I wanted to talk about the DSNZPARM keys deprecated in DB2 10. And yes I do realize that I listed them out in a previous post. However, this time I wanted to discuss why it’s important today, maybe even before migrating to DB2 10, to plan on how their eventual departure from DB2 may affect you.
Then someone pointed out to me that sometimes when we say something is “deprecated” in a future release of DB2, it can sometimes get misinterpreted, or misunderstood. In fact, there has been extra verbiage added to the DB2 10 Installation and Migration Guide (GC19-2974) to help alleviate future misunderstandings…… Continue reading »
This is just a reminder to register for the upcoming “IBM DB2 10 Migration Planning and Very Early Experiences – PART 1 & PART 2” webcast. The webcast first part is tomorrow, February 21, with the second part on Wednesday, February 22, 2012. This is a no-charge IBM webcast with one of the best DB2 for z/OS speakers…… Continue reading »
DB2 for z/OS Version 8 goes out of SERIVCE (End of Service) on April 20, 2012, just three months from now.
DB2 10 once again offers a skip level migration from DB2 Version 8 to DB2 10.
DB2 9 for z/OS has announced its END of MARKETING as of December 10, 2012 and we all know that when we stop marketing a product, its End of Service announcement can’t be too far away…… Continue reading »
DB2 10 has been around for a year now. Everyday we hear of another customer starting their migration planning process. With that in mind, I thought I should mention what the minimum requirements are to upgrade to DB2 10 for z/OS. Some of the requirements, like operating system level and machine type, are not things you can “just take care of” over a weekend. It’s almost as though you need a plan for what has to be completed before you can implement you migration plan. That stuff you need to start thinking about today is today’s topic of discussion…… Continue reading »
It was way back in DB2 9 that temp work files and sort work files were combined, or converged as the Redbook explains it. It all seemed like a good idea at the time, and it probably was, but there were still a few issues with the original implementation that have just been recently worked out last summer. The particular issue resolved last summer also just happened to be something I had the opportunity to experience first hand. Unfortunately, the fix wasn’t available at the time. Fortunately, we picked up on the error early on so when we had the problem we were able to immediately fix it…… Continue reading »
Back in the day of DB2 Version 8 installations, there was this thing going around that you might have to use PDSE for DB2. It turned that was not true, at least not true at the time for Version 8. However, as time (and releases) change, so do the rules of what you need and don’t need. As of DB2 9, PDSE is required for certain target and distribution libraries in addition to a few SMP/E libraries…… Continue reading »
Is DB2 10 on your mind lately? Are you thinking maybe it’s about time to at least start putting a migration plan to DB2 10 in place? If so, that’s great. If not, why? You do realize that DB2 10 went generally available back on October 22, 2010, that’s just about one (1) year ago. It’s really not a “brand new” release anymore. And the number of customers jumping on the DB2 10 migration bandwagon has started to accelerate the last few months…… Continue reading »
DB2 10 has a lot of very nice new features in it. One such feature is the ability to make LOAD, COPY, REORG, and REBUILD always use FLASHCOPY, even when not specified in the utility control cards.
DB2 10 introduces five new DSNZPARM keywords that turn on/off this new default FLASHCOPY ability…… Continue reading »
One of the interesting (and unexpected in my opinion) features of DB2 10 for z/OS is a customer’s ability to upgrade to DB2 10 directly from DB2 Version 8 new function mode (NFM), without having to go through DB2 9. It’s a little something referred to as skip-level migration. Of course, DB2 10 still allows the more traditional upgrade path from DB2 9 NFM. Now you all just have the additional option of a skip-level migration from DB2 V8 NFM…… Continue reading »
Yes, another DB2 “What’s New” blog post.. sort of… I’ve been trying to find stuff being delivered in DB2 10, or that changed in DB2 10, that everyone else isn’t talking about yet I feel should be at least mentioned someplace. So, here’s the “Place” to mention them…… Continue reading »