Azure inventory connector will not support Microsoft PowerShell AzureRM module from 2021 R2 release of FlexNet Manager Suite or ITAM.

AamerSharif
Flexera
Flexera
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FlexNet Manager Suite 2021 R1 release / ITAM in Flexera One Microsoft Azure Connector has been extended by adding support for Microsoft Az module to identify Azure instances running under Azure Hybrid Benefit for Microsoft Windows Server and SQL Server instance running in Azure public cloud.

The older Microsoft AzureRM module does not provide information to identify Azure instances running under Azure Hybrid Benefit. Microsoft AzureRM module will shortly stop receiving bug fixes, and future enhancements will be added to the Microsoft Az module, and not the AzureRM module.
 
The original Microsoft AzureRM will no longer be supported from FlexNet Manager Suite 2021 R2 (nor in the parallel release of ITAM in Flexera One). Instead, support for the more recent Microsoft Az module is continuing, and this newer module allows you to use the Azure Hybrid Benefit to minimize the costs of related licensing. 
 
2 Comments
Big_Kev
Active participant

Hi @AamerSharif 

Can we use old beacon (2020 R2) to install Microsoft Az module or has to be 2021 R1 + beacon version ?

Cheers

Kevin

AamerSharif
Flexera
Flexera

Hi @Big_Kev 

You just need to remove the AzureRM module and deploy the Microsoft Az module / Microsoft Azure Resource Graph module.

The exiting Azure inventory connection on the 2020 R2 beacon will keep on working.

Thanks,

Aamer