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.
This is the third time I have written this post. It keeps changing, so I keep sharing.
Updated 6/26/2017 to include links on details for DSM 2.1.4 and a link to the DB2Night Show replay.
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
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. But I know there are still many out there who may be in the same boat or going through similar upgrades.
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. This year, I’m going to try to make it a bit more organized.
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. The OS is Red Hat 6.2.
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. There will also be a Part 4 – dealing with problems after set-up.
So there are a few topics I wanted to cover relating to DB2 clients and how Commerce uses them.