The BigFix Console has a “Gather” button on every site listing that will prompt the core to gather the specified site, preempting the regular gather interval.
I was wondering if this mechanism is exposed through some API, so that we could script gathering of some sites on a faster interval than the normal value, which is Daily for us.
I noticed that the Relay Diagnostics page appears to be able to download the latest version of a site.
It looks like, if for example I wanted the latest version of the BES Support site, and if for example the server is 127.0.0.1, then the “Submit” button sends this:
I’ve tried some variations of this in the browser, but it won’t trigger a server-level gather for a specific site.
EDIT: Upon closer inspection, BESGatherMirror.exe appears to be specific to Relays. So I guess there isn’t any way to do this on the BigFix Server other than opening a console session and hitting “Gather”? It would be awesome if there was a way to script that, since doing so here would require loading 7 console sessions.