How many pieces does it take to make a whole? The DBA’s answer: “It depends.” If you are a DBA who manages a DPF environment, your invisible cape must be very thick indeed.
Security management for a single-partition environment is quite challenging, but multipartition databases require special considerations. What steps can you take to ensure that any machine-to-machine communications are as secure as possible?
With the DB2 Data-Partitioning Feature (DPF) on UNIX platforms, DB2 instances must execute commands at all partitions in
db2nodes.cfg. For example, to start or stop DB2 instances, DB2 sends the actual