Step 1 - Downloading BigFix

Download BigFix from HCL License & Delivery Portal (Flexnet).

You can download BigFix also from the support site at http://support.bigfix.com/bes/install/downloadbes.html.

To install the server component, download the following e-images from HCL License & Delivery Portal:

Table 1. Parts required for installing BigFix Server

Software Name Image
BigFix Platform Install V9.5 for Multiplatform Multilingual BigFix_Pltfrm_Install_V95.zip
BigFix Platform Install V9.5 for Linux and DB2 Multilingual BigFix_Pltfrm_Install_V95_Lnx_DB2.tar

To extract the BigFix Linux Server installation files, perform the following steps:

  1. Copy the BigFix Server compressed zip file BigFix_Pltfrm_Install_V95.zip on your Linux Server.
  2. Expand the compressed zip file using the following command:
    unzip "BigFix_Pltfrm_Install_V95.zip"
  3. From the linux_server folder, expand the ServerInstaller_9.5.xxx-rhe6.x86_64.tgz file on your Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server by using the following command:
    tar -zxvf ServerInstaller_9.5.xxx-rhe6.x86_64.tgz
    You can find the install.sh file to install the Linux Server in the ServerInstaller_9.5.xxx-rhe6.x86_64 folder.

To extract the BigFix Linux Server installation files together with DB2, perform the following steps:

  1. Copy the tar file BigFix_Pltfrm_Install_V95_Lnx_DB2.tar on your Linux Server.
  2. Expand the compressed file using the following command:
    tar -zxvf BigFix_Pltfrm_Install_V95_Lnx_DB2.tar
  3. When you expand the BigFix_Pltfrm_Install_V95_Lnx_DB2.tar image, you have the DB2 image, v10.5fp3_linuxx64_server_r.tar.gz in the BigFix-9.5.xxx-Linux-DB2 folder, on your computer. To install the Linux server and the DB2 server, run the install.sh command from the ServerInstaller_9.5.xxx-rhe6.x86_64 folder.
    Note: Do not expand the v10.5fp3_linuxx64_server_r.tar.gz file, because the install.sh command searches for the DB2 archive *.gz.