Software on Remote storage
We have a handful of middleware products for linux servers that are hosted on NFS mounts.
A devops team mounts a shared drive with a handful of binaries available. The local server has application start up scripts and local configurations that leverage the remote binaries.
FNMS by default will not scan NFS mounts. I think this is great as this could lead to huge issues with storage performance.
How have other companies tackled the issue of software on NFS mounts?
One thought I had is to leverage our dependency discovery tool as a data source for specific products. This would require a custom Inventory Adapter but has potential.
Re: Software on Remote storage
In addition to 'IncludeNetworkDrives', the Flexera Agent has a command line option 'IncludeFileSystemType' that allows scanning of NFS mounts on Unix/Linux. You can combine these command line options like in:
-o IncludeNetworkDrives -o IncludeFileSystemType=nfs,ufs(...)
For avoiding the potential problems with performance and the amount of file evidence collected by Flexera agents running on Linux that you mentioned, you may want to: