DB2 Version 9.7 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows

Clients upgrade

Upgrading to DB2® Version 9.7 might require the upgrade of your clients.

Upgrading a client involves installing a Version 9.7 client copy and then upgrading the client instance. A client instance allows you to connect your application to a database and keeps the information about your client configuration, your cataloged nodes, and your cataloged databases.

The current level of client that you have installed determines the way to proceed with upgrade to DB2 Version 9.7. You can directly upgrade to Version 9.7 clients from Version 8, Version 9.1, or Version 9.5 clients. If you have Version 7 or earlier clients, migrate to any Version 8 client first.

Review Upgrade essentials for clients for details about upgrade support and options available for clients.