FlexNet Inventory Scanner Collection of Oracle Inventory

FlexNet Manager Suite 2022 R1 (On-Premises)

Rather than deploying the complete FlexNet inventory agent, in this approach you choose to deploy the lightweight FlexNet Inventory Scanner, a reduced code set that is detailed in the Gathering FlexNet Inventory PDF (available through the title page of online help). Operational details and results are very similar to the agent-based cases described earlier, but the differences are included in the topics in this section.

Prerequisites for FlexNet Inventory Scanner inventory collection

The following must be in place for FlexNet Inventory Scanner collection of Oracle inventory by an inventory beacon:
  1. The installed Oracle Database must be release 9i or later on UNIX-like platforms; and on Windows platforms, release 10g or later is preferred.
  2. You have licensed the FlexNet Manager for Datacenters product (for details, see Appendix F: Features Enabled in FlexNet Manager for Datacenters).
  3. Each installed copy of the FlexNet Inventory Scanner must be able to access an inventory beacon to upload its .disco and .net.gz files. The FlexNet Inventory Scanner requires this path to the inventory beacon defined in its UploadLocation preference (normally in the command line that invokes the FlexNet Inventory Scanner). This may be one of your existing, fully-configured inventory beacons; or if it is one specifically for use by the FlexNet Inventory Scanner alone, it does not require assigned subnets (because in this case, you are managing the FlexNet Inventory Scanner, rather than letting the inventory beacon manage it).
  4. You have deployed the FlexNet Inventory Scanner, following the processes in these topics from the Gathering FlexNet Inventory PDF:
    • FlexNet Inventory Scanner: Implementation on Windows
    • FlexNet Inventory Scanner: Implementation on UNIX-like Platforms.
    Tip: For gathering Oracle inventory with the FlexNet Inventory Scanner, it is critical that you have also deployed InventorySettings.xml into the same folder as the FlexNet Inventory Scanner, as described in the above topics.
  5. You have configured your preferred scheduling system to invoke the FlexNet Inventory Scanner on your desired schedule, with the command-line settings needed to trigger upload of the collected inventory and Oracle discovery files to an appropriate inventory beacon. (For details, see the Gathering FlexNet Inventory PDF.)

FlexNet Manager Suite (On-Premises)

2022 R1