I understand there are many ways to do this, but, in your experience, what is the best way to audit whether all your hosts have the BigFix agent up and running, in a scheduled and automated way?
In a multi OS environment with transient devices, I haven’t found any one way to audit this. And I personally do not find the asset discovery wizard helpful (there’s a lot of probable false positives in there and other devices such as routers which I do not care for).
We’ve got an AD environment with Windows, Linux and MacOS devices. Does anyone have something in place that takes care of this?
For reference and example, what I do find useful (albeit manual) is the Client Deploy Tool which IBM does not recommend for use anymore, which allows me to target a specific OU in AD, then lets me know which machines are up but are not running the BESClient service or the agent is not installed on. But as said before it is manual and also Windows only.
Is there maybe a tool one can buy that has this functionality? Since resolving this issue goes further than BigFix…AV, Anti Malware and other services one would like to monitor.
A server monitoring tool would not work as it would trigger an alert when a machine is down. I realize there’s manual ways for Windows like the sc command or powershell but they involve way too much work and are again, only Windows.
At the very least I’d be looking for a cross-platform solution that can manage the BigFix process, then I can manage the rest of the processes via BigFix itself.