vSphere Replication requires system temporary table space with at least 16K page size, if you use a DB2 database.

If DB2 does not provide system temporary table space with at least 16K page size, configuring vSphere Replication with an external DB2 database fails.

The virtual appliance management interface (VAMI) shows the error Error applying startup configuration: Please check the provided DB information.

The /opt/vmware/hms/logs/hms-configtool.log file in the vSphere Replication appliance contains the following error message:

ERROR com.vmware.hms.configtool.App [main] (..hms.configtool.App)  | 
Error while configuring HMS, exit code DATABASE_ERROR
com.vmware.hms.configtool.ConfigToolException: Database requires further configuration: 
Need system temporary tablespace with at least 16384 bytes pagesize.

The problem occurs only when you use a DB2 database.

When creating the database instance, specify 16K page size.

Alternatively, reconfigure an existing database that is not configured with system temporary tablespace with 16K page size.

CREATE BUFFERPOOL "IBMBP16"
 ALL DBPARTITIONNUMS SIZE 1000
 NUMBLOCKPAGES 0
 PAGESIZE 16 K;

CREATE SYSTEM TEMPORARY TABLESPACE "TEMPSPACE16"
 PAGESIZE 16 K
 MANAGED BY AUTOMATIC STORAGE
 BUFFERPOOL "IBMBP16"