Relative newbie to Bigfix, but have spent quite a bit of time reading, googling, testing etc. For my sins, I’ve inherited a large scale established environment (~100,000 endpoints) which has been performing poorly.
I’ve made quite a few advancements over the last few weeks, but I think I’m beating myself to death with automatic groups and thought it best to ask for a couple of pointers here.
The current environment is 9.5.9. I’ve already asked for an upgrade to 9.5.12 (or even 13) so hopefully that is on the cards.
The main issue is I am currently facing is with automatic group population. I’ve tried to simplify it as much as possible, but I cannot get it working consistently.
Custom site with a subscription rule of: DEVICE TYPE contains WORKSTATION (no apparent issues)
- Site has an automatic group - “All Workstations”: DEVICE TYPE contains WORKSTATION (no apparent issues)
- Site has an automatic group - “Workstations beginning with M”:
Computer is member of: All Workstations
Relevance expression is true: (computer name as lowercase starts with “m”)
Probably around 10% of the machines who begin with M are not joining the 2nd group. They have joined the “All Workstations” group. They have been running for a few days and checking in/reporting regularly. Clients have a wide range of uptimes - some hours, some weeks.
I’ve run various reports, checked logs, but cannot see anything obvious. Some of the clients have existed for years, others are new. All reporting to various combinations of different relays. Some W7, some W10.
Can anyone help save my sanity?