Tuning performance

Learn how to plan the infrastructure of BigFix Inventory and to configure the application server to achieve optimal performance. The following guidelines are applicable in big data environments as well as in smaller environments that are running on low-performance hardware.

Your deployment architecture depends on:
  • the number of endpoints managed
  • the number of facts captured, such as file facts, ISO tags, package facts, resource utilization metrics tags, and other information
  • dynamics of the changes in environment: on endpoints and software classification operation influencing calculation of license metrics
  • number of configured computer groups
  • number of concurrent users using the application
  • load from 3rd party system integrating through APIs

The BigFix Inventory server stores its data in a dedicated database, either DB2 or MS SQL Server. When you plan and install the BigFix Inventory infrastructure, consider the hardware requirements for all the components. For more information, see: Hardware requirements.

To benefit from all the good practices, use BigFix server version 9.5.5 and above.