® requires an IBM
® installation. IBM DB2
9.7 is available for installing with this release of IBM Sametime
. The Sametime
System Console, the Sametime
Proxy Server, the Sametime
Bandwidth Manager, the Sametime
Meeting Server use DB2
databases to store information about servers, users, bandwidth configuration, and meetings. Sametime
Advanced uses DB2
to store information about persistent chats and broadcast communities. Read the system requirements to ensure that you know the minimum supported software requirements.
Before you begin
These instructions explain how to install the version of DB2
integrated with the Sametime
installation package. Use this version of DB2
if you are unfamiliar with DB2
and would prefer a less complex deployment on Windows
™ and Linux
™ operating systems. The DB2
installation provided with Sametime
64-bit systems and Windows
32-bit or 64-bit systems.
If you are familiar with DB2
deployments or are installing on other operating systems, download and install one of the unmodified DB2
limited use installation packages that are available at the following web address:
i includes DB2
The launchpad installation program launches a web browser to start. You need to be on the console or have an X server and a web browser installed and configured. (VNC or a remote Xterm session works as well). The graphical library pages must also be installed for Linux so that the Installation Manager works correctly. The /home directory must be writable so that the home directories for the users created by the install are created on the system. Linux:
If you are installing using the GUI mode, the full X11 desktop environment is required.
About this task
If you are running in an enterprise deployment, install DB2
on a separate computer. In a small deployment, you can install DB2
on the same computer on which you plan to install Sametime
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux only: Disable Security Enhanced Linux on any Red Hat operating system.
- Log in as root on the Linux Red Hat server where you will install the software.
- Open the /etc/selinux/config file for editing.
- Locate the SELINUX setting. Change its value to either disable or permissive.
- Save and close the file.
- Restart the Linux server.
- Log in to your computer as the system administrator on Microsoft™ Windows operating systems or as root on Linux operating systems.
- Download the Sametime DB2 installation package if you have not already done so.
- To download installation packages:
- To download installation packages, you must have an IBM Passport Advantage® account. For information on using Passport Advantage, see the topic Using Passport Advantage to download IBM products.
- Open the Download document for the release you want to install:
Sametime 8.5.2 Interim Feature Release 1 (Sametime 8.5.2 must be installed first)
Locate the components that you need in the document's listing, then download the packages labelled with the corresponding part numbers to the system on which you are installing.
When extracting downloads on Windows
operating systems, use a short path location such as C:\ and not a long path location such as the user's desktop
directories. When extracting to long path locations or deeply nested directories and using the built-in Windows
extract utility, corruption is sometimes seen without any warning. This corruption occurs when maximum path lengths on some Windows
versions are exceeded.
- If you are installing from physical media and your operating system mounts CDs or DVDs automatically with execution privileges turned off, mount the CD or DVD manually instead.
Mount the CD or DVD using a command similar to the following command:
mount /dev/cdrom /cdrom
- Navigate to the folder where you stored the downloaded files and start the installation program by running one of the following commands:
If necessary, select a language other than English from the Select a language list.
Click Install IBM DB2, then click Install IBM DB2 again.
If the IBM Installation Manager is not installed, you are prompted to install it. Do so, then click Finish to restart the Installation Manager and continue with the next step of the Sametime installation.
If you do not have a web browser, go to the Installation Manager package directory and run the installation program (install
). Find the Installation Manager package directory here:
is the installation package name for this server.
is the operating system on which you are installing.
If the server is connected to the Internet, skip this step. Otherwise, disable the automatic web update search to allow the installation to run successfully.
If you do not see a prompt, continue to the next step.
Click the I accept the terms in the license agreements option and click Next.
Accept the default locations and click Next.
Accept the default location for the package group and click Next.
Select Create a new package group and accept the default location. Click Next.
Confirm that all available features are selected, then click Next.
Create a DB2 application user ID that does not exist on the system. Then, supply a password that meets the operating system password policy requirements and any additional requirements imposed by your company. Confirm the password.
- In the Installation Manager window, choose File -> Preferences.
- Uncheck Search service repositories during installation and updates and click OK.
Review the summary, then click Install to start the installation.
The user specified, dasadm1, and the group db2admin does not exist on the system.
For information about passwords, see the Password Rules
topic in the DB2
This user cannot previously exist on the system. This user will be created as a local operating system user during the DB2
installation process; if your organization does not allow creation of local operating system users for security reasons, exit this installer and install DB2
using a different package. This installer does not check to see if the user exists.
Make a note of the DB2
application user name and password. This user has database administration authority and you must supply the name and password when you install the Sametime
system console and when you connect to DB2
The installation can take up to 20 minutes. You receive confirmation when it is complete.
Click Exit to close the Installation Manager.
(Linux only) The DB2 server does not start by default when you restart the computer. To start a database instance automatically when the server restarts, use the db2iauto command.
If the installation fails, click View Log File
for more information.
You can use the collectLogs
utility to gather the logs. collectLogs
is located at the root of the installation media. Ignore any warning about a missing versionInfo.properties file. It does not apply to DB2
installations and upgrades.
Installation Manager logs are stored in the following locations.
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\IBM\Installation Manager\logsWindows 2003
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\IBM\Installation Manager\logs
More detailed DB2
installation logs are stored in the following locations.
The logs are stored in the /tmp folder and are named db2setup.log, db2setup.his, and db2setup.err.Windows
The log file name includes the date and time of the installation attempt; for example:
C:\Documents and settings\administrator\my documents\db2log\DB2-ESE-Wed Jun 21 11_59_37 2006.log
What to do next
If you are installing DB2
Advanced, you must also install DB2
Net Search Extender to allow database content to be searchable and persistent. Install the software and fix pack levels that match the version of DB2
you have installed as indicated in this tech note:
Fix pack dependencies between DB2 for Linux, Unix and Windows (DB2 LUW) and DB2 Net Search Extender for v9.7
See the installation instructions for your operating system in the DB2
9.7 information center:
Then proceed to Installing the Sametime System Console
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