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Did you know that IBM software has a lifecycle? IBM has a commitment with its customers to provide the product and technical support on software products for a designated amount of time, depending on the product.
Once a product reaches 'End of Support' (EOS - also known as end of life), the support is no longer available for purchase or technical support without an extended support agreement. The lifecycle policy indicator determines how long IBM will continue to support the product once it has reached this date.
Looking for information about end of support dates for DB2 products on Linux, Unix and Windows to plan ahead for upgrade?
Here are the some links you will find it useful.
List of End of support dates for different versions of DB2 Products on Linux, Unix and Windows:
Common FAQ on End of Support products:
When installing DB2 Universal Database for Linux, Unix, and Windows version 10.5, the installation script no longer lists the "ESE" (Enterprise Server Edition) and "AESE" (Advanced Enterprise Server Edition) options as it did with earlier versions. They have both been replaced with the option of "SERVER". The other options have remained the same.
The reason for this is that whether you have "ESE" or "AESE" depends solely on the license you install (EG the actual libraries that are... [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]
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Traditional BIND command is not part of the IBM Data Server Driver Package.
You can use the DB2BINDER utility to bind packages from the IBM Data Server Driver Package.
You can follow the below steps:
Open the DOS command window. Change the directory to your IBM Data Server Driver Package's bnd directory. e.g. C:\Program Files\IBM\IBM DATA SERVER DRIVER\bnd
Run the DB2Binder command from that directory.
C:\Program Files\IBM\IBM DATA SERVER DRIVER\bnd>java... [More]
Have you heard of IBM InfoSphere Data Explorer ? This software was talked about at several of the keynotes at Information On Demand 2012, and the excitement about it has kept growing since then! InfoSphere Data Explorer allows you to securely navigate and discover information across a broad range of enterprise content and big data. Learn more about the software here .
IBM InfoSphere Data Explorer v8.2 is based on the Vivisimo Velocity Platform. If you previously used the Vivisimo Velocity Platform and are finding our blog for the first... [More]
A priority setting was assigned to a service class that is higher than the priority setting of the default system service class SYSDEFAULTSYSTEMCLASS and this might negatively impact performance.
To ensure that system work can take precedence over user work, the priority settings of the default system service class SYSDEFAULTSYSTEMCLASS should always be higher than the priorities that were set for all other service classes. Failure to assign higher priority settings to the default system service class can result in a... [More]
The current JDBC driver shipped with DB2 called the IBM CLIENT DRIVER FOR JDBC AND SQLJ can function as both a JDBC Type 4 and JDBC type 2 driver.
Type 4 Mode
When functioning as a JDBC type 4 driver, the driver is independent of the DB2 Client and only the driver jar db2jcc.jar or db2jcc4.jar need be installed. In this mode all TCP/IP command execution and routing is done through Java. In type 4 mode the driver requires the TCP/IP name and port of the server and uses the name of the database alias at the server. ... [More]
What are the Best Practices for Running Informix Instances in VMWare vSphere Virtual Environments
The document provided in the following link:
What is VMware Virtualization?
Evolution of VMWare Virtualization
Why Informix on VMWare
Informix Scalability Tests
Informix Scalability Test Results
Best Practices for running Informix on VMWare
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Model-related problems can cause imports from InfoSphere Data Architect to fail or to create duplicate objects. This can happen when the import file contains disconnected objects, invalid keys, duplicate relationships, or duplicate objects. This technote guides you through some troubleshooting methods to import InfoSphere Data Architect MetaBroker into InfoSphere Information Server successfuly