2. Enabling new function mode (ENFM)
3. New functionality mode (NFM) You will need to read the documentation to understand what new features are available in each of these modes and how to transition through the modes. Basically, CM is V8 without the new features (except the ability to exploit large virtual storage), ENFM is the interim mode used to convert the system catalog tables to support the new functionality, and NFM is full-blown DB2 V8. So, my advice is that if you have not yet begun to plan how and when you will upgrade to V8, now is a good time to start planning. On the other hand, if you have already read the transition guide, understand the new functionality and put together a plan, then you are ahead of most folks.
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