Zero-footprint Collection of Oracle Inventory

FlexNet Manager Suite 2022 R1 (On-Premises)

"Zero-footprint" inventory collection is a term defined in the Gathering FlexNet Inventory PDF (available through the title page of online help). It refers to an approach where an inventory beacon initiates the inventory gathering process (using different platform-specific methods), and then removes code artifacts afterward so that there is no permanent installation footprint on the target device.

Prerequisites for Zero-footprint inventory collection

The following must be in place for Zero-footprint 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. You have deployed and configured one or more inventory beacon(s) in your network, such that at least one inventory beacon can access each of your target Oracle servers. For detailed information about inventory beacons, their deployment, and configuration, see the topics under What Is an Inventory Beacon? in the online help. You initiate deployment of an inventory beacon by navigating to Discovery & Inventory > Beacons.
  4. You have set up the accounts required for operation, both configuring them on the target Oracle servers and recording them in the secure Password Manager on the appropriate inventory beacons. Details of the accounts for different platforms are in Credentials for Zero-footprint Inventory.

FlexNet Manager Suite (On-Premises)

2022 R1