Oracle® Transparent Gateway for DRDA Installation and User’s Guide
10g Release 1 (10.1.0.2.0) for Microsoft Windows
Part Number B12010-01
This chapter provides information about hardware and software requirements that is specific to this release of the Oracle Transparent Gateway for DRDA, including the following sections:
The following are the minimum hardware requirements for the Oracle Transparent Gateway for DRDA on Microsoft Windows.
This gateway requires a host with an Intel or 100% compatible PC with a Pentium-based processor that can run the required version of Microsoft Windows. Refer to the Oracle Database Installation Guide for Windows and to the certification matrix on Oracle MetaLink for the most up-to-date list of certified hardware platforms and operating system version requirements to operate the gateway for your system. The Oracle MetaLink web site can be found at the following URL:
For this release, 64MB of real memory is the recommended minimum for running one instance of the gateway. Running additional instances of the Oracle Transparent Gateway for DRDA might require additional real memory or increased swap space to achieve reasonable performance.
The total real memory requirement for each concurrent use of the gateway depends on the following factors:
The hardware requires any network attachment supported by either Microsoft SNA Server for SNA communication or Microsoft Windows Sockets for TCP/IP communication. The network attachment for SNA is typically a Token Ring or SDLC Coaxial attachment. The hardware must support independent LUs if you want concurrent SNA access. The network attachment for TCP/IP is typically an Ethernet attachment.
The system software configuration described in these requirements is supported by Oracle Corporation as long as the underlying system software products are supported by their respective vendors. Verify the latest support status with your system software vendors.
The Oracle Transparent Gateway for DRDA will run on the following operating systems:
Microsoft Windows NT Server, Version 4.0 (with Service Pack 6 or later)
Microsoft Windows NT Workstation, Version 4.0 (with Service Pack 6 or later)
Microsoft Windows 2000 Server (with Service Pack 2 or later)
Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional (with Service Pack 2 or later)
Microsoft Windows 2003 Server
Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Refer to the certification matrix on Oracle MetaLink for the most up-to-date list of certified hardware platforms and operating system version requirements to operate the gateway for your system. The Oracle MetaLink web site can be found at the following URL:
You must have at least one of the following IBM databases:
Supported SNA servers are:
Microsoft SNA Server or Client, Version 3.0 or Version 4.0, or Host Integration Server, Version 5.0
IBM Communications Server, Version 5.0 or 6.0
Note:Version 5.0 requires the following patches:
The Oracle Database server which is to act as the Oracle integrating server requires the latest released patch set for Oracle Database 10g server release 10.1.0 or Oracle9i server release 9.2.
The following Oracle networking products are required on the same machine as the Oracle Database 10g server:
Oracle Net Client 10.1.0.2.0
an Oracle Adapter, Version 10.1.0.2.0
Oracle Net software is included in this Oracle Transparent Gateway for DRDA release. Your gateway license includes a license for Oracle Net and an adapter of your choice. This license restricts the use of Oracle Net for gateway access.
In addition to the documentation provided with the Oracle Transparent Gateway for DRDA distribution kit, the following Oracle documentation is recommended:
Oracle Database Administrator's Guide
Oracle Database Installation Guide for Windows
Oracle Database Application Developer's Guide - Fundamentals
Oracle Database Heterogeneous Connectivity Administrator's Guide
Oracle Database Error Messages
Oracle C++ Call Interface Programmer's Guide
Oracle Call Interface Programmer's Guide
SQL*Plus User's Guide and Reference
Oracle Database SQL Reference
Oracle Net Services Administrator's Guide
Oracle Net Services Reference Guide
In addition to your Oracle documentation, ensure that you have appropriate documentation for your platform, for your operating system, and for your DRDA Server (DB2/OS390, DB2/400, DB2 Universal Database, or DB2 server for VM).
The IBM publications that describe distributed relational databases might also be useful.