DB2 10.5 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows

Subscribing to Support updates

By subscribing to receive updates about DB2® for Linux, UNIX, and Windows, you can receive important technical information and updates for specific IBM Support tools and resources.

About this task

You can subscribe to updates by using one of two approaches:

RSS feeds and social media subscriptions
The following RSS feeds and social media subscriptions are available for DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows:

For general information about RSS, including steps for getting started and a list of RSS-enabled IBM web pages, visit the IBM Software Support RSS feeds site.

My Notifications
With My Notifications, you can subscribe to Support updates for any IBM product. My Notifications replaces My Support, which is a similar tool that you might have used in the past. With My Notifications, you can specify that you want to receive daily or weekly email announcements. You can specify what type of information you want to receive, such as publications, hints and tips, product flashes (also known as alerts), downloads, and drivers. My Notifications enables you to customize and categorize the products about which you want to be informed and the delivery methods that best suit your needs.


To subscribe to Support updates:

  1. Subscribe to the DB2 RSS feeds by pointing your browser to the URL for the one of the RSS feeds and clicking Subscribe Now.
  2. Subscribe to My Notifications by going to the IBM® Support Portal and click My Notifications in the Notifications portlet.
  3. Sign in using your IBM ID and password, and click Submit.
  4. Identify what and how you want to receive updates.
    1. Click the Subscribe tab.
    2. Select the appropriate software brand or type of hardware.
    3. Select one or more products by name and click Continue.
    4. Select your preferences for how to receive updates, whether by email, online in a designated folder, or as an RSS or Atom feed.
    5. Select the types of documentation updates that you want to receive, for example, new information about product downloads and discussion group comments.
    6. Click Submit.


Until you modify your RSS feeds and My Notifications preferences, you receive notifications of updates that you have requested. You can modify your preferences when needed.