I've recently visited several customers who still have or are using V8 in their distributed environments. I thought I'd post this very short note as a reminder that DB2 V8 will be going out of support in April (09). You can view the details and announcement here:
It seems that date is arriving much sooner and faster than some expect. But getting to V9 or V9.5 is easier than you think. There is alot of good information available to help you, and the migration portal is a great place to start.
This Chat with the Lab webcast on migration can also assist you:
So, take a look at the material and prepare to upgrade if you haven't already started.