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

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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 during installation. Experienced database administrators who need more control over schema creation because of environmental constraints can 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 have several steps you need to complete before you configure a connection to a remote DB2 database on Linux, UNIX, or Microsoft Windows.

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

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vCenter Server Database Monitoring captures metrics that enable the administrator to assess the status and health of the database server. Enabling Database Monitoring helps the administrator prevent vCenter downtime due to a lack of resources for the database server.