num_initagents - Initial number of agents in pool configuration parameter

You can use this parameter to determine the initial number of idle agents that are created in the agent pool when the db2start command is issued.

Configuration type
Database manager
Applies to
  • Database server with local and remote clients
  • Database server with local clients
  • Partitioned database server with local and remote clients
Parameter type
Configurable online
Default [range]
0 [0 - 64 000]
Note: The default value is subject to change by the Db2® Configuration Advisor after initial database creation.

The database manager always starts the num_initagents idle agents as part of the db2start command, except if the value of this parameter is greater than num_poolagents during start up and num_poolagents is not set to AUTOMATIC. In this case, the database manager only starts the num_poolagents idle agents since there is no reason to start more idle agents than can be pooled.