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Db2 12 for z/OS Introduction to System Administration

Db2 12 for z/OS Introduction to System Administration

Category: DB2


This course provides students with an introduction to the skills and knowledge needed to administer a Db2 12 for z/OS system.


This course is intended for z/OS system administrators, database administrators, or other technical individuals who will be managing Db2 12 for z/OS.


3 days


  • Understanding of the objects (such as databases, table spaces, tables, indexes, and so forth) used in a Db2 subsystem
  • Basic knowledge of SQL
  • At least one year as a z/OS systems programmer or equivalent knowledge

  • At least one year as a Db2 for z/OS Database Administrator


Starting, stopping, and accessing Db2
• Starting Db2 as part of the z/OS IPL process
• Data set allocation and APF authorizatiobr />• The START DB2 and STOP DB2 commands
• Address spaces
• IRLM and lock storage

Db2 components and processes
• BSDS and logging
• Catalog and directory
• Program preparation and executiobr />• Transaction executiobr />• Data sharing in the sysplex

System security
• Protecting Db2 data sets
• Controlling connections to Db2
• Db2 authorization exits
• Trusted context and roles
• Securing an application server

Db2 authorizatiobr />• Authorizations
• Controlling access for dynamic and static SQL
• Access control authorization exits
• Distributed security

Program flow for all environments
• Connection types and language interfaces
• Program flow

TSO and batch environments
• Utilities

Transaction flow in IMS and CICS (optional)
• Transaction processing
• Thread reuse
• SIGNON exit

CICS - Db2 environment (optional)
• CICS connections to Db2
• DSNC transactiobr />
IMS - Db2 environment (optional)
• IMS-Db2 introductiobr />• IMS TM
• IMS/DLI batch environment

Distributed - Db2 environment
• Distributed attachment
• Location aliases
• DDF profiling
• Block fetch
• Db2 REST services

• The Db2 log
• Log commands
• Archiving considerations

Db2 utilities
• Categorizatiobr />• DSNJU003 and DSNJU004

Operations (monitoring and controlling Db2)
• Issuing Db2 commands
• Basic workload controls
• Monitoring and controlling utilities
• DISPLAY commands
• Starting / stopping databases

• Planning for recovery
• Table space recovery
• Log considerations
• DISPLAY and SET LOG commands
• Recovery considerations

System recover/restart
• System checkpoints
• System restart after normal shutdowbr />• Page externalizatiobr />• Two-phase commit processing
• System restart after system failure
• Recovery considerations

Java with Db2  (optional)
• Java

Administrative task scheduler (optional)
• Overview
• Routines
• Scheduling features
• Life cycle
• Syncronizatiobr />• Commands


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