What File & Installer Evidence does the FNMS agent scan for?

What File & Installer Evidence does the FNMS agent scan for?

Summary

When the FNMS agent (sometimes referred to as the ManageSoft agent) runs on a client machine, what types of File & Installer Evidence is it gathering?

Question

When the FNMS agent (sometimes referred to as the ManageSoft agent) runs on a client machine, what types of File & Installer Evidence is it gathering?

Answer

For Installer Evidence, the agent will scan (depending on the Operating System) for the following types:

  • Add/Remove Programs: Information stored in this Windows facility to allow software to be removed
  • ADDM : Applications identified from BMCs Atrium Discovery and Dependency Mapping Software
  • BEA: A custom installer developed by BEA Systems, acquired by Oracle in early 2008
  • IA: InstallAnywhere, from Flexera Software
  • ILMT : The evidence was imported from the database in ILMT, from IBM
  • IPS: An Oracle installation technology used on Solaris 11
  • ISMP: InstallShield MultiPlatform, from Flexera Software
  • LPP: The installation technology for ?licensed program products? on AIX, from IBM
  • MSI: Evidence left in the registry by the Microsoft Installer on Windows
  • Oracle EBS Module: Oracle data used to identify Oracle Applications
  • OS X App: An application bundle for Macintosh OS X
  • RPM: A widely-used installation technology available on many GNU/Linux distributions, AIX, and Novell Netware
  • SDUX : The Software Distributor for HP-UX, from Hewlett-Packard
  • Software ID Tag: evidence gathered from an ISO standard software identification tag file
  • SUNPKG: An installer on Solaris for the SVR4 package format. (Legacy SVR4 packages installed by the Solaris 11 IPS tool will also be recognized and identified with this label)


And for File Evidence, the following file extensions are scanned by default:

  • *.sys
  • *.sys2
  • *.swtag
  • *.cmptag
  • *.lax

(Note: Other extensions can be added or these extensions excluded as part of the agent settings)

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How are we able to configure the agent to scan for .jar files on Linux installs? 

 

@bmaudlin - Here is some information on how you would configure the agent to capture File Evidence in On-Line Help:
https://docs.flexera.com/fnms/EN/WebHelp/index.html#tasks/InvSet-FileInvSection.html

Here is the relevant information, showing what files would be captured.  On Linux, any file with the "Execute" bit set would be captured.

Note: Once you allow collection of file evidence, the FlexNet inventory agent reports .exe files on Microsoft Windows, and on UNIX-like platforms reports all files with no file extension and the Execute bit set on file permissions. In addition, on all platforms, the agent by default reports all .sys.sys2.swtag.swidtag.cmptag.sig.exe, and .lax files

 

@kclausen - that's a great help thank you 🙂

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