The Tideway Knowledge Update 2009-May-1 (TKU 2009 May) is a deliverable for Tideway Foundation platform version 7.2 and later.
TKU 2009-May-1 has been tested and verified against Tideway Foundation version 7.2.
TKU May 2009 (TKU 2009-May-1) is not compatible with nor supported on versions of Tideway Foundation before v7.2
Customers can access this TKU release from the Tideway Downloads site and then clicking Download Area->latesttku. If you're a customer or partner and don't already have a login to this site or have forgotten yours please contact email@example.com.
The Tideway Knowledge Update comprises four main components:
To see some of the highlights of this release visit the May In The Spotlight Page
Installation and upgrade instructions are provided here.
Due to an issue with pattern module names (described below in the bug #11858 entry), if you are upgrading from TKU-2009-Apr-1 to TKU-2009-May-1 without removing the TKU April, you will need to manually disable the EMC_Powerpath pattern module in TKU-SUPPORTDETAILS-2009-04-1
A matrix covering ALL commands executed and ALL files retrieved by the patterns is available to our customers from the Tideway Downloads site
|CA||Enterprise Communicator||Message-Oriented Middleware||UNIX, Windows||Y||Y|
|CA||Wily Introscope||Performance Management Software||UNIX, Windows||Y||Y|
|HP||Business Availability Center||Event Automation Tools||UNIX, Windows||Y||Y|
|HP||(Opsware) Server Automation||Change and Configuration Software||UNIX||N||N|
|IBM||Tivoli Data Exchange||Data Integration and Access Software||UNIX, Windows||Y||Y|
|Oracle||E-Business Suite||Enterprise Resource Management Applications||UNIX, Windows||Y||Y|
|Sybase||jConnect for JDBC||Database Development and Management Tools||UNIX, Windows||Y||Y|
|Sybase||OpenSwitch||Clustering and Availability Software||UNIX, Windows||Y||Y|
|Sybase||PowerBuilder||Unified Development Environments||Windows||Y||Y|
|Sybase||PowerDesigner||Analysis, Modelling and Design Tools||Windows||Y||Y|
|Sybase||ASE - Installed Options||Relational Database Management Systems||UNIX, Windows||N/A||N/A|
|Symantec||Control Compliance Suite (Bindview bv-Control)||Security and Vulnerability Management Software||Windows||Y||Y|
|Symantec||License Inventory Manager||Change and Configuration Software||UNIX, Windows||Y||Y|
|Vendor||Product||Enhancement||SI Key Change||Pattern Module|
|Oracle||HTTP Server (Apache)||Improved identification and versioning of Oracle (Apache) HTTP Server. Additional active command versioning and path regex versioning||N|
|CA||Software Change Manager||Software Change Manager Client pattern enhanced - added package and file versioning. An additional trigger process found||N|
|Informatica||PowerCenter||Informatica PowerCenter Server and PowerCenter Repository Server patterns have had path versioning improved based on customer feedback. Additionally, model for each pattern updated. In case of PowerCenter Server, the SI created has instances grouped either on trigger process command-line arguments, or on the process path (if arguments not retrieved). In case of PowerCenter Repository Server, the SI created has instances grouped on trigger process path. The SI key has therefore changed in both patterns.||Y|
|Oracle||Database - Installed Options||The pattern now attempts to retrieve installed options by parsing configuration files if it cannot obtain the list of installed options via direct database query||N/A|
The following bugs have been fixed in Tideway Knowledge Update 2009-May-1
|Case No||Defect No||Details||Pattern Module|
|18936||11618||The length of the SI keys generated by certain patterns can be quite long as it may be using the trigger process command-line or args. This can cause issues when exporting the data from Foundation. Solution: The component of the SI key that is likely to be long is now not used directly but instead an MD5 hash of the string is used instead.|
The following modules have had patterns modified:
|19272||11689||Informatica PowerCenter Server and PowerCenter Repository Server patterns have had path versioning improved based on customer feedback. Additionally, model for each pattern updated. In case of PowerCenter Server, the SI created has instances grouped either on trigger process command-line arguments, or on the process path (if arguments not retrieved). In case of PowerCenter Repository Server, the SI created has instances grouped on trigger process path. The SI key has therefore changed in both patterns.|
|19515||11774||If a VMware VM moves from one VM host to another it can appear as if it is being hosted by more than one host until one of the relationships ages. VMware consolidation patterns updated to remove old relationship on the next scan.|
|N/A||11806||The Oracle EM OracleManagementServerDetail pattern uses "-A" in its grep command which is only available in GNU Grep on the Linux platform. Pattern updated so this is no longer the case. The pattern now parses the configuration file using a combination of 'cat' and 'sed' commands|
|20671||11825||When scanning Citrix Xen Enterprise hosts, attempting to download /sys/hypervisor/uuid file can lead to hung processes on the host. This is due to a bug in RHEL 5. The pattern now tests for presence of xenstored process and only attempt to download the file if the process is found - it indicates an actively hosting Xen Enterprise host.|
|20671||11825||When scanning Xen Source Xen Server hosts, attempting to download /sys/hypervisor/uuid file can lead to hung processes on the host. This is due to a bug in RHEL 5. The pattern now tests for presence of xenstored process and only attempt to download the file if the process is found - it indicates an actively hosting Xen Server host.|
|N/A||11830||SI Type was incomplete for Oracle UCM Document Management Content Tracker Reports and Oracle UCM Document Management Content Tracker in Oracle UCM Document Management module. Now fixed.|
|N/A||11832||In Sun Java System WebProxyServer pattern, active command to obtain version could be executed even if base path to the command not obtained from the args.|
|20715||11853||Approximately 20 lines in HRD CSV file were duplicates which would lead to error messages on loading. This has now been resolved and duplicates removed||N/A|
During an enhancement to Product Lifecycle pattern for EMC PowerPath, the name of the module was also inadvertently changed. This has lead to an issue where an upgrade from TKU Mar 2009 to TKU April 2009 would leave 1 pattern module in 'SUPPORTDETAILS' pack active.
NOTE If upgrading from TKU April 2009 to TKU May 2009 without removing the old patterns, you will need to manually disable the EMC Powerpath module in TKU April 2009
|20743||11865||Oracle RDBMS pattern could exit with an ECA Engine error when parsing the listener.ora file as it assumed that the file had been successfully downloaded. The pattern now ensures the file is downloaded before attempting to parse it|
|20777||11883||Oracle Connection Manager Unix pattern path versioning failing due to an incorrect regular expression. Pattern updated - versioning regular expression improved|
|N/A||11896||When the Sun GlassFish Enterprise Server sets the type, where the type is set to Sun Java Application Server (in case of older versions of this product), the type name has the word 'Server' duplicated. Pattern updated - duplicate wording removed|
You can use Tideway Foundation and OS / Software product lifecycle data to:
TKU 2009-May-1 includes product life cycle patterns providing End Of Life, End Of Support and End Of Extended Support dates for:
Go to the OS Product Life Cycle Patterns - TKU 2009-May-1 page for a full list of products included in this release.
This TKU includes product life cycle patterns providing End Of Life, End Of Support and End Of Extended Support dates for an additional XX software product versions.
Go to the Software Product Life Cycle Patterns - TKU 2009-May-1 page for a full list of products included in this release.
You can use Tideway Foundation hardware reference data to:
This TKU includes hardware reference data providing Rack Size, Power Consumption, Heat Output and Maximum Memory capacity for an additional XX server model configurations.
Go to the Hardware Reference Data - TKU 2009-May-1 page for a full list of products included in this release.