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

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About this task

BigFix Inventory Server is provided with pre-populated end of supports dates for selected vendors. For the available EOS dates, refer to the BigFix Inventory Release Notes.

It is possible to change the existing date or define the missing dates using this procedure.

Perform the below steps to change the end of support date:

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.

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.