Linux and UNIX systems: Installing and uninstalling S-TAP with AIX native installer


  1. Obtain the IP address of the database server on which you are installing S-TAP. If virtual IPs are used, note those as well (you will need to configure those later, when completing the configuration).
  2. Identify the IP address of the collector that will control this S-TAP, and to which this S-TAP will report.
  3. Verify connectivity between the database server and the collector. On the database, enter nmap -p <port> <ip_address>. For example, to check that port 16018 (the port Guardium® uses for TLS) is reachable at IP address, enter the command
    nmap -p 16018
    Typical output looks like:
    Starting nmap V. 3.00 Interesting ports on ( Port State Service 16018/tcp open unknown
  4. Locate the appropriate native installer file (.bff file) from the S-TAP Installation DVD, for your version of AIX®.
  5. Enter the following command on a clean server (no previous S-TAP installation) to extract the shell installer for AIX, substituting the appropriate file name with the appropriate .bff file:
    installp -aX -d/var/tmp<filename> SqlGuardInstaller
    installp -aX -d/var/tmp/guard-stap-guard-8.0.00rc1_r20934_1-aix-5.2-aix-powerpc.bff SqlGuardInstaller 

    The shell installer that is extracted, named guardium, is under /usr/local.

  6. Continue with running the interactive installer of the installation procedure, running the generated installation script rather than the default installation script for the operating system version.

Remove AIX S-TAP using Native Installer


To remove AIX S-TAP using the native installer:
/usr/lib/instl/sm_inst installp_cmd -u -f 'filename'


/usr/lib/instl/sm_inst installp_cmd -u -f'SqlGuardInstaller'