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Add a way to pre-encrypt db2 user password before adding it in response file to do db2 silent install.

We are OEM customer to provider our user Db2+Cognos installation, we're using db2 silent install with a response file, for now, there is no way (no tools, no command) to encrypt a plain db2 user password so that we can add this encrypted password ...
over 1 year ago in Db2 / Security / Installation & Upgrade 0 Not under consideration

Explain product names in installer

When installing, a name like CONSV o RTCL are not clear for people entering into the world of Db2. These names should be explained in from of them, likeCONSV - Db2 Connect for zOS o iRTLN - Data server runtime client
about 1 year ago in Db2 / Installation & Upgrade 0 Future consideration

Provide checksums for Fixpacks

From a security perspective it would be very helpful to be able to validate that the code downloaded from FixCentral is correct and has not been tampered with (or corrupted during download).Please publish md5 or sha2 checksums for Fixpack download...
over 4 years ago in Db2 / Installation & Upgrade 0 Not under consideration

DB2 LUW: Db2 utility to back up and restore the permissions and ownership values of Db2 files/directories

Requesting Rproduct improvement for Db2 Linux, Unix and Windows. Problem description:This RFE solves a problem or deficiency within an IBM database product, Db2 Linux, Unix and Windows. The problem is that users (with authority) mistakenly change...
about 4 years ago in Db2 / Installation & Upgrade 0 Not under consideration

Do not overwrite db2setup.log

During installation DB2 writes to db2setup.log. If installation is started a second time the previously created file db2setup.log is overwritten and all the information of the previous install attempts is lost. If installation routine would rename...
over 5 years ago in Db2 / Installation & Upgrade 0 Delivered

Provide an Open-Source Repository for the Db2 Docker Image Build Scripts/Files

I have been using the Db2 image from Docker Hub to test Db2 11.5. This has been an invaluable option to quickly get an instance up and running, so we can test the new features. However, I have run into some issues with the image. One such (minor!...
over 2 years ago in Db2 / Installation & Upgrade 0 Functionality already exists

Add support for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 15 with Db2 11.1

Our Linux team has already moved all our Linux platforms, with the exception of Db2 platforms, from SLES version 12 to 15. As there is no actual Db2 version that supports SLES 15, the concerned platforms cannot be upgraded.
about 2 years ago in Db2 / Installation & Upgrade 0 Not under consideration

Dependency on systemd added in DB2 11.1.1.1 prevents installation in RHEL 7.3 docker container

Idea created for the RFE closed wrongly - http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/rfe/execute?use_case=viewRfe&CR_ID=10347821 vote(s) as of Mar 13, 2019We use Docker containers to perform automated testing of our products on various prerequisite sof...
over 2 years ago in Db2 / Installation & Upgrade 1 Delivered

Method for downgrading FixPack level of Db2 pureScale

In order to downgrade FP level of pureScale, uninstall the product, re-install and recovery from backup are needed.This is time consuming and cannot be done online.Customer want some easy FP fallback method.Most customer plan to FP upgrade with so...
almost 4 years ago in Db2 / Installation & Upgrade 0 Not under consideration

IBM Data Server Runtime Client on Mac OS?

Given the increase in Mac users, having the DB2 client available on the Mac would be prudent.
almost 5 years ago in Db2 / Installation & Upgrade 0 Not under consideration