Check Schedule and Primary Source

FlexNet Manager Suite 2022 R1 (On-Premises)
In high-frequency mode where FlexNet Manager Suite is responsible for your sub-capacity calculations on IBM PVU and VPC sub-capacity licenses, there are two mandatory requirements for inventory gathering:
  • FlexNet inventory must be your primary inventory source. This means that other sources may be used to fill gaps where you have not installed the FlexNet inventory agent; but none of these other sources can ever overwrite the data collected in FlexNet inventory.
  • The schedule for your full inventory import and license reconciliation must run daily. It does not matter what time of day you choose to run this import and compliance calculation (the default is to run it overnight); but it must run once each day. Among other things, this validates the links between inventory devices and IBM sub-capacity licenses, which are foundational to peak consumption calculations.
The default settings are satisfactory for high-frequency mode, but it is worth a quick check to validate that no one has modified these defaults before commencing high-frequency operations.
Tip: If you are looking for where to set the reporting period and duration of data retention, navigate to System Settings > Licensing tab.

To check the daily inventory schedule and source priority:

  1. On your central application server (or, in a larger, multi-server implementation, on your batch server), open Microsoft Task Scheduler and check the schedule for the Inventory import and license reconcile task.
    The default value is 2am daily. Any daily schedule that suits your business processes is adequate.
  2. Navigate to the system menu ( in the top right corner), choose Data Inputs, and select the Inventory Data tab.
    This page lists all known inventory sources.
  3. Locate the source named FlexNet Manager Suite (which covers FlexNet inventory), and ensure that on the right-hand end of its header row, there is a disabled button displaying Primary, marking it as the primary data source for inventory collection and data merging. If not, click the Make primary button for this row.
    You may also click in this header row to reveal more details about FlexNet inventory collection.
You may close the Data Inputs page. Everything is now in place to use an initial inventory collection to seed the automatic processes for high-frequency mode, as described next.

FlexNet Manager Suite (On-Premises)

2022 R1