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Adding an IBM Db2 environment

This topic describes the process of adding IBM Db2 staging and target environment.


To set up an IBM Db2 staging environment, ensure all the essential requirements as described in Requirements and Prerequisites are met. 

In addition, we recommend verifying environment and host compatibility with Delphix Continuous Data using the Host Checker tool. You can learn more about this in the Host Checker section. 


Perform the following steps to add an environment to the Delphix Continuous Data Engine:

  1. Login to the Delphix Management application.

  2. Navigate to the Manage > Environments page.

  3. Click the Actions menu and select Add Environment.

  4. From the Add Environment dialog window, select Unix/Linux.

  5. Select Standalone Host.

  6. Click Next.

  7. Provide the name of the environment.

  8. Provide the Host IP address or host FQDN.

  9. Provide the SSH port. The default value is 22.

  10. Choose the Login Type that fits your setup. 

    1. Username and Password – provide the OS username and password.

    2. Username and Engine Public Key – provide the OS username.

    3. Username and Custom Key Pair - provide the OS username.

    4. Password Vault – select from an existing Enterprise Password Vault.

  1. Based on your Login Type, authenticate the environment by following the directions below:

    1. For Login Type ‘Username and Password’, enter the password associated with the user in step 11.

    2. For Login Type ‘Username and Engine Public Key’, 

      1. Enter the OS username.

      2. Click View Public Key.

      3. Copy the public key that is displayed, and append it to the end of your ~/.ssh/authorized_keys file. If this file does not exist, it must be created. Note: If you want to use public-key authentication for logging into your Unix-based environment, you have two options: 

      4. For Login Type ‘Username and Custom Key Pair’: 

        1. Enter the OS username.

        2. Provide Private Key for the environment.

        3. Provide Public Key for the environment.

Provide a Custom key pair for this environment. This key pair is specific for the environment and can be provided via the API or CLI as well. For instructions, refer to CLI Cookbook: Setting up SSH key authentication for UNIX environment users

  1. Enter Toolkit Path (ensure that the toolkit path does not have any spaces).

  2. Click on Validate to verify the user Credentials.

  3. To provide your own Oracle Java Development Kit, select the Provide my own JDK checkbox and click Next.

    1. On the Java Development Kit page, provide an absolute path to your Oracle JDK and click Next

  4. Review the environment configuration Summary and click Submit.

After successfully adding and discovering the environment, you should be able to view the newly added environment listed under the Environments tab. In case it does not appear, click the refresh icon in your browser.

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After the environment has been successfully added to the Delphix Continuous Data Engine, you should be able to see all the discovered repositories under the Databases tab. 

Perform the following steps to access the information about any environment you have created:

  1. Navigate to Manage > Environments.

  2. Select the environment name.

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