BigFix Inventory: Application Update published 2023-03-28

BigFix Inventory application update

Published site version:

BigFix Inventory v10 - version 180


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

There are eleven key features in HCL BigFix Inventory

  • BigFix Inventory is now a verified tool for Oracle Database and Database Options
    Oracle package is extended to cover Oracle Databases reports.
    Format and data collection details are described in the user documentation Collecting Oracle Measurements Data,
    Oracle’s verification establishes BigFix Inventory as an alternative to the Oracle Collection Tool: Tooling | License Management Services | Oracle
    Verified by both Oracle and IBM, BigFix Inventory is now the leading solution for efficient Software Asset Management.

  • New user interface and mechanism for Audit Snapshot generation

  • Refreshed Overview dashboard with focus on Inventory Reports and Inventory Health

  • New Partition ID column in Hardware Inventory report

  • VM Managers report serviceability enhancements

  • Enhanced software_instances v2 API with automatic creation of custom bundling

  • Equivalent to IBM License Metric Tool 9.2.34 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:

  • PVU and VPC warm standby license counting covers additional scenarios

  • IBM PVU Subcapacity report is replaced with IBM Subcapacity. New report covers now PVU and also other subcapcity metrics.

  • Server Software Catalog version 20240306

    • 30 Publishers are normalized to address duplicates and cover acquisitions
    • 1 new Publisher added
    • Discovery of 450+ new software versions with use of standard and template signatures
    • Ideas implemented: BFINV-I-236, BFINV-I-160, BFINV-I-323, BFINV-I-300
    • End of Support information refreshed for IBM and Microsoft software
      Note: Catalog versioning changes from this update.
  • 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 Hands-on tutorial for contract management
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 more information about how to install, maintain, and use BigFix Inventory application, refer to the user documentation: BigFix 10 Inventory Documentation

Thank you!

– The BigFix Inventory Team

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Site updated to version 180 - One of SHA 256 checksum was repeated breaking prefetch in “Install or Upgrade Scanner (”.

Dear Customers,

Before proceeding with upgrade please check if you are not impacted by the issue:

How to asses if environment is affected

Issue is when there is count retuned by the query:

select count(1) as affected from adm.vm where type = 0 and depth = 0 group by node_id having count(node_id) > 1

Correct response is lack of result (no record) and only then you can proceed with upgrade.

Soon here Database schema update fails after upgrading to BigFix Inventory 10.0.16 - Customer Support there will be posted script to fix the data before upgrade as well as allowing to fix the data during the upgrade.


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