FNM Update: Application Recognition Library #2454 and Service Life Data Pack #303 are available

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The Application Recognition Library (ARL), as used by FlexNet Manager, has been updated. The updated version for the ARL is #2454.

The Service Life Data Pack has been updated to version #303.


What's new in this release

 Changes to note:

  • 1,531 applications have been added with lifecycle dates.
  • Few products from Hewlett Packard and Dell EMC have been updated to their current acquirer Micro Focus and VMWare respectively.
  • Adobe Systems publisher has been updated to Adobe as per vendor literature.


Count of new applications added:

Publisher Number of Applications
IBM 33
VMware 19
Citrix Systems 16
Adobe 15
Cisco Systems 10
Microsoft 10
Python Software Foundation 7
Alteryx 6
Altova 5
Other 35 Publisher 64
Total 191


Current Library Totals:

  • Number of applications in ARL: 288,305 across 17,447 publishers.
  • Number of evidence recognition rules: 983,456
    • Installer evidence rules: 646,936
    • File evidence rules: 334,894
    • WMI evidence rules: 1,268
    • Application suite evidence rules: 358
  • Number of commercial applications with service life dates: 32,629


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, September 16, 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, September 19, 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