Jump to main content
BigFix Documentation Homepage
BigFix 10 WebUI Documentation
Welcome to the BigFix WebUI documentation, where you can find information about how to install, maintain, and use BigFix WebUI.
WebUI Overview
Access the flexibility and power of BigFix through this approachable web-based interface.
WebUI guides in PDF format
Following is a list of links to the BigFix WebUI user guides in PDF format:
Read this guide for an introduction to the WebUI tools, concepts, and terminology.
Welcome
Welcome to BigFix WebUI. The WebUI delivers a powerful set of functions for BigFix operators. It simplifies BigFix workflow, speeds access to data, and improves flexibility, visibility, and performance.
Meet the WebUI
Take a quick tour of the WebUI screens, controls, and workflow.
Get Started with Devices
Use the Device screens to view and manage all the devices in your environment as determined by your permission levels. You can find specific devices, access device documents, select devices for deployment, generate and export device reports and do much more.
Get Started with Patches
Use the Patch screens to list patches, find specific patches, and view detailed patch information including known issues, vulnerable devices, and deployments.
Get Started with Patch Policy
A patch policy is a set of criteria that defines a patch list; that is, a collection of Fixlets that meet the patching criteria of a specific set of endpoints.
Get Started with Software
A BigFix software package is the collection of Fixlets used to install software on a device. The package includes the installation files, the Fixlets that install them, and information about the package itself.
Get Started with Custom Content
Use the Custom Content pages to view custom content, edit tasks, and view related information, including applicable devices and deployments.
Get Started with BigFix Query
Use the BigFix Query feature to retrieve data from endpoints through a dedicated query channel, where the memory available on each Relay minimizes the impact to normal BigFix processing.
Take Action: The Deploy Sequence
To deploy means to dispatch content to one or more endpoints for execution, for example, to update a patch, install software, or restart a machine.
Get Started with Deployments
Use the Deployment views to monitor and verify completion of BigFix deployments.
Get Started with the Content App
Use the Content App to work with Fixlets, tasks, and baselines on the BigFix sites. Search, filter, and deploy content using standard WebUI tools.
Getting Started with the Modern Client Management
This section introduces the Modern Client Management (MCM) concepts, terminology, and explains how to get started with using the feature.
Extending BigFix management capabilities
BigFix 10 delivers a few significant new functions for enhancing the visibility and management of devices on your network regardless of whether the devices are physical or virtual.
Support
For more information about this product, see the following resources:
Read this guide for information about installing and administering the WebUI.
Introduction
This guide is intended for BigFix Master Operators and those who administer an BigFix deployment. If you are looking for information about using the WebUI, see the BigFix WebUI User's Guide.
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.
WebUI Installation
Use these procedures to install or upgrade the WebUI on BigFix Platform versions 9.5.5 or later. Before you start the procedure:
Remove the WebUI Service
Use this procedure to remove the WebUI from BigFix Platform.
Provisioning Users
Use permission settings in the WebUI and the BigFix Console to control access to the WebUI and its functions.
Managing Application Updates
You can manage application updates through Application Update Manager.
Editing Dashboards
Use the WebUI’s editing tools to customize the WebUI Overview and Executive Overview dashboards.
Performance
This chapter provides an introduction to some tools for managing performance problems you might encounter with the WebUI. For a detailed discussion of BigFix and WebUI performance topics and tools, including planning, monitoring, and maintenance, see the BigFix Capacity Planning Guide.
Log Locations
All WebUI logs are stored in one default location. Logs are stored on the WebUI Server in the following locations (unless changed by the server setting _WebUI_Logging_LogPath).
WebUI Server Settings
Create or modify server settings on your WebUI server to control advanced aspects of the WebUI. These settings are for advanced users only and can be used to help troubleshoot problems or adjust behaviors to optimize performance.
SAML 2.0
BigFix supports SAML 2.0. SAML authentication is an application login mechanism that uses a configured Identity Provider (IdP) to authenticate users.
Troubleshooting
Read this section for information about any known issues using the WebUI application.
WebUI and Distributed Server Architecture (DSA)
Understand how to work with WebUI in Distributed Server Architecture (DSA).
Supported Patch Sites
A subset of BigFix patch sites is supported in the WebUI.
Support
For more information about this product, see the following resources:
Glossary
This glossary provides terms and definitions for the Modern Client Management for BigFix software and products.