Using the download cacher

The download cacher is a standalone command-line tool that is designed to download and cache files required for caching. The pre-cached files can be used by the download plug-in to patch the endpoints.

The download cacher is designed to be used for air-gapped environments. Use this tool to download and cache a large number of packages that are required by the Fixlets. By pre-caching the files, execution of actions are faster because you do not need to download the files from the Internet before distributing them to BigFix clients.

Note: If the BigFix server has access to the Internet, use the download plug-in. You must register the download plug-in from the Manage Download Plug-ins dashboard. For more information, see Registering the SCC download plug-in.

You can access the tool by downloading and running it manually.