abpaladin288
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FlexNet Beacon - Schedule and Execute Now buttons missing

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Hi,

Good day.

Upon launching the FlexNet Beacon, under the Data Collection > Inventory systems, the Schedule and Execute Now Buttons are missing?

Appreciate any feedback or insights on what could have caused this.

Many thanks.

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MurrayPeters
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The most likely explanation is that you have a beacon installed directly on the FNMS application server.    A beacon detects if it is running on the app server and will show different configuration options  in the beacon UI because some overlap exists in this scenario with the processing servers own schedules & tasks.   

The Scheduling button and Execute now buttons are hidden as the app server has MS Scheduled Tasks to trigger inventory collection.  Similarly, the SAP configuration options are hidden as SAP systems are edited directly in the FNMS UI and there are scheduled tasks to trigger the import.

-Murray

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MurrayPeters
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The most likely explanation is that you have a beacon installed directly on the FNMS application server.    A beacon detects if it is running on the app server and will show different configuration options  in the beacon UI because some overlap exists in this scenario with the processing servers own schedules & tasks.   

The Scheduling button and Execute now buttons are hidden as the app server has MS Scheduled Tasks to trigger inventory collection.  Similarly, the SAP configuration options are hidden as SAP systems are edited directly in the FNMS UI and there are scheduled tasks to trigger the import.

-Murray

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abpaladin288
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Yes, that seems to be it, the beacon is installed in the FNMS server.

I might try to have the beacon installed on a different server.

Really appreciate your help.

Many thanks.

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Scheduling on the application (processing) server is typically controlled through tasks configured in Microsoft Task Scheduler - not in the beacon UI. The default configuration is for a full import and reconcile process to run at 2am (local server time) each day.

It is possible to manually configure scheduled tasks to change the details of what is done when. Here are a few sample command lines (these samples are untested, so apologies for typos!):

Queue a job to perform a complete import & reconcile:

"C:\Program Files\Flexera Software\FlexNet Manager Platform\DotNet\bin\ShadowHostWin.exe" BatchProcessTask.exe run InventoryImport

Queue a job to read data from the named inventory source:

"C:\Program Files\Flexera Software\FlexNet Manager Platform\DotNet\bin\ShadowHostWin.exe" BatchProcessTask.exe run InventoryImportReaders -- -s MySCCMSource

Queue a job to run inventory "writers" phase:

"C:\Program Files\Flexera Software\FlexNet Manager Platform\DotNet\bin\ShadowHostWin.exe" BatchProcessTask.exe run InventoryImportWriters

Queue a job to update database statistics:

"C:\Program Files\Flexera Software\FlexNet Manager Platform\DotNet\bin\ShadowHostWin.exe" BatchProcessTask.exe run InventoryImport -- -e UpdateStatistics

See the Server Scheduling chapter in the System Reference Guide (for your version of FlexNet On-premises) for more details and examples.

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