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Planning RDBMS Installation and Configuration
Note the following guidelines for installing and configuring the Relational Database Management System (RDBMS) on which you will create the Siebel Database.
For more information about configuring the RDBMS and the Siebel Database, see Configuring the RDBMS and Installing the Siebel Database Server and Configuring the Siebel Database.
- Make sure that this release of Siebel Business Applications supports the exact version of your chosen RDBMS, as specified in System Requirements and Supported Platforms on Siebel SupportWeb, and that the RDBMS has been installed on its designated server. This server will hold the database tables containing your business data, such as sales (personnel, territories, opportunities, and activities), marketing, and customer service information.
- Determine certain details about your RDBMS configuration for completion of the worksheet in Deployment Planning Worksheet.
- Verify that the network names of the servers that will support the Siebel Database and the Siebel File System are properly recorded in your copy of the worksheet. Use the machine names, not the IP addresses, for the Siebel File System names. IP addresses are not supported.
- The Siebel Enterprise Server installer creates the ODBC data source name during installation, using the name
EnterpriseName. For example, if your Siebel Enterprise Server name is
Sieb78, the ODBC data source name will be
SiebSrvr_Sieb78. Using this pattern, determine what your ODBC data source name will be and fill in your copy of the worksheet accordingly.
NOTE: In most cases, you should not change any of the default ODBC settings or parameters; otherwise, you will encounter problems using the ODBC. For example, setting the
OptimizeLongPerformance parameter to
enable corrupts all the scripts in the repository during the import or export processes. See also topics for verifying the ODBC data source for your RDBMS platform, such as those in Installing the Siebel Server.
Siebel client installers also create ODBC data source names during installation. The naming convention is different than ODBC data source names created by the Siebel Enterprise Server installer. For more information, see Installing Siebel Mobile Web Clients and Installing Siebel Tools.
About Database Code Pages and Locale Support
In a database environment that is enabled for Unicode, you can install any of the available Siebel Language Packs.
However, in a database environment that is not enabled for Unicode, you must consider the correlation of the Language Packs you want to install and the characters supported by your database code page.
For example, in a Western European code page database, you can only install Western European Language Packs, such as English, French, Spanish, or German Language Packs. In a Japanese code page database, you can only install Japanese or U.S. English Language Packs.
The code page of the operating system on which your Siebel Server runs must match that of your Siebel Database instance. The languages installed on each must also match.
For a list of supported code pages and encoding strategies, see System Requirements and Supported Platforms on Siebel SupportWeb. See also the Global Deployment Guide.
See also Specifying the Locale for Siebel Applications and Specifying the Locale for Your UNIX Operating System.
See also the topics that apply to your RDBMS platform in Configuring the RDBMS.
Planning Database Connectivity
Use the ODBC driver versions listed in System Requirements and Supported Platforms on Siebel SupportWeb for your chosen RDBMS for Siebel Servers, Siebel Developer Web Clients, and Siebel Tools clients. Make sure that ODBC connectivity uses TCP/IP as the transport layer protocol for your Siebel Servers, Siebel Developer Web Clients, and Siebel Tools clients.
How to Use This Guide If Your Database Is IBM DB2 UDB for z/OS
This guide describes installation of core Siebel products for each supported RDBMS, with the exception of IBM DB2 UDB for z/OS (formerly referred to as IBM DB2 UDB for z/OS and OS/390).
Customers for DB2 UDB for z/OS will require this guide (Siebel Installation Guide for the operating system you are using) and also require Implementing Siebel Business Applications on DB2 UDB for z/OS, available on the Siebel Bookshelf.
In this guide, Configuring the RDBMS and Installing the Siebel Database Server and Configuring the Siebel Database do not apply to customers using DB2 UDB for z/OS. Instead, refer to Implementing Siebel Business Applications on DB2 UDB for z/OS for database-related content.
Implementing Siebel Business Applications on DB2 UDB for z/OS includes, but is not limited to, topics such as special security issues for this RDBMS, installing the Siebel Schema, performance guidelines for use of this RDBMS with Siebel Business Applications, and specific procedures for moving data from development to production.
Although Implementing Siebel Business Applications on DB2 UDB for z/OS contains some information (for example, security) that is not covered elsewhere on the Siebel Bookshelf, readers should still consult appropriate books in the Siebel Deployment Documentation Suite, such as the Security Guide for Siebel Business Applications. This suite of books contains important information that helps you to deploy the Siebel applications.