Create remote databases

A remote database resides on a different system than WebSphere Portal. When you use a remote server, manually create the databases that are required by WebSphere Portal. Before you begin:


Prerequisites

Prepare for creation of databases

Create user profiles

To create all the domain database libraries...

  1. Start a 5250 session on the remote database machine.

  2. Type the i5/OS command WRKRDBDIRE to display the Relational Database Directory Entry for Remote Location *LOCAL and make a note of the value displayed.

  3. Sign off from the 5250 session.

  4. Start a 5250 session on the local machine where WebSphere Portal is installed.

  5. Create a Relational Database Directory Entry on the local system for the remote system using i5/OS command WRKRDBDIRE.

  6. Add an entry with the following values:

    Relational database

    The remote relational database. Use the value noted from the prior step.

    Relational database alias

    The hostname. Use the short TCP/IP hostname of the remote system

    Remote location

    The domain qualified hostname. Use the full TCP/IP hostname of the remote system

    Type

    IP

    Port number or service name

    DRDA

    Remote authentication method

    • Preferred method: ENCRYPTED

    • Allow lower authentication: ALWLOWER

  7. Create the required DB2 packages on the remote database machine by running the following command from the local machine: JAVA CLASS(com.ibm.db2.jdbc.app.DB2PackageCreator) PARM('rdb_alias' 'userid' 'password') PROP((jdbc.drivers 'com.ibm.as400.access.AS400JDBCDriver'))where rdb_alias matches the name of the Relational Database Entry created in step 2, where userid is the database administrator user ID on the remote machine, and where password is the database administrator password on the remote machine. The output should be: Java program completed

  8. Press F3 to exit Java Shell Display.

  9. Sign off from the 5250 session.

  10. Start a 5250 session on the remote database machine.

  11. Verify the required DB2 packages were created by running the command WRKOBJ OBJ(QGPL/QSQCL*) OBJTYPE(*SQLPKG) The output should be:

    Opt  Object      Type      Library     Attribute   Text                        
         QSQCLIPKGA  *SQLPKG   QGPL        PACKAGE                                 
         QSQCLIPKGC  *SQLPKG   QGPL        PACKAGE                                 
         QSQCLIPKGL  *SQLPKG   QGPL        PACKAGE                                 
         QSQCLIPKGN  *SQLPKG   QGPL        PACKAGE                                 
         QSQCLIPKGS  *SQLPKG   QGPL        PACKAGE
    

  12. Start a 5250 session on the local machine where WebSphere Portal is installed.

  13. On the command line, enter the following to change directories: cd profile_root/ConfigEngine.

  14. Click Enter.

  15. Change the property values in the configuration properties files before entering the following on the command line: ConfigEngine.sh create-database

  16. Click Enter.


Parent topic:

Prepare DB2 for i5/OS for a stand-alone production server


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