sreeramyenuga
Flexera beginner

After integrating with Azure, We are unable to get the Host and Devise name details in Cloud service provider Inventory.

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Hi all,

We have configured the Azure Connector in our environment. We are using Default azure connector provided by flexera to fetch the Devices on Azure environment.

As per the documentation provided by flexera(mention flexera docs link), we have implemented all configurations.

We got Microsoft.compute/Read Access from the Azure Team. Also we are getting the details from the Adapter itself. But the details we are getting are insufficient. The Host, Device Name, Serial number, Threads per core details are missing which are required for license calculation. 

Can anyone please suggest the solution on this?
 

Thanks,

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kclausen
Flexera
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Re: After integrating with Azure, We are unable to get the Host and Devise name details in Cloud service provider Inventory.

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@sreeramyenuga - To see the Device Name, you must scan the instance with a Discovery Tool and import the inventory into FNMS. 

The Discovery Tool can be any of the tools that FlexNet Manager can connect to (SCCM, BigFix, ADDM, FlexNet Agent, etc.).  I understand that ADDM does not have an "Agent", but it is still capturing the Device Inventory that is needed by FlexNet Manager to achieve your desired outcome.

During the Reconciliation Import, FlexNet will attempt to match the information from the Azure Cloud Provider data with Inventory Data (from SCCM, BigFix, ADDM, FlexNet Agent, etc.).  When a match is made, then AND ONLY THEN will you see a Device Name on the Cloud Provider Inventory View.

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kclausen
Flexera
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Re: After integrating with Azure, We are unable to get the Host and Devise name details in Cloud service provider Inventory.

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@sreeramyenuga - The purpose of the Azure connector (as well as the Amazon connector) is to get a roster of your current Azure Cloud Instances and populate the Cloud Provider Inventory view, as described here.

https://docs.flexera.com/fnms/EN/WebHelp/index.html#topics/Vir-CSPInventory.html

To get the actual details that you need to perform license calculations, you must have detailed hardware and software inventory from each instance from a discovery tool such as SCCM, BigFix, or the FlexNet Agent that is run against each instance.

During the nightly Inventory Reconciliation, FlexNet Manager attempts to match Cloud Provider Inventory from the Azure Connection against actual inventory from the All Inventory view.

sreeramyenuga
Flexera beginner

Re: After integrating with Azure, We are unable to get the Host and Devise name details in Cloud service provider Inventory.

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Hi Kevin,

Is there any possibility to populate the  device name in the Cloud Service Provider and establish relationships to bring up the inventory details from any other input source apart from agent based solution. 

Thanks.

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kclausen
Flexera
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Re: After integrating with Azure, We are unable to get the Host and Devise name details in Cloud service provider Inventory.

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For FlexNet Manager to correctly calculate a license position and ensure that all software installed on an instance is captured, you need to use some type of agent-based inventory scan.  The native tools provided by Azure and Amazon do not provide the level of detail that FlexNet needs, especially on the Linux platform.  

sreeramyenuga
Flexera beginner

Re: After integrating with Azure, We are unable to get the Host and Devise name details in Cloud service provider Inventory.

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Hi Kevin,

By default can we get the Host details in the Cloud Service Provider Inventory through the out of box Azure connector with out any inventory agent.

Thanks,

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