The DB2 for z/OS Best Practices developerWorks Webpage contains many recommendations by subject matter experts on how to best use DB2 for z/OS. Two DB2 for z/OS Distinguished Engineers, John Campbell and Haakon Roberts, recently recorded some of their popular presentations outlining best practices when using DB2:
- "Best Practices for DB2 for z/OS V10 Migration Planning and Very Early experiences" Parts 1 and 2 by John Campbell
In this two-part webcast, John gives his perspective of what you need to understand and do when you move to DB2 10. John works with DB2 for z/OS customers around the globe and has extensive experience.
- "Best Practices for DB2 for z/OS Utilities" Parts 1 and 2 by Haakon Roberts
These recommendations come straight from the engineering team who produce the software and give to practical advice on what you need to do to effectively use the utilities.
The following four titles draw on John's experiences working with customers. They summarize his recommendations in these functional areas of DB2 for z/OS.
- "Best Practices for DB2 for z/OS DDF Connectivity" by John Campbell
- "Best Practices for z/OS Locks and Latches by John Campbell
- "Best Practices for z/OS Local and Group Bufferpools" by John Campbell
- "Best Practices for z/OS Log Activity and Miscellaneous" by John Campbell
These web lectures cover some of the most requested topics given by DB2 Subject Matter Experts. For your convenience, the titles contain a .mov file as well as the slides and transcript of the presentation which all can be downloaded and used offline.
One other best practice worth mentioning is titled "Finding Information Fast and Efficiently". This short recording is valuable to quickly learn how to use the DB2 for z/OS Information Center. This recording explains the Information Center via a demonstration. One of the quickest ways to learn the Information Center features is to watch and listen to someone else showing how to use the software. I'm sure you will learn something new in this 12 minute video.
The DB2 for z/OS team would like to hear from you on what additional best practice content you would like and your thoughts about the ones that have been published. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to let them know.
Thanks to David Salinero for giving me the heads up about this incredible information that is available for free.
See also a previous blog entry about best practices: