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The Top 5 Information Resources for SAP on IBM Db2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows

We’ve noticed that many customers are not aware that there’s a wealth of documentation available especially for customers running their SAP systems on IBM Db2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows. So it’s high time to review what’s out there. Have a look; you’ll might come across something useful for you.

No. 1: SAP Help Portal

There’s a web page for SAP on IBM Db2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows on SAP Help Portal with a full overview of all documentation available. Keep the SAP Help Portal page bookmarked – we update it on a regular basis: https://help.sap.com/viewer/product/DB6

SAP Help Portal is also your starting point where you’ll find all the following resources that I mention here.

No. 2: Database Administration Guide

The database administration guide is SAP’s main information resource about how to administrate SAP systems running on the database IBM Db2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows. Topics such as user administration, configuration, memory and storage management, performance management, backup and recovery are covered – all with a special focus on the needs of an SAP system administrator. A shortcut to our most popular information resource is here: https://help.sap.com/viewer/db6_admin

No. 3: Database Administration Using the DBA Cockpit

The DBA Cockpit is SAP’s administration and monitoring tool for SAP systems running on IBM Db2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows. It helps you with recurring tasks and troubleshooting, such as:

  • Checking the system status
  • Early diagnosis of potential problems, for example, resource issues in the host or database system, which could affect the SAP system
  • Analyzing and tuning the SAP system and the environment (host and database systems) to optimize the throughput of the SAP system
  • Checking the database parameters for optimal use in SAP systems

The DBA Cockpit covers the needs of both SAP system and database administrators, which probably makes it unique among all available monitoring tools.

And here’s the full documentation: https://help.sap.com/viewer/db6_dbacockpit

No. 4: Database Upgrade Guide

Did you know that there is a database upgrade guide for IBM Db2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows available especially written for SAP customers? Try our SAP Help Portal for an overview under Database Upgrade: https://help.sap.com/viewer/product/DB6

No. 5: Installation, System Copy, and System Rename Guides

The setup of the IBM Db2 database is integrated into the installation, copy, and rename of SAP systems using SAP’s standard tool, the software provisioning manager. Some of customers say that the installation of SAP systems on IBM Db2 is an easy feat. However, if you still need some information about, say, technical prerequisites or complex setups such as encryption or pureScale, you might want to consult the relevant guides here.

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