BFI 9.x and ILMT 9.x Discovery Capability Extension (February 2018)

The BigFix Inventory and IBM License Metric Tool team is pleased to announce the extension of discovery capability for BigFix Inventory 9.x. and IBM License Metric Tool 9.x

What's new

Applies to all IBM License Metric Tool and BigFix Inventory customers:

Following changes were applied:

Applies to BigFix Inventory customers only

Following changes were applied:

  • Added discovery capability for selected BMC, CA, Citrix, Red Hat, SAS Institute, Symantec, Tibco and VMWare products as described in BigFix Inventory Release Notes.
  • Multiple updates and additions for non-IBM software titles. See the change list for additional details.

For details of the changes, you can also see the description of the Software Catalog Update fixlet.

Enabling the new discovery capabilities in BigFix Inventory

  • Upgrade the BigFix Inventory server to version 9.2.9 or higher. For detailed instructions, see: Upgrading to BigFix Inventory 9.2.9.
      Upgrading the server is required due to the following reasons:
    • Problems with catalog import that occurred in versions 9.2.6 to 9.2.8. For more information, see the technote.
    • Lack of support for the software catalog in the Canonical 3.0 format in versions earlier than 9.2.5.
  • Upload the software catalog to BigFix Inventory. To download the catalog, run the Software Catalog Update fixlet. Then, upload it to BigFix Inventory. For detailed instructions, see: Downloading the software catalog.

Site Information

BigFix Inventory 9.x

  • Site: IBM BigFix Inventory v9
  • Version: 104
  • Publish Date: 02/28/2018

IBM License Metric Tool 9.x

  • Site: IBM License Reporting (ILMT) v9
  • Version: 114
  • Publish Date: 02/28/2018

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