Overview of Patterns

FlexNet Manager Suite 2022 R1 (On-Premises)

The BMC Discovery Adapter available for FlexNet Manager Suite includes six additional patterns that can be incorporated into BMC Discovery to capture these additional data attributes.

Pattern name FlexNet inventory agent dependency Default
FileEvidence No dependency. Tag files (all platforms): Enabled

Executables (Windows only): Disabled

InstallAnywhereEvidence None Enabled
InstallShieldMultiplatformEvidence None Enabled
UnixHardwareData Required Disabled
WindowsLastLoggedOnUser None Enabled

The patterns are written in the BMC Discovery Pattern Language (TPL), for which documentation is available at http://discovery.bmc.com/confluence/display/90/The+Pattern+Language+TPL.

For a summary of the patterns to help decide which ones to enable or disable for your enterprise, see Optional Patterns. The following sections go into more detail about each of the patterns.
Note: For releases of BMC Atrium Discovery and Dependency Mapping up to and including 11.0, the optional patterns listed above do not provide enough detail about processors to allow management of points-based licenses for IBM and Oracle based on data collected through BMC Discovery. If you need this capability through BMC ADDM (up to release 11.0), ask your Flexera consultant to request additional optional patterns for you. Notice that for BMC Atrium Discovery and Dependency Mapping release 11.1 or later, the additional pattern is deprecated. BMC Discovery 11.1 (and later) has improved processor information collection which makes this additional pattern unnecessary.

FlexNet Manager Suite (On-Premises)

2022 R1