iSeries Navigator is stand alone windows application which will facilitate almost all the services that can perform in DB2. This is very rich tool but most of the people are still not used effectively.
Fig 2: iSeries Navigator UI
iSeries Navigator main UI containts four major sections and a menu bar. Menu bar is not a complex one and any person can easily work with. Top left hand corner section called "Environment" section and it list down all the entities and services that you can use based on your permission level. Top right hand corner section shows the details for the selected entity of the environment section. "My Tasks" section list down all the possible tasks that can perform at DB2 server level. This list is not unique for all users and will vary based on the permission level that user have. "Environment Tasks" section list down all the task that can perform for the selected environment in environment section.
Common functions listing that can perform using iSeries Navigator is as follows:
- Design and Create Databases
- Create Database Schemes
- Create Tables, Views, Stored Procedures, Functions, Indexes, Triggers and Journals
- Create Users, User Groups and manage them
- Manage Security
- Basic Operations such as Messages, Printer Output, Printers and Jobs
- Work Management - Manage Jobs, Queues, Subsystems and Memory Pools
- Network Configuration
- File System
- Backup Policies
- Application Developments
Will discuss one by one further in future articles.