BigFix Inventory: Application Update published 2023-12-13

BigFix Inventory application update

Published site version:

BigFix Inventory v10 - version 174


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

There are ten key features in HCL BigFix Inventory

  • New menu to manage software instances in Software Classification report

    • Uninstall with BigFix allows to uninstall unwanted desktop applications from Windows computers
    • Notify User to Uninstall allows to send notification to the user Windows’ desktop with request to uninstall selected software
    • Options are visible for a user with Uninstall Actions permission
  • BigFix Inventory is now a verified Oracle Partner
    Oracle’s verification for Java SE establishes BigFix Inventory as an alternative to the Oracle Collection Tool:
    Verified by both Oracle and IBM, BigFix Inventory is now the leading solution for efficient Software Asset Management and audit readiness.

  • New option Oracle Auditing Data available under Reports menu
    Use this option to download Oracle Auditing package that includes Oracle Java usage information. Option is visible for a user with Manage Oracle Auditing Data permission.
    Format and data collection details are described in the user documentation

  • Equivalent to IBM License Metric Tool 9.2.33 for IBM Virtualization Capacity reporting
    Note: The new version is under certification process by IBM on the release date. To view the status of IBM validated releases refer to:

  • Software Summary report enhancements

    • Aggregated Count column renamed to Install Instances
    • New Install Seats aggregated column representing count of unique computers
  • Adjusted Server and Scanner Catalog naming in reports and fixlets

  • Interim upgrade and main download fixlets offer direct links to download installation package for manual deployment scenario

  • Enhanced End of Support information management

    • Added mechanism to restore Custom End of Support information after catalog updates
    • Starting from BigFix Inventory End of support information is included in catalog package and updated during catalog update process
  • Server Software Catalog version

    • 100+ Publishers are normalized to address duplicates and cover acquisitions
    • 43 new Publishers added
    • Discovery of 500+ new software versions with new template signatures
    • Added discovery for OpenJDK for various Publishers
    • Ideas implemented BFINV-I-291, BFINV-I-302, BFINV-I-339, BFINV-I-201, BFINV-I-84
    • End of Support information refreshed for RED HAT software
  • 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 BigFix console.

  • To upgrade the BigFix Inventory scanner, run the Install or Upgrade scanner fixlet from BigFix console.

  • To apply new discovery capability, run the Software Catalog Update fixlet from BigFix console and then wait for the next data import.

For the upgrade from versions lower than 10.0.14, a new procedure is required in case manual scanner catalog distribution option is used; check 10.0.14 release notes for procedure details.

For more information about how to install, maintain, and use BigFix Inventory application, refer to the user documentation:

– The BigFix Inventory Team


Will Oracle Database Certification be on the cards any time soon?

Yes, it’s planned in the upcoming months

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