep %user%'
      • Active versioning Unix (primary method): (. %user_homedir%/sqllib/db2profile; %user_homedir%/sqllib/bin/db2level | grep "DB2 v")

Note: %user_homedir% has been obtained by parsing the output from the active command to retrieve the home directory

Sybase Replication Server

  • Module: Sybase.ReplicationServer
    • Pattern: ReplicationServer
      • Active versioning Unix (primary approach): cd <path to binary> && cd ../.. && (. ./SYBASE.sh <process command> -v)

Symantec Backup Exec

  • Module: Symantec.BackupExec
    • Pattern: BackupExecServer
      • Active command to obtain the value of %ALLUSERSPROFILE% environment variable (Windows):echo %ALLUSERSPROFILE%

IBM WebSphere Process Server

  • Module: IBM.WebSphereProcessServer
    • Pattern: Server
      • Active versioning Windows: "%install_root%\\bin
        versionInfo.bat"

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).

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