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Upgrading DB2 pureScale environments to DB2 Version 10.1 roadmap

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

This roadmap will help you navigate through the available information and resources related to upgrading a DB2 pureScale environment from DB2 Version 9.8 to DB2 Version 10.1.


Your first point of reference for learning how to upgrade each component of your DB2 pureScale environment and how to create an upgrade plan is the Upgrading to DB2 Version 10.1 guide. The content of this guide is available in the DB2 Information Center. The highest level topic is Upgrading to DB2 Version 10.1.


To convert existing Version 10.1 instances, see Convert instances to the DB2 pureScale Feature.

Ensure that you meet the installation requirements for the DB2 pureScale Feature in Version 10.1 as described in Installation requirements for DB2 database products. For details on how to use the db2prereqcheck command to verify the installation requirements, see Checking installation prerequisites with db2prereqcheck.

There is no utility to fall back to a previous release after upgrading your DB2 servers. Refer to the Planning section for details.


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.

Review APARs and known issues related to upgrading to DB2 Version 10.1 in the Troubleshooting section. If these issues impact your DB2 environment upgrade, add the actions on how to resolve these issues to your upgrade plans.

To fall back to a previous release after upgrading your DB2 servers, add details to your upgrade plan about the tasks required to reverse a DB2 server upgrade. These details should include any steps required in the upgrade task that enables you to reverse an upgrade.

Adopting new DB2 Version 10.1 functionality​​



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