Session Relevance Guide

In this section you find the information about the Inspectors that you can use to extract data stored in the BigFix database. This information can be used together with the APIs to customize reports and dashboards or to interact with external applications.

The documentation is divided into the following parts:

Generic Information

This part describes the general information that applies to all Session Relevance Inspectors. Refer also to the Core Inspectors, which define the syntax and the structures that apply to both Client and Session Relevance.

Basic Concepts
Explains the basic concepts and categories of session relevance inspectors.
Adding Relevance to Presentations
Shows how to evaluate relevance in presentations.
Refreshing Relevance
Describes how to request to refresh the retrieved data.
Linking to other documents
Explains how to create hyperlinks to specific pages in the Console or in the Web Reports.

Create your query

This part contains the list of Session Relevance Inspectors. They allow you to access information in the BigFix databases and display it in the BigFix Console and the Web Reports program.

Action Inspectors
To query and manage the properties of the actions issued by the BigFix Operators.
Activation Inspectors
To examine the various Analyses that have been activated.
Baseline Inspectors
To retrieve information about deployed baselines.
Comment Inspectors
To query information about issued comments.
Computer Inspectors
To query and manage the computers that can be listed on the BigFix Console.
Client Inspectors
To return the name, value, and scope of BES Client settings.
UTF-8 String Inspectors
8-bit Unicode Transformation Format inspectors used by the EvaluateRelevance API.
Deployment Options Inspectors
To manage the advanced deployment options set in BigFix Administrators Tool.
Domain Inspectors
To manage BigFix domains.
Filter Inspectors
To get information about filter criteria.
Fixlet Inspectors
To get information about individual Fixlets.
Networking Inspectors
To query and manage the networking properties of the BigFix Client.
Property Inspectors
To query information about the properties of BigFix Client computers.
Server Inspectors
To query BES Server data.
Site Inspectors
To query the properties of Fixlet sites to which the client is subscribed.
Unmanaged Asset Inspectors
To monitor and report on mobile or hand-held devices that are not traditional BigFix Clients.
Site Inspectors
To query the properties of Fixlet sites to which the client is subscribed.
User Inspectors
To query information about BigFix users.
Wake-on-lan Inspectors
To query information about the Wake-on-lan capability on the Client.
Wizard Inspectors
To retrieve information about BigFix Wizard. These Inspectors apply only to the BigFix Console.
World Inspectors
Plain, named, numbered, or indexed global objects.

Present retrieved data

This part explains how to view and format in HTML statements the results of your Session Relevance expressions.

HTML Inspectors
Describes the different ways you can present the retrieved data in HTML format.

Manage historical data

The BES database maintains historical statistics that can be used to create long-term reports. This part explains how to retrieve such data and lists the Session Statistics Inspectors.

Statistical Aggregation
Explains how to display the data saved in historical databases.
Statistics Inspectors
Provides a list of Inspectors that allow you to perform statistics during a session.