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    Product
    HCL Launch
    Type
    plugin
    Compatibility
    Created by
    HCL Software
    Website
    Published Date
    March 17th, 2021
    Last Updated
    April 14th, 2022

    Description

    BigFix helps reduce the time, cost, and risk of managing virtually any mix of endpoints leveraging out-of-the-box automation scripts. It streamlines asset discovery, software distribution, and power management. It also provides the critical capability to manage and secure servers–whether they’re physical, virtual, or remotely located.

    Quick Info

    Product
    HCL Launch
    Type
    plugin
    Compatibility
    Created by
    HCL Software
    Website
    Published Date
    March 17th, 2021
    Last Updated
    April 14th, 2022

    launch-bigfix-2.869045.zip

    Uploaded: 16-Mar-2021 14:00

    Summary

    This plugin includes a step to create and start an action in IBM BigFix. The plugin uses the REST API to integrate with BigFix.

    Compatibility

    This plugin works with BigFix version 9.0 or later.

    The BigFix server must be accessible from the HCL Launch agent.

    Installation

    See Installing plugins in HCL Launch for installing and removing plugins.

    History

    The following table describes the changes made in each plugin version.

    Plugin history details
    Version Description
    1 Initial release.

    Usage

    To use this plugin, create a component to define the BigFix artifacts to be used. For more information, see Creating components topic in the product documentation.

    1. On the Components page in HCL Launch, click Create New Component.
    2. From the Source Configiguration Type list, select BigFix.

    3. Complete the settings required to import the desired artifacts. See the Setting tab for descriptions.
    4. Click Save.
    5. Click the Versions tab for the component.
    6. Click Import New Versions.

    Step palette

    To access this plug-in in the palette, click IT Management > BigFix.

    Steps

    The following process steps are available in the BigFix plugin.

    Start Action

    Create and start an action

    Input properties for the Start Action step
    Name Type Description Required
    Hostname String The host name of the BigFix server. For example: https://bigfix-server:8080 Yes
    Password Password The password used to access the BigFix server. Yes
    Username String The user name used to access the BigFix server. Yes
    XML Action String The XML action to create and start, in BES.xsd format. Alternately, specify the full path to a file that contains the XML action in BES.xsd format. Yes