Types of installation

Before you install the product, decide if you want to do an evaluation or production installation.

If you choose the evaluation installation, you do not need to buy a license. You can install a trial BigFix Server on your own and use it for a period of 30 days.

If you choose the production installation, you must purchase a license. When you receive your BigFix license authorization file, you are ready to create a personalized action site masthead that, in turn, allows you to install and use BigFix.

The masthead includes URLs for the Server CGI programs and other site information in a signed MIME file. The masthead is central to accessing and authenticating your action site and is linked to the hostname or IP address of the server machine.