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Installing IBM Data Studio using the Db2 Setup wizard (Linux)

Start the Db2 Setup wizard to define your installation preferences and to install IBM Data Studio components.

Before you begin

Before you start the Db2 Setup wizard:
  • Ensure that the computer where you are installing IBM Data Studio meets the installation, memory, disk, and user privilege requirements. For details, see Installation requirements in the IBM Data Studio Information Center.
  • Ensure that the computer where you are installing IBM Data Studio has an internet connection. If an internet connection is not possible, you must download this tool to the computer.
  • Ensure you have a supported browser installed.
  • Ensure that the Db2 database product image is available on the computer. You can obtain a Db2 installation image either by purchasing a physical Db2 database product DVD, or by downloading an installation image from Passport Advantage®.
  • If you are installing a non-English version of a Db2 database product, you must have the appropriate National Language Packages.
  • Ensure that you have installed X Linux® software capable of rendering a graphical user, the X Linux server is running, the DISPLAY variable is defined. The Db2 Setup wizard is a graphical installer.
  • If you are using security software in your environment, you must manually create required Db2 users before you start the Db2 Setup wizard.

Restrictions

  • You cannot have more than one instance of the Db2 Setup wizard running in any user account.
  • The Db2 Setup wizard fields do not accept non-English characters.

Procedure

To install the IBM Data Studio using the Db2 Setup wizard:

  1. If you have a physical Db2 database product DVD, change to the directory where the Db2 database product DVD is mounted by entering the following command:
       cd /dvdrom
    where /dvdrom represents the mount point of the Db2 database product DVD.
  2. If you downloaded the Db2 database product image, you must extract and untar the product file.
    1. Extract the product file:
      gzip -d product.tar.gz
      
      where product is the name of the product that you downloaded.
    2. Untar the product file:
      tar -xvf product.tar
      where product is the name of the product that you downloaded.
    3. Change directory:
      cd ./product
      where product is the name of the product that you downloaded.
    Note: If you downloaded a National Language Package, untar it into the same directory. This will create the subdirectories (for example ./nlpack) in the same directory, and allows the installer to automatically find the installation images without prompting.
  3. Enter the ./db2setup command from the directory where the database product image resides to start the Db2 Setup wizard.
  4. Click Install Data Studio Components and the Install Data Studio Components window displays the products available for installation.
  5. To install the IBM Data Studio client and the IBM Data Studio web console, click Install. The IBM Installation Manager is called and downloads the IBM Data Studio components.
  6. Follow the installation wizard to install the IBM Data Studio components.