DB2 10 for LUW: Basic Administration for Linux and Windows (CL2X3)

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About this Course

This course teaches you to perform basic database administrative tasks using DB2 10.1 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows. These tasks include creating and populating databases and implementing a logical design to support recovery requirements. The access strategies selected by the DB2 Optimizer will be examined using the DB2 Explain tools. Various diagnostic methods will be presented including using the db2diag.log file messages to direct your investigation of problems as well as using the db2pd commands.

Audience Profile

This intermediate course is for system administrators, database administrators, and technical personnel involved in planning, implementing, and maintaining DB2 databases.

At Course Completion

Upon completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Administer a DB2 database system using commands and GUI tools
  • Compare DMS, SMS, and Automatic storage management for table space storage
  • Implement a given logical database design using DB2 to support integrity and concurrency requirements
  • List and describe the components of DB2
  • Define a DB2 recovery strategy and perform the tasks necessary to support the strategy
  • Use autonomic features of DB2
  • Examine Explain output to determine access strategy chosen by Optimizer
  • Investigate current application activity that might indicate performance problems using SQL statements
  • Implement DB2 security


You should be able to:

  • Use basic OS functions such as utilities, file permissions, hierarchical file system, commands, and editor
  • State the functions of the Structured Query Language (SQL) and be able to construct DDL, DML, and authorization statements
  • Discuss basic relational database concepts and objects such as tables, indexes, views, and join

These skills can be developed by taking:

  • OS Training:
    • AIX 5L Basics
    • Linux Basics and Administration
    • Windows Systems Administration
    • Or by having equivalent HP-UX or Solaris administration experience
  • DB2 SQL Workshop
  • DB2 Fundamentals


Course Outline

Day 1


Unit 1: Overview of DB2 on Linux, UNIX and Windows

Unit 2: Command Line Processor (CLP) and GUI usage

Unit 3: The DB2 Database Manager Instance

  • Exercise 1: Create a New DB2 Instance

Unit 4: Creating databases and data placement

  • Exercise 2: Creating databases and data placement

Day 2

Unit 5: Creating database objects

  • Exercise 3: Create objects

Unit 6: Moving data

  • Exercise 4: Moving data

Day 3

Unit 7: Backup and recovery

  • Exercise 5: Backup and recovery

Unit 8: Database Maintenance, Monitoring, and Problem Determination

  • Exercise 6: Using DB2 Tools for Performance

Day 4

Unit 7: Locking and concurrency

  • Exercise 7: Investigating DB2 Locking

Unit 8: Security

  • Exercise 8: Database Security