BigFix Lifecycle Server Automation provides the capability to automate a variety of workflows — such as a sequence of Fixlets, Tasks, and Baselines — across different endpoints with minimal impact on your network. Automation tasks, contained within a Automation Plan, can run in a simple sequence or in parallel across multiple endpoints. BigFix Lifecycle Server Automation is often used to automate complex, multi-step tasks — saving many hours of staff time and reducing rework caused by manual processes.

Brad Sexton, BigFix Technical Advisor for the Mid-Atlantic states, details how to automate a complex patching process in his latest guide, BigFix – Use Sever Automation for those complex patching scenarios. Brad details how to setup server automation and create a basic automation plan that takes a snapshot of an ESXi host, patches the host, then either reverts the snapshot if a failure occurs or deletes the snapshot if the automation plan was successful.

For more information about BigFix Server Automation, a component of BigFix Lifecycle, visit https://www.hcltechsw.com/bigfix/offerings/lifecycle.

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Further Reading
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Automation | June 22, 2022
Best Practices for Patching Workstations
Learn BigFix best patching practices from an experiened Technical Advisor, Brad Sexton.
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Automation | June 20, 2022
IDC ranks HCL Software As a UEM Leader
HCL Software announced that HCL BigFix is ranked in the Leader category in three new IDC MarketScape reports. IDC’s newly released reports on Worldwide Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) software for IoT, Apple devices and SMB rate products from dozens of companies.
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Automation | June 3, 2022
Why Patch Management is Important and How to Get It Right
Software is periodically updated to add new features, fix bugs and other vulnerabilities. Patch management involves managing the computers across the enterprise and keeping them up to date. Read the blog for further details about leveraging the power of BigFix to optimize your endpoint management solution and processes.
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