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db2ed, dbed_db2, db2_edition - Veritas Storage Foundation for DB2
This command is part of Veritas Storage Foundation for DB2.
To determine whether this product is installed on an \1 system, type:
lslpp -L VRTSdb2ed
Veritas Storage Foundation for DB2 combines the strengths of the core Veritas
technology products with database-specific enhancements to offer unrivaled
performance, availability, and manageability for DB2 database servers.
Veritas offers two Storage Foundation for DB2 products:
Veritas Storage Foundation for DB2 Standard Edition
Veritas Storage Foundation for DB2 Enterprise Edition
The Enterprise Edition contains everything in the Standard Edition plus
Storage Mapping, Database FlashSnap, Storage Checkpoints, and Storage
Rollback. For information about these features, see the
Veritas Storage Foundation for DB2 Administrator's Guide.
Veritas Storage Foundation for DB2 includes the following components:
Veritas Volume Manager (VxVM)
A disk management subsystem that supports disk striping, disk mirroring, and
simplified disk management for improved data availability and superior
Veritas Database FlashSnap
Database FlashSnap, a feature of the Enterprise Edition, lets you create,
resynchronize, and reverse reynchronize volume snapshots for databases.
The snapshots can be used on a second host. Also, database administrators
can perform these tasks without root privileges. Database FlashSnap
tasks may be performed through the GUI or the command line interface.
Veritas Storage Mapping
Storage Mapping, a feature of the Enterprise Edition, lets you take
full advantage of DB2 storage mapping to map containers to
physical devices and display storage object I/O statistics. Both
storage object I/O statistics and the storage structure are
displayed in the Veritas Storage Foundation for DB2 GUI.
Veritas File System (VxFS)
A high-performance, fast-recovery file system that is optimized for business-critical
database applications and data-intensive workloads. VxFS offers online
administration, letting you perform most frequently scheduled maintenance tasks
(including online backup, resizing, and file system changes) without interrupting data
or system availability. VxFS also provides support for large file systems
(up to 8 exabytes).
Veritas File System offers performance-enhancing features that are of particular
interest in a database environment:
Veritas Quick I/O is a VxFS feature that improves the
throughput for DB2 databases built on Veritas File Systems. Quick I/O
delivers raw device performance to databases run on VxFS, providing the
administrative advantages of using file systems without the performance
Veritas Cached Quick I/O further enhances database performance by
leveraging large system memory to selectively buffer the frequently accessed
A feature of the Enterprise Edition, VxFS Storage Checkpoint technology lets you create a point-in-time image
database. Storage Checkpoints are treated like any other VxFS file system
and can be created, mounted, unmounted, and removed with VxFS and Veritas
Storage Foundation for DB2 administrative utilities.
Veritas VxDBA Menu Utility
The VxDBA menu-driven utility allows you to perform various administrative tasks,
including database administration and monitoring.
Veritas Enterprise Administrator
Veritas Enterprise Administrator (VEA) is the infrastructure that allows you to
access Veritas Storage Foundation for DB2, Veritas Volume Manager, and
Veritas File System information and features through the GUI. You can also
use the command line interface to perform these tasks.
Veritas Cluster Server (optional)
An optional High Availability (HA) version of Veritas Storage Foundation for DB2,
which includes Veritas Cluster Server, is available for customers who have high
Veritas Storage Foundation Release Notes
Veritas Storage Foundation Installation Guide
Veritas Storage Foundation for DB2 Administrator's Guide
Veritas Array Integration Layer Configuration Guide
Veritas File System System Administrator's Guide
Veritas Volume Manager Administrator's Guide
Veritas Enterprise Administrator (VEA 500 series) Getting Started
Veritas Volume Manager Intelligent Storage Provisioning Administrator's Guide
Veritas FlashSnap Point-In-Time Copy Solutions Administrator's Guide
Veritas Storage Foundation Cross-platform Data Sharing Administrator's Guide
Veritas Volume Manager Troubleshooting Guide
Last updated: 13 Dec 2004
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