IBM Db2 Data Management Console



Seeing is Believing: The Db2 Console Hands-On Lab is now Available

By Peter KOHLMANN posted Mon January 20, 2020 05:03 PM


The new Db2 Console is not just a new user interface. It is a set of micro-services for Db2. It is built on a library of open RESTful APIs and a composable user interface.  This new hands-on lab is free to access through a web browser. You will get the use of a 16GB, 8 CPU virtual machine with 50GB of disk space. The Db2 Console and Db2 are pre-installed and ready for you to start learning. All of the examples in the lab are also available through GITHUB and available for your own projects.

Hands-On Lab

Through the Hands-on Lab, you:

  • Use Jupyter Notebooks to interact with and automate Db2
  • Use Open RESTful interfaces  to interact with Db2 through the console API
  • Use the extensible Db2 Console user interface in your own custom notebooks and webpages
  • Access historical performance data collected by the DB2 Console for your own custom analysis
  • Run SQL scripts through the console API across multiple databases to measure and analyze performance
  • Configure the Db2 Console for your whole team through the interface or scripts
  • Setup and manage multiple user security through the interface or scripts
Register to learn more about the Db2 Data Management Console through the Hands-on Lab at:

Sign up today and find out what you can do with the Db2 Data Management Console!



Thu January 23, 2020 09:53 AM

Peter, thanks for responding. I did change the layout inside the VMware and also changed inside the VM itself. Although the change itself works, still the AltGr key will be ignored.(called Level 3 key). Workaround is to use the on-screen-Keyboard.

BTW. the lab is great work!!!
Thanks Robert

Thu January 23, 2020 09:40 AM

Robert, thank you so much for posting your comment. We want to make sure the lab works for everyone. The VMWare image running on Skytap should support switching between keyboards. Please have a look for the settings pull down at the top of the page. You should be able to switch and customize your keyboard. Look for the Keyboard icon with EN beside it. Or the dropdown to the right of the page with EN selected.

Please also let me know if this doesn't help. As it happens, we actually tested this with a German user prior to going live. So we would like to resolve any issues we didn't catch. 

Thank you again for trying the hands-on lab!

Thu January 23, 2020 03:19 AM

unfortunately the german Keyboard layout does not work properly.impossible to print the "[" and "]" which makes it really difficult to Code with Arrays
 For some reason the "altgr" Key is completely ignored inside the VM

Tue January 21, 2020 01:21 PM

This is fabulous enablement on the new Data Management Console and using Jupyter on Db2.  :)