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SAP on IBM DB2 for i - News from Development Blog

The SAP on IBM DB2 for i blog is intended as a information resource for basis administrators using IBM i (aka AS/400, iSeries, System i) and for everyone interested in this DB/OS platform. The joint SAP/IBM development team enabling SAP's software to run on IBM DB2 for i uses the news from development blog as a direct way to present best practices, new features and background information.


On this webpage all issues of the news from development blog are collected.

Starting with June 2011 a new blog series SAP on IBM DB2 fori - Update week NN was kicked off. Its intention is to bring heads up information to events, publications, shipments and other news related to SAP on IBM i. Information of the kind offered in the first series will enter the platform wiki.


Starting with March 2012, SCN offered new options of presenting content, making this collection kind of obsolete: From the overview page of the SAP on IBM i space you can directly navigate to a list of blog posts. Alternatively, you see the complete Blog with all content via the space blog link.

List of Blog Entries

SAP on IBM DB2 for i - Update week 38 2011: Kernel enhancements, spool file handling (Sep 20, 2011)
I point to a presentation about kernel enhancements for SAP on IBM i and to a note which may help you save some resources in spool file handling.

The new version SR13 FP10 of IBM IT4J 1.4.2 (J9) has recently been made available for IBM i and is now supported by SAP for SAP NetWeaver. SAP on IBM i amongst other platforms is reaching for pilot customers for the 7.20 downward compatible kernel.


SAP on IBM DB2 for i - Update week 32 2011 (Aug 11, 2011)

SAP JVM 4 is now available for all platforms including IBM i. Find an entry point to relevant documentation in this Blog


SAP on IBM DB2 for i - Update week 30 2011 (Jul.28, 2011)

Want to share my personal thoughts on the SAP on IBM i kernel logistics tool APYSIDKRN.


SAP on IBM DB2 for i - Update week 29 2011 (Jul 22, 2011)

Revised versions of installation guides were published for NetWeaver 7.01 SR1 and related Business Suite Solutions for SAP on IBM i. This blog links to them.


SAP on IBM DB2 for i - Update week 28 2011 (Jul 14, 2011)

I point to recent publications of interest for SAP on IBM i. This covers updates and new publications of IBM Techdocs white papers and a related article at the IBM i zone of developerWorks. In addition, I report about the DB4 wiki being populated starting with links to some known sources and a new contribution about how to utilize VNC, a free X Windows server, to run some GUI applications natively on i.


SAP on IBM DB2 for i - Update week 27 2011 (Jul 8, 2011)

Accessing IBM i resources via Windows shares is part of everyday's business within SAP on IBM i. In the lab, we experienced some performance hickups when stepping to Windows 7. Read here, what we did and found on the net to come around.


SAP on IBM DB2 for i - Update week 26 2011 (Jun 30, 2011)

SAP on IBM DB2 for i also participates in the shipment of the 7.20 EXT kernel, officially released these days. Some basic facts are collected in this small blog entry. In addition, an improved version of saposcol is pointed to.


SAP on IBM DB2 for i - Update week 23 2011 (Jun 06, 2011)

SAP on IBM DB2 for i - News from development is back. This is a trial start for a new blog series with higher frequency than we used to have. Expect updates and heads up information from our development team. Content will be much less technical than previous editions. More technical content would rather make it to our new Wiki pages.


SAP on IBM DB2 for i - Failover in High Availability Scenarios (Aug 26, 2010)

A guide how to set up automated SAP system restart after a failover.


SAP on IBM DB2 for i - Switching to a new database interface (Feb 12, 2010)

Presentation of a new database interface (Direct Drive) which will replace XDA for future releases. Guide how to switch to Direct Drive.


SAP on IBM DB2 for i - using decimal floating point (Aug 13, 2009)

A short introduction into decimal floating point data types and their support in ABAP, on the database and in the POWER6 architecture.


SAP on IBM DB2 for i - improve (not only) upgrade performance (May 25, 2009)

Review of new developments that can be used to reduce upgrade duration and increase performance in other system administration tasks.


SAP on IBM DB2 for i - new Java VM available (Dec 3, 2008)

A new Java VM named IBM Technology for Java (IT4J) can now be used for SAP on IBM DB2 for i. This can lower memory consumption and increase performance.


SAP on IBM DB2 for i - Mounting Remote Filesystems (Oct 6, 2008)

How to use samba instead of NFS when connecting an application server running Linux on Power to an DB2 for i database.


SAP on DB2 for IBM i - speed up your imports (August 16, 2008)

Presentation of recent improvements in R3TRANS that significantly improve performance of language imports, support package imports and some upgrade phases.


SAP on DB2 for IBM i - news from development (July 14, 2008)

Starting posting of the SAP on IBM i blog. Various support resources available in the SDN are presented.

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