Informix Release Notes
Here you find actual Release Notes to Informix Products that we prepared for you.
Release notes (UNIX, Linux, and Mac OS X)
IBM Informix 12.10 is available in several different editions, and each offers different features and function.
For a complete list of what's new and changed in this release, go to http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSGU8G_12.1.0/com.ibm.po.doc/new_features_ce.htm.
Information about the fixed defects for IBM Informix 12.10.xC4W1 is available at: http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27041877.
- Detailed product description
- Product-positioning statement
- Packaging and ordering details
- International compatibility information
IBM Informix 12.10 does not support the HP-UX PA-RISC operating system.
For information about hardware and software compatibility, see the detailed system requirements document at http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27013343.
Installing IBM Informix 12.10.xC10
For step-by-step installation instructions, see Installing Informix at http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSGU8G_12.1.0/com.ibm.inst.doc/inst.htm.
The IBM Informix Installation Guide (ids_installg_12.10.pdf) is also available in the product build in PDF format.
If you are migrating from another version of , make sure that you understand all migration requirements and restrictions before you install the product. For migration information, see http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSGU8G_12.1.0/com.ibm.mig.doc/mig.htm.
Up-to-date information about the known problems for 12.10.xC4W1 is available at http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27041880.
- If you uninstall version
11.50, restart the computer before you install another version of
If you install on a computer where you previously uninstalled version 11.50, the new installation might fail because the database server Message Service (msgserv.exe) does not start.
To avoid this problem, restart the computer before you install again.
- Windows firewall
exception is needed before installation
Before you install Informix on Windows operating systems, make a Windows firewall exception for the TCP listening port that is used by . By default, the port is 9088; however, you can specify a different port number during installation.
- Removing users when you uninstall the database server
If there are multiple installations of the product on the computer, and you are uninstalling one of the products, be careful when you use the Remove users and groups option. Do not remove users or groups that are required by the other installations of the product. If you remove users or groups that are required by the other products, the other products will not start or they will be inoperable.
- Starting instances
To start an instance, use the instance shortcut that is in the program group. To start a 32-bit version of on a 64-bit operating system (such as Windows 7), right-click the shortcut, and click Run as administrator.
- IBM Support Portal: http://www.ibm.com/support/entry/portal/
- interoperability with other products: http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/connect/informixinterop
- IBM Publications for : http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27023505
- Comparing IBM Informix editions: http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/data/library/techarticle/dm-0801doe/index.html