How to override Oracle LMS data within FlexNet Manager Suite
FlexNet Manager Suite contains data about Oracle installations. Some of this data can be extracted and provided to people from Oracle License Management Services (Oracle LMS), who can analyse that data for you to assist with the status of your Oracle license consumption.
This article provides guidance on how to override the following Oracle LMS information:
- Database edition
- License metrics (when multiple Oracle license metrics are in use within the enterprise)
- Oracle installation environment usage (when other than production)
Note: This refers to the database server edition used for licensing the server (not to be confused with the installed edition); for example, a DB SE installation covered by DB SE1 license.
Exported Oracle LMS ORCL_OVERVIEW data from FlexNet Manager Suite includes the installed Oracle edition. Where an installed Oracle Database edition is different from the licensed Oracle edition used within the FlexNet Manager Suite, Flexera recommends updating the Oracle Database edition value within LMS ORCL_OVERVIEW. You should manually update the value of the Oracle Database edition that is installed on the server with the edition recorded in the license.
You can update the licensed Oracle database edition by following these steps:
- Extract the exported Oracle LMS data from FlexNet Manager Suite. (Refer to the Oracle Instances topic in the online help for FlexNet Manager Suite for instructions.)
- Find the record for the particular Oracle Database server, and in the ORCL_OVERVIEW.csv file, update the DATABASE EDITION with the appropriate licensed edition; for example:
- Oracle Database Standard Edition One (SE1)
- Oracle Database Standard Edition (SE)
- Oracle Database Enterprise Edition (EE)
The license metric value within an exported LMS ORCL_OVERVIEW file comes from the license type used within FlexNet Manager Suite to license an Oracle Database installation.
Where multiple license metrics (for example, Oracle Named User Plus and Oracle Processor) are used to license Oracle Database installations within FlexNet Manager Suite, Flexera recommends using allocations or restrictions with such Oracle installation servers.
You can apply allocations to Oracle Database licenses by following these steps:
- Open the license properties.
- On the Consumption tab, search for, and select, the required installation of Oracle Database.
- Use the Allocate button to choose the kind of allocation to make for the selected installation.
Similarly, restrictions may be applied in the Restrictions tab of the license properties; or you may prefer to use the Group assignment tab to manage license priorities.
By default, all inventory devices are listed for production use. Where Oracle is installed in an environment other than production (for example, “Test”), Flexera recommends updating the inventory device role, which automatically adjusts the license consumption within FlexNet Manager Suite, as well as updating the files exported for delivery to Oracle License Management Services.
You can adjust the inventory device role by following these steps:
- Go to Discovery & Inventory > Oracle Instances.
- Select the Oracle server to open the inventory device properties.
- On the General tab, select the appropriate device role value (for example, Test) to update the default Production device role.
- Save the updated properties.
- Reconcile. (Either wait for an overnight reconcile, or if you have Administrator access, reconcile immediately. Note: Restrict the reconcile to Oracle only by deselecting Reconcile all publishers.)
- Perform an Oracle LMS data export. (Refer to the Oracle Instances topic in the online help for FlexNet Manager Suite for instructions.)
ORCL_OVERVIEW will now reflect the updated environment usage for that Oracle server.