Changing end of support date

9.2.11 Available from 9.2.11. Set or change the end of support date for your software components to have a comprehensive overview of your software inventory.

Before you begin

An icon representing a user. You must have the View Software Catalog and Signatures permission to perform this task.

About this task

After you install or upgrade the BigFix Inventory server, the end of support date is automatically populated for the following components after the initial import of data.When you manually set the end of support date for a component, the imported date is permanently overwritten.

Procedure

  1. In the top navigation bar, click Reports > Software Components.
  2. Select one or more components for which you want to set the end of support date. You can select up to a 100 rows at a time.
  3. Hover over Edit, and click Change End of Support.
  4. Choose the end of support date, and click Change.
  5. Optional: To clear the end of support date, remove the date, and click Change.

Results

You set the end of support date for the selected components.
9.2.12 Starting from application update 9.2.12, end of support date is also displayed on the Software Classification report.
Note: End of Support columns for Microsoft components shows the latest available end of support date.

What to do next

You can use end of support dates to filter and sort the report. You can also create a saved report view that is filtered by the specified information, and enable notifications that are triggered when specific criteria are met.
Note: The End of Support (EOS) date for some IBM components are set to the divestiture date (dates of sub-components). You can update the dates or set a custom date. See HCL Product Lifecycle for information on end of support dates for a given divested product.