Types of installation

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

If you choose evaluation installation, you install a trial BigFix Server for a period of 30 days and you do not need to buy a license.

If you choose 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.