Chapter 3. Installing DB2

Now that you have seen the big picture of DB2, the next step is to install the software and start using it. DB2 offers several installation methods to suit your needs.

In this chapter, you learn about

The DB2 installation methods

Checking the installation requirements for DB2 servers

Root and non-root installation on Linux and UNIX

The user IDs and groups required to install DB2

Installing DB2 using the DB2 Setup Wizard

Installing DB2 using the silent install method

Installing DB2 licenses

Reducing DB2 product installation image size

Installing multiple DB2 copies on the same server

Installing DB2 fix packs

Upgrading to DB2 10 from previous DB2 versions

DB2 Installation: The Big Picture

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