• 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...
    Kerryn Wood
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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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  • 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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  • 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...
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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 ...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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  • Discovery vs. CVE-2017-9798 (OptionsBleed)

    A vulnerability (CVE-2017-9798) dubbed OptionsBleed has [finally] been patched upstream and is starting to gain some press.   The vulnerability can be triggered by badly configured .htaccess files, and the way i...
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  • 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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  • BMC Discovery 11: Administering Course (ILT)

    This course provides information on the key concepts and core functionality needed to Deploy, Administer & Troubleshoot BMC Discovery version 11. The course also covers new features and enhancements made to BMC Di...
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  • Trending in Support: Chrome 58 and SAN

    Chrome 58 has recently dropped into Stable, and it happens to be my browser of choice on Windows, Android and Fedora. A change has come in how a certificate's Common Name is being interpreted.   Historically, Th...
    Nick Smith
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  • Trending in Support: SLdAP and Tickle

    An interesting problem came up recently that I thought I would share. A customer had a cluster of version 11 appliances, configured to use SSO and Secure LDAP. As far as they were aware, there were no problems.  ...
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  • Trending in Support: A Host with No Name (It felt good to be out of the rain)

    You may have noticed in the 11.1 Enhancements page, a note about vCenter appliances now being discovered as Host node: So, if you scan a vCenter you will get something like this:   So, not a vast amount of in...
    Nick Smith
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  • Trending in Support: Are you leaking passwords?

    As you will know, ADDM uses several mechanism to gather data from remote targets - one of which is to grab an entire file in order to parse later (in the appliance, with TPL). That is all fine, but one must be aware t...
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