Adding external sites

You can add external sites that are not included in the supported sites list.

You must perform the below actions only when you need to track the patch history of endpoints in patch sites, and not for the list of supported patch sites. Adding patch sites increases the time it takes to complete an ETL import process. You must run the remediation report to add the external sites to supported sites list. After you add the external sites, the site contents are included in the Patch Reporting.

To add external sites:
  1. In the BigFix console, subscribe to the sites.
  2. Stop the BigFix Compliance service.
  3. Create a backup copy of the original file patch_sites.json in the directory. The directory is located in C:\Program\Files\HCL\SCA\wlp\usr\servers\server1\apps\tema.war\WEB-INF\domains\pr\config\.
    Note: Save the backup copy in a different directory other than the current directory it resides.
  4. Copy the same patch_sites.json file into this directory C:\Program\Files\HCL\SCA\wlp\usr\servers\server1\apps\tema.war\WEB-INF\data\config\ and rename it to custom_patch_sites.json.
  5. Start the BigFix Compliance service.
  6. Run the Remediation report from Management menu > Server Settings.

BFC Patch Sites

Starting from 2.0.1, the file name has changed in the SCM Reporting site to patch_sites.2.json. The code will look for a custom_patch_sites.json file, then look for the proper version of patch_sites.json in the SCM reporting site for the version of SCA, and then the local patch_sites.json file in the application code base.

The Patch Reporting application supports the following sites:

Table 1. Supported Sites
Site name URL Notes
Patches for Windows English http://sync.bigfix.com/cgi-bin/bfgather/bessecurity No
Patches for Windows (Brazilian Portuguese) http://sync.bigfix.com/cgi-bin/bfgather/windowspatchesbrazilianportuguese No
Patches for Windows (Czech) http://sync.bigfix.com/cgi-bin/bfgather/windowspatchesczech No
Patches for Windows (NLD) http://sync.bigfix.com/cgi-bin/bfgather/windowspatchesnld No
Patches for Windows (Finnish) http://sync.bigfix.com/cgi-bin/bfgather/windowspatchesfinnish No
Patches for Windows (French) http://sync.bigfix.com/cgi-bin/bfgather/windowspatchesfrench No
Patches for Windows (German) http://sync.bigfix.com/cgi-bin/bfgather/windowspatchesgerman No
Patches for Windows (Hungarian) http://sync.bigfix.com/cgi-bin/bfgather/windowspatcheshungarian No
Patches for Windows (Italian) http://sync.bigfix.com/cgi-bin/bfgather/windowspatchesitalian No
Patches for Windows (Japanese) http://sync.bigfix.com/cgi-bin/bfgather/windowspatchesjapanese No
Patches for Windows (Korean) http://sync.bigfix.com/cgi-bin/bfgather/windowspatcheskorean No
Patches for Windows (Norwegian) http://sync.bigfix.com/cgi-bin/bfgather/windowspatchesnorwegian No
Patches for Windows (Polish) http://sync.bigfix.com/cgi-bin/bfgather/windowspatchespolish No
Patches for Windows (Simplified Chinese) http://sync.bigfix.com/cgi-bin/bfgather/windowspatcheschineses No
Patches for Windows (Spanish) http://sync.bigfix.com/cgi-bin/bfgather/windowspatchesspanish No
Patches for Windows (Swedish) http://sync.bigfix.com/cgi-bin/bfgather/windowspatchesswedish No
Patches for Windows (Turkish) http://sync.bigfix.com/cgi-bin/bfgather/windowspatchesturkish No
Patches for Windows (CHT) http://sync.bigfix.com/cgi-bin/bfgather/windowspatchescht No
Patches for Windows (Russian) http://sync.bigfix.com/cgi-bin/bfgather/windowspatchesrussian No
Patches for Windows (Danish) http://sync.bigfix.com/cgi-bin/bfgather/windowspatchesdanish No
Patches for Windows (Hebrew) http://sync.bigfix.com/cgi-bin/bfgather/windowspatcheshebrew No
Patches for Windows (Greek) http://sync.bigfix.com/cgi-bin/bfgather/patchesforwindowsgreek No
Updates for Windows Applications http://sync.bigfix.com/cgi-bin/bfgather/updateswindowsapps No
Windows Point of Sale http://sync.bigfix.com/cgi-bin/bfgather/windowspointofsale No
Patches for RHEL 5 Extended Support http://sync.bigfix.com/cgi-bin/bfgather/patchesforrhel5ESU Added to all SCA Versions
Patches for RHEL 6 Extended Support http://sync.bigfix.com/cgi-bin/bfgather/patchesforrhel6ESU Added to all SCA Versions
Patches for RHEL 7 Extended Support http://sync.bigfix.com/cgi-bin/bfgather/patchesforrhel7ESU Added to all SCA Versions
Patches for RHEL 8 Extended Support http://sync.bigfix.com/cgi-bin/bfgather/patchesforrhel8ESU Added to all SCA Versions
Patches for RHEL 7 http://sync.bigfix.com/cgi-bin/bfgather/patchesforrhel7 No
Patches for RHEL RHSM 7 on System z http://sync.bigfix.com/cgi-bin/bfgather/patchesforrhelrhsm7z No
Patches for RHEL RHSM 6 on System z http://sync.bigfix.com/cgi-bin/bfgather/patchesforrhelrhsm6z No
Patches for RHEL 7 PPC64LE http://sync.bigfix.com/cgi-bin/bfgather/patchesforrhelppc64le7 No
Patches for RHEL PPC64BE 7 http://sync.bigfix.com/cgi-bin/bfgather/patchesforrhelppc64be7 No
Patches for RHEL 6 Native Tools http://sync.bigfix.com/cgi-bin/bfgather/patchesforrhelppc64be7 No
Patches for RHEL 8 (BFC 2.0) http://sync.bigfix.com/cgi-bin/bfgather/patchesforrhel8 No
Patches for CentOS6 Plugin R2 (BFC 2.0.1) http://sync.bigfix.com/cgi-bin/bfgather/patchesforcentos6pluginr2 Added to all SCA versions
Patches for CentOS7 Plugin R2 (2.0.1) http://sync.bigfix.com/cgi-bin/bfgather/patchesforcentos7pluginr2 Added to all SCA versions
Patches for Mac OS X (2.0.1) http://sync.bigfix.com/cgi-bin/bfgather/macpatches Uses non-standard x-fixlet-superseded_id so only supported 2.0.1 and later.
Updates for Mac Applications (2.0.1) http://sync.bigfix.com/cgi-bin/bfgather/updatesmacapps Uses non-standard x-fixlet-superseded_id so only supported 2.0.1 and later.
Windows 7 ESU (2.01) http://sync.bigfix.com/cgi-bin/bfgather/win7esu Added to all SCA versions.
Windows 2008 ESU (2.0.1) http://sync.bigfix.com/cgi-bin/bfgather/win2008ESU Added to all SCA versions.