If you use a DB2 database for your vCenter Server repository, you must configure your database to work with vCenter Server.

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If you plan to use an IBM DB2 database when you install vCenter Server, you must configure the database user and group.

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After connecting to the server as DB2 instance owner, you can configure the DB2 registry variables on the database server.

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After connecting to the server as DB2 instance owner, you can configure the DB2 registry variables on the vCenter Server.

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When you use a DB2 database with vCenter Server, the database must have certain buffer pools, table spaces, and privileges. To simplify the process of creating the database, you can run a DB2 script.

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The vCenter Server installer creates the schema automatically during installation. Experienced database administrators who need more control over schema creation due to environmental constraints can optionally use a script to create their database schema.

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You can configure a DB2 database for vCenter Server locally on the same Microsoft Windows machine as vCenter Server.

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You can configure a DB2 database for vCenter Server remotely on a network-connected Microsoft Windows, Linux, or UNIX host.