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Starter's guide to REAL memory management

Topic: 2016 AU

Subtopic: Cross Platform DB2 for z/OS & LUW



DB2 for z/OS makes more and more use of REAL memory to improve performance and reduce cost. But if you don't carefully budget and monitor the use of REAL memory on your system, you could be putting your applications at risk. This presentation will go back to the basics and answer the most common questions about REAL memory management including: how does DB2 uses virtual and REAL memory? how to build a budget based on system settings and buffer pool sizes? how to size the LFAREA? what are the key performance indicators and how do I know I am running 'safely'? what can be done to protect the system?



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