Last updated on August 23, 2020
Some notes saved in this post for installing an IBM Guardium collector and registering into Central manager.
- Load the Guardium ISO.
- When the system boots, you will be presented with the following screen.
- Choose “Standard Installation (non CM)” for the collectors
- Choose “Aggregator or Central Manager (CM)” for the Central Manager
- The installation process will take about 15 minutes.
- After the installation completes, login from the console as cli (password=guardium)
- Reset and make note of the cli password
- Perform the following configuration commands:
store network interface mask <subnet_mask>
store network routes defaultroute <default_router_ip>
store system hostname <host_name>
store system domain <domain_name>
- Confirm that you configured each setting correctly.
- Enter “restart system” to reboot the VM
- Confirm that you can access the machine via ssh and web GUI (https://<IP>:8443)
show network interface all show network routes defaultroute show network resolver all show system hostname show system domain show system clock timezone show system clock datetime show system ntp all show unit type
CLI -> support show passkey root
CLI -> support reset-password root (password is ‘t0Tach’)
Note: Keep the ‘Root Passkey’ in a safe place
CLI access is an administrative tool that allows configuration, troubleshooting, and management of the
• To change the cli password: ‘store user password’
• To change the cli expiration password:
‘show password expiration cli n’
‘store password expiration cli n’
• show password disable and store password disable .
̶ Sets the number of days of inactivity, after which user accounts will be disabled. When set to 0 (zero), no accounts will be disabled by inactivity.
• show password validation and store password validation [ON|OFF].
̶ When password validation is enabled, the password must be eight or more characters in length, and must include at least one uppercase alphabetic character (A-Z), one lowercase alphabetic character (a-z), one digit (0-9), and one special character from the table. When disabled (not recommended), any length or combination of characters is allowed.
GUI Users – Accessmgr user
Accessmgr user is used to manage user accounts/access to the Guardium application, consisting of four tasks: Default password is guardium.
̶ Account administration
CLI -> support show passkey accessmgr
note: If the admin password is lost, accessmgr account can reset it.
GUI Users – Admin user
Reset CLI User Account
- Shutdown the appliance
- Mount the V10 ISO image to the appliance and boot the appliance from the V10 ISO.
- As soon as the appliance boots from the ISO, below screen displays. Use the “Rescue Mode”
- Select the appropriate Language.
- Select the appropriate keyboard layout.
- Do Not Setup Networking. Hit the “No” button.
- Hit the “Continue” button as SAN activation OR Read-Only mode won’t be required for mere password reset.
- Hit the “OK” button after reading the message.
- Hit the “OK” button after reading the message of the mounted directory as /mnt/sysimage.
- Select the “shell Start shell” option and hit “OK” button.
- CAUTION – You will land on to a minroot shell
- CAUTION – execute the command “chroot /mnt/sysimage” and hit the “Return” key on the keyboard to
- get the root command prompt to modify the cli password. Execute the command “passwd cli” in order to
- input the new password.
- Further it will ask for re-typing of the new password.
- Remember the new cli password that was set. Execute the command “poweroff” to shutdown the appliance.
- Unmount the V10 ISO image and start the appliance.
- Login with the new cli password.
Integrate Collector with Aggregator
Central Management Registration