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IBM Guardium GIM & S-TAP Installation and Upgrade

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GIM - Guardium Installation Manager
Key Terms:
Agent - Collection of perl scripts run on each managed server allowing for centralized management
GIM Server - Guardium appliance used for deployment of GIM bundles and modules
Bundle - A package of software that can be deployed with GIM. File extension .gim.
Module - Components of a bundle. A .gim file containing one or more modules or sub-modules.
- such as : CAS, S-TAP, FAM, UTILS, ATAP, supervisor
Listener Mode - GIM Agent not yet associated with a GIM Server
Standard Mode - GIM Agent associated with a GIM server
Dynamic Updating - Fail-over mode

IBM Guardium Tasks List to Onboard new DB servers

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I was working on IBM Guardium project to onboard some DB servers into system.
To demonstrate how much work it will be , I created this tasks list. It is a draft for my own usage. I am sharing it out through my blog post. Hopefully there are more feedback coming to get this list fulfilled.

It will only cover three main requirements, creating a new Collector, DB Vulnerability Assessment, and Data Security Policy.

IBM Guardium Installation and Upgrade

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This post is going to show how to install Guardium system and how to install patches or updates on  Central Manager and Collector. It will use Web GUI and Command line to complete this task.

Basic Installation 

The IBM Guardium V10.1/V11 Software Appliance Technical Requirements can be found here: http://ibm.co/2gd5ZRq.  Additional installation detail can be found here: http://ibm.co/2h0exMw.

IBM Guardium Studying Notes & Health Check Steps

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Accessmgr account unlock / reset

Log in to the CLI and run the following command: support reset-password accessmgr<N>|random.
You can use <N> or random where <N> is a number in the range of 10000000 - 99999999. Random automatically generates a number in the range of 10000000 - 99999999. Open a PMR with IBM Guardium support and send the following output.
G10.ibm.com> support reset-password accessmgr random
Password for accessmgr account have been successfully reset using keyword:<passkey>
Please provide these number to Guardium Customer Service to receive actual account password.
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IBM Guardium Studying Notes

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Accessmgr account unlock / reset

Log in to the CLI and run the following command: support reset-password accessmgr<N>|random.
You can use <N> or random where <N> is a number in the range of 10000000 - 99999999. Random automatically generates a number in the range of 10000000 - 99999999. Open a PMR with IBM Guardium support and send the following output.
G10.ibm.com> support reset-password accessmgr random
Password for accessmgr account have been successfully reset using keyword:<passkey>
Please provide these number to Guardium Customer Service to receive actual account password.
okCopiar