Installing IBM Endpoint Client on Linux

08-Oct, 2013

I have been investigating IBM End Point, which appears at first gance to be a fantasic tool. The help for Linux clients appears to be a little light (or am I missing something?) but in order to install the End Point Client onto Linux you run the following commands:

mkdir ~/bigfix-client-tmp
mkdir -p /etc/opt/BESClient/
cd ~/bigfix-client-tmp
wget http://nas.justnudge.com/software/bigfix/BESAgent-current.x86_64.rpm
wget http://nas.justnudge.com/software/bigfix/masthead.afxm
mv masthead.afxm /etc/opt/BESClient/actionsite.afxm
rpm -ivh BESAgent-current.x86_64.rpm
cd ~
rm -rf ~/bigfix-client-tmp
chkconfig besclient on
service besclient start

I have placed the masthead and actionsite files onto my NAS for ease of use, but they are located in the following location on a standard IEM installation:

  • C:\Program Files (x86)\BigFix Enterprise\BES Server\actionsite.afxm
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\BigFix Enterprise\BES Server\BESReportsData\swiftsure.justnudge.com\masthead.afxm

Note, my IEM server is called swiftsure.justnudge.com.

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