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  1. #1
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    Unanswered: system requirement

    comparing to one instance,what do multiple instances require about the system hardware?
    more memory? higher cpu frequecy? or more cpu cores?
    thank you!

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    The server has finite resources (memory and CPU). Each instance needs to utilize those resources. More than one instance means they have to share. Allocating the resources optimally can be a major project. You should use multiple instance only it it is required.

    Andy

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    Quote Originally Posted by martin1217 View Post
    comparing to one instance,what do multiple instances require about the system hardware?
    more memory? higher cpu frequecy? or more cpu cores?
    thank you!
    Generally speaking, memory is the limiting factor when there are multiple databases (in same instance or in separate instances) on the same server. If you have two databases, and trying to decide whether to put them in the same instance or two different instances, then there usually is not a big difference in the amount of memory required for either option, since the bulk of the memory requirements are DB2 bufferpools for each database.

    If you have two databases, there is very little difference in CPU requirements whether you put them in one instance or have two separate instances.
    M. A. Feldman
    IBM Certified DBA on DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows
    IBM Certified DBA on DB2 for z/OS and OS/390

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    probably still better have databases in different instances. then you can have different dbm cfg parameters and if you bring down one instance another instance (and database) still remains available.
    DB2 9.5/9.7 on Unix/AIX 6.1/Linux

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