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

HCL Launch
Created by
HCL Software
Updated Date
March 18, 2021
Version Name Modified date Action

2.869045 16-Mar-2021 14:00



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


This plugin works with BigFix version 9.0 or later.

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


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


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

Plugin history details
Version Description
1 Initial release.


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.


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