Install DB2

View information on installing DB2 for use with WebSphere Portal.

Before you begin:

  1. For a type 2 driver, configure your DB2 Connect client with the following commands. For a remote database, complete this step separately from the WebSphere Portal installation.

    Because the default for spm_name is the hostname itself, specifying the hostname parameter is optional. If your hostname is more than eight characters, use empty double quotes (" ").

    For example, db2 update dbm cfg using spm_name " ".

  2. Before installing DB2, log in with a user ID that has administrative authority.

  3. To install DB2, follow the instructions that are provided with the DB2 documentation to install DB2 and the required fix pack.

Parent topic:

Configure WebSphere Portal to use DB2

Next topic:

Create users

Related information

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