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FlexNet Manager Platform / Suite – SKU, PURL & Bundle updates (Release #512)

RamyaJagadeesh
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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, Sep 26th 2022 in your time zone. 

What's new in this release?

  • 193,244 SKUs have been deleted from SKU library as part of IBM & few other publisher’s cleanup activity. SKUs in the library were validated against vendor literature and duplicate, redundant SKUs found have been deleted, retaining the authentic ones with correct attributes.
    More details here - Cleanup in SKU Content library 
  • 71 new SKUs have been added. The following table provides an overview of the number of SKUs with respect to publisher: 

Manufacturer

Newly added SKUs

Appdynamics

8

Qualys

7

Optum

6

Palo Alto Networks

5

Others

45

Total

71

 

  • 149 SKUs are now mapped to its respective applications. 

  • SKUs without applications for Symantec (includes Broadcom, NortonLifeLock etc) and Veritas have been revisited. This release publishes 58,957 new mappings of which 57,384 are for Symantec and its acquirers and 1573 for Veritas. 

  • SKUs without PURL templates have been refreshed and 2,178 SKUs are now linked to its license templates. Details on number of SKUs covered across each publisher is here:

Publishers

# of SKUs mapped in this release

HPE

1310

VMware

858

Others

10

TOTAL

2,178

 

  • Refreshed 19 bundles from below listed 14 product families. These bundles are made consistent with latest IBM documentation, along with latest available SKUs and applications mapping.

1

IBM Cognos Analytics Explorer Modernization

8

IBM InfoSphere eDiscovery Analyzer

2

IBM Cognos Disclosure Management with Data Aggregation

9

IBM Interact for ATM, Kiosk, POS

3

IBM Cognos Enterprise Planning Modeler

10

IBM Spectrum Protect

4

IBM Cognos Planning Contributor

11

IBM SPSS Bootstrapping Server

5

IBM Content Collector for SAP Applications

12

IBM Sterling B2B Integrator Enterprise

6

IBM Content Manager OnDemand Authorized

13

IBM Sterling File Gateway Enterprise

7

IBM InfoSphere Data Explorer Standard 

14

IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus Base Install

 

  • Updated two Microsoft bundles by mapping latest SKUs –
    • Microsoft System Center Server 2012 R2 (Standard and Datacenter)
    • Microsoft Power BI Pro for Office 365
  • Updated four bundles by adding few missing applications –
    • IBM MQ Advanced 9.2
    • Microsoft 365 Business Premium
    • IBM Digital Experience Manager v8.5
    • IBM WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment V8.5

  • Library information are as follows:
    1. Total number of SKUs in the library is 19,88,201 across 1,391 publishers.
    2. Total number of PURL templates is 4,050 across 49 publishers.
    3. Total number of published Bundles is 4,492 across 21 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, October 21st, 2022.  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, October 24th 2022 in your time zone.

 

Downloading the SKU/PURL Libraries Manually 

The 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,
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