All - I know that this topic only vaguely relates to this mailing list, but I thought I'd start here. If anyone has a better location for me to look at for this information, please feel free to tell me.
Okay, here's my scenario. We are an IBM POWER7 shop and have several instances of Apache running on our POWER7 for customer information lookup, part ordering, etc. What I am attempting to do is setup a web server as a virtual machine in Fedora 16 as a front-end to all of these servers to perform the following tasks: - centralized access to all of the sites - a table of contents/central portal - a server that, when the POWER7 is down for backup and/or maintenance, it can provide a 'Temporarily Out Of Service' message to any users attempting to access these sites with a message of 'The system is down for (whatever the reason). It will be back up by (time).' - Another development/deployment platform other than our POWER7 for testing/learning/etc. since setting up a virtual host on Apache under Linux means that it is something that I can do instead of involving our POWER7 administrator since he is as busy as I am Here is what I have done so far. I've got the Apache running on the Fedora 16 box no problem. I'm getting good phpinfo() results, so all good there. I'm trying to follow IBM's instructions for getting DB2 drivers using the following sites: Setting up the PHP environment on Linux or UNIX - http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/db2luw/v9r7/index.jsp?topic=%2Fcom.ibm.swg.im.dbclient.php.doc%2Fdoc%2Ft0011926.html which lead me to this page to get the IBM Data Server Driver Package mentioned in bullet point three Download initial Version 10.1 clients and drivers - http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21385217 which I did download and that page sent me to here: Installing IBM Data Server Driver Package (Linux and UNIX) - http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/db2luw/v9r7/index.jsp?topic=%2Fcom.ibm.swg.im.dbclient.install.doc%2Fdoc%2Ft0054799.html where, after reading this page, I attempted to run the installDSDriver which apparently requires ksh to be installed to run so I downloaded and installed the ksh package. Now, at this point, I will freely admit that I am not 100% sure what is meant by step #3 on this page: For the Java and ODBC/CLI drivers (which it says are needed for the PHP drivers), uncompress the driver file into your chosen install directory on the target machine. It's the verbage of 'chosen install directory' that is throwing me. So, in an effort to move ahead and get the ODBC/CLI drivers loaded, I went on to this page: Installing the IBM Data Server Driver for ODBC and CLI - http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/db2luw/v9r7/index.jsp?topic=%2Fcom.ibm.db2.luw.apdv.cli.doc%2Fdoc%2Ft0023864.html At this point, I read these instructions which seemed to confuse me even more since I wasn't working with a DB2 Version 9 cd at all and thought I'd post to this list to see if anyone has any suggestions/recommendations. In an effort to answer some questions in advance, here's some things that I can offer: Why am I using Fedora 16? We are an electronics manufacturing company and that is what my Engineering department uses for their development purposes. I am not married to using Fedora 16 - I have been working with Engineering a lot in the last several months performing virtualizations of several Linux boxes so in an effort to be of better assistance to them, I decided to start this project using Fedora and have learned a lot. Am I open to other linux distros? Sure. You've got another suggestion, please throw it my way. I'm MORE than willing to listen What are the specs of the Fedora box I'm using? It's a Dell desktop, x64 with 8 Gig of RAM and a 2.8 (I'm pretty sure) GHz processor. It's got a 2TB hard drive, but I doubt that'll matter If anyone would like any additional clarification/details or does have any recommendations, please feel free to e-mail me directly as I do only get this list in its digest form. Thanks in advance, Charles Buege _____________________________________________________________________ Charles Buege | The Morey Corporation | Research and Development/IT Special Projects 100 Morey Drive | Woodridge, IL 60517 Phone: 630-754-2181 | Fax: 630-754-2581 | Cell: 630-605-2077 cbu...@moreycorp.com | www.moreycorp.com Follow us on Twitter! http://twitter.com/Moreycorp This e-mail, including attachments, may contain information that is confidential and/or proprietary, and may only be used by the person to whom this email is addressed. If the recipient of this e-mail is not the intended recipient or an authorized agent, the reader is hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution, or copying of this e-mail is prohibited. If this e-mail has been delivered to you in error, please notify the sender by replying to this message and deleting this e-mail immediately.