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Planning Your FlexNet Manager Suite 2017 R2 Upgrade

Planning Your FlexNet Manager Suite 2017 R2 Upgrade

Summary

This article helps you starting planning for your upgrade to FlexNet Manager Suite 2017 R2 is available you need to start planning.

Synopsis

Now that FlexNet Manager Suite 2017 R2 is available you need to start planning, if you haven?t already, upgrades to the following:
  • Beacon
  • Devices with the Inventory Agent installed ? ask if you would like these to auto-update
  • Devices with the Inventory Scanner installed

Discussion

Even if you have already completed the Beacon, Inventory Agent and Inventory Scanner updates you?ll want to review the release notes to see the new features available and changes from previous releases in FNMS 2017 R2. This is available in the Knowledge Base area of the Customer Community:
Information about FlexNet Manager Suite 2017 R2

New Features
  • New Microsoft Server/Management Core license type
  • New Analytics for cloud customers
  • Support for IPv6 networks
  • New registry settings for configuring discovery from inventory beacons

Changes from Previous Releases
  • Improved robustness and performance for compliance calculations
  • Product use rights renaming
  • Improved visibility for cloud properties
  • Renaming of ?In breach? to ?At risk?
  • Improved inventory record deletion
  • Support for
    • ServiceNow release Jakarta
    • XenApp and XenDesktop 7.13 and 7.14
    • VMware vSphere 6.5
  • Deprecated registry setting for inventory beacons
  • Additional application lifecycle dates

You should also take this opportunity to review the current adapters and update if necessary. This is also in the Knowledge Base area:
Adapters released with FlexNet Manager Suite
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