9.6.20: Service Pack 2

This topic contains information about fixes and updates in this service pack.

For information about issues corrected in this service pack, see Known and corrected issues.

What's new

Detailed annotation messages

The KM provides detailed annotation messages and possible corrective actions in case of any configuration or monitoring failure for the following attributes:

  • MonitoringStatus
  • ConfigurationStatus
  • DB2PartitionOK
  • ConnToDBOK
  • DB2InstanceAvailabilityPCT
  • CommandStatus
  • SQLQueryStatus

These annotations help you resolve the issue and configure a policy successfully.

Support for disabling parameters 

The KM provides support for disabling parameters by using the Event Management KM. The following pconfig variable is used to enable this feature:

AS/EVENTSPRING/PARAM_SETTINGS/THRESHOLDS/<<Application class>>/_ANYINST_/<<Patrol parameter name>>

The value can be  0,0 0 0 0 0 0,0 0 0 0 0 0,0 0 0 0 0 0. If the first digit is 0, it indicates that the parameter data collection is disabled. Similarly, if the first digit is 1, it indicates that the data collection of the parameter is enabled.

Updated rule sets templates for configuring the IBM DB2 environment

The rule set files (.cfg) templates for configuring the IBM DB2 environment using the PATROL configuration management are updated for the following:

  • DB2 JDBC connection
  • DB2 Local connection
  • DB2 Remote Windows connection
  • DB2 Remote UNIX connection

IBM db2diag log search configuration list in monitoring policy

You can now configure the DB2 diag log search commands in the monitoring policy, see Configuring after installation.

What's deprecated

Support for blackout is dropped

From this version of the KM, the support for blackout is dropped.

Support for HADR auto discover is dropped

Earlier, when you configured the HADR, the KM used to detect both primary and standby nodes automatically from the same configured environment. From this version of the KM, you need to configure environment for each node (primary and standby) separately. For more details, see Using HADR configuration.

Dropped attributes

Support for the following attributes is dropped in this fix pack.

Application classAttribute


What's changed

Attribute names

The names of the following attributes is changed:

Application classExisting nameNew name (effective from v9.6.20)
DB2_ENVIRONMENTConfigurationDiscoveryTime DiscoveryTime
MsgSizeFromJavaCollector MonitoredDataSize
MsgReadTimeFromJavaCollector MonitoredDataTime

Application class names

Existing application nameNew name (effective from v9.6.20)

Downloading the installation files

You can download the latest version of the KM by downloading a single KM installation file or by downloading the latest version of the Infrastructure Management-PATROL Repository. Use your preferred method of obtaining the installation files by completing one of the following procedures:

To download the PATROL for IBM DB2 installation file

Select and download the installation files for your platform; see the following table. Use your BMC Support credentials to access the EPD website. You might also be prompted to complete the Export Compliance Form.

ComponentEPD linkComment
PATROL for IBM DB2 9.6.20

  Download link Open link

  • Microsoft Windows/NT - pso_ALL_9620.zip
  • UNIX - pso_ALL_9620.tar
PATROL Installation Utility 11.3.00

  Download link Open link

  • Microsoft Windows/NT  - ins_WINDOWS_11300.zip
  • All Platforms - ins_ALL_11300.tar

To download the Repository files

The following table provides links to the pages in the EPD website that contain the Repository files. From the EPD page, you can select and download the installation files for your platform. Access to the EPD website requires that you provide your BMC Support credentials. You might also be prompted to complete the Export Compliance Form.

VersionEPD linkComment

Download link Open link

Installation files for the latest version of the Repository.

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