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Understanding DB2®: Learning Visually with Examples, Second Edition by Dwaine R. Snow, Michael Dang, Xiaomei Wang, Raul F. Chong

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Chapter 3. Installing DB2

Now that you have an overview of DB2, the next step is to install it. In this chapter we walk you through the DB2 installation process on the Linux, UNIX, and Windows (LUW) platforms with step-by-step instructions. For the latest information about DB2 installation system requirements, see

http://www.ibm.com/software/data/db2/9/sysreqs.html.

In this chapter you will learn about:

  • The DB2 installation methods

  • Non-root installation on Linux and UNIX

  • The user IDs and groups required to install DB2

  • Installing DB2 using the DB2 Setup Wizard

  • Installing DB2 using the Silent install method

  • Installing DB2 licenses

  • Installing multiple DB2 copies on the same server

  • Installing DB2 Fix Packs

  • Migrating from DB2 Version 8 to DB2 9

DB2 Installation: ...

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