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Hello All,

Does anybody have a good cocument for hardware planing to install DB2.
I mean to say what size of disk we should use,Processor speed Memory
size etc. while installing DB2. Can anybody please send a link or
document for that. It would be a great help.

Thanks in advance.

DpDba

Nov 12 '05 #1
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da**************@gmail.com wrote:
Hello All,

Does anybody have a good cocument for hardware planing to install DB2.
I mean to say what size of disk we should use,Processor speed Memory
size etc. while installing DB2. Can anybody please send a link or
document for that. It would be a great help.

Thanks in advance.

DpDba


Yes such a document would be great.
One tip: much of everything. Generally a good idea. :)

In case you can't get your hands on such a document,

in most cases these rules will apply:
* More smaller disks are better that less larger disks (20* 36GB is
better than 10* 73GB (less dataloss in case of defect, and faster
throughput in a raid).
* Gigabit networking is always good.
* Very very much memory, for optimal use of bufferpools.
* In case of memory > 4GB make use of (a) 64bit CPU(s) (based on X86
architecture, thought on AIX the limit is even lower)
* More than 1 CPU is adviced (especially in case of much database sided
procedures) (DB2 will require licensing per socket, so multi core is
also worth a consideration).

If I'm wrong with any of these cases, feel free to correct me.

-R-
Nov 12 '05 #2

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Hi Darshan,
It depends on how heavy your application is + How heavy ur
transaction load is + data size + response time that you expect (+ some
factors which i really don't know).. Remember DB2 can be installed
ranging from small PDA running OS like WinCE to More(most) powerful
Main Frames..

Now tell us what is your need??

Cheers,
Thiru.
WantedToBeDBA
WantedToBeDBA {at} gmail {dot} com

Nov 12 '05 #3

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