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The Application Recognition Library (ARL), as used by FlexNet Manager, has been updated. The updated version for the ARL is #2447.

The Service Life Data Pack has been updated to version #296.


What's new in this release

 Changes to note:

  • 6,696 applications have been updated from none to appropriate classification.
  • Below products have been updated according to their re-branding:
    • IBM Platform Analytics to IBM Spectrum LSF Analytics
    • IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center to IBM Spectrum Control
    • Microsoft Windows Terminal Services to Microsoft Remote Desktop Services
    • Persistent Systems Openview Configuration Management to Persistent Systems Radia Client Automation
    • Nero Vision to Nero Video
  • Added precedence rule Microsoft Sharepoint Server 2007, 2013 and 2016 version applications.
  • Applications from below Tier3 publishers have been updated to their current acquirer.
Old publisher Current publisher

     Blue Pumpkin

             Verint Systems

  Numbers International



Count of new applications added:

Publisher Number of Applications
Oracle 215
IBM 70
Microsoft 19
Cisco Systems 8
Veritas Technologies 5
Rare Ideas 4
Intel 3
Ivanti 2
Others 59
Total 394


Current Library Totals:

  • Number of applications in ARL: 287,288 across 17,423 publishers.
  • Number of evidence recognition rules: 980,699
    • Installer evidence rules: 644,465
    • File evidence rules: 334,610
    • WMI evidence rules: 1,267
    • Application suite evidence rules: 357
  • Number of commercial applications with service life dates: 32,439


Details of changes in the ARL

You can inspect changes made in this ARL release as per the following links:


Updating library data

FlexNet Manager Cloud: These updates are expected to be installed prior to Monday, August 26, 2019.

FlexNet Manager On-premises: This library release will be applied to your FlexNet Manager according to schedule settings and processes configured for your instance. If your environment requires to you manually download and update library data, see the following article for guidance: Downloading the FlexNet Manager Suite Content libraries manually.

You can inspect the versions of currently installed libraries using the system Menu > System Health > System Health Dashboard menu option in FlexNet Manager.

Upcoming ARL and Service Life Data Pack updates: We nominally expect the next ARL and Service Life Data Pack updates to be published on or around Thursday, August 29, 2019.


Reporting issues with ARL and SLDP updates

Should you have any issues related to FlexNet Manager library data, please submit a case by logging in to the Flexera Community and then select the Get Support > Open new case menu option.

We are interested in feedback on these announcements. If you have any questions or suggestions for improvements, please comment below.

We trust that you will find this update helpful and look forward to continually improving your application recognition results.


Flexera Content Team