Creating Listeners and Services

FlexNet Manager Suite 2021 R1 (On-Premises)

When Oracle Database inventory is being collected remotely by an inventory beacon, the connection must be brokered by an Oracle listener. While some methods of discovery automatically provide details of the listeners and the services (or database instances) they manage, sometimes this is not possible (for example, discovery by network scanning does not work for Oracle Database version 12c and later, when the remote use of an administrative password was discontinued). For such situations, you can manually create (or edit) a discovered device record to allow direct inventory gathering (where the inventory beacon remotely accesses the database instance to collect Oracle database inventory).

To add listeners and services to a discovered device record:

  1. In the discovered device properties sheet, click the Database tab. (For more information, see Databases Tab.)
  2. Select This device is running Oracle software.
    FlexNet Manager Suite displays a table of listeners and services. In a new record, this contains only grouping rows for each data type.
  3. Do either of the following:
    • To create a listener, select the check box in the Listeners grouping row, and click Create a Listener.
    • To modify an existing listener, click the + icon before Listeners to reveal the existing records, select only the check box next to the desired listener, and click Open.
      Tip: Buttons are active only when exactly one row in the table is selected.
    FlexNet Manager Suite displays an editing area for the listener properties.
  4. Enter the Name, optionally the Oracle Version to which the listener gives access, and (critically) the Port to access the listener, and click Add to create a listener.
    A listener record appears in the Listeners hierarchy.
    Note: If you create a Single Client Access Name (SCAN) listener for an Oracle cluster, FlexNet Manager Suite collects discovery and inventory information for all Oracle databases present in cluster.
  5. To manage services, clear any existing selected check box in the table, and do either of the following:
    • To register a service (database instance) under a listener, select the listener record and click Create a Service.
    • To modify an existing service name, click the + icon before Listeners, click the + icon before the desired listener record, select its desired service, and click Open.
    FlexNet Manager Suite displays the service editing area.
    Tip: Do not add services in the Unassigned services group, as these will not be inventoried, since no listener will be asked to provide a connection to an unassigned service.
  6. Enter the service Name and click Add.
  7. Repeat for any additional listeners and services on this target device.
  8. When you have added all listeners and their services for the current discovered device, remember to click Create (for a new record) or Save (for an edited record) to store your data in the compliance database.

FlexNet Manager Suite (On-Premises)

2021 R1