FlexNet Manager Suite 2021 R1

Part Number: 17.0.1. Release Date: July 29, 2021.

End-of-support announcement

The original Microsoft AzureRM module, now nearing end-of-life, will no longer be supported from FlexNet Manager Suite 2021 R2 (nor in the parallel release of ITAM in Flexera One). Instead, support for the more recent Microsoft Az module is continuing, and this newer module allows you to use the Azure Hybrid Benefit to minimize the costs of related licensing. For more information, see this announcement: https://community.flexera.com/t5/FlexNet-Manager-Blog/Azure-inventory-connector-will-not-support-Microsoft-PowerShell/ba-p/198899. For details on switching to the Microsoft Az module, see https://docs.flexera.com/fnms/EN/WebHelp/index.html#tasks/IB-ConnectAzure.html (cloud edition), or the corresponding topic in the latest version of on-premises help.

Deprecation notice

A potential vulnerability, which could allow a locally-authenticated actor to modify otherwise restricted files, has been repaired in this release of both the FlexNet inventory agent and the inventory beacon (see security update IOJ-2210678). While there are no known exploits of this vulnerability, Flexera has deprecated and withdrawn previous releases of the FlexNet inventory agent and inventory beacon (releases 13.1.0 through 17.0.0).

If you are upgrading your entire on-premises implementation to release 2021 R1, the updated FlexNet inventory agent and inventory beacon are included in the upgrade, and you may either allow automatic self-upgrades for both items, or manually deploy the updated release of each where self-upgrades are not possible. If you are not upgrading your central application server(s) at this time, you may instead download the latest FlexNet inventory agent and inventory beacon from the Product and License Center and integrate these with your current implementation. Both the FlexNet inventory agent and the inventory beacon are backward compatible to support your existing functionality for application servers from earlier releases. Navigate through the Product and License Center (login required) to FNMS 2021 R1 Agent & Beacon Upgrade 17.0.1.zip. For more information, please see https://community.flexera.com/t5/FlexNet-Manager-Knowledge-Base/FlexNet-Inventory-Agent-and-Inventory-Beacon-Vulnerability/ta-p/204723.

New Features

Changes from Previous Releases