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DB2 9 for LUW Multiple Partition DBA Workshop (CL240G )

IBM Course Code: CL240G

This course replaces course CF242. This is the classroom version of the Instructor-led online course 3L240

This course teaches you how to perform database administration tasks using IBM DB2 Enterprise 9 with the Database Partitioning Feature (DPF). These tasks include customization for the DB2 Enterprise 9 with DPF system, creating and populating partitioned databases, designing a database for parallel use, and using partitioned DB2 utilities. There is no actual installation of DB2 Enterprise software in this workshop. A DB2 for Linux system is used to exercise various administrative functions.

Course Materials

The course materials address DB2 9.7 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows.

Hands-On Labs

Fourteen labs are included to address DB2 9.7 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows.


Prepare for IBM Certification Test 731: DB2 9 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows Database Administration.

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What You'll Learn

  • Describe the steps to install and customize DB2 in a partitioned environment
  • Use GUI and Command Line tools to administer the database
  • Create objects and load data into DB2 databases
  • Define a DB2 partitioned recovery strategy and perform the tasks necessary to support the strategy
  • Describe the application development process with respect to DB2 considerations
  • Identify how a database should be designed to take advantage of the parallel architecture
  • Use DB2 utilities to manage data and maintain your database
  • Implement DB2 security

Note: Actual installation of DB2 will not be performed in this workshop. A pre-installed system is used to exercise various administrative functions.

Who Needs to Attend

This is an intermediate course for database Administrators, Application Developers, and Consultants who are involved in planning, implementing, or maintaining DB2 DPF partitioned databases.


Before taking this course, you should be able to:

  • Use basic Linux/UNIX functions such as utilities, file permissions, hierarchical file system, commands, and the vi editor
  • State the functions of the Structured Query Language (SQL) and be able to construct DDL, DML, and authorization statements
  • Discuss basic relational concepts and objects such as tables, indexes, views, and joins

These skills can be developed by taking:

  • Linux/UNIX basics (for example, AIX Basics)
  • DB2 SQL Workshop
  • DB2 Family Fundamentals

The student will be using a Linux environment in a VMware image for the lab exercises.

It will be helpful for students running DB2 on other operating systems and platforms - such as DB2 on an AIX - to have experience with using and administering their operating system environment.

Follow-On Courses

There are no follow-ons for this course.

Course Outline

DB2 DPF Partitioned Database Components and Concepts

  • Identify the kinds of business applications that use parallel databases
  • Describe the basic architecture of each of the hardware platforms on which parallel databases may run
  • Define the strengths of the DB2 DPF partitioned architecture
  • Identify the key features that set DB2 in a DPF partitioned environment apart from other members of the DB2 family

Getting Started with DB2

  • Describe the purpose of DAS
  • List the GUI tools in DB2
  • Explore the various ways to access the GUI tools
  • Use different methods to execute a command or statement in DB2
  • Explore the use of the Command Window and the Command Line Processor (CLP)
  • Create database objects using both the GUI tools and the CLP


  • Identify the steps to install and customize DB2 in a partitioned environment
  • Use db2_all and rah commands

Creating a Partitioned DB2 Database

  • Describe DB2 database partitioning
  • Create a database in a DB2 partitioned environment with or without Automatic Storage enabled
  • List the three types of Storage Management for table spaces
  • Describe the three default system table spaces
  • Access and update the database manager configuration file and the database configuration files
  • Access and update the system database directory and list the local database directory
  • Use tools to issue commands and SQL statements

Partitioning and Database Partition Groups

  • Identify considerations when choosing a distribution key
  • Describe join strategies in partitioned databases
  • Identify the syntax for creating database partition groups

Data Placement on the Partitions

  • List the advantages and disadvantages for each type of table space management
  • Create SMS table spaces
  • Create DMS table spaces
  • Create Automatic Storage managed table spaces
  • Use the GET SNAPSHOT commands and db2pd commands to check table space status
  • Use SQL functions specific to the partitioned environment
  • Identify catalog views that contain information about your partitioned environment

Create Objects

  • Create database objects: tables, indexes, views, aliases
  • Alter tables and add check constraints, triggers, and referential integrity
  • Describe the special data types for large objects and XML data and when they might be needed
  • Identity other approaches to organizing data including range partitioned tables and multi-dimensional clustering
  • Implement row compression for tables

Moving Data

  • Utilize the EXPORT Utility to extract data from a DB2 database
  • Identify the different methods for inputting data, including the Import Utility, using buffered and unbuffered SQL INSERT and the LOAD Utility
  • Describe the processing for partitioning and loading data
  • Identify how the partitioned database options on the LOAD command can be used to control the data partitioning and load processing

Application Alternatives

  • Prepare applications that access DB2 data for execution
  • Use PRECOMPILE and BIND options that are appropriate for specific application requirements
  • Describe the application alternatives available to access DB2 data or request other DB2 functions
  • List the benefits, and possible disadvantages, of the various interfaces

Partitioned Database Backup and Recovery

  • Describe the three types of recovery support provided by DB2
  • Explain the principles DB2 uses for its recovery/restart functions
  • Describe the configuration options for DB2 logging and explain the differences between circular and archive logs
  • Use the BACKUP, RESTORE and ROLLFORWARD commands to back up and recover a DPF partitioned database
  • Recover the database to a prior point in time using the RECOVER DATABASE command
  • State general considerations regarding disaster recovery and implementation of a server cluster for high availability

Scaling the Database

  • Identify how the partitioned database configuration can be scaled by adding new database partitions
  • Differentiate between the three options on the REDISTRIBUTE command
  • Utilize the REDISTRIBUTE command to add or remove database partitions from a database partition group
  • Troubleshoot problems that may occur during redistribution

Database and Application Performance

  • Describe the steps used by the DB2 Optimizer to generate access plans
  • List the major influences for SQL optimization, including Catalog statistics, database memory configuration, optimization class selection and database partition groups
  • Utilize the RUNSTATS utility to collect detailed table and index statistics
  • Explain the major goals for table and index reorganization
  • Use the REORGCHK report to plan effective use of the REORG utility
  • Describe the use of the DB2 explain tools to analyze access strategies for SQL statements


  • Identify how authentication is done in DB2 UDB
  • Use DB2 access control mechanisms to implement security within the database
  • Use group IDs to create a control hierarchy
  • Describe privileges within a database
  • Describe privileges required for binding and executing a package
  • Describe the difference between explicit privileges and implicit privileges
  • Describe the different DB2 authorization levels
  • List the new security features in DB2 V8 and V9

Monitoring and Problem Determination Tools

  • Use error logs
  • Identify the different monitor types
  • Identify how to use the independent trace facility (db2trc)
  • Use the dp2pd problem determination tool to obtain statistics from a running instance
  • Identify additional commands for listing application information

Locks and Concurrency

  • List objects that may be locked by the database manager
  • Discuss available lock modes and their compatibility
  • Influence locking strategies used by the database manager


Day 1

  • Welcome
  • Unit 1 - Components and Concepts
  • Starting your Lab Environment, and Paper Lab
  • Unit 2 - Getting Started with DB2
  • Unit 3 - Installation
  • Installation Lab
  • Unit 4 - Creating Databases

Day 2

  • Creating Database Lab
  • (Unit 5 - Partitioning and Database Partition Groups
  • Partitioning Distribution Keys and Database Partition Groups Lab
  • (Unit 6 - Data Placement on the Partition
  • Creating Table Spaces Lab
  • Unit 7 - Create Objects

Day 3

  • Creating Objects Lab
  • Unit 8 - Moving Data (Import and Load)
  • Moving Data Lab - Import and Load
  • Unit 8 Continued - Moving Data (Partitioned Load)
  • Moving Data Lab - Partitioned Load
  • Unit 9 - Application Alternatives
  • Application Basics Lab

Day 4

  • Unit 10 - Partitioned Database Backup and Recovery
  • Backup and Recovery Lab
  • Unit 11 - Scaling the Database
  • Scaling Lab
  • Unit 12 - Performance and Application Concepts
  • Application Performance Tools Lab

Day 5

  • Unit 13 - Security
  • Security Lab
  • Unit 14 - Monitoring and Problem Determination Tools
  • Unit 15 - Locking and Concurrency
  • Locking and Concurrency Lab

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