Quick Beginnings for DB2 Extended Enterprise Edition for UNIX
The Client Setup tool provides you with a graphical
interface that you can use to complete the catalog node and database
instructions in Chapter 15. "Configuring Client-to-Server Communications Using the Command Line Processor". This section describes how to use the Client Setup tool to catalog a
node or database for a Windows 3.x client.
Use the instructions in this section, along with the protocol-specific
instructions in Chapter 15. "Configuring Client-to-Server Communications Using the Command Line Processor", to configure your Windows 3.x client for communications with a DB2
To invoke the Client Setup tool, double-click on the Client
Setup icon, located in the DB2 product folder for your particular
- Catalog the Node
- Select Node->NewNode, the New Node window
- Fill in the node name (node_name) parameter in the
Node field and optionally add a comment describing the node in the
- Select the Protocol radio button for the protocol that you want
the Windows 3.x client to use to communicate with the server.
- Fill in the required parameters in the Protocol Settings box to
catalog the node for the protocol that you selected.
- Click on OK.
- Catalog the Database
- Click on the Databases push button, the DB2 Client Setup -
Databases window opens.
- Select Database->New, the New Database window
- Fill in the Name (database_name) and Alias
(database_alias) parameters and optionally add a comment in the
Comment field describing the database.
- Select the Location radio button that describes the location of
the database that you are trying to connect to.
- If the database resides on a remote DB2 server, select the Other
Node radio button and select the name of the Node that represents the
remote server from the At Node drop down box.
- If the database resides locally, select the This node radio
button and select the drive where the database is located from the
On drop down box.
- Select the Authentication Type (DB2 1.x Database) check
box if you are configuring communications to a DB2 Version 1.x
After you have cataloged the node and database for the Windows 3.x
client, and completed the other specific steps for the protocol that you are
using in Chapter 15. "Configuring Client-to-Server Communications Using the Command Line Processor", you can test the database connection by clicking on the Test Database
Connection push button.
If the connection is not successful, see the "Troubleshooting the Client to
DB2 Server Connection" section for the protocol that you trying to
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