Just in case you have not seen the new download on Fix Central, I wanted to write a quick note that TADDM 722 Fix Pack 2 is now available. You can download it here;
See below for some highlights about the new fix pack;
The Fix Pack is still new, so I do not have a lot to report yet from the field, but so far so good, we have a few early adopters and no major functional issues have been reported. There have only been two primary schema upgrade issues which have only impacted a small group of customers;
1) For DB2 9.7 users, especially older fix packs 4 and 5, we have had issues with the DB2 function "VARCHAR_BIT_FORMAT" missing. This caused the primary schema upgrade to fail with;
This function should exist in DB2 9.7 fix pack 4, but you can run this SQL to test for it against the TADDM DB;
select VARCHAR_BIT_FORMAT(GUID_X) from COMPSYS where TYPE_X='DataPower'
If you get a "SQLCODE=-440" running this work with your DBA or DB2 support to determine why the function is missing. If necessary, open a PMR with TADDM, if you do not have Data Power configured in TADDM prior to this fix pack we can walk you thru skipping these steps.
2) One customer whose is using Oracle for his TADDM database needed to increase his TEMP size to 23G to complete the primary schema upgrade. They only had this issue in one of two environments, and we do not know the root cause as they were unwilling to pursue it from the database end, but given it only happened in one of two environments, we believe the issue may be specific to their environment. I am just mentioning it in case you have Oracle, you would be aware of it and perhaps have a DBA available during the upgrade in the off chance you have temp space issues.
Where is the doc?
If you have not already heard, all new updates to IBM documentation are being done only in Knowledge Center. So all Fix Pack 2 doc is ONLY in Knowledge Center. You can access it here;
New items in Fix Pack 2 are marked within the documentation with a small, blue 'Fix Pack 2' graphic. In the case of TADDM 722, we only have FP1 and FP2 graphics, while in 721 the Fix Packs and corresponding graphics go up to six. That way, users can always tell if content has been added for a new Fix Pack.
Info Center continues to be available, however it will not be updated for the new Fix Pack 2 features. At some point Info Center will be re-directed to Knowledge Center. We will update the links in the product console in the next Fix Pack, but please change your bookmarks if you have them now, especially if you want to take advantage of any of the new features.
Please note that we have had some issues with the Knowledge Center search. It was re-indexed recently and that has corrected the problem at least temporarily. If you are searching and do not find what you need and believe it exists, try these tips for alternative search mechanisms;
Also, if you have already viewed a page in Knowledge Center, any time that page changes, you need to clear your browser cache and reload the page new. We do not change the publications much outside of Fix Packs and releases so this should not be a concern for you, but if the above link fails to find what you are looking for, try clearing your browser cache.
And yes, these issues are being worked on. I did run some test searches this week on the new content and all seemed fine so hoping you have no issues, but wanted to let you know, just in case.
Things to know before you upgrade;
Please read the Fix Pack 2 readme which is also available on Fix Central for prerequisites and installation instructions. Outside of that, if you have any efixes on your TADDM server that are recent(May 2014+) check via the Support Site that they were included in Fix Pack 2. If not, open a PMR with Support to have those efixes ported to FP2 at least two weeks prior to your planned upgrade.
If you have any questions or concerns about Fix Pack 2, please comment below. Thanks!