Re: DB2 on Non-Windows OS - 08-06-2012 , 09:40 AM
On Thursday, August 2, 2012 1:47:58 PM UTC-6, Ian wrote:
I've had a whole different kinds of issues, most of them I can live with, but for some, I'm always bothered with. One issue is the HADR setup and maintenance. Since DB2 9.7, setting up HADR isn't a straight forward process anymore, there are always tricks and twists to do to get it working. And thenin each fix pak, there are issues with HADR, it's caused the instances to crash, or to hold up the transactions. Fix paks seem fixing those issues, but usually cause different issues, etc.
Another thing to mention is the tools used to administer DB2. The CC doesn't seem to work when I need to resolve an issue (but it works sometimes whenI don't need it). I guess that's why the CC is going away. And IBM Data Studio isn't that easy to use yet. So, I guess some of you would suggest to stick with DB2 CLP
So it's a bit frustrated and that makes me wanted to try something new to see how different other platforms are...
Saying that, I still prefer to stay with Windows for different of reasons, one of those are as you mentioned previously. Also, you sounded like you have DB2 running on Microsoft Cluster Services. Would you be kind enought to show me your tricks? I have SQL Server running on two-node cluster and I pretty like it. It works like a charm!