Configuring your system and best practices

This section describes how the BigFix architecture is relevant for Server Automation. It also describes how Server Automation can affect BigFix performance.

When configured correctly, Server Automation does not adversely affect BigFix performance. However, be aware of the potential impact that Server Automation action sequencing can have on system performance. You also need to know how the BigFix architecture affects Server Automation functionality. For example, because of the refresh interval between Web Reports and the server, there is a delay of 15 seconds between when you create a Automation Plan and when that Automation Plan is available in the Automation Plan Engine.

The configuration information described here assumes that you have existing knowledge of the BigFix platform and performance tuning. If you are not familiar with BigFix performance and tuning, first read the BigFix documentation on performance, deployments, and troubleshooting.