Getting under the hood with DB2 for TSM Admins

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Dec 21, 2011
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Over at the TSMADmin blog, Chad Small recently posted “DB2 Doesn’t Make a Difference.”  Chad was concerned that he was not seeing a performance boost in his database queries after upgrading from TSM 5.5 to 6.x. As you know, one of the biggest changes in TSM 6.x is that it is now backed by DB2. […]

TSM 6.2 shut down, ADM6017E in db2diag.log

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Aug 11, 2011
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This morning, I noticed that one of my TSM 6.2 servers had stopped running over night.  No DB2 processes or dsmserv were running. I checked the TSM logs, but only found errors from the dsmadmc client: 08/11/11 09:08:52 ANS5216E Could not establish a TCP/IP connection with address ‘TSM1.LANIGERA.COM:1500’. The TCP/IP error is ‘Connection refused’ (errno […]

TSM 6.2.3 released

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Aug 5, 2011
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IBM has released Tivoli Storage Manager v6.2 Fix Pack 2 (6.2.3). Looks like a lot of bugfixes, in particular a DB2 reorg bug. As usual, I’ll let everyone else go first and see what breaks.  Thanks, dudes!

Friday links, 2/25/2011 edition

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Feb 25, 2011
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WordPress 3.1 is released Future features of Solaris 11 Alpha 4 of the next version of DB2 quietly slips out in to the wild Tivoli Storage Manager for Virtual Environments announced Apple previews Mac OS X 10.7 “Lion” Stephen Foskett reviews the new MacBook Pro Silicon Valley VC questions the wisdom of Obama’s Startup America […]

Zabbix 1.8.4 released

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Jan 4, 2011
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I just noticed that Zabbix 1.8.4 has been released.  Along with changes to the web interface, DB2 has been added as a supported backend. The documentation doesn’t have any information on what the requirements are for DB2 support (9.5?  9.7?), but it’s nice to see Zabbix support another big-time database.