IBM AIX Server DSM overview

The IBM® AIX® Server DSM collects operating system and authentication events using syslog for users that interact or log in to your IBM AIX appliance.

The following table identifies the specifications for both IBM AIX DSM Server:
Table 1. IBM AIX Server DSM specifications
Specification Value
Manufacturer IBM
DSM names IBM AIX Server
RPM file names DSM-IBMAIXServer-QRadar_version-build_number.noarch.rpm
Supported versions V5.X, V6.X, and V7.X
Protocol type Syslog
QRadar® recorded event types

Login or logoff events

Session opened or session closed events

Accepted password and failed password events

Operating system events

Automatically discovered? Yes
Includes identity? Yes
More information IBM website (
To integrate IBM AIX Server events with QRadar, complete the following steps:
  1. If automatic updates are not enabled, RPMs are available for download from the IBM support website ( Download and install the most recent version of the following RPMs on your QRadar Console:
    • DSM Common RPM
    • IBM AIX Server DSM RPM
  2. Configure your IBM AIX Server device to send syslog events to QRadar.
  3. Configure a syslog-based log source for your IBM AIX Server device. Use the following protocol-specific parameters:
    Parameter Description
    Log Source Type IBM AIX Server
    Protocol Configuration Syslog