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DB2 Datasource

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Grafana DB2 Data source

A Grafana data source plugin for IBM DB2

BETA

This plugin is currently in BETA development and subject to change.

The BETA version currently returns all values as text. You can use Grafana Transformations to convert text fields to the proper data type (date, number, etc).

The DB2 data source uses ODBC

This plugin has a dependency on ODBC. Windows/Linux/MacOS all support ODBC. Some dependencies may need to be installed.

Using ODBC with Linux or MacOS

Install or make sure unixODBC is installed

https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/db2/11.5?topic=managers-installing-unixodbc-driver-manager

This plugin requires an ODBC driver. ODBC Drivers for DB2 are available through IBM or 3rd parties.

IBM drivers

  • Can be downloaded from IBM Fix Central where you can choose your DB2 Version and Platform: https://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/swg/selectFixes?parent=ibm%7EInformation%20Management&product=ibm/Information+Management/IBM+Data+Server+Client+Packages&release=11.5.*&platform=Mac+OSX&function=all

  • Driver Settings - set the path to where the driver is installed and add required settings (MacOS example below)

SettingExample Value
Driver/Applications/dsdriver/lib/libdb2o.dylib
Timeout (seconds)10
host127.0.0.1
port50000
uiddb2inst1
pwd••••••••••••
databasesample

Third party drivers

Settings vary per driver. This plugin allows any key/value pair to support various DB2 ODBC drivers.

Installing DB2 Datasource on Grafana Cloud:

For more information, visit the docs on plugin installation.

Changelog

0.0.5

Fix - set exec permission

0.0.4

Add Linux ARM and Windows distributions

0.0.3

Fix - more portable linux distribution

0.0.1

Initial release.