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C03 - Db2 LUW Forensic Investigation: Guide to Diagnosing Performance/Hang Problems

Session Number: 5106
Track: Db2 for LUW - I
Session Type: Educational Seminar
Primary Presenter: Pavel Sustr [IBM Toronto Lab]
Time: Apr 30, 2018 (03:20 PM - 04:20 PM)
Room: Commonwealth A

Session Code: C03
Speaker Bio: Senior Manager and Senior Software Engineer with IBM DB2 LUW development, responsible for multiple core DB2 kernel components. Always thrilled to work on hard-to-crack puzzles. Expertise in DB2 LUW kernel architecture, configuration and administration, advanced problem determination, memory architecture, memory leak troubleshooting, and assembly language. Hands-on development experience with buffer pool management, storage, prefetching, page cleaning, transaction logging, recovery, monitoring, and problem determination. As a member of the DB2 team, Pavel spent years in DB2 L2/L3 advanced support (over 1,500 resolved cases), then transitioned to DB2 LUW kernel development. In his past life Pavel was an application developer mostly using C++, SQL, .NET, Oracle, MS-SQL, and Informix on Windows, Linux, Solaris, and HP-UX.

Audience experience level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Presentation Category: Data Management, Disaster Recovery, Managing Availability, Managing Performance
Presentation Platform: DB2 for Linux, UNIX, Windows
Audiences this presentation will apply to: Data Architects, Database Administrators, New Users
Technical areas this presentation will apply to: Database Performance (DB2 for LUW), Disaster Recovery (DB2 for LUW), User Experiences
Objective 1: Identify and collect the must-gather information for hangs or performance problems
Objective 2: Understand and analyze DB2 diagnostic data
Objective 3: Learn about documented and undocumented problem determination tools
Objective 4: Master shortcuts leading to problem resolution
Objective 5: Get an insider view of problem determination techniques used by Support teams

Abstract:  Learn how to efficiently analyze instance/database hangs and performance problems. Get a deep understanding of diagnostic logs, techniques, and advanced diagnostic tools shipped with the product. Explore the product's FODC capabilities. Learn how and when to use these troubleshooting tools for a quick problem resolution. The presentation contains a live demo during which the audience will be given an opportunity to perform an interactive investigation of real problems reported in the field.

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