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FNM Update: Application Recognition Library #2502 and Service Life Data Pack #348 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 #2502.


What's new in this release

Changes to note:

  • Oracle LMS scripts have been updated for below points:
    • Improves recognition of Oracle options and management packs, including those identified through Oracle Enterprise Manager; and extends coverage to options and packs used with Oracle Database versions 12.2 through 19.

    • Fixes an error that prevented the inventory agent returning correct data about the Advanced Compression option for Oracle Database.

  • Installer evidence for Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio 2014 and 2012 have been cleaned up. For more details refer this blog: 


Count of new applications added:

Publisher Number of Applications
IBM 144
Bentley Systems 94
Oracle 54
Microsoft 43
Agilent Technologies 26
AVEVA Group 22
Dell 22
CA Technologies 11
Esko-Graphics bvba 11
Kofax 10
Other publishers 678
Total 1115


Current Library Totals:

  • Number of applications in ARL: 297,928 across 17,895 publishers.
  • Number of evidence recognition rules: 1,019,571
    • Installer evidence rules: 668,250
    • File evidence rules: 349,668
    • WMI evidence rules: 1,293
    • Application suite evidence rules: 360
    • Number of commercial applications with service life dates: 53,309


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, March 30, 2020.

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, April 02, 2020.


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