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As part of Premier Support, I was recently on-site at a customer for a few days, doing some "mini consultancy" work, mainly looking at extending Network Device discovery. Here, I want to make some notes to highlight s... Just a quick note on syslog forwarding from the Discovery appliance. While the Discovery appliance (physical or virtual) is based on a fairly standard CentOS build, we are careful to control the packages and c... Sometimes, a customer runs out of disk space on their ADDM appliance in /usr, and when that happens, the Services will not start. First, check for "core" files in /usr/tideway/cores: cd /usr/tideway/cores ls... Hi, The BMC Discovery documentation looks a little different today. We have applied a new presentation layer for the content. It provides: A responsive design to handle mobile and desktop users. A version pi... The most useful way to view the TPL documentation is to export a PDF of the document. 1) find the doc: The Pattern Language TPL - BMC Discovery 11.3 - BMC Documentation ... Greetings Community! This past Monday, if you are subscribed to TKU release announcements, you saw that July is our first month of our new cadence for TKU release. As a reminder to the timing changes, th... When importing root node keys from a large environment, tw_root_node_key_import may run for many hours before completing. If it is not run using 'screen', the session may timeout, and the import may fail without error... Greetings Community! Greg here, Product Manager for Discovery (intro post from April). We have recently released a new Distributed Storage model for Discovery via the May TKU (Release Notes). The D... The December OSU updates many packages, and upgrades the operating system to CentOS 7.6. Included in the upgrade to 7.6 is an update to the sudo package. The change in sudo includes: “PAM account m... I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself to this very active and engaging community. My name is Greg DeaKyne. I was born and raised in Indiana and escaped the cold winters for sunny Charle... Just when you had got to grips with the Windows ransomware vulnerability WannaCry, comes another big one, dubbed SambaCry, a serious vulnerability in the open source Samba package which implements SMB/CIFS protocols. ... LDAP/Active Directory Server SAN I have noticed that while many customers were using integration to Active Directory, many were using LDAP not LDAPS. One customer in particular said it didn't work. I noticed a... Hi Everyone! Our community expertise and interaction is our strength and we want to make sure we are capturing the wealth of knowledge our customers obtain while using our products. You can now provide comme... Hello Discovery community! If you have been browsing bmc.com and are following BMC social media you will notice a lot of buzz around Helix Discovery. Marketing and sales were too excited to wait and are ... [2018-09-28 EDIT] : Since this post was written, new certificate management features have been added. Thus, this is of historical interest only. For new versions, please consult: Appliance certificates - BMC ... Greetings Community, We have released a patch update across all our supported versions of BMC Discovery to address important defects, including security fixes. The files are available for download on the... For a long time, the TKU Extended Data Pack has been able to mark software end-of-life, such as this for one of my ESX servers: However it may have gone unnoticed to you (I certainly had missed it, until a c... For several years, Discovery has had an integration with RSA SecureID for 2 factor authentication to the appliance. However, at 11.3 it has been deprecated, and I cannot recommend its use because: It has only ... Details of a critical vulnerability in the dhcp clients shipped on RHEL, and CentOS, 6.x and 7.x have been released and designated CVE-2018-1111. This affects all currently supported versions of the Discovery applianc... UPDATE 2/1/2018: We have further updated the OSU packages which contain fixes from Red Hat which addresses previous issues we reported with Xen and AWS based virtual guests. Important This OS Upd...