Installing DB2 pureScale environment on IBM System x

For SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack 1 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.5

In today's competitive and rapidly changing business environment, the demands for flexibility and availability of online applications are higher than ever. In October 2009, IBM announced a new database technology, the DB2 pureScale Feature, which is designed for online transaction processing applications on distributed systems. It offers a high level of scalability, availability and application transparency, thereby allowing for scale-out of a database over various servers. The DB2 pureScale Feature leverages active-active shared-disk databases technology derived from the proven data-sharing architecture found in DB2 for z/OS.

Hua Lu (, Software Developer, IBM

Hua Lu photoHua Lu is a Software Developer in the Information Management Technology Ecosystem team. His tasks include the support of IBM Information Management products on various Linux distributions and virtualization platforms. His latest focus is on IBM DB2 pureScale and IBM PureApplication System and IM products' various interactions with this integrated system.

19 April 2012

This document provides validated, step-by-step hardware and software installation instructions, for installing the DB2® pureScale™ Feature on SUSE Linux® Enterprise Server 11 SP1 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.5 on on IBM® System x® servers with IBM System Storage DS3000 series. The instructions in this document guide you through the setup of a two-node DB2 pureScale cluster environment that contains one member and one cluster caching facility (CF) on each node. This document also contains post-installation tasks that are highly recommended for production environment, such as how to separate the log and data I/O throughput, and how to enable SCSI-3 PR.

In this article

This paper includes the following:

  1. Installation prerequisites
  2. Hardware setup
  3. Pre-installation setup
  4. DB2 pureScale installation
  5. Post-installation tasks


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