Oleg Atamanenko

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Solving issue with DB2 on VMWare Fusion on MacBook Pro 2013 Late

Today I found issue running DB2 10.1 under VMWare Fusion 6.0.2 on my MacBook - all management services for db2 are starting except for the db2 instance itself.

When I tried to start DB2 using db2start it just crashed without any additional information.

After some googling I found out that it is due to the fact that current version of DB2 can’t handle more than 4 responses to CPUID query.

The workaround is to update VMWare configuration file for the virtual machine.

monitor_control.enable_fullcpuid = TRUE
cpuid.4.4.eax = "0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000"

The answer was found on VMWare Community Forums