Thanks for your response.
After reviewing the release notes from the BigFix team, is there sufficient fixes, patches, new features to warrant upgrading in your environment?
We are mainly aiming to avail parallel fillDB processing,baseline synchronization via rest api & security bug fixes from 9.5.6 version.
What is the size & ordinality of your environment/endpoint data, and have you had upgrade issues in the past?
Current Infra running in 9.5.4 version and having 20k endpoints & 150 relays spread across 30 data centres. we had issues while upgrading from 9.0 to 9.2 that was due to some issue with specific version and the same got fixed in 9.2.5.
Do you have any hotfixes in place at 9.5.4 and have you confirmed that the related fixes are in 9.5.6?
Nothing as such
Do you have a non-production environment where you can perform an upgrade with a copy of your production database and simulate some load (probably not to the same extent as production)?
We use to follow that approach but non-prodcution environment will not give the same effect as production.
How frequently do you run BESAdmin tasks to maintain endpoint/environment data your BFENT database? If you do not do this frequently enough and you have high ordinality, you could have issues with the upgrade completing in a timely manner and/or issues post-upgrade
BESAdmin cleanup tasks are being carried out once in a month and current BFEnterprise DB size around 30 GB.