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Status Planned for future release
Created by Guest
Created on May 25, 2023

Handle the suspended state the engine goes into, when Db2 RRSAF connectivity is not available at start up.

Scenario: Upon startup of the Change Data Capture for Db2 z/OS engine, if it encounters Db2 RRSAF connectivity is not yet available, the engine goes into a suspended state. It does not drive any retries nor does it shut down. It remains in the suspended state until manual intervention to cycle the engine.

Suggestion: Have the engine drive a limited number of retries after which point if the connection is still unsuccessful, shut down the engine. For example, retry in 1 minute intervals for 5 minutes (5 attempts). This would allow for slight delays we have observed in our environment where Db2 RRSAF connections are not available in Db2 until a minute or two after the normal Db2 start has completed.

Needed By Yesterday (Let's go already!)
  • Admin
    Alex Klufas
    Jul 28, 2023

    IBM Update: Thank you for submitting this enhancement request. We have reviewed it and deem it valid. We will be adding it to our roadmap for future development. Thank you.