IBM DB2 Tools solution packs deliver IBM Autonomics Director for DB2 for z/OS, containing utility autonomic capabilities

IBM United States Software Announcement 216-322
December 6, 2016


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The IBM® DB2® Tools solution packs IBM DB2 Utilities Solution Pack for z/OS®, V4.1; IBM DB2 Backup and Recovery Solution Pack for z/OS, V1.1; and IBM DB2 Management Solution Pack for z/OS, V2.1 now contain IBM Autonomics Director for DB2 for z/OS, FMID HAKP160, which offers utility autonomic capabilities.



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The autonomic capabilities for DB2 utilities can help relieve time and workload burdens from users who are faced with growing volume and complexity, but who have less time to manage DB2 for z/OS environments. Autonomics addresses the ever-shrinking batch window by adding intelligence and decision making when performing critical DB2 utility maintenance functions. The autonomics capability is delivered as IBM Autonomics Director for DB2 for z/OS, FMID HAKP160, a feature of:

  • IBM DB2 Utilities Solution Pack for z/OS, V4.1 (5697-US4)
  • IBM DB2 Backup and Recovery Solution Pack for z/OS, V1.1 (5655-BR1)
  • IBM DB2 Management Solution Pack for z/OS, V2.1 (5655-MS2)


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The solution packs require:

  • IBM z™/OS, V2.1 (5650-ZOS), or later
  • IBM SMP/E for z/OS, V3.6 (5655-G44), or later
  • One of the following:
    • IBM DB2 V10.1 (5605-DB2)
    • IBM DB2 Value Unit Edition, V10.1 (5697-P31)
    • IBM DB2 V11.1 (5615-DB2)
    • IBM DB2 Value Unit Edition, V11.1 (5697-P43)
    • IBM DB2 V12.1 (5650-DB2)
    • IBM DB2 Value Unit Edition, V12.1 (5770-AF3)


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December 9, 2016



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The Autonomics Director for DB2 for z/OS feature delivers two classes of pluggable functions:

  • Evaluators: Analyze the state of the system and identify symptoms. Symptoms register in the SYMPTOMS table, and recommendations are registered in the ACTIONS table.
  • Enactors: Perform a specified action out of the ACTIONS table as instructed by Autonomics Director for DB2. Enactors are also responsible for providing projections of time and CPU required for actions.

The external evaluators and enactors communicate and interact by manipulating the various tables provided and managed by Autonomics Director for DB2. The set of tables created by Autonomics Director for DB2 include registered evaluators and enactors, discovered symptoms and their corresponding recommended actions, maintenance window definitions, and historical records of autonomic actions, utility runs, and Real Time Statistics (RTS).

Enhancements include:

  • New Autonomic Console option can help you to set the priority of actions, objects, and symptoms.
  • New action registry editor can help you to set the default priority for every Autonomic Console action.
  • New capability to associate a Notification Profile with an Autonomic Maintenance window.


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Software Announcement 216-326, dated October 4, 2016



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