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

1

On the Microsoft Windows machine that will host vCenter Server, select Start > Run.

2

Type odbcad32.exe to open the Microsoft ODBC Administrator utility.

3

On the System DSN tab, click Add.

4

Select the driver that corresponds to your database (for example, IBM DB2 ODBC Driver - VCDB2_remote) and click Finish.

5

In the IBM DB2 Driver Add dialog box, configure the database values.

Database name. The default value is vcdb.

Database alias. The database alias can be the same as the database name.

DSN name. For example, VCDB2.

You have completed the DB2 database configuration.

Optionally, you can enable Database Monitoring for DB2 database users. Otherwise, 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.