Installation Instructions

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This page only contains a summary of the installation process. Please see the IBM BigFix Installation Guide for more details.

In order to install a production copy of IBM BigFix, you first need to have purchased a license from IBM or from an authorized reseller. Click here if you would like to try an evaluation version of BigFix.

 

Part 1: Installation Requirements

Before installing BigFix, 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 system requirements and assumptions.

For more detailed installation or administration information, refer to the product documentation:

 

Part 2: Creating the License Certificate

Before you can use BigFix, 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 BigFix 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 BigFix, see this topic.

 

Part 3: Installing the BigFix Components

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

BigFix 9.5

Installation steps for all components on Windows systems can be found here: 

https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSQL82_9.5.0/com.ibm.bigfix.doc/Platform/Installation/c_getting_authorized.html

 

Installation steps for all components on Linux systems can be found here: 

https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSQL82_9.5.0/com.ibm.bigfix.doc/Platform/Installation/c_getting_authorized_linux.html

 

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

 

BigFix 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.

 

BigFix 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.

 

BigFix 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 BigFix 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.