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This documentation refers to a previously released version of BMC Discovery.
See the information on this topic for the latest version (11.1) or versions 11.0 and 10.2.

Uploading knowledge

You can upload knowledge files to a standalone appliance or a cluster from the Knowledge management page. When uploading to a cluster, you only need to do this once; the knowledge is distributed to all cluster members.

To upload knowledge

Before uploading a TKU file, you must stop the discovery service. This is necessary to install new network device definitions.

Changes in the pattern configuration block revision number may reset the pattern configuration changes to the default values

If you install a Technology Knowledge Update (TKU) which contains an update to a pattern configuration block that requires its major revision number to be incremented, any end-user configuration changes to that pattern (made through the pattern configuration block) are lost and the default pattern values are restored.

To upload knowledge, from the Knowledge management page toolbar:

  1. Click Upload.
    The Upload Knowledge dialog displays.
  2. Click Browse to locate the file to upload. Select the file from the file browser.
  3. Click Upload. The upload process begins and the Upload Knowledge dialog displays the progress of the upload and activation.

When complete, a Knowledge Upload Complete dialog displays showing the results.

A successful knowledge update message.

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