Minimum RSU for DB2 11

venkata rama rajesh mallina

Minimum RSU for DB2 11

Hi to everyone

We are migrating DB2 10 to DB2 11.  Before going to  migration we are planning for RSU1706 maintenance.  But current RSU level is RSU1307. Here I had some doubts. 

  • Since the gap between RSU1706 and RSU1307 is around 3 years. Ioggically more number of software modifications may happened.  So I am anticipating that there is a extremely large number of holddata action items.  Am I right  ? 
  • To reduce number of holddata action items can we go for RSU1603 or RSU1606 instead of RSU1706.  Since we had limited period for migration. 
  • Actually our customer is not interested for RSU maintenance. Customer asking us to go DB2 11 directly.  We are trying to convince customer by saying it is risk involved since current RSU is too old. Could someone tell me why RSU maintenance required before DB2 migration. 

Venkata Rama Rajesh

DB2 DBA z/OS 

James Campbell

Minimum RSU for DB2 11
(in response to venkata rama rajesh mallina)
As RSU1307 is before the release of DB2 V11, you won't have the compatibility/fallback
PTFs for the migration to V11. DB2 V11 will fail on startup unless V10 has been started
with them - because they are required to ensure that a fallback to V10 (after the catalog
changes made by DSNTIJTC) will be successful.

If you really wanted to do as little as possible in V10, you could try applying just those PTFs,
ensure that V10 is still working, and then migrating. But if you have any problems with that
V10 environment, you might find IBM support saying "apply recent maintenance".

Many of the hold actions will be
- ignorable - 'Rebind if you have this problem'
- ignorable - changes to zparms which the migration will pick up anyway
- required anyway - fixes to the catalog/directory which will have to be done in V10 or V11

James Campbell


On 9 Nov 2017 at 13:00, venkata rama rajesh mallina wrote:

>
> Hi to everyone
> We are migrating DB2 10 to DB2 11.  Before going to  migration we are planning for RSU1706
> maintenance.  But current RSU level is RSU1307. Here I had some doubts. 
> * Since the gap between RSU1706 and RSU1307 is around 3 years. Ioggically more number
> of software modifications may happened.  So I am anticipating that there is a extremely
> large number of holddata action items.  Am I right  ? 
> * To reduce number of holddata action items can we go for RSU1603 or RSU1606 instead of
> RSU1706.  Since we had limited period for migration. 
> * Actually our customer is not interested for RSU maintenance. Customer asking us to go
> DB2 11 directly.  We are trying to convince customer by saying it is risk involved since
> current RSU is too old. Could someone tell me why RSU maintenance required before DB2
> migration. 
> Venkata Rama Rajesh
> DB2 DBA z/OS 
>

venkata rama rajesh mallina

RE: Minimum RSU for DB2 11
(in response to James Campbell)

Thank you very much James Campbell

Venkata Rama Rajesh