Data Collection Using an Inventory Beacon

FlexNet Manager Suite 2022 R1 (On-Premises)

You can collect user data and package measurement results from an independent SAP system using an inventory beacon.

When an inventory beacon is used to collect SAP data from an independent SAP system, you need to define a connection to the independent SAP system on the beacon.

To define a connection to an independent SAP system:

  1. On the inventory beacon, from the Windows Start menu, run FlexNet Beacon.
    Note: To run FlexNet Beacon, you must have system administrator rights.
  2. In the Data collection section, click SAP systems.
  3. Click New....
    The SAP Connection dialog window displays.
  4. In the System landscape details section, complete the following fields:
    1. The System landscape field displays your system landscape(s). Choose the landscape that contains the SAP Admin module or independent SAP system that you want to connect to.
    2. From the SAP suite type drop-down list, choose the type of SAP suite for this connection. Available options are:
      • Classic Business Suite
      • S/4HANA
    3. From the SAP system type drop-down list, select the type of system to which you want to connect from the drop-down list. Available options are:
      • Admin Module — Your primary or root system that collects data from its dependent SAP systems. This option does not support S/4HANA.
      • Independent SAP System — An SAP system that is not connected to an SAP Admin module.
      • Dependent SAP system — An SAP system that is connected to an SAP Admin module. This option only displays when a connection to an SAP Admin module has already been established.
    4. Choose the Master SAP system from the drop-down list. If you are creating a beacon connection to a dependent SAP system, select the SAP Admin module to which the dependent system is connected.
  5. Click Test Connection to test whether a connection could be established.
  6. Click Save.
After you set up the connection to the independent SAP system, you can execute the connection to trigger the data collection through the SAP Inventory Agent.

FlexNet Manager Suite (On-Premises)

2022 R1