This post is to record all steps to install IBM Guardium GIM and STAP into Linux server. Two linux servers with MySQL installed, Ubuntu 18.04 and CentOS 7.8


Download GIM & STAP Packages for Linux Release

A couple of steps:

1  Check your linux version and release

[[email protected] test1]# uname -a
Linux localhost.localdomain 3.10.0-1127.18.2.el7.x86_64 #1 SMP Sun Jul 26 15:27:06 UTC 2020 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
[[email protected] test1]# cat /etc/*release
CentOS Linux release 7.8.2003 (Core)
NAME="CentOS Linux"
VERSION="7 (Core)"
ID_LIKE="rhel fedora"
PRETTY_NAME="CentOS Linux 7 (Core)"


CentOS Linux release 7.8.2003 (Core)
CentOS Linux release 7.8.2003 (Core)
[[email protected] test1]#

2  Go to IBM Fix Central, Choose IBM Security Guardium, latest version, 11.0, and Platform, Linux. 

3  Select right fixes to download: 

Using WINSCP to Transfer GIM Package to Linux DB Server

1  Extract package from downloaded zip files

2  Using WinSCP connect to your Linux DB servers and transfer right version’s script over . 

Run Installation script

1  Make script executable

[[email protected] test1]# ls
[[email protected] test1]# chmod +x
[[email protected] test1]# ls
[[email protected] test1]#
2  Run Script

Example Command Usage : 

./ — –dir /usr/local/guardium –sqlguardip –tapip –perl /usr/bin -q

3  Verify it from Guardium Web GUI

Install S-TAP

1  Import S-TAP Package for your linux release

2  Set up by client to push S-TAP package to be installed on Linux DB Server.

3  Set up S-TAP parameters properly

4  For CentOS, you will need to install a kernel package

Based on the post at, to fix S-TAP installation issue, you will need kernel development files to be installed. 

Check it with following three commands, if not found it, just install it with command : yum install kernel-devel

yum list installed gcc
yum list installed make
yum list installed kernel-devel

[[email protected] test1]# yum list installed gcc
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
 * base:
 * extras:
 * updates:
Error: No matching Packages to list
[[email protected] test1]# yum list installed kernel-devel
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
 * base:
 * extras:
 * updates:
Installed Packages
kernel-devel.x86_64                                                                                         3.10.0-1127.19.1.el7                                                                                          @updates
[[email protected] test1]#

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For Ubuntu 18.04:

For CentOS 7.8


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By Jon

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