CV871G - DB2 for z/OS Utilities for Database Administrators - 3 Days

Course Description

This course is designed to teach delegates the advanced topics necessary to make the most of the DB2 for z/OS utilities.

The course includes extensive hands-on lab exercises.

Please note, recovery-oriented topics are not part of this course, so such utility functions are not presented.

Target Audience

This course is intended for database administrators.


Delegates should have attended the DB2 for z/OS Database Administration Workshop Part 1 (CV831G) course, or have equivalent knowledge.


Course objectives include:

  • Use RUNSTATS to accelerate the performance of a given SQL access.
  • Employ DSN1COPY, REPAIR, and DIAGNOSE for DBA tasks which are not recovery-oriented.
  • Use parallel index build with the LOAD, REORG and REBUILD INDEX utilities.
  • Load partitions in parallel.
  • Determine the appropriate LOAD options to use while considering concurrency and performance requirements.
  • Choose appropriate options with REORG and UNLOAD to achieve optimal performance and availability.
  • Provide appropriate LISTDEF, TEMPLATE, and OPTIONS utility control statements for use in DB2 utilities.


For on-site courses (i.e. at your premises), we are more than happy to tailor the course agenda to suit your exact requirements. In many cases, we are able to build your in-house standards and naming conventions into the delivered course.

Course Details

Course Content
LOAD and REBUILD INDEX performance and availability.
REORG performance and availability.
UNLOAD performance and availability.
Generic utility jobs (LISTDEF and TEMPLATE).
Appendix: Clone tables.

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