SUSE Linux Enterprise (64-bit) Installation Instructions

How to install the client on SUSE Linux Enterprise (64-bit).


  • Before running the BigFix Client user interface in a GNOME desktop environment on SLES/SLED 15, download and install libXaw8-1.0.13-1.26.x86_64.rpm.
  • All RPM libraries installed on the system must be at the same level.

To install the client, do the following steps:

  1. Disable the SELinux process.
  2. Download the corresponding BigFix client RPM file to the SUSE computer.
  3. Install the RPM by running the command
     rpm -ivh client_RPM_path
  4. Copy your actionsite masthead to the client computer (the masthead contains configuration, license, and security information). The action site masthead (actionsite.afxm) can be found in your BES Installation folders (by default they are placed under C:\Program Files (x86)\BigFix Enterprise\BES Installers\Client on Windows and /var/opt/BESInstallers/Client/ on Linux). If the masthead is not named actionsite.afxm, rename it to actionsite.afxm and place it on the computer at the following location: /etc/opt/BESClient/actionsite.afxm.
    Note: The directory /etc/opt/BESClient/ is not automatically created by the installer. If it does not exist, create it manually.
    The masthead file for each BigFix server is downloadable at http://servername:port/masthead/masthead.afxm (example:
  5. Start the BigFix client by running the following command:
    /etc/init.d/besclient start