Before you start
Are you aiming to earn your IBM® DB2 10.1 DBA for Linux, UNIX, and Windows certification? If so, you've come to the right place. This series of "DB2 10.1 DBA certification exam 611" tutorials will provide you with the topics you need to become better prepared to pass the exam. This tutorial is great even if you aren't taking the exam and just want to familiarize yourself with the topics and learn about many of the new features and functionality available in DB2 10.1 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows.
Six and one-half percent (6.5%) of the DB2 10.1 DBA for Linux, UNIX, and Windows (exam 611) is designed to test your ability to configure client/server connectivity as well as demonstrate knowledge of DB2 discovery and LDAP. The questions that make up this portion of the exam are designed to evaluate the following:
- Your ability to catalog a local and remote DB2 database
- Your ability to catalog a DB2 server
- Your ability to understand DB2 Discovery
- Your ability to understand the concept of LDAP
The material in this tutorial covers the objectives in Section 8 of the DB2 10.1 DBA for Linux, UNIX, and Windows exam 611 (see Test 000-611: DB2 10.1 DBA for Linux, UNIX, and Windows). After completing this tutorial, you should be able to:
- Catalog a DB2 database
- Catalog a remote server
- Identify the steps to access data stored on DB2 for z/OS® or DB2 for i5/OS™ database
- Identify characteristics of DB2 locks (common locks shared across all platforms)
- Understand how configuration parameters control the behavior of DB2 Discovery
- Register a database/server with LDAP
In order to understand some of the material presented here, you should be familiar with the following terms:
- Authentication is the process by which a system verifies a user's identity. User authentication is completed by a security facility outside the DB2 database system, through an authentication security plug-in module.
- Instance is a logical database manager environment where you catalog databases and set configuration parameters.
- Configuration is the arrangement and options of settings for a system that affects system's performance and functionality.
- Client refers to systems or applications that acquire the service of a server.
- Server is a program providing database services to other computers and programs.
- Remote refers to a database that resides on another server.
You do not need a copy of DB2 to complete this tutorial. However, if you have access to a DB2 database server, you will be able to test some commands and concepts presented. You can download a complimentary copy of DB2 Express-C from IBM.