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Do some more checking when Db2 fixpack is installed - like will fixpack be working after instance upgrade

On my test computer Linux x86_64, Db2 v11.5.8.0 is installed and I decided to upgrade to v11.5.9.0. 1. I checked prerequisite and everything was successful. ./db2prereqcheck -i -s -v 11.5.9.0 2. I installed Db2 server and installation was s...
17 days ago in Db2 / Installation & Upgrade 0 Submitted

Read On Standby (ROS) Access during Upgrade process LUW

During the version upgrade of Db2 LUW, the standby (ROS enabled) needs to be brought down - during the upgrade: https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/db2/11.5?topic=udhadrhe-upgrading-db2-servers-in-hadr-environments-without-standby-reinitialization I wou...
about 1 month ago in Db2 / High Availability and/or Disaster Recovery / Installation & Upgrade 0 Future consideration

Provide Db2 history of installs/updates including date

For auditing and compliance purposes, Db2 needs to easily make the following information available:- Database Version, Release, ModPack, FixPack (including security special builds)- Database Date/Time of the creation and subsequent updates- Databa...
4 months ago in Db2 / Installation & Upgrade 0 Submitted

Add possibility to specify uid/gid for db2instance owner in container

It would be beneficial to be able to specify uid/gid for db2instance in container. Example: DB2INSTANCE_UID (default ...) is to specify the uid of the Db2 instance owner DB2INSTANCE_GID (default ...) is to specify the gid of the Db2 instance owner...
4 months ago in Db2 / Installation & Upgrade 0 Submitted

Add "Do Not run on Startup" Checkbox to the "DB2 First Steps" app.

This is, without a doubt one of the most annoying applications I deal with. When I log on to a database server, it can take a while to start this app, meaning I am in the middle of something when this app pops up in the middle of my work like some...
4 months ago in Db2 / Installation & Upgrade 0 Submitted

allow LDAP based db2 instance user for PureScale instance creation

Right now instance creation and maintainance in PureScale (db2icrt/db2iupdt) requires that the db2 instance user is local, i.e. has an entry in local /etc/passwd and /etc/shadow. This expose a huge problem for LDAP based environments like ours whe...
8 months ago in Db2 / Installation & Upgrade 0 Not under consideration

DB2 Purescale with Secure Linux Boot on RHEL enabled: should ship already signed IBM Spectrum Scale (GPFS) kernel modules

Background: Right now instance creation with DB2 PureScale 11.5 (FP8) fails when it comes to the GPFS part if you have Secure Linux Boot in Red Hat Linux enabled. This issue is documented in GPFS manuals https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/STXKQY/gpfsclus...
9 months ago in Db2 / Installation & Upgrade 0 Not under consideration

Stop requiring Db2 to be run in a --privileged container

Using the ibmcom_db2 docker image, even when adding a license to it, or installing licensed Db2 to a container based on a supported O/S requires running in a docker container with the --privileged switch. This is not a good practice and cannot be ...
over 1 year ago in Db2 / Installation & Upgrade 0 Future consideration

Db2 LUW support on Windows Server 2022

Please support Windows Server 2022 on v11.5 and vNext. Windows Server 2022 was released in August 2021 and we have consumers wanting to use the latest operating system. End of support for Windows Server 2019 is January 2024 but it takes time for u...
over 1 year ago in Db2 / Installation & Upgrade 0 Future consideration

Db2 LUW support on Ubuntu 22.04

Please support Ubuntu 22.04 on v11.5 and vNext. Ubuntu 22.04 was released in April 2022 and we have consumers wanting to use the latest operating system. End of support for Ubuntu 20.04 is April 2025 but it takes time for us to package, test and d...
over 1 year ago in Db2 / Installation & Upgrade 0 Future consideration