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. This user should have the following specifications:

    • Belong to the local Administrator group

    • Act as part of the operating system

    • Have permissions to create a token object

    • Windows 2003 only: Have permissions to adjust memory quotas for a process

    • Have permissions to replace a process level token

    To edit user rights:

    • For the first two specifications: Click Start > Programs > Administrative Tools > Computer Management > Local Users and Groups.

    • For the last four specifications: Click Start > Programs > Administrative Tools > Local Security Policy. Then, click Local Policies > User Rights Assignment.

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


Parent topic:

Set up a remote DB2 database


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Create users