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Hello Everyone,

I am excited to announce BMC Discovery 20.02 (v12.0) is now generally available.  The team put in a lot of hard work into this release as you can see below and via the release notes.


Below is a brief overview of some of the major features.


Introducing the BMC Discovery Outpost

The BMC Discovery Outpost is a lightweight Windows service for discovery of all types of devices. The BMC Discovery Outpost connects securely to your appliances over HTTPS by using a single, web-friendly port (443). You can deploy a BMC Discovery Outpost to scan multiple isolated network regions, replace scanning appliances in a consolidating system, replace Windows proxies, or simply provide more flexibility to segment your network discovery.


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Introducing Data Sources

Use a data source to add static sources of information to your discovered information. Data stores might be a centralized asset database, a store accessed using a REST API, or a file system on a host against which you can run commands. You write patterns that specify the target data source and provide queries to extract the information required. You can use data sources to query an asset database to find the location of hosts as they are discovered.


Data sources replace Integration Points used in previous releases.  A data source can be considered as a type of credential. A data source contains user name and password information, and is stored in the credential vault on the BMC Discovery appliance or BMC Discovery Outpost.


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New Integrations with Third-Party Credential Managers

  • Thycotic Secret Server
  • BeyondTrust Password Safe
  • Centrify Identity Platform
  • CyberArk. CyberArk has been supported since BMC Discovery 11.1. It can now be accessed over its REST API in addition to its CyberArk AIM Provider API.

Related Ideas: BMC Discovery integration with Beyond Trust & ADDM script support for Power Broker and other security products


Ability to Perform Backups/Compactions Online

A new datastore option is now available, multi-generational datastore, which allows you to perform backups and compactions without taking Discovery services down.  A multi-generational datastore is one in which data is stored in generations, or "layers" according to the age of the last write activity.  The system can only write to the current, most recent generation, so other read-only generations can be backed-up while the system is running.


Visit the docs page to learn more about this option, steps to migrate and other important notes to understand before making the change.


Related Ideas: Creating cluster backups without shutting down the services on the cluster members & Parallelise compaction and/or make it more flexible  


More Information

BMC Discovery version 20.02 files are now available for download at the BMC Electronic Product Distribution (EPD) site.


Read more in the release notes.