Virtual appliance

The IBM Security Guardium Virtual Machine (VM) is a software-only solution licensed and installed on a guest virtual machine such as VMware ESX Server.

To install the Guardium VM, follow the steps in Creating the Virtual Image. The steps are:

  • Verify system compatibility
  • Install VMware ESX Server
  • Connect network cables
  • Configure the VM Management Portal
  • Create a new Virtual Machine
  • Install the IBM Security Guardium virtual appliance

After installing the VM, return to Step 4, Setup Initial and Basic Configuration, for further instructions on how to configure your Guardium system.