Installation and Upgrade Advice

FlexNet Manager Suite 2021 R1 (On-Premises)

If you are upgrading your on-premises implementation from FlexNet Manager Suite release 2017 R1 or later, you may follow normal upgrade procedures (using the Upgrading document from the list below).

If you are upgrading from any earlier release (2014–2016 R2), you should be sure to upgrade all components:

  • Your application server(s) (naturally only for on-premises implementations, using the normal upgrade processes)
  • All forms of FlexNet inventory tools, including the full FlexNet inventory agent, the lightweight FlexNet Inventory Scanner, and FlexNet core inventory components, wherever you may have installed them
  • FlexNet Beacon installed on all your inventory beacons.
This strong recommendation follows from the ongoing security improvements touching all these components that were released from version 2017 R1 and later versions.
There are four documents for On-Premises customers that provide instructions for installing and upgrading to the current release of FlexNet Manager Suite.
  • Installing FlexNet Manager Suite 2021 R1 On-Premises. This includes the option of installing Flexera Analytics.
  • Installing FlexNet Manager Suite 2021 R1 for a Managed Service.
  • Upgrading FlexNet Manager Suite from 2014 Rx to 2021 R1 On-Premises. This is designed for upgrades from FlexNet Manager Suite, version 2014 or later.
  • Migrating to FlexNet Manager Suite 2021 R1 On-Premises. This covers migration from FlexNet Manager Platform 9.2 to FlexNet Manager Suite 2021 R1 On-Premises. Earlier versions of FlexNet Manager Platform will need to be upgraded to 9.2 before starting this migration.

These are contained in the Installation Documentation for FlexNet Manager Suite archive that is available from the Product and License Center and the Customer Community Documentation site. They are also available through the title page of online help for on-premises implementations.

FlexNet Manager Suite (On-Premises)

2021 R1