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IBM BigFix Version 9.x: Capacity Planning, Performance, and Management Guide

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Capacity planning involves the specification of the various components of an installation to meet customer requirements, often with growth or timeline considerations.  IBM BigFix offers endpoint lifecycle and security management for large scale, distributed deployments of servers, desktops, laptops, and mobile devices across physical and virtual environments. 


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This document will provide an overview of capacity planning for the IBM BigFix Version 9.x solution. In addition, it will offer management best practices to achieve a well performing installation that demonstrates service stability. This will include the deployment of the BigFix management servers into cloud, or virtual, environments. Capacity planning for virtual environments typically involves the specification of sufficient physical resources to provide the illusion of unconstrained resources in an environment that may be characterized by highly variable demand.

In this document we will provide an IBM BigFix overview, including functionality, architecture, and performance. We will then offer the capacity planning recommendations, including considerations for hardware configuration, software configuration, and cloud best practices. A summary “cookbook” is provided to manage installation and configuration for specific instances of BigFix.

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More support for: IBM BigFix Platform

Software version: 9.0, 9.1, 9.2, 9.5, Version Independent

Operating system(s): Platform Independent

Reference #: 7048326

Modified date: 16 August 2017

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