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ronaldschreur
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Added value in Azure adapter

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Good Day!

I am searching for any details around the benefits from the Azure adapter? There are installation instructions, but what is the real benefit?

For me it looks like the benefit would be in the matching to Inventory. Enriching the data and link with Azure in FNMS, but also removal of devices if it has been terminated from Azure it is removed from the Inventory manager database.

In what form is the data enriched? Do we have details? Also are there other benefits?

 

Best Regards

Ronald

 

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Flexera kclausen
Flexera

Re: Added value in Azure adapter

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Here are the benefits, some of which you already mentioned:

1) FNMS will reconcile the list of imported Azure instances to Inventory Devices

2) When an Azure instance is linked to an Inventory Device, the Hosted In attribute of the inventory device is set to a value of "Microsoft Azure".  Knowing that the device is in Azure can be used to calculate BYOSL license consumption rules.

3) When looking at the Cloud Provider Inventory view of the imported Azure instances, you can see which Azure Instances have not been inventoried yet (by the FNMS Agent or from 3rd-party Inventory Adapter)

4) When an Azure instance is linked to an Inventory Device, then at a later time the Azure instance is deleted, the corresponding Inventory Device will be deleted during the next Reconciliation

 

Note that these are the same benefits as using the Amazon EC2 Connector in FNMS.

 

Kirk

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Flexera Alpesh
Flexera

Re: Added value in Azure adapter

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Hi Ronald,

Please see the page# 140 (Microsoft Azure Connector) in this PDF: https://helpnet.flexerasoftware.com/fnms/EN/WebHelp/PDF%20Documents/Cloud/FNMSInvAdaptersAndConnecto.... It should answer all your questions on what are the benefits of using the Azure Adapter.

Hope this helps.

Thanks!

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Flexera kclausen
Flexera

Re: Added value in Azure adapter

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Here are the benefits, some of which you already mentioned:

1) FNMS will reconcile the list of imported Azure instances to Inventory Devices

2) When an Azure instance is linked to an Inventory Device, the Hosted In attribute of the inventory device is set to a value of "Microsoft Azure".  Knowing that the device is in Azure can be used to calculate BYOSL license consumption rules.

3) When looking at the Cloud Provider Inventory view of the imported Azure instances, you can see which Azure Instances have not been inventoried yet (by the FNMS Agent or from 3rd-party Inventory Adapter)

4) When an Azure instance is linked to an Inventory Device, then at a later time the Azure instance is deleted, the corresponding Inventory Device will be deleted during the next Reconciliation

 

Note that these are the same benefits as using the Amazon EC2 Connector in FNMS.

 

Kirk

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Flexera Alpesh
Flexera

Re: Added value in Azure adapter

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Hi Ronald,

Please see the page# 140 (Microsoft Azure Connector) in this PDF: https://helpnet.flexerasoftware.com/fnms/EN/WebHelp/PDF%20Documents/Cloud/FNMSInvAdaptersAndConnecto.... It should answer all your questions on what are the benefits of using the Azure Adapter.

Hope this helps.

Thanks!

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ronaldschreur
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Re: Added value in Azure adapter

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Hi,

 

Thanks for pointing to this document. Apparently it differs from the one I looked at (on prem) release. But this is very useful!

 

Best Regards

Ronald 

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ronaldschreur
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Hi Kirk,

 

Thanks for your useful feedback! also good to know it is the same for Amazon.

 

Regards

 

Ronald

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