New Features

DB2 toolkit version 2.2.1 introduces two major changes that will improve our user experience and expand functionality. These are:

  1. Allow Ingestion from DB2 DMS Raw Devices.

  2. Allow the user to provide database configuration parameters for dSources and VDBs.

Toolkit Installation

Toolkits to support DB2 virtualization are not automatically included in the Virtualization Engine deployment and are installed by Delphix Professional Services or Technical Support. A Support case can be opened requesting installation by following this link.

Migration and Compatibility

Supported DB2 Versions and Operating Systems

Supported DBMS Versions

  • DB2 Enterprise Server Edition 10.5
  • DB2 Advanced Enterprise Server Edition 10.5
  • DB2 Enterprise Server Edition 11.1
  • DB2 Advanced Enterprise Server Edition 11.1
  • DB2 Developer Edition 11.1 (on RHEL 6.7)

Support Matrix

  1. ESE: Enterprise Server Edition
  2. AESE: Advanced Enterprise Server Edition
  3. As of Delphix Engine 5.1.6 - For the supported DB2 versions, Delphix supports the corresponding DB2 Developer edition where the vendor, IBM, supports it
  4. 64-bit OS support only

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 

Supported DBMS Version

ESE 10.5AESE 10.5ESE 11.1AESE 11.1

Supported OS Version
RHEL 6.0Not SupportedNot SupportedNot SupportedNot Supported
RHEL 6.1Not SupportedNot SupportedNot SupportedNot Supported
RHEL 6.2Not SupportedNot SupportedNot SupportedNot Supported
RHEL 6.3Not SupportedNot SupportedNot SupportedNot Supported
RHEL 6.4SupportedSupportedNot SupportedNot Supported
RHEL 6.5SupportedSupportedNot SupportedNot Supported
RHEL 6.6SupportedSupportedNot SupportedNot Supported
RHEL 6.7Supported Supported SupportedSupported
RHEL 6.8Supported Supported Supported Supported
RHEL 6.9SupportedSupportedSupportedSupported
RHEL 7.0Supported Supported Supported Supported
RHEL 7.1Supported Supported Supported Supported
RHEL 7.2Supported Supported Supported Supported
RHEL 7.3Supported Supported Supported Supported
RHEL 7.4SupportedSupportedSupportedSupported

Advanced Interactive eXecutive (AIX)

Supported DBMS Version

ESE 10.5AESE 10.5ESE 11.1AESE 11.1

 Supported OS Version
AIX 6.1Not SupportedNot SupportedN/AN/A
AIX 7.1SupportedSupportedSupported
AIX 7.2Supported

Toolkit/Delphix Engine Compatibility

Toolkits should be installed on compatible Delphix Engines per the table below:

Delphix EngineDB2_2.0.1DB2_2.1.0DB2_2.2.1DB2_2.3.0

Unsupported DB2 Features

Unsupported DB2 Versions and Features

  • DB2 9.7 and below
  • DB2 Database Partitioning Feature (DPF)
  • DB2 pureScale
  • DMS Raw Devices

Known Issues

The following issues are known to exist in this release:

DB2-48VDB creation fails when special characters are present in the VDB name field.Do not use special characters when naming VDB (!#$%^&).
DB2-50No validation on blank value while adding sourceConfig details.The user needs to enter details to sourceConfig values.


When a regular database that was present inside an instance had the same name as the specified VDB, a log message was generated twice.

Make VDB names unique.
DB-125Linking process gets aborted for parameters which throw warning during update configuration.None
DB-129dSource getting active for an invalid property-value pair with an error message on UINone


While performing Delphix Engine operations an error would occur if an extra slash was included at the end of the toolkit directory when adding an Environment.



A force disable of a VDB left a stale file handle after unmount of the NFS mount point.None