Detailed system requirements

The tables in this section provide detailed information about the system requirements for BigFix 9.5.

Operating system

Table 1. AIX – Summary
Operating system Hardware Bitness Product minimum Supported Notes
Server Console Agent Relay
AIX 6.1, 7.1, 7.2 POWER System - Big Endian 64-Exploit 9.5.0 No No Yes Yes
BigFix supports the following Power processors:
AIX Version POWER Mode
AIX 6.1 TL7 POWER6 / POWER7
AIX 7.1 TL3 POWER6 / POWER7
AIX 7.2 POWER7 / POWER8 / POWER9
Table 2. Linux - Summary
Operating system Hardware Bitness Product minimum

Supported

Notes
Server Console Agent Relay
CentOS 5.3 x86-32 32 9.5.0 No No Yes Yes
CentOS 5.3 x86-64 64-Exploit 9.5.0 No No Yes Yes
CentOS 6 x86-32 64-Exploit 9.5.0 No No Yes Yes As of Platform 9.5.7, support is included for deploying BigFix Agent / Relay (where supported) with SELinux enabled on CentOS and RedHat versions 6, 7 and 8.
CentOS 6, 7 x86-64 64-Exploit 9.5.0 No No Yes Yes
CentOS 8 x86-64 64-Exploit 9.5.14 No No Yes Yes
Debian 7.0, 8 x86-64 64-Exploit 9.5.0 No No Yes No
Debian 9 x86-64 64-Exploit 9.5.7 No No Yes No
Debian 7.0, 8 x86-64 64-Exploit 9.5.0 No No Yes No
Debian 9 x86-64 64-Exploit 9.5.7 No No Yes No
Oracle Enterprise Linux 6, 6.7 x86-64 64-Exploit 9.5.2 No No Yes No As of Platform 9.5.7, support is included for deploying BigFix Agent / Relay (where supported) with SELinux enabled on CentOS and Red Hat versions 6, 7 and 8.

Includes support for RedHat and Unbreakable Kernel (up to UEK5).

Oracle Enterprise Linux 6.7 x86-32 32 9.5.2 No No Yes No
Oracle Enterprise Linux 7 x86-64 64-Exploit 9.5.0 No No Yes No
Oracle Enterprise Linux 8 x86-64 64-Exploit 9.5.15 No No Yes No
Raspbian 9, 10 (Stretch) ARM 32 9.5.13 No No Yes No Qualification done for: Kernel version: 4.142 HW: Raspberry Pi 3
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 Advanced Platform

IBM z Systems

64-Exploit 9.5.0 No No Yes No
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 Advanced Platform

POWER

System - Big Endian
64-Exploit 9.5.0 No No Yes No
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 Advanced Platform x86-32 32 9.5.0 No No Yes Yes
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 Advanced Platform x86-64 64-Exploit 9.5.0 No No Yes Yes
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 Server x86-32 32 9.5.0 No No Yes Yes
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 Server x86-64 64-Exploit 9.5.0 No No Yes Yes
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Server 6, 7 IBM z Systems 64-Exploit 9.5.0 No No Yes No
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Server 6, 7, 7.1, 7.2, 7.5

POWER System - Big Endian

64-Exploit 9.5.0 No No Yes No
OS Version POWER Version POWER Mode
RHEL Server 6 - Big Endian POWER 7 POWER6/POWER6+
RHEL Server 6 - Big Endian POWER 8

POWER8

RHEL Server 7 - Big Endian POWER 7 POWER7
RHEL Server 7, 71, 7.2 - Big Endian POWER 8 POWER8
RHEL Server 7.5 - Big Endian POWER 9 POWER9
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Server 7

POWER System - Little Endian

64-Exploit 9.5.0 No No Yes No
OS Version POWER Mode
RHEL Server 7 - Little Endian POWER8/POWER9
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Server 8

POWER System - Little Endian

64-Exploit 9.5.14 No No Yes No
OS Version POWER Mode
RHEL Server 8 - Little Endian POWER8/POWER9
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Server 6 x86-32 32 9.5.0 No No Yes Yes
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Server 6 x86-64 64-Exploit 9.5.0 No No Yes Yes
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Server 7 x86-64 64-Exploit 9.5.0 No No Yes Yes
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 8

x86-64

64-Exploit

9.5.14

No No Yes No
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 10, 11, 12

IBM z Systems

64-Exploit 9.5.0 No No Yes No
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 10, 11

POWER System - Big Endian

64-Exploit 9.5.0 No No Yes No
OS Version POWER Mode
SUSE 10 - Little Endian POWER6
SUSE 11 - Little Endian POWER6/POWER7
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 12

POWER System - Little Endian

64-Exploit 9.5.3 No No Yes No
OS Version POWER Mode
SUSE 12 - Little Endian POWER8/POWER9
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 12

POWER System - Little Endian

64-Exploit 9.5.11 No No Yes No
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 15

POWER

System - Little Endian
64-Exploit 9.5.14 No No Yes No
OS Version POWER Mode
SUSE 15 - Little Endian POWER8/POWER9
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 15 x86-64 64-Exploit 9.5.13 No No Yes No
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 10, 11 x86-32 32 9.5.0 No No Yes Yes
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 10 x86-64 64-Exploit 9.5.0 No No Yes No
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 11, 12 x86-64 64-Exploit 9.5.0 No No Yes Yes
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS POWER System - Little Endian 64-Exploit 9.5.3 No No Yes No
OS Version POWER Mode
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS - Little Endian POWER8
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x86-32 32 9.5.0 No No Yes No
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS x86-32 32 9.5.2 No No Yes No
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS x86-32 32 9.5.9 No No Yes No
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS x86-64 64-Exploit 9.5.0 No No Yes No
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS x86-64 64-Exploit 9.5.2 No No Yes Yes
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS x86-64 64-Exploit 9.5.9 No No Yes Yes
TinyCore 5, 6, 7 x86-32 32 9.5.3 No No Yes Yes
TinyCore 8.2 x86-32 32 9.5.8 No No Yes Yes
TinyCore 10 x86-32 32 9.5.14 No No Yes Yes
Table 3. Mac OS – Summary
Operating system Hardware Bitness Product minimum

Supported

Notes
Server Console Agent Relay
OS X Mavericks 10.9, OS X Yosemite 10.10, OS X El Capitan 10.11, macOS High Sierra 10.13, macOS Sierra 10.12 x86-64 64 Tolerate 9.5.0

No

No Yes No
macOS Mojave 10.14 x86-64 64-Exploit 9.5.10

No

No Yes No
macOS Catalina 10.15 x86-64 64-Exploit 9.5.14

No

No Yes No
Table 4. Solaris – Summary
Operating system Hardware Bitness Product minimum

Supported

Notes
Server Console Agent Relay
Solaris 10, 11 SPARC 32 9.5.0 No No Yes Yes
Solaris 10 x86-32 32 9.5.0 No No Yes Yes
Solaris 10, 11 x86-64 64-Tolerate 9.5.0 No No Yes Yes
Table 5. Windows - Summary
Operating system Hardware Bitness Product minimum Supported Notes
Server Console Agent Relay
Windows 10 Education x86-32 32 9.5.0 No No Yes Yes
  • The highest version of Windows 10 supported by the Agent is 2004.
  • The highest version of Windows 10 supported by the Relay is 2004.
  • The highest version of Windows 10 supported by the Console is 1909.
Windows 10 Education x86-64 64-Exploit, 64-Tolerate 9.5.0 No Yes Yes Yes
Windows 8.1 Enterprise x86-32 32 9.5.0 No No Yes Yes
Windows 8.1 Enterprise x86-64 64-Exploit, 64-Tolerate 9.5.0 No Yes Yes Yes
Windows 10 IoT Enterprise x86-32 32 9.5.3 No No Yes No
Windows 10 IoT Enterprise x86-64 64-Tolerate 9.5.3 No No Yes No
Windows 10 Enterprise x86-32 32 9.5.0 No No Yes Yes
Windows 10 Enterprise x86-64 64-Exploit, 64-Tolerate 9.5.0 No Yes Yes Yes
Windows 10 Pro x86-32 32 9.5.0 No No Yes Yes
Windows 10 Pro x86-64 64-Exploit, 64-Tolerate 9.5.0 No Yes Yes Yes
Windows 8.1 Professional x86-32 32 9.5.0 No No Yes Yes
Windows 8.1 Professional x86-64 64-Exploit, 64-Tolerate 9.5.0 No Yes Yes Yes
Windows 8.1 Standard x86-32 32 9.5.0 No No Yes Yes
Windows 8.1 Standard x86-64 64-Tolerate 9.5.0 No No Yes Yes
Windows 10 IoT Enterprise x86-32 32 9.5.3 No No Yes No
Windows 10 IoT Enterprise x86-64 64-Tolerate 9.5.3 No No Yes No
Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 8 Professional, Windows 8 Standard x86-32 32 9.5.0 No No Yes Yes
Windows Embedded POSReady 7 x86-32 32 9.5.0 No No Yes No
Windows Embedded Standard 2009 x86-32 9.5.0 No No Yes No
Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 8 Professional, Windows 8 Standard x86-64 64-Exploit, 64-Tolerate 9.5.0 No No Yes Yes
Windows Embedded 7 Enterprise, Windows Embedded 7 Standard x86-64 64-Tolerate 9.5.0 No No Yes No
Windows Embedded 7 Enterprise x86-64 32 9.5.0 No No Yes No
Windows Embedded POSReady 2009 x86-64 32 9.5.0 No No Yes No
Windows Server Datacenter 2008 Edition IA64 64-Tolerate 9.5.0 No No Yes No
Windows Server 2008 Datacenter Edition x86-32 32 9.5.0 No No Yes Yes
Windows Server 2008 Datacenter Edition x86-64 64-Exploit, 64-Tolerate 9.5.0 No No Yes Yes
Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition x86-64 64-Exploit, 64-Tolerate 9.5.0 No No Yes Yes
Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition IA64 64-Tolerate 9.5.0 No No Yes No
Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition x86-32 32 9.5.0 No No Yes Yes
Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition x86-64 64-Exploit, 64-Tolerate 9.5.0 No No Yes Yes
Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition x86-64 64-Exploit, 64-Tolerate 9.5.0 No No Yes Yes
Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition IA64 64-Tolerate 9.5.0 No No Yes No
Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition x86-32 32 9.5.0 No No Yes Yes
Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition x86-64 64-Exploit, 64-Tolerate 9.5.0 No No Yes Yes
Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition x86-64 64-Exploit, 64-Tolerate 9.5.0 No No Yes Yes
Windows Server 2012 Datacenter Edition, Windows Server 2012 Essentials Edition, Windows Server 2012 Standard Edition x86-64 64-Exploit, 64-Tolerate 9.5.3 Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Enterprise x86-32 32 9.5.0 No No Yes Yes
Windows Vista Business x86-64 64-Exploit, 64-Tolerate 9.5.0 No No Yes Yes
Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter Edition, Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter Edition, Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials Edition, Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard Edition x86-64 64-Exploit, 64-Tolerate 9.5.3 Yes Yes Yes Yes Server Core installation option is supported only for Agent and Relay.
Windows Server 2016 Datacenter Edition, Windows Server 2016 Essentials Edition, Windows Server 2016 Standard Edition x86-64 64-Exploit, 64-Tolerate 9.5.3 Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windows Server 2019 x86-64 64-Exploit, 64-Tolerate 9.5.11 No No Yes Yes

Prerequisites

Table 6. Databases – Summary
Prerequisite Product minimum Supported Notes
Server Console Agent Relay
DB2 Enterprise Server Edition 10.1, 10.5 9.5.0 Yes No No No No
DB2 Workgroup Server Edition 10.1 9.5.0 Yes No No No For BigFix server running on DB2 Workgroup Server Edition 10.1 is supported.
DB2 Standard Edition 11.5 GA 9.5.14 Yes No No No For BigFix server running on Linux, DB2 Standard Edition 11.5 GA is supported. For details, see BigFix Server - Support for DB2 11.5 GA
Microsoft SQL Server 2008, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017 9.5.0 Yes No No No For Windows environments, Customer will provide full version of Microsoft SQL Server 2008, 2012, 2014, 2016 or 2017.
Table 7. Supported software | LDAP servers – Summary
Supported software Product minimum Supported Notes
Server Console Agent Relay
All LDAP Servers that support the LDAP V3 Specification 9.5.0 Yes No No No Applies to domain functional level.
Microsoft Active Directory 2008, 2008 R2, 2012 and 2012 R2 9.5.0 Yes No No No

Table 8. Supported software | Virtual management – Summary
Supported software Version Product minimum Supported Notes
Server Console Agent Relay
IBM PowerVM Hypervisor (LPAR, DPAR, Micro-Partition) Any supporte version and future fix packs 9.5.0 No No Yes No Supported via Management Extender to provide audit only patch information.
VMware ESX (4.0, 4.1), ESXi (4.0, 4.1, 5.0, 5.1, 5.5, 6.0) 4.0, 4.1, 5.0, 5.1, 5.5, 6.0 and future fix packs 9.5.0 No No Yes No

Table 9. Supported software | Web browsers – Summary
Supported software Version Product minimum Notes
Apple Safari on iOS 5.x and future fix packs 9.5.0
  • Browser support applies to the WebReports capability of the product. Console and Client UI are not accessed via user browser.
  • Adobe Flash Player 12 or greater needs to be installed for Internet Explorer to use many dashboards and wizards in the BES Console. It is recommended that computers running the BES Console have the latest version of Adobe Flash Player installed for Internet Explorer. - For Windows Server 2012 or later, the "Desktop Experience" must be enabled. For Windows 8 or later, or Windows Server 2012 or later, the Flash player is a part of Windows (as "Desktop Experience") and the Flash player must be updated using Flash player fixlet in Patches for Windows site, directly using Windows Update, or using update file from Microsoft download site.
Google Chrome 29 and future versions, releases and fix packs 9.5.0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 and future fix packs 9.5.0
Microsoft Edge Edge Legacy 44 9.5.0
Edge Chromium 79 and future fix packs 9.5.15
Mozilla Firefox ESR 24 and future versions, releases, and fix packs 9.5.0
Opera 16 and future versions, releases and fix packs 9.5.0