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steven_donovan1
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AWS ,and Azure capabilities

Hi I have a customer looking to see when FNMS will be able to collect this infomation below. Is it in the road map for future releases.

  1. Ability to collect SQL Server 2017 in docker container
  2. AWS RDS for SQL Server / Oracle will also have licenses / subscriptions
  3. We deployed Apache Airflow docker 
  4. On AWS: S3 buckets, DynamoDB tables, EMR clusters, RedShift clusters all that is software inventory 

Thanks,

Steve

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Flexera pratulpatel1
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Re: AWS ,and Azure capabilities

Hi Steve,

Thank you for your questions. We are actively working to improve our capabilities in the areas you mentioned. I will contact you to get more details on this.

Thank you,

Pratul.

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john_kobayashi
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We also have a customer that wants to manage  AWS RDS for Oracle using the BYOL option.  Were there any capabilities towards this end in the recent 2019R2 release?   If not, are there any recommendations on how to manage the inventory gathering for AWS RDS for Oracle given that you cannot deploy an FNMS inventory agent? 

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Caldwell
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Re: AWS ,and Azure capabilities

AWS and Azure offer largely the same basic capabilities around flexible compute, storage, networking and pricing. Both share the common elements of a public cloud – autoscaling, self-service, pay-as-u-go pricing, security, compliance, identity access management features and instant provisioning prepaidgiftbalance

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john_kobayashi
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Thanks for the reply.  However, I'm looking for more concrete information regarding handling a AWS Oracle RDS BYOL license management scenario using FNMS.    Typically you would either deploy the FNMS agent into the target Oracle DB server and gather software/hardware/oracle inventory.  For VMs, you'd also have to get the physical hardware inventory typically through the hypervisor. 

In the case of Oracle RDS in AWS, you cannot deploy an FNMS inventory agent because the oracle database is provided as a service.   I am assuming that you could do a remote Oracle inventory from the beacon via the RDS listener (this is an unconfirmed assumption).   But this would still leave the problem of determining the vCores used for the Oracle RDS services in question.    In other words,  FNMS needs the number of vCores to calculate an Oracle DB license position for Oracle Databases running in the cloud.    How would this be accomplished?

One idea might be to ask the customer to tell us the AWS EC2 instance type (e.g. t1.micro, t2.small), using this information from amazon, https://aws.amazon.com/ec2/physicalcores/, we could then create a inventory spreadsheet and upload it into FNMS as hardware evidence.   However, this is quite tedious and we're looking for a more elegant, automated solution.

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