Connection to IT Asset Management

The inventory beacon needs to be configured to point to the application server so that it can download configuration and upload data packages.

Available Properties

The following properties are available:

Connection to IT Asset Management Properties



Enable parent connection

For normal operations this check box must be selected (ticked). Clear this check box only in exceptional circumstances where you wish to isolate this inventory beacon temporarily and prevent it reporting inventory, receiving updated rules, and so on.

Server URL

The URL where this beacon uploads data to the operations databases hosted by Flexera.

Important:Do not alter this URL. If the URL is changed to an incorrect value, all inventory and business information uploads from this beacon will fail. Notice that the URL requires the HTTPS protocol, and operates on the standard HTTPS port 443.

Test connection

Use this button to retest that the URL and credentials have been entered correctly and connection is possible. As the test completes, details appear that either confirm success or hint at likely problems. The test is conducted automatically when connection details are changed. This button allows you to retest after changing some external factor (for example, updating proxy settings).

Download configuration

Opens a configuration page from IT Asset Management in your default web browser. This page contains detailed instructions. The Unique ID for this beacon is already completed, and you need to add a meaningful (friendly) name and other details for the beacon before clicking Download configuration in that web page. For more details, see Register an IT Asset Management Inventory Beacon.

Import configuration

After downloading the configuration file for your inventory beacon, click Import configuration to load the configuration file into this inventory beacon. Connection details in this tab are updated.