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

Configure a user and group for the database.

Add the database instance registry variables.

Add the client instance registry variable.

Create the database with the required buffer pools, table spaces, and privileges.

1

On the Microsoft Windows machine that will host vCenter Server, click Start > Run to open the Microsoft ODBC Administrator utility.

2

Enter odbcad32.exe.

3

On the System DSN tab, click Add.

4

Select the driver that corresponds to your database (for example, IBM DB2 ODBC Driver - VCDB2Add) and click Finish.

5

Enter a name for the DSN (for example, VCDB2) and select your database from the menu.

6

To make sure that the database connection works, select the DSN and click Configure.

7

Enter the database user name (for example, vcx) and password.

You do not need to save the user name and password.

8

Click Connect.

The DB2 database is configured.

You can now install vCenter Server. When the vCenter Server installer prompts you for a DSN, point to the DSN that you created in this procedure.