Using Data Studio Administration Console for Q Replication

Posted by Frank Fillmore on October 15, 2008 under Data Studio, Q-Replication. Tags: , , , .

I mentioned in earlier posts that the Replication Center, a Java fat-client GUI used to build and administer an SQL or Q Replication environment, is being deprecated in favor of the Data Studio suite of thin-client, browser-based interfaces.  There’s also a link on an earlier post to the Q Replication Tools.  One of these tools, the Data Studio Administration Console (DSAC), is taking the place of the original Java Q Replication Dashboard.   DSAC is free and not to be confused with its for-fee sibling Data Studio Administrator.

There are a few anomalies I’ve encountered while installing and using DSAC in a DB2 for z/OS unidirectional Q Replication environment.

  1. You need local administrator authority on the supported Windows operating system in order to install DSAC.  This is true of DB2 9 as well.  The difference is DB2 9 will accept a domain logon as a local administrator (e.g. acmedomain\myuserid); DSAC will *not* install when logged into Windows with a domain userid even if it is part of the local administrators group will full privileges.  The workaround is to use the domain logon to create a new userid (e.g. “install”) on the Windows server with adminsitrator privileges, logon locally to the server with that userid, and install DSAC.
  2. There are a number of DB2 for z/OS prerequisites in order to use the DSAC.  If you *only* want the Q Replication monitor feature, it won’t be necessary to install DB2 Accessories Suite v1.3.
  3. You need to install the security certificates when using DSAC for the first time.  You will be prompted by Windows.  If you don’t install the certificate, the next time you attempt to logon with the same userid, DSAC will remain at the logon page with no error or other information.  Intertestingly, you can logon onto DSAC using a domain userid (acmedomain\myuserid).

Now that you’ve gotten DSAC installed, the next post will detail how to configure and use DSAC as a Q Replication real-time monitoring tool.