Thank you for attending the sessions of last week (17-19 July) introducing you to the various DB2 tools from IBM. Incase you missed attending the live event, video recordings are present under the "Media Gallery" link.
Let me go over some of the questions that were asked during the session on licensing:
Q) What is the licensing cost of OPM?
A) OPM and other tools covered in the sessions during the conclave come packaged with DB2 Advanced Enterprise Server Edition (AESE) license. So if you have DB2 AESE license, then OPM license comes with it and you can install and use OPM. You can also buy individual OPM licenses and you would need to contact your company sales representative or follow the instructions on "Contact IBM" for procurement details.
Q) Can one installation of OPM be used to monitor multiple DBs? Including some LUW instances and some z/OS?
A) Yes. One installation of OPM can be used to monitor multiple DB instances across platforms (LUW or z/OS). There is some capacity planning that would need to be done so that the monitored DB as well as OPM performance is not hit by monitoring multiple instances. Please refer to the OPM Capacity Planning guide for further details.
Please also refer to the following documents for more details on the capabilities and features of InfoSphere Optim Performance Manager:
- OPM Offerings
- OPM Redbook providing details on features and usage
- Deploying OPM in large-scale environments