Devices Tab

FlexNet Manager Suite 2019 R1 (On-Premises Edition)
On the Devices tab, you can view all active inventory devices on which the application is installed. These are the devices on which evidence gathered in the most recent inventory import was matched to this application (this evidence is visible in the Evidence tab).
Important: Only Active inventory devices are displayed in this listing. If the Status of the inventory device has been set to Ignored (in the General tab of the inventory device properties), the inventory device is excluded from this listing. Inventory devices that have been ignored can be found in the All Inventory page (and similar listings).

You can inspect the properties of any device in the list by selecting the device and clicking Open, or simply clicking the device name.

The following columns (listed alphabetically) are available in this list of inventory devices. Some are displayed by default, and others are available in the column chooser.

Column Description
Assigned user

The user assigned to this device. This assignment overrides the Calculated user.

Editable in the Assigned field in Ownership tab of the inventory device properties.

Calculated user
The name of the most frequent user of this inventory device, over the previous 10 inventory collections. This value is calculated as follows:
  • If there is only one primary user linked to the inventory device, this user is recorded
  • If there are multiple primary users linked to the inventory device, the most frequently logged in user is recorded
  • If there is no primary user associated with the inventory device, the last user to logon is recorded.

The value of this field is automatically generated by FlexNet Manager Suite.

Not available when you create an inventory device manually.


The category of this device. FlexNet Manager Suite enables you to create customized categories to group inventory devices logically. These categories are additional to Inventory device type and Device role categorization. For example, you can create categories to differentiate database servers, network servers, or firewalls. The custom categories have no impact on license consumption.

Editable in the General tab of the inventory device properties.

Chassis number

The manufacturer's chassis number reported for the device.

Editable in the General tab of the inventory device properties (for manually-created records).

Not available for Mobile Device and Virtual Machine inventory device types.

Discovery date
Indicates the earliest date that this application is known to have been installed on the device. The application's discovery date is retrieved from:
  • An inventory source, if available.
  • If the actual installation date is unavailable, FlexNet Manager Suite displays a date each installation was first reported in the inventory (or first allocated).
Domain name

The name of the domain to which the computing device belongs.

Editable in the General tab of the inventory device properties for manually created records. The value is overwritten (permanently) by incoming inventory, and thereafter is read-only.


Information in this column is relevant only if the application is an Oracle® database. If so, the name of a database instance installed on the device is displayed.

Inventory device type
Specifies the type of the inventory device, which may be any of the following values:
  • Computer — A computing device like a desktop, laptop, workstation, or a non-virtualized server.
  • Mobile device — A mobile device like a tablet or smart phone.
  • Remote Device — The device is a remote device (not appearing in inventory) known to have accessed virtualized applications. This value is created automatically.
  • VDI Template — The VDI template used to create the virtual desktop instance that was accessed from an inventory device (see Virtual Desktop Templates). This value is created automatically.
  • Virtual Machine — A virtual machine running on a physical host machine. A physical host can run multiple virtual machines using virtualization technologies from VMWare, Oracle, Microsoft, and so on.
  • VM Host — A physical virtual host running one or more virtual machines using any virtualization technology, such as VMWare.

The Inventory device type field is editable in the General tab of the inventory device properties. The value may be overwritten by incoming inventory.

Last used date
If reported by an inventory tool, this column contains the last date when this application was used. The column is blank when either:
  • Usage tracking is not configured for this application
  • There is no inventory record of usage in the configured tracking period (see the Usage tab).

Displays Yes when the installation of this application on the device should consume license entitlements (the usual case). May display No for certain Oracle applications, either because they are not licensable on any computer (as with certain Oracle options), or because an installation has satisfied any of a series of Oracle requirements for non-licensable installations.

Not editable. This is a calculated field.

License name

This column shows the name of a license from which the installed application consumed an entitlement (during the most recent reconciliation). If the License name column is blank, the installation on that device is unlicensed (and requires some remedial action on your part if Yes is displayed in the Licensable column). License consumption is recalculated dynamically at each reconciliation. This means that, if the application is linked to more than one license, the license name can change for any device if there is a significant change in your computer estate from one inventory import to the next.


The name of the inventory device linked to this record. Click to open the properties of the inventory device.

Yes is displayed in this column if the most recent inventory indicated that the application was used, according to the parameters you configured on the Usage tab of the application properties. No is displayed in any of the following cases:
  • Usage tracking is not configured for this application (see the Usage tab)
  • Usage tracking relies on identifying a particular executable file, and this file evidence has not been linked to the application (see the Evidence tab)
  • The inventory tool (or connection) reporting on the particular device did not return usage information
  • Usage of the application was correctly tracked, but the application was not used in the period specified on the Usage tab.