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Db2 for z/OS

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Db2 profiles - Enable monitoring and enforcement of AUTHIDs

Db2 v13 offers new feature of Db2 profiles to support monitoring and enforcement of TLS secure connections. Please add ability to do this at AUTHID level. Some apps and users have converted and we could put in a profile to ensure only secure conne...
about 1 month ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Under review

Resolve issue where DB2 has an issue with invalid MDSNxx Class profiles created in RACF

IBM Please read the case TS013914362. In summary DB2 created dumps/abends when the RACF administrator deleted permissions to some incorrectly formatted profiles in one of the MDSNxx classes. When the administrator performed the permit delete and i...
20 days ago in Db2 for z/OS 1 Under review

REBIND PLAN break-in / phase-in

Having to force the business to accept service outages to bring application DB2 packages and plans up to the current operating software level has been a painful aspect of DB2 upgrades for many years. This also meant that the adoption/rollout of s...
3 months ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Under review

Set Partition Index, DPSI to the same DSSIZE as Tablespace when converting to RPN and ALTER TABLESPACE DSSIZE is after ALTER TABLESPACE PAGENUM RELATIVE

In numerous cases it is impossible to put the ALTER TABLESPACE DSSIZE in front of the ALTER TABLESPACE PAGENUM RELATIVE due to the number of partitions and page size. Currently this only works with the following. After the reorg materialization th...
about 1 month ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Under review

DB2: Enhancing DB2 decision making during starting up in DEFER ALL mode

We would like to enhance the DB2 product when starting a database with the "defer all" zparm parameter. It is unfortunate that there is a limit of 2500 in place, and it is also unfortunate that the trusted context is not automatically built, even ...
3 months ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Under review

Meter "dirty" pages written to DB2 table spaces (disk) from CF or local buffer pools

DB2 uses 300 tasks (DB2 writers - it could be more now with later DB2 releases) to write modified (aka, "dirty") pages to the DB2 table spaces (either permanent tables or DB2 work files). From a DB2 perspective this is "efficient" but from a resou...
about 1 month ago in Db2 for z/OS 3 Under review

Db2Z INSERT with VALUES should allow multiple rows

Db2 LUW and many other RDMS allow one INSERT with VALUES to insert multiple rows at once. Db2 Z does not allow that syntax. Db2 Z INSERT with VALUES only allows one row at a time So if you have multiple rows you want to insert with the INSERT usin...
5 months ago in Db2 for z/OS 1 Under review


Good to know what the level of of the DB2 early code. IBM currently make viewing the early code level far more difficult than it needs to be.
5 months ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Under review

Display Trace owner when OPx buffer used

The -DISPLAY TRACE(*) command does not indicate which address space owns the trace when the destination is OPx. Since the OPx destination must be managed by some product/address space it would be helpful to know this. A typical scenario: The syspr...
about 2 months ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Under review

Identify when all members of a Data Sharing Group are up and operational

After a crash or hard down, Db2 will perform its recovery processing including GRECP and LPL processing. There are external systems (e.g. CICS, MQ, etc.) that are dependent on all members in the data-sharing group to be fully up and operational an...
19 days ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Under review