peterikeda
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FNMS support for Tanium Asset

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Hi all,

Can anyone let me know if Flexera will be supporting Tanium Asset for both hardware and software inventory, and if so what's the timeline for that? We're looking to replace SCCM entirely with Tanium for all desktop inventory.

Thanks,

Peter

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mfranz
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Hi Peter,

FNMS 2019 R2 Update 01 brings a Tanium connector to FNMS. The pdf documentation states the following

The Tanium Connector, provided by Flexera, allows you to export inventory data from Tanium into FlexNet Manager Suite. Tanium Asset collects a complete inventory of your hardware and software assets for both online and offline devices, including servers, laptops, and desktops.
FlexNet Manager Suite uses the software and hardware inventory data collected from Tanium Asset to calculate license consumption. As always, the inventory records must be recognized by the Application Recognition Library, and you must have the resulting application records linked to the appropriate license, for compliance calculations to proceed.

Best regards,

Markward 

Softline Group is Europe's leading independent expert in Software Asset Management.

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mfranz
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Hi Peter,

FNMS 2019 R2 Update 01 brings a Tanium connector to FNMS. The pdf documentation states the following

The Tanium Connector, provided by Flexera, allows you to export inventory data from Tanium into FlexNet Manager Suite. Tanium Asset collects a complete inventory of your hardware and software assets for both online and offline devices, including servers, laptops, and desktops.
FlexNet Manager Suite uses the software and hardware inventory data collected from Tanium Asset to calculate license consumption. As always, the inventory records must be recognized by the Application Recognition Library, and you must have the resulting application records linked to the appropriate license, for compliance calculations to proceed.

Best regards,

Markward 

Softline Group is Europe's leading independent expert in Software Asset Management.

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peterikeda
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Is there an ETA for when this is going to be available for cloud customers?

This is already available to Cloud customers in the EU region.
This would be available in the NA region around mid April. The date is yet to be finalized. I can provide an update here once it is available.

JensWalton
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Hello @mfranz 

Do you know if the application usage data collected by Tanium Asset can be passed through to FNMS?

 

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Sorry, none of my customers have Tanium Asset, so didn't have the chance to mess around with it yet.

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ChrisG
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FlexNet Manager Suite does not currently import application usage metering data from Tanium.

You can find out more about what data is imported from Tanium on the following page: Tanium Connector > Appendix: Technical Data

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JensWalton
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Thanks @ChrisG for the confirmation Chris.  Is this something that is being considered for future releases of FNMS?  An improvement to the Tanium adapter to being in usage information? 

Even the SCCM adapter is able to bring in basic usage flag (yes/No)

ChrisG
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When the Flexera team enquired with Tanium about getting access to usage data, the advice was that this data was not currently available from Tanium Asset through an API. It would be interesting to hear any insights into whether that has changed (or is planned to change) though, as it would be useful data to be able to gather.

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