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Understanding DB2®: Learning Visually with Examples, Second Edition by Dwaine R. Snow, Michael Dang, Xiaomei Wang, Raul F. Chong

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Chapter 6. Configuring Client and Server Connectivity

This chapter describes different methods you can use to configure a DB2 client to connect to a DB2 server. The DB2 client can reside on the same machine as the DB2 server or it can be miles away on a different machine. In addition, a DB2 server can work as a DB2 client in some situations.

In this chapter you will learn about:

  • The big picture of client server connectivity

  • The DB2 directories used for connectivity

  • How to configure database connections manually using DB2 commands

  • How to configure database connections using the Configuration Assistant

  • How to diagnose DB2 connectivity problems

Client and Server Connectivity: The Big Picture

Figure 6.1 illustrates a simplified view of what is required to ...

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