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Foglight for DB2 (Cartridge) - Release Notes

System requirements

System requirements

Before installing Foglight for DB2, ensure your system meets the following minimum hardware and software requirements:

Before installing Foglight for DB2 LUW, ensure that your system meets the hardware and software requirements detailed in Foglight System Requirements and Platform Support Guide.

Customers running large deployments (that is, with more than 50 Oracle instances) should consult the Foglight for DB2 LUW Hardware Sizing Guide.

UNIX server and programs

The following UNIX programs must be accessible to the user logged on to the UNIX and Linux computers:

  • On all platforms: df, du, awk, iostat, vmstat, uptime, netstat, sed, ps, uname, ls -l

In addition, the following platform-specific programs must be available:

  • On the Linux platform: /proc/vmstat, /proc/net/dev, free, /proc/cpuinfo, getconf
  • On the Solaris platform: /usr/sbin/prtconf, mpstat, pagesize, psrinfo
  • On the AIX platform: lsattr, lsdev, pagesize, bindprocessor, lsdev, oslevel
  • On the HP-UX specific platform: bdf (instead of df), sar, /var/adm/syslog/syslog.log, /usr/sbin/ioscan, getconf, /swapinfo, InfoLog (needs to be enabled)

Required privileges

For information on the required privileges, refer to the Foglight for DB2 LUW Getting Started Guide.

Supported platforms

The operating system platforms and versions of DB2 that are supported for monitoring by Foglight for DB2 LUW are the following.

Operating System Version OS Architecture 32-bit 64-bit DB2 LUW Version
ESE version 9.5 ESE version 9.7 Version 9.8 (pureScale) Version 10.1 Version 10.5 Version 11.1
Linux Red Hat Enterprise 5.x
IBM z Systems  
POWER System - Big Endian  
x86-64, x86-32
Suse Linux Enterprise 10 x86-64
Ubuntu Linux 8.04 LTS x86-64    
10.04 LTS
12.04 LTS
14.04 LTS
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Server 2003 R2
Server 2008
Server 2012
Server 2012 R2
Server 7
Server 8
Windows 7
Windows 8
Windows 8.1 x86-64, x86-32    
Solaris 9 SPARC          
11 SPARC        
AIX 5.3 POWER System - Big Endian          
POWER System - Big Endian  

Note: DB2 Version 9.1.0 is no longer supported.

Linux on IBM System z support

Foglight for DB2 LUW supports the monitoring of instances that are installed on Linux on System z. The supported monitored instance versions are the same as specified in the list above for the Linux platform.

Note: IBM® DB2® pureScale is currently not supported for Linux on IBM System z.

HADR support

Foglight for DB2 LUW supports monitoring an environment configured to use HADR by creating agents to monitor each one of the nodes separately (applies for both primary nodes and secondary).

Physical partition

Foglight for DB2 LUW supports a physical partition. When monitoring a physical partition, ensure you create the agent using the agent installer on the coordinator host.

Workgroup edition

Foglight for DB2 LUW supports monitoring a workgroup edition instance.

OS Cluster support

Foglight for DB2 LUW supports monitoring an instance that is installed in an OS cluster environment.

To enable monitoring, follow the instructions on “Host connectivity settings” screen in the installation wizard:
• Mark the "instance residing on an OS cluster".
• Make sure the virtual host name point to the virtual host name. This name will be used to install the DB2 agent and the IC agent.

pureScale support

Foglight for DB2 LUW supports monitoring a pureScale environment (except on Linux on IBM System z).




This section provides a list of references which address the most commonly faced issues relating to remote connectivity, allowing for easy troubleshooting using the vendor's information knowledgebase:


Product licensing

Product licensing

Foglight includes a licensing capability that restricts access to those features that are defined in the license. Any Management Server installation requires a license that grants access to server-specific parts of the browser interface and the features associated with them. Foglight cartridges are also license-protected. While some cartridges are covered by the base Foglight license (such as Foglight Agent Manager cartridges and the Foglight for Infrastructure), others may require an additional license.

Foglight for DB2 is covered by the base Foglight license that allows cartridges to be installed.

To activate a trial or a purchased commercial license:

  1. On the navigation panel, under Dashboards, click Administration > Setup > Manage Licenses.
  2. Click Install.
  3. In the Install License dialog box, click Browse.
  4. In the file browser that appears, specify the location of the license file.
  5. In the Install License dialog box, click Install License.


Getting started with Foglight for DB2 LUW

Getting started with Foglight for DB2 LUW

Contents of the release package

The Foglight for DB2 release package contains the following:

  1. Foglight for DB2 cartridge: 
  2. Product documentation, including:
    • Managing DB2 Database Systems User and Reference Guide (PDF and online help)
    • Managing DB2 Database Systems Getting Started Guide (PDF)
    • Managing DB2 Database Systems Hardware Sizing Guide (PDF)
    • Foglight for DB2 LUW Release Notes (this document)

Installation instructions

Refer to the Foglight for DB2 LUW Getting Started Guide for installation instructions and prerequisites.

Determine your environment hardware requirements using the Foglight for DB2 LUW Hardware Sizing Guide.

Additional resources

Additional information is available from the following:


This section contains information about installing and operating this product in non-English configurations, such as those needed by customers outside of North America. This section does not replace the materials about supported platforms and configurations found elsewhere in the product documentation.
This release is Unicode-enabled and supports any character set. In this release, all product components should be configured to use the same or compatible character encodings and should be installed to use the same locale and regional options. This release is targeted to support operations in the following regions: North America, Western Europe and Latin America, Central and Eastern Europe, Far-East Asia, Japan.
This release has the following known capabilities or limitations: The server will be enabled for Global Operation, but not localized to any particular locale.  


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