FlexNet Manager Suite 2022 R1 (On-Premises)

InstallShield Multiplatform is an older packaging solution from Flexera, in use by many software publishers. InstallShield stores software information in “vital product data” (VPD) collections, which were originally stored in flat files and subsequently in SQL scripts.

This pattern locates either format of VPD storage (which may exist in a range of locations across different platforms), extracts the data, and creates a Detail node for the software installation linked to the host computer:

Property Value
name The name of the application as identified by InstallShield.
type FNMP_InstallerEvidence
vendor The publisher of the application
version The release number of the application.
install_date The date that the application was installed on this host computer.
evidence ISMP (fixed string literal).

The product identification code recorded (usually) by the publisher for the particular application. This is not standardized and may be used as the publisher desires.

key A unique key for this installation record, combining (with the different literal text separators shown) the values of name:version/type:evidence/host.key

To configure the InstallShieldMultiplatformEvidence pattern:

  1. In the user interface for BMC Discovery, select the Discovery tab.
  2. Click Pattern Management, and from the list of patterns at the bottom of the page, ensure that your current Flexera.FNMP.InventoryRawData item is enabled, and select it. (The module must be enabled before any of its member patterns can operate.)
    Tip: The InstallShieldMutiplatformEvidence pattern is enabled by default when the pattern collection is initially enabled. If it has previously been disabled, you can re-enable it with the remainder of this procedure.
  3. From the Pattern Package properties, select the link for the Pattern Module.
  4. Scroll down to the Pattern Configuration area.
  5. In the InstallShieldMultiplatformEvidence group, click Edit Configuration.
  6. Select the True radio button for Report installations by InstallShield Multiplatform.
  7. Click Apply (at the bottom of this group).

FlexNet Manager Suite (On-Premises)

2022 R1