Deployment Requirements

This guide contains information and procedures for installing the WebUI on BigFix Platform V9.5.5 or later. For instructions on installing the WebUI on earlier versions of the Platform (V9.5.2 and V9.5.3) see the HCL wiki.

Prepare your environment before you deploy the WebUI.

Before installing the WebUI service:
  • Install BigFix Platform V9.5.5 or later. For instructions, see the BigFix Installation Guide.
  • Install BigFix client on the same computer.
  • Make sure that your DBA grants the database user to be used for the WebUI installation:
    • Read access to all of the DBO tables in BFENT (DB2), BFEnterprise (MS SQL Server).
    • The ability to create stored procedures.
    • The ability to create new indexes in the WebUI namespace.
    • The ability to create new tables in the WebUI namespace.
  • To use the Send Notification service:
    • BigFix Web Reports must be installed, running, and reachable via the REST API.
    • The notification service must be installed on the BigFix root server, not on a remote machine.
  • If you are installing the WebUI service on a remote server:
    • The remote server must be running the BigFix Agent version 9.5.5 or later before you deploy the installation Fixlet.
    • The operating system of the BigFix server and the remote server must be the same. Either:
      • Windows Server 2008 R2 or later, or
      • Red Hat Linux 6 or 7 (64 bit).
  • HTTP cookies must be enabled to use the WebUI. Users who have browser cookies disabled or blocked will not be able to log in. No warning or error message will appear.
  • A network port must be open for WebUI communication; the default port is 80 and 443 for HTTP and HTTPS. For more information, see Network Port Conflicts.
  • Microsoft Hotfix KB2577795 applied to Windows Server 2008 R2, if applicable.
  • Certificate authority (CA) signed SSL certificates ensure secure communication with your WebUI deployment. For more information, see Configure SSL certificates.
  • Access the WebUI with these supported internet browsers. You need a minimum screen resolution of 1024x768.
    • Microsoft Edge
    • Firefox, updated to the latest version
    • Safari, updated to the latest version
    • Chrome, updated to the latest version
System requirements for using BigFix Query:
  • BigFix version 9.5 Patch 2.
  • Web Reports enabled in your environment.
  • A license for BigFix Lifecycle, or BigFix Security and Compliance.
  • To process BigFix Query requests, targeted clients must have:
    • The ability to receive UDP notifications.
    • BigFix V9.5 Patch 2 or later installed.
  • BigFix V9.5 Patch 2 or later must be installed on all targeted clients and intermediate relays.