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Informix 11.70.xC8 is released (eGA) on 9 January 2014. GA date is 14 January 2014. Product Editions Informix Developer Edition Informix Innovator-C Edition Informix Express Edition Informix Growth Edition Informix Growth Warehouse Edition Informix Ultimate Edition Informix Ultimate Warehouse Edition Features: Information Center - http://pic.dhe.ibm.com/infocenter/idshelp/v117/index.jsp IBM Informix, Version 11.70.xC8 contains the following new functionality. For full... [More]
I thought I would get my BLOG started by saying I'm excited about 12.10 the latest and greatest INFORMIX DYNAMIC SERVER which was available for download as of March 26. When downloading the product from Passport Advantage (PPA) you will notice a new naming convention. In a nutshell, as far as name changes go, Growth became Workgroup, Ultimate became Enterprise, and Warehouse became Advanced. Old New Informix Growth Informix Workgroup Informix Growth Warehouse Informix Advanced Workgroup Informix Ultimate Informix... [More]
Informix Support is there when you need us most. However, you may not know that you can help Informix Support to diagnose and debug a problem by using 'Must Gather Documents'. 'Must Gather Documents' aid in problem determination, and save time resolving problems by explaining what information needs to be gathered prior to contacting Informix Support. Gathering this information helps familiarize you with the troubleshooting process and saves you time. Support is working behind the scenes to make diagnose and debug problem easier and fulfill your... [More]
The very first Information Platforms & Solutions Support Newsletter is out! View it here: http://www.bitly.com/ipsnewsltr Highlights : Welcome from Gene Faessler, Director, Worldwide Information Platforms & Solutions Support Instructions on how to subscribe Automating data collection Learning with IBM Education Assistant Find Fixes Fast The support teams for: InfoSphere Information Server InfoSphere Replication Server InfoSphere Change Data Capture InfoSphere Master Data Management Server... [More]
Commitment is hard. It's much easier to put your effort toward a quick goal, get it done, and move on. But achieving a quick goal doesn't always provide the best long term results. Last June, our blog authors made a commitment - 100 posts to honor IBM's Centennial anniversary. This post marks the completion of that commitment, and we'd like to say "Thanks" to everyone.
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I-Spy returns an authentication error 951 when a user opens a database. Example : $ dbaccess sysmaster - 746: I-Spy: SQLERR -951 connecting to shadow server These are some possible solutions for the 951 error: Set INFORMIXSERVER to the shadowserver (database server name) in order to bypass I-Spy. If you are still seeing the 951 error, search other documents specific to the Informix server that addresses the 951 error. Check if the password for this user has expired. Check the permissions on the $ISPY_DIR/bin/realbin/ispy... [More]
Six new IBM Education Assistant (IEA) training modules are now in production. Please see the details below: Subscribing to Platform Computing patch notifications - This video demonstrates how to subscribe to Platform Computing patch notifications using the IBM MyNotifications service. IBM Support Assistant 5.0 Team Server: New features - This video demonstrates new features introduced in IBM Support Assistant Team Server V5 Fix Pack 1. ... [More]
By default, 64 bit Windows versions use a 64 bit ODBC Administrator utility. How do I install a 32 bit version of ODBC to work with IBM Informix Dynamic Server, when I am using a 64 bit Windows version? The menu option Administrative Tools->Data Sources (ODBC), is the Windows 7 utility used to maintain ODBC data sources and drivers. The path for this ODBC administrator utility is "%windir%\system32\odbcad32.exe". Although it is referenced as "32" in the path name, it is a 64 bit... [More]
You install IBM Informix Client Software Development Kit (CSDK) 3.70.FC4 or higher on a machine running a Windows operating system. The installation does not include OpenAdmin Tool (OAT). You note that OAT is included when you install the 32-bit Windows CSDK 3.70.TC4 OAT is first bundled with CSDK in 3.70.TC4 fixpaks (32 bit) . This does not include the 64-bit CSDK 3.70.FC4 or higher on Windows You can install the 32-bit OAT on a Windows 64-bit machine. Platforms where OAT is available ... [More]
Puppet is IT automation software that defines and enforces the state of your infrastructure throughout your software development cycle. From provisioning and configuration to orchestration and reporting, from initial code development through production release and updates, Puppet frees sysadmins from writing one-off, fragile scripts and other manual tasks. At the same time, Puppet ensures consistency and dependability across your infrastructure. With Puppet, repetitive tasks are automated away, so sysadmins can quickly deploy business... [More]
Basic identification of system problems - This presentation discusses and demonstrates how to identify system level problems the PureData for Analytics Appliance. This includes using the command line interface, viewing diagnostic log data, running the System Health Check utility, and using graphical tools, including the Netezza Administration Tool and the Netezza Performance Portal. Related Techdoc #7042884.
There is a new IBM Education Assistant video available titled "How to start and stop a PureData System for Analytics" . This presentation provides details regarding the system environment, default users and passwords, what commands to use to start and stop a PureData System for Analytics and what to monitor during system startup. Related Techdoc #7042881.
Diagnosing a hung Information Server V8.1 - 9.1 DataStage parallel job on Windows - This presentation discusses how to rule out known issues, show how to determine if a parallel job is hung, and if so, it describes the environment variables that need to be set and what information to collect during the hang. DCF #7042477
Relocating QualityStage Match Designer Database - This presentation explains the steps that are required to change the configuration to relocate InfoSphere QualityStage Match Designer database. This is a component of InfoSphere QualityStage that stores the results of match test passes by the InfoSphere QualityStage Match Designer stage. DCF #7042467