Images for Different Kinds of Instances

FlexNet Manager Suite (Cloud)

The easiest way to collect inventory from all your EC2 instances is to make sure that they are launched from Amazon Machine Images (AMI) that already contain everything needed for the collection of FlexNet inventory.

However, the required customization varies somewhat, based on your plans for the resulting instances:
  • Instances with short lifespans (from a few minutes to a few hours) need special provision so that they collect and upload inventory as soon as they are launched. For details of ways to achieve this, see Configuring an AMI for Short-Lived Instances.
  • Instances with longer lifespans (two days or more, whether or not they are actually running for all of that period) can use a more conventional customization that brings them into the normal policy-based management processes used everywhere by FlexNet Manager Suite. For these, see Configuring an AMI for Longer-Life Instances.

FlexNet Manager Suite (Cloud)

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