Support for inventory of Linux KVM virtualization

FlexNet Manager Suite version 2019 R2
FlexNet Manager Suite now imports inventory from Linux virtual hosts using Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) infrastructure. Hosts and their guest VMs are imported and shown in their correct relationships when:
  • Inventory has been gathered from the VMs by a locally-installed FlexNet inventory agent
  • Inventory has been gathered from the host server, either by a locally-installed FlexNet inventory agent or through zero footprint inventory collection by an inventory beacon
  • The default behavior has not been turned off in the config.ini file on the host.
The VMs are displayed with a new VM type called Linux KVM.
Tip: When, as usual, the locally-installed FlexNet inventory agent is run as root, all guest VMs on the host server are included in the inventory. If, for some reason, you choose to execute FlexNet inventory agent as some other, non-root account, only those guest VMs to which that account has access are included in inventory.
The baseline KVM virtualization does not support clustering (although this functionality is provided by some of the alternative management tools that can be overlaid on KVM). Therefore, this first increment of KVM support lists hosts and their guest VMs in the Unclustered hosts and VMs group on the Virtual Devices and Clusters page of FlexNet Manager Suite.

Support for Linux KVM requires version 14.0.0 or later of the FlexNet inventory agent. In addition, if you want to use zero footprint inventory collection (remote inventory collection by an inventory beacon), version 14.0.0 or later of FlexNet Beacon must be installed. For more information, see the Common: Collection from Virtual Environments topic in the Gathering FlexNet Inventory PDF, available through the title page of online help.