Changing end of support date

Available from 9.2.11. Set or change the end of support date for your software components to have a comprehensive overview of your software inventory.

Before you begin

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About this task

9.2.16 After you install or upgrade the License Metric Tool server, the end of support date is automatically populated upon the initial import of data for the BigFix components announced via BigFix Support Software lifecycleweb page.

After you install or upgrade the BigFix Inventory server, the end of support date is automatically populated for the following components after the initial import of data.. When you manually set the end of support date for a component, the imported date is permanently overwritten.

Procedure

  1. Go to Reports > Software Components.
  2. Select one or more components for which you want to set the end of support date. You can select up to a 100 rows at a time.
  3. Hover over the Edit Component icon Edit icon, and click Change End of Support.
  4. Choose the end of support date, and click Change.
  5. Optional: To clear the end of support date, remove the date, and click Change.

Results

You set the end of support date for the selected components.

9.2.12 Starting from application update 9.2.12, end of support date is also displayed on the Software Classification report.

What to do next

You can use end of support dates to filter and sort the report. You can also create a saved report view that is filtered by the specified information, and enable notifications that are triggered when specific criteria are met.