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Status Not under consideration
Workspace Db2
Created by Guest
Created on Aug 22, 2023

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
-    Database Build Level
-    Associated Instance Version, Release, Mod Pack, Fix Pack
-    Associated Instance Date/Time of install/update
-    Associated instance Build Level

The above information is preferred to be accessible in a single query to a system catalog table to support reporting purposes across all Db2 databases in the enterprise. Presently, some of the information is available, but it requires multiple queries and does not provide all the needed data. For example, sysibm.sysversions provides valuable history about the database and includes a timestamp, but the timestamp does not appear to represent when the latest update was installed and being a sysibm table is technically not for users and there's no documentation.

ENV_INST_INFO provides instance information, but it does not include a date when the instance was updated and lacks historical information.

A preferred solution would be to formalize sysibm.sysversions to syscat.sysversions and extend the output to include logging a date/time of every database update as well as providing the same information about the associated instance.

Needed By Week