BigFix Inventory: Application Update published 2022-07-12

BigFix Inventory application update

Published site version:

BigFix Inventory v10 - version 153


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 support for software discovery in containers
    Image Scanning solution now supports use of Podman in addition to Docker ® as the runtime for executing scans.

  • Software Catalog version
    Added capability to discover 500+ software versions for software titles and publishers, such as Adobe, AutoDesk, Cisco Systems, Hewlett-Packard, Microfocus, Microsoft, Oracle and many more with use of standard or template signatures (one template covers 10+ software versions).

  • Catalog customization functionality extended with support for template signatures
    Note: One template signature covers current and future software releases matching defined discovery template. For details see Template signature support section in user documentation:

  • End of Support information refresh for IBM and Microsoft software

  • Technical equivalence to IBM License Metric Tool 9.2.27
    Note: The new version is under certification process by IBM on the release date. To view the status of IBM validated releases refer to:

  • Improved performance

    • Import time improved due to removed deprecated steps
    • For specific gain for your configuration refer to release notes
  • Support for new platforms and systems including

    • Ubuntu 18 and Ubuntu 20 on zSystems by using the disconnected scanner
    • Windows Server 2022 Hyper-V feature
    • VMware Cloud on AWS
  • Security enhancements

    • IBM Java Runtime updated to version
    • IBM WebSphere Liberty updated to version
    • InstallAnywhere 2014 SP1 upgraded to 2021 SP2
    • number of other libraries updated

[Optional] Updated Software Data Harvesting Tool for customers participating in catalog enhancement program

To view the complete list of new features and defects that were fixed in this application update, refer to the following link:

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:

Thank you!

– The BigFix Inventory Team


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