Optional: Creating the license files (BigFix scenario)

To complete the All-in-One installation, authorize it with a set of license files. If the computer on which you are performing the installation has the access to Internet, the license files are created during the installation. If the computer does not have the Internet access, or if for some other reason you do not want to create the license files during the installation, run a license generator and create the license files in offline mode. You can run the generator on a Windows or Linux computer with Internet access.

About this task

The operating system on which you generate the license files does not indicate the operating system on which you want to install License Metric Tool. You can run the generator on a Windows or Linux computer with Internet access.
Important: To create the license authorization file, you must use the same version of All-in-One installer and License Generator, for example, version 9.2.35.

Procedure

  • Linux icon To create license files on a Linux computer, complete the following steps.
    Note: The unixODBC.x86_64 package must be installed on the computer on which you create the license files.
    1. From a directory with extracted installation files, go to the license_files directory, and copy the BigFix_license_generator_Linux directory to a 64-bit Linux computer with Internet access.
    2. Open the directory and run the generate_license.sh script.
    3. Enter the host name of the computer on which you want to perform the installation and then enter the port number for the BigFix® server.
    4. Choose the key size and then enter a password that will be used to authorize the administrative user of BigFix.
      Important: During the installation, you will create an IEMAdmin administrative user. The above password and the IEMAdmin user password must be the same. The password can consist of the following characters: a-z, A-Z, 0-9, + (plus sign), - (minus sign).
    5. To select the deployment encoding (FXF encoding) that matches your environment, choose a number from the list. For more information, see: Top-down data flow: from the BigFix server to the clients.
    6. Specify an output directory to save your license files.
    7. After the license files are created, copy this directory back to the computer on which you want to install License Metric Tool.
    8. Optional: If you want to install License Metric Tool on a computer that has the Internet access, before you start the installation, run the following command to export the environment variable.
      export tlm_debug_online_installation=false
      Note: After this step, continue the installation in the same command session.
  • Windows icon To create license files on Windows, complete the following steps:
    1. From a directory with extracted installation files, go to the license_files directory, and copy the BigFix_license_generator_Windows.zip file to a Windows computer with Internet access.
    2. Extract the ZIP file and open the create_license_file.html file.
    3. In the form, click Submit. The license authorization file is saved to your computer.
    4. Run the generate_license.bat file.
    5. Specify the location of your license authorization file, and click Next.
    6. Enter the host name of the computer on which you want to perform the installation, and click Next.
    7. Enter a password that will be used to authorize the administrative user of BigFix and choose the key size level. Then, click Create.
      Important: During the installation, you will create an IEMAdmin administrative user. The above password and the IEMAdmin user password must be the same. The password can consist of the following characters: a-z, A-Z, 0-9, + (plus sign), - (minus sign).
    8. Specify an output directory to save your license files, and click OK.
    9. Select the option to submit your request over the Internet, and click Request.
    10. To create a masthead file, click Create. Review the default configuration parameters, and click OK.
      Important: During license generation, you generate the license for the language that is set up as default for your operating system.
    11. After the license files are created, copy this directory back to the computer on which you want to install License Metric Tool.
    12. Optional: If you want to install License Metric Tool on a computer that has the access to Internet, run the following command to export the environment variable before you start the installation.
      export tlm_debug_online_installation=false
      Note: After this step, continue the installation in the same command session.

What to do next

Start the All-in-One installation in interactive or silent mode.