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BigFix V9.5 Patch Documentation
Welcome to the BigFix Patch documentation, where you can find information about how to install, maintain, and use the BigFix Patch.
Platform
Patch Overview
BigFix Patch provides an automated, simplified patching process that is administered from a single console.
BigFix Patch provides an automated, simplified patching process that is administered from a single console.
Patch for Windows User's Guide
BigFix Patch for Windows™ provides Fixlets for Microsoft™ security and non-security patches. Dashboards, wizards, and reports aid you in managing updates for various endpoint devices.
Patch for AIX User's Guide
BigFix® for Patch for AIX® provides an automated, simplified patching process that is administered from a single console. It gives you unified, near real-time visibility and enforcement to deploy and manage patches to all AIX endpoints.
Patch for Red Hat Enterprise Linux User's Guide
BigFix Patch for Red Hat Enterprise Linux provides an automated, simplified patching process that is administered from a single console. It gives you unified, near real-time visibility and enforcement to deploy and manage patches to all Red Hat Enterprise Linux endpoints.
Patch for CentOS Linux User's Guide
BigFix® Patch for CentOS Linux™ provides an automated, simplified patching process that is administered from a single console. It gives you unified, near real-time visibility and enforcement to deploy and manage patches to all CentOs endpoints.
Patch for SUSE Linux Enterprise User's Guide
BigFix Patch for SUSE Linux Enterprise provides an automated, simplified patching process that is administered from a single console. It gives you unified, near real-time visibility and enforcement to deploy and manage patches to all SUSE Linux endpoints.
Patch for Ubuntu User's Guide
BigFix Patch for Ubuntu provides an automated, simplified patching process that is administered from a single console. It gives you unified, near real-time visibility and enforcement to deploy and manage patches to all Ubuntu endpoints.
Patch for Oracle Linux User's Guide
BigFix® Patches for Oracle Linux provides an automated, simplified patching process that is administered from a single console. It gives you unified, near real-time visibility and enforcement to deploy and manage patches to all Oracle Linux endpoints.
Patch for Solaris User's Guide
BigFix Patch for Solaris provides an automated, simplified patching process that is administered from a single console. It gives you unified, near real-time visibility and enforcement to deploy and manage patches to all Solaris endpoints.
Patch for HP-UX User's Guide
BigFix® for Patch for HP-UX provides an automated, simplified patching process that is administered from a single console. It gives you unified, near real-time visibility and enforcement to deploy and manage patches to all HP-UX endpoints.
Patch for Mac OS X User's Guide
BigFix® for Patch for Mac OS X provides an automated, simplified patching process that is administered from a single console. It gives you unified, near real-time visibility and enforcement to deploy and manage patches to all Mac OS X endpoints.
Patch for Debian User's Guide
BigFix Patch for Debian provides an automated, simplified patching process that is administered from a single console. It gives you unified, near real-time visibility and enforcement to deploy and manage patches to all Debian endpoints.
Patch for VMware ESXi User's Guide
BigFix Patch for VMware ESXi provides you unified, near real-time visibility and enforcement to deploy and manage patches to all VMware ESXi endpoints from a single console.
Virtual Endpoint Manager User's Guide
BigFix content supporting the Extended Support Updates (ESU) patching program from Microsoft® is available as an add-on to BigFix Patch, BigFix Lifecycle and BigFix Compliance.
Enabling the ESU patch functionality
Before you can start using the ESU patch add-on, you should first enable it.
Supersedence
Preparing endpoints to accept ESU patches
After subscribing the endpoints in your deployment to a BigFix ESU patch site, you can use the content in the site to prepare the endpoints to accept the ESU patches.
Frequently Asked Questions
Learn the answers to frequently asked questions about ESU patching with BigFix.
Supersedence in Non-Windows
This topic describes how supersedence works in Patch.
Patch guides in PDF format
Following is a list of links to the BigFix Patch user guides in PDF format: