3.4. Silent Install Using a Response File

When you need to install DB2 on a number of computers, you may want to install it using a response file to reduce the amount of work involved. With a response file, you can install DB2 unattended, which is why it is called Silent install. This installation method is available on all supported platforms.

A response file is a text file with the extension .rsp. It specifies configuration and setup parameters such as the destination directory (Windows only) and the products and components to install. It can also be used to:

  • Create instances

  • Set up global DB2 registry variables

  • Set up the database manager configuration

Figure 3.21 shows a response file, db2ese.rsp, which can be used to perform a DB2 ESE server ...

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