BigFix Relevance Courses (17):

IBM BigFix Inspector Library and Online Inspectors Reference

This video course describes two main reference guides used to create Relevance queries. These Inspector Guides are designed to help you understand the Relevance Language and provide you with ways to improve your relevance coding skills.

IBM BigFix: Analyzing fixlet relevance

The video shows how to check why a fixlet or task is not relevant and cannot be run on that computer.

IBM BigFix: Action Script introduction

The Action Script language is used to issue commands, called actions, in fixlets and tasks on endpoints to fix a problem identified by the applicable Relevance clause. Action scripts can use Relevance queries to implement variables within the actions. This ability, called substitution, is used to customize an action for a specific endpoint where the action runs. When working with actions scripts, remember the following points:

  • Action scripts do not answer questions
  • Actions run in sequence
  • When an action fails, subsequent actions do not run and processing stops
  • Action scripts resemble traditional languages in that each command must exist on a single line

IBM BigFix Customization: How Do I Use the Fixlet Debugger?

This demonstrates the four key features available in the BigFix Fixlet Debugger tool for Windows.

IBM BigFix Content Development Series, If-Then-Else

This video presents the IBM BigFix Relevance language for use with customizing and developing content, with a focuses on using the if, then, else structure within the Relevance language.

IBM BigFix Content Development Series, String Manipulation

This video presents the IBM BigFix Relevance language for use with customizing and developing content, with a focuses on manipulating strings within the Relevance language.

IBM BigFix Content Development Series, It-without-Whose

This video presents the IBM BigFix Relevance language for use with customizing and developing content, with a focuses on using the it without whose structure within the Relevance language.

IBM BigFix: Using a whose-it and it-without-a-whose clause

The whose-it clause is commonly used to filter a list that is based on a specific condition.  You can use it-without-a-whose to develop simpler Relevance statements. In this course, you learn how to develop basic Relevance queries using the whose-it and it-without-a-whose clauses.

IBM BigFix Content Development Series, Introduction

This series presents topics required to begin developing content for the IBM BigFix products. In it you will learn high level concepts and practices, tool availability and usage, reference information, Relevance language, as well as identification and usage of objects and their properties. It is intended for newbies and experienced developers alike.

IBM BigFix Content Development Series, Property of an Object

This video presents the IBM BigFix Relevance language for use with customizing and developing content, and specifically covers properties within objects and how to obtain system metrics or configurations within the Relevance laguage.

IBM BigFix, Content Development Series, The Fixlet Debugger

This series presents the initial topics required to begin developing content for the IBM Endpoint Manager product set. In it you will learn high level concepts and practices, tool availability and usage, reference information, Relevance language, as well as identification and usage of objects and their properties. It is intended for newbies and experienced developers alike. This video presents the IBM BigFix Fixlet Debugger used for customizing and developing content when working with the Relevance language.

IBM BigFix Content Development Series, Relevance 101

This video presents the Relevance language, which is proprietary to the IBM BigFix product, used for querying properties of objects on managed computers and is central to the method by which the BigFix platform performs identification for deployment of content and policies.

IBM BigFix Content Development Series, Whose-It

This video presents the IBM BigFix Relevance language for use with customizing and developing content, with a focuses on using the whose it structure within the Relevance language.

IBM BigFix Customization: How Do I Use the QNA Tool?

This demonstrates the use of the BigFix QNA tool on Linux and Mac OS X to optimize your development efforts.

BigFix Customization: How Do I Author a Fixlet?

This video answers the question, how do I author a fixlet? This presents a brief end to end process using a software installation as an example. The process includes obtaining content, identifying platforms, developing applicability relevance, creating the Fixlet, and deploying it.

IBM BigFix Content Development

In this three-day course, you learn the basic Relevance constructs used to create Relevance statements. You also learn how to manipulate various Relevance objects and properties, and how to create Relevance for custom fixlets, tasks, automatic computer groups, retrieved properties and analyses. Finally, you learn how to create and test action scripts that are included in the custom fixlets and tasks that you develop. This course is an update to the IS730G class.


This course is oriented towards IBM BigFix users and administrators who are in the role of fixlet developer or advanced master operator. This course does not cover Session Relevance.

IBM BigFix: Using action scripts to manipulate files

This course introduces some basic action script commands. You also learn how to use Relevance substitution within an action script.

Use basic commands and Relevance substitution in an Action Script
Develop an action script that creates text files on an endpoint
Use Relevance substitution to modify an Action Script