Standby Database Solutions for DB2 UDB on iSeries


The DB2 database on the iSeries hardware platform can be protected against failure using high availability middleware products provided by the IBM business partners Lakeview Technology, Vision Solutions, and Data Mirror Corporation. These products provide data replication and management between iSeries servers. More recently, they also provide middleware for cluster management.

For more information about these solutions, see:

·        MIMIX

MIMIX for  SAP by Lakeview Technology at:

·        Vision

Vision Suite by Vision Solutions at:

·        DataMirror

DataMirror High Availability Suite by DataMirror Corporation at:

·        IBM documentation

SAP R/3 Implementation for OS/400 (IBM document number SC24-4672)

Starting with iSeries Release VSR2M0, an alternative to the high availability middleware products is the Independent Auxiliary Storage Pool (IASP) functionality on iSeries. For more information on the SAP implementation for iSeries, see SAP Note 568820.