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Official Release: Snow Inventory Oracle Middleware Scanner 1.0.0

Blog Post created by Myrja.Schumacher Employee on Nov 22, 2018

Released on 22nd November 2018

Release information

Product:                 Snow Inventory Oracle Middleware Scanner
New version:         1.0.0
Release date:        November 22, 2018
Distribution:          SUS
Current status:      Released

Product Overview

To optimize spend on Oracle middleware, an understanding of the software installed on an estate is crucial. However, achieving such insight for Oracle middleware can be challenging and time-consuming. Similar to databases, middleware licensing is further complicated by virtualization technologies. In our commitment to optimizing enterprise software spend and mitigating risk, this first middleware offering from Snow provides inventory data for Oracle WebLogic Server. The Snow Inventory Oracle Middleware Scanner is a dedicated component of Snow Inventory that collects information related to Oracle WebLogic Server installations.
This version of Snow Inventory Oracle Middleware Scanner supports Oracle WebLogic Server version 12 and higher.

Product Dependencies

The Snow Inventory Oracle Middleware Scanner is a standalone component that must be triggered either by crontab job in Linux/Unix environments or by a PowerShell script in Windows. The Snow Inventory Oracle Middleware Scanner requires Inventory agents 6 and higher and is compatible with Snow Inventory Server 6.0.2 environments and higher. Snow License Manager 9 or higher is required to process, normalize, and perform software recognition for Oracle WebLogic Server.

Known Limitations

  • This version of Snow Inventory Oracle Middleware Scanner supports Oracle WebLogic Server version 12 and higher.
  • In this first version, Snow Inventory Oracle Middleware Scanner uses file scanning to find installations and identify Oracle WebLogic Server editions. It does not support process scanning.
  • Correct recognition requires that Oracle WebLogic Server be installed according to the standard installation process.
  • Recognition is limited to Standard and Enterprise Editions.

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