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Introduction to monitoring DB2 v8

This chapter from "DB2 Universal Database V8 Handbook for Windows, UNIX, and Linux" introduces snapshot monitoring and event monitoring.

This excerpt is from DB2 Universal Database V8 Handbook for Windows, UNIX, and Linux, written by Philip Gunning and published by Prentice Hall. Read the entire chapter here.

Regardless of how well a RDBMS performs, the monitoring of SQL statements and resources is required to ensure continued good performance and to identify problem areas. Using the information gathered, adjustments can be made to instance and database configuration parameters, physical design, or SQL to improve performance. The nature of RDBMSs and their implementation, may lead to frequent occurences of events like lock escalation, low bufferpool hit ratios, disk I/O activity, and out-of-space conditions. A DBA group must have a well-established monitoring program to ensure that the database is performing to expectations and that the database will continue to meet performance expectations. This includes having DBA standards and procedures that address monitoring and outline how the DBA organization should conduct monitoring activities.

DB2 provides built-in monitoring capability through the use of snapshot monitoring and event monitoring.

Read the entire chapter here.

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