See the Sun Identity Manager 8.1 Release Notes for supported database server versions.
Install the MySQLTM software. Start the MySQL process (if it does not start automatically).
Create the database. To do this:
Copy the create_waveset_tables.mysql script to a temporary location. This script is located in the db_scripts directory in the Identity Manager installation package, and also in the idm\sample directory if Identity Manager is already installed.
Modify the create_waveset_tables.mysql script to change the database user password.
Create the new tables by using one of the following commands:
c:\mysql\bin\mysql -u root < create_waveset_tables.mysql
$MYSQL/bin/mysql -u root < create_waveset_tables.mysql
Download a version of MySQL Connector/J to use with MySQL.
See Notes on Configuring Databases and Downloading Supporting JAR Files for more information.
Later, during the Identity Manager installation process, you will install the MySQL Connector/J driver to the $WSHOME/WEB-INF/lib directory on your application server.