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Prerequisites and Maintenance for IBM Db2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS, V7.1 

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DB2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS

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Hardware and software requirements for installing IBM Db2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS, V7.1 on IBM Integrated Analytics System or on IBM Z

Prerequisites and Maintenance for IBM Db2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS, V7.1

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Abstract

Hardware and software requirements for installing IBM Db2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS, V7.1 on IBM Integrated Analytics System or on IBM Z

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Installation recommendations

Initial installation

For information concerning the installation of the product see the following manuals:

Upgrading the maintenance level

For upgrading the maintenance level of the accelerator server of IBM Db2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS V7.1 at first the corresponding container image needs to be downloaded from Fix Central to your workstation.

For IBM Integrated Analytics System there are two options for transferring the container image from your workstation to the accelerator:

  • Transfer of the container image using IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator Studio (recommended)
    Under the cover this transfer consists of the following two steps:
    a) transfer to a global temporary table on Db2 z in parallel with
    b) transfer from Db2 z to the accelerator
    Make sure the corresponding Db2 z system has at least 25 GB of free space available for temporary tables.
  • Transfer of the container image via zFS
    This transfer consists of the following two steps:
    a) transfer to a directory in zFS followed by
    b) transfer from zFS to the accelerator using IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator Studio or a call of the corresponding stored procedure.
    Make sure the zFS file system has at least 25 GB of free space available.

Call-home function

The Hardware Management Console (HMC) offers a call-home function for IBM Z. You must connect this function to your accelerator system so that it can be used to send notifications about accelerator-related events to selected administrators. Currently, this call-home function can only be used for deployments of IBM Db2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS on an IBM Integrated Analytics System.
The HMC MCL bundle 32 needs to be installed on the HMC to be able to configure and use the call-home function for the accelerator.
For details concerning the setup see section "Using the call-home function" of chapter "Beyond the basics" in the Installation Guide.

IBM Db2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS V7.1 - maintenance level

For IBM Integrated Analytics System the following container images are available:
IBM Db2 Analytics Accelerator
for z/OS 7.1 maintenance level
Component Release date (as on Fix Central)
YYYY/MM/DD
7.1.8 (in preparation)
Container image for IBM Integrated Analytics System:

"Accelerator server:"-build number in Data Studio:
Stored procedures:
n/a
7.1.7 (recommended)

Before installing this maintenance
level, read:
V7.1.7 Release Notes
Container image for IBM Integrated Analytics System:
7.1.7.0-Information_Management-IDAA-IIAS

"Accelerator server:"-build number in Data Studio:
7.1.7.201904091946
2019/04/10
Stored procedures:
db2z.7.1.7 20190402-1035
APAR PH10050 , PTFs UI62449 and UI62450
n/a
7.1.6

Before installing this maintenance
level, read:
V7.1.6 Release Notes
Container image for IBM Integrated Analytics System:
7.1.6.0-Information_Management-IDAA-IIAS

"Accelerator server:"-build number in Data Studio:
7.1.6.201901251843
2019/01/31
Stored procedures:
db2z.7.1.6 20190110-1303
APAR PH07923 , PTFs UI61039 and UI61040
n/a
7.1.5

Before installing this maintenance
level, read:
V7.1.5 Release Notes
Container image for IBM Integrated Analytics System:
7.1.5.0-Information_Management-IDAA-IIAS

"Accelerator server:"-build number in Data Studio:
7.1.5.201812122125
2018/12/20
Stored procedures:
db2z.7.1.5 20181127-1628
APAR PH05973 , PTFs UI60083 and UI60084
n/a
7.1.4

Before installing this maintenance
level, read:
V7.1.4 Release Notes
Container image for IBM Integrated Analytics System:
7.1.4.0-Information_Management-IDAA-IIAS

"Accelerator server:"-build number in Data Studio:
7.1.4.201810151902
2018/10/25
Stored procedures:
db2z.7.1.4 20181005-0938
APAR PH03159 , PTFs UI59309 and UI59310
n/a
7.1.3

Before installing this maintenance
level, read:
V7.1.3 Release Notes
Container image for IBM Integrated Analytics System:
7.1.3.0-Information_Management-IDAA-IIAS

"Accelerator server:"-build number in Data Studio:
7.1.3.201808311247
2018/09/07
Stored procedures:
db2z.7.1.3 20180801-0706
APAR PH01379 , PTFs UI57875 and UI57876
n/a

For IBM Z the following container images are available:

IBM Db2 Analytics Accelerator
for z/OS 7.1 maintenance level
Component Release date (as on Fix Central)
YYYY/MM/DD
7.1.8 (in preparation)
Container image for IBM Z:

"Accelerator server:"-build number in Data Studio:
Stored procedures:
n/a
7.1.7 (recommended)

Before installing this maintenance
level, read:
V7.1.7 Release Notes
Container image for IBM Z:
7.1.7.0-Information_Management-IDAA-Z

"Accelerator server:"-build number in Data Studio:
7.1.7.201904092110
2019/04/10
Stored procedures:
db2z.7.1.7 20190402-1035
APAR PH10050 , PTFs UI62449 and UI62451
n/a
7.1.6.1

Before installing this maintenance
level, read:
V7.1.6 Release Notes
Container image for IBM Z:
7.1.6.1-Information_Management-IDAA-Z

"Accelerator server:"-build number in Data Studio:
7.1.6.201901220752
2019/03/10
Stored procedures:
db2z.7.1.6 20190110-1303
APAR PH07923 , PTFs UI61039 and UI61041
n/a
7.1.5

Before installing this maintenance
level, read:
V7.1.5 Release Notes
Container image for IBM Z:
7.1.5.0-Information_Management-IDAA-Z

"Accelerator server:"-build number in Data Studio:
7.1.5.201812170145
2018/12/20
Stored procedures:
db2z.7.1.5 20181127-1628
APAR PH05973 , PTFs UI60083 and UI60085
n/a
7.1.4

Before installing this maintenance
level, read:
V7.1.4 Release Notes
Container image for IBM Z:
7.1.4.0-Information_Management-IDAA-Z

"Accelerator server:"-build number in Data Studio:
7.1.4.201810180959
2018/10/30
Stored procedures:
db2z.7.1.4 20181005-0938
APAR PH03159 , PTFs UI59309 and UI59311
n/a
7.1.3

Before installing this maintenance
level, read:
V7.1.3 Release Notes
Container image for IBM Z:
7.1.3.0-Information_Management-IDAA-Z

"Accelerator server:"-build number in Data Studio:
7.1.3.201809050615
2018/09/07
Stored procedures:
db2z.7.1.3 20180801-0706
APAR PH01379 , PTFs UI57875 and UI57877
n/a

Hardware requirements

The following table shows the minimum hardware requirements that must be met to successfully install IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS.

 

Networking

Software requirements

Operating systems
Operating system Required features and PTFs Program number
z/OS V2R1 IBM Ported Tools for z/OS V1.3.0 or later
(OpenSSH server with AllowTcpForwarding or OpenSSH client + OpenSSH server) 1
5655-M23
Data Facility System Managed Storage Base (DFSMSdfp) 5695-DF1
Communication Server IP HIP61D0
z/OS V2R2 z/OS OpenSSH
Use the following link for information to plan your changes to the system: Accommodate the OpenSSH ported level
integrated in z/OS V2R2
Data Facility System Managed Storage Base (DFSMSdfp) 5695-DF1
Communication Server IP HIP61D0
z/OS V2R3 z/OS OpenSSH
Use the following link for information
to plan your changes to the system
Accommodate the OpenSSH ported level
integrated in z/OS V2R3
Data Facility System Managed Storage Base (DFSMSdfp) 5695-DF1
Communication Server IP HIP61D0

( 1 ) For ordering contact IBM with keywords "Withdrawn Order Process".


Database management software

Use one of the supported database management systems on your System z server (DB2 11 for z/OS, or later). Make sure that required program temporary fixes (PTFs) and features are installed. Optional features are marked as such.

Database management system Required features and PTFs Program number
DB2 11 for z/OS
New Function Mode (NFM)
MLC
or
Value Unit Edition
5615-DB2

5697-P43
DB2 Utilities Suite for z/OS version 11.1 5655-W87
A number of Db2-supplied stored procedures must be configured. See the Installation Guide, for details.
DB2 12 for z/OS MLC
or
Value Unit Edition
5650-DB2

5770-AF3
DB2 Utilities Suite for z/OS version 12.1 5770-AF4
A number of Db2-supplied stored procedures must be configured. See the Installation Guide, SH12-7083, for details.

Recommended minimum level of JDBC driver
You can check the version of your JDBC driver by using the following command:
java com.ibm.db2.jcc.DB2Jcc -version
 
IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator Minimum Level for Type 2 Connectivity Minimum Level for Type 4 Connectivity
IBM DB2 JDBC Universal Driver (db2jcc.jar) 3.63.141 3.64.111
IBM Data Server Driver for JDBC and SQLJ (db2jcc4.jar) 4.13.145 4.14.119
IBM Data Server Driver for JDBC and SQLJ V10.1 Fix Pack 2 IP23387-IP23396
Depending on the platform. This is sometimes required if you need to specify Db2 for z/OS special registers as part of the connection URL.

Required ODBC driver level
Depending on your Linux, UNIX, or Windows operating system, the minimum level for DB2 Connect Version 10.5 is fix pack 4 and the minimum level for DB2 Connect Version 10.1 is fix pack 4. To enable the special registers for query acceleration, see Enabling query acceleration with IBM Db2 Analytics Accelerator for ODBC and JDBC applications witout modifying the applications . Older versions of the driver might allow connections to Db2 for z/OS, but might fail to return results if timestamp columns are defined in a certain way.


Required Db2 maintenance level

IBM Db2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS, V7.1 on IBM Z requires PUT-level 1710 installed for your Db2 environment.


Mandatory DB2-PTFs

Mandatory PTFs for using Db2 11

When running IBM Db2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS V7.1.0 with Db2 11, the following DB2-PTFs must be installed:

Db2 PTF number Db2 APAR number Mandatory since accelerator maintenance level Comments
UI51280 PI83286
PI83288
7.1.4 only required when using the HTAP feature
UI57924 PI96258 7.1.3
UI60265 PH00933 7.1.5 only required when using local date format
UI62786 PH00574
PH10672
7.1.5 required when using the HTAP feature
PE-Resolver of UI60152: solves issue of DSNX881I msgs no longer sent

Mandatory PTFs for using Db2 12

When running IBM Db2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS V7.1.0 with Db2 12, the following DB2-PTFs must be installed:

Db2 PTF number Db2 APAR number Mandatory since accelerator maintenance level Comments
UI54293 PI91620 7.1.3
UI57923 PI96258 7.1.3
UI60263 PH00933 7.1.5 only required when using local date format
UI60721 PI98126 7.1.6 only required when using the HTAP feature
UI62783 PH00574
PH10672
7.1.5 required when using the HTAP feature
PE-Resolver of UI60151: solves issue of DSNX881I msgs no longer sent

Recommended Db2-PTFs

To determine all (Db2-)PTFs recommended for use with IBM Db2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS V7.1.0, use the SMP/E REPORT MISSINGFIX command in conjunction with FIXCAT HOLDDATA as follows:
  1. Acquire and RECEIVE the latest HOLDDATA file onto your z/OS system. Use your normal service acquisition portal or download
    the two (2) year HOLDDATA files here: Enhanced HOLDDATA for z/OS .
    Ensure you select 'FULL' from the Download NOW column (last 730 days) to receive the FIXCAT HOLDDATA, as the other files do not contain FIXCAT HOLDDATA.
  2. Run the SMP/E REPORT MISSINGFIX command on your z/OS systems and specify Fix Category FIXCAT (IBM.DB2.AnalyticsAccelerator.V7R1) . The report will identify missing PTFs associated with that category on that system. For more information about the SMP/E REPORT MISSINGFIX command, see here .
  3. Periodically acquire the latest HOLDDATA file and rerun the REPORT MISSINGFIX command to determine if there are new recommended (Db2-)PTFs for IBM Db2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS V7.1.0

Incremental update function

IBM InfoSphere Change Data Capture for z/OS (CDC) is included in the IBM Db2 Analytics Accelerator product package. Please find information about the recommended CDC PTFs here .

IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator Studio

IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator Studio is the graphical administration interface for the product and can be downloaded from:
IBM developerworks:
developerWorks/downloads/im/data
IBM Fix Central:
Information Management/DB2 Analytics Accelerator Studio
The Full Image for initial installation, including DataStudio, is available here:
DB2 Analytics Accelerator Studio Full Image

It consists of a set of Eclipse plug-ins that are added to IBM Data Studio V4.1, V4.1.0.1, V4.1.1, V4.1.2, or V4.1.3.
IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator Studio (client) must be at the same or a higher interface level than the IBM Db2 Analytics Accelerator software (server). Upgrade the client first.

IBM Db2 Analytics Accelerator
for z/OS V7.1.0 maintenance level
IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator Studio (client) required minimum version
Refresh-Pack name as appearing
on Fix Central
Version string in About section
of IBM Data Studio
7.1.8.0 in preparation
7.1.7.0

7.1.7-Information_Management-IDAA_Studio-Multiplatform-20190326-1029

7.1.6.0

7.1.5-Information_Management-IDAA_Studio-Multiplatform-20181206-0857

7.1.5.0

7.1.5-Information_Management-IDAA_Studio-Multiplatform-20181206-0857

7.1.4.0

7.1.4-Information_Management-IDAA_Studio-Multiplatform-20181015-2031

7.1.4.201810152027
7.1.3.0

7.1.3-Information_Management-IDAA_Studio-Multiplatform-20180816-2109

7.1.3.201808242139

The latest version of IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator Studio is recommended to be used with all versions of the accelerator server software. To download the corresponding IBM Installation Manager repository for upgrades use the following link: Fix Central
You can also add the plug-ins to an existing installation of IBM Data Studio or to products that are based on IBM Data Studio.
Recommendation: If you use IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator Studio with an older version of IBM Data Studio, consider moving to IBM Data Studio 4.1.3.

The following versions are supported:

  1. IBM Data Studio 4.1
  2. IBM Data Studio 4.1.0.1
  3. IBM Data Studio 4.1.1
  4. IBM Data Studio 4.1.2
  5. IBM Data Studio 4.1.3 (only supported using DB2 Analytics Accelerator Studio 7.1.0.1 or higher)

The plug-ins and fixes for IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator Studio are available from the following download sites:

  1. Installation Manager repository for IBM Data Studio: 4.1, 4.1.0.1, 4.1.1, 4.1.2, and 4.1.3
  2. Eclipse update site for IBM Data Studio: 4.1, 4.1.0.1, 4.1.1, 4.1.2, 4.1.3

For silent installations, see Silent installation of IBM Installation Manager, IBM Data Studio and IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator Studio on Windows .

Running IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator Studio on Linux

IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator Studio uses the Eclipse SWT Browser Control for a number of software update dialogs. To run IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator Studio on Linux, you must therefore install a compatible version of Mozilla/XulRunner.

IBM Data Studio 4.1, IBM Data Studio 4.1.0.1, and IBM Data Studio 4.1.1 support:

Mozilla 1.4 GTK2 - 1.7.x GTK2, XULRunner 1.8.x - 1.9.x and 3.6.x (but not 2.x), WebKitGTK+ 1.2.x

Read the Eclipse FAQ entry for Eclipse 4.2.2

IBM Data Studio 4.1.2 supports:

Mozilla 1.4 GTK2 - 1.7.x GTK2, XULRunner 1.8.x - 1.9.x, 3.6.x, 10.x and 24.x (but not 2.x nor other unlisted versions), WebKitGTK+ 1.2.x and newer (Note: Eclipse 4.4 and newer uses GTK 3 by default and XULRunner cannot be used in this case as it is not ported to GTK 3 yet)

Read the Eclipse FAQ entry for Eclipse 4.4

 

IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator Loader for z/OS

IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator Loader for z/OS (further on abbreviated as 'the Loader') is a Db2 Tools product that provides capabilities and options for loading data into Db2 for z/OS and IBM Db2 Analytics Accelerator. These capabilities let you select the load option that best meets your business needs when populating data in the Analytics Accelerator. For more information on the Loader see the corresponding see knowledge center.
For use of the Loader with IBM Db2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS V7.1, PTF UI60317 (or its successor) is mandatory.
For the list of available Loader-PTFs please see here.


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