Import cloud service provider data for AWS EC2

FlexNet Manager Suite version 2018 R2

The new Discovery & Inventory > Cloud Service Provider Inventory page (located in the Virtual Devices group), displays data for devices hosted in Amazon Web Services (AWS) EC2, with links to matching inventory device records, if any. This data is collected using a new inventory connector that automatically identifies devices hosted in AWS EC2, and imports the associated metadata into FlexNet Manager Suite. Detailed inventory can be collected in other ways, such as by including the FlexNet inventory agent in the image used to instantiate virtual machines in AWS.


A FlexNet Manager Suite administrator must create a connection on an inventory beacon to import data. The inventory beacon requires:
  • FlexNet Beacon version 13.1.x.x (2018 R2) or later
  • PowerShell 3.0 or later
  • AWS Tools for Windows PowerShell version or later.
The account that is used for the AWS EC2 connection must have the following permissions, set by policies in the AWS console:
  • DescribeInstances
  • DescribeHosts
  • DescribeReservedInstances
  • GetUser.
Full details are included in the online help, under Inventory Beacons > Inventory Systems Page > Connecting to External Inventory Systems > Managing PowerShell Connections > Managing AWS EC2 Connections.