FlexNet Manager Platform / Suite – SKU, PURL & Bundle updates (Release #493)

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The SKU, Product Use Rights Libraries (PURL) and Bundles libraries, used by FlexNet Manager Suite, have been updated. For on premise customers the SKU/PURL/Bundles libraries have been published and are now available. 

Customers of FlexNet Manager Suite Cloud will have this update applied by the Recognition Data Import task and be available on Monday, Oct 25th 2021 in your time zone. 

What's new in this release

  • Changes to note:
    • Refreshed Java SE bundles. Below are the highlights:
      • Updated the bundles with highest available version applications.
      • Added 16 new Flexera generated SKUs and mapped to respective bundles and ARL applications.
      • Created new PURL templates specific for Java bundles.
      • Updated ‘Named User Plus’  SKUs to ‘User’ license type allow the calculations to work without allocation.
      • Each bundle is split into types based on the license metric, desktop and processor. The bundles are as follows –
        • Oracle Java SE
        • Oracle Java SE Desktop
        • Oracle Java SE Advanced
        • Oracle Java SE Advanced Desktop
        • Oracle Java SE Suite
        • Oracle Java SE Suite Desktop
      • Five new bundles have been added to the library. Listed below:
        Microsoft Office 365 A5
        Microsoft Office 365 A3
        Microsoft 365 Education A3
        Microsoft 365 Education A5
        IBM CICS Transaction Gateway for Multiplatforms 9.2
      • 3,108 new SKUs have been added. The following table provides an overview of the number of SKUs with respect to publisher: 

S No

Manufacturer

Newly added SKUs

1

Autodesk

1171

2

IBM

89

3

Oracle

61

4

Cisco

28

5

Others

1759

Total

 

3,108

 

  • Library information are as follows,
    1. Total number of SKUs in the library is 2,129,787 across 896 publishers.
    2. Total number of PURL templates is 3,657 across 44 publishers.
    3. Total number of published Bundles is 4,453 across 20 publishers.

 

How can I verify that my SKU Library has been updated? 

You can inspect the changed data in the SKU Library with the SKU Library Update Report. If you do not already have a copy of this report installed, you can obtain the latest version of the report (and installation instructions) from Flexera Software knowledge base article M100955 available from the Flexera Software Knowledge Center at  https://community.flexera.com/t5/FlexNet-Manager-Knowledge-Base/SKU-Library-Update-Report/ta-p/5900

Please note to access the link it ‘Requires login to the Flexera Customer Community’.

How do I report issues with SKU Library updates? 

Should you have any issues related to SKU/PURL processing with FlexNet Manager Suite, please send an email to your regular Flexera Software Support address:

 

The regular schedule for SKU/PURL updates 

We expect the next update to the PURL & SKU Library to be available on Friday, Nov 26th 2021.  The libraries are available as soon as published and are updated daily via the Recognition Data Import task,

or as otherwise reflected in your local configuration. Customers of FlexNet Manager Suite Cloud will have this update applied by Monday, Oct 25th 2021 in your time zone.

 

Downloading the SKU/PURL Libraries Manually 

The ARL and SKU/PURL library updates can be downloaded from the Flexera Product and Licensing Center (PLC 2.0). 

Instructions for downloading the libraries can be located in the following KB article: https://community.flexera.com/t5/FlexNet-Manager-Knowledge-Base/Manual-PURL-SKU-Download-amp-Importe...

Monthly updates are our minimum commitment. We may also provide additional updates from time to time based on customer demand. We will continue to send email alerts to announce each update.

Regards,
Team Content

3 Comments
pwveen
Level 3
  • Added 16 new Flexera generated SKUs and mapped to respective bundles and ARL applications.

Can you please post these new skus or where I can find a full list of Oracle SKU's that includes these?  Thanks!

bfaller
Level 5

Flexera don't provide this information, but you can find it : choose an Oracle Java commercial application and look for recommanded license model with "shows all bundles".

 

pwveen
Level 3

Thanks for the tip, going to try that out as well!  Flexera does provide this information, they have posted it before (https://community.flexera.com/t5/FlexNet-Manager-Knowledge-Base/Oracle-SKUs-for-use-with-FlexNet-Man...)  just not updated with this newest information.