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Upgrading to DB2 Connect Version 10.1 roadmap

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Upgrading to DB2® Connect Version 10.1 might require upgrading your environment components. These components are DB2 Connect servers, DB2 servers, clients, and database applications. Upgrading these components requires an understanding of the DB2 products upgrade concepts and the DB2 products.

This document will help you navigate through the available information and resources related to upgrading from DB2 Connect Version 9.7 and Version 9.5 to DB2 Connect Version 10.1 .


Your first point of reference to learn how to create an upgrade plan and how to upgrade each component of your DB2 environment is the Installing and Configuring DB2 Connect Servers and the Upgrading to DB2 Version 10.1 guide. The content of this guide is available in the DB2 Information Center. The most high level topic for upgrading DB2 Connect is Upgrading to the latest version of DB2 Connect.

You will find that upgrade topics for DB2 Connect servers reference upgrade tasks for DB2 servers because they are exactly the same tasks for DB2 servers and DB2 Connect servers.


If you are upgrading from DB2 Connect Version 9.1 or earlier, you need to upgrade to DB2 Connect Version 9.7 first.

Ensure that you meet the operating system and hardware requirements for DB2 Connect Version 10.1 described at Installation requirements for DB2 database products, and the prerequisites for connectivity to supported System z and IBM i data servers described at IBM i and mainframe support for DB2 Connect.

Review the changes in Version 10.1 to existing functionality from previous releases that can impact your DB2 Connect upgrade:

If you are upgrading from DB2 Connect Version 9.5, changes to existing functionality between Version 9.7 and Version 9.5 releases can also affect your DB2 Connect environment upgrade. Review the following changes to determine whether you need to manage the effect of these changes:

If you are upgrading from DB2 Connect Version 9.7, discontinue the use of functionality that is unsupported in DB2 Version 10.1.

The Control Center tools and related wizards are discontinued. IBM® Data Studio and IBM InfoSphere® Optim™ tools are the recommended tools for performing tasks that are similar to the tasks that you previously performed using the Control Center tools. These recommended tools also provide enhanced features for tasks previously performed using the Control Center tools. For a mapping between these recommended tools and Control Center tools, see Table of recommended tools versus Control Center tools. For more details about the discontinuation, see Control Center tools have been discontinued.


Planning your DB2 environment upgrade requires you to determine a strategy on how to approach your DB2 environment upgrade and create an upgrade plan that includes all of the upgrade process details.

Determine all of the upgrade process details for each component in your environment that you need to know to write your upgrade plan. For each component, you must include in your upgrade plan:

You should plan on how to discontinue the use of deprecated functionality. For details, see DB2 Version 10.1 enhancements and changes that affect DB2 Connect.


Follow the upgrade plan for your environment. The DB2 Connect upgrade process for each component of your environment is described on the following topics:

The upgrade process for each component includes:


DB2 product education


Documentation, articles, and white papers


You can find error information about DB2 upgrade in the following files:

You can find information about known issues or defects in the following references:

Additional resources

Additional resources to help you with DB2 database product upgrades are available at: Aditional resources to help you with upgrades for DB2 products and migration of software that uses DB2 database products such as DB2 Content Manager and SAP systems are available at the DB2 upgrade portal.

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Modified date:
16 June 2018