IBM® Data Server Manager is a web-based, integrated database management tools platform that helps you manage the following databases:
- IBM Db2® for Linux, UNIX, Windows
- IBM Db2 for z/OS® databases
- IBM dashDB® for Analytics
- IBM Db2 on Cloud (formerly IBM dashDB for Transactions)
- IBM dashDB Local
IBM Data Server Manager helps you administer, monitor, manage and optimize the performance of IBM Db2 databases. Organizations want to make sure that this powerful database management tool is highly available in their environment.
Data Server Manager can be configured and deployed to run on an HA cluster that includes one master node and one backup node.
Data Server Manager HA structure
If Data Server Manager stops running on one of the nodes, the other instance of Data Server Manager starts to ensure that the Data Server Manager service is always available. Critical configuration and user data for Data Server Manager are continuously synchronized between the two Data Server Manager nodes.
To share my experience building Data Server Manager HA solutions based on IBM Tivoli® System Administration for Multiplatforms (Tivoli SA MP), I wrote the IBM Redbooks Analytics Support Web Doc
Setting Up IBM Data Server Manager as a Highly Available Service.
This document describes the detailed steps that you must follow to build, configure, and deploy IBM Data Server Manager as a high availability (HA) service on a Linux system.
Xiao Min Zhao is a software developer for IBM Data Server Manager in IBM China. She has nine years of experience with IBM Db2 and related tools. Xiao Min is an expert on IBM DB2z query processing and tuning. In the Data Server Manager development team, Xiao Min takes several roles such as Data Server Manager tuning on DB2z support, project leader for Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery agile transformation, and projects that require the deployment of Data Server Manger as a High Availability service.