Choosing a Staging Server

IT Asset Management (Cloud)

The FlexNet adapter for BMC Discovery requires a ‘staging server’ that supports installation of the adapter’s executable and configuration file. Optionally, this server may also support the staging database, or at least has fast network access to the database server providing the staging database. Several configurations are possible. The staging server may be installed on:

  • A dedicated stand-alone server (or virtual machine)
  • Any other suitable machine in your enterprise, such as a print server
  • An inventory beacon.

The requirements for a suitable server include:

  • A Windows-based operating system
  • Access to an installation of Microsoft Microsoft SQL Server 2012 or later, in any edition, where the staging database may be implemented (it may be on the staging server, or on a separate database server)
  • The .NET 4.5 runtime environment installed
  • Internet access to the cloud implementation of IT Asset Management
  • Efficient network access to each BMC Discovery server in your enterprise, using the HTTP or HTTPS protocols.
    Note: Disconnected scenarios are also possible, using the intermediate XML files saved to disk to allow manual intervention. For more information, see The Adapter Executable.

IT Asset Management (Cloud)