I'm excited to announce that Flexnet Manager Suite 2021 R1 for our On-Premise customers is just around the corner, in this article I'll be summarising the key updates included in this release.
The 2021 R1 release is already available in FNMS Cloud and will be available to On-Premises customers on August 2nd 2021.
This latest release includes a number of major features as well as several key changes:
Continuing with our investment around containers, we are pleased to introduce support for Kubernetes inventory, this is installed on each of your Kubernetes clusters and will provide discovery and inventory data of the nodes.
This involves connecting to the Kubernetes APIs which means that most technologies that use these should work however the ones we've tested as working are:
For more details you can either view the features by release page on this topic - Flexera Kubernetes inventory agent and discovery & transparency
As one of the leading alternatives to ILMT, our commitment to keeping current with key IBM changes remains strong and so we are pleased to introduce sub-capacity licensing support for containers by integrating with the IBM License Service.
For more details you can either view the features by release page on this topic - IBM Licensing (sub-capacity reporting) in Kubernetes cluster .
Running services in public cloud such as AWS and Azure is becoming more popular and there are multiple ways to pay for these services, either by including the licensing as part of your subscription or by using your existing licenses to cover your instances. The latter of these is known as Bring Your Own License (BYOL) and with this release we have added a number of capabilities to help you manage your licenses for public cloud services.
For more details you can view the features by release pages for these items.
Identifying installations of Oracle Middleware is something FNMS has done for a long time however after working closely with the GLAS team we have significantly improved this capability and became the first vendor to be officially verified by the GLAS team for Oracle Middleware inventory.
In this release you can find the following new capabilities:
For more details you can view the features by release page - Oracle Middleware release blog
Keeping track of your Oracle licensing can be challenging, especially when the rules differ across various scenarios such as when Oracle databases are running on VMWare virtual machines; as such we are adding some transparency reports to give you visibility of your instances running on VMWare which also give you insights into the potential costs and provide some notes and recommendations to help you manage these.
For more details you can either view the features by release page on this topic - Oracle Optimization Reports release page
Key updates on our major integrations:
These agent updates and more are covered on the Agent Change Log
For more information, the following pages will provide more details:
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