Release notes

The release notes outline the features, updates and patches that are included in each version of BigFix Inventory, including the newest application update 10.0.3. The newest update is cumulative and contains changes that were provided in previous updates.

Installing the update

To upgrade the BigFix Inventory server to the newest version, see: Upgrading to BigFix Inventory 10.0.4

10.0.4 Application update 10.0.4

Table 1. 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 2. 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 Analyses 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 3. 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 4. 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 executables 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 5. 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 6. 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 7. 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 executables 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 8. 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 9. 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 10.0.4

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 inludes:

  • 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 encodings: 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 Enterpise\BFI", where the word "Enterprise" is spelled "Enterpise" (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 accesss 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 10. 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 11. 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 12. 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 13. 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 14. Defect fixes
ID Symptoms Behavious 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 15. 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 16. 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