Welcome to the Endpoint Management Blog, where you can read the perspectives from network and service assurance experts. This Blog provides insights into the endpoint management solution, as well as technical details about specific IBM products.
Here is some simple steps for new users. Let's take Patch Overview dashboard for example. First, enable Patching Support site: 1. Locate License Overview dashboard in BES Support site: 2. Ctrl+F to launch the Find window and type in Patching Support, it will help you to locate the Patching Support site in the License Overview dashboard. Then click Enable: 3. Wait until the site is up-to-date, currently the latest version is 26: Second, go to Patch Management... [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]
I'm proud to announce that a new IBM Endpoint Manager for Software Use Analysis 9.1 release is published and available!
IBM® Endpoint Manager for Software Use Analysis 9.1 is the next deliverable on our product roadmap to allow customers to be able to use IBM Endpoint Manager to report on IBM capacity licensing usage.
IEM customers can download the new application level from the IBM Endpoint Manager for Software Use Analysis v9 fixlet site.
IBM Endpoint Manager for Software Use Analysis 9.1 offers the... [More]
In case anyone missed it, RHEL 5 and 6 patches can now be deployed using a new dependency resolution method that utilizes YUM to determine the dependencies (this means there should be better accuracy and reliability during patching). To take advantage of this new method enable and subscribe to the Patches for RHEL5 - Native Tools and Patches for RHEL6 - Native Tools sites as needed.
From: Announcements for BES Administrators email@example.com
We are currently working on the Sept 2012 out of band security bulletins. The English content will be out later today in the afternoon. We discovered that the patch for Internet Explorer 8 on Windows XP SP2 x64 doesn't exist yet from Microsoft. We will release the rest of the content and release this missing patch once Microsoft releases it. Thanks.
IBM has released several new features in the Mobile Device Management Fixlet Site for IBM Tivoli Endpoint Manager. 1. Nitrodesk Touchdown support The TEM Agent now integrates with Nitrodesk Touchdown. This allows TEM to control a richer set of configurations on Android devices, such as selective wipe, and security polices like password length, encryption etc. 2. Google Cloud Messaging The Android agent can now use Google Cloud Messaging to provide much quicker response times to action commands. 3. Proxy Agent enhancements The Proxy Agent... [More]
Just a quick post on some of the setup and configuration changes you can expect in version 8.2. On upgrade, all existing Console users will be migrated to local users. Console users will be asked to provide .pvk files on initial login for the purposes of verification only and will not be used for subsequent login attempts. Consoles in 8.2 connect to the Server through HTTPS 52313. This replaces the previous method of ODBC connections. This is configurable. Account provisioning is now handled by the Console, not the BESAdmin tool. However,... [More]
you look at the lifecycle management needs of distributed endpoints and
data center servers you quickly realize they are quite similar. They all need software distribution, patch management, OS deployment and inventory management. With
the delivery of IBM Endpoint Manager for Server Automation , which
builds upon IBM Endpoint Manager for Lifecycle Management, you can now
manage desktops, laptops and data center servers (both
physical and virtual) from a single user interface. With
task sequencing you can now perform... [More]
Content in the Patches for Windows non-English Fixlet Sites has been released. New Fixlet Messages: MS12-072: Vulnerabilities in Windows Shell Could Allow Remote Code Execution - Windows 8 Gold (ID: 1207223) MS12-072: Vulnerabilities in Windows Shell Could Allow Remote Code Execution - Windows 8 Gold (x64) (ID: 1207225) MS12-072: Vulnerabilities in Windows Shell Could Allow Remote Code Execution - Windows Server 2012 Gold (x64) (ID: 1207227) MS12-074: Vulnerabilities in .NET Framework Could Allow Remote Code Execution - .NET Framework... [More]
IBM is proud to announce that IBM License Metric Tool 9.0.1 and IBM Endpoint Manager for Software Use Analysis 9.1 Application Update 9.0.1 are published and available.
IBM License Metric Tool 9.0.1 comes with the new All-In-One installer for customers who require simple, robust and effective installation of the product in a streamlined process. This type of installation is appropriate for customers who have small to medium-size environments, when no complex setup is needed. The All-In-One installer provides the shortest possible Time to... [More]
IBM starts to support CPU fixlets for Solaris platform. Fixlets for Critical Patch Update(CPU) 2012 April were released in the Patches for Solaris site. The latest version of Solaris Download plugin, v1.7 and Solaris download cache v6.0 are available to support CPU fixlets. fixlets released: 20120403 Critical Patch Update 2012-04 - Solaris 10 20120404 Critical Patch Update 2012-04 - Solaris 10 - Outdated Packages 20120401 Critical Patch Update 2012-04 - Solaris 10_x86 20120402 Critical Patch Update 2012-04 - Solaris 10_x86 - Outdated... [More]
The IBM Mobile Device Management team is pleased to announce the release of Mobile Device Management 2.3 today.
New Major Features:
1. Enterproid Divide Integration Enhancements – You can now fully define and provision Divide policies through IEM for Mobile with our new Divide Policy Dashboard
2. Security Compliance Dashboard – Added a centralized view to help view and manage users who violate assigned security policies.
3. Refined UI for IBM Mobile Client for Apple iOS–... [More]
Be aware that currently TEM does not support migrating AD users to a different OU. When an AD user is moved to a different OU it prevents the AD user from logging into the console via LDAP. This article describes what you would need to do to restore an LDAP account. Question How to get Console LDAP operators to be able to login after moving the users to new OUs and groups? Cause Functionality not yet available. Answer Here's the workaround: 1. Backup the database. 2. Using SQL Server Management Studio by querying for the current... [More]