Setting up BigFix Inventory 9.2

IBM BigFix (Endpoint Manager) has released a new Software Usage Analysis (SUA) module. This release includes a number of new capabilities, specifically SQL support.  BigFix Inventory (or SUA) also provides IBM sub-capacity measurement capability. IBM has provided a number of installation and administration guides here.   In the following article, I’ll step you through the key …

IBM BigFix (Endpoint Manager) Windows 7 Migration Cookbook

IBM BigFix can not only provide software distribution but also Operating System Deployment (or OSD).  OSD includes the ability to upgrade operating systems (such as Windows XP to Windows 10) but also perform bare metal installations.  I've recorded two edited video's of OSD in action for an upgrade and bare-metal installation. OSD is a feature of IEM's …

IBM BigFix for Managed Service Providers (MSPs)

IBM BigFix is popular with Managed Service Providers (MSPs) for it's ability to manage hundreds of thousands of endpoints via a single multi-tennant architecture.  BigFix provides MSP's the flexibility for either centralised or delegated administration models. Overall Architecture Bigfix is typically installed in a centralised architecture as show below.  A single Bigfix server is installed at the …

Manage Amazon (AWS), Azure or IBM Cloud instances with IBM BigFix

IBM BigFix provides clients with the ability to manage hundreds of thousands of endpoints from a single console.  These can be a range of operating system types such as Windows, Linux, Apple Mac OSX and Unix.  Oh, don't forget mobile devices too! You can install your BigFix environment with an relay running in your DMZ, …

IBM Earns Leader Placement in Gartner’s 2013 Magic Quadrant for Client Management Tools

IBM Endpoint Manager was recently recognised in the Leaders quadrant in Gartner's 2013 Client Management Tools.  This is a great endorsement of IEM which excels in patch management, multiplatform support and scalability. Gartner defines Client Management Tools as: "End-user computing and support organizations use client management tools to automate system administration and support functions that would otherwise …