Thursday, 1 June 2017

IBM Data Server Manager

This came to my attention via @wesmorgan on Twitter: -

IBM® Data Server Manager is a simple, scalable, and smart solution to administer, monitor, manage, and optimize the performance of DB2 for Linux, UNIX and Windows databases across the enterprise. It is easy to deploy and cloud-ready. It simplifies database administrative tasks for both expert and novice users. With one simple Data Server Manager server installation, you can access any DB2 for Linux, UNIX and Windows or DB2 for z/OS and BigInsights systems without the need to install or update any client code. Data Server Manager consolidates information from multiple systems in a single graphical interface that is accessible from any standard web browser.

Data Server Manager offers a lightweight setup option for real-time monitoring and administration. The optional repository database can record monitoring metrics for historical analysis, identify storage access patterns for capacity planning, and track configuration changes for problem determination. Automated, expert advice from a holistic view of the database and intelligent alerts based on trends and statistics help optimize application performance, reduce the need for specialized skills and lower total cost of ownership.

Data Server Manager comes in two editions:

• Data Server Manager Base Edition offers database development, administration and basic performance monitoring capabilities to all DB2 for Linux, UNIX and Windows and DB2 for z/OS clients at no charge. 

For DB2 for z/OS, Data Server Manager Base Edition offers advanced capabilities with centralized configuration management available in the DB2 Administration Solution Pack for z/OS. DB2 Query Workload Tuner for z/OS takes advantage of Data Server Manager architecture either as an individual product or component of the DB2 Performance Solution Pack for z/OS.
• Data Server Manager Enterprise Edition offers advanced capabilities including enhanced monitoring, centralized configuration management, refined performance management and query tuning capabilities with expert advice. Data Server Manager Enterprise Edition is packaged with DB2 for Linux, UNIX and Windows advanced editions or DB2 for Linux, UNIX and Windows Performance Management Offering for non-advanced DB2 for Linux, UNIX and Windows Editions.

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