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Flexera One IT Asset Management January 2024 update includes the following new features and updates. 

Note: For detailed information on these new features and updates, see the What's New in Flexera One / January 2024.

New Features

New license metrics added for IBM licensing capabilities for container environments

Flexera's ITAM IBM licensing capability now supports Resource Unit and Managed Virtual Server license metric for IBM products and Cloud Paks running in containers. Both metrics are included in the audit reporting snapshot.

Flexera inventory agent RPM packages for Linux architectures are now signed using SHA-2 algorithm

The RPM packages for various Linux architectures supported by the FlexNet Inventory Agent are now signed using a SHA-2 algorithm.

Microsoft Intune Adapter Supports MAC OS

The Flexera Microsoft Intune Adapter has been upgraded to support the collection of information of MAC OS devices from Microsoft Intune. By utilizing the Microsoft Intune adapter, the information collected from Microsoft Intune about MAC OS devices is integrated into IT Asset Management. This will provide you with a comprehensive view of your MAC OS managed devices in your Microsoft Intune estate, and will be used to calculate license consumption.

The FlexNet Inventory Agent and FlexNet Beacon now support collected files encrption

The FlexNet Inventory Agent and FlexNet Beacon now have the capability to encrypt the data contained within the inventory (NDI), discovery (DISCO), usage (MMI), client access (SWACC), activity (ACTIVITY) and beacon status (BSTAT) files they generate. This capability encrypts the inventory data on the machine hosting the beacon and helps prevent inventory files from being viewed or modified by malicious actors.

Changes from Previous Releases

Changes to Supported Compatibility with Other Products

The following operating system versions have been added to the list of supported operating systems on FlexNet inventory agent:

  • Fedora Linux 39 (x86 64-bit only)

The following product versions have been added to the compatibility list of IT Asset Management with other products:

  • Citrix Virtual Apps server (previously XenApp server) 7.2308
  • Citrix Virtual Desktops (previously Citrix XenDesktop) 7.2308
  • EdgeSight for Citrix Virtual Apps (previously XenApp EdgeSight) 7.2308
  • HCL BigFix Inventory 10.0.13
  • HCL BigFix Platform (previously Tivoli Endpoint Manager and IBM BigFix) on Microsoft SQL Server 10.0.9
  • BMC Discovery (previously ADDM) 23.3
  • VMware vSphere/vCenter/ESXi 8 U1b
  • Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager (previously Microsoft SCCM or SMS) 2309

We love to hear about your experiences, so let us know how things go with these updates by posting a comment here or in the Flexera One forum Of course, the friendly Flexera Support team is also always standing by to take your call.

Thanks for being a partner of Flexera on this journey.