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

Configure an IBM DB2 database user and group.

Add the database instance registry variables.

Make sure that the DB2 runtime client is installed on the Windows machine that will host vCenter Server. If the database server and the vCenter Server are running on the same machine, you do not have to install the runtime client separately.


Open a DB2 Command window or Command Line Processor (CLP) as the DB2 instance owner.

On Microsoft Windows, select Start > IBM DB2 > DB2Copy1 > Command Line Tools > Command Window.

On Linux or UNIX, open a terminal and switch your user to the DB2 instance owner.


To configure the vSphere Client to behave as a Unicode application, set the DB2CODEPAGE registry variable to 1208.

db2set DB2CODEPAGE=1208

If you are configuring the DB2 database on the same machine as the one that is running vCenter Server, you need to run the db2set command after connecting to the database server (which is the same as the vCenter Server host).

Create the DB2 database, including all necessary buffer pools, table spaces, and privileges.