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A17 Migration to Direct Client Connectivity - Perceived Challenges, Hints and Tips

Topic: DB2 for z/OS

Subtopic: 2012

DB2 for z/OS uses DRDA as distributed communication protocol.
Starting with V8, DB2 clients changed the communication protocol to also use DRDA.
Now, distributed DB2 configuration could be simplified by DB2 clients directly connecting to DB2 for z/OS server resulting in better performance and availability.
Nevertheless, a culture has developed around DB2 Connect gateway management that seems to make the migration away from DB2 Connect gateways to direct DB2 client connections difficult. Maryela will go through migration approach and discuss migration considerations
around configuration, process implication and trouble shooting, monitoring to help with the migration process.

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