IT Asset Management (Cloud)

Command line | Registry

Tip: This preference requires that:
  • The FlexNet Manager for Datacenters product has been licensed
  • The up-to-date InventorySettings.xml file (version 56 or later) is either:
    • Co-located with the FlexNet Inventory Scanner (or the scanner-like on UNIX-like platforms)
    • Correctly installed with the fully-installed FlexNet Inventory Agent.
Unless both of these conditions are met, this preference is ignored.

Oracle Fusion Middleware is a large collection of software products used for the development, deployment, and management of software services. Oracle have specific conditions for tracking licensing for Fusion Middleware, and IT Asset Management is verified by Oracle as an acceptable tool to collect the appropriate inventory.

By default, the tracker (ndtrack executable) assumes the value False for this preference, and therefore takes no related action. However, if an operator sets the Enable collection of Oracle Fusion Middleware audit data check box located on the Inventory Settings page (Data Collection > IT Assets Inventory Tasks > Inventory Settings), the change is distributed through device policy to the locally-installed FlexNet Inventory Agent on all managed inventory devices. When the check box selection arrives through device policy, it is saved by setting this preference to True in the registry, as shown in the table below. Alternatively (as is typical for preferences), the preference may be set in the registry manually or through the use of a third-party registry management tool; or it may be set in the command line for the tracker.
Important: When PerformOracleFMWScan is set, the following preferences also take effect:
  • PerformLocalScripting must be true (this is its default value).
  • Optionally, ExcludeDirectory may be used, for example, to filter out directories that are not required for scanning for Oracle Fusion Middleware.
Once PerformOracleFMWScan is set to True (and its prerequisites are correctly set), the FlexNet Inventory Agent (version 17.0.1 or later) collects evidence, along with certain additional files that Oracle requires for Oracle Fusion Middleware. This content is organized into a specific structure, and then archived, and included as a blob of binary data within the standard archived .ndi file for each inventory upload, and eventually imported into IT Asset Management through the standard processes.
Remember: By default, the uploaded data is only available within IT Asset Management, and not included in the nightly archive saved for possible submission to Oracle. A separate check box, Include Oracle Fusion Middleware (on the Inventory tab of the IT Asset Management Settings General page) allows the uploaded data and files to be incorporated into the archive, ready for submission when an audit is required. As well, the uploaded data for Oracle Fusion Middleware is converted into installer evidence, for presentation in the web interface of IT Asset Management, and inclusion in the nightly license compliance calculations.
Tip: As well as this preference and its prerequisites mentioned above, any of the following preferences may also affect collection of regular Oracle inventory. However, none of the following have any impact on the collection of Oracle Fusion Middleware inventory, controlled through PerformOracleFMWScan:
  • PerformOracleInventory
  • PerformOracleListenerScan
  • ExcludeLocalScriptRule — has no effect provided that it does not list the rules controlling Oracle Fusion Middleware inventory collection (OracleFMWBase, OracleFMWRule, or OracleCPURule)
  • IncludeLocalScriptRule — has no effect either when it is not set, or is set to a value that includes the three rule names mentioned above (recall that this is an exclusive list when it is set, so that anything not included in its value is effectively excluded).


Values / range

Boolean (True or False)

Default value

Tip: If the preference has not been set in the registry following the download of device policy, this default value is supplied by the tracker internally.

Example values


Command line




-o PerformOracleFMWScan=true


Installed by

  • Manual configuration (without which, code internals supply the default)
  • Download of device policy that sets the value to True.

Computer preference


IT Asset Management (Cloud)