BEA evidence is application evidence from BEA Systems, the former developer of WebLogic, acquired by Oracle in 2008. You can identify BEA evidence in Flexera One IT Asset Management or FlexNet Manager Suite by looking at the Installer Evidence type column. BEA evidence will be listed as “BEA” here.
How does the FlexNet inventory agent recognize BEA software?
1. To locate BEA software, the FlexNet inventory agent scans user home directories for files with the path name /bea/beahomelist.
These files contain a list of middleware home locations which can contain a registry.xml file. The registry.xml file includes references to software installs and details about applications like the version, service pack, patch, installation location, and installation status.
2. During data gathering, the FlexNet inventory agent locates a list of registry.xml files. When the FlexNet inventory agent finds a registry.xml file, it’s scanned for BEA software installation information.
The application becomes part of the FlexNet inventory agent’s .ndi inventory file if install information is found.
Once a product is flagged as uninstalled, it’s no longer added to the inventory file.
What if the recognition is incorrect?
If the FlexNet inventory agent returns false evidence, like evidence of applications that have been uninstalled, you can search for registry.xml files on the target machine. If the registry.xml files contain references to the application install, they will cause recognition of the application.