Install MDM components

You can set up MDM for BigFix 10 through WebUI or by running the appropriate tasks from the BESUEM content site.


Install MDM server: You can install standalone versions of either the macOS® MDM server or the Windows MDM server. Before installing MDM server, do the following:
  • Install Docker Engine, Docker Compose, and OpenSSL.
  • Ensure that you have one of these user roles:
    • A Master Operator (MO) with visibility over the MDM server target machine and visibility of the BESUEM site
    • An Administrator with the privilege to run the installation.
  • Install BES client on the target computer in which you want to install MDM server. This is because you need to install MDM server through WebUI or Fixlets.

Add MDM server capability: For MDM servers that have only one component installed (Windows or macOS), you can add the missing component.

Install MDM Plugin: Installing MDM Plugins is required to set up a connection between the MDM Servers and the BigFix Plugin Portal. MDM Plugins communicate with the MDM Server through REST APIs and the AMQP protocol using client certificates. MDM Plugins are available for macOS and for Windows. Before installing MDM Plugin:
  • Ensure that the server host is running the Plugin Portal version 10.0.2 or later
  • Ensure BigFix Agent version 10.0.2 or later is running locally. For details about installing the BigFix Client, see Installing the BigFix components.
  • Ensure you have required credentials, specifically from cacert, the client cert, and the client key that is generated from BESAdmin. For details, see MDM SSL certificates.