Installing the Client on AIX

To install the client perform the following steps.

  1. Download the corresponding BigFix client package file to the IBM AIX computer.
  2. Copy the BESAgent to the IBM AIX computer.
  3. Run the following command:
    installp -agqYXd ./ BESClient
    Important: Starting with release IBM AIX 7.2 with Technology Level 4, the software packages of the AIX operating system are digitally signed. The installation process verifies the digital signatures of the software package and takes action based on the digital signature policy. In order to successfully install/upgrade the BigFix Client, the Digital Signature Policy must be set to 'none'.
  4. Copy your action site masthead to the client computer (the masthead contains configuration, license, and security information). The action site masthead (actionsite.afxm) can be found in your BES Installation folders (by default they are placed under C:\Program Files (x86)\BigFix Enterprise\BES Installers\Client on Windows and /var/opt/BESInstallers/Client/ on Linux). If the masthead is not named actionsite.afxm, rename it to actionsite.afxm and place it on the computer at the following location: /etc/opt/BESClient/actionsite.afxm.
    Note: The directory /etc/opt/BESClient/ is not automatically created by the installer. If it does not exist, create it manually.
    The masthead file for each BigFix server is downloadable at http://servername:port/masthead/masthead.afxm (example:
  5. Start the BigFix client by running the following command:
    /etc/rc.d/rc2.d/SBESClientd start

You can install the client on Virtual I/O Server (VIOS). As a prerequisite, run the oem_setup_env command. The command places the user into the OEM software installation and setup environment.