Chapter 5. Setting Up DB2 Instances and Server Communications

Today you learn about DB2 server instances and how to view or change protocol information associated with each instance.

An instance is a logical database environment that can be customized for the group of databases contained within the instance. For example, it is common to have an instance for test databases and an instance for production databases. Today you will learn how to set the instance that is used as a default, how to create and set up instances, how to update protocol information, how to remove instances, and how to start or stop instances.

The DB2 UDB for Windows product allows you to use TCP/IP, NetBIOS, Named Pipes, and APPC protocols to communicate with client workstations. ...

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