Foglight® for DB2 LUW 188.8.131.52
Developed for Foglight Management Server 5.7.0
Release Notes Revision 1
Foglight for DB2 LUW 184.108.40.206 Release Notes Revision 1 is a re-release of the Foglight for DB2 LUW 220.127.116.11 Release Notes with the following changes:
Welcome to Foglight for DB2 LUW
New in this release
Resolved issues and enhancements
Upgrade and compatibility
Getting started with Foglight for DB2 LUW
Foglight® for DB2 LUW utilizes a lightweight agent that provides real-time monitoring of all layers of an enterprise application (systems, networks, Internet, and databases) and captures pertinent infrastructure application usage, service, and availability level data used to continually assess the state of an DB2® LUW installation. Using this collected data, Foglight Management Server provides a multi-dimensional view of resource utilization for capacity planning, problem determination, and trend analysis, both real-time and historically.
These Release Notes cover the resolved issues, known issues, workarounds, and other important information about the 18.104.22.168 release of Foglight for DB2 LUW. Review all sections before starting the installation.
Version 22.214.171.124 contains the following new features and updates:
This 126.96.36.199 release of Foglight for DB2 LUW does not include any resolved issues.
The following is a list of issues known to exist at the time of this release.
The Management Server 5.7.1 stops responding when clicking charts on the Tablespaces dashboard.
Workaround: Upgrade the Management Server to 5.7.5 or later.
|DB2FOG-67||DB agents need be re-upgraded after upgrading the Foglight Management Server.
Workaround: Make sure to wait for more than 10 minutes between upgrade of the Foglight Management Server and Foglight for DB2 LUW.
|DDB-5387||For DB2 version 9.7 and above, the following metrics are not available due to DB2 limitations: AGENT_USR_CPU_TIME_MS, AGENT_SYS_CPU_TIME_MS, LAST_RESET.|
|DDB-5376||For DB2 version 9.7 and 10.1, some statistics information about db2 background processes is not collected due to DB2 limitation|
The DB2 installer does not support foreign languages on Windows
Once the agent was activated, the following errors may be occurred:
|DDB-3669||The Foglight for DB2 LUW 188.8.131.52 Upgrade Wizard does
not support the upgrade of external agents if the Agent Manager is not
version 5.6.2 or later.
Workaround: Upgrade to Foglight Management Server 5.6.4 or later.
|DDB-2860||An Agent Manager that is installed on a Windows fail-over cluster as a service that runs on the active node cannot monitor databases that are located on the same cluster. This is an Agent Manager limitation.|
|DDB-2745||The Memory Summary panel and the corresponding alarm display "null" when there are no child pools under a memory pool.|
|DDB-2706||If you have a Foglight for DB2 LUW agent that has never been used to collect data and you upgrade to Foglight for DB2 LUW 5.6.4 or later, you will not be able to activate and use the agent seamlessly. To activate and use the Foglight for DB2 LUW agent seamlessly, you must first create an Infrastructure agent and then manually set up resource mapping for that agent. For information on how to create an Infrastructure agent, see the Infrastructure Cartridge documentation. For information on how to set up resource mapping, see the Foglight Administration and Configuration Help.|
|DDB-2637||When the legacy Cartridge for DB2 LUW and Foglight for
DB2 LUW 5.5.x are installed on the same Foglight Management Server and
you upgrade the latter to Foglight for DB2 LUW 5.6.4 or later, the
online help for the legacy version is no longer available.
1. On the navigation panel, navigate to Administration > Cartridges > Cartridge Inventory.
2. Select the check box next to the DB2_OnlineHelp cartridge.
3. Click Disable to disable the cartridge.
4. Click Enable to enable the cartridge.
When you are finished, both online help versions are displayed in the action panel.
|DDB-2073||For DB2 version below 9.7, the CPU collected and displayed for a monitored instance is the CPU for only the monitored databases under that instance. The instance CPU does not include the CPU for any databases that are under the instance, and are not monitored.|
When monitoring an instance running on Windows using a Foglight Agent Manager that is running on a non-Windows platform, open file descriptors are not closed correctly.
Workaround: On the Foglight Agent Manager machine, the "description" limit is configured to "1024". This value should be defined as "unlimited" or to a larger number, for example "65535".
|GVFOG-60||The "Error executing script" error shows in the server log, if user clicks any tab or component on the Global View.|
|GVFOG-37||The Databases dashboard does not appear after user upgrades the Foglight for DB2 LUW to 184.108.40.206 using SPM installer.|
|SSFOG-442||Anti-Virus Protection tools may result in the failure
of setting up the installer agent, due to the occupied gar file. It is
highly recommended that you exclude
The tasks listed below cannot be accomplished from the central Foglight Management Server (the federation master):
This release of Foglight for DB2 LUW supports adding databases to existing instances only using the Databases Management view in the Databases Administration dashboard.
The following is a list of third party issues known to exist at the time of this release.
Problem: WMI support is affected by the firewall on versions of Windows prior to Windows 7.
Workaround: For Windows versions prior to Windows Server 2008/Vista, use the following steps:
For Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008:
According to Microsoft (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929851), the default dynamic port range for TCP/IP has changed in these versions. The new default start port is 49152 and end port is 65535. Subsequently, monitoring instances that run under these operation systems can be carried out by using either one of the following options:
Monitoring a DB2 instance which resides on Windows Server 2008 R2 requires the following workaround:
Some base values are not updated when using the Win32_PerfRawData_PerfDisk_LogicalDisk WMI class to calculate performance data in Windows Vista or in Windows Server 2008, because this class does not contain the PercentDiskTime_Base metric.
Workaround: A hotfix is available on Microsoft's Web site, at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/961435/en-us.
To upgrade Foglight for DB2 LUW, follow the instructions in the Managing DB2 Database Systems User and Reference Guide.
A direct upgrade to Foglight for DB2 LUW 5.7.x is only available from version
5.5.8 or later. Customers that are running earlier versions of the product must
first upgrade to version 5.5.8 and then upgrade to version 5.7.x.
This version supports a minimum Foglight version 5.7.0 and minimum Agent Manager version 5.8.0.
The Foglight for Infrastructure agent will not be created in the following scenarios:
The following Foglight product versions and platforms are compatible with this release.
|Foglight Management Server||5.7.0 and later||All platforms supported by this version of the Foglight Management Server|
Foglight Agent Manager
Note: The monitoring agents available in this version of Foglight for DB2 LUW support the Agent Manager HA failover mode. For more information about this mode, see the Agent Manager Guide.
|5.8.0 and later||All platforms supported by this version of the Foglight Agent Manager|
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.
The following UNIX programs must be accessible to the user logged on to the UNIX and Linux computers:
In addition, the following platform-specific programs must be available:
For information on the required privileges, refer to the Foglight for DB2 LUW Getting Started Guide.
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||√||√||√||√||√||√||√|
|6.x||POWER System - Big Endian||√|
|Suse Linux Enterprise||10||x86-64
|Ubuntu Linux||8.04 LTS||x86-64||√||√||√||√||√||√|
|Microsoft Windows||Server 2003
Server 2003 R2
Server 2012 R2
|Windows 8.1||x86-64, x86-32||√||√||√||√||√||√|
|AIX||5.3||POWER System - Big Endian||√||√||√|
|POWER System - Big Endian||√||√||√||√||√||√||√|
Note: DB2 Version 9.1.0 is no longer supported.
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.
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).
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.
Foglight for DB2 LUW supports monitoring a workgroup edition instance.
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.
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:
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:
The Foglight for DB2 release package contains the following:
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 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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