(imported topic written by rahulcynosure91)
I am a new bee to big fix …
I have installed BES , done some patch management activities and created some fixlet…
But I am not getting any inside knowldege of Big Fix … like the below questions… Could anyone help me ?
Where fixlets is stored in BES server(or in database) . And in which format . Where and how can I see a fixlet file on my server?
Its written in document that “Download Mirror Server Component” hosts Fixlet site data for the BES Relays and BES Clients.
So could you please elaborate on how this is done … ? I mean how a client connect to it, how a client knows that it has to check for new fixlet?
Does each any every fixlet’s relevance is checked on clients ? or server do some kind of filtering like sending windows specific fixlet to windows computer only for checking relevance? If yes , then how this filtering is done ? Is it possible to see the code or any log files ?
And how does fixlet are separated into different categories like on the basis of source… I mean the internal logic ,where this happens , how this happens ?
What I mean is … How console shows fixlet in different categories like
– All fixlet and tasks
– By source severity
patch management domain
— IBM AIX
— Redhat Enterprise Linux
According to my understanding there should be some ‘Filtering’ actions that are performed on fixlets to show/represent them in those categories. Could you please tell me how this is done ?
Could you give me any document/ link which can give me “in-depth” view of BigFix,like my questions above ?