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BigFix 10 Patch Documentation
Welcome to the BigFix Patch documentation, where you can find information about how to install, maintain, and use the BigFix Patch.
Platform
Patch Overview
BigFix Patch provides an automated, simplified patching process that is administered from a single console.
BigFix Patch provides an automated, simplified patching process that is administered from a single console.
Patch for Windows User's Guide
BigFix Patch for Windows™ provides Fixlets for Microsoft™ security and non-security patches. Dashboards, wizards, and reports aid you in managing updates for various endpoint devices.
Patch for AIX User's Guide
BigFix® for Patch for AIX® provides an automated, simplified patching process that is administered from a single console. It gives you unified, near real-time visibility and enforcement to deploy and manage patches to all AIX endpoints.
Patch for Red Hat Enterprise Linux User's Guide
BigFix Patch for Red Hat Enterprise Linux provides an automated, simplified patching process that is administered from a single console. It gives you unified, near real-time visibility and enforcement to deploy and manage patches to all Red Hat Enterprise Linux endpoints.
Patch for CentOS Linux User's Guide
BigFix® Patch for CentOS Linux™ provides an automated, simplified patching process that is administered from a single console. It gives you unified, near real-time visibility and enforcement to deploy and manage patches to all CentOs endpoints.
Patch for SUSE Linux Enterprise User's Guide
BigFix Patch for SUSE Linux Enterprise provides an automated, simplified patching process that is administered from a single console. It gives you unified, near real-time visibility and enforcement to deploy and manage patches to all SUSE Linux endpoints.
Patch for Ubuntu User's Guide
BigFix Patch for Ubuntu provides an automated, simplified patching process that is administered from a single console. It gives you unified, near real-time visibility and enforcement to deploy and manage patches to all Ubuntu endpoints.
Patch for Oracle Linux User's Guide
BigFix® Patches for Oracle Linux provides an automated, simplified patching process that is administered from a single console. It gives you unified, near real-time visibility and enforcement to deploy and manage patches to all Oracle Linux endpoints.
Patch for Solaris User's Guide
BigFix Patch for Solaris provides an automated, simplified patching process that is administered from a single console. It gives you unified, near real-time visibility and enforcement to deploy and manage patches to all Solaris endpoints.
Patch for HP-UX User's Guide
BigFix® for Patch for HP-UX provides an automated, simplified patching process that is administered from a single console. It gives you unified, near real-time visibility and enforcement to deploy and manage patches to all HP-UX endpoints.
Patch for Mac OS X User's Guide
BigFix® for Patch for Mac OS X provides an automated, simplified patching process that is administered from a single console. It gives you unified, near real-time visibility and enforcement to deploy and manage patches to all Mac OS X endpoints.
Patch for Debian User's Guide
BigFix Patch for Debian provides an automated, simplified patching process that is administered from a single console. It gives you unified, near real-time visibility and enforcement to deploy and manage patches to all Debian endpoints.
Patch for VMware ESXi User's Guide
BigFix Patch for VMware ESXi provides you unified, near real-time visibility and enforcement to deploy and manage patches to all VMware ESXi endpoints from a single console.
Supersedence for Non-Windows
This topic describes how supersedence works in Patch.
BigFix content supporting the Extended Support Updates (ESU) patching program from Microsoft® is available as an add-on to BigFix Patch, BigFix Lifecycle and BigFix Compliance.
Enabling the ESU patch functionality
Before you can start using the ESU patch add-on, you should first enable it.
Preparing endpoints to accept ESU patches
After subscribing the endpoints in your deployment to a BigFix ESU patch site, you can use the content in the site to prepare the endpoints to accept the ESU patches.
Testing ESU Patch Delivery
Using Minimize WMI usage feature
Know more about the optional feature, Minimize WMI usage feature.
Frequently Asked Questions
Learn the answers to frequently asked questions about ESU patching with BigFix.
Understanding RHEL patch add-ons
This topic gives you a brief introduction about Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Patch Add-Ons.
Enabling EUS patch functionality
This topic describes how to enable BigFix EUS Patch functionality in BigFix.
Preparing endpoints to accept ESU patches
This topic describes how to prepare endpoints to accept Microsoft ESU patches.
Deploying extended support patches with BigFix
You can apply Extended Support (EUS and ELS) patch Fixlets the same way you have been applying all your RHEL patches with BigFix.
Frequently Asked Questions
Learn the answers to frequently asked questions about BigFix EUS/ELS Patch Add-Ons for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 6, 7 and 8.
Detailed system requirements
The tables in this section provide detailed information about the system requirements for BigFix 10.
Patch guides in PDF format
Following is a list of links to the BigFix Patch user guides in PDF format: