Running ISIM or ISIG VA on VirtualBox

How to make ISIM 7 Virtual Appliance run on Virtualbox

  • Create a vm
  • Fake VMWare
VBoxManage setextradata "ISIM 7" "VBoxInternal/Devices/pcbios/0/Config/DmiBIOSVendor"        "VMware Virtual Platform"

  • use NAT network
  • Install appliance the normal way
  • Configure appliance

How to Forward VirtualBox NAT ports

Forwarding host ports < 1024 impossible on VirtualBox without having it run as root. To get to 443 on isim vm through the nat to get to it's configuration interface use ssh port forwarding, not the native virtual port forward, because SIM forces https: over 443 only

sudo ssh -fNL 443: -p 2230 admin@vbox
This works because the remote end - vbox:2230 is actually and is on the inside the NAT network

Control code

all the control code (start/stop/configure) is in

Root access

See IBM Security Identity Manager How To

Backlinks: To:How to install IBM Security Governance and Intelligence IGI 5.2 To:How to install IBM Security Identity Manager 7 Virtual Appliance