You have several steps you need to complete before you configure a connection to a remote DB2 database on Linux, UNIX, or Microsoft Windows.

If you are using DB2 9.5, fix pack 5 or Hotfix 22318 is required. Fix pack 7 is recommended. If you are using DB2 9.7, fix pack 2 is required. Fix pack 3a is recommended.

1

Download the IBM Data Server Driver for ODBC and CLI from the IBM Software Web site.

2

On the remote machine, take the following steps.

a

Configure a database user and group.

b

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

c

Add the database instance registry variables.

3

On the machine where vCenter Server will be installed, take the following steps.

a

Add the client instance registry variable.

b

Make sure that the IBM Data Server Runtime Client is installed

4

On the machine where vCenter Server will be installed, catalog the server node and the database.

In a command window, run the following commands.

db2 catalog tcpip node name remote DB Server host name or IP Address server Port number used

db2 catalog db database name at node name authentication SERVER