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Using ansible to Setup Port Forwarding

Published February 22nd, 2019 - by

Introduction In its simplest form, ansible is a Python derived automation scripting tool, commonly used to install, configure and manage servers and services. It has a huge collection of modules available out of the box to support management of a wide variety of tasks. In this blog, we’re going to talk about using ansible to Continue Reading

Client Experiences: How DB2 Migration Affects Decimal Type Conversion

Published February 12th, 2019 - by

Recently, I assisted a client migrating their DB2 databases from v9.7 to v11.1. I intentionally say “migrating” and not “upgrading”, even though three major releases were jumped, because the existing databases were located on Z-Linux servers (big endian) and the target databases were to be placed on POWER Linux servers (little endian), so it was Continue Reading

DB2 Native REST API – Versioning and Control

Published December 7th, 2018 - by

Introduction The DB2 for z/OS REST API has been available on V11 and V12 for a while now and has continued to evolve through IBMs continuous delivery maintenance strategy. With the arrival of APAR PI98649 (V12 PTF UI58425, V11 PTF UI58431), the functionality has been extended to include commands to control the availability of services Continue Reading

What Happens When You Miss a ++HOLD DEP?

Published November 13th, 2018 - by

This is the sort of thing that I feel quite strongly about when I’m talking to customers, so there is a level of irony that rushing an RSU installation has proved to be so very instructive! The background to this is that I am currently at IDUG (EMEA in Malta) and was chatting to a Continue Reading

Top 5 DB2 Support Nightmares 2018 No. 3

Published October 30th, 2018 - by

In part 3 of our new series of DB2 Support Nightmares we look at the risks of staying on out of support databases. Sign-up to receive DB2 Support Nightmare updates or download our previous series ‘Top 10 DB2 Support Nightmares and How to Avoid Them‘ here.

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