IBM Db2 Data Management Console



Frequently Asked Questions for the Db2 Consoles

By Peter KOHLMANN posted Mon October 21, 2019 07:15 AM

I wanted to capture some of the frequently asked questions I am hearing at the IDUG conference this week. Please post any additional questions you have in the discussion area.

  • What are the major differences between Data Server Manager 2.1.5 and the Db2 Data Management Console 3.1?
    A: The differences go well beyond just a new look and feel for the console. The new console is built on a new microservices architecture that provides open API access to every part of the user interface. This is more than just a pretty face, it is a new way to interact and build on the console. For more information see the
    Db2 Data Management Console community page blog.
  • What does the new Db2 Data Management Console cost?
    A: There is no charge or up sell cost for any of the functions and features that are part of the Db2 Data Management Console. It is available as a free download from IBM developerWorks. Support is provide for anyone with a valid Db2 license entitlement.
  • What happened to the Db2 Performance Management Offering?
    A: The Performance Management Offering reached End of Marketing with Db2 Version 11.5. It use to be the path to upgrade your Db2 Enterprise or Workgroup editions to allow them to use the Enterprise features of Data Server Manager. With both the Db2 Version 11.5 Advanced and Standard editions you can use all the Data Server Manager 2.1.5 Enterprise features. 
  • Can I still use Data Server Manager 2.1.5 now that the Db2 Data Management Console is available?
    A: Yes Data Server Manager is still in support. 
  • Do I have to rip out my current Data Server Manager installation to use the new Db2 Data Management Console?
    A: No there is an upgrade path from 2.1.5 to Version 3.1. You can choose an inplace upgrade or you can make a copy of your current Db2 Data Management Console 2.1.5 installation and then upgrade it without disrupting your Data Server Manager production system. For more information refer to the
    Db2 Data Management Console Knowledge Center.
  • On what operating systems can I install the Db2 Data Management Console service?
    A: Today you can install on Windows, Linux and MacOS. AIX support was added in Version
  • What Version of Db2 are supported
    For Db2 for Linux, UNIX and Windows Versions 11.1 and 11.5 are supported.
  • Are the system requirements for the new Db2 Data Management Console changing from Data Server Manager?
    We have designed the new console to stay as close as possible to the existing Data Server Manager requirements. However you may find that you use about 20-25% more storage using the same monitoring configuration you have today. We now collect history for storage usage as well as currently running statements by default. We also expect that due to code consolidation you can expect to require less memory for the same number of monitored databases than was required with Data Server Manager. Your individual results may vary depending on your configured monitoring options.
  • Does the new Db2 Data Management Console do everything that Data Server Manager does today?
    We plan to eventually support everything that Data Server Manager supports today. The initial GA will support Monitoring, Alerts, Object management and security, running and SQL and visualizing SQL access plans. For a full picture of the plan please refer to the
    Db2 Data Management console roadmap.



Fri March 27, 2020 04:01 AM

Hallo, is there a plan to support DB2 running on a iSeries?

Tue January 28, 2020 02:19 PM

Joachim, have a look at Version It now supports email and SNMP alerts.

Mon November 04, 2019 10:34 AM

Yes, have a look at the roadmap link at the end of the FAQ. SNMP and email support are planned for our first update. You can currently access through through RESTful service calls. Thanks for the question and the interest!

Mon November 04, 2019 10:15 AM

Does IBM plan to support notifications on alerts for the Data Management Console?