Db2 Version,Release,Modpacks,Fixpacks and Interim Fixes

https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/blogs/IMSupport/entry/All_about_ifixes_interim_fixes?lang=en

11.1.2.3 iFix001

11 (Version) seperatedly licensed, major feature changes,starts 5 year maintenance clock,download from Passport Advantage

1 (Release) Minor but significant feature changes,starts 5 year maintenance clock,download from Passport Advantage

2 (Modpack) Can include new functionality,does not start new maintenance clock, download from Fix Central

3 (Fixpack) Cumulative update of all available fixes and APARs,does not start new maintenance clock,download from Fix Central

iFix001 (iFix – Interim Fix) Tested and verified set of small number of key fixes and APARs,cumulative,Downloads found on Fix Central,Supported for the maintenance life of the Version.Release.

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DB2 LUW announcements at IDUG NA 2017

From Peter Bradford @scend we have:

#1 We made requests for enhancements (RFEs) public!

http://ibm.biz/DB2-RFE

#2: DB2 Developer-C! All DB2 features, free for development, a MySQL substitute! Download 6/22

http://ibm.biz/try-db2

#3: The new “Download & Go” installation experience, available with Developer-C Download 6/2. Download a platform specific binary. Small download, less than 15 minutes to install. Install reduced to 3 clicks and User/Password input only.

http://ibm.biz/try-db2

#4: We will support DB2 V11 on Solaris Sparc later this year with our V11.1.3.3 release, by 12/15/17 (if not sooner)

#5: New “Continuous Support” offering for customers on DB2 V9.7 and V10.1!

How To and Workaround assistance, no new defect fixes

This still provides existing fixed but no new custom special builds or codes fixed

If you have questions contact

Email: askcs@us.ibm.com

Twitter: @db2support or https://twitter.com/db2_support


DB2 LUW Setting up Shadow Tables

Just heard someone at IDUG EMEA 2016 asking about how to setup DB2 LUW shadow tables.

This will depend upon DB2 Version,you also need a compatible CDC (Infosphere Replication) version,check via Finding System Requirements for IBM Software Products.

The steps are at http://www.smooth1.co.uk/db2/cancun.html#1.1

NOTE: This was written when the feature first came out DB2 LUW 10.5 FP4.

CDC Components to download were:

  • InfoSphere CDC for DB2 for LUW
  • InfoSphere CDC Access Server
  • InfoSphere CDC Management Console

Finding System Requirements for IBM Software Products.

IBM has a  Software Product Compatibility Reports facility.

http://www-969.ibm.com/software/reports/compatibility/clarity/softwareReqsForProduct.html


DB2 LUW 11.1

DB2 11.1 has been announced with a download date of June 15 2016

Potential new features are:

Core workloads

Enterprise Encryption supports Centralized Key Managers (KMIP)

Support for Encryption to use  KMIP 1.1 with a Centralized Key Manager

– update dbm cfg using keystore_type kmip

– update dbm cfg using keystore location /home/justdave/isklm.cfg

Config file contains host, port number etc.

Technology Preview of support for Hardware Security Modules

Simpler Deployment

Greater Availability

Zero Data Loss HADR

More online management

More platforms supported

Power Linux (LE) supported

Virtualization for RDMA (x86) supported

Very Large Database Performance

Faster throughput

Better upgrades

DB2 9.7 and higher can be directly upgraded to DB2 11.1 (support for upgrades from 3 releases back)

Online upgrades with no need for an offline backup.

A recovery procedure including roll-forward thtough a database upgrade exists. This does not include DPF and requires upgrading from DB2 10.5 FP7 or higher.

Steamlined HADR upgrade

HADR environments can be upgraded with need to re-initialized the secondary. This does not apply to Purescale and requires upgrading from DB2 10.5 FP7 or higher.

Warehousing workloads

MPP supports BLU

DPF renamed to MPP

Faster ELT/ETL Performance

More Query Workloads Optimized

More functions supported

Generated Columns

RCAC

OLAP+BLU Performance increased

Multi-Lingual SQL Advances

Postgres syntax

Support for European Languages

Codepage 819

 


DB2 10.5 Fixpack 6 is out

DB2 10.5 Fixpack 6 is out

http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24040522

“Fix Pack 6 does not contain new enhancements, and there were no changes to the existing functionality. This fix pack and future fix packs will deliver only APAR and security vulnerability fixes.”


Managing GSKit Master Keys

http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/data/library/techarticle/dm-1504-master-encrypted-keys/index.html

Managing GSKit Master Keys