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Minimum Req for DB2 Installation

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Dear Friends,
I am an Faculty of an College. Guiding my students under The Great Mind Challenge 2007 (IBM Contest). I want to install DB2, WAS etc.,
My Configuration is
Pentium III - 1 Ghz
Ram: 256MB + 64 MB
I request your suggestion to install or swtich over to student PC.
Please Advice,
Rengaraj.R
Sep 14 '07 #1
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docdiesel
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Hi,

installing both WAS and DB2 on a machine with 256 MB RAM only could be tricky. I guess they will run but won't show great performance. For as far as I understand, the system has to run the development tools and some other programs, too.

If you cannot give them at least 512 MB, then try to
  • use WAS Community Edition (CE) which should get along with less RAM than non-CE
  • keep the number of databases small. Each started database needs memory. Try to keep as much data as you can in one database and separate by using different schematas and, if really needed, tablespaces.
  • use Linux instead of Window$.
Regards, Bernd
Sep 15 '07 #2

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Sir,
Thanks for your Kind reply, As you suggested i will install DB2 & WAS Community Edition (CE). Due the short of time i am working on Windows Env. Does the linux env. requires low mem. space ????
Once again i thank you for the reply.
Regards,
Rengaraj.R

Hi,

installing both WAS and DB2 on a machine with 256 MB RAM only could be tricky. I guess they will run but won't show great performance. For as far as I understand, the system has to run the development tools and some other programs, too.

If you cannot give them at least 512 MB, then try to
  • use WAS Community Edition (CE) which should get along with less RAM than non-CE
  • keep the number of databases small. Each started database needs memory. Try to keep as much data as you can in one database and separate by using different schematas and, if really needed, tablespaces.
  • use Linux instead of Window$.
Regards, Bernd
Sep 16 '07 #3

docdiesel
Expert 100+
P: 297
Hi rengaraj,

in my experience Window$ needs more memory to run with good performance than Linux. Furthermore, Window$ starts all kind of background tasks, services etc. one doesn't need in everyday business. With Linux you're able to keep the system slim line. Just choose the "minimum" option when installing a Linux system.

And, if you need more information about this Window$/Linux topic, you'd better ask in a different forum. Be be aware that you might start a war. ;-)

Regards, Bernd

P.S. If you have a spare machine, you could place the DB2 server over there and just install the WAS-CE on the developers desktop systems.
Sep 17 '07 #4

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