IBM released fix pack 3, mod pack 3 for Db2 11.1 earlier this year, and there was a high-severity problem in the initial version of that fix pack. IBM fixed the problem and re-released the fix pack within about a day, but the bug was reported far and wide, while I’m not sure the resolution of the bug was, so I thought I’d cover it quickly.… Read the restContinue reading »
Tag: Fix Pack or Feature Pack
More on IBM’s RFE Program for Db2 on LUW
Once IBM made the Request For Enhancement (RFE) program workable last year, I blogged about it and tweeted about it, but now that we’ve seen more action on it, I thought I’d share some additional details.
What is an RFE?
First off, an RFE is a request for some feature or functionality in Db2 that does not exist today.… Read the restContinue reading »
Db2 Basics: Using FTPS to get a Fixpack Directly to a Db2 Server
This is the third time I have written this post. It keeps changing, so I keep sharing.
I work from home, so downloading software to my laptop and then uploading it to a server is not very efficient. Download speeds aren’t bad, but uploading can take 8 hours or more, depending on the client.… Read the restContinue reading »
IBM’s June Announcements About DB2
Updated 6/26/2017 to include links on details for DSM 2.1.4 and a link to the DB2Night Show replay.
June 22 and the week surrounding it brought a number of announcements from IBM about DB2.
IBM has recognized that they need to invest more in marketing DB2.… Read the restContinue reading »
Transferring a DB2 LUW Fixpack Directly to a UNIX, Linux, or Windows Server
Edited 2018-02-01. This page is now obsolete. The newest version of this is: Using FTPS to get a Fix Pack Directly to a Db2 Server
This seems to change every few years, so I thought I’d document what’s working for me today.… Read the restContinue reading »
A Few Differences When Moving From 9.7 to 10.1
I have recently had the chance to do several installs on DB2 10.1 and migrate a couple of 9.7 environments to 10.1. I may be late to the party – oddly, IBM takes longer to certify WebSphere Commerce on new versions of DB2 than many external vendors do with other products.… Read the restContinue reading »
IDUG NA 2013 Brain Dump
Wait, don’t avoid reading this because you didn’t go to the conference. There is still valuable stuff here. In fact, it is even more valuable for those who did not go. Last year, I posted my brain dump by basically re-writing all of my paper notes.… Read the restContinue reading »
Error on Installation of DB2 /tmp/…: Permission Denied
I haven’t actually personally installed DB2 in about a year. We scripted it out, and I’ve been spoiled to just use the script. But now we have a custom server that varies enough from our standards that I’m installing it manually.… Read the restContinue reading »
Using TSA/db2haicu to Automate Failover Part 3: Testing, Ways Setup can go Wrong and What to do.
Part 3 in this series is a bit overdue. Parts 1 and 2 were back in April. This is a complicated topic. Please use any procedures here with extreme care, and keep in mind that if you have anything other than the standard two-server HADR-only TSA implementation, these procedures probably aren’t the best idea, as they could break other things.… Read the restContinue reading »
So there are a few topics I wanted to cover relating to DB2 clients and how Commerce uses them.
Type 2 vs. Type 4 drivers
So strictly speaking, this is referring to the JDBC driver being used. Type 2 JDBC drivers are the traditional kind that require having a DB2 client installed, and the databases properly cataloged within that DB2 client.… Read the restContinue reading »