• Trending in Support: Replacing the ADDM appliance's default certificates

    [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 ...
    Nick Smith
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  • ADDM / Discovery Pattern Language / TPL Guide PDF

    The most useful way to view the TPL documentation is to export a PDF of the document.   1) find the doc:  https://docs.bmc.com/docs/display/DISCO110/The+Pattern+Language+TPL     ...
    Lisa Keeler
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  • Patch Availability Notice:  BMC Discovery 11.3, 11.2, 11.1, 11.0, 10.2, 10.1, and 10.0

    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...
    Antonio Vargas
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  • Trending in Support: Hardware End-of-Life Data

    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...
    Nick Smith
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  • Trending in Support: RSA SecureID Support

    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 ...
    Nick Smith
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  • Critical DHCP client vulnerability: CVE-2018-1111

    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...
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  • Spectre and Meltdown Vulnerability

    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...
    Antonio Vargas
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  • Trending in Support: Desultory Notes on: Discovery Appliances with LDAPS

    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...
    Nick Smith
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  • NEW!  BMC Discovery 11.3 - Container Infrastructure Dependencies

    Hello Everyone,   I am pleased to announce BMC Discovery 11.3 is now generally available.  This release is a true testament to our ability to introduce features and content that align with the ever changing ...
    Antonio Vargas
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  • ADDM out of disk space in /usr

    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...
    Lisa Keeler
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  • Trending in Support: Discovery OSU 2018-01 problem on pre-11.2

    [Note: edited, after discussion with Kerryn Wood]   I wish to draw your attention to a problem applying 2018-01 TKU on an appliance earlier than 11.2: an upstream package naming problem leads to a failure and a ...
    Nick Smith
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  • Trending in Support: 10000 Days of VMware Tools

    I saw Tool in 2007 at Brixton Academy; great show. Somewhat less enjoyable (depending on your musical taste, I suppose) is having to install VMware Tools on VMware-deployed appliances. We document the procedure here. ...
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  • Trending in Support: A bit too Open?

    I admit it: we don't get many issues around OpenVMS,   Although I can't say I have really used it, I get vaguely nostalgic for the dusty old MicroVax that sat next to me for a while at the University of Nottingh...
    Nick Smith
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  • Expansion in Virtualization and Cloud Platform Support for Appliance Deployment

    Hello Everyone,   I am pleased to announce that we have expanded our support for deployment of the BMC Discovery virtual appliance to include many popular virtualization and cloud platforms.  Please review ...
    Antonio Vargas
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  • OpenStack Cloud Discovery

    As many of you may be aware we released in the November 2017 TKU the ability to discover OpenStack environments using the cloud scan capabilities introduced in BMC Discovery 11.2.   OpenStack provides open sourc...
    Antonio Vargas
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  • Trending in Support: Location, Location, Location

    A fairly common request is around how to discovery/model Locations. You may have seen there is a Location node in the taxonomy, that looks intriguing. You may have found you can add your own Locations in Administratio...
    Nick Smith
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  • Introducing BMC Discovery 11.2 – Multi-Cloud Visibility

    Hello Everyone,   Today we launched our multi-cloud discovery capabilities which will be available in BMC Discovery 11.2.  I would like to thank everyone who provided input and feedback to shape the enhancem...
    Antonio Vargas
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  • Dnsmasq vulnerabilities without a cool codename

    Dnsmasq is "a lightweight DNS, TFTP, PXE, router advertisement and DHCP server. It is intended to provide coupled DNS and DHCP service to a LAN". A number of vulnerabilities have been found that allow remote code exec...
    Kerryn Wood
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  • Azure Storage Permissions for Discovery

    We've had a number of questions about the permissions that BMC Discovery requires to fully discover Storage resources in Microsoft Azure, so I thought I would try and explain the situation.   Like every other sy...
    Adam Kerrison
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  • BMC Discovery 11.2 Patch 1 Available

    Hello Everyone,   We have introduced a patch to BMC Discovery 11.2 to address an upgrade issue found concerning customers who have integrated CyberArk with Discovery.  This issue has been corrected in patch...
    Antonio Vargas
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