Appendix D: Deploying Inventory Tools to a Shared Location

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In agent-based inventory collection, all copies of the FlexNet inventory agent locally installed on target inventory devices run according to a single global inventory collection schedule. This single schedule may not provide sufficient flexibility for your environment.

It is possible to deploy the key executables to a shared location where they can be accessed by target inventory devices, and then to configure different devices to trigger inventory collection on different schedules. These key executables are collectively called the FlexNet inventory core components.

If you decide to do this, it is best practice to ensure that only one Oracle server accesses the shared deployment of the FlexNet inventory core components at a time. As a result, the total number of shared deployments that may be required depends on the network structure and access constraints. For example, if an Oracle server is not allowed to access the shared deployment of the FlexNet inventory core components present in a different subnet, you may have to deploy another shared deployment in the subnet of the target Oracle server.

For more information about use of the FlexNet inventory core components, see the Core deployment: Details chapter of the Gathering FlexNet Inventory PDF (available through the title page of online help). In particular, for deployment instructions, see the Core deployment: Implementation topic in that chapter.

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