An overview of installing Db2 database servers (Linux and UNIX)

This topic outlines the steps for installing your Db2 server product on AIX®, and Linux®.


To install your Db2 server product:

  1. Review your Db2 product prerequisites.
  2. Review Db2 upgrade information if applicable.
  3. On all platforms, except for Linux on x86_32, you must install a 64-bit kernel before proceeding with the installation, otherwise the installation will fail.
  4. Download an installation image and extract the file.
  5. Install your Db2 database product using:
    • the Db2 Setup wizard.
    • a silent installation with a response file.
  6. Install your Db2 product using one of the available methods:
    • The Db2 Setup wizard
    • A silent installation using a response file
    • Payload file deployment
    For Db2 servers, you can use the Db2 Setup wizard to perform installation and configuration tasks, such as:
    • Selecting Db2 installation type (typical, compact, or custom).
    • Selecting Db2 product installation location.
    • Install the languages that you can specify later as the default language for the product interface and messages.
    • Install or upgrade the IBM® Tivoli® System Automation for Multiplatforms (Linux and AIX).
    • Setting up a Db2 instance.
    • Setting up the Db2 Text Search server.
    • Setting up and configuring your instance setup and configuration (including instance user setup).
    • Setting up Informix® data source support.
    • Preparing the Db2 tools catalog.
    • Creating response files.
  7. If you installed a Db2 server using a method other than the Db2 Setup wizard, post-installation configuration steps are required.