BigFix Inventory application update 10.0.10.0
Published site version:
BigFix Inventory v10 - version 155
BigFix Inventory delivers increased value and demonstrates HCL’s commitment towards HCL and IBM customers.
There are seven key features in HCL BigFix Inventory 10.0.10.0:
Improved support for software discovery on Mac OS devices
Enhanced automated catalog-less software discovery on Mac OS devices. Now Vendor information is provided, software reported in software inventory reports i.e., Software Classification is shortlisted to applications, and it is normalized against Vendor and Version defined in the Software Catalog.
Software Catalog version 10.0.10.0
Added capability to discover 350+ software versions for software titles and publishers, such as Adobe, Autodesk, Cisco, Citrix, McAfee, Microsoft, Samsung, and VMware with the use of standard or template signatures (one template covers 10+ software versions).
End of Support dates for Software Components extended for Adobe, Oracle, Red Hat and VMware software.
New Advanced Server Setting: Delete unused tags automatically to keep only active tags on the list and remove the unused tags
For more details about tags refer to https://help.hcltechsw.com/bigfix/10.0/inventory/Inventory/softinv/t_adding_tags.html.
Technical equivalence to IBM License Metric Tool 9.2.28
Note: The new version is under certification process by IBM on the release date. To view the status of IBM validated releases refer to:
Important: IBM policy update for subcapacity reporting requirements for Virtual Processor Core (VPC) license metric
Effective May 10, 2022, IBM requires all VPC software licenses that use subcapacity licensing to deploy IBM License Metric Tool or any other tool approved by IBM like HCL BigFix Inventory. Manual capacity counting is no longer permitted. Container licensing terms are not included in this policy change.
For details refer to the main IBM subcapacity licensing page: https://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage/subcaplicensing.html
Support for new platforms and systems that includes the following:
- IBM Cloud LinuxONE VS
- NTT IaaS Powered by VMware
- IBM i 7.5
- Debian 11 x64
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9 by using the disconnected scanner
- Ubuntu 22.04 on x86 by using the disconnected scanner
- Azure VMware Solution with use of VM Manager Tool
- IBM Java Runtime updated to version 184.108.40.206
- IBM Java Semeru Runtime for BigFix Inventory tools upgraded to version 8.0.345.1
- IBM WebSphere Liberty updated to version 220.127.116.11
- Rails framework gem upgraded to 18.104.22.168
- number of other libraries updated
To view the complete list of new features and defects that were fixed in this application update, refer to the release notes: https://support.bigfix.com/bfi/BigFix-Inventory-10.0.10.0-ReleaseNotes.pdf
For more information about discovery capabilities, refer to Catalog Release Notes: https://software.bigfix.com/download/tema/catalog/BFI_catalog_release_notes.pdf
To view the complete catalog content, use the Software Components report in BigFix Inventory.
For status of IBM validated releases, see http://public.dhe.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage/SubCapacity/BFI_and_HCL_FAQ.pdf
To upgrade the BigFix Inventory server to application update 10.0.10.0, run the Upgrade to the latest version of BigFix Inventory fixlet from the BigFix console.
To upgrade the BigFix Inventory scanner, run the Install or Upgrade scanner fixlet from the BigFix console.
To apply new discovery capability, run the Software Catalog Update fixlet from the BigFix console and then wait for the next data import.
For more information about how to install, maintain, and use BigFix Inventory application, refer to the user documentation: https://help.hcltechsw.com/bigfix/10.0/inventory/welcome/BigFix_Inventory_welcome.html
– The BigFix Inventory Team