DB2 Version 9.7 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows

Installation requirements for DB2 database products

Before you install DB2® Version 9.7 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows, ensure that the system you choose meets the necessary operating system, hardware, software, communications, disk and memory requirements.
Important: For the most up-to-date installation requirements for DB2 database products, you must start using the System requirements for IBM® DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows and System requirements for IBM DB2 Connect™ technotes. These technotes use IBM Software Product Compatibility Reports (SPCR). With the SPCR tool, you can locate and find complete lists of supported operating systems, system requirements, prerequisites, and optional supported software for DB2 database products. This DB2 Information Centre topic might be removed in a future release or fix pack.
Disk and memory requirements
The disk space required for your product depends on the type of installation you choose and the type of file system you have. Likewise, memory requirements are affected by the size and complexity of your database system.
DB2 database and IBM data server client products
There is a list of operating system, software, and hardware prerequisites that must be met for each operating system, as follows:
Note: The minimum screen resolution that is required for a successful installation is 800 pixels by 600 pixels.
Installation requirements for DB2 Connect products
There is a list of operating system, software, and hardware prerequisites that must be met for each operating system, as follows:
Java software support for DB2 products
You require the appropriate level of IBM Software Development Kit (SDK) for Java to use Java-based tools and to create and run Java applications, including stored procedures and user-defined functions.
Virtualization support
For details about virtualization technology supported by DB2 products, see https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/wikis/home?lang=en-us#!/wiki/Information%20Management/page/Virtualization%20Support.
Installation requirements for the DB2 National Language Pack (NLPACK)
On Linux and UNIX operating systems, before installing the DB2 NLPACK, a DB2 server or client product must already be installed. This list of qualified servers or clients include:
  • DB2 Enterprise Server Edition
  • DB2 Advanced Enterprise Server Edition
  • DB2 Workgroup Server Edition
  • DB2 Personal Edition
  • DB2 Express® Edition
  • DB2 Express-C
  • DB2 Connect Enterprise Edition
  • DB2 Connect Personal Edition
  • Data Server Client
  • Data Server Runtime Client
Installation requirements for DB2 Query Patroller products
Installation requirements for DB2 Spatial Extender
Installation requirements for InfoSphere® Federation Server products
Installation requirements for Net Search Extender