• Helix Support: Discovery: How to resolve common TKU upgrade errors

    BMC Discovery provides monthly Technology Knowledge Updates (TKU). These updates include: Support for new software products Enhancements and fixes for existing software products New integrations for Network Devices...
    Keith Larkin
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  • Helix Support:  Discovery:  Special Instructions for the May 2 2020 TKU, Q&A

    With the May 2 2020 TKU, there are some "Special Instructions" to perform after applying the update.  The instructions are documented here: https://docs.bmc.com/docs/display/Configipedia/Technology%20Knowledge%20...
    Lisa Keeler
    created by Lisa Keeler
  • Where is your boundary?

    In a previous post I asserted that the security boundary of the Outpost should be considered to be the OS. This is given additional weight if you consider the UI authentication mechanism: at install time, a local admi...
    Nick Smith
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  • Discovery Outpost: HTTPS Certificates

    The Discovery Outpost is one of the major new features of the Discovery 12 (20.02) release that provides a lightweight Windows-based component that can replace proxies and consolidation scanner appliances. It has its ...
    Nick Smith
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  • Encrypting Discovery connections to CMDB

    Back in the day, we used to be quite happy to run out protocols over the wire unencrypted. Checking email using elm over telnet or rlogin,  sharing files over NFS v3 and user authentication using NIS. Things move...
    Nick Smith
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  • What's New: BMC Discovery 20.02 Release!

    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.   Bel...
    Greg DeaKyne
    created by Greg DeaKyne
  • Did you know: National Vulnerability Database?

    I wonder how many of you know what these are, at the bottom of (say) a Host node: or like this, on a SoftwareInstance node: Well, NIST maintains a National Vulnerability Database that provides a common classific...
    Nick Smith
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  • cat ghost > /dev/null

    Just a quick note about a new Tomcat vulnerability that appeared, called Ghostcat: CVE-2020-1938. Of course it has a cute logo.   It affects any Tomcat application server that is running the AJP connector, which...
    Nick Smith
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  • Pre-Release Community

    Thanks to everyone that participated in the pre-release community prior to our 20.02 release.  We are ready to ramp this community up again with the upcoming 20.08 release (On-Premise & SaaS).  If you ar...
    Greg DeaKyne
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  • Helix Support: Discovery: Sharing my library of syncmapping extension stubs

    Disclaimer:Any patterns provided in the communities, provided by Users and by BMC employees are not part of the product, and are not necessarily thoroughly tested. Use at your own risk. NOTE: Please test all new patte...
    Lisa Keeler
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  • Helix Support:  Discovery:  Hello World in TPL

    When learning a new programming language, it is common that you will see a simple "Hello World" program written in that language.   So, I wrote a Hello World program in TPL. Actually, I wrote 2 of them:  O...
    Lisa Keeler
    created by Lisa Keeler
  • Sizing your RAM

    If you have an eye for detail, you may have noticed that the sizing guide for Discovery 20.02 (12) states that for produciton use, 64 GB RAM is the minimum for an appliance. This has increased from the Discovery 11.3 ...
    Nick Smith
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  • The use of VMware Snapshots

    While a few customers run Discovery appliances on physical hardware, the vast majority run on VMs, and those being on VMware ESX. An important consideration is the ability to use VMware Snapshots, which we mention in ...
    Nick Smith
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  • BMC Discovery 12.0 patch 1 is now available

    Greetings All,   We have just released a patch update for the recently released version of BMC Discovery, 20.02 (v12.0).  Patch 1 is currently available to download via the BMC Electronic Product Distributi...
    Greg DeaKyne
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  • Helix Support: BMC Discovery On-Premise Supported Versions

    With the recent release of BMC Discovery On-Premise 20.02 (12.0), now would be a great time to review:   1)  What version of BMC On-Premise Discovery you are currently running:      htt...
    David Miller
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  • Problem with May TKU and AWS

    We have discovered an important defect (DRUD1-29601) that affects attempts to upgrade to 2020-05 TKU if you have AWS sceduled scans.   If this is your situation please DO NOT attempt to apply the TKU, otherwise ...
    Nick Smith
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  • BMC Discovery: How to avoid running out of disk space on a Discovery appliance?

    In certain cases, the Discovery datastore can grow sufficiently to fill its disk partition. Other partitions, such as /usr or /var, may also run out of space.   When this happens, Discovery services are stopped ...
    Keith Larkin
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  • What's your number?

    Happy New Year to all! Welcome to the roaring 20s even if we still don't have our flying cars.   Numbers are amazing things, but so ubiquitous that most of us probably don't think of them in any detail, unless y...
    Nick Smith
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  • Helix Support: Discovery custom patterns discussion

    Disclaimer: Any patterns provided in the communities, provided by Users and by BMC employees are not part of the product, and are not necessarily thoroughly tested. Use at your own risk. NOTE: Please test all new patt...
    Lisa Keeler
    last modified by Lisa Keeler
  • Trending in Support: Negative RAM

    Several versions ago we separated the detection of RAM into two Host attributes:   ram: The amount of RAM (MB) installed on the host. logical_ram: The amount of RAM (MB) available to the OS.   The "ram" w...
    Nick Smith
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