Network Requirements

Category Requirement  

DNS hostname cloud production

DNS hostname cloud User Acceptance Testing (UAT)

Required IP ranges for cloud customers who are not using DNS hostname

US domain:

Production —

Disaster recovery —

EU domain:

Production —

Disaster recovery —
It is recommended to use DNS hostnames for network configuration of firewalls between inventory beacons and FlexNet Manager Suite in the cloud. IP addresses can change without or with limited notice.

Internet Protocol version

IPv4, IPv6 and dual-stack

Remote execution (such as remote discovery and inventory collection) requires IPv4.

Communication between FlexNet Manager Suite in the cloud and the top-level inventory beacon server(s) requires IPv4.

Microsoft CAL device license calculations require IPv4 for CAL evidence collection and computer inventory.


Minimally, 80 (for HTTP) or 443 (for HTTPS) to access the central application server(s).

Note: Other optional inventory sources may require additional ports. For further details, refer to the topic Ports and URLs for inventory beacons in the online help.

Transport Layer Security (TLS)

1.1, 1.2

Required for communication between the inventory beacon and the application server.