The installation wizard is extremely user friendly and easy to navigate. Options are available with installation wizard to configure a database server alias (DBSERVERALIASES) and a port for clients that use the DRDA protocol. You can easily setup this DRDA connection via a checkbox when creating the demonstration database server instance during installation. We will see some screenshots latter in this section to get a better understanding on DRDA configuration.
There are little differences between UNIX and Windows installation wizard.
- Select option use the default configuration file to able to install database server with DRDA.
- Do not select the option to customize the default configuration file, as this option does not allow setting DRDA.
- By default the server installation includes DRDA setup.
- You must select custom installation to exclude DRDA setup.
On UNIX platform you need to answer 'Yes' for question Do you want to create an IDS demonstration database server instance. Similarly, you need to choose option 2 - Use the default configuration file under demonstration database instance configuration. You may use default server name and server alias values or change those as per your requirement.
Following is a DRDA configuration screenshot on UNIX platform:
On Windows platform the typical installation process (default) automatically include the DRDA configuration. It will set the configuration parameter DBSERVERALIASE as "svc_drda". Custom installation process is required if you want to disable DRDA setup in demonstration server instance.
Following are some DRDA configuration screenshot on Windows platform:
The custom installation process provides controls on initialize the demonstration server. You can exclude the DRDA configuration, if you wish. By default DRDA is selected.
Things to notice if you enable a custom configuration file on windows platform, DRDA support is removed.
By default IDS will configure TCP/IP port 9089 and drtlitcp or drsoctcp connection protocol for DRDA configuration.