Release notes

The release notes outline the features, updates and patches that are included in each version of BigFix Inventory, including the latest application updates. The latest update is cumulative and includes changes from previous releases.

Installing the update

To upgrade the BigFix Inventory server to the latest version, see Upgrading to BigFix Inventory v10.

10.0.8.1 Application update 10.0.8.1

Table 1. Published site version
Name of component Version Updated in the release
BigFix Inventory Content Site 152 Yes
BigFix Inventory Software Catalog (main version) 10.0.8.1 Yes
BigFix Inventory Software Catalog (version on endpoint) 2638712 Yes
BigFix Inventory Server 10.0.8.0 No
BigFix Inventory Server: ILMT Core library 9.2.26.0 No
BigFix Inventory Server: ILMT Catalog 9.2.26.0 No
BigFix Inventory Scanner 9.2.25.1000 on Windows

9.2.25.0000 on other platforms

No
BigFix Inventory Disconnected Scanner

10.0.8.0

9.2.26.0 on IBM I

No
BigFix Inventory VM Manager Tool 10.0.8.0 No
SAP Metric Data Collector 10.0.8.0 No
BigFix Inventory Image Scanner Script 10.0.8.0 No
BigFix Inventory Scanner Service 10.0.8.0 No
BigFix Inventory Cloud Adapter 10.0.8.0 No
Included Software Catalog
This release includes Software Catalog version 10.0.8.1 with capability to discover more than 100 new software versions, such as Adobe, Canonical, Dell Computer Corporation, Microsoft, Red Hat, SAP, SAS, Tripwire Inc., Veritas, and VMware.
Table 2. New template signatures included in this release: Template signature is a method of discovery where the version of a component is detected automatically and specific version is randomly added to the catalog. The template signatures cover all component versions. They are used when the software is frequently updated and deployment method is unchanged.
Publisher Name Component Name Platform
Dell Computer Corporation Quest Web Parts for SharePoint Windows
HelpSystems LLC TeamQuest Manager Windows
ImageMagick Studio ImageMagick Windows
Microsoft Microsoft Visual Studio Test Professional Windows
Oracle Oracle Insurance Compliance Tracker Windows
Red Hat Red Hat Satellite Capsule Server Linux
Red Hat Red Hat Satellite Server Linux
SAP SAP Crystal Reports for Enterprise Windows
SAS SAS IML Studio Windows
SAS SAS Personal Login Manager Windows
Tripwire, Inc. Tripwire Enterprise Agent Windows, Linux
VMware Salt Master Unix
VMware Salt Minion Unix
VMware Salt SSH Unix
VMware VMware Tools Windows, Linux

For more information, refer to Catalog release notes and Catalog change list.

Modified content
The version number of the fixlet is: 10.0.8.1.

The following fixlets were updated and should be run to install the latest versions of the specific components:

  • Update Software Catalog

The following fixlets were updated:

  • Run Software Data Harvesting Tool
  • Update VM Manager Tool
Enhancements and important changes
The following enhancements and changes are introduced in this update:
Abstract Description Available since
Clean-up of SAP Crystal Reports for Enterprise. Discovery is improved by replacing existing signatures for new template signature for SAP Crystal Reports for Enterprise. 10.0.8.1
New discovery for Veritas NetBackup Client, Master Server, Media Server. Added discovery for versions 9.0 and 9.1.

The name of component Veritas NetBackup Server has been updated to Veritas NetBackup Master Server for versions above 5.0.

10.0.8.1
New Discovery for Microsoft Visual Studio 2022. Discovery based on file and package for 5 different editions:
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2022 Community Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2022 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2022 Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2022 Professional LTSC Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2022 Enterprise LTSC Edition
10.0.8.1
Signature for TeamQuest Manager. Deleted existing signature and created a new template signature to identify all versions. 10.0.8.1
Modify signatures for Quest Web Parts for SharePoint. Discovery is improved by replacing existing signatures to new template signature for SAP Crystal Reports for Enterprise. 10.0.8.1
Modify signatures for Remotely Anywhere and Remotely Anywhere for IBM. Removed detection for version 12.4 and by template signature. Added new signature that reports the version 12 and all its releases under 'Detailed Version'. 10.0.8.1
Modify signatures for Tripwire Enterprise Agent.

All existing discoveries of TRIPWIRE ENETRPRISE AGENT have been replaced with template signatures, one each for Windows and Unix platforms.

Publisher name changed from “Tripwire Inc.” to “Tripwire, Inc.”

10.0.8.1
Definition source changed to HCL for Microsoft Office, SQL Server, MS Operating systems. Definition source was corrected on product, version, release, component and signature view to HCL or IBM Internal Development for the following Microsoft products:
  • Windows
  • Windows Server
  • Storage Server
  • SQL Server
  • Office
10.0.8.1
Improved discovery for Adobe Acrobat Pro and Standard. New discovery for Adobe Acrobat Reader. Improved discovery for Pro and Standard to distinguish 2 categories:
  • Classic (versions: 2015, 2017, 2020)
  • Continuous (versions: 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022)

Added discovery for Reader for both categories.

10.0.8.1
Improved discovery for MongoDB Community Server and MongoDB Enterprise Server. Improved discovery for MongoDB Community Server and MongoDB Enterprise Server. 10.0.8.1
Software Data Harvesting Tool: Improved collection of installation location Software Data Harvesting Tool uses MSI data from package information to determine installation path 10.0.8.1
Software Data Harvesting Tool: Improved collection of shortcuts The range of shortcuts collection was increased in Software Data Harvesting Tool. 10.0.8.1
Software Data Harvesting Tool: Improved collection of 64 bits application Collection of uninstall packages belonging to 64 bits applications was improved. 10.0.8.1
Software Data Harvesting Tool: Does not store username mapping file on the endpoint. The storing of the username mapping file is configurable now. Default behavior being not creating the file. 10.0.8.1
Defect fixes
For the list of known defects please refer to HCL Knowledge Base.

The following table lists BigFix Inventory Catalog APARs and other defects that are fixed in this update.

ID Symptoms Behavior after you install the update Available since
BI-8989 Ubuntu Server discovery does not work properly. Issue is fixed. Improved discovery by adding detailed version of the software. 10.0.8.1
KB0097361 Lost discovery for Oracle SOA in some cases. Issue is fixed. Discovery supports bigger file sizes. 10.0.8.1
KB0097668 Discovery for ImageMagick was based on executable. Vendor stopped updating the version of the file which was causing false detection. Discovery is improved. Added template signature for this product. 10.0.8.1
KB0097979 Discovery of Salt products (Salt and Salt minion) reported wrong version information due to an incorrect package rule. Current discovery has been removed and replaced by a template for Salt Minion, Master and SSH. The names were not distinguishable previously. Updated publisher to 'VMware'. 10.0.8.1
KB0098000 Discovery for Tripwire Enterprise was based on executable which exists in different product (Tripwire Enterprise Agent) Deleted Tripwire Enterprise signatures after investigation. No product, name as Tripwire Enterprise existed. 10.0.8.1
KB0098232 Oracle Insurance Compliance Tracker detection caused false-positive discovery. Faulty detection for Oracle Insurance Compliance Tracker has been changed to a new template signature. 10.0.8.1
BI-10860 Wrong product name for Windows, Windows Server 2008, 2012, 2016 Windows, Windows Server 2008, 2012, 2016 had component name previously changed, "Microsoft" was removed from component name, but product name still contained “Microsoft”. Product names were corrected. 10.0.8.1
KB0097998 False-positive discovery of Microsoft Visual Studio Test Professional Faulty detection for Microsoft Visual Studio Test Professional was changed to a new template signature.
Note: Discovery may disappear until the next scan and data import.
10.0.8.1
KB0098554 Fixlet "Update VM Manager Tool to version 10.0.8" fails due to hash mismatch. The incorrect hash is fixed and the fixlet works correctly. 10.0.8.1

10.0.8 Application update 10.0.8

Table 3. Published site version
Name of component Version Updated in the release
BigFix Inventory Content Site 151 Yes
BigFix Inventory Software Catalog (main version) 10.0.8.0 Yes
BigFix Inventory Software Catalog (version on endpoint) 2638693 Yes
BigFix Inventory Server 10.0.8.0 Yes
BigFix Inventory Server: ILMT Core library 9.2.26.0 Yes
BigFix Inventory Server: ILMT Catalog 9.2.26.0 Yes
BigFix Inventory Scanner

9.2.25.1000 on Windows

9.2.25.0000 on other platforms

No

No

BigFix Inventory Disconnected Scanner

(incl. package for Containers)

10.0.8.0

9.2.26.0 on IBM I

Yes

Yes

BigFix Inventory VM Manager Tool 10.0.8.0 Yes
SAP Metric Data Collector 10.0.8.0 Yes
BigFix Inventory Image Scanner Script 10.0.8.0 Yes
BigFix Inventory Scanner Service 10.0.8.0 Yes
BigFix Inventory Cloud Adapter 10.0.8.0 Yes
Changes to supported platforms
The end-of-support for the following platforms announced in BigFix Inventory is related to IBM Subcapacity reporting capability:
  • Windows 7 announced in BigFix Inventory v10.0.4.0
  • Windows 2008 announced in BigFix Inventory v10.0.5.0

BigFix Platform still supports the above operating systems through 9.5 agents and BigFix Inventory continues support for those operating systems for Software Inventory and Hardware Inventory.

Vendor-specific licensing metrics might include restrictions on operating system eligibility. For IBM Subcapacity eligible systems, refer to Sub-capacity (Virtualization capacity) licensing (IBM site).

Effective, April 30, 2022, HCL will end services for BigFix Platform version 9.2.x. For more details, refer to https://forum.bigfix.com/t/bigfix-platform-9-2-will-be-end-of-support-on-april-30th-2022/37948

Support for HP-UX
Despite the end-of-support of BigFix Platform 9.2 on April, 30th 2022, the support for HP-UX managed will be extended using BigFix Platform 9.2 Agent reporting to BigFix Platform 9.5 or 10.0 connected to BigFix Inventory 10.x.

BigFix Platform 9.2 HP-UX Agent patches will be provided only to address PSIRT records or high severity customer reported defects.

For more information, refer to the announcement on the BigFix Forum: BigFix v9.2 agent: support extension for HP-UX operating system - Release Announcements / Platform (Release Announcements) - BigFix Forum.

Support for IBM Subcapacity Licensing purposes of all versions of HP-UX is planned to be removed at the end of 2022 as announced by IBM. For IBM Subcapacity License terms inquiries reach out to IBM at subcap@us.ibm.com.

Support for Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 Web Browser
Starting from BigFix Inventory v10.0.8.0 it is recommended to use Web Browsers, such as Edge, Firefox, and Chrome instead of Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 (IE11).
There are known issues related to IE11 and support for this browser will be discontinued in the future:
  • ES5 Syntax issues due to ES6 syntax usage
  • [Improved Contracts Management] Edit Contract window is not displayed on IE11
  • BigFix Inventory UI not responsive on IE11 after number of actions

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/lifecycle/faq/internet-explorer-microsoft-edge#what-is-the-lifecycle-policy-for-internet-explorer-

[KB0093678] BigFix Inventory and BigFix Compliance using the same session cookie
https://support.hcltechsw.com/csm?id=kb_article&sysparm_article=KB0093678

Collocation of the BigFix Inventory and BigFix Compliance on the same VM is not supported.

If deployed on the same VM, when using a single, standard Web Browser instance only one of the applications can be used. Once logged into one application, if there is an open session with the other application, it would be lost.

Workaround

Use the Private Mode in browser to access.

Deprecated Features prepared for removal in the next release

To continuously improve BigFix Inventory application and optimize import process to eliminate unnecessary actions and deprecated features are planned to be completely removed in the next application update version 10.0.9.0.

BigFix Inventory v10.0.8.0 is the last release with the option to activate and use the following features.
Deprecated function Replacement Comments

Contracts (Deprecated) report

Contracts Usage Data (Deprecated) report

All Contracts Complete replacement
Inventory Exploration (Deprecated) report Software Summary Complete replacement
Software Installations (Deprecated) report Software Installations based on Software Classification Complete replacement
Unrecognized Files report N/A Feature discontinued as not used in business scenarios.
Changes to Software Discovery in Containers

BigFix Inventory Image Scanner can now scan optimized docker images which do not satisfy requirements of BigFix Inventory Disconnected Scanner if the host where Image Scanner is run meets specific requirements.

Since BigFix Inventory v10.0.7.0 dedicated plugin framework is available to talk to Kubernetes APIs of on-premise and public cloud containers to determine software usage of container instances.

Collection of container details is with the use of two Cloud Adapter configurations:

  • Kubernetes-based solutions that are compatible with standard Kubernetes API v1.18 or newer (see note below for details).
  • Generic Kubernetes API available in case own access method is preferred.

Note: Examples of compatible solutions verified in test lab environment are Vanilla (unmodified) Kubernetes v1.18, v1.21 and v1.23, Google Cloud v1.20, RedHat OpenShift Container Platform v4.9.

For management of IBM software in Containers refer to IBM strategy and solution FAQ. BigFix Inventory is certified for IBM Virtualization Capacity License reporting on physical machines, virtual machines on premise and in the cloud. For IBM Certified Containers the only approved licensing counting is through IBM License Service. Feedback or questions regarding this capability and strategy should be provided directly to IBM.

Currently the BigFix Inventory Software Discovery in Containers is limited to software discovery only without license management capability but provides visibility to a large set of vendor software in Kubernetes compatible environments including RedHat OpenShift.

As BigFix Inventory feature matures over time, driven by customer feedback, support for a wide variety of license management within containers will be added, beyond IBM/RedHat container license management including Microsoft, Adobe, SAP, HP, BMC, CA, Citrix, Corel, Symantec, TIBCO, VMware and many others.

HCL looks forward to continuing partnership with IBM/RedHat to address their container license management as a leading software vendor.

Optional Software Data Harvesting Tool for BigFix Inventory

This release introduces an optional tool called Software Data Harvesting Tool for BigFix Inventory which is part of BigFix Inventory Catalog Enhancement Program. The tool provides a better discovery of softwares installed at the endpoints.

Please contact us through talk2sam@hcl.com if you would like to take part in this program.

Included Software Catalog

This release includes Software Catalog version 10.0.8.0 with capability to discover 400+ new software versions including but not limited to the following software manufacturers: Adobe, AutoDesk, BMC Software, Cisco, Hewlett-Packard, JetBrains, Microfocus, Microsoft, Red Hat

New template signatures included in this release:

Template signature is a method of discovery where the version of a component is detected automatically, and specific versions are rendomly added to the catalog. The template signatures includes all component versions. They are used when the software is frequently updated and deployment method is not changed.
Publisher name Component name Platform
Forcepoint Forcepoint Endpoint Windows
Hewlett-Packard HP Business Service Management Windows
Adobe Adobe Lightroom Classic Windows

For more information, refer to the Catalog Release Notes and Catalog Change List.

Modified content

The version number of the fixlet is 10.0.8.0.

The following fixlets were updated and should be run to install the latest versions of the specific components:

  • Upgrade to the latest version of BigFix Inventory
  • Upgrade to the interim version 10.0.2 of BigFix Inventory if version older than 9.2.14
  • Software Catalog Update (if BFI not upgraded)
  • Install or Upgrade Scanner
  • Install or Upgrade Scanner in private mode on Windows
  • Install SAP Metric Data Collector
  • Update SAP Metric Data Collector
  • Install VM Manager Tool
  • Update VM Manager Tool
  • Install Additional VM Manager Tool
  • Download the Disconnected Scanner Package for IBM I
  • Download the Disconnected Scanner Package
  • Download BigFix Inventory
  • Download the BigFix Inventory Container Solution Packages
The following fixlets were updated and require that actions created by their previous versions are stopped and then started by using the updated fixlets. Restarting actions is necessary to ensure that new features work properly:
  • Initiate Software Scan
  • Initiate Software Scan on Shared Disks
  • Upload Software Scan Results – no updates, but recommended to be refreshed to match Initiate
The following fixlets were updated or added:
  • Configure Scan Cache
  • Uninstall Scanner
  • Test CIT signature
  • Clear Scanner Installation
  • Run Software Data Harvesting Tool
Enhancements and important changes
For a list of enhancements introduce in this release, see: What's New.
Defect fixes
ID Symptoms Behavior after you install the update Available since
Server updates
KB0094309 Software Classification report with filters of "Publisher in set IBM" and "Confirmed equal to No" taking way too long to process. Change the filter "Publisher in set IBM" to "Publisher Name equal to IBM". Significant speed improvement on report page with this specific filter. 10.0.8.0
KB0094967 Inventory Builder: DictionariesBO: selecting File Facts to process to temporary table on MS SQL 2016 can have invalid plan filling in whole available TempDB Issue is fixed 10.0.8.0
KB0095233 Data Import fails to complete Custom Rule step Temporary bundle ids cleared if last import is failed with the info in the log ‘Bunde id table truncated due to last import failed.’ 10.0.8.0
KB0095723 Update VM Manager Tool to Version 10.0.7.0 fails on the prefetch command with message:Command failed (File was not marked for prefetch in download pre-pass 'http://software.bigfix.com/download/tema/lmt/7za.exe The process of upgrade has been simplified to avoid conditional prefetches. 10.0.8.0
KB0095913

SLM Tag Import failed with ArrayIndexOutOfBoundsException error

Discontinued using SimpleDateFormat to make sure the error won't appear anymore in the future and improved error handling. 10.0.8.0
KB0096286 ISO Tag import fails when exception got a nil message Improved handling variety types of errors in multithreaded environment 10.0.8.0
KB0096623 High memory usage in ProductInventoryBO.processPathUpdates step Issue is fixed. 10.0.8.0
KB0096967 Redundant /migration/ folder containing old log4j (1.2.16) is present in BFI directory “Upgrade to the latest version of BigFix Inventory (10.0.8.0)” fixlet removes redundant /migration/ folder 10.0.8.0
KB0096662

BigFix Inventory Bundling Tags breaks the BFI import.

Issue is fixed. 10.0.8.0
KB0097218 Data import fails due to version values not cut to fit into sam.versions table. Issue is fixed 10.0.8.0
KB0097328

If the import schedule was not updated since version 9.2.11 or older, after upgrading to 10.0.7, imports fail with the following error message: "no implicit conversion of Time into Array" Issue is fixed. 10.0.8.0
BI-8739 Server installer does not create clusterstate directory, causing error in logs. Clusterstate directory is automatically created. 10.0.8.0
BI-8740 Missing default value for cluster_state_dir advanced server setting. Default value is set properly. 10.0.8.0
BI-8715 K8s computers show "No Scan Data" for Hardware/Capacity Scan Hardware/Capacity Scan status no longer shows “No Scan Data” for K8s computers – status is always “Not Applicable” for them. 10.0.8.0
BI-7608 [Serviceability] Cryptic error messages in logs when scheduler starts a Data Import when Import is already in progress Instead of unnecessary messages there is only one info in the log "Scheduled import will not run because an import is already in progress." 10.0.8.0
BI-8548 In /api/get_token REST API, response status code 500 is returned in case of invalid credentials. Body contains HTML page. Response 401 will be returned with JSON in body. Response about invalid content type only will be returned when requested content type will be different than JSON. 10.0.8.0
BI-9107 Contract delta is not calculated when purchase order period does not include current date. Delta is calculated. 10.0.8.0
BI-8907 Internal Server Error while Import - Routes started reloading Updated handling of inaccessibility while user is trying to access application when routes are reloaded in memory of application. 10.0.8.0
BI-8797 API Language is invalid sent to java via brigde call Regional language code was sent with not acceptable separating symbol and modified to lower case. Updated sending of language and internal domain logic to handle language code and region code. 10.0.8.0
BI-9528 IBM software is not found when searched for on Catalog Customizations panel. The problem happens if the software was created in BigFix Inventory version 9.2.15 or older and then imported from IBM catalog. The issue will be fixed after the 1st import after upgrade. 10.0.8.0
BI-9449 On Windows tema.log contains extra new line (line feed) characters Tema.log new lines representation has been adjusted for Windows CR-LF 10.0.8.0
BI-7885 Unwanted quotation mark at the beginning of value in PDF and CSV when the value starts with hyphen. Issue is fixed. 10.0.8.0
BI-9323 In 'All Contracts' panel, value 'Never' is included in 'is empty' filter result for 'Next Entitlement Change Date' column Value ‘Never’ is not included in the ‘is empty’ filter result. 10.0.8.0

BI-8793

After BFI update from 10.0.6 to 10.0.7 multiple IBM DB2 Extensions for IBM Cloud Pak for Data products were duplicated in multiple places in WebUI. The Cloud Pak duplications don't appear. 10.0.8.0
Container support updates
BI-8710 BFI Scanner Service does not scan images without registry hostname in name, e.g. ‘mysql:latest’ Images without registry hostname will be scanned. Require additional configuration of BFI Scanner Service 10.0.8.0
Scanner updates
BI-9212 Disconnected scanner reports Windows 11 as Windows 10. Windows 11 detection is now correct on the disconnected scanner. Additionally, a detailed version of Windows is returned. 10.0.8.0
Catalog updates
KB0096969 Discovery for Peoplesoft Tools 8.17 was causing false discovery. Detection of Peoplesoft Tools 8.17 was deleted. 10.0.8.0
BI-8639 Microsoft Team Foundation Server has wrong component name for versions 2017 and 2018. The component name is changed from the “Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server” to “Microsoft Team Foundation Server” for versions 2017 and 2018 to be in line with Microsoft naming scheme. 10.0.8.0
BI-9439 Microsoft Project 2019 not detected after Microsoft updates the software. Discovery is fixed for Microsoft Project Professional and Microsoft Project Standard.

Due to changes in the detection mechanism, it is necessary to Initiate Software Scan to collect new discovery results.

10.0.8.0
BI-8535 False discovery of Adobe Lightroom Discovery is fixed by creating new template signature for Adobe Lightroom Classic and deleting existing signatures for Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Lightroom Classic and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. 10.0.8.0
BI-9735 Incorrect file version in one of executables for Qualys Cloud Security Agent 1.6 & 2.1 Issue is fixed by updating the correct file version for the executables. 10.0.8.0
BI-9448 SnagIt 2.2 discovery did not provide usage monitoring. Discovery now provides usage monitoring for versions 2.2 and 2.5. 10.0.8.0
BI-9741 Cleanup of Forcepoint Endpoint Discovery is improved.

Four signatures for Forcepoint Endpoint are deleted and replaced by a template signature for Windows platform.

10.0.8.0
BI-9965 Microsoft Visio installed with Microsoft 365 was not detected correctly. Added detection for Microsoft Visio for Microsoft 365. 10.0.8.0
Fixlets
KB0092645 BigFix Inventory Actions might be hanging on Windows endpoints due to issues with Windows Scripting Host. BigFix Inventory actions include the timeout setting inside to detect such situations and then terminate such handing scripts. 10.0.8.0
BI-8919 Collect Logs from Endpoint fixlet fails on Windows machine with CIT private installation The issue has been fixed. The Collect Logs from Endpoint fixlet works properly with CIT private installation. 10.0.8.0
BI-8785 "Initiate Software Scan” fixlet occasionally fails on MacOS. The scan succeeds. 10.0.8.0
User Documentation updates
KB0095270 Custom metric requirements too vaguely specified Updated the document with information about conditions required for the metric to be displayed on All Metrics panel.

Doc link:

10.0.8.0
KB0096529 Supported managed devices documentation outdated Updated the document for “Supported managed devices documentation outdated”. Added Windows 7 as supported version and updated the notes to provide correct information.

Doc link: Supported managed devices

10.0.8.0
BI-10142 Document difference between BES Inventory and License – Application Information* analysis and BigFix Inventory Reports. Added a new topic to include the article.

Doc link: Difference between Web Reports and BigFix Inventory software discovery results

10.0.8.0
BI-9266 Improved Software Scan return codes documentation to cover statuses shown on the Software Scan Status analysis and missing Scanner error codes Software scan return codes (hcltechsw.com) 10.0.8.0
VM Manager Tool version and changes
The VM Manager Tool version that is used with this update is 10.0.8.0.
Scanner version and changes
The scanner version that is used with this update is 9.2.25.1000 for Windows and 9.2.25.0000 for other platforms. The disconnected scanner version that is used with this update is 10.0.8.0 and 9.2.26.0 for IBM I.

10.0.7.1 Application update 10.0.7.1

Table 4. Published site version
Name of component Version Updated in the release
BigFix Inventory Content Site 150 Yes
BigFix Inventory Software Catalog (main version) 10.0.7.1 No
BigFix Inventory Software Catalog (version on endpoint) 2638678 Yes
BigFix Inventory Server 10.0.7.0 Yes
BigFix Inventory Server: ILMT Core library 9.2.25.0 No
BigFix Inventory Server: ILMT Catalog 9.2.24.0 No
BigFix Inventory Scanner 9.2.25.1000 (Windows)

9.2.25.0000 (other platforms)

Yes
BigFix Inventory Disconnected Scanner

10.0.7.0

9.2.25.0 (for IBM I)

Yes
BigFix Inventory VM Manager Tool 10.0.7.0 Yes
SAP Metric Data Collector 10.0.7.0 Yes
Included Software Catalog
  • This release includes Software Catalog version 10.0.7.1 with capability to discover more than 300 new software versions.
    Some of the new software versions that can be discovered are:
    • AutoDesk Inc.
    • Microsoft
    • Oracle
    • Red Hat
    • SAP
    • VMware
  • Several defect fixes.
Table 5. New template signatures included in this release: Template signature is a method of discovery where the version of a component is detected automatically and specific version is rendomly added to the catalog. The template signatures cover all component versions. They are used when the software is frequently updated and deployment method is unchanged.
Publisher Name Component Name Platform
PostgreSQL Global Development Group PostgreSQL LINUX
AccessData Corporation FTK Imager WINDOWS
Broadcom BacsTray Application WINDOWS
CA Technologies CA Application Management .NET Agent WINDOWS
CollabNet Inc Collabnet Subversion WINDOWS
Mobatek MobaXterm WINDOWS
NetSDK Software S3 Browser WINDOWS
NICE NICE Storage Center WINDOWS
PyScripter PyScripter WINDOWS
SlikSVN SlikSVN WINDOWS
TortoiseCVS TortoiseSVN WINDOWS
Verint Systems Inc. Logger Package WINDOWS
VisualSVN Ltd. VisualSVN Server WINDOWS
WANdisco Inc. SmartSVN WINDOWS
Quest Software Inc. Toad for IBM DB2 WINDOWS
Quest Software Inc. Toad for MySQL WINDOWS
Quest Software Inc. Toad for SAP Solutions WINDOWS
Quest Software Inc. Toad Edge Preview WINDOWS
Quest Software Inc. Toad Data Point WINDOWS
Quest Software Inc. Toad for SQL Server WINDOWS
Trend Micro Trend Micro OfficeScan Agent version 13 and older WINDOWS
Trend Micro Trend Micro Apex One Security Agent version 14 and newer WINDOWS
Trend Micro Trend Micro Worry-Free Business Security Agent WINDOWS
Trend Micro Trend Micro Security Agent WINDOWS
SAP SAP Crystal Reports version 14 and newer WINDOWS
Free Software Foundation Inc. Gzip LINUX

For more information, refer to Catalog release notes and Catalog change list.

Modified content
The version number of the fixlet is 10.0.7.1.

The following fixlets were updated and should be run to install the latest versions of the specific components:

  • Update Software Catalog
  • Initiate Software Scan
  • Update VM Manager Tool
Enhancements and important changes
The following enhancements and changes are introduced in this update:
Abstract Description Available since
Windows 11 detection and Operating System version reported in Software Classification Windows 11 is now detected after updating the Initiate Software Scan fixlet. Operating System detailed version is also added for all of the Windows systems.
Note: It requires an update of Initiate Software Scan fixlet.
10.0.7.1
Discovery for Oracle Weblogic Server, Oracle Weblogic Server Enterprise Edition, Weblogic Suite Discovery for version 14.1 (both Windows and Unix) is added. 10.0.7.1
Improved discovery for Oracle Tuxedo Server, Oracle Tuxedo Jolt, Tuxedo System and Application Monitor Plus (TSAM Plus), Services Architecture Leveraging Tuxedo (SALT) Discovery for versions 12.1 and 12.2 for both Windows and Unix are improved. The discovery now provides information about detailed version. 10.0.7.1
Improved discovery for Oracle Database 12c Discovery for versions 12.1 and 12.2 for both Windows and Unix are improved. The discovery now provides information about detailed version. 10.0.7.1

Improved discovery for PostgreSQL

Added discovery capability for PostgreSQL on Linux platform. 10.0.7.1
Improvement of discovery for BMC Control-M Agent Improved discovery for BMC Control-M Agent for Windows platform. Versions include 6.0, 6.1, 6.3, 7.0, 8.0, 9.0 the discovery returns a detailed version now. 10.0.7.1
Discovery for Microsoft Office 2021 Discovery for Microsoft Office 2021 added for Windows. 10.0.7.1
Improved discovery for Oracle Java Runtime Environment, JDK/SDK and OpenJDK. Java Runtime Environment 7.0, JDK/SDK 7.0 and OpenJDK 7.0, 8.0 return detailed version on Windows and Unix platforms.

10.0.7.1

Improved discovery for Red Hat Jboss Data Grid 6.0 - 6.6 and added new discovery for Red Hat Data Grid 7.0-7.3, 8.0-8.2. Discovery for releases 6.0-6.6 was improved to have better performance and to return the detailed version. Discovery for releases 7.0-7.3 and 8.0-8.2 was added for Windows and Unix platforms.

10.0.7.1

Improved naming convention of Linux OS Changed naming for 3 Linux operating systems:
  • Canonical Ubuntu Server → Ubuntu Server
  • Fedora Project Fedora → Fedora
  • Centos Linux → CentOS
10.0.7.1

Improved discovery for TOAD

Improved discovery of TOAD on Windows platform with template signatures:
  • Toad for IBM DB2
  • Toad for MySQL
  • Toad for SAP Solutions
  • Toad Edge Preview
  • Toad Data Point
  • Toad for SQL Server

10.0.7.1

Unified naming convention of Java Java is merged into 2 components; JDK/SDK and Java Runtime Environment:
  • Java Developers Kit → JDK/SDK
  • Sun Java Development Kit → JDK/SDK
  • Java 2 Runtime Environment Standard Edition → Java Runtime Environment
  • Java 2 Platform Standard Edition 5.0 Update x → Java Runtime Environment
Note: Detection can disappear, but it will appear once again when customers propagate a new catalog to the endpoints. It will happen because this type of signature is validated on the endpoint side.
10.0.7.1
Unified name convention of SAP Crystal Reports All components were moved to SAP publisher, deleted multiple signatures for one version and merged into one signature.

Components that were modified:

  • SAP Crystal Reports
  • SAP Crystal Reports for Enterprise
  • SAP Crystal Reports Server
  • SAP Crystal Reports Viewer
10.0.7.1
Discovery for Zimbra Collaboration New discovery added to the catalog for versions 8.8 and 9.0. Added signatures are for Linux platform. 10.0.7.1
Discovery for SAP Crystal Reports A new Windows template signature was added for SAP Crystal Reports which will assure discovery of versions starting from 14.0 onwards. 10.0.7.1
Defect fixes
For the list of known defects please refer to HCL Knowledge Base.

The following table lists APARs and other defects that are fixed in this update.

ID Symptoms Behavior after you install the update Available since
Catalog updates
KB0094682 Discovery for Gzip 1.5, 1.6 returned faulty Install Path to "gzip" when "bash completion" function was installed on endpoint. This defect has been fixed. 10.0.7.1
BI-8765 The Microsoft Office Language Pack 2016 and 2019 are faulty and both are detecting same version Deleted detection for both versions.

10.0.7.1

BI-8550 Discovery for VisualSVN Server caused false positives, after further investigation the issue could also happen in other SVN/Subversion products We replaced the old discovery of TortoiseSVN, SlikSVN. SmartSVN, VisualSVN Server, CollabNet Subversion with discovery by a template signature. The new discovery fixes the false-positive issue and provides discovery for previously missing versions 10.0.7.1
KB0096090 Trend Micro Apex One Security Agent improperly discovered Discovery was fixed and improved by replacing method of detection with template signatures for Trend Micro OfficeScan Agent, Trend Micro Apex One Security Agent, Trend Micro Worry-Free Business Security Agent, Trend Micro Security Agent. 10.0.7.1
KB0095764 Red Hat Cygwin wrong version reported

Discovery for version 2.9 was fixed (no longer discovers other versions and reports them as 2.9). Discovery for newer missing versions was also provided (3.0-3.3).

Note: Detection can disappear, but it will appear once again when customers propagate a new catalog to the endpoints.
10.0.7.1
BI-8752 McAfee Agent discovery was faulty This defect has been fixed. 10.0.7.1
KB0095523 Microsoft OneDrive duplicated discovery There was a duplicated discovery of Microsoft OneDrive (due to a template signature on top of non-template and they both reported the same version differently, for ex, 19.42 and 19.423). Non-template signatures were removed. 10.0.7.1
Documentation updates
BI-8978 Incorrect SQL database requirements for BFI 9.2.16

Updated the information about MS SQL 2008 and 2008 R2 server edition in BigFix Inventory version 9.2.16 document.

Doc link: Software requirements

10.0.7.1
KB0094013 Lack of clearly documented process for license counting of BigFix Inventory and related products

Created a documentation page with step-by-step guidance for the license counting.

Doc link: Using BigFix Inventory to calculate license for BigFix products

10.0.7.1
Fixlet updates
KB0095723 Update VM Manager Tool to version (10.x) fixlet fails Updated the code so the fixlet no longer fails. 10.0.7.1

10.0.7 Application update 10.0.7

Table 6. Published site version
Name of component Version Updated in the release
BigFix Inventory Content Site 148 Yes
BigFix Inventory Software Catalog (main version) 10.0.7.0 Yes
BigFix Inventory Software Catalog (version on endpoint) 2638667 Yes
BigFix Inventory Server 10.0.7.0 Yes
BigFix Inventory Server: ILMT Core library 9.2.25.0 Yes
BigFix Inventory Server: ILMT Catalog 9.2.25.0 Yes
BigFix Inventory Scanner 9.2.25.1000 (Windows)

9.2.25.0000 (other platforms)

Yes
BigFix Inventory Disconnected Scanner

10.0.7.0

9.2.25.0 (for IBM I)

Yes
BigFix Inventory VM Manager Tool 10.0.7.0 Yes
SAP Metric Data Collector 10.0.7.0 Yes
Allowed upgrade path

Minimal version recommended for direct upgrade path: 9.2.16

For version older than 9.2.16 upgrade first to 10.0.2 using already available fixlet.

Software discovery in containers

BigFix Inventory, starting from version 10.0.7.0, supports the discovery of software in Docker container images through standard discovery methods including catalog signatures, template signatures, installation registry and ISO SWID tags to cover traditional model of software deployment.

The application provides information about software running in containers, the container instances with basic properties and their status. This information allows you to determine the software deployment across container resources that are allocated.

BigFix Inventory was instrumented to allow for a separate BigFix Inventory server instance setup for software on image with container data collection and reporting. The supported maximum number of images, in a separate BigFix Inventory server instance, is equal to maximum number of supported disconnected endpoints as in case of standard BigFix Inventory server instance if configured in line with scalability guidelines.

A new plugin framework is available to talk to Kubernetes APIs of on-premise and public cloud containers to determine software usage of container instances.

Collection of container details is with use of two Cloud Adapter configurations

  • Standard Kubernetes API for Kubernetes v1.18.0, Kubernetes v1.21.2 and Google Cloud v1.20.10.
  • Generic Kubernetes API available in case own access method is preferred.

Image Scan solution covers two integration scenarios

  • Automated monitoring - available as a service to monitor and request image scan only for images used in existing containers.
  • Pipeline build process - to integrate with pipeline solution before image is available for deployment.

This dedicated solution does not require any BigFix component to be added into image neither installed in container.

Note: Software discovery in containers is covered by Active Container license metric. For details refer to license information text (English only) included in BigFix Inventory server package.
Included Software Catalog

This release includes Software Catalog version 10.0.7.0 with capability to discover around 440+ new software versions.

As an enhancement we added a discovery capability of Check Point SmartConsole on Windows platform for version - 80.40.

New template signatures included in this release:
Publisher Name Component Name
Microsoft Microsoft Visual Studio Code
Microsoft Azure Data Studio
Microsoft Microsoft Power BI Desktop
Adobe Adobe Creative Cloud
Adobe Adobe Genuine Software Integrity Service
Hewlett-Packard HP Device Manager Configuration Center

For more information, refer to the Catalog Release Notes and Catalog Change List.

Modified content

The version number of the fixlet is: 10.0.7.0

The following fixlets were updated and should be run to install latest versions of the specific components:

  • Upgrade to the latest version of BigFix Inventory
  • Upgrade to the interim version 10.0.2 of BigFix Inventory if version older than 9.2.14
  • Software Catalog Update (if BigFix Inventory is not upgraded) 
  • Install or Upgrade Scanner   
  • Install or Upgrade Scanner in private mode on Windows  
  • Install SAP Metric Data Collector
  • Update SAP Metric Data Collector 
  • Install VM Manager Tool  
  • Update VM Manager Tool 
  • Install Additional VM Manager Tool (OPTIONAL)  
  • Download the Disconnected Scanner Package for IBM I   
  • Download the Disconnected Scanner Package 
  • Download BigFix Inventory

The following fixlet was added and should be used to obtain install media for BigFix Inventory Container Solution:

  • Download the BigFix Inventory Container Solution Packages

The following fixlets were updated and require that actions created by their previous versions are stopped and then started by using the updated fixlets. Restarting actions is necessary to ensure that new features work properly:

  • Initiate Software Scan
  • Upload Software Scan Results – no updates, but recommended to be refreshed to match Initiate Software Scan version
Enhancements and important changes
For a list of enhancements introduce in this release, see: What's New.
Defect fixes and enhancements
For the list of known defects please refer to HCL Knowledge Base.

The following table lists APARs and other defects that are fixed in this update.

ID Symptoms Behavior after you install the update Available since
Server updates

KB0093673

Unable to access Contracts after first data import post BFI 10.0.5 upgrade All Contracts panel works correctly after the first successful import after upgrade. BigFix Inventory restart after the import may be required. 10.0.7.0
KB0093969 Contracts API and CSV import return errors on DB2 The issue affected BigFix Inventory which in past was in version before 10.0.0 and is migrated to 10.0.6. In version 10.0.7, the problem is fixed. 10.0.7.0
KB0093647 Too many filters in new custom rule cause SQL error Adding many filters in "Software Classification" cause error on BFI 10.0.6 and down versions. The reason of the error is DB Column size exceed for the related column. After the implementation, DBs migrated and incorrect data was removed with migration and maximized the column size. 10.0.7.0
KB0094205 Unsuccessful OS matching for Mac OS 11. Application could not identify Mac OS 11 machines as Mac OS, because the operating system is reported in a different way. This causes that package data is not reported for such machine. Mac OS 11 is recognized properly, and package data is displayed. 10.0.7.0
KB0094388 Hundreds of open connections to BigFix database. BigFix database may stop accepting new connections. BigFix Inventory may stop working properly and be able to run Data Imports.

The issue is fixed.

There was provided 10.0.6.0.1 hotfix.

10.0.7.0
KB0093835 Software not displayed on Software Classification despite signature matching. This can happen if a custom metric was assigned to the product. The issue is fixed. 10.0.7.0
KB0092682 WAS Liberty PVU option found The issue is fixed. WAS Liberty SWID ISO tags were removed from BigFix Inventory Server 10.0.7.0 installation package 10.0.7.0
KB0095168 In some scenarios an import process ia failing on Unix package facts step, due to improper parsing of long strings with special characters, which is breaking the import process

The issue is fixed.

10.0.7.0
KB0094017

Unix packages on Ubuntu operating system are empty if RPM Package Manager is installed.

The sua_package_data file in the client's CIT folder is empty. There is no proper discovery on the endpoint where RPM Package Manager is installed; thus, BigFix Inventory does not report installed software for Linux Ubuntu clients.

The issue is fixed.

10.0.7.0

KB0093628 During import, while processing file facts SQL query fails due to too big difference between 2 dates The issue is fixed, and corresponding validation has been added to catch issue early and not stop import process 10.0.7.0
KB0091998 Additional CIT Signatures in Endpoint Catalog that does not result in discovery of the software: ILMT core processing the ILMT catalog created some additional CIT rules and then signatures, which were propagated to the endpoints. There were matches, but not resulting in the software discovery during the import on BFI. The issue is fixed in ILMT 9.2.25 adopted by BFI 10.0.7.0
BI-7645 Cross-site Request Forgery vulnerability in Login Form After the changes attacker will get “Token has expired or is invalid. Refresh page to login.” error and login from cross origin will be blocked. 10.0.7.0
BI-6318

Inconsistency between UI and CSV/PDF in "Connection Test Status" column for distributed VM Managers:​

  • UI - always "Not Applicable" value​

  • CSV/PDF – adequate connection test status

"Connection Test Status" for distributed VM Managers will always have "Not Applicable" value in UI and CSV/PDF reports. 10.0.7.0
BI-7185 Contracts REST API validates required string custom fields Validation of required string custom fields in PUT REST API is introduced. 10.0.7.0
BI-7324 Contracts REST API accepts non-string custom fields Custom field values of types: integer, float, boolean are accepted also without quotation marks. 10.0.7.0
BI-7365 Contracts REST API and contracts UI support software having non-ASCII characters in names or publisher names Software which contains non-ASCII characters is accepted in contracts REST API, as well as in the search field on UI. These issues occurred only in BigFix Inventory using SQL server database. 10.0.7.0
BI-7354 Contracts REST API supports non-ASCII characters Contract fields like contract name in REST API can contain non-ASCII characters. 10.0.7.0
BI-7168 Improved error reporting for contracts CSV import Error reporting for CSV import is improved for the cases when type id, computer group id or purchase order quantity is empty but it is expected to have a value. 10.0.7.0
BI-7207 Part of texts is translated according to Web browser's lang setting instead of user profile lang setting Contracts CSV import logic was using language header instead of user language from profile. Which was leading to mismatch in language on errors inside modal window and outside of it. 10.0.7.0
BI-7318 Windows 2019 Exploit Protection feature can break SAML without exclusions in place for Java On Windows 2019 Standard the default setting for Exploit Protection is "on". No BFI malfunctions were observed when launching the application in SSO mode when switching Exploit Protection on and off, restarting the server, etc. 10.0.7.0
Scanner updates
IJ34778 VMware VMs with Hyper-V feature enabled are treated as physical machines. The problem does not occur. 10.0.7.0
199533 Due to Kernel Lockdown feature CIT generates a lot of Operating System warnings during '/dev/mem' access. No Kernel Lockdown warnings in dmesg output. 10.0.7.0
199463 The existing 'dumpsmbios' method doesn't allow to dump 'raw' smbios memory area. If _SM_ & _DMI_ anchor-strings are not discovered '--dumpsmbios' switch doesn't work at all. '--dumpsmbios' switch allows to dump the whole smbios memory area. 10.0.7.0
199380 / IJ33747 (199413) On machines with SeaBIOS '_DMI_' anchor string used to discover the SMBIOS Entry Point is being stated twice. The first entry points to some invalid memory address. SMBIOS data can be correctly collected by CIT and returned in the hardware scan output. 10.0.7.0
199432 SQLite API have a problem with accessing its own Database file when path contains some character outside of ASCII character set. 'provider_cache3' can be used with UTF character set. 10.0.7.0
199481 The existing 'Nested Virtualization' discovery method is not reliable and provide ambiguities. Furthermore, some Nested Virtualization scenarios like running VM inside the VM of the same vendor are not being discovered at all. 'Nested Virtualization' check has been removed. 10.0.7.0
199338 (199110) / IJ33481 SharedPoolCapacityInCores and LparCapacityInCores fields are reported as -1 on local zone with pset assigned. When local zone is assigned processor pool (pset), then we cannot report the totals of the LPAR capacity as based on the comment from the code, we: "invalidate because we don't know how many packages the system has beside what's in the pool". The fix is to changing the capacity scan in such a way that it reports the pool resources as the LPAR capacity (so potentially ignoring the additional packages not coming from the pool mentioned by the comment). 10.0.7.0

199307 /

RFE 199191

CIT wscanvpd scanner hangs on a system with a corrupted rpm registry due to hanging rpm command.
rpm command execution is now done with a 300 seconds (5 minutes) timeout. After the timeout expires the rpm process is finished and the CIT scanner command exits.
Note: wscanvpd will return empty results on Linux in such case (if rpm is the only software registry scanned) and will exit with no error (return code 0). The current behavior is that wscanvpd does not return any error in case a given provider of software registry returns empty results.

Nevertheless CIT logs will contain the following error messages (MIN level):

Unable to execute rpm command, error code=-1. No output has been returned.

Unable to preload packages ( err = -1 )

Unable to get result from expression RpmProductList ( err = -13111)

(Error -13111 is a RegPlugin error meaning REG_PLUGIN_ERROR_UNABLE_TO_GET_PROGRAM_LIST

10.0.7.0
199540 The timestamp prefix of each cpuid log line (from 'cpuid -d' command) contains garbage or incomplete timestamp instead of a full correct timestamp. The problem was returning a locally defined variables, which were lost on a function exit. The timestamp string is correctly returned, and the proper value is displayed in the cpuid log. 10.0.7.0
Catalog updates
KB0094222 Wrong discovery for SQL Server Management Studio.

Package information is used to determine version.

Discovery for all existing releases 16.5 - 18.10 was added.

10.0.7.0
KB0094717 Wrong information about installed VisualSVN instances

Package information is used to determine version.

Discovery for all existing releases 1.0 - 5.6 was added.

10.0.7.0
KB0094947 False discovery of HP Device Manager 4.7

Old way of discovery got removed.

Template signature was added for HP Device Manager Configuration Center instead.

10.0.7.0
KB0095067 SAP Open Client 16.0 was detected as version 15

Old components for versions 15 were replaced by the new ones which provide better discovery with the detailed version returned.

Additionally, detection of version 16.0 was added.

10.0.7.0

BI-8516

There was the duplicated Java SE Development Kit discovery for version 8 (Oracle). Java SE Development Kit discovery for version 8 was removed. 10.0.7.0
Document updates
KB0094774

No data (previously Insufficient rights) VM status

Updated the document for “VM Manager – No data status (previously insufficient rights). Document link: VM manager statuses 10.0.7
BI-7532 Connection to BigFix database using TLS fails when MS SQL Server does not support TLS 1.2. Added information about minimum fixpack level for MS SQL Server database having TLS 1.2 support. 10.0.7
KB0094774

No data (previously Insufficient rights) VM status

Updated the document for “VM Manager – No data status (previously insufficient rights). Document link: VM manager statuses 10.0.7
KB0093658 IBM i Disconnected scanner package no longer matches our documentation

Updated the disconnected scanner topics to keep it up to date.

Document link:

10.0.7
BI-7532 Connection to BigFix database using TLS fails when MS SQL Server does not support TLS 1.2. Added information about minimum fixpack level for MS SQL Server database having TLS 1.2 support. 10.0.7.0
BI-6668

Rework of Detailed System requirements section

Detailed System requirements

Dedicated pages have been created to list systems that are managed by BigFix Inventory and requirements for systems to host BigFix Inventory Server.

Earlier, the information was on a single page.

10.0.7.0
VM Manager Tool / SAP Tool

KB0095486

Log4j vulnerability in BigFix products Updated Log4j to version 2.15.0 due to CVE-2021-44228. 10.0.7.0
Security enhancements

To maintain security, the following selected components and libraries were updated:

  • Axios to version 0.21.4 - CVE-2021-3749
  • Log4j to version 2.15.0 in VM Manager Tool and SAP Tool - CVE-2021-44228. BigFix Inventory is not affected by CVE-2021-45046.

BigFix Inventory is shipped with TLS 1.2 with enabled algorithms as included in each Java / WebSphere version. It is possible to restrict the algorithms with an entry in customization.xml file, which is extending server.xml definition.

Currently available algorithm list:

Algorithm considered as safe:

  • TLS_DHE_RSA_WITH_AES_128_GCM_SHA256
  • TLS_DHE_RSA_WITH_AES_256_GCM_SHA384
  • TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_AES_128_GCM_SHA256
  • TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_AES_256_GCM_SHA384

Algorithm considered as weak, but accepted by scanning tools:

  • TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA256
  • TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHA384
  • TLS_DHE_RSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA256
  • TLS_DHE_RSA_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHA256

Algorithm considered as weak but still included in standard setup:

  • TLS_RSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA
  • TLS_DHE_RSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA
  • TLS_RSA_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHA
  • TLS_DHE_RSA_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHA
  • TLS_RSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA256
  • TLS_RSA_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHA256
  • TLS_RSA_WITH_AES_128_GCM_SHA256
  • TLS_RSA_WITH_AES_256_GCM_SHA384
  • TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA
  • TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHA

Web Browsers used by users to connect to BigFix Inventory must support at least one of shortlisted algorithm in case of adjusting this list further.

VM Manager Tool version and changes
The VM Manager Tool version that is used with this update is 10.0.7.0.
Scanner version and changes
The scanner version that is used with this update is 9.2.25.1000 for Windows and 9.2.25.0000 for other platforms. The disconnected scanner version that is used with this update is 10.0.7.0 and 9.2.25.0 for IBM I.

10.0.6.1 Application update 10.0.6.1

Table 7. Published site version
Name of component Version Updated in the release
BigFix Inventory Content Site 147 Yes
BigFix Inventory Software Catalog (main version) 10.0.6.1 Yes
BigFix Inventory Software Catalog (version on endpoint) 2638663 Yes
BigFix Inventory Server 10.0.6.0 No
BigFix Inventory Server: ILMT Core library 9.2.24.0 No
BigFix Inventory Server: ILMT Catalog 9.2.24.0 No
BigFix Inventory Scanner 9.2.24.1000 (Windows)

9.2.24.0000 (other platforms)

No
BigFix Inventory Disconnected Scanner

10.0.6.0

9.2.24.0 (for IBM I)

No
BigFix Inventory VM Manager Tool 10.0.6.0 No
SAP Metric Data Collector 10.0.6.0 No
Included Software Catalog
  • New discovery capabilities for:
    • Adobe
    • BMC
    • CA Technologies
    • Cisco Systems Inc
    • Citrix
    • Dell Computer Corporation
    • Hewlett-Packard
    • Intel
    • Microsoft
    • Oracle
    • Red Hat
  • Several defects fixed.
  • This release includes Software Catalog version 10.0.6.1 with capability to discover more than 320 new software versions. For more information, please refer to the Catalog Release Notes and the Catalog Change List.
Modified content

The version number of the fixlet is: 10.0.6.1

The following fixlets were updated and should be run to install latest versions of the specific components: 

  • Update Software Catalog

Enhancements and important changes
The following table lists enhancements and changes that are introduced in this update:
Abstract Description Available since
Oracle Database Client on Linux Discovery for version 11.2, 12.1, 12.2, 18, 19, 21 on Linux platform was made. 10.0.6.1
Red Hat Enterprise Application Platform version 4.3 and 7.4 Discovery for version 4.3 and 7.4 was made, older discovery got improved and returns a detailed version.

10.0.6.1

New discovery for Oracle Database Client on Linux Discovery for version 11.2, 12.1, 12.2, 18, 19, 21 on Linux platform. 10.0.6.1
New discovery for Red Hat Enterprise Application Platform version 4.3 and 7.4 Discovery for version 4.3 and 7.4 was added, older discovery got improved and returns a detailed version.

10.0.6.1

RED HAT High Availability Add-On vendor name change Discovery is now based on the “Red Hat, Inc.” package. 10.0.6.1
New discovery for RED HAT AMQ Streams New signatures for RED HAT AMQ Streams for 1.0 - 1.8 versions for LINUX platform. 10.0.6.1
New discovery for Red Hat AMQ Interconnect New discovery for Red Hat AMQ Interconnect for Linux, versions: 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 1.9, 1.10. 10.0.6.1
Improvement of discovery for BMC Control-M Agent Improvement of discovery for BMC Control-M Agent for versions: 6.0, 6.1, 6.3, 7.0, 8.0, 9.0. 10.0.6.1
New discovery capability for Adobe CC 2022 New discovery based on executables and packages for Adobe CC 2022: After Effects, Animate, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Premiere Pro 10.0.6.1

New discovery capability based on template signatures for Linux and Windows for Vormetric 6

New discovery capability based template signatures for Linux and Windows

10.0.6.1

Defect fixes

For the list of known defects please refer to HCL Knowledge Base.

The following table lists APARs and other defects that are fixed in this update:
ID Symptoms Behavior after you install the update Available since
BI-6247 Discovery for Microsoft Visio Professional and Standard 2019 were based on package. After the Visio update package name was changed and discovery didn't work properly. Discovery now is based on the registry key, what prevent lack of detection. 10.0.6.1
BI-6838 There were two Sophos Endpoint Defense signatures in the catalog that should be under Sophos Endpoint component and not under Sophos Endpoint Defense. Now there is no signature with the name of the Sophos Endpoint Defense component. 10.0.6.1
BI-7293 Discovery of SAS Data Integration Studio was based on checking if distudio.exe file exists. Problem occurs when new update is installed and software manufacture is not updating installation path. Discovery is based on different file which contains proper version of SAS Data Integration Studio. 10.0.6.1
KB0094183 TOAD for Oracle catalog mismatches caused by template signature taking version from the package instead of the executable Discovery was fixed by taking version from the executable instead of the package. Also some components were deleted to improve detection provided by the template component. 10.0.6.1
BI-7812 Detection of the BMC Control-M Server 9.0 was based on the folder name which can be changed and lead to false positives or lack of detection. Now discovery is based on installed-versions.txt file which contains version information.
BI-6415 Wrong platforms for two components caused warnings in the logs. Platforms were corrected. 10.0.6.1
BI-6247 Discovery for Microsoft Visio Professional and Standard 2019 were based on package. After the Visio update package name was changed and discovery didn't work properly. Signatures were updated to use Visio configuration data. 10.0.6.1
BI-6838 There were two Sophos Endpoint Defense signatures in the catalog that should be under Sophos Endpoint component and not under Sophos Endpoint Defense. Now there is no signature with the name of the Sophos Endpoint Defence component. 10.0.6.1
BI-7293 Discovery of SAS Data Integration Studio was based on checking if distudio.exe file exists. Problem occurs when new update is installed, and software manufacture is not updating installation path. Discovery is based on different file which contains proper version of SAS Data Integration Studio. 10.0.6.1
KB0094183 TOAD for Oracle catalog mismatches caused by template signature taking version from the package instead of the executable Discovery was fixed by taking version from the executable instead of the package. Also, some components were deleted to improve detection provided by the template component. 10.0.6.1
BI-7812 Detection of the BMC Control-M Server 9.0 was based on the folder name which can be changed and lead to false positives or lack of detection. Now discovery is based on installed-versions.txt file which contains version information. 10.0.6.1
BI-6415 Too wide operating system designation in two signatures caused warnings in Common Inventory Toolkit logs on some BigFix endpoints. Operating system designation in signatures were corrected. 10.0.6.1
KB0094212 HP Insight Diagnostics Online Edition for Windows discovery was based on a certain registry key that was found in different software on customer environment causing false discovery HP Insight Diagnostics Online Edition for Windows and HP Insight Diagnostics discovery was improved. 10.0.6.1

10.0.6 Application update 10.0.6

Table 8. Published site version
Name of component Version Updated in the release
BigFix Inventory Content Site 145 Yes
BigFix Inventory Software Catalog (main version) 10.0.6.0 Yes
BigFix Inventory Software Catalog (version on endpoint) 2638648 Yes
BigFix Inventory Server 10.0.6.0 Yes
BigFix Inventory Server: ILMT Core library 9.2.24.0 Yes
BigFix Inventory Server: ILMT Catalog 9.2.24.0 Yes
BigFix Inventory Scanner 9.2.24.1000 (Windows)

9.2.24.0000 (other platforms)

Yes
BigFix Inventory Disconnected Scanner

10.0.6.0

9.2.24.0 (for IBM I)

Yes
BigFix Inventory VM Manager Tool 10.0.6.0 Yes
SAP Metric Data Collector 10.0.6.0 Yes
Allowed upgrade path

Minimal version recommended for direct upgrade path: 9.2.16

For version older than 9.2.16 upgrade first to 10.0.2 through available fixlet.

Changes to contract management

We continue bringing better contract management experience to our clients. In this release there are several improvements implemented as well as some defects fixed. Including adding ability to create or update contract through Rest API and through CSV file import. There is also a new feature allowing to migrate old contracts to new improved contract management and support for ELA (Enterprise License Agreement). The old contract management has been disabled starting this release.

Changes to shared disks scan configuration

We continue bringing better contract management experience to our clients. In this release there are several improvements implemented as well as some defects fixed. Including adding ability to create or update contract through Rest API and through CSV file import. There is also a new feature allowing to migrate old contracts to new improved contract management and support for ELA (Enterprise License Agreement). The old contract management has been disabled starting this release.

Changes to shared disks scan configuration

A mechanism has been added to prevent the misuse of Initiate Software Scan on Shared Disk using the Console.

BigFix Inventory since 9.2.12 version provides automation to manage the status of computers and scans. It is recommended to use this capability where Initiate Software Scan on Shared Disk is managed by BigFix Inventory.

Furthermore, ‘.snapshot’ directory has been added to the default exclusion list for new installations. This directory is special directory on some share disks that should be not scanned as contains time-based copies of the disk.

Included Software Catalog

This release includes Software Catalog version 10.0.6.0 with capability to discover around 500 new software versions.

For more information, please refer to:

Modified content
The version number of the fixlet is: 10.0.6.0

The following fixlets were updated and should be run to install latest versions of the specific components:

  • Upgrade to the latest version of BigFix Inventory
  • Upgrade to the interim version 10.0.2 of BigFix Inventory if version older than 9.2.14
  • Software Catalog Update  (if BFI not upgraded)
  • Install or Upgrade Scanner
  • Install or Upgrade Scanner in private mode on Windows
  • Install SAP Metric Data Collector
  • Update SAP Metric Data Collector
  • Install VM Manager Tool
  • Update VM Manager Tool
  • Install Additional VM Manager Tool (OPTIONAL)
  • Download the Disconnected Scanner Package for IBM I
  • Download the Disconnected Scanner Package
  • Download BigFix Inventory (10.0.6.0)

The following fixlets were updated and require that actions created by their previous versions are stopped and then started by using the updated fixlets. Restarting actions is necessary to ensure that new features work properly:

  • Initiate Software Scan on Shared Disks
  • Collect Detailed Hardware Information
  • Get Microsoft Exchange Edition
  • Initiate Collection of SAP Metric Data
  • Initiate Software Scan
  • Run Capacity Scan and Upload Results
  • Upload Software Scan Results
  • Get Oracle Concurrent Sessions Number
  • Get Oracle Features

The following fixlets were added or updated but it does not require any additional action:

  • Identify Computers on Public Clouds
  • Interrupt BigFix Inventory Software Scans
Enhancements and important changes
For a list of enhancements introduce in this release, see: What's New.
Defect fixes and enhancements
For the list of known defects please refer to HCL Knowledge Base.

The following table lists APARs and other defects that are fixed in this update.

ID Symptoms Behavior after you install the update Available since
Server updates
KB0091385 There is no translation in the Connection Test Status column when exporting table from Management -> VM Managers to CSV or PDF. The issue is fixed. 10.0.6.0
KB0092554 Upgrade to BigFix Inventory 10.0.5 fails if the "All Computers" group has license usage calculations disabled The issue is fixed. Moreover, the case when license usage calculations are disabled after upgrade is also correctly handled. 10.0.6.0

KB0092588

Truststore location and password parameters requirements are wrongly displayed (in case JavaScript disabled) in Internet Explorer but not in Chrome on database creation and configuration phase.​ The issue is caused by disabled JavaScript, no-script error message displayed. JavaScript must be enabled on IE settings as a workaround of the defect. 10.0.6.0
KB0092812

Data Pruning - all records are erased at once instead of done in chunks.

This is causing huge transaction logs and long execution time.

Data Pruning is split and committed in chunks. 10.0.6.0
IJ31178 SLM tag files might be reported as correct files by data import despite containing issues preventing their successful processing. Reporting was corrected. 10.0.6.0

KB0092546

Some details of Extended Hardware REST API are not working

Conditions on which REST API endpoints data are prepared were updated. Now they are looser and are prepared in proper place in application initialization.

10.0.6.0
KB0093047 False detection on duplicated UUID on AIX Duplicated UUIDs detection is corrected after the first import after upgrade. 10.0.6.0
BI-6875 Upgrade failing when MS SQL database user have no privileged to manage MS SQL Agent Jobs There is possible to upgrade when current permission of database user is not allowing to create / update MS SQL Agent jobs. 10.0.6.0
BI-7106 EOS Import hit predefined in past dates restriction - 2001 is already 20 years ago

There was constraint during EOS dates import relative to current date. This leads to rejecting EOS more then 20 years ago (WARN: End of support date out of scope: ).

Now the allow dates are fixed to range in years from 1990 to 2100

10.0.6.0
BI-6283 In some time zones after selecting a date in New/Edit Contract dialog the date changes to one day before the selected date. The issue is fixed. 10.0.6.0
BI-6946 Cannot show a list of contracts in All Contracts panel when any contract is assigned to a computer group which was created after last successful data import. The issue is fixed. 10.0.6.0
BI-6797 Cannot determine hierarchy of deeply nested computer groups in Add/Edit Contract dialog because long and deeply nested computer group names are trimmed. The issue is fixed. A horizontal scroll bar appears when there is any long or deeply nested computer group in the computer group dropdown. 10.0.6.0
BI-6790 Software picker in Add/Edit Contract dialog trims long software names in the search result list without possibility to see whole software name. The issue is fixed. A horizontal scroll bar appears when a software name exceeds width of the software search result list. 10.0.6.0
BI-6793 User cannot unset the metric on edit contract modal dialog. The only option is to set different one. This issue is fixed. Now when metric is already chosen new option is shown in metric dropdown, <not set> which allows to clear/unset metric selection. 10.0.6.0
BI-6794 Cannot set negative number in a custom field on edit contract modal dialog. This issue is fixed. User can type minus in front of number on integer and float custom fields.

10.0.6.0

BI-5883 0 values in CSV and PDF Usage per Computer reports when there is no usage The issue is fixed by displaying empty value instead of 0. 10.0.6.0

BI-6499

All Contracts/Purchase Orders - 'Delete' button doesn't get enabled as expected The issue has fixed by activating JQuery elements on React state change 10.0.6.0
BI-5903 Cannot assign a component instance to a product via public API The issue is fixed.

10.0.6.0

BI-6350 Re-import stuck for hours in ILMT Core 'IBMAggregationHandler' in 'PreInventoryMoveDataStep' The issue is fixed 10.0.6.0
BI-5905 BigFix Inventory: Create a fixlet that would search for and terminate all running scan actions

Added Troubleshooting fixlet

114 Interrupt BigFix Inventory Software Scans

to interrupt scans (background parts)

10.0.6.0
BI-5906 Add warning pop up to share drive scan fixlet if possible

Protection against unintentional scanning of all mounted share disks

10.0.6.0

KB0092644 Multicloud support blocks the Central VM Manager capabilities The issue is fixed 10.0.6.0
KB0093108 Installation fails at "Changing default keystore password" Achieved via Java upgrade to 8.0.6.35 10.0.6.0
Scanner updates
IJ32101 Some Intel Hexa-core CPUs, such as i5-8600T, i5-8500, and i7-8850H are assigned 100 PVUs, despite all i3, i5, i7 CPUs being worth 70 PVUs. The problem does not occur. 10.0.6.0

IJ31903

Not enough information is provided in case when the scanner does not have sufficient rights to collect all required hardware information from the Solaris systems. An appropriate warning is added in the scanner and the server data import log.

10.0.6.0

199195 The scanner discovers only 4 cores per chip on SPARC T5-2. The problem does not occur.

10.0.6.0

199011

Installation of the disconnected scanner fails on Windows with following error.

Initial hardware scan failed with error -1073740940

The problem does not occur.

10.0.6.0

Content updates
KB0093463 Software Catalog Update fixlet breaks freshly upgraded BFI instance leading to database corruption Software Catalog Updates not longer conduct additional cleanup actions, only place the new catalog. 10.0.6.0
Catalog updates
KB0092760 The Citrix Storefront 1811.0 signature inaccurately matches to the configurationzipmanager.exe file. There are duplicate components for the Citrix StoreFront. Duplicated components for Citrix StoreFront with worse quality were deleted. Components which provide better discovery were left in the Catalog.

10.0.6.0

KB0092323 The BEA WebLogic Server discovery was catching false positives due to incorrect filter. BEA WebLogic Server discoveries (from 8.1 up to 10.0) were improved. The filter doesn’t use * anymore but more exact wording so only the correct software gets discovered.

10.0.6.0

BI-6619

Discovery of Oracle WebLogic Server only detect standard installations Oracle WebLogic Server discoveries (12.1.* and 12.2.*) were improved and they currently distinguish between different installation media 10.0.6.0
BI-6329 Oracle WebLogic Server Enterprise Edition discoveries caused an error in customer citlog.xml file Discovery of the Oracle WebLogic Server Enterprise Edition for versions 10.3, 12.1, 12.2 was improved and doesn’t cause any errors in the citlog.xml file. 10.0.6.0
BI-6693 Component for Magic ISO Maker 5.3. had platform set to "ANY" instead of "Windows" which caused warnings in the logs. Platform for the component was set to “WINDOWS”.

10.0.6.0

KB0093614 Detection of the BMC Control-M Agent 9.0 was based on the folder name which can be changed and lead to false positives or lack of detection. Now discovery is based on CONFIG.dat file which contains version information.

10.0.6.0

KB0093294 Discovery for Oracle Database 19c doesn't work correctly Fixed discovery capability of Oracle Database 18c , 19c and 21c to support both software with updates installed and without them.

10.0.6.0

Document updates
BI-5922 Updated the document about support for Hyper-V, Red Hat Virtualization, Citrix Hypervisor 8.x, VMware vSphere Hypervisor ESXi , and Fujitsu.

What's New

System Requirements

10.0.6.0
BI-7050 Added a duplicate link Duplicate UUIDs problem along with the existing link, Duplicate UUIDs problem so that users can access both, the application and their bookmark (if they have done so). Duplicate UUID 10.0.6.0
BI-6715 Added information about BFI reindexing job to be running for version below 10.0.4. Also, added links to configure and start SQL Server Agents for reference. Database index rebuilding 10.0.6.0
BI-5977

Updated the document for:

  • Add information for analysis and warnings associated with the task when run sub-optimally
  • Configure NAS shared drives through exclusion
  • Remind the user to send in UTC or otherwise take into account the system clock on the endpoint when sending actions
Discovering software on shared disks 10.0.6.0
BI-7040 Removed an empty URL as the same was not required and was a repetition. Coexistence of BigFix Inventory and License Metric Tool in the same infrastructure 10.0.6.0
KB0093153 Removed an empty URL as the same was not required and was a repetition. Coexistence of BigFix Inventory and License Metric Tool in the same infrastructure 10.0.6.0
KB0091963 Replaced the incorrect IBM link with the correct one that includes a list of all products that deliver .slmtag files. Other IBM metrics 10.0.6.0
VM Manager Tool version and changes
The VM Manager Tool version that is used with this update is 10.0.6.0.
Scanner version and changes
The scanner version that is used with this update is 9.2.24.1000 for Windows and 9.2.24.0000 for other platforms. The disconnected scanner version that is used with this update is 10.0.6.0 and 9.2.24.0 for IBM I.

10.0.5.1 Application update 10.0.5.1

Table 9. Published site version
Name of component Version Updated in the release
BigFix Inventory Content Site 144 Yes
BigFix Inventory Software Catalog (main version) 10.0.5.1 Yes
BigFix Inventory Software Catalog (version on endpoint) 2638638 Yes
BigFix Inventory Server 10.0.5.0 No
BigFix Inventory Server: ILMT Core library 9.2.23 No
BigFix Inventory Server: ILMT Catalog 9.2.23 No
BigFix Inventory Scanner 9.2.23.1000 (Windows)

9.2.23.0000 (other platforms)

No

No

BigFix Inventory Disconnected Scanner

10.0.5.0

9.2.23.0 (for IBM I)

No
BigFix Inventory VM Manager Tool 10.0.5.0 No
SAP Metric Data Collector 10.0.5.0 No
Included software catalog
  • New discovery capability for:
    • Adobe
    • Autodesk
    • Citrix
    • JetBrains
    • McAfee
    • Microsoft
    • MongoDB
    • Oracle
    • Veritas
    • VMware
  • Defect fixes and client ideas implemented.
  • Software Catalog version 10.0.5.1 with capability to discover more than 270 new software components.

For more information, refer to:

Catalog Release Notes: https://software.bigfix.com/download/tema/catalog/BFI_catalog_release_notes.pdf Catalog Change List: https://software.bigfix.com/download/tema/catalog/changelist/BFI_catalog_changelist_2021_08.pdf

Modified content

The version number of the fixlet is: 10.0.5.1

The following fixlets were updated and should be run to install latest versions of the specific components: 

  • Update Software Catalog
  • Initiate Software Scan
Enhancements and important changes
The following table lists enhancements and changes that are introduced in this update:
Abstract Description Available since
Improved signature discovery for Oracle Database and Oracle Database Client versions 18, 19 and 21 Signatures for Oracle Database and Oracle Database Client versions 18, 19 and 21 were improved and the product patch level will be available in BigFix Inventory as Detailed Version. Due to this change, after importing software catalog 10.0.5.1 the previous discovery of these products in versions 18 and above may disappear until a next software scan is completed on BigFix endpoints 10.0.5.1
Improved discovery of Oracle Clusterware Added discovery for releases 11.2, 12.1 and 19.0 10.0.5.1
Improved discovery for Oracle Essebase Signature for releases 11.1 w changed and signatures for versions 11.2, 19.3, 21.1, 21.2 were added for Windows and Linux platforms. 10.0.5.1
Improved discovery for Database Gateway for Microsoft SQL Server Signatures for releases 11.1 and 12.1 were changed and additionally a signature for 12.2 was added. 10.0.5.1
Client ideas
The following client ideas were implemented:
ID Description Available since
BFINV-I-148 Expand and improve Discovery Support for MongoDB products: MongoDB Community Server, MongoDB Enterprise Server, MongoDB Compass, MongoDB Ops Manager, MongoDB Kafka Connector, MongoDB BI Connector 10.0.5.1
BI-5862 Added signatures for versions 16.4 and 16.7 for Linux and Windows. 10.0.5.1
Defect fixes and enhancements

For the list of known defects please refer to HCL Knowledge Base.

The following table lists APARs and other defects that are fixed in this update.
ID Symptoms Behavior after you install the update Available since
Catalog updates
KB0092040 PostgreSQL discovery capability which uses File Version different from the component version need to be changed to use file size. Changed signature components of discovery capability for versions: 10.0, 10.1, 10.3, 10.4, 10.5, 10.6, 10.9, 11.3, 12.1, 12.4 so they now use file size which solves this issue 10.0.5.1
KB0091156 NetBackup publisher for version 8.0 and above should be changed to Veritas. NetBackup publisher was changed from “Symantec” to “Veritas” for components with version 8 and above. 10.0.5.1
KB0087826 Discovered Essbase Server version does not exist. Signature for version 11.3 was deleted. 10.0.5.1
KB0091939 Signatures for Apache Web Server are delivering false discovery due to duplicated signatures with Apache HTTP Server. Apache Web Server component was merged to Apache HTTP Server – one signature for version 2.0 on Windows was moved, the rest were deleted. 10.0.5.1
KB0091078 Lack of discovery for Oracle Database 18c Fixed signature deliver correct discovery. 10.0.5.1
KB0091349 Oracle Database Client can be installed in a different folder than existing signatures. Fixed signature is using different file for version extraction delivering correct discovery. 10.0.5.1
KB0092098 Oracle Database Gateway for Microsoft SQL Server 11.2 reports wrong version Signatures for release 11.2 were changed. 10.0.5.1
KB0092650 Installshield Isscript signature v.11.5 should be remapped to InstallShield Scripting Engine v.11.50 Discovery capability was fixed for version 11.50 to show InstallShield Software Corporation publisher instead Roxio Inc. 10.0.5.1
BI-6584 Missing link to IBM limitations concerning BigFix Inventory

Added the link to IBM limitations at Limitations section in BigFix Inventory Documentation

Link: Limitations

10.0.5.1
BI-6375 Incorrect SLM tag generated for Adobe Muse CC by Initiate Software Scan fixlet in version 10.0.5.0 Customers who use fixlet ‘Initiate Software Scan’ in version 10.0.5.0 may observe incorrect license calculation for Adobe Muse CC. In such case update fixlet to version 10.0.5.1 or above is required. 10.0.5.1

10.0.5 Application update 10.0.5

Table 10. Published site version
Name of component Version Updated in the release
BigFix Inventory Content Site 143 Yes
BigFix Inventory Software Catalog (main version) 10.0.5.0 Yes
BigFix Inventory Software Catalog (version on endpoint) 2638622 Yes
BigFix Inventory Server 10.0.5.0 Yes
BigFix Inventory Server: ILMT Core library 9.2.23 Yes
BigFix Inventory Server: ILMT Catalog 9.2.23 Yes
BigFix Inventory Scanner 9.2.23.1000 (Windows

9.2.23.0000 (other platforms)

BigFix Inventory Disconnected Scanner

10.0.5.0

9.2.23.0 (for IBM I)

Yes
BigFix Inventory VM Manager Tool

10.0.5.0

Yes
SAP Metric Data Collector 10.0.5.0 Yes
Changes to TLS support

After upgrading to version 10.0.5, TLS 1 and TLS 1.1 are disabled and do not work. Only TLS 1.2 is supported. Therefore, customers may notice connection issues to database and hypervisors from VM Tool.

To mitigate problem on MS SQL, please install appropriate Software Pack / Content Update for Microsoft SQL Server database (Software requirements).

To migrate problem on VMware ESXi upgrade to VMware ESXi 6.0 Update 3 (Detailed system requirements).

Changes to contract management

Contract can now be defined for product and any metric in new AllContracts report. This report is available from Reports menu and from new Contracts section in main dashboard. This upgrade includes the capability to define contracts manually. API for integration and automation will be available shortly.

Custom metrics management is available in both Products & Metrics and All Contracts reports. New custom metrics can be added, modified, assigned to products, used in new contracts definition, software bundling and as filtering option. Product Metric per Group is new report with supporting data for contracts but also offers more reporting capability. With new Product Metric per Group report, it is now possible to see product metric calculation per computer group in one view. For optimal performance in current version, this report supports by default up to 20 computer groups Even if more computer groups are defined, the additional reports are not listed.

All panels related to previous contract management functionality are marked as deprecated and will be hidden by default in the future BigFix Inventory release with option to enable them back.

For more information refer to user documentation.

Support for BigFix platform Server Based Computer Groups

BigFix 10.0.4 introduced Server Based Computer Groups which require dedicated support. If BigFix Inventory import was already run with previous version of BigFix Inventory (lower than 10.0.5) then there is a need to resynchronize computer group definition, for details please see documentation.

Included software catalog

This release includes Software Catalog version 10.0.5.0 with capability to discover around 360 new software versions.

For more information, please refer to:

Modified content

The version number of the fixlets is 10.0.5.0.

The following fixlets were updated and will no longer use zip/unzip in order to pack/unpack files, but 7zip on Windows:

  • Scanner
    • Install or upgrade scanner
    • Install or upgrade scanner in private mode on Windows
    • Initiate software scan
    • Upload software scan results
    • Force re-uploading of software scan results
    • Run capacity scan and upload results
  • VM Manager
    • Install VM Manager Tool
    • Install additional VM Manager Tool
    • Update VM Manager Tool to version
    • Force VM Manager Tool scan results upload
    • Schedule VM Manager Tool scan results upload
  • Troubleshooting
    • Collect logs from endpoints
    • Edit Scanner Trace Settings
  • BigFix Inventory update
    • Upgrade to the latest version of BigFix Inventory
    • Upgrade to the interim version 10.0.2.0 of BigFix Inventory if version older than 9.2.14
    • Download the Disconnected Scanner Package
    • Download the Disconnected Scanner Package for IBM i
    • Software Catalog Update
  • Other
    • Install SAP Metric Data Collector
    • Update SAP Metric Data Collector
    • Identify Computers on Public Clouds
    • Get Oracle Concurrent Sessions Number
    • Get Oracle Features
    • Test CIT signature
Enhancements and important changes

For a list of enhancements introduce in this release, see: What's new

Defect fixes and enhancements

For the list of known defects please refer to HCL Knowledge Base.

The following table lists APARs and other defects that are fixed in this update.

ID Symptoms Behavior after you install the update Available since
Server updates
KB0088181 On Windows systems, when Scanner trace log level is set to MAX, wscansw.exe Catalog Based Scan step significantly increases it's duration also causing high CPU usage. This has been resolved and duration or CPU usage do not occuroccur any moreanymore. 10.0.5.0
KB0089750 Shared Disk import fails with ERROR: LMT ETL step failed, Value is too long. The issue is fixed. 10.0.5.0
KB0089733 BFI cannot connect to LDAP/LDAPS. The issue is fixed. If the problem persists after upgrade, refer to documentation 10.0.5.0
KB0089710 Issue with the branches cause that Oracle discovery based on ISO is not reported. The issue is fixed. 10.0.5.0
KB0091200 Schema update fails on dropping DBO.SAM_FILE_FACTS_SCD_SCAN_FILE_ID_INDEX The issue is fixed, and schema update works properly. 10.0.5.0
KB0091029 OutOfMemory exception during File Facts import. Import is hanging. The issue is fixed. 10.0.5.0
KB0090178 Performance fix on Inventory Builder: Discovered Software Details Optimized algorithm to overcome bad execution plans on MS SQL 10.0.5.0
KB0089730 BigFix Inventory 10.0.4.0 schema update is failing Defect fixed and the update is not failing 10.0.5.0
KB0090975 BigFix Inventory SQL temadb maintenance job is failing on MS SQL with SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CS_AS collation is set on the MS SQL instance Job definition has been adjusted to work on case sensitive environments. Jobs has been also split into two tasks: Check the BFI Import and Reorganize all indexes 10.0.5.0
KB0091207 "Has Usage" values in the in the Usage per Computer panel were set incorrectly to "No" in some cases. Moreover, CSV and PDF report files exported in the panel were missing usage details for records with the "Has Usage" value set to "No". The issue is fixed for new and updated systems.

10.0.5.0

KB0091264 BFI server upgrade issue from V.9.2.11 to v10.0.2 when executing migration script 1526296744_jupiter_fix_prod_inv_apar_ij06399.rb The fix is included in BigFix Inventory 10.0.5, however, HCL support should be contacted to get a hotfix for BigFix Inventory version 10.0.2. 10.0.5.0
KB0090734 Import fails with duplicate key error after upgrade to BFI v10.0.4

Adjusted population of the dictionary, as well as trimming the data after gathering.

Server now supports versions with the trailing spaces.

10.0.5.0
KB0090014

Import fails with duplicate key error after upgrade to BFI v10.0.4

Adjusted the checksum calculation for the version text.

The server will now calculate proper checksum for the ‘0.0’ version

10.0.5.0

KB0091465 Outdated VM Manager Status for non VM Manager managed endpoints Incorrect condition for highlighting results as outdated adjusted to exclude physical/bare metal endpoint. 10.0.5.0
KB0091337 Solaris x86 Partition Cores not updated after upgrading to 10.0.2

Due to changes in underlying Solaris x86 processing, information shown on UI was not updated.

Information is updated after first data import.

PVU / RVU MAPC calculation was not affected.

10.0.5.0
KB0091089 Delete false end of support date for HCL products End of supports dates set by IBM to 2019-07-01 for HCL products were deleted since support is continued by HCL now. In BigFix Inventory lower than v10.0.5 and IBM License Metric Tool those dates are still set. For details see Interpret EOS dates.

10.0.5.0

BI-3828 BFI is starting for a long time (30 minutes or more), nothing shown on UI. Occurs when application is not able to connect to database. Database connection handling was improved. Proper messages appear when connection to database is lost. Re-connecting was also improved. 10.0.5.0
BI-5125 During Install Path update step of inventory builder (adding ISV paths) - instance and bundling tags updated improperly on shared instances, such as, shared instances have tags from original instances. This issue is fixed, and tags are updated properly. 10.0.5.0
BI-5202 After adding a new metric to a product, Install Seats metric is removed from this product after the next data import.

The issue is fixed.

When there is first import after BigFix Inventory upgrade, missing metrics will be restored.

10.0.5.0
BI-4601 Registered Users metric aggregation performance is very slow. Performance of Registered Users and other metrics aggregation is improved. Aggregation calculation uses now all logical CPUs by default. 10.0.5.0
BI-4728 VMManager Upgrade was behaving different in non-windows when Copy folder was not present VMManager action for non-windows is now in-line with windows. 10.0.5.0
BI-5168 When Upgrade was triggered, if there were no necessary permissions for the reindexing job then there was an error without sufficient information During upgrade, checks were added to validate DB owner and edition of DB and necessary warnings/ information is displayed. 10.0.5.0
IJ30106 When a new connection to Oracle VM Server is defined in License Metric Tool, status of all existing Hyper-V connections changes to Invalid Credentials. The issue does not occur. 10.0.5.0
198690 An unexpected error might occur when SSO is configured without properly configured Webseal Reverse Proxy. The issue does not occur. 10.0.5.0
198541 When FIPS compliance is enabled and server is upgraded, it is not possible to log in to UI. The issue is fixed. 10.0.5.0
198507 The OutOfMemoryError exception is thrown by the application server. Max heap size has been increased for default configuration. 10.0.5.0
198503 When the Docker scan is disabled, the /var/lib/docker folder is unnecessarily scanned. Docker directory is excluded from scan when docker scan is disabled. 10.0.5.0
198769 When you run the vmman -retrievedebugdata command, the connection fails with the following status: Invalid Credentials - Cannot complete login due to an incorrect username or password. The problem occurs if the username or password that is specified for the VM manager contains the ampersand (&). The issue is fixed. 10.0.5.0
Content updates
KB0089469 Run Capacity Scan on Virtualization Hosts is relevant even for endpoint not being hypervisor host

Updated relevance to check if system is capable to be a hypervisor:

module kvm listed in /proc/modules

processor got flag vmx or svm in /proc/cpuinfo. As a result, fixlet is no longer applicable for the endpoint not capable to host.

10.0.5.0
KB0091295 "Get Oracle Features" fixlet placing the file lmt_bfi_get_script.sh always in instance owner's folder An option to use temporary folder instead of Oracle instance owner’s folder is added. 10.0.5.0
KB0090976 docker host's BESClient installation is discovered in docker containers when the host volume is visible on docker The docker host’s BESClient installation is not discovered on docker

10.0.5.0

KB0087650

Software Scan returns with error code 1

Fixed and the behavior is no longer observed 10.0.5.0
KB0092316 Fixlet "Upgrade to the latest version of BigFix Inventory (10.0.5.0)" may fail during the execution. The issue does not occur.
Catalog updates
KB0091403 Signature for Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise v11.1 needs to be deleted due to false discovery with other products. The signature was deleted.

10.0.5.0

KB0091154 NetBackup 3.0 signature is falsely discovering other software due to wrong CIT operator The CIT operator was changed. The discovery is now valid.

10.0.5.0

KB0091415

Signatures for “Checkpoint SmartConsole” require deletion of file version.

Only file size should be checked.

Two signatures with incorrect “1.0” version were modified – check for the version was deleted. 10.0.5.0
KB0091284

Signatures for “Microsoft .NET Core” v1.1 and v1.0 need to be deleted.

Template signature with version restriction needs to be updated for version 1.x

Signatures for “Microsoft .NET Core” v1.1 and v1.0 were deleted.

Template signature with version restriction was updated for version 1.x

10.0.5.0

KB0089612

Signature for component IBM Tivoli Enterprise Console 3.9 delivers false discovery.

The signature was deleted.

10.0.5.0

KB0089415

File confix.xml is used as main discovery point causing extensive file read (long scan time and CPU utilization).

Two signatures were deleted.

10.0.5.0

KB0091120

Discovery for Oracle Clusterware reports wrong component version.

Signature for version 10.2 was fixed. Next catalog will provide new way of discovery for this software.

10.0.5.0

BI-5659 Component name of “InstallShield” 11.0 and 11.5 should be changed to “InstallShield Scripting Engine”.

Product “InstallShield Scripting Engine” was added.

Component name was changed for the version and two releases.

10.0.5.0
BI-5954 Signatures for the Adobe Acrobat Reader DC versions 2020, 2021, 2022 are missing. Signatures for the Adobe Acrobat Reader DC versions 2020, 2021, 2022 were added. 10.0.5.0
Documentation updates
KB0089517 'Bundling assistant’ still not referred as ‘Automated bundling’ across the document.

Corrected the phrase ‘Bundling assistant’ across the document. After changing ‘Automatic Bundling’ feature name to ‘Bundling Assistant’ not all documentations pages were updated.

Doc link: BFI_10.0 document

10.0.5.0
KB0090889 Document limitation on vulnerabilities found in BFI

Improved documentation about elements impacting accuracy of CVE reporting in BFI

Doc link: Checking common vulnerabilities

10.0.5.0
KB0089359 Issue with VM manager central ID

Added a note in the VM Manager Installation requirement section about the BESRootServer.

Doc link: VM Manager Tool installation requirements

10.0.5.0
KB0092166 BFI 10.0.3 import after upgrade from 10.0.1 taking over 500 hours

Updated the document about performance improvement of computers that involves using the maxAggregationThreads and maxReaggregationThreads variables to control the number of CPUs being used.

Doc link: Advanced server settings

10.0.5.0
BI-5023 Update the document for UUID, Outdated VM Manager Data status and correct the information about WinRM command and Hyper_v URL.

Updated the document with information about:

  • Troubleshooting No VM Manager data status

  • Corrected the syntax of a WinRM command.

  • Updated ‘Identifying computers in public clouds’ section.

  • Corrected the ‘default port’ used in configuring WinRM.

Doc links:

10.0.5.0
BI-5256 End Of Support Date is not correct for various Microsoft Products

Added the information that the End of Support date for Microsoft Component in Software Component shows the ‘extended support date’ and not the ‘end of support date’. The date can be manually updated.

Doc link: Changing the EOS

10.0.5.0
BI-6025 Update software requirements and SPCR details

Updated ‘security enhancements’ in the what’s new, new requirements in the software requirements and system requirements.

Doc links:

10.0.5.0
VM Manager Tool version and changes

The VM Manager Tool version that is used with this update is 10050. Logs per VM Manager are included in config files for better readability of logs.

Scanner version and changes

The scanner version that is used with this update is 9.2.23.1000 for Windows and 9.2.23.0000 for other platforms. The disconnected scanner version that is used with this update is 10.0.5.0 and 9.2.23.0 for IBM I.

10.0.4.1 Application update 10.0.4.1

Table 11. Published site version
Name of component Version Updated in the release
BigFix Inventory Content Site 140 Yes
BigFix Inventory Software Catalog (main version) 10.0.4.1 Yes
BigFix Inventory Software Catalog (version on endpoint) 2638593 Yes
BigFix Inventory Server 10.0.4.0 Yes
BigFix Inventory Server: ILMT Core library 9.2.22 Yes
BigFix Inventory Server: ILMT Catalog 9.2.22 Yes
BigFix Inventory Scanner

9.2.22.1000 (Windows)

9.2.22.0000 (other platforms)

Yes
BigFix Inventory Disconnected Scanner 10.0.4.0

9.2.22.0 (for IBM I)

Yes
BigFix Inventory VM Manager Tool 10.0.4.0 Yes
SAP Metric Data Collector 10.0.4.0 Yes
Included software catalog
  • New discovery capabilities for:
    • BMC
    • CA Technologies
    • Citrix
    • Oracle
    • Red Hat
    • Veritas
    • VMware
  • Several defect fixes and customer Ideas
  • This release includes Software Catalog version 10.0.4.1 with capability to discover more than 160 software versions.

For more information, refer to:

Modified content
  • The version included in the fixlet names is: 10.0.4.1
  • The software catalog was updated and the catalog fixlet must be run to install latest versions of the specific components.
Enhancements and important changes
Table 12. Enhancements
Abstract Description Available since
New Oracle Java 6 discovery Added new signatures for Java 6 based on package data for UNIX and Windows platform.

10.0.4.1

Oracle SQL Developer 4.1. missing discovery for Unix Implemented Oracle SQL Developer 4.1. signature for UNIX.

10.0.4.1

SolarWinds TFTP Server signatures using too generic executable name. Added new template signature based on package. 10.0.4.1
McAfee agent signatures missing discovery for Unix.

Enhanced existing signature for UNIX discovery.

10.0.4.1
Defect fixes

For the list of known defects please refer to HCL Knowledge Base.

The following table lists APARs and other defects that are fixed in this update.

Table 13. Defect fixes
ID Symptoms Behavior after you install the update Available since
Catalog updates

KB0089722

NetBackup from Symantec and Veritas signatures were creating duplicate discovery and double backslashes in the installation path. Change in discovery no longer causes duplication and duplicate backslashes in the installation path. 10.0.4.1
KB0089553 Windows Defender signatures were based on the wrong executable name The existing signatures are replaced with a template signature using a correct executable. 10.0.4.1
KB0089920 Robocopy & Robust File Copy Utility are the same component and separate signatures for them cause double discovery Robocopy signatures were deleted and product is discovered under Robust File Copy Utility. 10.0.4.1

KB0089876

Sun Calc and Windows Calculator signatures causing mismatch Signatures that use generic file names were removed. 10.0.4.1
KB0090200 Discovery for Oracle JDK/SDK 14.0 is mismatched with Adopt OpenJDK Change in discovery for Oracle JDK/SDK ensures proper reporting of vendors and its components. 10.0.4.1
KB0090106 Collabnet Subversion discovery was using file version and common file name Discovery method was updatd to file size discovery and the result no longer mismatches with other components. 10.0.4.1
KB0089924 SUN Java Support version 5.2 is delivering false discovery based on installation files for IBM DB2 component Signatures for Java Support that caused the false-positive discovery were deleted from the catalog. 10.0.4.1
Implemented customer ideas

BFINV-I-181

AdoptOpenJDK-JRE 8 (Runtime-Only, no JDK) 10.0.4.1
BFINV-I-182

AdoptOpenJDK-JRE 9 (Runtime-Only, no JDK)

10.0.4.1

BFINV-I-183

AdoptOpenJDK-JRE 10 (Runtime-Only, no JDK)

10.0.4.1

BFINV-I-184

AdoptOpenJDK-JRE 11 (Runtime-Only, no JDK)

10.0.4.1

BFINV-I-185

AdoptOpenJDK-JRE 12 (Runtime-Only, no JDK)

10.0.4.1

BFINV-I-186

AdoptOpenJDK-JRE 13 (Runtime-Only, no JDK)

10.0.4.1

BFINV-I-187

AdoptOpenJDK-JRE 14 (Runtime-Only, no JDK)

10.0.4.1

BFINV-I-188

AdoptOpenJDK-JRE 15 (Runtime-Only, no JDK)

10.0.4.1

10.0.4 Application update 10.0.4

Table 14. Published site version
Name of component Version Updated in the release
BigFix Inventory Content Site 140 Yes
BigFix Inventory Software Catalog (main version) 10.0.4.0 Yes
BigFix Inventory Software Catalog (version on endpoint) 2638578 Yes
BigFix Inventory Server 10.0.4.0 Yes
BigFix Inventory Server: ILMT Core library 9.2.22 Yes
BigFix Inventory Server: ILMT Catalog 9.2.22 Yes
BigFix Inventory Scanner

9.2.22.1000 (Windows)

9.2.22.0000 (other platforms)

Yes
BigFix Inventory Disconnected Scanner 10.0.4.0

9.2.22.0 (for IBM I)

Yes
BigFix Inventory VM Manager Tool 10.0.4.0 Yes
SAP Metric Data Collector 10.0.4.0 Yes
Included software catalog

This release includes Software Catalog version 10.0.4.0 containing:

  • Added capability to discover 350 software versions.
  • Defect fixes

For more information, please refer to:

Modified content

The version included in the fixlet names is: 10.0.4.0

The following fixlets were updated and should be run to install latest versions of the specific components:

  • Upgrade to the latest version of BigFix Inventory 10.x  
  • Software Catalog Update  
  • Install or Upgrade Scanner  
  • Install or Upgrade Scanner in private mode on Windows 
  • Update SAP Metric Data Collector  
  • Update VM Manager Tool  
  • Download the Disconnected Scanner Package for IBM I  
  • Download the Disconnected Scanner Package 
The following fixlets were updated and require that actions created by their previous versions are stopped and then started by using the updated fixlets. Restarting actions is necessary to ensure that new features work properly:
  • Run Capacity Scan and Upload Results (10.0.4.0)
  • Initiate Software Scan (10.0.4.0)
  • Get Oracle Features (10.0.4.0)
  • Get Oracle Concurrent Sessions Number (10.0.4.0)
  • Discover Remote Shared Disks (10.0.4.0)
The following fixlets were updated but it does not require any additional action:
  • Uninstall Scanner (10.0.4.0)
  • Download BigFix Inventory (10.0.40)
  • Identify Computers on Public Clouds (10.0.4.0)
  • Install Additional VM Manager Tool (OPTIONAL) (10.0.4.0)
  • Update VM Manager Tool to version (10.0.4.0)
  • Download BigFix Inventory (10.0.34/0)  
Enhancements and important changes

For a list of enhancements introduce in this release, see: What's new

Defect fixes and enhancements

For the list of known defects please refer to HCL Knowledge Base.

The following table lists APARs and other defects that are fixed in this update.

Table 15. Defect fixes
ID Symptoms Behavior after you install the update Available since
Server updates
KB0085297 CIT Upgrade fails if Alternate location is used and BesClient is uninstalled/reinstalled Install or Upgrade Scanner fixlet can successfully install the scanner. 10.0.4.0
KB0085082 Data Import: Getting the scan results fails when file has been changed since data import and is requested to fetch during import For the File Facts scan results operation is repeated in the new implementation. 10.0.4.0
KB0075700 BigFix Inventory Data Imports suddenly increase in time due to File Facts ETL step There is provided improved implementation of File Facts import significantly improving the duration of File Fact import and additional protection mechanism against overload. 10.0.4.0
KB0086966

Some AIX systems might have a 'sed' command that is not handling the requests to put line endings. Instead of a new line, 'n' character is placed by dropping '\' from '\n', which is expected to be interpreted as new line.

As a result, it creates invalid output and it's neither shown in the BigFix Console nor imported to the BigFix Inventory.

The problem does not occur.

10.0.4.0

KB0086020

Improved actions performance on file scanned data report

Removed some excessive indexes and added new indexes related to Scanned File Data.

10.0.4.0

KB0086349 Add support for ISO SWID Tag in 2009 specification: NetBackup, Splunk, McAfee and more. BFI supports software identification through files which are complaint to 2009 specification. 10.0.4.0

KB0087604

Saved Reports do not Automatically Email when SSO debug logs are enabled. Saved Reports e-mail notification works properly. 10.0.4.0

KB0085584

File Facts scan with issue in payload - Endpoint side prevention. [Windows only] Status code 5 is visible because of Initiate software Scan in ‘Software Scan status’ analysis after finishing the system file scan with empty result. 10.0.4.0
KB0088612 Data Import hangs on DB2 11.5 There is confirmed DB2 bug causing that sporadically query might hang. BFI restart resolves the issue. There is recommended to apply IT35984 as soon as would be released by IBM DB2. 10.0.4.0
KB0085086 Data Import: Using the resync option expose issue with getting the file is no longer there - file is tried to be fetch every import Files with not matching computer id are discarded and not preserved in database avoiding picking them up again during re-synchronization. 10.0.4.0
BI-3899

Empty rows are displayed when filtering by 'Recognized', 'Caused Detection' columns on Package Data and Scanned File Data reports

For 'Recognized' column, the problem has been fixed. 'Caused Detection' column has been completely removed, as well as related ‘enable_caused_detection’ setting. Saved reports which use this column should be re-created manually. 10.0.4.0
BI-4654 Warning dialog shows up when stopping application using Windows service. Stopping and restarting application using Windows service does not trigger any warning popups. 10.0.4
BI-4513 For software_instances v2 API, suppression does not work when JSON is submitted with NULL product fields. Also confirmation is not always migrated. Suppression works with NULL product fields, confirmation is always migrated. 10.0.4
BI-3438 Re-sync option does not work for DB2 if compatibility vector is not set to MYS. Re-sync option works properly. 10.0.4

IJ29172

Software Scan Status Analysis fails when BESClient.exe and _BESData folder are on different drives.

The issue does not occur.

10.0.4

IJ29179

Part of the hosts from the same cluster may not be processed even though the scan results are correct (mostly HYPER-V)

The issue does not occur.

10.0.4

198123

Audit trail for setting and clearing entitlements does not provide information about the computer group for which the operation was performed

The issue does not occur.

10.0.4

198493 After upgrade on Windows tema.log shows database errors.

tema]:.[ERROR] Java::ComMicrosoftSqlserverJdbc::SQLServerException: Cannot drop the trigger 'sam.software_facts_persistent_trigger_uuid_discoverable_guid', because it does not exist, or you do not have permission.: drop trigger sam.software_facts_persistent_trigger_uuid_discoverable_guid

The issue does not occur. 10.0.4
Scanner updates
Memory allocation statistics for 'Out of memory' exceptions When performing file system or software scanning the memory requirements for the scanner may reach defined limits. To verify these limits, additional logs with memory allocation statistics have been added, exclusively for the AIX platform.

10.0.4

Catalog updates
KB0087392 SolarWinds Network Config Generator 1.0 discovery too generic. Discovery changed from file version to file size. 10.0.4.0
KB0088629 VisualSVN Server signatures mismatch due to different manufactures compilations.

Discovery changed from file version to file size.

10.0.4.0
BI-268 Unified versioning of Microsoft Visual Studio. Version of older Microsoft Visual Studio components was changed to meet Microsoft approach to component version. 10.0.4.0
BI-4565 New template discovery for McAfee Agent. All installed versions of the component are being detected. 10.0.4.0
Document updates
BI-2480 Updated the phrase “Automated bundling” with “Bundling assistant.” Bundling assistant 10.0.4
BI-4414 Updated the document about “upgrade paths for versions 9.2.14, higher and lower.” Upgrading from version 9 10.0.4
BI-4901 Update the document with information about the suggested number of VMs managed by VM Manager tool. VM Managers performance and stability recommendation is to have less than 10 VM Manager Tool connections for a single VM Manager Tool. Use distributed VM Manager Tools to manage additional connections. 10.0.4
BI-4435 Update the document with information about the DEBUG level parameter. Server log file 10.0.4
VM Manager Tool version and changes

The VM Manager Tool version that is used with this update is 10.0.4.0.

Scanner version and changes

The scanner version that is used with this update is 9.2.22.1000 for Windows and 9.2.22.0000 for other platforms. The disconnected scanner version that is used with this update is 10.0.4.0 and 9.2.22.0 for IBM I

10.0.3.1 Application update 10.0.3.1

Table 16. Published site version
Name of component Version Updated in the release
BigFix Inventory Content Site 139 Yes
BigFix Inventory Software Catalog (main version) 10.0.3.1 Yes
BigFix Inventory Software Catalog (version on endpoint) 2638573 Yes
BigFix Inventory Server 10.0.3.0 No
BigFix Inventory Server: ILMT Core library 9.2.21 No
BigFix Inventory Server: ILMT Catalog 9.2.21 No
BigFix Inventory Scanner

9.2.21.1000 (Windows)

9.2.21.0000 (other platforms)

No
BigFix Inventory Disconnected Scanner 10.0.3.0

9.2.21.0 (for IBM I)

No
BigFix Inventory VM Manager Tool 10.0.3.0 No
SAP Metric Data Collector 10.0.3.0 No
Included software catalog

This release includes Software Catalog version 10.0.3.1 containing:

  • New discovery capabilities
  • Added 500+ new signatures
  • Defect fixes

For more information, please refer to:

Catalog Release Notes: https://software.bigfix.com/download/tema/catalog/BFI_catalog_release_notes.pdf

Catalog Change List: https://software.bigfix.com/download/tema/catalog/changelist/BFI_catalog_changelist_2021_02.pdf

Modified content
  • The version included in Fixlet name is: 10.0.3.0 with two exceptions.
  • The following Fixlets are updated and should be run to install latest versions of the specific components.
    • Software Catalog Update – Fixlet version 10.0.3.1
    • Initiate Software Scan – Fixlet version 10.0.3.1
Enhancements and important changes
The following table lists important changes that are introduced in this update:
Table 17. Enhancement and important changes
Abstract Description Available since
Catalog updates
New Adobe Apps 2021 CC discovery Added Adobe Apps 2021 CC discovery capability based on the executable and package data. 10.0.3.1
New .NET Core discovery Added discovery capability of .NET Core version 2.0 and newer. 10.0.3.1
New JRE and JDK/SDK discovery Added discovery capability of JRE and JDK/SDK versions 14 and 15 on Windows and Linux platforms. 10.0.3.1
New Red Hat AMQ Broker discovery Added discovery capability of AMQ Broker versions 7.0-7.8.

10.0.3.1

New JBoss Web Server discovery Added discovery capability of JBoss Web Server versions 5.0-5.4. 10.0.3.1
New Apache Cassandra discovery Added discovery capability of Apache Cassandra versions 2.1-2.2 and versions 3.0-3.11.

10.0.3.1

Defect fixes and enhancements

For the list of known defects, refer to HCL Knowledge Base.

The following table lists APARs and other defects that are fixed in this update:
Table 18. Defect fixes
ID Symptoms Behavior after you install the update Available since
Catalog updates
BI-3463 Google Chrome signatures are incorrectly discovering Chromium. After catalog upload and import, discovery will appear immediately.

10.0.3.1

KB0084420 Discovery that is supposed to discover ActivePerl discovers other non-ActivePerl installations. After catalog upload and import, discovery will appear immediately.

10.0.3.1

KB0085410 Discovery that is supposed to discover Strawberry Perl discovers other non-Strawberry Perl installations. After catalog upload and import, discovery will appear immediately.

10.0.3.1

KB0085953

Discovery Blend for Visual Studio is delivering false discovery of "Blend for Visual Studio SDK for .NET 4.5" and "Blend for Visual Studio Silverlight 5". After catalog upload and import, discovery will appear immediately.

10.0.3.1

KB0086514

Discovery is misidentifying other installed software as Kofax Capture due to common executable name.

Created new discovery based on the package data for version 9.0, 10.0, 10.1, 10.2, 11.0 and for 8.0 replaced executable version with its size.

10.0.3.1

KB0086734 Discovery of Oracle Java Platform SE 11 which is in the catalog conflicts with other Oracle Java discovery capability. Discovery capability was removed.

10.0.3.1

Fixlet updates

KB0085584

File Facts scan result might be corrupted by Scanner or post processing in some rare conditions like:

  • Disabled Windows Host Script (possibility to execute vbs scripts) on Windows endpoints

  • Terminated/empty result from Scanner itself

Added the following prevention checks to the 'Initiate software scan' fixlet to handle corrupted scan results or post processing issues:

1) Pre-check if script can be run and stop the 'Initiate Software Scan' if fails.

2) avoid creation of the delta file if data are corrupted

10.0.3.1

10.0.3.1 Application update 10.0.3.1

Table 19. Published site version
Name of component Version Updated in the release
BigFix Inventory Content Site 139 Yes
BigFix Inventory Software Catalog (main version) 10.0.3.1 Yes
BigFix Inventory Software Catalog (version on endpoint) 2638573 Yes
BigFix Inventory Server 10.0.3.0 No
BigFix Inventory Server: ILMT Core library 9.2.21 No
BigFix Inventory Server: ILMT Catalog 9.2.21 No
BigFix Inventory Scanner

9.2.21.1000 (Windows)

9.2.21.0000 (other platforms)

No
BigFix Inventory Disconnected Scanner 10.0.3.0

9.2.21.0 (for IBM I)

No
BigFix Inventory VM Manager Tool 10.0.3.0 No
SAP Metric Data Collector 10.0.3.0 No
Included software catalog

This release includes Software Catalog version 10.0.3.1 containing:

  • New discovery capabilities
  • Added 500+ new signatures
  • Defect fixes

For more information, please refer to:

Catalog Release Notes: https://software.bigfix.com/download/tema/catalog/BFI_catalog_release_notes.pdf

Catalog Change List: https://software.bigfix.com/download/tema/catalog/changelist/BFI_catalog_changelist_2021_02.pdf

Modified content
  • The version included in Fixlet name is: 10.0.3.0 with two exceptions.
  • The following Fixlets are updated and should be run to install latest versions of the specific components.
    • Software Catalog Update – Fixlet version 10.0.3.1
    • Initiate Software Scan – Fixlet version 10.0.3.1
Enhancements and important changes
The following table lists important changes that are introduced in this update:
Table 20. Enhancement and important changes
Abstract Description Available since
Catalog updates
New Adobe Apps 2021 CC discovery Added Adobe Apps 2021 CC discovery capability based on the executable and package data. 10.0.3.1
New .NET Core discovery Added discovery capability of .NET Core version 2.0 and newer. 10.0.3.1
New JRE and JDK/SDK discovery Added discovery capability of JRE and JDK/SDK versions 14 and 15 on Windows and Linux platforms. 10.0.3.1
New Red Hat AMQ Broker discovery Added discovery capability of AMQ Broker versions 7.0-7.8.

10.0.3.1

New JBoss Web Server discovery Added discovery capability of JBoss Web Server versions 5.0-5.4. 10.0.3.1
New Apache Cassandra discovery Added discovery capability of Apache Cassandra versions 2.1-2.2 and versions 3.0-3.11.

10.0.3.1

Defect fixes and enhancements

For the list of known defects, refer to HCL Knowledge Base.

The following table lists APARs and other defects that are fixed in this update:
Table 21. Defect fixes
ID Symptoms Behavior after you install the update Available since
Catalog updates
BI-3463 Google Chrome signatures are incorrectly discovering Chromium. After catalog upload and import, discovery will appear immediately.

10.0.3.1

KB0084420 Discovery that is supposed to discover ActivePerl discovers other non-ActivePerl installations. After catalog upload and import, discovery will appear immediately.

10.0.3.1

KB0085410 Discovery that is supposed to discover Strawberry Perl discovers other non-Strawberry Perl installations. After catalog upload and import, discovery will appear immediately.

10.0.3.1

KB0085953

Discovery Blend for Visual Studio is delivering false discovery of "Blend for Visual Studio SDK for .NET 4.5" and "Blend for Visual Studio Silverlight 5". After catalog upload and import, discovery will appear immediately.

10.0.3.1

KB0086514

Discovery is misidentifying other installed software as Kofax Capture due to common executable name.

Created new discovery based on the package data for version 9.0, 10.0, 10.1, 10.2, 11.0 and for 8.0 replaced executable version with its size.

10.0.3.1

KB0086734 Discovery of Oracle Java Platform SE 11 which is in the catalog conflicts with other Oracle Java discovery capability. Discovery capability was removed.

10.0.3.1

Fixlet updates

KB0085584

File Facts scan result might be corrupted by Scanner or post processing in some rare conditions like:

  • Disabled Windows Host Script (possibility to execute vbs scripts) on Windows endpoints

  • Terminated/empty result from Scanner itself

Added the following prevention checks to the 'Initiate software scan' fixlet to handle corrupted scan results or post processing issues:

1) Pre-check if script can be run and stop the 'Initiate Software Scan' if fails.

2) avoid creation of the delta file if data are corrupted

10.0.3.1

10.0.3 Application update 10.0.3

Table 22. Published site version
Name of component Version Updated in the release
BigFix Inventory Content Site 138 Yes
BigFix Inventory Software Catalog (main version) 10.0.3.0 Yes
BigFix Inventory Software Catalog (version on endpoint) 2638564 Yes
BigFix Inventory Server 10.0.3.0 Yes
BigFix Inventory Server: ILMT Core library 9.2.21 Yes
BigFix Inventory Server: ILMT Catalog 9.2.21 Yes
BigFix Inventory Scanner

9.2.21.1000 (Windows)

9.2.21.0000 (other platforms)

Yes
BigFix Inventory Disconnected Scanner 10.0.3.0

9.2.21.0 (for IBM I)

Yes
BigFix Inventory VM Manager Tool 10.0.3.0 Yes
SAP Metric Data Collector 10.0.3.0 Yes
Changes to supported systems and upgrade paths

BigFix Inventory supports direct upgrade to the latest version. For versions lower than 9.2.14, it is not possible to upgrade BigFix Inventory directly to the latest version. To upgrade to the latest version, upgrade to version 10.0.2 first using this fixlet, migrate the Database Schema and then use Upgrade to the latest version of BigFix Inventory (10.0.4.0) to upgrade to the latest version.

For details on how to upgrade BigFix Inventory, refer to Upgrading to BigFix Inventory v10

Changes to user interface
Improved icons in menus, reports, and dialog boxes.
Included software catalog

This release includes Software Catalog version 10.0.3.0 which includes:

  • IBM License Metric Tool Software Catalog version 9.2.21.0
  • Added discovery capability for 228 software versions including discovering Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform
For more information, refer to
Catalog Release Notes: https://software.bigfix.com/download/tema/catalog/BFI_catalog_release_notes.pdf
Catalog Change List: https://software.bigfix.com/download/tema/catalog/changelist/BFI_catalog_changelist_2020_12.pdf
Modified content

The version included in the fixlet names is: 10.0.3.0

The following fixlets were updated and should be run to install latest versions of the specific components:

  • Upgrade to the latest version of BigFix Inventory 10.x  
  • Software Catalog Update  
  • Install or Upgrade Scanner  
  • Install or Upgrade Scanner in private mode on Windows 
  • Update SAP Metric Data Collector  
  • Update VM Manager Tool  
  • Download the Disconnected Scanner Package for IBM I  
  • Download the Disconnected Scanner Package  

The following fixlets were updated and should be run to install newer versions of the specific components. Restarting actions is necessary to ensure that new features work properly:

  • Run Capacity Scan and Upload Results (10.0.3.0)
  • Initiate Software Scan (10.0.3.0)
  • Get Oracle Features (10.0.3.0)
  • Get Oracle Concurrent Sessions Number (10.0.3.0)
  • Discover Remote Shared Disks (10.0.3.0)

The following fixlets were updated but it does not require any additional action:  

  • Uninstall Scanner (10.0.3.0)
  • Download BigFix Inventory (10.0.3.0)
  • Identify Computers on Public Clouds (10.0.3.0)
  • Install Additional VM Manager Tool (OPTIONAL) (10.0.3.0)
  • Update VM Manager Tool to version (10.0.3.0)
  • Download BigFix Inventory (10.0.3.0)
Enhancements and important changes

For a list of enhancements introduce in this release, see: What's new

Defect fixes
For the list of known defects please refer to HCL Knowledge Base.
The following table lists APARs and other defects that are fixed in this update:
ID Symptoms Behavior after you install the updates Available since
Server updates
KB0082269 BigFix Inventory production.log file does not rotate Configuration has been updated and production.log is no longer produced to avoid duplicated logging

10.0.3.0

KB0084887

While running data imports after upgrading to BFI 10.0.2, there is error in import log as below:

Cannot insert duplicate key row in object 'sam.file_facts_scd' with unique index 'sam_file_facts_scd_computer_id_full_path_sha1_valid_to_index'

The problem does not occur.

10.0.3.0
KB0085129 New dashboard config will not show up after upgrade to 10.0.2 in case a saved report was deleted before upgrade The problem does not occur. 10.0.3.0
KB0085155 Data Import step UsageManager fails on Null value insert into non null column. The problem does not occur. 10.0.3.0

KB0084825

Metric Quantity field is not displaying proper value formatting for following languages CS, DE, ES, NL, pt-BR,SL, HR, HU, RU, PL

Metric Quantity field is proper value formatting for given languages

  • CS:100,000,99 => 100 000,99

  • DE,ES,NL,pt-BR,SL:100,000.99 => 100.000,99

  • HR,HU,RU:100,000.99 => 100 000,99

  • PL:

  • 100.000,99 => 100 000,99

10.0.3.0
KB0085226 API request returns unexpected character '\n' for IP addresses and discovery paths. IP address list is a single text string instead of a table. The problem does not occur. The previous format (used before BFI v10.0.2) is restored. 10.0.3.0
KB0085446 Get Oracle Features fixlet in some cases does not detect Advanced Compression feature The problem does not occur. 10.0.3.0
KB0085384

File Facts scan with unicode character in payload is imported partially when also file checksums are collected. Furthermore, there were kept only records processed.

The Import log file shows the following errors:

WARN: Exception Encoding::CompatibilityError while processing data in file itsitsearch_0_1.xml on computer 30. Message: incompatible character encoding: UTF-8 and ASCII-8BIT

The problem does not occur. 10.03.0
KB0085027 During installation of BFI 10.0.2 on a clean system, default installation directory contains a typo: "C:\Program Files\BigFix Enterprise\BFI", where the word "Enterprise" is spelled "Enterprise" (missing a "r" letter). and resulting in an unexpected location after installation. Typo is corrected and default path is: "C:\Program Files\BigFix Enterprise\BFI"

10.0.3.0

KB0085442 Capacity scans not uploading leading to Outdated or No VM Manager status The problem does not occur. 10.0.3.0
BI-1207 Empty 'File path' displayed on Scanned File Data when file is placed in the root ( / ) directory When file is placed in root directory then Scanned File Data report displays path to this file correctly

10.0.3.0

BI-1104 When BESClient id has changed and there are old, scanned files with old BESClient ids these files are causing warning generation during import process Before files upload old, scanned files are removed

10.0.3.0

BI-2184 When BFI loses connection to database server contract management will display strange message Message has been corrected to display information that connection to database has been lost

10.0.3.0

IJ25637

Installation of the BigFix Inventory server fails because the password for the default KeyStore was not set up correctly. The following error is written in the logs.

com.ibm.license.mgmt.install.ia.actions.EnableEncryption.execute -

securityUtility execution failed with return code:

1, stdout: , stderr: JVMJ9VM015W

Initialization error for library j9jit29(11):

cannot initialize JIT

The problem does not occur. 10.0.3.0
IJ25638 Multiple selection for monthly and weekly schedule of exporting reports does not work correctly. The selection is now intuitive and information about the current setting is displayed. 10.0.3.0
IJ26396 License usage is displayed on the All Metrics report for a product on a computer where no component of that product is installed. It happens on computers where IBM DB2 Advanced Workgroup Server Edition OEM Limited Use 11.1 component was previously bundled to that product (as a charged assignment). The problem does not occur. 10.0.3.0
IJ26514

Import of data fails after manual modification of the etl_settings.yml and the following error is written in the tema.log file.

ERROR (Default Executor-thread-3) loadSystemProperties

java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: No enum constant

com.ibm.license.mgmt.dao.system.EtlSettings

The problem does not occur.

10.0.3.0

IJ26522 Scheduling capacity scan with a disconnected scanner fails on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11. The problem does not occur. 10.0.3.0
IJ26708 When more than one-dollar sign ($) is used for any parameter in the installation response file, the value is incorrectly interpreted. Installation of the BigFix Inventory server might fail. If it does not fail, the value of the parameter that is used is not the same as the one that was provided in the response file. It might result in unexpected behavior. The problem does not occur. 10.0.3.0
IJ26973 In general, the No Host Scan Data status means that the VM is not considered in PVU calculations. To correctly calculate PVU utilization on such a VM, its host must report to BigFix Inventory. However, HP-UX computers with the No Host Scan Data status are contributing to calculation of PVU based on default PVU values. The problem does not occur. 10.0.3.0
197915 Some errors occurring during schema update are not properly handled. Thus, BigFix Inventory upgrade may be shown as successful in case it failed. The problem does not occur. 10.0.3.0
197966 Disconnected scanner can use up to 100% CPU for a long period of time on Windows 2008. The problem does not occur. 10.0.3.0
198084 In case a VM Manager tool configuration file is invalid because the password is blank, “vmman.bat -reloadconfig” command returns error code 0 despite it failed. The problem does not occur. 10.0.3.0
198085 “vmman.bat -stop” command fails on timeout. The problem does not occur. 10.0.3.0
Documentation updates
BI-2346 Added information about Lowering user permissions for BigFix Platform database access database. Managing data sources-Lowering user permission 10.0.3.0
BI-3050 Added more information about the “resync_imports” in the Advanced Server Parameters section based on the information available on the UI. Advanced Server Parameters 10.0.3
BI-3049 In the description of “resync_mode”, added the information about Catalog Scan Only (2). Advanced Server Parameters 10.0.3
VM Manager tool version and changes

The VM Manager Tool version that is used with this update is 10.0.3.0.

Scanner version and changes

The scanner version that is used with this update is 9.2.21.1000 for Windows and 9.2.21.0000 for other platforms. The disconnected scanner version that is used with this update is 10.0.3.0.

10.0.2.1 Content pack 10.0.2.1

Table 23. Published site version
Name of component Version Updated in the release
BigFix Inventory Content Site 137 Yes
BigFix Inventory Software Catalog (main version) 10.0.2.1 Yes
BigFix Inventory Software Catalog (version on endpoint) 2638562 Yes
BigFix Inventory Server 10.0.2.0 No
BigFix Inventory Scanner

9.2.20.2000 (Windows)

9.2.20.1000 (Other platforms)

No
BigFix Inventory Disconnected Scanner 10.0.2.0

9.2.20.0 (for IBM I)

No
BigFix Inventory VM Manager Tool 10.0.2.0 No
SAP Metric Data Collector 10.0.2.0 No
Included software catalog
This release includes Software Catalog version 10.0.2.1 containing:
  • Capability to discover products including the following:
    • BMC software
    • Oracle software
    • SAP software
    • Tibco software
    • Red Hat software
    • Open source Apache software
    • Oracle Java Advanced Management Console Agent as part of Oracle Java auditing function
    • Microsoft 365 Apps as part of Microsoft Office 365 product
  • Defects fixes
  • Discovery capability for 290+ software versions

For more information, please refer to:

Catalog Release Notes: https://software.bigfix.com/download/tema/catalog/BFI_catalog_release_notes.pdf

Modified content
  • The version included in Fixlet name is: 10.0.2.1
  • The 'Software Catalog Update' fixlet was updated and should be run to install latest versions of the specific components.
Important changes
The following table lists important changes that are introduced in this update.
Table 24. Catalog release updates
Abstract Description Available since
Java Advanced Management Console Agent Evidence New signatures providing evidence for auditing use of Oracle Java commercial features 10.0.2.1
Microsoft 365 Apps Discovery enhancement for Microsoft 365 applications as part of Microsoft Office 365 product. Supported editions are: Enterprise, Business and Home with discovery of their components: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access, Publisher, Outlook and OneNote. 10.0.2.1
Defect fixes

For the list of known defects please refer to HCL Knowledge Base.

The following table lists APARs and other defects that are fixed in this update.

Table 25. Defect fixes
ID Symptoms Behavior after you install the update Available since
KB0081696 SQR server for Sybase was incorrectly discovered Corrected signature by replacing component version with the .exe file size. 10.0.2.1
KB0080084

Microsoft ASP.NET Core not in the catalog

Template package signatures were extended to avoid discovering plugins with similar package name. 10.0.2.1
KB0074700

Missing detailed version for Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager Client

Previously added signatures due to different Microsoft versioning were not able to properly discover the product. New signatures check three different possible component version.

Additionally, there is new package signature to provide discovery before running CIT scan.

10.0.2.1
KB0084446 Veritas Storage Foundation for Windows was incorrectly discovered Signature has been deleted. 10.0.2.1
BI-1832

Idea: BFINV-I-152

Microsoft OneDrive is not being discovered for some of its releases New template signature created which includes all Microsoft OneDrive releases. 10.0.2.1
BI-1819 Signature for SPSS OEM Connect for ODBC 5.0 1 1.0 is no longer needed Signature deleted for this component. 10.0.2.1

10.0.2 Application update 10.0.2

Table 26. Published site version
Name of component Version Updated in the release
BigFix Inventory Content Site 136 Yes
BigFix Inventory Software Catalog (main version) 10.0.2.0 Yes
BigFix Inventory Software Catalog (version on endpoint) 2638555 Yes
BigFix Inventory Server 10.0.2.0 Yes
BigFix Inventory Server: ILMT Core library 9.2.20 Yes
BigFix Inventory Server: ILMT Catalog 9.2.20 Yes
BigFix Inventory Scanner 9.2.20.2000 (Windows)

9.2.20.1000 (other platforms)

Yes
BigFix Inventory Disconnected Scanner 10.0.2.0

9.2.20.0 (for IBM I)

Yes
BigFix Inventory VM Manager Tool 10.0.2.0 Yes
SAP Metric Data Collector 10.0.2.0 Yes
Change to supported systems and upgrade paths
  • IBM DB2 10.1 is no longer supported as a database for BigFix Inventory Server in line with supported database list for BigFix platform
Change in delivery method for IBM Catalog Product Definitions
Starting with BigFix Inventory version 10.0.2.0, updates to licensing definitions and bundling information for IBM products is available only with updates to BigFix Inventory server code. Before this change, these updates were packaged with updates to the BigFix Inventory software catalog. In order to remain compliant with IBM licensing and bundling requirements, you will need to stay current with the latest BigFix Inventory release and cannot manage IBM changes through monthly catalog distribution. This change was introduced to align with IBM announcement for version 9.2.20.0 of IBM License Metric Tool. For more information please refer to this link BigFix Forum.
Changes to user interface
  • Default dashboard now shows vendor-specific reports with an option to switch to the old dashboard.
  • Vendor-specific predefined reports provide software discovery and licensing information for specific software vendors, such as Microsoft, Oracle, Adobe, IBM, HCL, SAP, and VMware.
  • Installation path is now visible on inventory reports for all discovered software (previously it was visible only for IBM software).
Includes software catalog
Modified content
The version included in the fixlet names is: 10.0.2.0

The following fixlets were updated and should be run to install latest versions of the specific components:

  • Upgrade to the latest version of BigFix Inventory 10.x
  • Software Catalog Update
  • Install or Upgrade Scanner
  • Install or Upgrade Scanner in private mode on Windows
  • Update SAP Metric Data Collector
  • Update VM Manager Tool
  • Download the Disconnected Scanner Package for IBM I
  • Download the Disconnected Scanner Package

The following fixlets were updated and should be run to install newer versions of the specific components. Restarting actions is necessary to ensure that new features work properly:

  • Initiate Software Scan
  • Initiate Software Scan on Shared Disks
  • Upload Software Scan Results
  • Run Capacity Scan and Upload Results
  • Run Capacity Scan on Virtualization Hosts
  • Collect Detailed Hardware Information
  • Schedule VM Manager Tool Scan Results Upload
  • Discover Remote Shared Disks

The following fixlets were updated but it does not require any additional action:

  • Configure File Checksum Collection
  • Download BigFix Inventory
  • Install Additional VM Manager Tool (OPTIONAL)
  • Install SAP Metric Data Collector
  • Install VM Manager Tool
  • Configure Scanner Query Timeout
  • Configure Scan Cache
  • Collect Specific Registry from Windows Endpoints
  • Change Scanner Cache Folder
  • Edit Scanner Trace Settings
  • Force VM Manager Tool Scan Results Upload
  • Uninstall Scanner
  • The following fixlet was added but it does not require any additional action.
  • Configure Collection of Additional Properties of Windows Executables
Enhancement and important changes

For a list of enhancements introduce in this release, see: What's new

Defect fixes
For the list of known defects please refer to HCL Knowledge Base.
The following table lists APARs and other defects that are fixed in this update:
Table 27. Defect fixes
ID Symptoms Behaviour after you install the updates Available since
Server updates

KB0080818

When script “setup-server-linux-x86_64.sh” is executed to run BFI installer, following error message is shown on RHEL 6:

./setup-server-linux-x86_64.sh[141]: [: 6Server: arithmetic syntax error

No error messages

10.0.2.0

KB0081683 Added information in the document about IBM i Catalog. Updated relevant sections that IBM i Disconnected Scanner package includes an embedded Software Catalog and the option to update Software Catalog has been disabled since BFI version 9.2.17. Preparing installation files for disconnected scans for IBM i

10.0.2.0

KB0079282

Changed documentation to point to HCL support instead of IBM support Configuring cryptographic keystore password and encryption

10.0.2.0

KB0080332

Updated documentation on DB2 maintenance procedures

Maintaining the DB2 database

10.0.2.0
KB0081958 Added information in the documentation that creating more than 20 computer groups may impact the performance. 10.0.2.0

KB0078838

BFI session timeout doesn't work when SSO is enabled.

After 20 minutes of inactivity after page is being refresh, BFI is redirected to default identity provider page which is serving new cookie. On most panels it is not causing any problems, but when customer will apply any filter to the panel then Unexpected Single Sign On Error is appearing. In dev tools SAML20UnsolicitedState is visible during wrong redirection.

Session will respect value set for time out. 10.0.2.0

KB0078044

"Catalog Download" task overwrites the new catalog on endpoints because the relevance clause inside checks if the catalog version is different.

"Catalog Download" task is relevant only if the existing endpoint catalog is older. The documentation has been updated with information that changes in the file extension list should be made after contacting HCL support.

10.0.2.0

KB0081727 Failed Imports might cause keeping removed File Facts, ISO Tags and Catalog Scan results There has been adjusted condition used to nominate facts for removal to properly consider all scan results processed in current import

10.0.2.0

KB0081307 Package Data view shows removed data in context of the Computer Removed package data is no longer displayed when viewing reports from a computer or computer group context

10.0.2.0

KB0081394 Java usage will be not reported on selected computer with deactivated collection Application usage by path can create a huge result file and impact Platform Replication. The output of the usage scan has been limited, and the maximal size of it has been set to 1 MB to prevent impact on BigFix Platform. 10.0.2
IJ26396

Import of data fails during the upload of the PVU table and the following error is written in the log. ERROR: [ILMTCore] (ImportThread) doAction java.lang.ArithmeticException: divide by zero at com.ibm.ilmt.core.etl.core.actions.pvutable. RefeshProcessorMeasuresForx86ManagedNodes.execute (RefeshProcessorMeasuresForx86ManagedNodes.java:48) at com.ibm.ilmt.core.etl.core.actions.VUTImportAction. doAction(VUTImportAction.java:78)

Import does not fail any more after the PVU table upload.

10.0.2.0

IJ25430 Security Identity Manager and Role Management Unlimited User Option are detected as version 5.1 but should be detected as version 6.0. The issue does not occur. 10.0.2.0
IJ25458 The Schedule VM Manager Tool Scan Results Upload fixlet is not relevant on Cent OS due to relevance restriction according to which the fixlet should be relevant on Red Hat Linux but not SUSE Linux. Scheduling of VMManager Tool Scan Results Upload fixlet is relevant on Cent OS endpoint.

10.0.2.0

IJ25599 Computer that is identified as Oracle Public Cloud has wrong value in the Computer Type column on the Hardware Inventory report. The issue does not occur. 10.0.2.0
IJ25697

When the number of partition cores exceeds 999 on the Hardware Inventory report, the following error is displayed: Your database is offline/inaccessible or your database server credentials are incorrect or have expired. Please contact the administrator or refer to tema.log for more information.

The issue does not occur.

10.0.2.0

197234 When the number of CPUs is increased on an LPAR that is monitored by using a disconnected scanner, the changed number of CPUs is not reflected in BigFix Inventory.

The issue does not occur.

10.0.2.0
BI-1255 BFI Data Import: Improve "DictionariesBO: updated Version dictionary" processing time and stability by adding index Hotfix released for one customer included in official release. Avoid inefficient execution plans especially when majority of File Facts has been changed. 10.0.2.0
BI-817 Long execution of “Generate Software Components” Data Import step up to 10h There has been rewritten the query with dedicated implementation for MS SQL and DB2 databases to optimize execution time. 10.0.2.0
Scanner updates
197183 Software scan unnecessarily follows symlinks for paths defined in excludeDirectory/includeDirectory properties.

The issue does not occur.

10.0.2.0

IJ24961

4 cores Oracle Netra Sparc T4-1 is being discovered as 8 cores. Number of cores mismatch has caused a misleading hardware scan output.

The issue does not occur.

10.0.2.0

IJ23404

It has been confirmed that in a very rare case, on some unusual UNIX OS setups, under circumstances that have not yet been precisely defined, the mechanism of caching the scan data by the software scanner fails. Due to this error, the scanner is looping through the cache data, and as a result occupies one of the threads available on the machine. The issue is caused by the incorrect processing of scanner cache data.

New experimental cache was introduced. For more information, see: APAR IJ23404.

10.0.2.0

IJ23587

The capacity scan returns the following error: "Could not load a transcoding service". The problem is caused by incorrect settings of the system's locale.

The issue does onto occur.

10.0.2.0

197728

Subcapacity values are incorrectly counted on Solaris x86 with kernel zones.

The issue does not occur.

10.0.2.0

KB0080200

Scanner misinterprets SMBIOS structure on Linux. 'ComponentID' section is empty due to cpuid component not being able to read SMBIOS data on Linux

The issue does not occur.

10.0.2.0

KB0081623 File facts/package data are not being preserved in database despite setting raw_data_api_history_keep_days value as more than 0. raw_data_api_history_keep_days was being overwritten by pruning_days_to_keep BFI will keep the raw data in the database for a duration specified in raw_data_api_history_keep_days parameter 10.0.2.0
Content updates

KB0081663

Initiate Software Scan fixlet not applicable on Solaris endpoints Initiate Software Scan becomes relevant on all Solaris endpoints

10.0.2.0

Catalog updates
KB0080543 Documentation is updated with information about excluded or suppressed instances of licensed computers not being shown under Contract data. The advantage of using Metrics over Contracts is added in the document.

10.0.2.0

KB0081696 SoftArtisan OfficeWriter is being mismatched with other products based on the same file and file version Change file version, to file size for all signatures based on ‘licensemanager.exe’.

10.0.2.0

KB0081725 Tibco Rendezvous is being detected twice on one software installation Change in signature body to filter installation path by ‘bin/’ and the end.

10.0.2.0

KB0081437 Tableau software is being detected with wrong version reported Deletion of old, and creation of new template signatures, that differ between Server and Desktop version based on package name.

10.0.2.0

KB0081777 Signature for Studio for ActiveX is not supporting newer versions Deletion of old file signature and replacing it with new package template signature.

10.0.2.0

Security enhancements
To maintain security, the selected components and libraries were updated:
  • Rails upgraded to version 5.2.4.3 - CVE-2019-5418, CVE-2019-5419, CVE-2019-5420
  • Nokogiri-1.6.8.1 patched to use newer Xerces 2.12.0
  • jQuery upgraded to 3.5.1 - CVE-2020-11022, CVE-2020-11023
  • Websphere WLP upgraded to 20.0.0.5 - CVE-2020-4329, CVE-2020-4303, CVE-2020-4304
  • Java upgraded to 8.0.6.15 - CVE-2020-2781, CVE-2020-2601, CVE-2020-14621, CVE-2020-14581, CVE-2020-14579, CVE-2020-14578, CVE-2020-14577, CVE-2020-2590
VM Manager Tool version and changes
  • The VM Manager tool version that is used with this update is 10.0.2.0 and it includes fix for IJ24961. Please refer to the defect fixes table for details.
  • The 32-bit version of the VM Manager tool is no longer supported.
Scanner version and changes

The scanner version that is used with this update is 9.2.20.2000 for Windows and 9.2.20.1000 for other platforms. The disconnected scanner version that is used with this update is 10.0.2.0. As an exception, the disconnected scanner version for IBM I is 9.2.20.0.

Support for new systems and hypervisors
The following new systems and hypervisors are supported starting this release:
  • SLES 15 SP1 on Power
  • vSphere ESXi 7.0 and vSphere vCenter Server 7.0
  • Disconnected scanner on Red Had Enterprise Linux 8.1 on Power
  • Disconnected scanner on Ubuntu 20 x86
End of support
Starting from version 10.0.2, support is dropped for the following:
  • IBM DB2 10.1 as database for BigFix Inventory server
  • VM Manager tool version 32-bit
  • IBM i 6.1

Application update 10.0.1.1

Table 28. Published site version
Name of the component Version Updated in this release
BigFix Inventory Content Site 135 Yes
BigFix Inventory Software Catalog (main version) 10.0.1.1 Yes
BigFix Inventory Software Catalog (version on endpoint) 2638548 Yes
BigFix Inventory Server 10.0.1.0 No
BigFix Inventory Scanner

9.2.19.0000

9.2.19.1000 (Windows)
No
BigFix Inventory Disconnected Scanner

10.0.1.0

9.2.19.0 (for IBM I)
No
BigFix Inventory VM Manager Tool 10.0.1.0 No
SAP Metric Data Collector 10.0.1.0 No
Included Software Catalog

This release includes Software Catalog version 10.0.1.1 containing:

Modified content

The version included in Fixlet is 10.0.1.1.

The following fixlets were updated and should be run to install newer versions of the specific components:
  • Software Catalog Update
  • Initiate Software Scan
The following new fixlets were created to support install or upgrade scanner for BigFix Inventory use only on Windows:
  • Install or Upgrade Scanner in private mode on Windows
  • Update Catalog Download fixlet templates on BFI server
The following fixlets were updated to support the scanner for BigFix Inventory use only on Windows. After first use of fixlet ‘Install or Upgrade Scanner in private mode on Windows’, it is required to stop all scheduled actions based on the updated fixlets and schedule new actions based on them:
  • Initiate Software Scan
  • Configure Scanner Query Timeout
  • Configure Scan Cache
  • Install or Upgrade Scanner
  • Uninstall Scanner
  • Change Scanner Cache Folder
  • Run Capacity Scan and Upload Results
  • Edit Scanner Trace Settings
  • Configure File Checksums Collection (MD5/SHA-256)
  • Configure Collection of Additional Properties of Windows Executables
  • Collect Detailed Hardware Information
Additionally, the following analyses were updated to support the scanner for BigFix Inventory use only on Windows:
  • Scanner Information
  • Scanner Trace Settings
  • File Checksums Collection Settings (MD5/SHA-256)
  • Additional Properties of Windows Executables Collection Settings
Enhancements and important changes
The following table lists enhancements and changes that are introduced in this update.
Abstract Description Available since
New capability: ‘Scanner installation for BigFix Inventory use only on Windows’

This task installs or upgrades the scanner for BigFix Inventory use only to version 9.2.19.1000 (20/06/25) on Windows. Using this task allows installing separate instance of scanner for BigFix Inventory. The separate HCL CIT installation allows coexistence with IBM CIT where other IBM products are IBM CIT exploiters. The separate instance does not impact the compatibility and upgrades of the IBM CIT caused by other IBM exploiters.

The scanner includes an optional feature to collect a Windows executable metadata information.

When this scanner is installed, the other fixlet should be run as well: ‘Update Catalog Download fixlet

templates on BFI server’ to allow automatic catalog software propagation with new CIT Scanner instance.

10.0.1.1
Document describing how to manage in BigFix Inventory license for HCL software products that are licensed for IBM metrics

HCL Acquired from IBM software products that are developed by HCL and new versions of them were released. Some of them are licensed according to IBM metrics. This document describes how customers can manage licenses for these products in BigFix Inventory and can be obtained from BigFix Inventory support.

10.0.1.1
New discovery capability: Docker
Discovery of software for Linux:
  • Docker Engine Community Edition
  • Docker Engine Enterprise Edition
  • Docker Engine (enhanced discovery mechanism)
  • Docker Engine EnterpriseEdition
10.0.1.1
New discovery capability: Kubernetes
Discovery of software for Linux:
  • Kubernetes kubeadm
  • Kubernetes kubectl
  • Kubernetes kubelet
10.0.1.1
Catalog updates
Enhanced discovery capability: ASP.Net Core

Discovering additional versions for Microsoft ASP.NET Core. This discovery mechanism is based on ‘template signature’, so version is gathered automatically for all software releases.

10.0.1.1
Defect fixes

For the list of known defects please refer to HCL Knowledge Base.

The following table lists APARs and other defects that are fixed in this update.
ID Symptoms Behavior after you install the update Available since
KB0080737 Components discovered/reported in SUA package data not imported due to parsing error

Correct processing on endpoint side to assure well- formed result when Package Data contains new line character in value (Windows Endpoint Only)

10.0.1.1
KB0080844 Initiate Software Scan Fails on Windows systems with Hyper-V or Docker Desktop Corrected Action Script to handle case when path is not reported for process 10.0.1.1
Catalog updates
KB0075995 Some versions of ‘CrowdStrike Falcon Sensor’ were not discovered Missing versions will be discovered 10.0.1.1
KB0080366 VMware vSphere Update Manager indicates incorrect version in BFI software classification

VMWare vSphere Update Manager will have versions synchronized with file version of the application main executable vmware-umds.exe.

10.0.1.1
KB0078849 PowerShell 1.0 and 2.0 signature being detected as separated installation on newer systems

Problem occurred with Windows version 7 and higher, where PowerShell 2.0 is still visible in registry as separate installation. Fixed signature is not being detected when there is newer version of PowerShell visible in registry or package data – PowerShell, and vendor - Microsoft Corporation

10.0.1.1

10.0.1 Application update 10.0.1

Table 29. Published site version
Name of the component Version Updated in this release
BigFix Inventory Content Site 134 Yes
BigFix Inventory Software Catalog (main version) 10.0.1.0 Yes
BigFix Inventory Software Catalog (version on endpoint) 2638546 Yes
BigFix Inventory Server 10.0.1.0 Yes
BigFix Inventory Scanner

9.2.19.0000

9.2.19.1000 (Windows)

No

Yes

BigFix Inventory Disconnected Scanner

10.0.1.0

9.2.19.0 (for IBM I)

Yes
BigFix Inventory VM Manager Tool 10.0.1.0 Yes
SAP Metric Data Collector 10.0.1.0 Yes
Included software catalog
This release includes Software Catalog version 10.0.1.0 that contains:
  • IBM License Metric Tool Software Catalog version 9.2.19.0

  • capability to discover and collect evidence about usage of Oracle Java Commercial Features: ‘Java Flight Recorder’ and ‘JRE Usage Tracking’.

For more information please refer to:

Modified content

The version included in fixlet’s name is 10.0.1.0.

The following fixlets were updated and should be run to install newer versions of the specific components.
  • BigFix Inventory upgrade to version 10.x
  • Updated Software Catalog
  • Upgraded Scanner
  • Update SAP Metric Data Collector
  • Update VM Manager Tool
  • Download the Disconnected Scanner Package for IBM I
  • Download the Disconnected Scanner Package

The following fixlets were updated and require that actions created by their previous versions are stopped and then started by using the updated fixlets. Restarting actions is necessary to ensure that new features work properly.

  • Initiate Software Scan
  • Initiate Software Scan on Shared Disks
  • Upload Software Scan Results
  • Run Capacity Scan and Upload Results
  • Run Capacity Scan on Virtualization Hosts
  • Get Oracle Concurrent Sessions Number
  • Get Oracle Features

The following fixlets were updated but it does not require any additional actions.

  • Collect Detailed Hardware Information
  • Configure File Checksum Collection
  • Download BigFix Inventory
  • Identify Computers on Public Clouds
  • Install Additional VM Manager Tool (OPTIONAL)
  • Install SAP Metric Data Collector
  • Install VM Manager Tool

The following fixlet was added but it does not require any additional actions.

  • Configure Collection of Additional Properties of Windows Executables
Enhancement and important changes

For a list of enhancements introduce in this release, see: What's New

Defect fixes
For the list of known defects please refer to HCL Knowledge Base.
The following table lists APARs and other defects that are fixed in this update:
ID Symptoms Behavior after you install the update Available since
Server updates
KB0069306 Instructions for Discovering usage of Oracle Database features are incorrect.

Reference to incorrect folder.

Documentation is corrected.

10.0.1.0

KB0074225 Missing platform check when using Docker scan. Check added to the Initiate Software Scan fixlet for Docker scan support for Linux only.

10.0.1.0

KB0079766

Package Summary report calculation fails.

Package Summary report calculated properly.

10.0.1.0

KB0080092

IJ22881

Catalog import fails during merge step with IBM catalog. Catalog import is successful.

10.0.1.0

KB0080339
Invalid credentials - suspended
status on the VM Manager Panel.
Configuration to be used in special cases when communication between vmtool and hypervisor hangs (PowerShell integration only) due to network issues. Set vmm_max_subsequent_login_failures to 0 in vmmmainconf.properties in order to avoid hard timeout.

10.0.1.0

KB0079609

On the VM Managers panel the following error occurs when DSA environment is detected.

Before you can configure VM managers, 
you must install and run the BigFix services, 
including Web Reports, on the %{host}. 
Ensure also that the BigFix server user that is 
defined for the primary data source has sufficient rights. 
For more information, see the product documentation.

All the VM Managers appear distributed.

Additional logic added to discard all root computers which are not seen for over a month, if multiple remain then the one with VM Man Tool installed is selected, in case there are more the one with the lower id is selected.

10.0.1.0

KB0079543 Degradation of response time on API Software Instances v2 on long running environments. Improved response time on API Software Instances v2.

10.0.1.0

KB0079197 Get Oracle Features task failure in case of usernames with >8 characters. Scenario with username with >8 characters is addressed.

10.0.1.0

KB0079191

Data import fails with the following error:

SQL0433N Value is too long.
SQLSTATE=22001
Data import is successful.

10.0.1.0

KB0078385 Run Capacity Scan fixlet fails when there are many scanfiles. Run Capacity Scan is successful.

10.0.1.0

KB0078264

The old slmtagsearch files with old computer_id are kept and uploaded to the BigFix server upload sha1 directory.

When a computer gets a new computer ID the old slmtagseach zip files are deleted on the endpoint.

10.0.1.0

KB0075611

Scanner triggering mounts of shares.

Protection mechanism was added to Initiate Software Scan to prevent exclusion without wildcard.

10.0.1.0

KB0077322 Error in assigning a part number that has been assigned in the past to a deleted custom product. Part number can be assigned now to a different product.

10.0.1.0

KB0076885

Software not discovered when signature is added to an existing product created earlier in Products and Metrics.

Software is discovered.

10.0.1.0

IJ16175 The Initiate Software Scan fixlet requires the pkgdb to work. The requirement is removed.

10.0.1.0

IJ21733

Creation of the BigFix Inventory database fails on Windows due to compatibility issues even though the database compatibility level is correct. The following error is displayed.

The database must have an SQL Server compatibility
level of least 110 (it's currently 90). 
If you have migrated this database from
 an earlier version of SQL Server,
 you must update its compatibility 
level before it can be used.
The problem does not occur.

10.0.1.0

IJ21747
BigFix Inventory does not work and the following error is written in the tema.log file.
 com.ibm.ws.webcontainer.webapp I SRVE0292I: Servlet
Message
[tema]:.[FATAL] ActionView::Template::Error 
(Unknown error (SystemCallError) 
- Unknown Error (0) -
/var/opt/IBM/LMT/ilmt/
 wlp/usr/servers/server1/apps/tema.war/
WEB-INF/tmp/cache/A02/2C1/
 views%2Fsoftware_installs_widget_0_
true_0_en%2F5887e2c04c983629206d86835e34da4b)
[…]
The problem does not occur.

10.0.1.0

IJ21800

Update of the database schema fails due to invalid handling of existing indexes. The following error is visible in the tema.log file.

createOutputTable com.ibm.db2.jcc.am.SqlSyntaxErrorException:
The name of the object to be created is identical to the 
existing name "AGGR.METRIC_OTHER_GR_1_IDX1" 
of type "INDEX".SQLCODE=-601, 
SQLSTATE=42710, DRIVER=3.72.24
The problem does not occur.

10.0.1.0

IJ22183 Documentation does not specify that HOSTID values on a local zone and its parent global zone must be the same in order to match the guest and host system. Otherwise, BigFix Inventory is unable to properly build virtualization structure information and the "No Host Scan Data" status is displayed for the guest system. Documentation is corrected.

10.0.1.0

IJ22221

A user cannot generate the audit snapshot under the following circumstances:

  • The user is not an Administrator
  • The user is assigned a role that allows for generating the audit snapshot
  • The user does not have a permission to view the Audit Trail
The problem does not occur.

10.0.1.0

IJ22241 A disconnected data source cannot be created on a computer on which a custom computer property is defined. The problem does not occur.

10.0.1.0

IJ22562 A KVM has the "No Data" status despite it was successfully scanned by the Run Capacity Scan on Virtualization Hosts fixlet. The problem occurs because the output of the virsh command does not show any guest systems even though they are present and active. The problem does not occur.

10.0.1.0

IJ22782

Relevance 11 of the Initiate Software Scan fixlet returns the following error on Solaris.

Singular expression refers to nonexistent object
The problem does not occur.

10.0.1.0

IJ23216 The VM Managers panel cannot be displayed because Web Reports are not running. However, only a general error message is displayed. The error message is improved to indicate what is the cause of the problem.

10.0.1.0

IJ23221 When a software component was discovered in the past and later on it was removed from the software catalog, the information about the component becomes inconsistent. The BigFix Inventory database contains correct information. However, the Software Classification and the PVU Subcapacity reports provide incorrect information. The problem does not occur.

10.0.1.0

IJ23369 Documentation provides incorrect description of the catalog_dimensions columns. Documentation is corrected.

10.0.1.0

IJ22565 The "No VM Manager Data" status is displayed for virtual machines that are hosted on VMWare ESXi 6.7. The problem occurs because the UUID from a local/guest hardware scan does not match the value returned in vCenter. The initial three portions of the UUID appear to be mixed. As a result, BigFix Inventory cannot match VMs and calculate PVU values. The problem does not occur.

10.0.1.0

BI-537 Signature description text misleading for software that is discovered with package data. Signature description corrected.

10.0.1.0

BI-733 When BigFix server is configured to use backup server (BigFix DSA scenario), all the VM Managers appear distributed after BigFix Inventory application upgrade. The problem does not occur.

10.0.1.0

BI-454 When trying to access VM Managers management screen, if a data source isn't available it throws the following UI error: We are sorry, but something went wrong. The problem does not occur.

10.0.1.0

BI-253 REST API filtering criteria of associated tables does not work. Filtering criteria work properly.

10.0.1.0

BI-277
Collecting utilization of SAP license metrics
not working properly, error in SAP tool log "Persistent ID is invalid".
The problem does not occur.

10.0.1.0

BI-711 Too restrictive version check prevent installation on supported editions of DB2 v11.5 Installation is successful.

10.0.1.0

BI-529 All Metrics - filters work incorrectly when comma or + is used in text filter criteria. Filters work correctly.

10.0.1.0

BI-762 Catalog Search on the dashboard does not work after reinstalling BFI with the same database. Catalog search works properly.

10.0.1.0

BI-1164

Data import fails with following error:

One or more values in the INSERT statement, 
UPDATE statement, or foreign key update caused 
by a DELETE statement are not valid because the primary key,
 unique constraint or unique index identified by "2" 
constrains table "SAM.VERSIONS" from having duplicate
 values for the index key.. SQLCODE=-803, SQLSTATE=23505, 
DRIVER=3.72.24
Data import is successful.

10.0.1.0

196939 It is not possible to use the Airgap Tool in non-extraction mode because information about the e-mail address and license serial number that is needed for this procedure is not available to the user. Documentation is updated to provide information on how to extract the information about the e-mail address and the serial number. For more information, see: Updating the content of the fixlet site on Linux and Updating the content of the fixlet site on Windows.

10.0.1.0

196937 The /usr/lpp folder is incorrectly excluded from the software scan. The /usr/lpp folder is removed from the list of excluded directories. Software that is installed in this folder is correctly discovered.

10.0.1.0

196797 In very rare cases, the VM Managers panel does not show any existing VM entries because it treats the VM Manager Tool as deleted. The problem does not occur.

10.0.1.0

196971 Serial number of the hypervisor missing in retrievedebugdata ouput. The -retrievedebugdata command collects information about the serial number of the hypervisor.

10.0.1.0

Catalog updates

KB0077313

BEA WebLogic Server v7 incorrect discovery.

Invalid signature is no longer in catalog to not cause incorrect discovery results.

10.0.1.0

KB0076466

Invalid signatures for Microsoft Project Server 2016/2019. Invalid signatures is no longer in catalog.

10.0.1.0

KB0080084

Change component name from 'Microsoft ASP .NET' to 'Microsoft ASP .NET Core. New software name is visible in reports.

10.0.1.0

Security enhancements

To maintain security, few selected components and libraries were updated. For more information, see the security enhancement updates under Application updates 10.0.1.

VM Manager Tool version and changes
The version of the VM Manager Tool that is used with this application update is 10.0.1.0.
Scanner version and changes

The version of the scanner that is used with this update is, 9.2.19.1000 for Windows and 9.2.19.0000 for other platforms.

The version of the disconnected scanner that is used with this update is 10.0.1.0. As an exception, the version for disconnected scanner for IBM I is 9.2.19.0

Support for new systems and hypervisors
The following table lists new systems and hypervisors that are supported starting this release:
Supported systems and hypervisors Requirements

MS SQL 2016 Express

BigFix Inventory database
MS SQL 2017 Express BigFix Inventory database
Citrix Hypervisor 8
IBM i 7.4 Disconnected scanner
Oracle Compute Instance
End of support for systems and hypervisors
Support is dropped for the following operating systems and virtualization technologies
  • Operating systems
    • Debian 7
    • IBM i 5.1
    • Oracle Solaris 10
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 on x86
    • Ubuntu 12
    • Ubuntu 14
    • Windows Vista
  • Hypervisor and virtualization technologies
    • Red Hat Virtualization 3.x
    • VMware vSphere 5.x
    • XenServer/ Citrix XenServer 6.x

Previous application updates

For a full list of enhancements introduced in older versions of the product, see What's new in this release.

APARS that were fixed in the previous updates
The following table lists the APARs and other defects that were fixed in the previous updates:
ID Symptoms Behavior after you install the update Available since
KB0078569

Incorrect discovery of Oracle WebLogic v10.3 detailed version

Detailed Component Version may include additional characters in some cases

Discovery corrected for version 10.3

Detailed Component Version does not include extra characters

10.0.0.1
KB0077224 Golden Gate 11 and 12 on Linux not discovered Discovery corrected 10.0.0.1
KB0077320 Microsoft Host Integration Server 2016.0 not discovered Discovery corrected 10.0.0.1
KB0078545 Veritas Perl for VRTSvcs and VRTSPerl version discovery issues Discovery corrected 10.0.0.1
KB0078543 Incorrect discovery of Audible Manager 5.1 Discovery corrected 10.0.0.1

IJ20095

IBM Cognos Analytic Server (IBM Cognos Analytic Server for Non-Production Environment) changed name to IBM Planning Analytics Local TM1 Server (IBM Planning Analytics Local TM1 Server for Non-Production Environment). The part number that should discover the new product is assigned to the old product in the software catalog. As a result, the old product is discovered.

To keep backward compatibility of IBM catalog import some part numbers that were associated with product IBM Cognos Analytic Server will not be associated with product IBM Planning Analytics Local TM1 Server. It might affect automated bundling capability. To resolve the issue, use custom bundling to assign components to correct products.

10.0.0.1

IJ21789

IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler - Agent

8.2 is not discovered

IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler

- Agent 8.2 is properly

discovered

10.0.0.1
IJ22354 Informix 4GL 7.51 is not discovered Informix 4GL 7.51 is discovered 10.0.0.1
KB0073588 Reported lower number of Server Active Sockets There is reported correct number of sockets 9.2.19

KB0075037

Incorrect number of cores detected for certain Xeon E7 processors (regression in

9.2.17 and 9.2.18 Scanner)

There is reported correct number of cores 9.2.19

IJ21455

Import of data fails with the following error.

WARN:(ImportCapacity-Thread:0) CapacityScanFileHandler::proces sTask:: Some error occurred during importing the capacity scan from file

./file_name.xml for endpoint :

endpoint_id

The problem does not occur

9.2.19

196957

Capacity scan fails to read SMBIOS data on UNIX due to memory access error.

The SMBIOS data is retrieved from DMI tables prior to other

methods.

9.2.19
KB0076873

Hyper-V VM Managers go "Invalid credentials - suspended" even though the

credentials work fine.

VM Managers behavior corrected and issue resolved. 10.0.0.0
KB0076850 Wrong format for the Metric Quantity column in All Metric Report

Number format for the Metric Quantity column is in line with

other number formats

10.0.0.0
KB0076241 App error while trying to suppress multiple rows of software

Suppress option for multiple rows working properly and no

error is displayed.

10.0.0.0
KB0075708 Incorrect date time zones produced by Collect Detailed Hardware Information fixlet

Date stamp collection corrected for the Collect

Detailed Hardware Information fixlet

10.0.0.0
KB0075619 Import failing at ETL step related to UsageManager - on Linux Import runs successfully for this step and configuration 10.0.0.0
KB0075451 Out of Memory issues may occur

IBM WebSphere Application Server Liberty was upgraded to higher version and issue is

addressed

10.0.0.0
KB0074869 Large amount of Registered User metric causes slow data import time

Improved import time for large amount of Registered

User metric

10.0.0.0
KB0074818 Duplicated entries when a template signature is updated Issue with duplicated entries resolved 10.0.0.0
KB0074707 Adobe Animate CC discovered due to incorrect signature definition.

Signature for other component was corrected to not discover Adobe Animate

CC

10.0.0.0
KB0074700

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2012 is reported using

scclient.exe

Discovery method corrected to exclude client 10.0.0.0
KB0074748 Incorrect MySQL Server version detected Correct MySQL Server version discovery 10.0.0.0
KB0074686 Old edition still reported after Microsoft SQL Server reinstallation

Old edition of Microsoft SQL Server 2016 is not reported after it is replaced with new

edition

10.0.0.0
KB0074643 CIT installation files permissions issue CIT installation files have correct permissions 10.0.0.0
BI-79

Error when sending email may crash

scheduler

Scheduler working properly 10.0.0.0
BI-142 Icon for CIT signatures in Catalog Customizations is misleading

Updated icon in Catalog Customizations for Extended

Signature

10.0.0.0
BI-174 Non admins cannot get Support Data despite it is documented in Doc

Non-admin user with proper permission has this option

available now

10.0.0.0
BI-386

Supplementary fix for to KB0073588 - change the processors view to handle

incorrect data

Incorrect data is properly handled 10.0.0.0
BI-456

Incorrect Logs during FileFact Import - all

the time Processed 0% of files

Logs are corrected 10.0.0.0
BI-367 Remove bzip2 from Install Scanner

Install Scanner fixlet does not

include bzip2

10.0.0.0
BI-384

Disconnected Scanner for IBMi fixlet description contains incorrect build

version

Correct build version in Disconnected Scanner for IBMi

fixlet description

10.0.0.0
BI-60

Template signatures based on package version are incorrectly generated when

package version is like '9.0 (6028)'

Correct template signatures are generated 10.0.0.0
BI-27

Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise 15.7 - existing signature expect "SAP" in name of product, whereas name does not

contain it

Signature updated to assure correct discovery

10.0.0.0
BI-104

Wrong file name in the CIT signature for

SQL Data Compare component

Signature updated to assure

correct discovery

10.0.0.0
BI-281 Disk2Vhd 2.1 should have version 2.01

Component Version is 2.01 Detailed Component Version stays in line with file version

2.1.

10.0.0.0
IJ21245

After upgrading to 9.2.17, the server cannot be accessed with the following message: We are sorry, but something

went wrong.

IJ21245

10.0.0.0
IJ21162

Incorrect end of support date for IBM

MQ 9.0.

IJ21162 10.0.0.0
IJ21140

The partition cores reported on the Hardware Inventory report do not match the CPU Core Subcapacity Limit on the IBM PVU Subcapacity report for machines

on Amazon public cloud.

IJ21140

10.0.0.0
IJ21123

Schema update fails with compatibly

level check error reported in tema.log.

IJ21123 10.0.0.0
IJ21002

When importing capacity scan with the future date, the import of current scans

fails.

IJ21002

10.0.0.0
IJ20158

When config.sso.debug is enabled, a clear

text password is shown in team.log.

IJ20158 10.0.0.0
IJ19979

Import of data fails with the following error: INFO: ETL from Data Source - SAM::ScanFile ERROR: Sequel::CheckConstraintViolation: The UPDATE statement conflicted with the CHECK constraint

"ckt_samscan_files_scd".

IJ19979

10.0.0.0
IJ19901

Central VM Manager Tool is incorrectly determined when using the BigFix disaster recovery model with the DSA

server as a backup existing in the environment.

IJ19901

10.0.0.0
IJ21042

Software scan based on package data fails on Solaris servers due to missing implementation of IPS repository for

package data collection.

IJ21042

10.0.0.0
IJ20419

Fixlets related to VM managers are not

relevant on Debian OS.

IJ20419 10.0.0.0
IJ17980

The Run Capacity Scan and Upload Results (9.2.15.0) fixlet shows the -1 exit code. The fixlet action script shows the following information:--- Completed wait sh -c "' {parameter "homefolder" as string}/runcit_tlm_hw.sh' > '{parameter "logfilepath" as string}' 2>&1" Failed

continue if {exit code of action = 0}

IJ17980

10.0.0.0
IJ20761, IJ20776

The vendor information is not collected by the capacity scan because the newer version of BIOS is available on the

physical server.

IJ20761IJ20776

10.0.0.0
IJ20098

Capacity scan does not collect

information about BIOS.

IJ20098 10.0.0.0
196556

Scanner upgrade on Windows 2019 fails with the following message: Can't execute command '"C:\Program Files\tivoli\cit\bin\wscancfg.exe" -enable all', result was: 0 Exec '"C:\Program Files\tivoli\cit\bin\wscancfg.exe" -enable all' returned -1 *** Error: could not restart CIT. Installation failed, rolling back

Done.

Scanner upgrade successful 10.0.0.0
196412

The capping values of CPU pool, LPAR group and tenant resource group are not

converted or are incorrect.

Capping values corrected 10.0.0.0
196379

The disconnected scanner scans the paths defined as

$DOCKER_EXCLUDED_PATHS.

Paths corrected 10.0.0.0
196332

Using the disconnected scanner on a machine with locale suffix set to @euro causes the scan failure with a 255 error

and the following message:COULD NOT LOAD A TRANSCODING SERVICE

No scan failure in the described scenario 10.0.0.0
196207

The warning that is displayed during import is not clear: WARN: Can't find component : #<SAM::ComponentLifecycleEntry:0x43f7

cf2>

Warning message corrected 10.0.0.0
KB0074925

When BigFix Inventory agents complete scans, last scan attempt date is showing inconsistently sometimes with dd/mm/yy format and sometimes with mm/dd/yy

format.

Consistent date format for last scan attempt date. 9.2.17
KB0074586

"Publisher Name" and "Vendor" fieldsare wrongly populated on non-English UI with the equivalent of "&lt;no data>" in the given language when trying to create

signature from Package data.

"Publisher Name" and "Vendor" fields correctly populated on non-English UI 9.2.17
KB0074358

User not able to delete saved reports using BFI console but able to delete them

using developer tools

Authorization in place to not allow to delete saved reports

from developer tools

9.2.17
KB0075033 Incorrect discovery of Python versions 2.x, 3.2, and 3.4. Corrected discovery of Python software 9.2.17
KB0074191

Data Import fails when BigFix Inventory and BigFix are using different database

type

Data import is successful. 9.2.17
KB0074063

CSV and PDF reports for Software Installations (Deprecated) panel do not

show Total Runs number for usage data

Total Runs number exported into reports 9.2.17
KB0073902 Data Import fails when two scan results exists for a given computer

Additional erroneous files are discarded. Only file assigned to given computer is

imported.

9.2.17
KB0073349 Bundling status widget causes Data Import to fail Data import is successful 9.2.17
KB0073035 Unable to download PVU Audit snapshot Successful download of PVU Audit snapshot 9.2.17
KB0072803 Column reorder is not updated when column selection is changed

Column selection and reorder preserved for scheduled

reports

9.2.17
KB0073085 Missing data due to a reaggregation issue

Re-aggregation requests are correctly set in identified

scenarios

9.2.17
KB0072802 Import errors - Cannot insert duplicate key row for Software Users Software Users are imported properly 9.2.17
KB0074680 Adobe Photoshop applications usage statistics are not accurate on Mac OS

Correct Adobe Photoshop applications usage statistics

on MAC OS

9.2.17
IJ19251

The Initiate Software Scan fixlet should verify the OS platform as Docker scan is

supported only on Linux.

The Initiate Software Scan fixlet is updated. 9.2.17
IJ18134

When a docker image does not have any

.SWIDTAG signature file inside, the following error message is returned: cp: cannot stat '/var/opt/BESClient/LMT/CIT/docker/ima ges/z987654321y0/*': No such file or

directory

The issue does not occur 9.2.17
IJ17594

PVU table specifies 120 PVUs for the IBM z14 LR1 (3907)

Rockhopper 1 processor. However, the

value should be 100 PIUs

PVU table is updated 9.2.17
IJ17219 Run Capacity Scan on Virtualization Hosts fails with the Exit Code 1 on KVM hosts.

Run Capacity Scan on Virtualization Hosts on KVM

hosts runs successfully

9.2.17
BI-23 Cannot create disconnected datasource - Something went wrong Issue resolved 9.2.17
BI-17

Issue with formatter

SAMprocessors_by_computer_type_fo

rmatter: handling nil values

Formatter corrected to handle nil values 9.2.17
BI-58 Modify schwrapper.vbs in disconnected scanner to avoid false spyware detection No false spyware detection for schwrapper.vbs 9.2.17
BI-111 Windows installer: installer hangs when trying to stop BI server. Issue resolved 9.2.17
BI-18 'NaN.undefined' instead of <no data> in Average Runs per Day <no data> presented properly in Average Runs per Day 9.2.17
BI-217

BFI upgrade fails due to database schema update issue caused by invalid entry in

software catalog

Invalid entry in software catalog does not impact

upgrade

9.2.17