Server requirements

To find the latest information about the server requirements, see System Requirements .

Notes about Windows operating systems:
  • Only the 64-bit architecture is supported for installing the BigFix server and Web Reports components on Windows systems.
  • The Windows firewall can be either turned off or configured to open the following two ports:
    • Port 52311 for UDP and TCP/IP
    • Port 8083 for Web Reports and TCP/IP
  • Windows BigFix servers cannot be migrated to Linux BigFix servers.
  • Since the May 2023 WebUI update, the WebUI component can be installed on Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2019 or Windows Server 2022.
Notes about Linux operating systems:
  • IBM DB2 11.5 / 11.5.4 / 11.5.5 / 11.5.6 / 11.5.7 / 11.5.8 / 11.5.9. For information about how to install DB2 server on Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 64-bit, see Installing and configuring DB2.
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 x86 64-bit requires IBM DB2 11.5.4.
  • Red Hat packages required by BigFix Linux server and Web Reports components:
    • cyrus-sasl-lib.x86_64
    • libstdc++.x86_64 and all their prerequisites
    • pam.x86_64
    • krb5-libs.x86_64
    • unixODBC.x86_64
    • fontconfig.x86_64 (Web Reports only)
    • libXext.x86_64 (Web Reports only)
    • libXrender.x86_64 (Web Reports only)
    • zlib.x86_64 (Web Reports only)
    • libpng12.x86_64 (RHEL 7 only)
    • numactl.x86_64 (embedded DB2 installations only)
    • pam.i686 (embedded DB2 installations only)
    • libstdc++.i686 (embedded DB2 installations only)

    Installation or upgrade of the Server components on Linux installs the unixODBC RPM package which is a prerequisite for version 10.0.2. If Yum is not configured on the Linux system, you must manually install the unixODBC RPM package prior to running the installation or upgrade.

  • Since the May 2023 WebUI update, the WebUI component can be installed only on Red Hat Linux 8 (64-bit).

Disk space and other requirements

For details, see BigFix Performance & Capacity Planning Resources.