Performing an evaluation installation on Linux

To install a BigFix server with an evaluation license on Linux, perform the following steps:

  1. On the computer where you want to install the BigFix server, from the shell where you extract the contents of the .tgz server installer, enter the following command:
    ./install.sh
  2. To install the Evaluation version, enter 1:
    Select the type of installation
    [1]  Evaluation: Request a free evaluation license from HCL
    This license allows you to install a fully functional copy of HCL BigFix on up to 1000 clients, 
    for a period of 30 days.
    [2]  Production: Install using a production license or an authorization for a production license.
    Choose one of the options above or press <Enter> to accept the default value: [1]
  3. After reading the License Agreement, enter 1 to accept it and continue.
  4. Enter your First Name, Last Name, Email address and Organization's Name to create the digital signature.
  5. Enter the name with which your server is registered to the DNS. It will be used by the BigFix clients to identify the BigFix server. It cannot be changed after a license is created.
  6. Enter the server identification port to use for all communication by the BigFix components or press <Enter> to accept the default value which is 52311.
  7. Enter the Web Reports server HTTPS port number or press <Enter> to accept the default value which is 8083.
  8. Enter the WebUI HTTPS port number or press <Enter> to accept the default value which is 443.
  9. Enter the WebUI HTTP redirect port number or press <Enter> to accept the default value which is 80.
  10. To configure the firewall, enter 1:
    The firewall of the operating system is active on the local server. 
    To enable the communication using the specified ports you can:
    [1]  Configure the firewall now
    [2]  Configure the firewall later
    Choose one of the options above or press <Enter> to accept the default value: [2]
  11. With DB2 already installed

    • Enter the name of the local DB2 instance that you want to use or press <Enter> to accept the default value which is db2inst1
    • Enter the user name of the local DB2 instance owner that you want to use or press <Enter> to accept the default value which is db2inst1

    Without DB2 already installed

    • To install DB2, press <Enter> to accept the default value which is 1:
      The installer does not detect if DB2 is installed on the system. 
      Specify which option corresponds to your installation:
      [1]  DB2 is not installed, install it.
      [2]  DB2 is installed, use the installed instance.
      [3]  Exit from the installation.
      Choose one of the options above or press <Enter> to accept the default value: [1]
      DB2 is installed with the following default settings:
      DB2 instance owner: db2inst1
      DB2 fenced user: db2fenc1
      DB2 administration server user: dasusr1
      DB2 communication port: 50000
      DB2 installation directory: /opt/hcl/db2/V10.5
    • If you want to use different values for these settings, specify them in the installation response file or CLI options. Otherwise, press <Enter> to accept the default value:
      [1]  Proceed to install DB2.
    • If one or more DB2 prerequisite packages were not installed, you can ignore the warning messages and proceed with the installation (not recommended) or install the missing packages using the YUM repository, if configured (recommended)
    • Enter the location of the DB2 setup file or press <Enter> to accept the default value which is ../server/db2setup
  12. Enter the password of the DB2 administrative user. This password will also be used to log in to the BigFix database and to digitally sign all actions taken from the BigFix console.
  13. Choose the key size that you want to use or press <Enter> to accept the default value which is 2:
    Key size level
    Provide the key size that you want to use:
    [1]  'Min' level (2048 bits)
    [2]  'Max' level (4096 bits)
    Choose one of the options above or press <Enter> to accept the default value: [2]
  14. Choose a folder for your private key (license.pvk), the license certificate (license.crt), and the site masthead (masthead.afxm) or press <Enter> to accept the default value which is ./license.
  15. Choose if you want to use the proxy to access the internet or press <Enter> to accept the default value which is 2:
    Proxy usage
    [1]  Use the proxy to access the internet
    [2]  Do not use the proxy
    Choose one of the options above or press <Enter> to accept the default value: [2]
  16. Choose the value of the encoding that will be used for the content (FXF Encoding) or press <Enter> to accept the default value which is:
    [8]   Western European languages ( Latin 1 )  - [1252]
  17. Specify the DB2 port number or press <Enter> to accept the default value which is 50000.

After performing these steps, the evaluation license was generated successfully. If you chose to generate a response file named response.txt, verify its content after the installation.