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Ember’s Take on Monitoring DB2 LUW

I have some very specific perspectives on monitoring DB2. In addition to regular consulting in my day job, we also provide full-service virtual DBA services, including monitoring. The monitoring we choose to do is very much under my control, and I’m constantly working on enhancements. I thought I’d blog on what I like to monitor and alert on without going...

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Ember Speaking at DB2 Symposium on 16 May

Once again this year, I’ll be speaking at the DB2 Symposium in Einhoven on 16 May! I’ll be giving a day-long intensive on DB2 Security, Performance, and a Touch of Cloud. I’ve been working hard on creating and polishing the presentation, and am quite excited to be including Jupyter Notebook topics in this presentation, in addition to the topics mentioned...

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Troubleshooting with Mickey Mouse, Snow White, and Cinderella

It’s that magical time of year again. DBAs excitedly pack their bags for a week-long trip. On-call rotation is hurriedly passed to the next poor soul on the rotation list. Ember dons her trademark pigtails. Melanie Stopfer crams another 20 slides into and already packed presentation. It’s time for the IDUG North American Technical Conference in Anaheim, California. All your...

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db2setup on Windows – Repair Option

Sometimes with DB2 on Windows installs just don’t go right. There is a repair mode on db2setup that can help. The Problems There are a number of problems that can manifest. One is a completely successful install on Windows, but the menu items just don’t show up under “all programs” on the start menu. Today, I received this error message...

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DB2 Administrative SQL Cookbook: Generating a Comma Separated List of Columns in a MON_GET Table Function

Purpose To generate a comma separated list of columns in a MON_GET table function, in the same order you should get the columns if you query the table. This SQL should handle larger tables like MON_GET_DATABASE that have a very large number of columns. This is especially useful when pulling data into Excel to play with it or getting it...