ENV_SYS_INFO and other views in DB2 V9
Posted by decipherinfosys on December 11, 2007
IBM introduced some new administrative views in DB2 V9, widely known as viper. These new administrative views belong to the schema SYSIBMADM. Some of the important administrative views are:
• ENV_SYS_INFO: Returns information about OS, CPU and Memory.
• ENV_INST_INFO: Returns information about database instance.
• ENV_FEATURE_INFO: Returns information about all available products for which license is required.
• ENV_PROD_INFO: Returns information about installed DB2 products.
Let us retrieve some information from a couple of these administrative views. Connect to db2 database using command editor and execute the following sql.
SELECT os_name, os_version, total_cpus, total_memory
Here is the result set for the above command.
OS_NAME OS_VERSION TOTAL_CPUS TOTAL_MEMORY
——- ———– ———– ————-
WIN32_NT 5.1 2 3062
Similarly we can get the information about DB2 instance as well using ENV_INST_INFO view.
SELECT inst_name, service_level, bld_level, fixpack_num
Te result is as shown below.
INST_NAME SERIVCE_LEVEL BLD_LEVEL FIXPACK_NUM
——— ————- ——— ———–
DB2 DB2 v188.8.131.52 special_17369 2
In a similar fashion, we get other metadata information also using other administrative views. In release 9.5, new view ENV_SYS_RESOURCES is introduced which contains enhanced information about operating system, physical memory, virtual memory and CPU. We will cover more about it in our future blog posts.
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