IBM BigFix Patch releases support for NFS Repository Management released 2016-08-04
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IBM BigFix Patch offers an option for users to deploy Fixlets by installing the technology level (TL) and service pack (SP) fix packs from an accessible Network File System (NFS) share. Using NFS to store these large sized fix packs can prevent issues that are related to insufficient disk space on the /var/opt/BESClient directory during patching. Apart from this, NFS provides better installation time, decreases bandwidth usage, and reduces storage costs.
To help manage these fix packs on a remote disk space, IBM BigFix Patch released the NFS Repository Management feature on the AIX Advanced Deployment Wizard. Users can select any existing directory that is on a targeted AIX endpoint and register it as an NFS repository. Registration enables the NFS service on the endpoint and flags the endpoint as a viable location to store the fix packs.
The NFS Repository Management feature provides the following capabilities:
This feature gives you more reasons to use NFS as it simplifies the management of NFS repositories from the BigFix console.
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