DB2 Version 10.1 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows

Control Center tools have been discontinued

The Control Center tools and all related components such as wizards and advisors are discontinued. A new suite of GUI tools for managing DB2® for Linux, UNIX, and Windows data and data-centric applications is now available and can be used instead.


The following Control Center tools and related features have been discontinued:
  • Activity Monitor
  • Command Editor
  • Configuration Assistant
  • Control Center and associated wizards and advisors
    • Add Partitions launchpad
    • Alter Database Partition Group wizard
    • Backup wizard
    • Configuration advisor wizard
    • Configure Database Logging wizard
    • Configure Multisite Update wizard
    • Create Cache Table wizard
    • Create Database wizard
    • Create Federated Objects wizard (Also known as Create Nicknames wizard)
    • Create Table Space wizard
    • Create Table wizard
    • Design advisor wizard
    • Drop Partition launchpad
    • Health Alert Notification
    • Health Indicator Configuration launchpad
    • Load wizard
    • Recommendation advisor
    • Redistribute Data wizard
    • Restore wizard
    • Set Up Activity Monitor wizard
    • Set Up High Availability Disaster Recovery (HADR) Databases wizard
    • Storage Management Setup launchpad
    • Troubleshooting wizard
  • Control Center plug-in extensions
  • Event Analyzer
  • Health Center
  • Indoubt Transaction Monitor
  • Journal
  • License Center
  • Memory Visualizer
  • Query Patroller Center
  • Satellite Administration Center
  • Task Center
  • User interface to access Spatial Extender functionality
  • User interface to Visual Explain
As a result, there are commands and response file keywords for DB2 installation that are also discontinued. The following associated DB2 commands are discontinued:
  • db2am (Start Activity monitor center command)
  • db2ca (Start the Configuration Assistant command)
  • db2cc (Start control center command)
  • db2ce (Start Command Editor command)
  • db2eva (Event analyzer command)
  • db2hc (Start health center command)
  • db2indbt (Start Indoubt Transaction Monitor Center command)
  • db2journal (Start Journal command)
  • db2lc (Start License Center command)
  • db2memvis (Start Memory Visualizer center command)
  • db2tc (Start Task Center command)
In addition, the following response file keywords are discontinued:
For Query Patroller, the response file keywords that are discontinued are listed at Query Patroller has been discontinued.
Important: Use of the Control Center tools Version 9.7 or earlier to connect to Version 10.1 databases is not supported. If you set the location to access the Version 10.1 DB2 Information Center by changing the DB2_DOCHOST variable, the online help for Control Center tools Version 9.7 or earlier is not available.


Use the AUTOCONFIGURE command to get recommendations from the configuration advisor. Although the wizard interface for the configuration advisor is discontinued, the configuration advisor is still available by using the AUTOCONFIGURE command.

Use the db2advis command to get recommendations from the design advisor. The wizard interface for the design advisor is also discontinued, but the design advisor is still available using the db2advis command.

IBM® Data Studio and IBM Optim™ tools perform similar tasks that you used to perform with the Control Center tools. These recommended tools provide enhanced features for those tasks. Use any of the following tools in place of the Control Center tools:
  • IBM Data Studio
  • IBM InfoSphere® Data Architect
  • InfoSphere Optim Configuration Manager
  • IBM InfoSphere Optim Performance Manager
  • IBM InfoSphere Optim Performance Manager Extended Edition
For a mapping between these recommended tools and Control Center tools, see Table of recommended tools versus Control Center tools.

IBM Data Studio is included in all the DB2 database product editions. IBM InfoSphere Optim Performance Manager is included with the DB2 Advanced Enterprise Server Edition or IBM InfoSphere Warehouse.

For more information, see Database management and application development tools.