One advantage of #3 is that you start with a clean BigFix environment. In the past when I have done this, the current environment had a few sites that were not used and some were removed and a lot of console operators that were deleted. Behind the scenes, this leaves a lot of extra processing. I think you need to enable debugging for the client logs to see what I mean by this.
It is pretty simple to do
- Stand up new BigFix server (don’t worry about relays at this point)
- Export content from BigFix server to new server
- Use the masthead switch task to migrate agents from the old server to the new (task #1516 in BES Support)
Now that is a real simple overview and depending on if you really need to preserve content and if you have Inventory/Compliance, you probably have more to do.