The IBM BigFix team is releasing 9.2 Patch 5 (188.8.131.52) of the IBM BigFix Platform. The main features of this release are APAR fixes, security vulnerability fixes, agent support for Windows 10, and general bug fixes. Relay support for CentOS 5/6/7 and agent support for CentOS 7 is also being announced for all 9.2 versions (9.2.0 and above).
Get more information by reading the full technical changelist at: https://support.bigfix.com/bes/changes/fullchangelist-92.txt
All IBM BigFix Platform components are affected.
Downloads and release information are available at:
Upgrade fixlets are available in BES Support version 1221 (or higher).
- The 9.2.5 upgrade will likely take longer than previous IEM/BigFix upgrades
- The duration is proportional to the amount of subscribed external content, number of client uploads on the server and speed of server hardware; and could take multiple hours for some deployments
- Deployments actively using SUA or ILMT are expected to have higher numbers of client uploads and will be more impacted
- The UI does not display the progress of the upgrade and will be unresponsive while the upgrade is occurring
It is important to let the upgrade complete once started. To confirm the upgrade is still progressing, reference the following technote (http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21962862) or contact IBM support.
As usual, IBM recommends testing the server upgrade in an isolated lab environment prior to completing a production upgrade. For a description of this process and upgrade best practices, see https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/wikis/home?lang=en#!/wiki/Tivoli%20Endpoint%20Manager/page/Upgrading%20Best%20Practices