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IBM MustGather: Collecting data for Guardium STAP

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If there is a problem with the Guardium STAP, what information must be gathered before contacting IBM Software Support?


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Collecting a guard diag for a Guardium S-TAP installed on UNIX

The most comprehensive diagnostic data can be obtained using the UNIX diag from the DB Server machine and running guard_diag as follows

Versions 8.2 and later

If your Guardium S-TAP is v8.2 and later the guard diag script can be run on the DB Server as user root. The script is found in the
Guardium installation directory/<STAP

for example in




run the script ...


When running the script the below notification will appear:

This diagnostics script runs for approximately two minutes.  During the course
of its execution, it will gather data about various aspects of your system to
aid in analysing performance issues and other problems.  To do so, a couple of
processes will be started and terminated after a predetermined time-out.  On
some systems, this may cause some messages about processes being killed to be
printed below - this is normal and should not be cause for concern.


When the script finished it will provide the location of the output file:

Diagnostics completed!  The results are in /tmp/diag.ustap.<hostname>.20-01-15_122022.tar.gz

[{"Type":"MASTER","Line of Business":{"code":"LOB24","label":"Security Software"},"Business Unit":{"code":"BU059","label":"IBM Software w\/o TPS"},"Product":{"code":"SSMPHH","label":"IBM Security Guardium"},"ARM Category":[{"code":"a8m0z000000Gp0IAAS","label":"STAP"}],"ARM Case Number":"","Platform":[{"code":"PF002","label":"AIX"},{"code":"PF010","label":"HP-UX"},{"code":"PF016","label":"Linux"},{"code":"PF027","label":"Solaris"}],"Version":"All Versions"}]

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Modified date:
29 September 2022