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Performing a Custom Install

Use the Custom install type if you want to choose which DB2 components to install and to configure the DB2 instance and DB2 Administration Server. Through a Custom install, only those components that you select are installed. The DB2 instance and the Administration Server are created and customized to use the protocols detected on your system. The default for a Custom install is to set up all available components and subcomponents.

To set up DB2 server on a Windows 2000 workstation by doing a Custom install, follow steps 1–7 as described in the section "Performing a Typical Install," and then continue with the following steps:

  1. Select the installation type you prefer—for these steps, the Custom option (see Figure 3.16).

  2. Figure 3.16Figure 3.16 The Select Installation Type dialog box.

  3. Select the installation action you prefer (see Figure 3.17). For these steps, choose to have the product installed on this computer. Click Next to continue.

  4. The list of features to be installed on your computer is shown on the Select the Features You Want to Install dialog box (see Figure 3.18). These features are divided into the following categories:

    • Administration tools, including the Control Center, Client Tools, Command Center, Configuration Assistant, Database Tools, Event Analyzer, and DB2 Web Tools.

    • Figure 3.17Figure 3.17 The Select the Installation Action dialog box.

    • Application Development tools, including Development Center, Warehouse Samples, Spatial Extender Samples, Information Catalog Manager Samples, Java Development Kit, Sample Applications, SQLJ Application Development Tools, and SQLJ Samples.

    • Server support, including Apply, Capture, Connect Support, Satellite Control Server, Relational Connect for Informix Data Sources, and Communication protocols.

    • Client support, including Interfaces, Base Client Support, System Bind Files, Satellite Synchronization, Spatial Extender Client, Java Runtime Environment, LDAP Exploitation, XML Extender, and Communication protocols.

    • Business Intelligence, including Data Warehouse tools and Information Catalog Manager Tools.

    • Getting started, including First Steps, Sample Database, Warehouse Sample Database Source, and XML Extender Samples.

    To select the features that you want to install, first expand the category by clicking on the plus sign. Next click on the triangle next to a feature to open the Selection dialog box. If the feature is to be installed, it will have an indicator symbol next to the option name. To deselect the feature, click on the This Feature Will Not be Available option. You will see the indicator symbol turn to an X to indicate that the feature will not be installed. For purposes of this book, simply accept the defaults.

    Figure 3.18Figure 3.18 The Select the Features You Want to Install dialog box.


    Be sure to install the Graphical Tools. This book primarily discusses how to use these tools to maintain your databases. If you don't install the tools, you must use the command-line processor to perform these tasks.

    In the lower section of this dialog box, you must select a directory and a drive where DB2 is to be installed. 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.

  5. In the Select the Languages to Install dialog box, you can select to install the online help, user interfaces, and product messages in multiple languages (see Figure 3.19). For the purpose of this book, only the default language is selected. Click Next to continue.

  6. 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 3.20).

  7. 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. Click the Use the Same User Name and Password for the Remaining DB2 Services option if you prefer to have one user account for all DB2 services. Click Next to continue.

    Figure 3.19Figure 3.19 The Select the Languages to Install dialog box.

    Figure 3.20Figure 3.20 The Set User Information for the DB2 Administration Server dialog box.

  8. In the Set Up the Administration Contact List dialog box (see Figure 3.21), you can indicate the location of the administrator contact list to be local on this computer or global to your organization. The list will consist of the people who should be notified if the database requires attention. Choose to have the list local to your computer.

  9. 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. The enablement of the notification of SMTP server is beyond the scope of this book. Click Next to continue.

    Figure 3.21Figure 3.21 The Set Up the Administration Contact List dialog box.

  10. In the Create a DB2 Instance dialog box (see Figure 3.22), choose to create the default DB2 instance. The DB2 instance is typically used to store application data. Click Next to continue.

  11. Figure 3.22Figure 3.22 The Create a DB2 Instance dialog box.

  12. In the Configure DB2 Instances dialog box (see Figure 3.23), you can modify the protocol and startup settings for the DB2 instances. By default, DB2 detects the protocols available on your system and assigns values for each required parameter. To see what DB2 has detected and configured, select an instance and click the Protocols button.

  13. Figure 3.23Figure 3.23 The Configure DB2 Instances dialog box.

    The Instance Communication Protocols dialog box opens. There are three or more tabbed pages on this dialog box, each corresponding to a protocol that was detected on your computer. Figure 3.24 shows the default settings for the TCP/IP protocols. Click on NetBIOS or Named Pipes to see the settings for those protocols.


    The protocol dialog boxes for the DB2 instance and the DB2 Administration Server are similar (only the DB2 Instance dialog boxes are shown here). If you want to customize the values, customize them for both the DB2 instance and the DB2 Administration Server.

    As you can see in the Instance Communication Protocols dialog box in Figure 3.24, DB2 has detected that NetBIOS, TCP/IP, and Named Pipes are installed and configured on this computer. Figure 3.24 shows an example of values assigned to TCP/IP.

    Figure 3.24Figure 3.24 The Instance Communication Protocols dialog box.

    The following parameters are required for the TCP/IP protocol:

    • Hostname—A systemwide TCP/IP parameter that is used to uniquely identify the system in the network. You cannot change this value through DB2.

    • Service name—This is arbitrary and must be unique within the TCP/IP services file. It is used to identify the connection port used by DB2.

    • Port number—This must be unique within the TCP/IP services file.

    The following parameters are required for the NetBIOS protocol:

    • Adapter number—The logical network adapter that is to be used for the NetBIOS connection. The server uses adapter 0 by default.

    • Workstation name—The NetBIOS name of the server workstation. It is chosen arbitrarily, but must be unique among all NetBIOS nodes in the network.

    The Named Pipes protocol requires only one parameter, computer name, which is a systemwide parameter and is assigned when Windows is installed on the system. You cannot change this value through DB2.


    For simplicity, keep the values that DB2 assigns for the parameters, but deselect any of the protocols that you don't intend to use by clicking the Do not Configure at this Time option. It takes extra time to start each protocol; if they aren't needed, this is wasted time.

  14. On the Configure DB2 Instances dialog box, you can also set the autostart option. Click the Startup button to open the Startup Options dialog box (see Figure 3.25). By default, the DB2 instance is set to start automatically as a Windows service. For simplicity, keep the default option.

  15. Figure 3.25Figure 3.25 The Startup Options dialog box.


    If you intend to use DB2 each time you boot your system, choose to have the DB2 instance started automatically (to reduce the number of steps you need to perform each time you boot your system). If you'll use DB2 only occasionally, choose to have it manually started. (To learn how to start the DB2 instance, see Day 4.)

  16. In the Select the Metadata You Want to Prepare dialog box (see Figure 3.26), you can choose to prepare the tools catalog and the warehouse control database. Choose to prepare the DB2 tools catalog to enable the Task Center and Scheduler.

  17. Figure 3.26Figure 3.26 The Select the Metadata You Want to Prepare dialog box.

    Accept the defaults for the location of the DB2 tools catalog, as shown in Figure 3.27. Click Next to continue.

  18. In the Specify a Contact for Health Monitor Notification dialog box, 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 the Defer the Task Until After Installation Is Complete option (see Figure 3.28).

  19. Figure 3.27Figure 3.27 The Specify a Local Database to Store the DB2 Tools Catalog dialog box.

    Figure 3.28Figure 3.28 The Specify a Contact for Health Monitor Notification dialog box.

  20. In the Request Satellite Information dialog box, you can provide information to set up the satellite server. Setting up the satellite server is beyond the scope of this book. Click Next to continue.

  21. You've given DB2 all the information required to install the product on your system. In the Start Copying Files dialog box (see Figure 3.29), 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.

  22. Figure 3.29Figure 3.29 The Start Copying Files dialog box.

  23. 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 should stop all active programs before starting DB2. Click Finish, as shown in the Setup Is Complete dialog box in Figure 3.30, to complete the installation.

  24. Figure 3.30Figure 3.30 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. If you selected to automatically start the DB2 instance at boot time, the service's startup type was set to Automatic; otherwise, it was set to Manual.

  • 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 steps for a Custom install. Go to Day 4 to verify the installation and to get the system ready for general use.

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