Level Set PTF 20.0.04 (LU05995) for the Database Management Solutions for Db2 for z/OS is now available. This Level Set PTF provides Day 1 Support for Db2 13 for z/OS function levels V13R1M100, V13R1M500, and V13R1M501, new DevOps REST APIs, a new DBM for Db2 Plug-in for Zowe CLI, and the other features listed below. This Level Set PTF has no activation requirements.
Db2 13 Support. Upgrading to a new version of Db2 can be quite complex. To help you determine whether you are ready to upgrade to Db2 13, a new Db2 13 Readiness report has been added to the Db2 Report that is available in Mainframe Resource Intelligence (MRI). This report includes recommendations from IBM and Broadcom Db2 subject matter experts. For more information, see Are you ready for Db2 13? by Chris Crone, Distinguished Engineer. The MRI Db2 Report is available free of charge. To request an MRI trial run, go to https://broadcom.com/trymri and fill in your name, email, and job title. Then, check the Db2 Report for z/OS box.
DevOps for Db2 Support: New DevOps REST API requests are now available. With the DevOps REST API, you can use modern development tools to automate Db2 schema provisioning and integrate with Zowe CLI using the new DBM for Db2 Plug-in. Using this plug-in, you can:
We invite you to attend an interactive, hands-on Db2 DevOps workshop that demonstrates the tools that you need to perform Db2 application schema provisioning and test data provisioning using the Database Management Solutions for Db2 from the Zowe CLI interface.
To attend a workshop and learn more about our approach to DevOps and existing capabilities, go to https://mainframe.broadcom.com/devops/db2-devops-dba.
In addition to Db2 13 and DevOps support, the following features are also included in Level Set PTF 20.0.04:
For more information about these enhancements, see New Features in the Release Notes.
What's cooking in the lab?
Join the Db2 Tools 20.0 Validation Project, where the Broadcom labs reveal upcoming features and seek feedback. See what we are developing, as we develop it. Validation meetings are your best opportunity to influence the development of the Database Management Solutions for Db2 for z/OS products. Register today at https://validate.broadcom.com/key/db2tools200.