Inventory Comparison Matrix

FlexNet Manager Suite (Cloud)

Not all inventory sources are created equal. Some sources do better at collecting details necessary for licensing calculations than others. The following tables let you quickly assess what data may be missing from various sources.

Strictly speaking, not all the products listed in these tables are inventory sources (particularly in the later tables). However, they are all data sources that can provide data for FlexNet Manager Suite to use in license compliance calculations.
Note: For supported versions of these products, please review the FlexNet Manager Suite System Requirements and Compatibility on Flexera HelpNet for the current version of FlexNet Manager Suite.

Inventory Sources

Information Collected per Product
Computer User Product code Evidence Usage Virtualization Clusters Oracle DB
Installer File Server Application
FlexNet inventory agent (previously Managesoft)
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Flexera Normalize (Data Platform)1
Yes Yes No No No No No No No No
BigFix platform (previously Tivoli Endpoint Manager and IBM BigFix)2
Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No
BMC Discovery (previously ADDM)
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No Yes No
BMC BladeLogic Client Automation (previously Marimba)3
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Partial No No No
HP Discovery and Dependency Mapping Inventory (DDMI)
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No
HPE Universal Discovery (HP-UD)
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No
IBM License Metric Tool (ILMT) on Microsoft SQL Server
Yes No Yes Yes No No Yes No Yes No
IBM License Metric Tool (ILMT) on IBM DB2
Yes No Yes Yes No No Yes No Yes No
Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync4
Yes Yes No No No No No No No No

Microsoft SCCM (previously SMS)5

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No
Symantec IT Management Suite (formerly Altiris)6
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Partial No No No
Tanium Asset
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No

1. Doesn't support BDNA running on Oracle DB. v5 was released April 9th, 2018 as a separate download.

2. Doesn't collect publisher information, and has potential for false recognition positives. BigFix platform inventory source does not provide the serial number from UNIX-like platforms.

3. Virtualization: VMware, and Solaris Zones. Collects VM properties, but doesn't collect host-VM relationships.

4. Mobile devices only.

5. App-V integration provides application virtualization in Microsoft SCCM (previously SMS).

6. Virtualization: VMware, and Hyper-V. Doesn't collect pool or resource allocations.

Server Virtualization

Information Collected per Product
Computer User Product code Evidence Usage Virtualization Clusters Oracle DB
Installer File Server Application
Microsoft Hyper-V*
Yes Yes
Oracle VM Server for x86
Yes Yes
VMware vCenter*
Yes Yes
VMware ESXi Server*
Yes
VMware vSphere*
Yes

* Refer to the Inventory Sources table above for sources that provide data for these technologies.

Application Virtualization

Information Collected per Product
Computer User Product code Evidence Usage Virtualization Clusters Oracle DB
Installer File Server Application
App-V Server1
Partial Partial Yes No No Yes No Yes No No
App-V integrated with SCCM2
Yes Yes Yes No No Yes No Yes No No
EdgeSight for Citrix Virtual Apps (previously XenApp EdgeSight)3
Yes Yes Partial No Yes Yes No Yes No No
Citrix XenApp server
Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No Yes No No
Citrix Virtual Desktops4
Yes
Flexera SaaS Manager
Dummy5 Yes Yes Partial6 No Yes No Yes No No

1. Requires mapping of packages to applications within FlexNet Manager Suite. Requires Active Directory integration and FlexNet inventory agent.

2. Provided by SCCM adapter.

3. Installer evidence is gathered when combined with Flexera's XenApp server agent.

4. Provided by a dedicated FlexNet inventory agent.

5. Flexera SaaS Manager does not track computers. Since FlexNet Manager Suite requires a computer record for various database links, a single dummy record is created (if not already present from previous imports) during import from this connector. Note that this connector imports completed licenses managed in Flexera SaaS Manager, including all entitlements, for inclusion in the nightly license compliance calculations.

6. Imports from the Flexera SaaS Manager connector import installer evidence for Office 365, allowing for application recognition in the nightly license reconciliation. This matches the behavior of earlier connectors for Office 365.

Other System Integrations

Information Collected per Product
Computer User Product code Evidence Usage Virtualization Clusters Oracle DB
Installer File Server Application
Oracle Database*
                  Yes
Oracle E-Business Suite*
                  Yes
Oracle Enterprise Manager1
                   
Salesforce
  Yes                
Office 365
  Yes                
SAP BASIS*
  Yes                

* Provided by a dedicated FlexNet inventory agent.

1. Provides Oracle database connection details for use with a dedicated FlexNet inventory agent.

ITSM System Integrations

Information Collected per Product
Computer User Product code Evidence Usage Virtualization Clusters Oracle DB
Installer File Server Application
ServiceNow1
                 
BMC Atrium CMDB and Remedy2
                 

1. Export computers and installed applications to ServiceNow. Import contracts and assets from ServiceNow into FlexNet Manager Suite.

2. Export computers and installed applications to Atrium. Import asset details from Remedy and Atrium into FlexNet Manager Suite.

FlexNet Manager Suite (Cloud)

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