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Very Basic Question: What is the DB2 Admin. Server (DAS) used for and is it ...

required to run/administer DB2 Connect? I installed Version 8.1
onto AIX 5.1 and was able to configure DB2 Connect without any
problem. I then did the installation on another box and the I
believe the DAS instance is causing problems. Is it required to
install the DAS?
Nov 12 '05 #1
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Its main functions:
* Run locally the remotely submitted administrative commands and/or
tasks from the GUI.
* Is the communication interface to the discovery process used in the
configuration assistant.
* Support the running of the graphic interfaces (Control center,....).
* Support the Task Center and its scheduling functions.
I'm sure other people can add to this.

It has nothing to do with DB2 Connect. That product or function
provides connectivity to DRDA (z/OS,AS/400,..) DB2 systems.

DAS is not required to run your systems. It provides additional
capabilities that are highly needed.

You can run your DB2 AIX and/or DB2 Connect servers without having
installed the DAS. You will be able to connect to them and their
databases but you will lose a lot of functionality and have to do
everything from the command line environment.

HTH, Pierre.
Mary Jane Pronio wrote:
required to run/administer DB2 Connect? I installed Version 8.1
onto AIX 5.1 and was able to configure DB2 Connect without any
problem. I then did the installation on another box and the I
believe the DAS instance is causing problems. Is it required to
install the DAS?


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Pierre Saint-Jacques - Reply to: sescons at attglobal dot net
IBM DB2 Cerified Solutions Expert - Administration
SES Consultants Inc.
Nov 12 '05 #2
Hi Pierre,

Thanks so much. One more question please?

You can run your DB2 AIX and/or DB2 Connect servers without having
installed the DAS. You will be able to connect to them and their
databases but you will lose a lot of functionality and have to do
everything from the command line environment.


So if I have DAS running on AIX, I can use the Windows DB2 Connect GUI
to configure my DB2 Connect on AIX? Ie. If I don't want to do
everything command line, how do I do it via GUI interface?

Thanks,

Mary Jane
Nov 12 '05 #3
Your install process should give a choice to install the GUI on the CD
you use to install DB2 Connect as well as the Configuration Assistant.
Use the CA to determine your connection and catalog the target db.
HTH, Pierre.

Mary Jane Pronio wrote:
Hi Pierre,

Thanks so much. One more question please?
You can run your DB2 AIX and/or DB2 Connect servers without having
installed the DAS. You will be able to connect to them and their
databases but you will lose a lot of functionality and have to do
everything from the command line environment.

So if I have DAS running on AIX, I can use the Windows DB2 Connect GUI
to configure my DB2 Connect on AIX? Ie. If I don't want to do
everything command line, how do I do it via GUI interface?

Thanks,

Mary Jane


--
Pierre Saint-Jacques - Reply to: sescons at attglobal dot net
IBM DB2 Cerified Solutions Expert - Administration
SES Consultants Inc.
Nov 12 '05 #4
Yes. You can administer your AIX DB2 from your Windows Administration
client.

"Mary Jane Pronio" <ev*****@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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Hi Pierre,

Thanks so much. One more question please?

You can run your DB2 AIX and/or DB2 Connect servers without having
installed the DAS. You will be able to connect to them and their
databases but you will lose a lot of functionality and have to do
everything from the command line environment.


So if I have DAS running on AIX, I can use the Windows DB2 Connect GUI
to configure my DB2 Connect on AIX? Ie. If I don't want to do
everything command line, how do I do it via GUI interface?

Thanks,

Mary Jane

Nov 12 '05 #5

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