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Enhance automatic SORTHEAP management by fixing the defined base value as the minimum for STMM

As we had an issue with STMM reducing the SORTHEAP too much during lower load on the database, we would like to see the defined base value for the sortheap treated as the minimum value, that STMM would not reduce the sortheap below that value if t...
about 13 hours ago in Db2 / Configuration Parameters 0 Submitted

Enable DATABASE_MEMORY change on WRITE SUSPEND database

We are using db2relocatedb to deploy test, dev, preprod environments from production images (disc snapshots). This happens multiple times a week (talking about multiple hundred databases). Most databases have DATABASE_MEMORY set to AUTOMATIC. Relo...
24 days ago in Db2 / Configuration Parameters 0 Submitted

Solution for flushing (and replacing) cached external 64 bit routines (db2fmp processes)

Solution for flushing (and replacing) cached external 64 bit routines (db2fmp processes) We are running in our online production environment thousands external db2 routines per minute. Because of its performance we are forced to cache these r...
about 1 month ago in Db2 / Configuration Parameters 0 Future consideration

Provide pre and post upgrade dbm and db checks of Db2 parameters and highlight any deltas

It is currently a best practice that we recommend customers do pre and post upgrade dbm and db checks manually. The request is that this should be performed automatically as part of the Db2 upgrade script itself. Comparing before and after parame...
about 2 months ago in Db2 / Configuration Parameters 0 Future consideration

Add the ‘Db2 Tenant’ feature (enabling database multi-tenancy) delivered in Db2 11.5.5 on other platforms to the Db2 for i product.

This would enable applications to be offered in a SaaS multi-tenant environment with much lower costs than the existing dedicated partition or database options.
4 months ago in Db2 / Configuration Parameters 0 Future consideration

Change behaviour of default Fast Communications Manager (FCM) port

Change behaviour of default Fast Communications Manager (FCM) port https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/db2-db2-server-tcpip-port-numbers For Db2 Version 11.5.5 or older, the ports used are 60000 and higher. For example, ports 60006 - 60011 would be ...
12 months ago in Db2 / Configuration Parameters 0 Future consideration

A DB cfg parameter to set the default tablespace to prevent objects ending up in the wrong TS

When not explicitly set in the CREATE TABLE statement, a newly created table will end up in the last created tablespace. A lot of customers have problems with this for several reasons. They have no control over table placement when using a framewo...
about 1 year ago in Db2 / Configuration Parameters 0 Future consideration

Refresh Command for External Fenced Routines

For our external Stored Procedures (written in Cobol, PL/1, C) we need 1. the flexibility of keepfenced=no to get changes in shared-objects active (i.e: in case of hotfixes) without a restart of db2.2. the speed of keepfenced=yes, because by the s...
over 1 year ago in Db2 / Configuration Parameters 0 Future consideration

Support converting non-restricted databases to restricted databases in Db2

There can be legacy databases created with non-restricted mode. However as security policies get stringent there is need to convert these databases into restricted databases. The way to convert currently is to recreate the database from scratch. I...
over 1 year ago in Db2 / Configuration Parameters 0 Future consideration

Allow fixed MAXLOCKS value even if LOCKLIST is AUTOMATIC

When LOCKLIST is set to AUTOMATIC, the MAXLOCKS setting cannot be set. https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/locklist-and-maxlocks-database-configuration-parameters-and-lock-escalations In general this follows the concept of LOCKLIST AUTOMATIC, but th...
over 1 year ago in Db2 / Configuration Parameters 0 Future consideration