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Best IDUG Europe Speaker: DB2 for z/OS V8 Migration: A Triathlon Event (C11)

Topic: 2006 NA

Subtopic: DB2 for z/OS

DATE: 2006-05-10 (04:00 PM - 05:10 PM)
SPEAKERS: Joan Keemle (John Deere)

DB2 V8 is a momentous release. The migration process itself has significantly changed from a single process to a three-phase procedure with fallback limitations and implications. Don’t be intimidated. This presentation will review the V8 Migration experience at John Deere using a Triathlon analogy, to help you prepare for your big event. This presentation topic was delivered at IDUG North America 2005. Guess what?! At time of publication, we’re still in the process of migrating! Come and find out WHY. We’ve learned a lot more, and I’ll share our experiences regarding problems and compatibility issues.

EXP. LEVEL: Intermediate


Introduction: Business Value of V8 and a level-set of our DB2 "Classic" Environment (non-SAP)

Preparation: Phased approach, V7 activities, V8 activities, Testing, Scheduling, and Communication

Migration: Pre-work, Compatibility Mode, Problems, Fallback, and Re-migration

Migration: ENFM, NFM, and the "Fourth" Phase: Committed to NFM

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