In my last post, I wrote an overview of running Db2 in containers. Today, I’d like to talk a bit about where we get Db2 containers and several common ways they are used. Catch my next post about a critical mistake I think IBM is making with containerization.… Read the restContinue reading »
One of my steepest learning curves in the last year and a half has been really getting into containers on K8’s and Docker and what running databases within them means. I thought I’d share a general overview, and plan to follow this post with more specific and more technical posts.… Read the restContinue reading »
There’s a reason why database administration or engineering remains a separate specialty. There are a large number of rabbit holes you can go down. I’m well aware that there’s probably 40% of Db2 LUW alone that I don’t know, even though I’ve spent 20 years working with it, and am an internationally recognized expert.… Read the restContinue reading »
I thought I’d share an overview of the real-time monitoring options for Db2 (LUW). This article focuses on comparing the options, with links to deeper information on each tool.
Types of Monitoring
First a quick overview of the types of monitoring that every DBA should be doing.… Read the restContinue reading »
The IT industry is a change machine. It is full of change. It always has been. As I get older, I wonder if it really is changing more, or if I’m just becoming set in my ways.
The first time I heard the term “DevOps” many years ago, I thought of it as a ploy for developers to get access directly to production.… Read the restContinue reading »
I have been recently tasked with creation of an early warning solution for a memory condition from which some of our DB2 databases have been occasionally suffering. Once the condition is encountered, the only resolution is to restart the instance which can cause an impact.… Read the restContinue reading »
One topic that comes up at most panels, Technical Advisory Board meetings and other longer interactions I participate with for IBM is DBA’s love of db2top. It is such an easy tool, and one that most DBAs I know choose over all others for real-time monitoring and basic investigation of a database.… Read the restContinue reading »
The IDUG Virtual conference kicked off today, and I thought I’d share my excitement and a few observations.
Today was mostly the opening keynote and the spotlight sessions. Recordings of Monday’s sessions will be available on-demand for conference attendees later in the week, so if you haven’t even registered yet, do so and replay them.… Read the restContinue reading »
Db2 is a bit unusual among RDBMSes in that it does not perform authentication. No matter what, you need some external authority to perform authentication. Usually that is either the OS or LDAP, though there are other options. If using LDAP, either transparent LDAP or security plugins can be used.… Read the restContinue reading »