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I am proud to announce that a new IBM License Metric Tool 9.0 is published and available! IBM® License Metric Tool 9.0 replaces the IBM Endpoint Manager for Subcapacity Reporting 9.0 and is available additionally on Passport Advantage for all ILMT customers. IEM customers can download the new application from IBM License Reporting (ILMT) v9 fixlet site. IBM License Metric Tool 9.0 offers the following enhancements: Compliance with SP 800-131a cryptographic standards Support for IBM Endpoint Manager version 9.1 Usability... [More]
IBM is pleased to announce the release of Enrollment and Extender Patch for Mobile Device Management: Site Version 86 Release Features Updated the Enrollment and Apple iOS Management Extender to replace a certificate that is due to expire on January 24th, 2014. This certificate impacts the IBM Endpoint Manager Mobile Client. After the certificate expires, Recommended Apps and sending messages through the client will not function fully until the certificate is replaced. Required Actions Update all... [More]
IBM is pleased to announce we will be releasing Enrollment and Extender Patch for Mobile Device Management next week: Release Features Updated the Enrollment and Apple iOS Management Extender to replace a certificate that is due to expire on January 24th, 2014 . This certificate impacts some functions of the IBM Endpoint Manager Mobile Client including Recommended Apps and sending messages through the client. Required Actions Update all Enrollment and Apple iOS Management Extenders in your deployment by running... [More]
IBM Endpoint Manager for Patch Management for Solaris now supports Solaris 11 11/11 and 11.11. The Patch Management team released a new site called “Patches for Solaris 11”, which contains Fixlet content for patching Solaris Support Repository Updates (SRUs) on Solaris 11 endpoints. Supported Versions of IBM Endpoint Manager: IBM Endpoint Manager 8.2 and later Published Site Version: Patches for Solaris 11, version 19 New Dashboard: Solaris Image Packaging System Repository Management dashboard... [More]
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 site.... [More]
Hey just a heads up, we're currently investigating reports of the latest version of flash player (11.8.800.168) breaking things in our flash based dashboards. The version before that (11.8.800.94) is still okay. As soon as we have a fix we'll be posting about it here.
This week, I have a confession to make. I hate Apple…or at least, I used to. I started my career as a hardware guy…selling PCs no less. So to me and anyone else selling Windows-based PCs, Apple was the evil empire. At that time, their OS was awesome, and their hardware was junk. Yet creative types and education customers would still buy their gear, even when our ThinkPads were way better products. Fast forward a few years. Apple has come out with the iPod, iPhone and iPad, and essentially,... [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]
Hi. I’m Jude Lancaster and I am now the product manager for the Mobile Device Management (MDM) solution that is part of the IBM Endpoint Manager Product. The product’s formal name is IBM Endpoint Manager for Mobile Devices, (IEMfM). Boring. This product came as a development effort from an acquisition IBM made in 2010 called BigFix. So I just call it BigFix Mobile. You can too. Say it with me. BigFix Mobile. See? Way cooler than IEM for Mobile. Anyway, about me-I started with IBM... [More]
IBM is pleased to announce we will be releasing version 2.3 of Mobile Device Management, at the end of June. Major Release Features: Enterproid Divide Enhancements We have enhanced our Enterproid Divide offering. You can now fully define and provision Divide policies through IEM for Mobile with our new Divide Policy Dashboard. Security Compliance Dashboard IEM for Mobile Devices provides a sophisticated set of wizards for creating and deploying security policies to your mobile devices.... [More]
Welcome to IBM Tivoli Customer Support for Tivoli Endpoint Manager. This communication is designed to help you derive maximum value from your Tivoli Endpoint Manager software by providing you with helpful e-Support technical information, answers to frequently asked questions, and links to other key information. Please take a moment to read through the materials provided below. We are confident that you will find these resources helpful and informative. Tivoli Endpoint Manager On-line Self-Help Resources:... [More]
IBM Tivoli Endpoint Manager for Security and Compliance Security Configuration Management (SCM) The Security and Compliance team at IBM has updated content for the DISA Solaris 10 checklists. In-line parameterization, requires TEM 8.1+ : - DISA STIG Checklist for Solaris 10 v16 Action Script based parameterization: - SCM Checklist for DISA STIG on Solaris 10 v32 Changelist: - Added zone support for GEN003540 and GEN005720 *Site versions provided for air-gap customers. Please... [More]
I wanted to take a minute to highlight two recent success stories with IBM Endpoint Manager and how customers are gaining real value from the solution, which may prompt you to think about additional uses in your own environment. I think it is important to look at actual customer savings to understand the value of a solution. This reminds me of a story that I heard on NPR yesterday concerning the G8 Summit in Ireland. Ireland was hit very hard by the 2008 financial crisis, but David Cameron wanted things to look nice for the... [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 Server installer from... [More]
Detecting installations of a particular software on Windows is a simple job, but things get worst in case of Linux and UNIX, especially if the software was not installed using native binaries like rpm or deb packages. Windows has the registry (start -> run -> regedit.exe) to list all the required details of a product like install path, product version, locale or product type etc., but on Linux or UNIX it may not be that easy. There's a similar problem about detecting DB2 installations on Non-Windows OS without running ab IBM DB2... [More]