JonStrong
Flexera beginner

Automating agent download for third-party install

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We are using SCCM and Ansible tower for software installation and maintenance.  Our admins would like to know if there is a way or an an API to check for new inventory agent versions in Flexera without having to navigate and download via browser. 

Thanks!

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kclausen
Flexera
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Re: Automating agent download for third-party install

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@JonStrong - The answer to this question is no.  By design, when there is a new version of FlexNet Manager the customer can read the Release Notes to see what changes are in the agent and decide whether or not to stay on the current version of the agent, or to download and use the newest version of the agent.

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dennis_reinhardt
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Re: Automating agent download for third-party install

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Hi @JonStrong ,

as @kclausen  said, there is only a new agent version with every release change. As an alternative you could check the following sources to see if a new version is available there. Personally, I think it is a bit "over the top", because normally in the context of an FNMS update you should establish a process which should look at the agent update process on the different sources.

On each Beacon you can find the latest packages in this folder: "C:\ProgramDate\Flexera Software\Staging\Common\Packages\Flexera\Adoption"

or check the database table "SELECT * FROM AvailablePackage" for the latest version.

Best, Dennis

 

 

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kclausen
Flexera
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Re: Automating agent download for third-party install

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@JonStrong - The answer to this question is no.  By design, when there is a new version of FlexNet Manager the customer can read the Release Notes to see what changes are in the agent and decide whether or not to stay on the current version of the agent, or to download and use the newest version of the agent.

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dennis_reinhardt
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Re: Automating agent download for third-party install

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Hi @JonStrong ,

as @kclausen  said, there is only a new agent version with every release change. As an alternative you could check the following sources to see if a new version is available there. Personally, I think it is a bit "over the top", because normally in the context of an FNMS update you should establish a process which should look at the agent update process on the different sources.

On each Beacon you can find the latest packages in this folder: "C:\ProgramDate\Flexera Software\Staging\Common\Packages\Flexera\Adoption"

or check the database table "SELECT * FROM AvailablePackage" for the latest version.

Best, Dennis

 

 

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besmirzanaj
Flexera beginner

Re: Automating agent download for third-party install

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So do you provide a puppet module or an ansible playbook for the agent installation? I assume there are customers that need this automatically deployed and these modules would be very helpful.
Thanks
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JohnSorensenDK
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Re: Automating agent download for third-party install

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@besmirzanaj 

There's an idea raised requesting this, Does Flexera has Puppet, Chef or Ansible on their roadmap for integration with FNMS? please vote on it if it's important for your organization to get prioritized.

Thanks,