How Cluster Server Agent for DB2 makes DB2 highly available

The agent monitors DB2 UDB 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.

The DB2 agent also supports IMF (Intelligent Monitoring Framework) in the process check mode of basic monitoring. IMF enables intelligent resource monitoring. The DB2 agent is IMF aware and uses asynchronous monitoring framework (AMF) kernel driver for resource state change notifications.

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