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Data Quality - Core Count

Hi all experienced Flexerers,

Did any of you have some issues with reporting Computers and VM Hosts Core Counts?

In fact, we have FlexNet Manager installed on our Servers  which report - among other inventories - Processors and Cores Counts as well as the Processor's models.  When performing some Quality checks, we figured out that many of the Core counts were wrong, which was adjusted based on CPU datasheets. Is there a means to correct this from the source, i.e. to make the agents reporting them right?

Thanks

Wael

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Re: Data Quality - Core Count

Hi Wael,

Can you add some details on how you are collecting the data? Are you suing FlexNet agents or another discovery tool?

Also, the core counts as well as the hosting infrastructure are normally derived by connecting to the vCenter from a Beacon remotely.

Thank you,
Thorsten

Principal Solution Engineer
(Anything expressed here is my own view and not necessarily that of my employer, Flexera)
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Re: Data Quality - Core Count

It is common for [unpatched] Windows Server 2003 computers to report incorrect processor details, as described in the following Microsoft KB article: The number of physical hyperthreading-enabled processors or the number of physical multicore process....

I can't think of other operating systems that have particular problems reporting correct processor or core counts. What operating system(s) are running on the servers you are have problems with? Knowing the operating systems may allow somebody to identify what system calls or information FlexNet is using to gather the counts.

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Re: Data Quality - Core Count

Hi Wael,

We have implemented a data quality import for Intel CPUs, comparing FNMS data to Intel Ark CPU data. Unfortunately the Intel API, providing the data, was discontinued (http://odata.intel.com). I cannot find any details regarding the successor.

Theoretically such approch could be used to update existing data in FNMS. Also couldn't Data Platform be used to get proper core data based on CPU names?

Best regards,

Markward

 

Softline Group is Europe's leading independent expert in Software Asset Management.
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Re: Data Quality - Core Count

Hi Thorsten,

 

Thanks for your reply.

 

In fact, we are using FlexNet Manager's agents. The problem is rather about Hyper-V servers.

 

Best regards,
Wael

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