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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »