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BigFix Platform 9.2.0 Documentation
Welcome to the BigFix Platform 9.2.0 Documentation.
Platform Overview
This section provides you with an overview of BigFix Platform.
System requirements
Following is a list of links to the BigFix Platform system requirements documentation:
Use this section to become familiar with BigFix infrastructure and key concepts necessary to understand how it works.
IBM® BigFix is a suite of products that provides a fast and intuitive solution for compliance, endpoint, and security management and allows organizations to see and manage physical and virtual endpoints through a single infrastructure, a single console, and a single type of agent.
This guide is for administrators and IT managers who want to install and administer IBM BigFix.
IBM® BigFix aims to solve the increasingly complex problem of keeping your critical systems updated, compatible, and free of security issues. It uses patented Fixlet technology to identify vulnerable computers in your enterprise. With just a few mouse-clicks you can remediate them across your entire network from a central console.
Sample deployment scenarios
The following deployment scenarios illustrate some basic configurations taken from actual case studies. Your organization might look similar to one of the examples below, depending on the size of your network, the various bandwidth restrictions between clusters and the number of relays and servers. The main constraint is not CPU power, but bandwidth.
Assumptions and requirements
Security Configuration Scenarios
Types of installation
Managing licenses
Before installing
Installing on Windows systems
Installing on Linux systems
After understanding the terms and the administrative roles, you are ready to actually get authorized and install the programs.
Post-installation configuration steps
Managing relays
Setting up a proxy connection
Running backup and restore
Upgrading on Windows systems
Upgrading on Linux systems
Component Log Files
This guide is for administrators and IT managers who want to configure and customize IBM BigFix.
This guide explains additional configuration steps that you can run in your environment after installation.
Additional configuration steps
These topics explain additional configuration steps that you can run in your environment.
Maintenance and Troubleshooting
Upload and archive manager settings
Command-Line Interface
This guide explains how to access the console and gives you an overview of the console design and usage.
Accessing the console
Fixlets and Tasks
Actions are scripts that run on selected targets. They are used to fix policy violation and security exposures and to run configuration steps. Fixlet, tasks, and baselines depend on actions to run their remediation mission.
LDAP Directories
Client Computers
Computer Groups
Relays and Servers
Activating the license counting process
Client-Relay-Server Authentication
Displays and Reports
The Dialogs
This guide explains how IBM BigFix Asset Discovery works.
This guide explains how the Web Reports feature extends the power of BigFix.
This guide describes the various APIs, including server, client, dashboard, and Web Reports, that you can use to control all aspects of the IBM BigFix engine from your own scripts.
This guide is your reference for the Relevance language. With this guide and the appropriate platform-specific Inspector Guides, you are able to write Relevance expressions that can trigger Fixlet messages.
This guide describes all the IBM BigFix action commands, with specific examples.