[BESAdmin-Announcements] BigFix 9.5 Patch 8 is now available

Announcements for BES Administrators besadmin-announcements at bigmail.bigfix.com
Wed Dec 20 03:14:16 PST 2017

The IBM BigFix team is pleased to announce the release of version 9.5 Patch
8 ( of the BigFix Platform.

The main features included in this release are:

   - Added support for BigFix relay on TinyCore v8.2
   - Added support for BigFix agent and relay on Windows 10 Fall Creators
   - APAR and defect fixes
   - Security enhancements
   - Enhanced cleanup utilities:
      - Removal of computers marked as deleted since a specified number of
      - Removal of uploaded files marked as deleted
      - Erasing of uploaded files related to clients whose definition has
      been removed from the database

See further details in the 9.5.8 Release Notes at:

See the full technical changelist at: https://support.bigfix.com/bes

Pre-Upgrade Considerations:

   - All BigFix Platform components are being updated in this patch.
   - Please ensure that you to STOP the WebUI and any other active
   application connecting to the BigFix database BEFORE starting the upgrade
   - A manual Server upgrade is required if you upgrade from a version
   earlier than 9.5.5. Please refer to the 9.5.5 release notes for more
   information: https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/wikis/home/wiki

Useful links:

IBM BigFix downloads and release information: http://support.bigfix.com/bes/

Upgrade Fixlets are available in BES Support version 1380 (or later).

Upgrade documentation in IBM Knowledge Center

   - BigFix Server on Linux: https://www.ibm.com/support/kn
   - BigFix Server on Windows: https://www.ibm.com/support/kn

Discuss this on the forum: https://forum.bigfix.com/t/big

-- Platform Engineering Team - IBM BigFix
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