System requirements

Ensure that you meet the necessary system requirements for the BigFix Patch for VMware ESXi.

The requirements are as follows:

  • BigFix Version 9.5.x or 10.0.x must be used.
  • You must subscribe to the Patches for ESXi site.
  • The management extender must be installed on a system that runs Windows (Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 10, Server 2016, and Server 2019).
  • The BigFix relay must be installed on the system with the management extender.
  • The vCenter user must have an Administrator role to configure the management extender. Having the Administrator role enables users to retrieve host patch status and to avoid relevance issues.