BigFix-All About

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What is Big Fix?

BigFix, Inc., was an American company focusing on reducing the cost and complexity of managing networked desktop, mobile, and server computers. From its origins as a PC self-help application, the company’s products expanded to enable delivery of a wide variety of on-demand endpoint management services that include asset inventory/discovery, security vulnerability detection and remediation, software distribution, IT compliance reporting, patch management, software license management, security policy enforcement, and endpoint device power consumption management. Founded in 1997, BigFix is headquartered in Emeryville, California.
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On July 1, 2010, IBM announced a deal to acquire BigFix for an undisclosed amount.[2] According to Bloomberg, IBM paid approximately $400 million in the deal, which closed on July 20, 2010.[3] In 2011, IBM changed the name of BigFix to IBM Tivoli Endpoint Manager (TEM), but then shortened the name to IBM Endpoint Manager (IEM) in 2013. IBM changed the name back to BigFix on July 7, 2015 due to popular market demand.

IBM Endpoint Manager Patch Management 

How To Install and Configure Big Fix –
IBM Endpoint Manager – Version 9.0 Installation Video:

IBM Endpoint Manger Version 9.0 Tutorial Video.

Part 1: Endpoint Manager Installation Requirements

Before installing TEM, you need to make sure that you have an “install computer” that is used to create the private keys, create the installers, and run the Console (often this computer is your workstation or the Server computer). You also need a server computer that meets all of the requirements. For more information, see Endpoint Manager system requirements.
For more detailed installation or administration information, refer to the product documentation:

Installation Guide (IEM 9.2)
Installation Guide (IEM 9.1)
Administrator’s Guide (IEM 9.0)
Administrator’s Guide (TEM 8.2)
Part 2: Creating the License Certificate

Before you can use IEM, you need to create the Private Key (license.pvk) and installation masthead (masthead.afxm) for security and license reasons. For more information about licenses, see Managing licenses.
You can download the latest version of IEM from here: http://support.bigfix.com/bes/install/downloadbes.html.
Note that ‘n.n.nnnn.n’ is the version of the BES installer. For example, BigFix-BES-n.n.nnnn.n.exe.
Before installing IEM, see this topic.

Part 3: Installing Endpoint Manager Components

Now you are ready to install the Endpoint Manager. You need to install each component on the appropriate computer(s).
Endpoint Manager 9.2

Installation steps for all components on Windows systems can be found here:
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SS6MER_9.2.0/com.ibm.tivoli.tem.doc_9.2/Platform/Adm/c_getting_authorized.html

Installation steps for all components on Linux systems can be found here:
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SS6MER_9.2.0/com.ibm.tivoli.tem.doc_9.2/Platform/Adm/c_getting_authorized_linux.html

For additional *NIX and Mac client installation, see http://support.bigfix.com/bes/install/besclients-nonwindows.html.

Endpoint Manager 9.1

Installation steps for all components on Windows systems can be found here:
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SS6MER_9.1.0/com.ibm.tivoli.tem.doc_9.1/Platform/Adm/c_getting_authorized.html

Installation steps for all components on Linux systems can be found here:
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SS6MER_9.1.0/com.ibm.tivoli.tem.doc_9.1/Platform/Adm/c_getting_authorized_linux.html

For additional *NIX and Mac client installation, see http://support.bigfix.com/bes/install/besclients-nonwindows.html.

Endpoint Manager 9.0

Installation steps for all components on Windows systems can be found here:
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SS6MER_9.0.0/com.ibm.tivoli.tem.doc_9.0/Platform/Adm/c_getting_authorized.html

NOTE: To install the Endpoint Manager 9.0 Server in production, see the section on Running an interactive installation from the Administrator’s Guide in the Information Center.

Installation steps for all components on Linux systems can be found here:
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SS6MER_9.0.0/com.ibm.tivoli.tem.doc_9.0/Platform/Adm/c_getting_authorized_linux.html
For additional *NIX and Mac client installation, see http://support.bigfix.com/bes/install/besclients-nonwindows.html.

Automation Deployment – VIA BigFix. 

BigFix Admin Console Demo 

Reference

Big Fix 
http://www-03.ibm.com/security/bigfix/

BigFix Wiki
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BigFix_Inc

BigFix Installation and Configuration 
https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/wikis/home?lang=en#!/wiki/Tivoli%20Endpoint%20Manager/page/Installation%20Instructions