Chapter 2. Installing DB2 for Linux and Windows

As you'd expect from a sophisticated product such as DB2, there are a wealth of options available during installation from which to choose. Although you're often well served by the default selection, if you're like me you always want to know what you might be missing. In this chapter, you'll step through the process of installing DB2 on both Microsoft Windows and Linux, and examine the options presented along the way.

Installing on Windows

I chose Windows XP with Service Pack 2 (SP2) for the Windows example because it will be very familiar to many readers. However, IBM supports DB2 on many Windows variants:

  • Windows 2000

  • Windows XP Professional, SP1 or later

  • Windows Server 2003, SP1 or later

  • Windows Vista ...

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