Inventory Agent

FlexNet Manager Suite 2019 R1 (On-Premises Edition)
If you have multiple overlapping inventory sources that report on the same device, it is possible for some inventory details to come from one source and other details from another source. This column identifies the most recent source of inventory that reported the majority of the hardware properties for this device. If you have declared a primary inventory connection and this device appears in inventory from that primary connection, it is likely that your primary connection is supplying the majority of hardware properties, and so is shown here.
Tip: If your primary source reported the majority of hardware properties some time ago, and since then one or more secondary sources have updated a minority of additional properties, this value still shows the primary source (source of the majority of hardware properties). Tracking the primary source is particularly valuable if you have a variation from IBM allowing you to use FlexNet inventory agent and FlexNet Manager Suite as replacements for IBM tools (such as ILMT) in the calculation and reporting of sub-capacity licensing for IBM PVU licenses. That agreement requires that you can demonstrate that the Last inventory source is FlexNet Manager Suite, and that this source is reporting every 30 minutes.
The values are system-provided, and cannot be modified. Most values are self-explanatory; some less obvious ones include:
  • Data Platform — the inventory was imported from Flexera Normalize (previously BDNA Normalize, part of BDNA Data Platform)
  • ManageSoft — the inventory was collected by legacy versions of the FlexNet inventory agent, and saved in a separate inventory database
  • Manual — you created this inventory device record manually, and no matching inventory has been received yet.
  • SMS — the inventory was imported from Microsoft SCCM (previously known as SMS)
  • Tivoli Endpoint Manager — inventory was imported from IBM Big Fix, or one of its earlier renamings (IBM Endpoint Manager, Tivoli Endpoint Manager).
Tip: If you have custom inventory adapters, entries for these may also appear in this column as appropriate.

Not editable.

Not available for CAL Legacy, IBM Authorized User, IBM Concurrent User, IBM Floating User, IBM UVU, Microsoft Device CAL, Microsoft SCCM Client User, Microsoft User CAL, Named User, SaaS User, User or any Oracle licenses.