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BigFix Patch Management v9.5

Course Details
Code: U5BFX21G
Tuition (USD): $1,575.00 • Classroom (2 days)
$1,575.00 • Virtual (2 days)

IBM BigFix Patch Management provides an automated, simplified patching process that is administered from a single console. It provides real-time visibility and enforcement to deploy and manage patches to endpoints helping to cut operational costs and reduce patch cycle times. In this course, you will learn to interact and operate the IBM BigFix Patch solution. You will gain a solid understanding of the various components of the solution and will be able to configure, operate, develop reports, perform maintenance tasks, and troubleshoot IBM BigFix Patch.

Skills Gained

  • Gain insight into BigFix Patch’s major offerings
  • Understand the Patch release process
  • Learn how to create, deploy and rollback, Windows Patches
  • Learn how to create, deploy and rollback, UNIX / Linux Patches
  • Learn how to optimize your patching routines including air-gapped networks
  • Learn how to automate your patching processes with Wizards
  • Understanding Dashboard functionality
  • Perform basic troubleshooting techniques for application and platform issues

Prerequisites

  • BigFix Operator Fundamentals course
  • Basic Microsoft Windows and VMWare skills

Course Details

Day 1

  • What’s covered in the course?
  • What is BigFix Patch?
  • All current platforms for which patches are available
  • Fixlets
  • Dashboards
  • Wizards
  • Analyses
  • What are content sites?
  • How to enable and subscribe computers into content sites
  • Who publishes patches into External patch sites?
  • Differences between External and Custom content sites
  • Differences between Windows and Non-Windows patches
  • Download Plugins (for Non-Windows patches)
  • One patch
  • Many patches as an ad-hoc group
  • Many patches as ‘Baselines’
  • Targeting
  • Constraints and Behavior
  • Post-Action

Day 2

  • Superseded Patches
  • Blacklisting patches
  • Whitelisting patches
  • Streamlining the patch process
  • Using ‘execution constraints’ to better manage patch actions
  • Using WebUI ‘Patch Policies’ to approve and deploy patches automatically (no operator intervention)
  • Pre-defined Web Reports
  • Creating custom patch reports
  • Importing community-created patch reports
  • Patch Failure (Analyzing in the console)
  • How to upload and review client logs
  • Patching in an air-gapped network