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BMC Discovery 11.3
Does BMC Discovery pickup & discover Hardware End of Life (EOL) and End of Support (EOS) details?
Starting as of the January 2018 Extended Data Pack (EDP), we have included Hardware EOL & EOS details for certain types and makes of hardware.
The list of hardware for which we will be picking up & discovering the EOL & EOS details will grow over time. You can check the monthly EDP documentation within the link below to see which Hardware now supports discovery of the EOL and EOS details:
1.) EOL & EOS details are discovered for the following node types:
- Network Device
- Storage Device
- Host Containers
3.) In BMC Discovery Version 11.2.x, these details are not presented in the Discovery UI, however this information can be extracted using a query such as the following:
search Host show name, os, vendor, virtual, partition, #InferredElement:Inference:Associate:DiscoveryAccess.endpoint as 'Scanned via', #ElementWithDetail:SupportDetail:HardwareDetail:SupportDetail.end_ext_support_date as 'End of Extended Support (EOES) Date', #ElementWithDetail:SupportDetail:HardwareDetail:SupportDetail.end_support_date as 'End of Support (EOS) Date', #ElementWithDetail:SupportDetail:HardwareDetail:SupportDetail.product as 'Product', #ElementWithDetail:SupportDetail:HardwareDetail:SupportDetail.retirement_date as 'Retirement (EOL) Date'
NOTE: The EOL & EOS details are not available for Hardware in Version 11.1.x and earlier, even if you have the Jan 2018 EDP (or later) installed.