FNM Update: Application Recognition Library #2492 and Service Life Data Pack #341 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 #2492.

The Service Life Data Pack has been updated to version #341.

 

What's new in this release

Changes to note:

  • 81 commercial applications have been added with lifecycle dates.
  • There were few identified installer evidence in the reference ARL which pertained to specific customers and those have been removed from reference ARL.  Please refer the post, ARL cleanup  for more details. 
  • Oracle VM VirtualBox Extension Pack applications have been added to library to support the recognition enhancement that will be released in FNMS 2019 R2.2.
  • All applications related to FNMS R2.2 release have been added to library.

 

Count of new applications added:

Publisher Number of Applications
Microsoft 50
Trend Micro 21
IBM 12
TIBCO Software 11
Red Software 10
Oracle 7
Citrix Systems 7
Blue Jeans Network 5
NCH Software 5
FactSet Research Systems 5
Other 93 Publishers 156
Total 289

 

Current Library Totals:

  • Number of applications in ARL: 294,415 across 17,695 publishers.
  • Number of evidence recognition rules: 1,000,582
    • Installer evidence rules: 661,009
    • File evidence rules: 337,922
    • WMI evidence rules: 1,292
    • Application suite evidence rules: 359
    • Number of commercial applications with service life dates: 53,201

 

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, February 17, 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, February 20, 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