Adding a new data source for disconnected scans

Available from 9.2.5. All scan results are imported to BigFix InventoryLicense Metric Tool from a directory dedicated to disconnected scans. You must add this directory as a data source to allow BigFix InventoryLicense Metric Tool to check its content and import all packages that are stored within. The packages are imported during each data import.

Before you begin

All scan results must be manually transferred from all IBM i systems into the new directory that works as a data source. You can automate this process by using NFS, or by other means that better suit your environment.


  1. On the computer where BigFix InventoryLicense Metric Tool server is installed, create a directory with read and write access, for example: /disconnected.
  2. Log in to BigFix InventoryLicense Metric Tool, and in the top navigation bar click Management > Data Sources.
  3. Click New, and specify the following values:
    1. Specify the name of this data source.
    2. Specify the Database Type as Disconnected.
    3. Specify the location of the directory that you created.
      Note: The path is not validated. Ensure that you provide a correct one.

    Create Data Source pane
  4. Download the catalog for IBM i. It is needed for software discovery. You will copy it to your IBM i system together with the scanner and the configuration files.
  5. Click Create.

What to do next

Prepare installation files for disconnected scans.