BigFix Inventory: Application Update published 2023-06-21

BigFix Inventory application update

Published site version:

BigFix Inventory v10 - version 168

Important Note: When MSSQL server is configured to encrypt connection and encryption is forced via ‘Force Encryption = Yes’ setting but BigFix Inventory is not configured for encrypted database connection, the connection to database fails. To overcome issue please follow steps described in: KB0106004


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

There are eight key features in HCL BigFix Inventory

  • Advanced security with support for

    • TLS 1.3 protocol for HTTPS communication

    • SSL encrypted connection to BigFix database

  • End of Support dates for software components

    • Added support for Micro Focus

    • Updated dates for Adobe, IBM and Oracle

  • Software Catalog version
    Added capability to discover 400+ software releases including but not limited to the following software manufacturers: AutoDesk, Microsoft, Oracle, Qualys, VMware.

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

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

  • Technical equivalence to IBM License Metric Tool 9.2.31
    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:

    • Microsoft SQL Server 2022 as BigFix Inventory server database

    • Microsoft Windows Server 2022 for BigFix Inventory server

    • Additional platforms and systems supported as managed devices

  • Security enhancements

    • IBM WebSphere Liberty updated to version

    • IBM Java updated to

    • 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

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The release was republished to address problem with fresh installation on Windows Server 2022 where fixlet was not relevant new site number is 166

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The BigFix Inventory Server installer has been replaced in site 168 (version in fixlet name for upgrades from version 10.0.12 or lower for defect:
Having please contact support to receive hotfix.

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