Support for ISO/IEC 19770-2

ISO/IEC 19770-2 is an international standard for creating software identification (SWID) tags. The tags are XML files that are used for discovering and identifying software. They are delivered with software products and contain unique product-related information such as its name, edition, version, whether it is a part of a bundle and more. SWID tags facilitate software discovery and the overall process of software asset management.

Supported schemas

BigFix InventoryLicense Metric Tool supports SWID tags in the 19770-2:2014-CD1 and 19770-2:2015 schemas. For more information about each schema, see the following links:

BigFix

When BigFix is discovered with an SWID tag that is not contained in the current catalog, a warning sign is displayed on the Software Catalog widget. If you want to see what components were detected, perform the following steps:
  1. In the top navigation bar, click Reports > Software Installations.
  2. Hover over the Manage Report View icon Manage Report View icon, and click Configure View. Select the Component Definition Source check box to display the column, and add the following filter: Component Definition Source, equal to, SWID BigFix Tags Without License Info. Then, click Submit.
To be able to bundle such components, upload the latest software catalog.
Tip: You can create a custom bundling definition on the Software Classification panel.

Limitations

  • Automated bundling might not be available for BigFix components that are discovered with the SWID tag. To assign such a component to a product, upload the latest software catalog to BigFix InventoryLicense Metric Tool. If the catalog contains the relation, automatic bundling is done. You have to either confirm the suggested relation or, if the relation is not correct, reassign the component to a different product.
  • When you create a contract for a product that is discovered by the SWID tag and then upload a catalog that contains information about this product, the product is removed from the contract.