Installing the Server API

After you successfully install IBM BigFix, follow these steps to install the Server API on a Windows system:

  1. Download the BES-ServerAPI program from the same IBM site where you downloaded the IBM BigFix program. It has a name of the form: BigFix-BES-ServerAPI-9.5.xxx.0.exe. The numbers in the name correspond to the version. This version must match the version of IBM BigFix that you want to access with the API.
  2. After you download it, run the program. The installer window opens.
  3. Click Next. In the destination folder dialog you can select in which path you want to install the Server API.
  4. Click Next and then Install to start the installation. The installer creates a folder named BES Server API, typically in the BigFix Enterprise folder. In this folder are the API DLLs you need to access the platform.
  5. When the installation completes, click Finish to exit the installation wizard.
  6. Reboot the server.