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Configuring Connectivity to the Siebel Database


Review the information in this topic to configure connectivity to the Siebel Database from the machine where you will install Siebel Server.

For database connectivity software requirements for your platform, see Siebel System Requirements and Supported Platforms on Oracle Technology Network.

Oracle. Verify that the Oracle database connectivity software is installed on each machine, according to the Oracle Database documentation.

Siebel Server connections to the Oracle Database are made through dedicated server processes rather than through Oracle MTS; the use of MTS may negatively affect performance.

Use Oracle's Easy Configuration utility to define a database alias with the proper connection information for your Siebel Database. Record the connect string in Deployment Planning Worksheet. You specify this connect string when installing the Siebel Server.

DB2 UDB for UNIX and Windows. Define a database alias with the proper connection information for your database. This alias will be the connect string used when installing the Siebel Server. Record the connect string in Deployment Planning Worksheet. You specify this connect string when installing the Siebel Server.

Use either the DB2 Client Configuration Assistant or the Command Line Processor (CLP) to define your database alias. For more information, see IBM documentation such as DB2 Universal Database for Windows or DB2 Universal Database Command Reference.

DB2 UDB for z/OS. For information on configuring database connectivity for DB2 UDB for z/OS, see Implementing Siebel Business Applications on DB2 UDB for z/OS.

Microsoft SQL Server. No configuration is required after the Microsoft SQL Server ODBC driver, as specified in Siebel System Requirements and Supported Platforms on Oracle Technology Network, has been installed on each machine.

Siebel Business Applications automatically create an ODBC data source using connectivity parameters that you specify during installation of the Siebel Server. Record this data source in Deployment Planning Worksheet.

NOTE:  For Microsoft SQL Server deployments, the correct version of Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) and Microsoft SQL Native Client (SNAC) must be installed before you install the Siebel Server. See Siebel System Requirements and Supported Platforms on Oracle Technology Network for version information.

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