Linux-UNIX: System details and checks

Verify these prerequisites, including system details; and that your database is communicating with Guardium .

  • 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).
  • If installing on the central manager, identify the IP address of the collector that will control this S-TAP, and to which this S-TAP will report.
  • If installing on a server with secure boot enabled, enroll the Guardium S-TAP key on the database server before installing S-TAP. For more information, see Linux-UNIX: Enrolling K-TAP signing keys for secure boot.
  • If installing a locally built (custom) K-TAP with secure boot on, use the utility to sign the K-TAP. For more information, see Linux-UNIX: Signing a locally built K-TAP
  • 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