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 11.1.

This set of Release Notes describes version 11.2 of BMC Discovery.

Version history

The following table displays the version history of BMC Discovery 11.2:

BMC Discovery versionRelease dateRemarks
11.215 September 2017For complete information about this release, see the features listed in the following section of this page.
11.2 patch 125 September 2017This release resolves important defects.
11.2 patch 215 December 2017This release resolves important defects.
11.2 patch 3
This patch was not made generally available.
11.2 patch 422 June 2018This release resolves important defects and security vulnerabilities.
11.2 patch 511 July 2018This release resolves important defects.

You can only upgrade to version 11.2 from version 10.1 and later.

Model changes

BMC Discovery 11.2 changes the way that virtual machines are modeled. In previous releases VMs were modeled using a SoftwareInstance (SI) node with a vm_type attribute. They are now modeled using a Virtual Machine node which makes it easier to find and relate VMs to their containers and Hosts.

Logical databases are now stored in dedicated Database nodes rather than the DatabaseDetail nodes previously used. Dedicated Database nodes simplify the separation of databases from other database details. DatabaseDetail nodes are still used for other information about databases, for example schemas and tablespaces.

For more information, see 11.2 Enhancements and for full details of the changes, see Model changes.

CentOS 6 replaces Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 in BMC Discovery 11.2

The upgrade to BMC Discovery 11.2 replaces Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 with CentOS 6. CentOS is an enterprise-class Linux platform which is derived from, and aims to be functionally compatible with its upstream source, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL).

As CentOS is derived from, and aims to be functionally compatible with its upstream source, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, BMC performs the same testing against the Red Hat 6 STIGs.

When applying OS upgrades to BMC Discovery 11.2, ensure that you download and apply the Latest CentOS 6 operating system upgrade.

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 since BMC Discovery 11.0. If upgrading from BMC Discovery 11.0, you must 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 (
  • 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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