Managing the BigFix Services

Procedure to manage the services.

You can start, stop, restart, or query the status of Linux BigFix services using the following commands:

service service stop
service service start
service service restart
service service status
/etc/init.d/service stop
/etc/init.d/service start
/etc/init.d/service restart
/etc/init.d/service status
where service is one of the following services:
Note: Ensure you do not use the systemctl command to manage a service. This issue no longer applies to:
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 12 and later platforms.
  • Starting from BigFix Version 10 Patch 8, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7 and later platforms, and also derived architectures.
If you installed the BES Server Plugin Service (MFS), use these commands to start and stop it:
service mfs start
service mfs stop