DB2 Installation hangs – MacBook Pro Late 2013/Fusion/Windows

I’m building a new IBM Connections 5 test installation on my new MacBook Pro.

During the installation of the pre-requirements unfortunately IBM DB2 ESE 10.1 hung during installation (of course without logging an error message). Never had any issues with DB2 before so I started googling.
I found out that there is an issue if you use VMWare Fusion on a late 2013 MacBook Pro and Windows as OS for the virtual image. Solution is easy, just add following two lines to the .vmx file of your image:

monitor_control.enable_fullcpuid = TRUE
cpuid.4.4.eax = “0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000”

Go to this side if you want to know more details on that.


Alex Novak

Juhuuu – you are my hero. I searched a long time for this problem but i couldnt find a solution until now (i moved all my db2 windows machines to VirtualBox).

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