IBM InfoSphere Data Replication Dashboard

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Abstract

The InfoSphere Data Replication Dashboard is a fully supported component of InfoSphere Data Replication that monitors the health of replication and event publishing.

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The dashboard is a rich, customizable web tool that summarizes information to help you quickly identify and troubleshoot problems. It allows drill down into details in addition to at-a-glance status of programs, queues, Q subscriptions, and other objects.

Prerequisites

Before you install InfoSphere Data Replication Dashboard, ensure that your system meets the following hardware and software requirements:

  • Minimum hardware requirements for the dashboard web server
    • 512 MB of RAM
    • Free disk space:
      • For installation with embedded dashboard web server:
        • 415 MB for web server
        • 272 MB for temporary installation files
      • For installation into existing WebSphere® Application Server:
        • 35 MB on system where WAS is installed
  • Minimum hardware requirements for the browser client
    • 512 MB of RAM
  • Software requirements
    The InfoSphere Data Replication Dashboard supports the following operating systems:
    • For installation with embedded dashboard web server:
      • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
      • Microsoft Windows Server 2012
      • Microsoft Windows XP Professional Edition SP3
      • Microsoft Windows 7 SP1
      • Microsoft Windows 8
      • Red Hat Enterprise Linux® 5.9 (x86-32 / x86-64)
      • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.9 for IBM System z
      • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 (x86-32 / x86-64)
      • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 for IBM System z
      • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP4 (x86-32 / x86-64)
      • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP4 for IBM System z
      • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3 (x86-32 / x86-64)
      • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3 for IBM System z
      • IBM AIX 6® Version 6.1 TL8 (64 bit / PPC64)
      • IBM AIX 7® Version 7.1 TL2 (64 bit / PPC64)
        AIX systems must be at the required IBM Java™ 7 maintenance level. Refer to this website for the Java 7 AIX maintenance level matrix: http://www-128.ibm.com/developerworks/java/jdk/aix/service.html.
    For installation into an existing WebSphere Application Server, the dashboard supports WebSphere Application Server Version 7.0 and higher

    Data servers: The InfoSphere Data Replication Dashboard supports replication health monitoring for the following data servers:
    • DB2 Version 9.1 for Linux, UNIX®, and Windows or later
    • DB2 Universal Database for z/OS® Version 9.1 or later
    • Oracle Database 11.1 and later

    Web browsers: The InfoSphere Data Replication Dashboard requires one of the following Web browsers:
    • Internet Explorer 10 or later
    • Mozilla Firefox ESR V17 or later
    • Google Chrome V28 or later

    Both JavaScript™ and cookies should be enabled in your browser.
    • The mobile-site version of the dashboard is supported on the default browsers for iOS 6.x or later and Android 4.2 or later and does not require the Adobe® Flash Player.
    • The full-site version of the dashboard requires Adobe Flash Player Version 10.0 or later.

Installation Instructions

  1. In the "Download package" section below, click the HTTPS link for your operating system, or for installation with WebSphere Application Server.
  2. Download the InfoSphere Data Replication Dashboard installation file and one of two compressed files that contain installation instructions and release notes:
    • For installing with WebSphere Application Server: IBM_DataReplDash_10.2.1.0_readme_WAS.zip
    • For installing with the dashboard web server: IBM_DataReplDash_10.2.1.0_readme.zip
  3. Extract the compressed readme file and follow the instructions in one of the following files:
    • For installing with WebSphere Application Server: IBM_DataReplDash_10.2.1.0_readme_WAS.html
    • For installing with the dashboard web server: IBM_DataReplDash_10.2.1.0_readme.html


The following functions are new in this release:

Detailed Q Apply performance metrics
    You can now see detailed Q Apply performance metrics from the dashboard, including:
    • A breakdown of Q Apply latency into synchronization delay, dependency delay, work queue wait time, retry time, and target database time. Overall Q Apply latency and end-to-end latency are also shown.
    • Performance details of the communication between Q Apply and WebSphere MQ, with the these new columns: MQ Get Time, MQ Get Bytes, MQ Get Calls.
    To view the metrics, open the Queues tab and click Apply Performance Details.

Multiple consistency group information
    If your receive queues are participating in a multiple consistency group, from the Apply Performance Details view you can see which group the queues belong to and whether or not they are being synchronized with the other queues in the group.

Transmit queue depth
    To help you monitor WebSphere MQ status at the source server, you can now see the transmit queue depth overlayed on the live graph for Q Capture throughput. From the Summary tab or Live Graph tab, open Live Graph Setup > Graphs and then Layout and select Transmit queue depth. The Queues tab also shows the most recent value for transmit queue depth.

Support for native Q Apply for Oracle
    With the release of Q Replication support for native Oracle targets, you can now monitor replication configurations that include Oracle target databases without federation. Native Q Capture for Oracle was already supported in previous releases.

Add columns to the replication key
    The dashboard now supports adding columns from the source table to the replication key of a Q subscription. Open the Subscription tab, select a Q subscription, and click Actions > Add Column to Replication Key.

Security enhancements
    The dashboard is enhanced with the following security features:
    • When you perform operations that require the dashboard to write to the database (for example starting a Q subscription or updating a program parameter), you must enter your database credentials. These credentials are stored locally and associated with your user ID so that you do not need to enter them the next time the operation is performed. The dashboard uses an Apache Derby database to store information locally and encrypts the database by using AES with a 128-bit key. You can specify that the dashboard not store credentials by clicking Settings > Global Defaults.
    • To guarantee that every connection to the dashboard is encrypted, the HTTP protocol is no longer supported when the dashboard uses its own web server. In this case, all connections to the dashboard now use the HTTPS protocol for secure communication. When the dashboard is deployed to an existing WebSphere Application Server, the protocol configuration for that server is not changed.

Warning added for missing index on IBMQREP_EXCEPTIONS table
    If the index on the IBMQREP_EXCEPTIONS table is missing, you are likely to experience delays when you open a monitoring group and when you refresh dashboard data. The dashboard now verifies whether the index exists, and gives you a warning if it is missing.


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Download RELEASE DATE LANGUAGE SIZE(Bytes) Download Options
Windows 20 Mar 2014 English 285507069 HTTPS
AIX 20 Mar 2014 English 298475160 HTTPS
Linux x86 20 Mar 2014 English 173759295 HTTPS
Linux on System z 20 Mar 2014 English 276324109 HTTPS
WebSphere Application Server 20 Mar 2014 English 44621079 HTTPS

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More support for:

InfoSphere Replication Server

Software version:

10.2.1.0

Operating system(s):

AIX, Linux, Linux zSeries, Platform Independent, Windows

Reference #:

4023065

Modified date:

2014-03-20

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