Choosing a Staging Server

FlexNet Manager Suite 2022 R1 (On-Premises)

The FlexNet adapter for BMC Discovery requires a ‘staging server’ that supports installation of the adapter’s executable and configuration file. Optionally, this server may also support the staging database, or at least has fast network access to the database server providing the staging database. Several configurations are possible. The staging server may be installed on:

  • A dedicated stand-alone server (or virtual machine)
  • Any other suitable machine in your enterprise, such as a print server
  • An inventory beacon
  • The central application server where FlexNet Manager Suite is installed (for on-premises installations).

The requirements for a suitable server include:

  • A Windows-based operating system
  • Access to an installation of Microsoft Microsoft SQL Server 2012 or later, in any edition, where the staging database may be implemented (it may be on the staging server, or on a separate database server)
  • The .NET 4.5 runtime environment installed
  • Network access to the central application server (when not co-installed there)
  • Efficient network access to each BMC Discovery server in your enterprise, using the HTTP or HTTPS protocols.
    Note: Disconnected scenarios are also possible, using the intermediate XML files saved to disk to allow manual intervention. For more information, see The Adapter Executable.

FlexNet Manager Suite (On-Premises)

2022 R1