Network Requirements

Category Requirement  

Internet Protocol version

IPv4, IPv6 and dual-stack

Remote execution (such as remote discovery and inventory collection) requires IPv4.

Communication between FlexNet Manager Suite in the cloud and the top-level inventory beacon server(s) requires IPv4.

Microsoft CAL device license calculations require IPv4 for CAL evidence collection and computer inventory.


Minimally, 80 (for HTTP) or 443 (for HTTPS) to access the central application server(s).

Note: Other optional inventory sources may require additional ports. For further details, refer to the topic Ports and URLs for inventory beacons in the online help.

Transport Layer Security (TLS)

1.1, 1.2

TLS 1.1 or 1.2 (recommended) are required for communication between the inventory beacon and the application server.

Communication between the application server and the Flexera Analytics server (powered by Cognos) does not support TLS 1.2 in the standard configuration. Please refer to Knowledge Base article Flexera Analytics connection to SQL Server Fails When Server is Configured to use TLS 1.2