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IBM is pleased to announce the availability of IBM Endpoint Manager for Software Use Analysis app. level 9.0!
IBM® Endpoint Manager for Software Use Analysis 9.0 is the first of a series of deliveries aimed to provide capabilities that were part of IBM Tivoli Asset Discovery for Distributed product to allow customers to be able to use IBM Endpoint Manager to report on IBM capacity licensing usage (aka IBM Sub-Capacity).
Customers can download the new application level from the IBM Endpoint Manager for Software Use Analysis fixlet... [More]
When you first setup your Tivoli Endpoint Manager (BigFix) deployment, you will want to enable a few analyses. These analyses will collect data that can be very helpful when managing your infrastructure as well as troubleshooting and adding customizations. First up is to activate the BES Component Versions analysis… You can find a shortcut to this under BigFix Management->Deployment Overview Simply Activate this analysis… And the data will start pouring in. This information will then be read by various dashboards... [More]
IBM is pleased to announce the release of OS Deployment and Bare Metal Imaging 3.0. This release has the following features: Seamless bare metal provisioning through integration with Tivoli Provisioning Manager for OS Deployment Dashboard content to configure and manage Tivoli Provisioning Manager for OS Deployment servers for bare metal provisioning Activity dashboard to keep track of re-image, capture, and bare metal deployment tasks Image Library dashboard expanded to support re-image task and bare metal profile creation Enhanced templating... [More]
I BM recently released IBM Endpoint Manager 9.0 (IEM) on Linux. With the new release of IEM 9.0, server component of IEM can now be installed on RHEL 6.1 and above, with IBM DB2 10.x as the database. In order to explore the new features and capabilities of IBM Endpoint Manager 9.0, lets quickly install the IEM 9.0 evaluation version.
Before you start creating a POC image, its recommended to read tutorial: How to create a YUM repository from an ISO image or mounted CD.
You may download the IEM Linux... [More]
IBM is pleased to announce the release of Tivoli Endpoint Manager OS Deployment 2.2. This release has two feature additions • Driver Management - A new dashboard will be added to allow for uploading and managing drivers that are used during reimage and capture. • Bootable Media Creation Tool - A new tool will be available to create self contained bootable media for imaging an offline bare metal computer. New Dashboard: • Driver Library – Found in Systems Lifecycle->OS Deployment->Manage Images and Drivers New... [More]
We are pleased to announce that new versions of TEM for Core Protection and its Data Protection Add-on (Core Protection Module v10.6 SP1) are now available. The highlights of this new release include: * Data Protection 64-bit support * Behavior Monitoring 64-bit support * 100+ new pre-configured DLP templates * IPv6 support for CPM * Updated SPR/SPS with scalability/performance enhancements * VDI - Microsoft Hyper-V platform support Published Site Versions: * Trend Micro Core Protection Module site: version 41 * Trend Micro Data Protection... [More]
IBM has modified content in the Mobile Device Management Fixlet Site for IBM Tivoli Endpoint Manager. New/Updated Fixlet Messages: - Deploy Enrollment and Apple iOS Management Extender (ID 70) - Deploy Management Extender for Lotus Traveler (ID 71) - Deploy Management Extender for Microsoft Exchange (ID 58) - Deploy Self Service Portal (ID 144) - Deploy Trusted Service Provider (ID 143) - Upgrade Management Extender for Apple iOS (ID 94) - Upgrade Management Extender for Lotus Traveler (ID 81) - Upgrade Management Extender for Microsoft... [More]
"I feel the need, the need for speed!" The following checklist (with links to resources and reference articles) will help you to achieve the goal of keeping your systems and deployments working at peak performance and efficiency and will reduce the number of problems that can be experienced while working with TEM. * For any item with an asterisks by it, please refer to this Wiki article for more information:... [More]
Recently I needed to pull specific analysis results from my deployment via the REST API. The only way to do this is using the /api/query ( http://bigfix.me/restapi/?id=306 ).
This meant that I needed to figure out a session relevance statement to do this and quickly. Since I’m not a native “session relevance speaker”, I looked at my options. One was to research, research, and more research using very valuable public resources like the Inspectors Guide ( http://support.bigfix.com/inspectors/Fixlet%20Objects_Any.html... [More]
IBM is pleased to announce a new dashboard for owners of the Patch Management product in the Endpoint Manager family. The Manage Download Plug-ins dashboard provides a central interface for administrators to oversee and manage download plug-ins in a deployed environment. In the past, administrators would run different management tasks, which are found in different sites, for each operating system. Note that the existing download plug-in tasks are being deprecated. Use the new dashboard to perform download plug-in management tasks . With the new... [More]
IBM is pleased to announce the next release of IBM Endpoint Manager for Mobile Devices. New Features in this release include: 1. Self-Service Portal End-users to manage their own devices. Users can login to the portal using their AD/LDAP credentials. They can view device details; and, in the event of loss or theft, they can issue wipe, lock, or reset password commands, among others. 2. Enhanced Enrollment Options Authenticated enrollment is now supported via AD/LDAP integration. Additionally, administrators can optionally present additional... [More]
Just a quick note to let you know that we have increased our deployment size upgrade recommendations to encourage deployments of less than 15,000 seats to begin the upgrade process. As always, we recommend that you upgrade your servers and consoles at the same time because older consoles will not be able to connect with the upgraded server. We'll be updating our deployment size recommendations more frequently now that the holidays are over, so please subscribe to the blog's RSS feed to make sure you're aware of the latest updates. We'll... [More]
IBM is pleased to announce the release of IBM Endpoint Manager for Mobile Devices Version 2.5!
Site Version 81 – December 12, 2013
Major Release Features
Microsoft Exchange Management Extender:
Enable support of Exchange 2013.
Plugin implementation for multitenant deployments.
Lotus Traveler Management Extender:
oPlugin implementation for multitenant deployments.
iOS 7 App Configuration Support.
IBM Tivoli Endpoint Manager for Security and Compliance Security Configuration Management (SCM) The Security and Compliance team at IBM has updated the content within the DISA and USGCB Checklists for Windows Operating Systems. 1) Additional DISA Vulnerability IDs have been added: 1. V-1077 2. V-1089 3. V-1095 4. V-1102 5. V-1103 6. V-1122 7. V-1126 8. V-1130 9. V-14250 10. V-14267 11. V-14268 12. V-14269 13. V-14270 14. V-15705 15. V-15706 16. V-15727 17. V-16021 18. V-16048 19. V-18010 20. V-3337 21. ... [More]