Spider Software Services - September 2020 update

pseidel
Flexera
Flexera
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The September 2020 update of the Spider Software Services is now available.

All components are available in our Product and License Center.

Highlights of the September update

  • The vCenter interface (connector) has been expanded with additional guest information: the host name, domain, operating system, CPU information and other fields are now also transmitted for the guests. Thus, the Guest Devices can also be created as an asset into Spider if they are not captured by the hardware inventory.
  • Fix: Imports that did not include any information about the connector instance were assigned an incorrect import priority so that they were only carried out if there were no competing imports with a higher priority.
  • Fix: Due to a database error, the installation of the recognition module could, under certain circumstances, be aborted.

Recognition Catalog

The Recognition Catalog contains normalization and recognition capabilities for more than

  • 2.620.065 inventoried programs,
  • 90.406 software publisher,
  • and 6.112.217 inventoried files.

For more details please check the change notes.

Software and SKU Catalog

TheSoftware Catalog contains more than 994.701 relevant and normalized articles (SKUs) of software licenses and maintenances and more than 61.186 license relevant product versions. 
Summary of the supplemented catalog items:

  • Articles (SKUs): 4.455
  • Versions: 559

Spider Data Collector

The Spider Data Collector (SDC) provides a set of connectors to 3rd party inventory for an out-of-the-box collection of computers, software, users, virtualization, and many more.

Please check the Spider Data Collector User Manual for a full reference of all connectors.

11 Comments
ledeckyv
Level 6

Hello,
we have troubles in this version of SDC to obtain information from some vCenters. SDC is not able to create a swrd file and doesn't continue.

Please take care...

Vlad

debenchatterjee
Level 3

Hello,

 

We have same issues for bigger vCenters, for the smaller vCenters like 100vms swrd created successfully but for the bigger like more than 500VMs it's not and stuck in the process.

ledeckyv
Level 6

It is same for us, big vCenter freeze SDC, small one pass.

markus_busse
Level 6

Hi, is there a bugfix release planned?

pseidel
Flexera
Flexera

Hi @markus_busse

we are working on this. Currently we're analyzing the situation. If we can confirm that this is a bug and there is no work around, we will re-release the Spider Data Collector setup with a bugfix.

Kind regards,

Philipp Seidel

ledeckyv
Level 6

Hello,

is there any news about this issue?

Thank you

Vlad

jborchers
Moderator Moderator
Moderator

Thanks @ledeckyv , @debenchatterjee , @markus_busse  for sending us feedback about the problems with bigger vCenter instances. With the next update (October version) the additional guest queries which cause the timeout can be disabled by a new configuration key. We are analyzing the problem to find a general solution to get detailed guest data also for big vCenter instances.

katy_posenauer
Level 4

Software- und SKU-Katalog

Ich kann das Produkt Microsoft Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection Plan 1 nicht im vorgeben Artikelkatalog finden. Mein Versuch den Artikel selber  anzulegen war leider auch nicht, weil ich eine Produktversion, die auch nicht zu finden ist

dshkreli
Flexera
Flexera

Hallo Katy Posenauer,

 

Die fehlende Versionen sowie Erkennungen mit möglichkeit zu Klassifizierung werden mit November Release veröffentlicht.

markus_busse
Level 6

Hi, the October version is still comming? Or will it be skipped and the next is the November version? THanks and Regards Markus

pseidel
Flexera
Flexera

Hi @markus_busse ,

the October version has in fact been skipped. All changes of the October 2020 update are included in the November 2020 update.

Senior Manager Software Development Engineering Hamburg