Data Server Manager 2.1.5 is now available for download from developerWorks. Click on ibm.biz/IWantMyDSM to find the latest download. You can also see the improvements listed in the DSM "What's New" technote.
One of the highlights for me is that you now have access to enhanced monitoring for Db2 Warehouse on Cloud and Db2 on Cloud. Until 2.1.5 there was a fixed and unchangeable monitoring profile for Db2 Warehouse on Cloud and Db2 on Cloud databases. We originally took a very conservative approach to the monitoring we allowed for these systems. As you can appreciate from my last article, the more detailed monitoring information you choose to collect, the more there is potential performance impact to that system.
We received numerous requests to open up the "On Cloud" profile and we listened. The default profile for the "On Cloud" databases still only turns on a minimal amount of monitoring. But now you can choose to change the "On Cloud" monitoring profile to do more detailed monitoring just like you can do with your Db2 on premises databases. Support is there today for Db2 on Cloud systems and Db2 Warehouse on Cloud SMP/MPP systems. Support for Flex is coming with the next Db2 Warehouse on Cloud Flex update.
If you are an "On Cloud" user and haven't used DSM before, have a look at some of my previous articles. You can now take advantage of additional monitoring like individual statement history. You can also choose to enable additional alerts, increase the frequency of the data collection and how long you keep it. Remember monitoring has a cost (usually small) so please look at my last article to make sure you know how to measure and manage the impact when you increase frequency or detail in the monitoring you do.