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IBM BigFix Platform Courses (22):

Why Endpoint Management is Critical to Security Strategy

Security “moments of truth” start at the endpoint. What do WannaCry, Petya/NotPetya, and Apache Struts have in common? They all represent security risk introduced at the endpoint.  Learn how an effective endpoint management strategy can help bridge the gap between IT Operational and Security teams.

Installing BigFix on a Linux Environment

IBM BigFix provides endpoint security and detection for system administrators with remote control, patch management, software distribution, operating system deployment, network access protection, and hardware and software inventory functionality within the majority of operating systems on the market. In this video series, you learn how to install IBM BigFix on a Linux server, install 2 Windows clients, install a Linux client as well as configuring the BigFix Console. 

BigFix Open Mic: Meet the Experts

BigFix product experts Dave Tamillow, Dave Langridge, James Stewart, and Jude Lancaster answered client questions live at Think 2018. Questions on the following topics were asked. 

  • Grayouts 
  • Compliance 
  • Upgrade 9.2 to 9.5
  • Prevent operator site creation 
  • Tips for Windows patching for servers


Using the AirGap “Non-Extraction” methods to gather sites and content from BigFix v9.5.5

This Open Mic covers use of the airgap tool using the "Non-Extraction" method and was  presented LIVE at Think 2018.

IBM BigFix: Server content is not being updated

In this scenario, it is determined from practical use that the BigFix server that has license updates, subscribed sites, and content within those sites is no longer able to update content. You check various aspects of the server and its connectivity to determine the root cause.

BigFix Open Mic: Query Unleashed (2017-05-17)

This Open Mic session covers the capabilities of the BigFix REST API in accessing the BigFix Query channel.

IBM BigFix: Clients are not updating

In this scenario, managed clients that are successfully registered and managed are no longer updating in the Console. In this lab, you will force the environment to fail, generate updates for the endpoints, diagnose why the clients are not updating, and remediate the issue.

BigFix Relays

In BigFix, relays act as “mini BigFix servers” that can relieve the load on the IBM BigFix server, reduce congestion on low-bandwidth connections, and help support a large number of clients. There are automatic and manual relays. Automatic relays use relay affiliation to segment relay deployment into logical groups, limit client endpoints to grouped relays, and reduce ICMP network traffic in your BigFix environment. This course includes two sessions. Part 1 covers how to deploy, configure, and troubleshoot relays. Part 2 discusses implementing relay affiliation and reporting backlogs.

Installing BigFix on a Windows Server

IBM BixFix provides endpoint security and detection for system administrators with remote control, patch management, software distribution, operating system deployment, network access protection, and hardware and software inventory functionality within the majority of operating systems on the market. In this video, you learn how to install IBM BixFix on a Windows server, install a Windows client, and install a Linux client as well as configuring the BixFix Console.

IBM BigFix: Actions not propagating to a client

In production environments, it is not uncommon for enterprise firewall rules to be put in place that accidentally step on another team’s requirements, or for desktop clients to be updated and close ports that were once open. This exercise simulates a network change that disrupts some endpoint management services by re-enabling the Windows firewall and disabling specific rules.  It also walks you through troubleshooting methods to identify such communication outages.

Installing and Configuring IBM BigFix Platform on Linux and DB2

This lab will provide insight into the initial deployment of a BigFix Platform infrastructure that is lacking an Internet connection, also referred to as an airgapped server, and integration with an LDAP server. As part of the installation, you will deploy the server components onto a Red Hat Enterprise Linux server, it's local supporting DB2 database server, in addition to installing two Windows clients, a SUSE client, and you will learn the basics on operator account management.

IBM BigFix Platform Foundations

Overview

IBM BigFix (formerly IBM Endpoint Manager) combines endpoint and security management into a single solution that enables your team to see and manage physical and virtual endpoints. Rapidly remediate, protect, and report on endpoints in real-time by automating time-intensive tasks across complex networks, controlling costs, reducing risk, and supporting compliance. This course presents basic and intermediate level knowledge to help users in administrator and operator roles of the product to develop the knowledge they need to successfully leverage this product in their managed environments.

Audience

This course is for students who are new to the Endpoint Manager platform (inclusive of ITEM, TEM, and BigFix).

This course is available in both instructor-led and self-paced WBT formats. Follow the link below to find course availability and enrollment options.

 

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IBM BigFix Platform Troubleshooting

This module presents, in use-case form, various issues common to users of the BigFix product, how to diagnose them using the various tools and methods, and methods for remediating the issues you discover.

Leveraging BigFix.Me Resources & Knowledge

This BigFix Platform course will show you how to best leverage BigFix.Me

  • Creating and sharing dashboards with the Bigfix.me community
  • Integrating Bigfix.me sites with IBM Endpoint Manager
  • Introduction to the new BigFixMe community

IBM BigFix on DeveloperWorks

This presents the BigFix.me wiki that contains supplementary information on the IBM BigFix product family and is intended to cater to both beginner and advanced users. 

IBM Endpoint Manager 9 Console Usage

This demonstrates practical console and terminology common in IBM Endpoint Manager and IBM BigFix.

BigFix Platform Operations

This BigFix Platform course covers the following topics: - IBM BigFix Open Mic Troubleshoot Not Reported Actions - Introduction to IBM Endpoint Manager - IBM BigFix Technical Enablement Library: Introduction to Platform troubleshooting - IBM BigFix, Technical Enablement Library: Action Troubleshooting - IBM BigFix Web Reporting and API's - IBM Endpoint Manager 9 - Console Usage Quick Start - IBM BigFix, Technical Enablement Library: Action Lifecycle - IBM BigFix, Technical Enablement Library: Using baselines - IBM Endpoint Manager - What are Fixlets?

IBM BigFix OS Deployment Topics

BigFix OS Deployment topics including: - Bare-metal install of Windows 7 with IBM Endpoint Manager - IBM BigFix OSD Bare Metal Deployment - Migrate Windows XP to Windows 7 with IBM Endpoint Manager

IBM BigFix Software Distribution Topics

This BigFix Software Distribution course covers:

  • IBM Endpoint Manager 9 - Software Distribution Quick Start
  • SWD Package Tagging
  • Using BigFix Software Distribution Open Mic

BigFix Platform Advanced Topics

This BigFix course contains a number of advanced topics, including:

  • Configuring IBM BigFix to communicate through proxies.
  • IBM BigFix Technical Enablement Library: Cascading Relay Failure
  • Subscribing to sites in IBM BigFix.
  • IBM Endpoint Manager, Technical Enablement Library: Communication Architecture
  • IBM Endpoint Manager - Version 9.0 Installation

Why Endpoint Management is Critical to Security Strategy

Security “moments of truth” start at the endpoint. What do WannaCry, Petya/NotPetya, and Apache Struts have in common? They all represent security risk introduced at the endpoint.  Learn how an effective endpoint management strategy can help bridge the gap between IT Operational and Security teams.