BigFix Inventory: Application Update published 2023-3-29

BigFix Inventory application update

Published site version:
BigFix Inventory v10 - version 160

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

There are nine key features in HCL BigFix Inventory

  • Enhanced Microsoft software reporting

    • Dedicated metrics Microsoft Physical Core and Microsoft Virtual Core for Microsoft SQL Server and Windows Server. Metrics calculation, in line with the latest Microsoft product terms, is triggered by contract definition

    • New ready-to-use Microsoft software inventory and license related reports are available in the Microsoft Reports section in the dashboard.

    • Contract management enhancements around filtering and metric recalculation.

  • Updated End of Support dates for Microsoft Software Components

  • Software Catalog version
    Added capability to discover recent versions and editions of Microsoft SQL Server and related components. Ideas addressed: BFINV-I-284, BFINV-I-298.

  • Installation Date information in Package Data report (Microsoft Windows only)
    This release responds to top voted idea BFINV-I-193. Installation date is available for software discovered on Windows endpoints and reported as package data details.

  • Installation Path information in Package Data report (Microsoft Windows only)
    Package Data report includes Installation Path information – Idea BFINV-I-43. This data is collected and populated for Windows package entries. Additionally for software components discovered with related package rules the Installation Path information is visible also in the Software Classification report.

  • Restored Unrecognized Files report
    In response to Idea BFINV-I-274. The report is available for those users who wish to continue using it. The report is disabled by default.

  • Technical equivalence to IBM License Metric Tool 9.2.30
    Note: The new version is under certification process by IBM on the release date. To view the status of IBM validated releases refer to:

  • Support for new platforms and systems that includes the following:

    • CentOS Stream 9
    • Oracle Enterprise Linux 9
    • KDDI Cloud for Windows
  • Security enhancements

    • IBM WebSphere Liberty updated to version
    • IBM Java and Semeru Java and well as number of other libraries are 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:

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


Dear all,

In release notes we have not mentioned the KB0103921 affecting the upgrade process - this is addressed in and upgrade fixlet to

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