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Performing a Typical Install

Use the Typical install type if you want to install the DB2 components used most often, and if you want to have the DB2 instance and DB2 Administration Server configured to use the communications protocols detected on your system. The Typical install type sets up the DB2 components used most often, including all required components, ODBC support, and commonly used DB2 tools such as the Control Center and the Configuration Assistant. The DB2 instance and the DB2 Administration Server are created and customized to use the protocols detected on your system.


You can't selectively uninstall components after the DB2 Setup Wizard completes the installation. If you don't want to install all the components mentioned in the preceding paragraph, see the sections on the Compact and Custom installs later in today's lesson.

To do a Typical DB2 server install on a Windows 2000 workstation, follow these steps:

  1. Log on as a user that meets the requirements for installing DB2. (For more information, see the previous section "Creating a User Account for Installing DB2 Products.")

  2. Shut down any other programs so that the DB2 Setup Wizard can update files as required.

  3. Insert the CD-ROM into the drive. The autorun feature automatically starts the DB2 Setup Wizard. The DB2 Setup Wizard determines the system language and launches the DB2 Setup Wizard for that language.

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    To run the DB2 Setup Wizard in a different language, you need to manually invoke the DB2 Setup Wizard. Choose Start | Run. In the Open text box, type x:\setup /i=LANGUAGE, where x: represents your CD-ROM drive, and LANGUAGE represents the two-character country code for your language (for example, EN for English). Click OK.

  5. In the Welcome to DB2 dialog box (see Figure 3.1), you can choose to see the installation prerequisites, the release notes, and an interactive presentation of the product, or you can launch the DB2 Setup Wizard to install the product. Click Install Products to open the Select the Product You Would Like to Install dialog box (see Figure 3.2).

  6. Figure 3.1Figure 3.1 The Welcome to DB2 dialog box.

    Figure 3.2Figure 3.2 The Select the Product You Would Like To Install dialog box.

  7. Choose a DB2 product depending on the type of license you've purchased (the installation instructions are the same whether you're installing the Workgroup or Enterprise Server Edition):

    • Choose DB2 Universal Database Enterprise Server Edition if you want the DB2 server plus the capability of having your clients access enterprise servers such as DB2 for z/OS.

    • Choose DB2 Universal Database Workgroup Server Edition if you want the DB2 server.


    Although you can install a DB2 client by following the instructions in this section, it's best if you follow Day 6 when installing a client. The instructions vary slightly.

  8. Click Next. The Welcome to the DB2 Setup Wizard dialog box appears (see Figure 3.3). Click Next to continue.

  9. Figure 3.3Figure 3.3 The Welcome to the DB2 Setup Wizard dialog box.

    The License Agreement opens (see Figure 3.4). Read the agreement carefully, and if you agree, click I Accept the Terms in the License Agreement to continue with the install. Click Next to continue.

  10. Select the installation type you prefer by clicking the appropriate button—for these steps, the Typical button (see Figure 3.5). An estimate of the amount of disk space for each option is shown.

  11. Figure 3.4Figure 3.4 The License Agreement dialog box.

    Figure 3.5Figure 3.5 The Select Installation Type dialog box.

    You also can install the Data Warehousing or Satellite Administration capability options. For the purposes of this book, these features will not be installed. Click Next to continue.

  12. In the Select the Installation Action dialog box, you have a choice to install DB2 on this computer or to save your choices in a response file (see Figure 3.6). Select to install on this computer and click Next to continue.

  13. In the Select Installation Folder dialog box, select a directory and a drive where DB2 is to be installed (see Figure 3.7). Click the Disk Space button to help you select a directory with enough available disk space. (The amount of space required for the product also appears onscreen.) Click the Change button if you need to change the current destination folder. Click Next to continue.

  14. Figure 3.6Figure 3.6 The Select the Installation Action dialog box.

    Figure 3.7Figure 3.7 The Select Installation Folder dialog box.


    If a DB2 Version 8 product is already installed on this computer, you must install subsequent products and components in the same path. The Directory and Drive boxes are disabled if this is the case.

  15. In the Set User Information for the DB2 Administration Server dialog box, enter a username and password that will be used for the DB2 Administration Server (see Figure 3.8).

  16. Figure 3.8Figure 3.8 The Set User Information for the DB2 Administration Server dialog box.

    The DB2 Administration Server uses the username and password provided here to log on to the system and start itself as a service. (You use the DB2 Administration Server to enable remote administration.) The DB2 Setup Wizard checks to see whether the username specified for the DB2 Administration Server exists. If it doesn't, you'll be asked whether you want it created, provided that the username you're using to install DB2 has the Act as Part of the Operating System advanced user right. If it does exist, the DB2 Setup Wizard verifies that the username is a member of the Administrators group and verifies that the password is valid. By default, the Use the Same User Name and Password for the Remaining DB2 Services option is selected. Click Next to continue.

  17. In the Set up the Administration Contact List dialog box (see Figure 3.9), you can indicate where a list of administrator contacts is to be located. The list will consist of the people who should be notified if the database requires attention. Choose Local if you want the list to be created on your computer or Remote if you plan to use a global list for your organization. For the purposes of this book, choose Local.

  18. This dialog box also allows you to enable notification to an SMTP server that will send email and pager notifications to people on the list. For the purposes of this book, do not enable the SMTP server. (This option can be changed after the product is installed.)

    Figure 3.9Figure 3.9 The Set Up the Administration Contact List dialog box.

  19. In the Create a DB2 Instance dialog box (see Figure 3.10), choose to create the default DB2 instance. The DB2 instance is typically used to store application data. Select the Create the DB2 Instance option and click Next to continue.

  20. Figure 3.10Figure 3.10 The Create a DB2 Instance dialog box.

  21. In the Configure DB2 Instances dialog box (see Figure 3.11), you can modify the protocol and startup settings for the DB2 instances. For this step, choose to leave the settings at their default values. The Custom install section gives details on modifying these settings.

  22. Figure 3.11Figure 3.11 The Configure DB2 Instances dialog box.

  23. In the Prepare the DB2 Tools Catalog dialog box (see Figure 3.12), you can select to prepare the tools catalog to enable tools such as the Task Center and Scheduler. Although this step can be performed after the installation, it is best to have it done during the installation. Select Prepare the DB2 Tools Catalog in a Local Database.

  24. Figure 3.12Figure 3.12 The Prepare the DB2 Tools Catalog dialog box.

  25. In the Specify a Contact for Health Monitor Notification dialog box (see Figure 3.13), you can specify the name of the person to be contacted in case your system needs attention. This name can be added and changed after the installation, so select to Defer the Task Until After Installation is Complete. Click Next to continue.

  26. Figure 3.13Figure 3.13 The Specify a Contact for Health Monitor Notification dialog box.

  27. You've given DB2 all the information required to install the product on your system. In the Start Copying Files dialog box (see Figure 3.14), you're given one last chance to verify the values you've entered. Click Install to have the files copied to your system. You also can click Back to return to the dialog boxes that you've already completed to make any changes.

  28. Figure 3.14Figure 3.14 The Start Copying Files dialog box.

  29. The installation progress bars appear onscreen while the product is being installed. After the product is installed, a reboot of your computer is not required, but you do need to stop all programs and restart them. Click the Finish button, as shown in the Setup Is Complete dialog box in Figure 3.15, to complete the installation.

  30. Figure 3.15Figure 3.15 The Setup Is Complete dialog box.


    For information on errors encountered during product installation, see the db2.log file, which stores general information and error messages resulting from install and uninstall activities. By default, this file is located in the 'Documents and Settings'\<user_account>\'My Documents'\DB2LOG directory.

The installation program has completed the following:

  • Created DB2 program groups and items (or shortcuts).

  • Registered a security service.

  • Updated the Windows Registry.

  • Created a default instance named DB2, added it as a service, and configured it for communications.

  • Created the DB2 Administration Server, added it as a service, and configured it so that DB2 tools can administer the server. The service's start type was set to Automatic.

  • Activated DB2 First Steps to start automatically following the first boot after installation.

You've completed all the installation steps. Proceed to Day 4, "Getting Started," to verify the installation and to get the system ready for general use.

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