Create a New Virtual with Hyper-V

The simplest way to create a virtual using Hyper-V and Windows 2008r2 SP1 and its Dynamic Memory feature.

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Now let’s modify the dynamic memory features to allow the virtual to take advantage of the new Dynamic Memory allowed by 2008r2 SP1.

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Something else important when it comes to BigFix, is the number of cores utilized when working with virtuals.  In my test lab, I don’t expect to have any more than 100 endpoints, with the typical average hovering around 60-75.  With this in mind a simple setting of 4 cores is probably overkill however I don’t like to limit my virtuals and end up waiting.

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That’s it, glad you dropped by… leave your comments and questions in the comments section below!

Installing BigFix v8.1 Pre-requisites

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First thing you’ll need is the BigFix installable package available at:  http://support.bigfix.com/bes/install/downloadbes.html 

Although these screenshots relate to version 8.1, the pre-requisites part of the installation demonstrated here does not change all that much.

You will also need to remember to get ahold of your masthead file.  Or at least the license file which you will be activating.  I already have an activated license so the process detailed below will show you how to use an already activated masthead file.

 

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That’s it… you now have the pre-requisites installed for this version of Tivoli Endpoint Manager (BigFix).

If you have any questions or comments, please leave them in the comments section below!