Wednesday, October 13, 2021

IBM Cloud resource reclamations: Some more details and my best practices

Reclaim resources
This is a quick follow-up to my "To restore or delete" post in which I discussed IBM Cloud resource reclamations and shared some tricks. Today, I have some more details and also want to share with you my best practices on handling resources.

Monday, October 11, 2021

Db2 on Cloud credentials and how to connect from your app

Over the past 12 months, Db2 on Cloud migrated instances to a new deployment model. It seems to be based on the IBM Cloud Databases model and resulted in a different structure for the service credentials. Previously, Db2 on Cloud instances were accessible on the typical ports 50000 and 50001. The JSON-based credentials object included ready-to-use connection URIs. Now, after the change, the VCAP object has more parts, but is missing the easy-to-use URIs. In the following, I am showing you how to consume the new credential structure in your app and to successfully connect to Db2 on Cloud.