CentOS Installation Instructions

To install the client perform the following steps.

  1. Download the corresponding BigFix client RPM file to the CentOS computer.
  2. Install the RPM by running the command
    rpm -ivh client_RPM_path 
  3. Copy your actionsite 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: http://bes.BigFix.com:52311/masthead/masthead.afxm).
  4. Start the BigFix client by running the command:
    /etc/init.d/besclient start

The BigFix client and relay installation on a CentOS Version 6 and 7 operating system can be performed also on computers having SELinux enabled. With SELinux enabled, the following SELinux settings are supported:

selinux = enforcing, policy = targeted.

Signed RPM packages

Starting from BigFix Version 9.5.9, RPM packages are signed with a PGP key. For more details, see Red Hat Installation Instructions.