We are new to BigFix and just getting started with the platform. We have 3 separate BigFix environments setup. Development, QA, and Prod. Licensing wise, we are on Lifecycle. Intial focus is exclusively Windows Server but we will add Linux when time allows. Footprint is a global hybrid cloud with > 7000 endpoints.
Server installation is straightforward, and we have this documented. What is proving to be difficult though, is the post environment setup using the Console. The seemingly endless licensed feature (sites) enabling, followed by configuration, followed by subscriptions, and whatever else… to be very daunting and nearly impossible to fully document and repeat consistenly accross each environment.
Additionally, with our QA environment and Prod environment, we plan to first install/configure/test in QA and then later “promote” to Production. Ideally we want these two environments to be as identical as possible, to aide both in ensuring we have functionality working as intended prior to production and provide a troubleshooting area should any issues arise.
So… I am seeking help and feedback about how to address this issue to essentially script/copy/promote/sync BigFix platform configuration between environments. I am also ineterested in day to day operations as well, such as Automation Plans, Baselines, etc, but initial focus is to get the core infrastructure deployed
We are not finding any way to “script” or “sync/mirror” configurations from one environment to the next. I am aware there is a CLI, but initally it does not look to address all needs… or at least without extensive development and learning curve of BigFix XML. I will be evaluating that more deeply, for example, LDAP configuarion seems possible. Ideas?
If you have already done something similar, would you please share how you solved it?