The agent for DB2 monitors DB2 database processes at the partition level. If the system fails, the agent detects the failure and takes the applicable database partition offline. VCS moves the failed instances to another node in the cluster, where the agent brings the database partition or partitions online.
The agent performs different levels of monitoring and different actions, which you can configure. You can also configure many of the actions that the agent can perform. For more information on configuring the different functions that the agent has: