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Operating System/Virtualization

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Db2u without OpenShift

We have a cloud-native strategy that Db2u fits better than most other RDBMSes. We also have a fairly mature Kubernetes infrastructure. We would really like to run db2u on native Kubernetes, without OpenShift.
over 1 year ago in Db2 / Operating System/Virtualization 2 Planned for future release

Add Support for Redhat 8 for DB2

We have customers who want to run on Redhat 8 and are not able to do so, this limits our ability to offer solutions to a wider audience.
almost 3 years ago in Db2 / Operating System/Virtualization 0 Functionality already exists


Please extend BACKUP DATABASE to support cloud vendor type of AZURE. Presently, DB2 only supports S3 protocols.
about 4 years ago in Db2 / Backup, Restore, Rollforward, Recover / Operating System/Virtualization 0 Future consideration

Display server uptime in db2start summary written to db2diag.log

In addition to details about CPU and RAM that are currently reported in db2diag.log during db2start, include the server uptime duration.
over 7 years ago in Db2 / Operating System/Virtualization 1 Not under consideration

Make NUMBLOCKPAGES automatic/self tuned

Make the value of NUMBLOCKPAGES to be automatically computed as a percentage of the total number of pages in a bufferpool AND/OR make at least the update of such value an online operation.
over 4 years ago in Db2 / Operating System/Virtualization 0 Not under consideration

Need DB2 LUW to support NUMA processor technology on Windows

The NUMA processor group technology is currently not supported by DB2 v10.5 and up for Windows. I would like IBM to add support for this feature in DB2 v10.5 and up as soon as possible in order to take full advantage of my server. (Currently runni...
about 5 years ago in Db2 / Operating System/Virtualization 0 Planned for future release

DB2 data server client for Mac OS

There are different Data Server clients for many platforms ( However, for Mac OS there is only the DS.It is necessary to have a Runtime Client for this platform.The only way to have it, is...
over 4 years ago in Db2 / Operating System/Virtualization 1 Not under consideration

Add support AIX 7.1 for Db2 11.5.4

I support my customers system which runs DB2 ESE on AIX 7.1. We were on DB2 10.5 and upgraded this Summer to 11.5 which compatibility reports showed as a supported configuration. Now that we are looking at applying 11.5.4 fixpacks, I'm finding the...
about 2 years ago in Db2 / Operating System/Virtualization 2 Not under consideration

Support for running on Amazon Linux 2

Add Amazon Linux 2 as a supported operating system for running Db2.
almost 3 years ago in Db2 / Operating System/Virtualization 0 Not under consideration

New Redhat ipcmni_extend setting Recommendation in the DB2 Infocentre

Hello, Db2 Luw seems to be a victum of Redhat change The change is effective of Redhat 7.8+, where you need to set ipcmni_extend to allow db2 to request more then 32k of MSGMNI as per
about 2 years ago in Db2 / Operating System/Virtualization 0 Not under consideration