IBM Database Magazine has recently released a new e-book: Exploring IDS 11. In the book, Informix guru Lester Knutsen explains how to get IDS 11 up to full speed using the Sysmaster database to monitor server status and performance. This downloadable e-book includes an overview of IDS 11 features, plus an in-depth look at what new and improved Sysmaster tables can tell you about your IDS system. You'll need to register with IBM Database Magazine to read the book. Click here to download the book.
There is also a new Redbooks publication that might be of interest to you: Informix Dynamic Server 11: Extending Availability and Replication. In this publication, you'll learn in detail about the new features in Informix Dynamic Server 11. Understand how the high availability capability and the new replication technologies can increase enterprise productivity. You can download a free copy online at www.redbooks.ibm.com/redpieces/abstracts/sg247488.html?Open
Finally, if you prefer hard-copy books, you can pre-order your copy of Administering Informix Dynamic Server: Building the Foundation. This long awaited book by Carlton Doe is nearing completion, and you can pre-order your copy with an amazing discount at Amazon.com. With 37% savings off the retail price and free shipping, you’ll pay only $37.77 for this detailed book that focuses on the essential skills to administer and maintain the Informix Dynamic Server. This book is a must have for both current and new IDS users. Order online at Amazon.com.