Using Virtual IP (VIP) provides a more elegant solution for Automatic Client Reroute between HADR Primary and Standby servers. The client does not have to be aware of the IP address of the Primary or the Standby server and can connect to the database only via the VIP. In cases where there have to be changes made to the Primary and Standby IP address/hostname, the client is still able to connect to the Primary using the VIP. Here is a demo showing VIP in action Prereqs: -- Working HADR database pair (... [More]
Here are some tips on how to get yourself updated on the latest news from InfoSphere Information Server
You can check for technotes, patches and fix packs on Fix Central: http://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/
Go to Select product tab
Product group >> Information Management
Select from Information Management >> InfoSphere Information Server
Installed Version >> Chose the version you are currently using
Platform >> Chose you Operational System or check All
Click on continue.
You will get to Identify fixes window. On this window, you... [More]
As we wind down 2013, we thought it would be fun to see our most popular posts of the year: New to IBM InfoSphere DataStage Server ? First step... Download product! Help shape future enhancements to IBM Support Portal, Fix Central, My notifications, Service Request, and more IBM Netezza product names and models numbers IBM Universal JDBC Driver behavior when calling ResultSetMetaData.getColumnName and getColumnLabel against a DB2 LUW server discuss on developerWorks! Here is a list of the most popular posts since launching this blog... [More]
A new IBM Education Assistant module titled How to collect necessary InfoSphere Data Replication (previously CDC) Support information and an education module titled Obtaining a bookmark from an Oracle CDC target installation , was released to production on 12/6/2013.
The following 15 videos have been added to the IBM Education Assistant website either as a new video or was an existing video but has been updated and re-deployed. These videos are all found in the IBM Electronic Support tools and resources section . IBM Support Assistant V5.0 section: IBM Support Assistant 5.0 Team Server: Working with and managing cases IBM Support Assistant 5.0 Team Server: Using File Actions Overview section: How IBM uses Knowledge-Centered Support Find information section: Using... [More]
Since today is Thanksgiving in the United States, we would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our readers around the globe for following our blog. We hope that the blogs we publish have helped you be successful with our software and that we've helped you learn a thing or two along the way! Remember, you can always leave us feedback by commenting on our blog posts to let us know what you'd like to hear about. We're happy to take suggestions! You can also check us out on Facebook and on Twitter . New... [More]
Infosphere Guardium support will end September 30, 2014, but customers may purchase a service extension. Customers interested in continued support for these versions after the EOS date may purchase a Service Extension (SE) up to 2 years. The fee-based Service Extension provides technical support (e.g. defect corrections, restrictions, and bypasses) for new problems discovered after a product has been withdrawn from support. Fixes are provided at the "then current" corrective service level (Fix Pack, PTF, CSD, etc.). Conditions... [More]
Here are the few published technotes that shows how to diagnose a hanging job or generate stack trace for Parallel jobs Technote : How to diagnose a hanging DataStage Parallel job on Unix/Linux Technote : A new feature to generate stack traces for Parallel jobs at v9.1 of DataStage Technote : DataStage jobs hung in a project in IBM InfoSphere DataStage
6 new DB2 Text Search education modules and 4 new DB2 LUW education modules regarding installation went to production on 11/15/2013! Visit the DB2 LUW IBM Education Assistant website to view these modules: DB2 Text Search Overview Installation, configuration and upgrade Indexing Search features Administration commands Command line tools DB2 LUW Installation Installation of DB2 on Windows - Overview DB2 installation on Windows Fix pack upgrade installation on Windows Refresh, modify, or repair an installation on Windows... [More]
I can't believe it... the Information on Demand Conference kicks of this weekend in Vegas! I'm sure many of you are getting packed and ready for the busy, productive, and fun week ahead. If you aren't attending IOD, you can still connect with many of the events/announcements from home! Here is how to do it: On the conference Livestream , you can watch streaming video of the conference throughout the day. See the EXPO, listen to keynote speeches, watch interviews with key IBMers and IOD attendees. Connect with our Support... [More]
Are you IBM Certified? If you answered no, you can change that answer to a yes at IOD! All registered customers and business partners can take one complimentary exam at the conference! That's a value of $200 USD. Complimentary exams can be from the Information Management, Business Analytics and Enterprise Content Management catalogs. Subsequent tests will be offered at the discounted price of $30. Exams for IBM Cloud, Collaboration, Rational, Security, SOA,Tivoli, WebSphere, and XML will be available at $100 per certification exam.... [More]
We are very happy to announce the achievement of a major milestone today in the evolution of InfoSphere Data Explorer -- Data Explorer v9.0 has been announced! Key features and enhancements in V9.0 InfoSphere Data Explorer BigIndex: BigIndex is InfoSphere Data Explorer's easy-to-integrate, easy-to-scale, cluster-aware, cloud-ready, enterprise-grade API for full text indexing and searching that removes barriers of scale and can be leveraged for building big data solutions. Features include: Automatic index segment (shard) re-balancing... [More]
Serviceability improvements reduce the amount of time and effort that it takes to identify and resolve issues. It IOD next week, Support expert Jim Tsimis will demonstrate the serviceability features in the latest versions of InfoSphere CDC, Information Server & MDM products. Jim will show you how serviceability tools, such as ISA Lite / ISA DC, can help you document and assess the health of your installation and simplify the task of collecting diagnostic information. You will also learn how to subscribe to notifications,... [More]
Does this sound familiar? You know you have Big Data. You don't know exactly what's in it and you know it is spread around a bunch of different repositories. In fact, your data problem is so big, you don't know where to start. So what do you do? If you are attending Information on Demand next week, register for IBD - 2313A : Where is My Big Data? A Hands On Lab with IBM InfoSphere Data Explorer on Tue Nov 5 ( 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. ). In this session, you will discover how IBM InfoSphere Data Explorer can help you make sense... [More]
Next Friday we'll be packing up for IOD... but this Friday we're blogging about the demos we will have available at the IBM Software Subscription & Support Hub, booth #432. These demos aren't just any demos. They are designed to provide quick and concise answers to your common questions. We've called them the S&S Three-Minute Demos! Simply stop by booth #432 and tell us your demo (or demos) of choice. Without further ado, here are the demos: Are you new to IBM Support? Learn Subscription & Support... [More]
The procedure to submit feature request for InfoSphere Data Explorer (was Vivisimo Velocity) is change. Within the new procedure, not only Support, but customers can also submit the feature request to our product. To customers who are new to these procedure, following is the steps: At some point, you will have to login with your external IBM ID. Visit the IBM RFE Community . Click the "Submit" tab. Complete the required fields.
For Brand , select Information management . For Product family , select BigData Core . For... [More]
The IBM Support Portal will soon have a new look! Our friends on the Electronic Support Blog have posted a fantastic blog series covering all the details of the new Portal. Take a look! Part 1: New support home and product lookup Part 2: New search support and downloads location Part 3: Common support links Part 4: My support programs and translation features Part 5:... [More]
Hello all and happy Monday! New resources are available for installing MDM Workbench v11: Blog post in the MDM Developers Community from James Taylor in MDM Development. The blog covers full development environment install, and more. Brand new video on YouTube demonstrating how to install MDM Workbench v11. Hope these resources are useful to our readers who use MDM!
Information on Demand... IOD... the largest IBM EXPO... that place where comfortable shoes are ESSENTIAL... the best education you'll get all year.... whatever you call it, the conference is ALMOST HERE ! Experts from Subscription & Support can hardly contain our excitement about IOD 2013! Since last year's conference wrapped up, we've been brainstorming ways to make this year the absolute best one yet. Here's how we're going to do it: We're all together in a single space in the EXPO -- the IBM Software... [More]
Did you know that our Information Management Support experts also post technical support content on Twitter? We just reached 5,000 tweets and counting! Find current support information about our Information Management products by following IBM_IM_Support . And, if you are interested in DB2, you can follow db2_support for specific DB2 support tips and info. P.S. We're also on Facebook: Information Management Support and DB2 Support LUW .
You may have noticed that along with the expected db2sysc and other processes there is a process called db2fmp that is not running under the same ID as the other DB2 processes. The db2fmp process primarily runs external stored procedures and functions, collectively referred to as routines. DB2 LUW has two primary types of routines referred to as SQL and external. SQL routines are created within DB2 and consist of compiled SQL/PL. External routines, are applications created in a common programming language such as C or Java. When an external... [More]
How to restore critical administrative files with onbar utility? It is already known to us that onbar backs up some critical administrative files during storage space backup. These critical files are as follows: The onconfig file UNIX: The sqlhosts file The ON-Bar emergency boot file: ixbar.servernum The server boot file: oncfg_servername.servernum There may be a situation when you need to restore one of these files, for example: replace disks, restore to a second computer system (imported restore) etc. However, previously there was no easy way... [More]
IIDR announced the latest version (IIDR 10.2.1) for DB2 z/OS: InfoSphere Data Replication for DB2 for z/OS , V10.2.1 provides a single offering for a wide variety of data replication solutions, ranging from continuous availability, active-active databases, and live reporting to database migration. Key features include: Full access to InfoSphere Data Replication for DB2 for z/OS technologies, including Change Data Capture, Q Replication, and SQL Replication Scalable, high-volume, low-latency replication of DB2 for z/OS data with transactional... [More]