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IBM BigFix System Requirements

Technote (troubleshooting)


Links to resources which outline system requirements for the various BigFix components

Resolving the problem

Up-to-date system requirement reports can be found using the Software Product Compatibility Reports (SPCR) tool, click on the version of BigFix you need to search for in the SPCR:

Note: For a full guide on capacity planning, performance, and management see the following:
The Software Product Compatibility Reports (SPCR) tool you will be able to look to see if the application components are compatible on a certain platforms as well as look at the specific system level requirements recommended for each BigFix component or application.

As an example, if you wanted to see what the hardware requirements for the BigFix Server are, under the IBM BigFix Platform 9.5.0 section you would first click on BigFix Server:

Then click on the Hardware tab:

And finally look at the various requirements and recommendations for the BigFix Server component on each of the supporting operating systems (Windows or RHEL).

For other BigFix components and applications, click on their specific links.

Note: The system requirements for the IBM BigFix Server are specified for a single dedicated server machine. It assumes that the main server machine will host the IBM BigFix Server software, IBM BigFix Web Reports, and the database server application. The requirements and specifications may change if your IBM BigFix deployment uses an advanced configuration like a separate database server, a separate Web Reports server, a SAN (Storage Area Network), or you have configured DSA (Distributed Server Architecture) to run a mutli-server deployment.

The following articles may also help you in the planning of your BigFix deployment.

Document information

More support for: IBM BigFix family

Software version: Version Independent

Operating system(s): Platform Independent

Reference #: 1505691

Modified date: 26 January 2015

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