FlexNet Manager Update: Application Recognition Library #2566 and Service Life Data Pack #384 are available

PrasadAmin
Flexera
Flexera
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What's new in this release

Changes to note:

ARL cab file has been updated with a new product metric ‘IBM VPC’ which is supplementary for our upcoming FNMS 2020 R2 release. You may notice or catch a glimpse of Virtual Processor Core (VPC) in the Points Rule Set FNMS UI.

This will not have any impact and will not be a cause for any concerns in terms of recognition and licensing. You may disregard this until additional product and licensing content are available. The licensing content changes in SKU, PURL, and Bundle libraries are scheduled to release on Nov 27th and product release FNMS 2020 R2 is scheduled to release on Nov 18th for Europe and Nov 24th for North America customers.

For more details please refer https://community.flexera.com/t5/FlexNet-Manager-Blog/IBM-Cloud-Pak-s-and-Non-Cloud-Pak-Products-Sub...

 

Count of new applications added:

Publishers Number of Applications
IBM 125
Hewlett Packard Enterprise 119
Microsoft 109
Citrix Systems 101
LogRhythm 49
Adobe 37
Deluxe Treasury Management 32
EnterpriseDB 32
PTC 29
Micro Focus 27
Other Publishers 380
Total 1040
 

Current Library Totals:

  • Number of applications in ARL: 330,056 across 19,498 publishers.
  • Number of evidence recognition rules: 1,337,883
    • Installer evidence rules: 743,490
    • File evidence rules: 539,429
    • WMI evidence rules: 1,316
    • Application suite evidence rules: 367
    • Number of commercial applications with service life dates: 53,281

 

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, November 9th, 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 Friday, November 13 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

3 Comments
mag00_75
Frequent contributor

"Product release FNMS 2020 R2 is scheduled to release on Nov 19th for Europe"

Does this mean that for on-premise customers, we can download 2020R2 thru Product & license Center on the 19'th of November?

tjohnson1
Flexera
Flexera

Nov 19th, is the planned release date for our European cloud environment. The On-Prem release would come later this year. Keep an eye on the Release Blog (https://community.flexera.com/t5/FlexNet-Manager-Release-Blog/bg-p/FlexNet-Manager-Release-Notes-blo...) for more information on the 2020 R2 release in the near future.

Povilas
Occasional contributor

Would it be possible to update these notes to include a summary of applications where Publisher changes to a new one?

For example, after last ARL update Fair Isaac Blaze Advisor 7.3 changed to FICO Blaze Advisor 7.3. It took some time to understand what happened.