This documentation refers to a previously released version of BMC Discovery.
See the information on this topic for the latest version (11.3) or version 11.2.

This set of Release Notes describes version 11.1 of BMC Discovery.

Version history

The following table displays the version history of BMC Discovery:

BMC Discovery versionRelease dateRemarks
11.111 November 2016For complete information about this release, see the features listed in the following section of this page.
11.1 patch 118 November 2016This release resolves important defects.
11.1 patch 22 December 2016This release resolves important defects.
11.1 patch 317 February 2017This release resolves important defects. See also the warning below.
11.1 patch 57 June 2017This release resolves important defects. 
11.1 patch 611 October 2017This release resolves important defects. 
11.1 patch 722 June 2018This release resolves important defects. 

BMC Discovery version 11.1 patch 3 resolves some important defects. As a result of those enhancements, an appliance running 11.1 patch 3 cannot join a cluster running 11.1 patch 2 or earlier.

In normal circumstances, all cluster members have the same version. You can upgrade a cluster running any version from 10.1 onwards to 11.1 patch 3.

There is one obscure circumstance in which you may require a new appliance running 11.1 patch 2. If you have a fault tolerant cluster running 11.1 patch 2 (or an earlier patch) and a member has failed, then your cluster is in a degraded state. In that state, you must replace the failed member before you can upgrade the cluster. You cannot replace the failed member with a new appliance running 11.1 patch 3, so you must use an appliance running 11.1 patch 2. Once the cluster has recovered from the failure, it is possible to upgrade the whole cluster to 11.1 patch 3 as usual.

If you are in this situation, and you do not have an image of 11.1 patch 2 with which to replace the failed cluster member, please contact Customer Support. They will provide a suitable download.

You can upgrade to version 11.1.x from version 10.1 and later.

Release Notes

These Release Notes detail the following information:

Additional permissions required on XML and CSV APIs

The permission required to access the CSV and XML API has changed. You need to grant the new API access permission (api-access group), or updating group permissions to include the api/access permission for users who require access to the CSV and XML web APIs. Existing integrations will fail if you do not add the permission.

Updated SSH server

The SSH server installed on BMC Discovery appliances 10.2 and later has been modified. This modification removes some weak ciphers and HMAC algorithms (and non-FIPS approved) from the list of allowed connections. Therefore, some older versions of ssh clients might be unable to connect. The following client versions (or later) have been tested and are known to work:

  • PuTTY (0.64)
  • WinSCP (5.7.2)
  • mRemoteNG (1.72 using ssh2)
  • MobaXterm (6.5)
  • KiTTY (0.63.2.2)
  • Bitvise SSH Client (6.22)

BMC Atrium Discovery OS and application software have been tested and found to be free from susceptibility to date/time issues which may occur as the result of the additional day in a leap year.

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