BigFix Inventory: Application Update published 2022-12-15

BigFix Inventory application update

Published site version:
BigFix Inventory v10 – version 157

BigFix Inventory delivers increased value and demonstrates HCL’s commitment towards HCL and IBM customers.

There are seven key features in HCL BigFix Inventory

  • Enhanced Contracts Management
    A recalculation option is available now in All Contracts panel.
    Support for a new metric Microsoft SQL Server Physical Cores - metric calculation in line with the latest Microsoft product terms. Calculation based on recent data is triggered by contract definition.

  • Extended Oracle Database Features reporting
    Reporting covers now Oracle pluggable databases and additional licensable options including Tuning Pack, Oracle Database Lifecycle Management Pack, Data Masking And Subsetting Pack.

  • Software Catalog version
    Added capability to discover 170+ software versions for software titles and publishers, such as Adobe, Autodesk, Cisco, Citrix, McAfee, Microsoft, Oracle, RED HAT, VMWare and many more.

  • Technical equivalence to IBM License Metric Tool 9.2.29
    Note: The new version is under certification process by IBM on the release date. To view the status of IBM validated releases refer to:

  • Refreshed End of Support dates for IBM Software Components

  • Support for new platforms and systems that includes the following:
    o AIX 7.3
    o Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9
    o Ubuntu 22.04
    o KDDI Cloud for Linux
    o Solaris 10

  • Security enhancements
    o IBM WebSphere Liberty updated to version
    o 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:

For hands-on tutorial for contract management, refer to product documentation

For more information about discovery capabilities, refer to Catalog Release Notes:
To view the complete catalog content, use the Software Components report in BigFix Inventory.

For status of IBM validated releases, see

Actions needed:

  • To upgrade the BigFix Inventory server to application update, 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:

– The BigFix Inventory Team

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