The Java GUI enables you to perform many storage management tasks for DB2. The tasks that you can perform dynamically from the main menu bar and pop-up menu depend on what is highlighted on the object tree. For example, if you have the instance or database highlighted in the tree, you can open it from the DB2 menu.
The Web GUI provides summary pages enabling you to perform tasks from the drop down lists.
To access the GUI functions:
Your user or group name must be added to the Veritas Enterprise Administrator (VEA) Authorization Database (AZDB). To make the necessary changes:
In an AIX environment, VRTSdb2ed is requested to be set as the DB2 Administrator during installation.
Some operations require that you must be logged in as root. Please read all "Prerequisites" and "Usage notes" before starting a procedure.
GUI functionality includes:
You can start or stop a DB2 instance through the GUI.
Storage Checkpoint Management
You can create and roll back to Storage Checkpoints. You can also mount, unmount, and remove Storage Checkpoints. Storage Checkpoints can be used to clone the database.
Database FlashSnap functionality is available through the GUI. With Database FlashSnap, you can create online or offline snapshots of your database, which can be used as backups. You can also use these snapshots to recover your database if it becomes corrupt.
Database Dynamic Tiered Storage
You can set up tiered storage parameters and policy using the GUI. With tiered storage set up, you can move files and volumes, set policy for automated movement, and get reports on storage.
The automated scheduler functions can be set up using the GUI. You can schedule automated checkpoints and snapshots.
System configuration and maintenance
You can view storage topology and storage statistic information. You can also check and save your system configuration to a file. In a Solaris or AIX environment, you can convert datafiles to or from Quick I/O files. The Quick I/O feature is not available on Linux.
Rescan System Information
You can rescan, or refresh, your system information, such as instances, databases, and tablespaces. You can also determine the rescan intervals so that automatic rescans happen as regularly as you determine.