QnA Tool for non-Windows BigFix Clients
Is there a QnA for the non-Windows BigFix Clients such as Unix, Linux, Macintosh, or AIX?
Resolving the problem
Yes, this is possible. All of the non-Windows BigFix Clients include a QnA tool with the distribution.
There are actually two versions.
- /opt/BESClient/bin/qna - Command line version
- /opt/BESClient/bin/xqna - X Windows version
To allow the qna tool to work properly you will want to set a variable to indicate where the BigFix Client configuration information resides. To do this, you can create a simple shell script to set this, or you can add the variable setting to your default startup scripts: Using your favorite editor, create a file called "runqna' with the following contents:
Note: For HPUX systems you need to run an additional command:
You can then allow this sript to be executable:
# chmod a+x runqna
Then to run qna from the command line:
BigFix does provide a DMG file that includes the QnA utility for the Macintosh BigFix Client.
You can find the DMG file here: http://support.bigfix.com/install/besclients-nonwindows.html#mac
You can follow the steps below to extract the BigFix Client:
- Download the DMG file to the particular Macintosh system.
- Mount the file by double clicking on the DMG file
- The QnA utility can be found within the mounted directory structure
Note:As of 18.104.22.168, QnA for Mac is under:
This tool is also called the relevance debugger or Fixlet debugger.
Note: See also the following article:
More support for:
IBM BigFix Platform
Software version: Version Independent
Operating system(s): AIX, CentOS, Linux, OS X, Solaris
Software edition: All Editions
Reference #: 1506026
Modified date: 24 October 2016