Detailed System requirements

The tables in this section provide detailed information about the system requirements for BigFix Inventory 10.

List of system requirements for previous versions of BigFix Inventory:

Operating systems: AIX HP IBM i Linux Solaris Windows

Hypervisors: AIX HP IBM i Linux Solaris Windows

Prerequisites: Asset Management Databases Runtime Environment Web Browsers

Operating systems

Table 1. AIX
Operating system Hardware Bitness Deployment unit and component Supported operating system Notes
AIX 6.1 POWER System - Big Endian 64-Exploit Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
  • Disconnected scanner
TL4, TL5, TL6, TL7, TL8, TL9 (1)
AIX 7.1, 7.2 POWER System - Big Endian 64-Exploit Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
  • Disconnected scanner
Base, TL1, TL2, TL3, TL4, TL5, TL6, TL7, TL8, TL9 (1)

AIX notes:

  1. Supported Virtualization Technologies
    • PowerVM┬«
      • LPAR
      • DLPAR
      • Single Shared Processor Pool
      • Micro-Partitioning┬«
      • Multiple Shared Processor Pools
      • Shared Dedicated Processor
      • Mobility (Live Partition Mobility)
      • System WPARs (Both regulated and un-regulated, also RSET bound)
      • WPAR mobility (Live Application Mobility)
    • IBM zEnterprise┬« BladeCenter Extension (zBX)
    • Processor Core Deconfiguration
    • Power Enterprise Pools (Supported for all IBM Power Systems that support this technology)
    • Both regulated and un-regulated, also RSET bound
      Note: Ensure that on AIX the xlC.rte library version 13.1.0.0 or higher is installed on the target computer.
Table 2. HP
Operating system Hardware Bitness Deployment unit and component Supported operating system Notes
HP-UX 11i v3 IA64 32, 64-Exploit Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
  • Disconnected scanner
Base No
HP-UX 11i v3 PA-RISC 32, 64-Exploit Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
  • Disconnected scanner
Base No
Table 3. IBM i
Operating system Hardware Bitness Deployment unit and component Supported operating system Notes
IBM i 7.1, 7.2, 7.3

POWER

System - Big Endian

32 Agent or client
  • Disconnected scanner
Base (1) (1)
IBM i 7.4

POWER

System - Big Endian

32 Agent or client
  • Disconnected scanner
Base No
IBM i notes:
  1. Supported Virtualization Technologies PowerVM
    • LPAR
    • DLPAR
    • Single Shared Processor Pool
    • Micro-Partitioning
    • Multiple Shared Processor Pools
    • Shared Dedicated Processor
    • Mobility (Live Partition Mobility)
  2. This operating system is no longer in service. Please refer to IBM's policy on unsupported operating systems:

    https://www.ibm.com/support/customercare/sas/f/handbook/policies.html#unsupported

Table 4. Linux
Operating system Hardware Bitness Deployment unit and component Supported operating system Notes
CentOS 7 x86-64 64-Exploit Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
Base No
CentOS 8 x86-64 64-Tolerate Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
  • Disconnected scanner
Base (2) (2)
Debian 9.8 x86-64 64-Exploit, 64-Tolerate Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
Base No
Debian 10 x86 and x64 64-Tolerate Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
Base No
Oracle Enterprise Linux 6 x86-64 32, 64-Exploit Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
Base No
Oracle Enterprise Linux 7 x86-64 64-Exploit Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
Base No
Oracle Enterprise Linux 8 x86-64 64-Exploit Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
  • Disconnected scanner
Base (2) (2)

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 Advanced Platform

POWER System - Big Endian 64-Exploit Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
Base (2) (3) (2) (3)

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 Server

IBM z Systems 64-Exploit, 64-Tolerate Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
  • Disconnected scanner
Base (2) (2)

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 Server

POWER System - Big Endian 64-Exploit Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
Base (2) (2)

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Server 6

IBM z Systems 64-Exploit, 64-Tolerate Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
  • Disconnected scanner
Base (2) (2)

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Server 7

IBM z Systems

64-Exploit, 64-Tolerate Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
  • Disconnected scanner
Base (2) (2)

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6 Server

POWER System - Big Endian

64-Tolerate Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
  • Disconnected scanner
Base (2) (2)

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7 Server

POWER System - Big Endian

64-Exploit, 64-Tolerate Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
  • Disconnected scanner
Base (2) (2)

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Server 7

POWER System - Little Endian

64-Exploit, 64-Tolerate Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
  • Disconnected scanner
7.1 Yes

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Server 6

POWER System - Big Endian 64-Exploit Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
  • Disconnected scanner
Base (2) (2)

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Server 6

x86-64 64-Exploit, 64-Tolerate Server
  • BigFix Inventory Server
Server: 6.3

Agent or client: Base (2)

(2)
Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
  • Disconnected scanner

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Server 7

x86-64 64-Exploit, 64-Tolerate Server
  • BigFix Inventory Server
Base (2) (2)
Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
  • Disconnected scanner
10.0.3 Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Server 8.2 x86-64 64-Tolerate Server
  • BigFix Inventory Server
8.2 (4)
10.0.2 Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Server 8.1 POWER System - Little Endian 64-Exploit, 64-Tolerate Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
  • Disconnected scanner
Base (4)

10.0.3 Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 8

IBM z Systems 64-Tolerate Agent or client
  • Disconnected scanner
Base (4)

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 8

x86-64 64-Tolerate Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
  • Disconnected scanner
Base (1) (2) (1) (2) (4)

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 11

IBM z

Systems

64-Exploit Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
Base No

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 12

IBM z

Systems

64-Exploit Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
Base No

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 15

IBM z Systems 64-Tolerate Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
  • Disconnected scanner
Base No

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 11

POWER System - Big Endian 64-Exploit Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
Base No

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 12

POWER System - Little Endian 64-Exploit, 64-Tolerate Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
  • Disconnected scanner
Server: Base, SP1, SP2, SP3, SP4, SP5

agent or client: SP3, SP4, SP5

No

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 15

POWER System - Little Endian 64-Tolerate Agent or client
  • Disconnected scanner
Base, 10.0.2 SP1 No

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 11

x86-32 Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
Base No

SUSE Linux Enterprise

Server (SLES) 11

x86-64 Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
Base No

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 12

x86-64 64-Exploit Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
Base No

SUSE Linux Enterprise No Server (SLES) 15

x86-64 64-Exploit Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
Base No

SUSE Linux Enterprise No Server (SLES) 15

zSystems 64-Exploit Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
Base No
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS POWER System - Little Endien 64-Exploit Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
Base No
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS x86-32 32 Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
Base No
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS x86-64 64-Exploit Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
Base No
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS KVM 64-Exploit Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
Base No
10.0.5 Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Power 64-Exploit, 64-Tolerate Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
  • Disconnected scanner
Base No
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS x86-64 64-Exploit, 64-Tolerate Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
  • Disconnected scanner
Base No
10.0.2 Ubuntu 20.04 LTS x86-64 64-Tolerate Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
  • Disconnected scanner
Base No
Linux Notes:
  1. Ensure that on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.0 libstdc++.so.6 library is installed on the target computer.
  2. Ensure that the libstdc++.so.6 library is installed on the target computer.
  3. This operating system is no longer in service. Please refer to IBM's policy on unsupported operating systems:

    https://www.ibm.com/support/customercare/sas/f/handbook/policies.html#unsupported

  4. To verify the requirement about Red Hat 8, refer to BigFix Platform system requirement report.
Table 5. Solaris
Operating system Hardware Bitness Deployment unit and component Supported operating system Notes
Solaris 11 SPARC 32 Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
  • Disconnected scanner
Base No
Solaris 11 x86-64 32 Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
  • Disconnected scanner
Base No
Table 6. Windows
Operating system Hardware Bitness Deployment unit and component Supporting operating system Notes
Windows 10 Enterprise x86-32 32 Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
  • Disconnected scanner
Base, Anniversary Update, Creator Update, Fall Creator Update, April 2018 Update, 1809, 1903, 1909 No
Base, Anniversary Update, Creator Update, Fall Creator Update, April 2018 Update, 1809, 1903, 1909
Windows 10 Enterprise x86-64

64-Exploit,

64-Tolerate

Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
  • Disconnected scanner
Base, Anniversary Update, Creator Update, Fall Creator Update, April 2018 Update, 1809, 1903, 1909 (2)
Base (2), Anniversary Update (2), Creator Update (2), Fall Creator Update (2), April 2018 Update (2), 1809 (2), 1903 (2), 1909 (2)
Windows 10 Pro x86-32 32 Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
  • Disconnected scanner
Base, Anniversary Update, Creator Update, Fall Creator Update, April 2018 Update, 1809, 1903, 1909 No
Base, Anniversary Update, Creator Update, Fall Creator Update, April 2018 Update, 1809, 1903, 1909
Windows 10 Pro x86-64

64-Exploit,

64-Tolerate

Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
  • Disconnected scanner
Base, Anniversary Update, Creator Update, Fall Creator Update, April 2018 Update, 1809, 1903, 1909 (2)
Base (2), Anniversary Update (2), Creator Update (2), Fall Creator Update (2), April 2018 Update (2), 1809 (2), 1903 (2), 1909 (2)
Windows 8 Enterprise x86-64

64-Tolerate

Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
Base No
Windows 8 Professional x86-32 32 Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
Base No
Windows 8 Professional x86-64

64-Tolerate

Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
Base No
Windows 8 Standard x86-32 32 Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
Base No
Windows 8 Standard x86-64

64-Tolerate

Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
Base No
Windows Server 2019 Datacenter Edition x86-64

64-Exploit,

64-Tolerate

Server
  • BigFix Inventory Server
Base (1) (1)
Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
  • Disconnected scanner
Base
Base
Windows Server 2019 Essentials Edition x86-64

64-Exploit,

64-Tolerate

Server
  • BigFix Inventory Server
Base (1) (1)
Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
  • Disconnected scanner
Base
Base
Windows Server 2019 Standard Edition x86-64

64-Exploit,

64-Tolerate

Server
  • BigFix Inventory Server
Base (1) (1)
Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
  • Disconnected scanner
Base
Base
Windows Server 2008 Datacenter Edition x86-32 32 Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
  • Disconnected scanner
Base (3), SP2 (3) (2) (3)
Base (2)(3), SP2 (2)(3)
Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter Edition x86-64

64-Exploit,

64-Tolerate

Server
  • BigFix Inventory Server
Base (1)(3), Service Pack 1 (1)(3) (1) (2) (3)
Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
  • Disconnected scanner
Base (3), Service Pack 1 (3)
Base (2)(3), Service Pack 1 (2)(3)
Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition x86-32 32 Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
  • Disconnected scanner
Base (3), SP2 (3) (3)
Base (3), SP2 (3)
Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition x86-64

64-Exploit,

64-Tolerate

Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
  • Disconnected scanner
Base (3), SP2 (3) (2) (3)
Base (2)(3), SP2 (2)(3)
Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition x86-64

64-Exploit,

64-Tolerate

Server
  • BigFix Inventory Server
Base (1)(3), Service Pack 1 (1)(3) (2) (3)
Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
  • Disconnected scanner
Base (3), Service Pack 1 (3)
Base (2)(3), Service Pack 1 (2)(3)
Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition x86-32 32 Server
  • BigFix Inventory Server
Base (3), SP2 (3) (3)
Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
  • Disconnected scanner
Base (3), SP2 (3)

Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition

x86-64

64-Exploit,

64-Tolerate

Server
  • BigFix Inventory Server
Base (3), SP2 (3) (2) (3)
Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
  • Disconnected scanner
Base (2)(3), SP2 (2)(3)

Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition

x86-64

64-Exploit,

64-Tolerate

Server
  • BigFix Inventory Server
Base (1)(3), Service Pack 1 (1)(3) (1) (2) (3)
Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
  • Disconnected scanner
Base (3), Service Pack 1 (3)
Base (2)(3), Service Pack 1 (2)(3)

Windows Server 2012 Datacenter Edition

x86-64

64-Exploit,

64-Tolerate

Server
  • BigFix Inventory Server
Base (1) (1) (2)
Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
  • Disconnected scanner
Base
Base (2)

Windows Server 2012 R2

Datacenter Edition

x86-64

64-Exploit,

64-Tolerate

Server
  • BigFix Inventory Server
Base (1) (1)
Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
  • Disconnected scanner
Base
Base (2)

Windows Server 2012 Essentials Edition

x86-64

64-Exploit,

64-Tolerate

Server
  • BigFix Inventory Server
Base (1) (1)
Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
  • Disconnected scanner
Base
Base (2)

Windows Server 2012 R2

Essentials Edition

x86-64

64-Exploit,

64-Tolerate

Server
  • BigFix Inventory Server
Base (1) (1)
Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
Base

Windows Server 2012 Standard Edition

x86-64

64-Exploit,

64-Tolerate

Server
  • BigFix Inventory Server
Base (1) (1)
Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
  • Disconnected scanner
Base
Base (2)

Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard Edition

x86-64

64-Exploit,

64-Tolerate

Server
  • BigFix Inventory Server
Base (1) (1)
Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
  • Disconnected scanner
Base
Base (2)

Windows Server 2016 Datacenter Edition

x86-64

64-Exploit,

64-Tolerate

Server
  • BigFix Inventory Server
Base (1) (1)
Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
Base

Windows Server 2016 Essentials Edition

x86-64

64-Exploit,

64-Tolerate

Server
  • BigFix Inventory Server
Base (1) (1)
Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
Base

Windows Server 2016 Standard Edition

x86-64

64-Exploit,

64-Tolerate

Server
  • BigFix Inventory Server
Base (1) (1)
Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
Base
Windows Notes:
  1. Installation with Server Core or Nano Server is not supported.
  2. If you use a 64-bit system, always run the disconnected scanner scripts in the 64-bit command prompt.
  3. This operating system is no longer in service. Please refer to IBM's policy on unsupported operating systems:https://www.ibm.com/support/customercare/sas/f/handbook/policies.html#unsupported
  4. The support for Windows 7 is limited. Check IBM Subcapacity Eligible Systems and BigFix Platform system requirements.

Hypervisors

Table 7. AIX
Hypervisor Deployment unit and component Any supported version Supported guest operating systems Notes

IBM PowerVM Hypervisor (LPAR, DPAR, Micro-Partition) any supported version

Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
  • Disconnected scanner
(2)

AIX 6.1 POWER System - Big Endian

AIX 7.1 POWER System - Big Endian

AIX 7.2 POWER System - Big Endian

(2)
IBM PowerVM VIOS any version Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
  • Disconnected scanner
(1)

AIX 6.1 POWER System - Big Endian

AIX 7.1 POWER System - Big Endian

AIX 7.2 POWER System - Big Endian

(1)

Live Application Mobility (LAM) for Workload Partition (WPAR) AIX 6.1

Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
  • Disconnected scanner
AIX 6.1

AIX 6.1 POWER System - Big Endian

AIX 7.1 POWER System - Big Endian

AIX 7.2 POWER System - Big Endian

No

Live Application Mobility (LAM) for Workload Partition (WPAR) AIX 7.1

Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
  • Disconnected scanner
AIX 7.1

AIX 6.1 POWER System - Big Endian

AIX 7.1 POWER System - Big Endian

AIX 7.2 POWER System - Big Endian

No
Notes applying to hypervisors on AIX operating systems:
  1. Supported Virtual I/O Server (VIOS) version 2.2.3 or higher. Before you start installation of the the BigFix client, run oem_setup_env command to place the user into the OEM software installation and setup environment.
  2. In rare cases when machine is live migrated using Live Partition Mobility technology BFI may wrongly calculate PVU values (high watermarks). This is known limitation that will be mitigated in future releases.
Table 8. HP
Hypervisor Deployment unit and component Any supported version Supported guest operating systems Notes
HP-UX Virtual Partitions (vPars) any version Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
  • Disconnected scanner
any version (1)

HP-UX 11i v3 IA64

HP-UX 11i v3 PA-RISC

Yes

Notes applying to hypervisors on HP operating systems:
  1. HP-UX Virtual Partitions v6.0 (vPars v6.0) and later on HP Integrity Server Blade is not supported.
Table 9. IBM i
Hypervisor Deployment unit and component Any supported version Supported guest operating systems Notes

IBM PowerVM Hypervisor (LPAR, DPAR, Micro-Partition) any supported version

Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
  • Disconnected scanner
(1)

IBM i 7.1 POWER System - Big Endian

IBM i 7.2 POWER System - Big Endian

IBM i 7.3 POWER System - Big Endian

10.0.2 IBM i 7.4 POWER System - Big Endian

(1)

(1)
Notes applying to hypervisors on IBM i operating systems
  1. In rare cases when machine is live migrated using Live Partition Mobility technology BFI may wrongly calculate PVU values (high watermarks). This is known limitation that will be mitigated in future releases.
Table 10. Linux
Hypervisor Deployment unit and component Any supported version Supported guest operating systems Notes
Citrix Hypervisor 8.0 Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
  • Disconnected scanner
8.0 View No
Citrix Hypervisor 8.1 Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
  • Disconnected scanner
8.1 View No
Citrix Hypervisor 8.2 Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
  • Disconnected scanner
8.2 View No
Citrix XenServer 7 Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
  • Disconnected scanner
7 (1) View (1)
IBM PowerKVM any supported version Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
  • Disconnected scanner
any version View No

IBM PowerVM Hypervisor (LPAR, DPAR, Micro-Partition) any supported version

Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
  • Disconnected scanner
any version (5) View (5)
IBM z/VM Hypervisor 6.4 Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
  • Disconnected scanner
6.4 View No
KVM in SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 11 Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
  • Disconnected scanner
11 View No
KVM in SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 12 Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
  • Disconnected scanner
12 View No
KVM in SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 15 Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
  • Disconnected scanner
12 View No
KVM on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
  • Disconnected scanner
16.04 LTS View No
Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
  • Disconnected scanner
2008 R2 View No
Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
  • Disconnected scanner
2012 View No
Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
  • Disconnected scanner
2012 R2 View No
Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2016 Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
  • Disconnected scanner
2016 View No
Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2019 Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
  • Disconnected scanner
2019 View No
Nutanix Acropolis 5.10 Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
  • Disconnected scanner
5.10 (4) View (4) (6)
Oracle VM Server for SPARC All Versions Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
  • Disconnected scanner
(2) View (2)

Red Hat KVM as delivered with Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and its RHEV equivalent 6.0

Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
  • Disconnected scanner
6.0 View No

Red Hat KVM as delivered with Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and its RHEV equivalent 7.0

Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
  • Disconnected scanner
7.0 View No
Red Hat Virtualization 4.0 Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
  • Disconnected scanner
4.0 View No
Red Hat Virtualization 4.1 Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
  • Disconnected scanner
4.1 View No
Red Hat Virtualization 4.2 Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
  • Disconnected scanner
4.2 View No
Red Hat Virtualization 4.3 Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
  • Disconnected scanner
4.3 View No
10.0.5 Red Hat Virtualization 4.4 Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
  • Disconnected scanner
4.4 View No
VMware ESXi 6.5 Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
  • Disconnected scanner
6.5 (6) View (6)
VMware ESXi 6.7 Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
  • Disconnected scanner
6.7 View (6)
10.0.2 VMware ESXi 7.0 Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
  • Disconnected scanner
7.0 View No
Xen 4.4 Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
  • Disconnected scanner
4.4.(3) View (3)
Xen 4.5 Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
  • Disconnected scanner
4.5 (3) View (3)
Xen 4.6 Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
  • Disconnected scanner
4.6 (3) View (3)
z/VM 6.1 Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
  • Disconnected scanner
6.1 View No
z/VM 6.2 Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
  • Disconnected scanner
6.2 View No
z/VM 6.3 Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
  • Disconnected scanner
6.3 View No
Notes applying to hypervisors on Linux operating systems:
  1. Hardware-assisted Virtualization (HVM) and Paravirtualization (PV) are supported.
  2. Oracle VM Server for SPARC (formerly Logical Domains also called LDOMs) 2.0, 2.1, 2.2, 3.0, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4
  3. To collect capacity data, use the Run Capacity Scan on Virtualization Hosts task. For more information, see: Collecting capacity data directly from virtualization hosts.
  4. Support for Linux guests on AHV 5.11+ on IBM Power CS appliances, managed by Nutanix PRISM. Support for Linux and Windows guests on AHV 5.11+ on x86 appliances, managed by Nutanix PRISM.
  5. In rare cases when machine is live migrated using Live Partition Mobility technology BFI may wrongly calculate PVU values (high watermarks). This is known limitation that will be mitigated in future releases.
  6. Single Server, Cluster, Mobility (VMware Vmotion)
Table 11. Solaris
Hypervisor Deployment unit and component Supported version Supported guest operating system Notes
KVM in SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 11 Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
  • Disconnected scanner
11

Solaris 11 SPARC

Solaris 11 x86-64

No
Oracle VM Server for SPARC All Versions Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
  • Disconnected scanner
(2)

Solaris 11 SPARC

Solaris 11 x86-64

(2)
Red Hat KVM as delivered with Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.0 Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
  • Disconnected scanner
6.0

Solaris 11 SPARC

Solaris 11 x86-64

No
Red Hat KVM as delivered with Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and its RHEV equivalent 6.0 Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
  • Disconnected scanner
6.0

Solaris 11 SPARC

Solaris 11 x86-64

No

Red Hat KVM as delivered with Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and its RHEV equivalent 7.0

Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
  • Disconnected scanner
7.0

Solaris 11 SPARC

Solaris 11 x86-64

No
Sun Solaris 10 Global/Local Zones (SPARC) 10 Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
  • Disconnected scanner
10

Solaris 11 SPARC

Solaris 11 x86-64

No
Sun Solaris 10 Global/Local Zones (x86-64) 10 Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
  • Disconnected scanner
10

Solaris 11 SPARC

Solaris 11 x86-64

No
Sun Solaris 11 Global/Local Zones (SPARC) 11 Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
  • Disconnected scanner
11 (1) Solaris 11 SPARC (1)
Sun Solaris 11 Global/Local Zones (x86-64) 11 Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
  • Disconnected scanner
11 (1) Solaris 11 x86-64 (1)
VMware ESXi 6.5 Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
  • Disconnected scanner
6.5 (4)

Solaris 11 SPARC

Solaris 11 x86-64

(4)
Solaris 11 x86-64
VMware ESXi 6.7 Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
  • Disconnected scanner
6.7 Solaris 11 x86-64 (4)
10.0.2 VMware ESXi 7.0 Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
  • Disconnected scanner
7.0

Solaris 11 x86-64

(4)
10.0.6 VMware ESXi 7.1 Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
  • Disconnected scanner
7.0

Solaris 11 x86-64

(4)
Xen 4.4 Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
  • Disconnected scanner
4.4

Solaris 11 SPARC

Solaris 11 x86-64

(3)
Xen 4.5 Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
  • Disconnected scanner
4.5

Solaris 11 SPARC

Solaris 11 x86-64

(3)
Xen 4.6 Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
  • Disconnected scanner
4.6

Solaris 11 SPARC

Solaris 11 x86-64

(3)
Notes applying to hypervisors on Solaris operating systems:
  1. Oracle Solaris Kernel Zone, also called a solaris-kz branded zone is not supported
  2. Oracle VM Server for SPARC (formerly Logical Domains also called LDOMs) 2.0, 2.1, 2.2, 3.0, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4
  3. To collect capacity data, use the Run Capacity Scan on Virtualization Hosts task. For more information, see: Collecting capacity data directly from virtualization hosts.
  4. Single Server, Cluster, Mobility (VMware Vmotion)
Table 12. Windows
Hypervisor Deployment unit and component Supported version Supported guest operating system Notes
Citrix Hypervisor 8.0 Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
  • Disconnected scanner
8.0 View No
Citrix Hypervisor 8.1 Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
  • Disconnected scanner
8.1 View No
Citrix Hypervisor 8.2 Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
  • Disconnected scanner
8.2 View No
Citrix XenServer 7 Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
  • Disconnected scanner
7 View (1)
Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2016 Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
  • Disconnected scanner
2016 View No
Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2019 Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
  • Disconnected scanner
2019 View No
Nutanix Acropolis 5.10 Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
  • Disconnected scanner
5.10 (1) View (2)
Red Hat Virtualization 4.0 Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
  • Disconnected scanner
4.0 View No
Red Hat Virtualization 4.1 Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
  • Disconnected scanner
4.1 View No
Red Hat Virtualization 4.2 Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
  • Disconnected scanner
4.2 View No
Red Hat Virtualization 4.3 Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
  • Disconnected scanner
4.3 View No
VMware ESXi 6.5 Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
  • Disconnected scanner
6.5 (3) View (3)
VMware ESXi 6.7 Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
  • Disconnected scanner
6.7 View No
10.0.2 VMware ESXi 7.0 Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
  • Disconnected scanner
7.0 View No
Notes applying to hypervisors on Windows operating systems
  1. Hardware-assisted Virtualization (HVM) and Paravirtualization (PV) are supported.
  2. Support for:
    1. Linux guests on AHV 5.11+ on IBM Power CS appliances, managed by Nutanix PRISM.
    2. Linux and Windows guests on AHV 5.11+ on x86 appliances, managed by Nutanix PRISM.
  3. Single Server, Cluster, Mobility (VMware Vmotion)

Prerequisites

Table 13. Asset Management
Prerequisite Version

Prerequisite

minimum

Deployment unit and component Available for version

Operating

system

restrictions

Notes
BigFix Platform 10.0.0 10.0.0 Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
  • Disconnected scanner
10.0.0 No No
9.2.6 and future fix packs 9.2.6 Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
  • Disconnected scanner
9.2.6, 9.2.7, 9.2.8, 9.2.9, 9.2.10, 9.2.11, 9.2.12, 9.2.14, 9.2.16, 9.2.17, 10.0.0 No No

Endpoint Manager Platform

9.2.0 and future fix packs 9.2.0 Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
  • Disconnected scanner
9.2.0, 9.2.1.0, 9.2.2.0, 9.2.3.0, 9.2.5.0 No No
Table 14. Database
Prerequisite Version

Prerequisite

minimum

Operating

system

restrictions

Deployment unit and component Only supported on Available for version Future versions, releases Future fix packs Notes

DB2 Advanced Enterprise Server Edition

10.5 10.5.0.6 No Server
  • BigFix Inventory Server
View 10.5.0 (1) (1)

DB2 Advanced Workgroup Server Edition

10.5 10.5.0.6 Yes Server
  • BigFix Inventory Server
View 10.5.0 (1) (1)

DB2 Enterprise Server Edition

10.5 10.5.0.6 Yes Server
  • BigFix Inventory Server
View 10.5.0 (1) (1)

DB2 Workgroup Server Edition

10.5 10.5.0.6 Yes Server
  • BigFix Inventory Server
View 10.5.0 (1) (1)

DB2 Advanced Edition VPC Option

11.5.0.0 11.5.0.0 Yes Server
  • BigFix Inventory Server
View 11.5.0.0 (1) (1)

DB2 Standard Edition VPC Option

11.5.0.0 11.5.0.0 Yes Server
  • BigFix Inventory Server
View 11.5.0.0 (1) (1)

Microsoft SQL Server Enterprise Edition

2012 and future fix packs

2012 No Server
  • BigFix Inventory Server
2012 (3) No Yes (3)
2014 and future fix packs 2014 No Server
  • BigFix Inventory Server
2014 (2) No Yes (2)

2016 and future fix packs

2016 No Server
  • BigFix Inventory Server
2016 No Yes (2)
2017 and future fix packs 2017 Yes Server
  • BigFix Inventory Server
View (5)

Microsoft SQL Server Express

2012 and future fix packs

2012 No Server
  • BigFix Inventory Server
No Yes (4)
2014 and future fix packs 2014 No Server
  • BigFix Inventory Server
No Yes (6)
2016 and future fix packs 2016 No Server
  • BigFix Inventory Server
No Yes (2)
2017 and future fix packs 2017 No Server
  • BigFix Inventory Server
No Yes (5)

Microsoft SQL Server Standard Edition

2012 and future fix packs 2012 No Server
  • BigFix Inventory Server
No Yes (3)
2014 and future fix packs 2014 No Server
  • BigFix Inventory Server
No Yes (2)
2016 and future fix packs 2016 No Server
  • BigFix Inventory Server
No Yes (2)
2017 and future fix packs 2017 Yes Server
  • BigFix Inventory Server
View No Yes (5)
10.0.5Microsoft SQL Server 2019 - All editions - Standard, Enterprise, and Express 2019 Yes Server
  • BigFix Inventory Server
View No Yes (5)
  1. To use DB2 as a database, BigFix Inventory server must be installed on Linux. Use a DB2 instance with default settings. Other required database settings are configured by BigFix Inventory server installer. Restriction: If you specify non-default DB2 settings, BigFix Inventory server might not work properly.
  2. To use SQL Server as a database, BigFix Inventory server must be installed on Windows. Ensure that snapshot isolation is enabled in the SQL Server. For information about the requirements, see the Microsoft SQL Server documentation. The support for AlwaysOn solution has not been tested.
  3. To use SQL Server as a database, BigFix Inventory server must be installed on Windows. Ensure that snapshot isolation is enabled in the SQL Server. For information about the requirements, see the Microsoft SQL Server documentation. The support for AlwaysOn solution has not been tested. Important: If you use SQL Server 2012, install cumulative update 5 for SQL Server 2012 SP2 to prevent possible corruption of the database.
  4. To use SQL Server as a database, BigFix Inventory server must be installed on Windows. Ensure that snapshot isolation is enabled in the SQL Server. For information about the requirements, see the Microsoft SQL Server documentation. The support for AlwaysOn solution has not been tested. Important: If you use SQL Server 2012, install cumulative update 5 for SQL Server 2012 SP2 to prevent possible corruption of the database. Express Editions are supported only for environments with up to 500 endpoints, because they limit the disk space available to each database instance. For the same reason, BigFix must be dedicated to BigFix Inventory server and contain only the BigFix Inventory server fixlet site. Other applications and their fixlet sites would increase the required disk space resulting in problems with the database.
  5. To use SQL Server as a database, BigFix Inventory server must be installed on Windows. Ensure that snapshot isolation is enabled in the SQL Server. For information about the requirements, see the Microsoft SQL Server documentation. The support for AlwaysOn solution has not been tested.Cumulative Update Package 15 (or later) for SQL Server 2017 - KB4498951 must be installed. To use SQL Server as a database, BigFix Inventory server must be installed on Windows.
  6. To use SQL Server as a database, BigFix Inventory server must be installed on Windows. Ensure that snapshot isolation is enabled in the SQL Server. For information about the requirements, see the Microsoft SQL Server documentation. The support for AlwaysOn solution has not been tested. Express Editions are supported only for environments with up to 500 endpoints, because they limit the disk space available to each database instance. For the same reason, BigFix must be dedicated to BigFix Inventory server and contain only the BigFix Inventory server fixlet site. Other applications and their fixlet sites would increase the required disk space resulting in problems with the database.
Table 15. Runtime Environment
Prerequisite Version

Prerequisite

minimum

Deployment unit and component Future

Versions,

Releases

Future Fix

Packs

Operating

system

restrictions

Notes
Windows Script Host

5.8 and future fix packs

5.8 Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
  • Disconnected scanner
No Yes View (1)
Runtime Environment notes
  1. Windows Script Host must be enabled on Windows endpoints.
Table 16. Web Browsers
Prerequisite Version

Prerequisite

minimum

Deployment unit and component Future

Versions,

Releases

Future Fix

Packs

Operating

system

restrictions

Notes
Google Chrome 35 and future versions, releases and fix packs 35 Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
  • Disconnected scanner
Yes Yes No No
Microsoft Edge 13 and future versions, releases and fix packs 13 Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
  • Disconnected scanner
Yes Yes No No
Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 and future fix packs 11 Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
  • Disconnected scanner
No Yes No No
Mozilla Firefox ESR 17.0 and future versions, releases and fix packs 17.0 Agent or client
  • BigFix Agent
  • Disconnected scanner
Yes Yes No (1)
Web Browser notes:
  1. To use TLS 1.2, check whether your version of the browser supports it and whether it is enabled. Otherwise, use TLS 1.0 for secure communication with SSL.