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The Primary Contact should designate Secondary Contacts in IBM Passport Advantage to assist with adding new users and determining access privileges. Once nominated, Secondary Contacts have all the same management access rights as the Primary Contact except for creating new Secondary Contacts. It is essential that the Primary Contact shares the Passport Advantage Site Number with all named Secondary Contacts. If a customer site has no nominated Secondary Contacts, the Primary Contact will be solely responsible for managing access... [More]
For most of us, we refer the word ' ARCHIVE ' in DB2 to DB2 Transactional Logs archiving.
There are other items that you can archive as well. Let's explore what all we can archive:
1. DB2 Transactional Logs - This refers to DB2 transactional log archiving. I assume you are familiar with this concept. Hence I won't discuss it in detail here. If you have any question, please feel free to ask us. You can add a comment to this article at the bottom.
2. DB2 Diagnostic Logs Archiving -... [More]
Today, we're please to share three newly published support newsletters for three of our top Information Platform & Solutions products: InfoSphere Information Server, InfoSphere Master Data Management, and InfoSphere Data Replication !
In each newsletter, you'll find three sections:
In the spotlight , featuring support news and important product updates
Plan , featuring top technotes and fixes
Education , featuring videos, modules, and other resources available to help you increase your... [More]
Where is online information for my product?
Where can I go to ask a question?
How do I know what versions and fixes are available for my product?
Where can I find documentation for my products?
How do I connect to the online community for my product?
Check out our newest all-in-one list:
IBM Information Management Support Online Resources and Subscriptions
all technical support downloads, content, tools / updates... [More]
I am quite sure that most of you are using 'svmon' utility with various option to monitor the memory utilisation on AIX box. The most useful option I found is 'P'. It quickly shows you the approximate memory consumption at process level:
$ svmon -G
size inuse free pin ... [More]
When you download IBM Data server driver for JDBC and SQLJ, the tar or zip file (For Example, DB2 V10.1 FP3 driver download is v10.5fp3_jdbc_sqlj.tar.gz file) contains following files:
Wondering which file to use in your application? Let me explain what those files are and you can decide on which file to use for your application.
db2jcc4.jar and db2jcc.jar, both of them are DB2 JDBC driver jar files and are Type 4 JDBC drivers.
db2jcc.jar includes... [More]
Hello everyone and happy April!
Rather than an April Fools' joke, we'd like to share the new Request for Enhancement (RFE) Process available for IBM Support Assistant!
Through the RFE Community, you can collaborate directly with the IBM Support Assistant development teams and other users to influence the development of this tool.
To make a Request for Enhancement:
Visit the RFE Community
Select the brand WebSphere
Select the product IBM Support Assistant
Note that even... [More]
Last week, I ran into a customer problem where the 32-bit ODBC User DSN test from 32-bit ODBC Data Source Administrator (C:\Windows\sysWow64\odbcad32.exe) for a remote database running on AIX was failing with below error with 32-bit DB2 Data Server Driver Package 9.7 FP0 on Windows 7 64-bit:
We tried to create a new User DSN from 32-bit ODBC Data Source Administrator, but we could not, since it failed with the same error.
On their Windows XP, machine they have the same setup, the DSN... [More]
If you recently purchased IBM software, require a software download and you or another coworker is the Primary for your company, registration for Passport Advantage is necessary.
Passport Advantage enrollment is required for IBM customers to down load the latest available software and to gain access to other Passport Advantage features. If you are designated as the Primary Contact you are required to log in into Passport Advantage to activate your site for coworker access.
Registration is... [More]
I had opportunity to implement AES encryption from a Java program using a DB2 JDBC driver with ORACLE Java. Here are all the steps I took:
1> On client machine, installed ORACLE Java 7:
C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.7.0_45\jre\bin>java -version
java version "1.7.0_45"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.7.0_45-b18)
Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 24.45-b08, mixed mode, sharing)
2> On server, I changed the... [More]
Continuous availibility is the concept that enables 24/7 access to IT-enabled business functions, processes and applications.
And minimizing planned downtime is what business and IT departments consider seriously nowadays.
Especially, minimizing and setting the appropriate downtime is a bit challenging decision in case of DB2 version upgrade or migration to another system, because we also need to consider the time for getting back to original system in preparation for any unexpected problem after the planned change... [More]