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New 64-bit Web browser for AIX 5L, and systems monitoring facility for AIX 5L and VIOS available for no charge

IBM United States Software Announcement 206-275
October 24, 2006

 

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TOC link At a glance TOC link Product positioning
TOC link Overview TOC link Terms and conditions
TOC link Planned availability dates TOC link Prices
TOC link Description TOC link Order now
 
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(Corrected on December 18, 2006)

The Description section was revised with information regarding upgrading to VIOS.

(Corrected on December 15, 2006)

The title and At a glance sections were revised to clarify the functions of the no-charge software.
 

At a glance

IBM Tivoli Monitoring System Edition for System p V6.1 can help you:

  • Consolidate IBM System p™ management information under a consistent, easy-to-use portal
  • Customize the rich visualization of availability information
  • Experience a quick, straightforward deployment that is easy to manage
  • More quickly diagnose issues, especially in more complex virtualized environments
  • Spot performance trends, plan for capacity, and monitor service levels

IBM Tivoli Monitoring System Edition for System p V6.1 can easily be upgraded to the full IBM Tivoli Monitoring V6.1 product, which provides the additional benefits of:

  • Extending your monitoring coverage from System p to a broad range of operating systems, applications, and middleware with out-of-the-box best practice solutions
  • Delivering highly customizable monitoring with the IBM Tivoli Monitoring Universal Agent

AIX 5L enhancements: Firefox 1.5 for AIX replaces Mozilla as the default browser for AIX.

For ordering, contact:

Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: RE001).
 
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Overview

A new 64-bit Web browser and a new systems monitoring facility for the AIX 5L™ operating system are available.

Mozilla Firefox 1.5 for AIX®, a 64-bit version of the popular Web browser, will replace Mozilla Suite as the default browser for AIX 5L 5.2, and later. Mozilla Firefox 1.5 is a dedicated browser that does not include some of the additional function found in the Mozilla Suite, such as an e-mail client or an HTML editor. Mozilla Suite 1.7 is available for a limited time for download at

If you have older 32-bit hardware that cannot run 64-bit applications or you require the functions not found in Mozilla Firefox, you can continue to use Mozilla Suite.

IBM Tivoli® Monitoring System Edition (ITM SE) for System p V6.1 is a new version of the popular IBM Tivoli Monitoring Product now being offered to System p clients at no charge for the first time. ITM SE for System p V6.1 enables you to monitor the health and availability of multiple System p servers and provides graphical views of your virtualization environment to ensure comprehensive monitoring and quick time to value.

ITM SE for System p includes out-of-the-box best practice solutions created by AIX and Virtual I/O Server (VIOS) developers. These best practice solutions include predefined thresholds for alerting on key metrics, Expert Advice that provides an explanation of the alert and recommends potential actions to take to resolve the issue, and the ability to take resolution actions directly from the Tivoli Enterprise™ Portal or set up automated actions. In addition, users have the ability to visualize the monitoring data in the Tivoli Enterprise Portal to determine the current state of the AIX and VIOS environments.

ITM SE for System p V6.1 is available as a download at no additional charge and includes one year of nonrenewable product support. Clients seeking more advanced capabilities and full cross-platform support (including non-IBM hardware and operating systems) can upgrade to the enterprise monitoring product IBM Tivoli Monitoring V6.1 (for a fee). Because ITM SE for System p V6.1 is based on the same technology, the upgrade simply involves installing the new monitors into the existing environment. IBM Tivoli Monitoring V6.1 supports AIX 5L, HP-UX, Solaris, Linux™, i5/OS™, and Microsoft Windows™ on appropriate file hardware, consolidating information from the entire environment in a single, graphical display.

To download ITM SE for System p V6.1 at no charge (beginning December 15, 2006), visit

You may be contacted by IBM to learn about your experience with the product; this helps IBM develop and enhance its products.

Associated product updates:

Virtual I/O: On/Off Capacity on Demand (OOCoD) Temporary Use Charge Per 250 Processor day OOCoD temporary use charge for VIOS. This will allow clients to order larger quantities of OOCoD to match hardware OOCoD offerings.

Partition Load Manager: OOCoD Temporary Use Charge Per 250 Processor day OOCoD temporary use charge for PLM. This will allow clients to order larger quantities of OOCoD to match hardware OOCoD offerings.

Geographic Remote Mirror (GeoRM) V2.4: Program Warranty Service for GeoRM V2.4 5765-E82 is extended to September 30, 2008.
 
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Planned availability dates
  • October 24, 2006:
    • VIOS V1.3 (5765-G34)
    • Partition Load Manager V1.1 (5765-G31)
    • GeoRM V2.4 (5765-E82)
  • October 27, 2006: Mozilla Firefox V1.5 (#1488)(5692-A5L)
  • December 15, 2006:
    • ITM SE for System p V6.1 (5765-ITM)
    • ITM SE for System p V6.1 SWMA (5771-ITM)
    • ITM SE for System p V6.1 (Web Download)
  • January 26, 2007:
    • ITM SE for System p V6.1 Server (#1428)(5692-A5L)
    • ITM SE for System p V6.1 Agent (#1429)(5692-A5L)

 
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Description

IBM Tivoli Monitoring System Edition for System p V6.1

ITM SE for System p V6.1 provides the ability to monitor the health and availability of AIX and VIOS LPARs on System p servers. The infrastructure components Tivoli Enterprise Management Server and Tivoli Enterprise Portal Server can only be installed on AIX. The Tivoli Enterprise Portal client can only be installed on Windows. Additional operating system support is provided by upgrading to the enterprise monitoring product, IBM Tivoli Monitoring V6.1.

One key benefit of Tivoli Monitoring V6.1 is quick time to value based on out-of-the-box best practice solutions created by AIX and VIOS developers. This includes predefined thresholds for alerting on key metrics, Expert Advice that provides an explanation of the alert and recommends potential actions to take to resolve the issue, and the ability to take resolution actions directly from the Tivoli Enterprise Portal or set up automated actions.

Users have the ability to visualize the monitoring data in the Tivoli Enterprise Portal to determine the current state of the AIX and VIOS environments.

In order to more quickly diagnose issues, manage performance, monitor applications, and understand the virtualized environments running on System p, it is simple to upgrade to Tivoli Monitoring V6.1. Because ITM SE for System p V6.1 uses the same technology as ITM, the upgrade simply involves upgrading the ITM infrastructure components and deploying the new monitors to the existing systems. The advanced functionality in ITM for managing System p includes deeper metrics, which help to more quickly diagnose issues, especially in more complex virtualized environments. Also included is data warehousing, which helps you spot performance trends, plan for capacity, and monitor service levels. In addition, the ITM product family includes resource-specific monitors for a broad range of applications and middleware with out-of-the-box best practice solutions, extended further with focused solutions based on the flexible IBM Tivoli Universal Agent (also part of the ITM family) and made available on the planned availability date on the best practice solutions Web site

To use ITM SE with VIOS, an upgrade to VIOS is required. For more information, visit


 
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Product positioning

The ITM SE for System p V6.1 product provides rapid time to value and reduced total cost of ownership through a simplified install, new GUI, and framework-less lightweight infrastructure. The new look of ITM SE for System p V6.1 is based on the Tivoli Enterprise Portal, a flexible and easy-to-use browser interface that lets you quickly understand the configuration of your System p servers and identify health and availability issues. Because it is based on the same technology as the advanced IBM Tivoli Monitoring V6.1 product, it is very easy to upgrade to the additional capabilities provided, such as deeper System p metrics for performance and virtualization, historical data collection, and application monitoring.

System p systems management: System p is working to improve its leadership in the UNIX® market by utilizing Tivoli systems management offerings. In fact, many base systems management functions are being provided to System p clients free of charge. By leveraging Tivoli's powerful and easy-to-use systems management portfolio, System p is able to offer you powerful ways to monitor, secure, allocate, and virtualize your environment so you are taking full advantage of the System p5 platform.

ITM SE for System p provides a way for you to monitor and provide health reporting for AIX, VIOS, Hardware Management Console, and Integrated Virtualization Manager free of charge. ITM for System p also offers one free year of Software Maintenance (SWMA) to get you up and running with this powerful systems management tool.

Business Partner information

If you are a Direct Reseller - System Reseller acquiring products from IBM, you may link directly to Business Partner information for this announcement. A PartnerWorld ID and password are required (use IBM ID).

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Trademarks

 
AIX 5L, System p, Tivoli Enterprise, and i5/OS are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
AIX and Tivoli are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Windows is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
 
UNIX is a registered trademark of the Open Company in the United States and other countries.
 
Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries or both.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

 
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Terms and conditions

For local charges, contact your IBM representative.

Licensing: IBM international program license agreement. Proofs of Entitlement are required for all authorized use.

The following agreements apply for maintenance and do not require customer signatures:

  • IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance (Z125-6011)
  • Addendum for Support (Software Maintenance) for Select iSeries™ and System p™ Programs (Z125-6495)

Ordering information

Customers requesting the new no-charge download for IBM Tivoli® Monitoring System Edition for System p should order the appropriate feature number from the following table in order to receive a free year of Software Maintenance (SWMA): Also, for your no-charge download of the software (beginning December 15, 2006), visit

The download is the only source for the code until January 26, 2007. After this date, the physical deliverables will be available.

This product is offered with AIX 5L™ 5.3 only.

Planned availability: December 15, 2006

                        Program   Feature  Description
Description             number    number
 
ITM SE for System p V6  5765-ITM  0001     Per Processor
                        5765-ITM  0002     Per 250 Processor
ITM SE for System p V6  5771-ITM  1056     Per Processor
                                            1 yr Registration
                        5771-ITM  1057     Per 250 Processors
                                            1 yr Registration
                        5771-ITM  5809     SWMA Documents

                              Program  Feature  Preinstall
Description                   number   number
 
FireFox                       5692-A5L 1488     Yes
 Planned availability
 October 27, 2006
ITM SE V6.1 Management        5692-A5L 1428     No
 Server
 Planned availability
 January 26, 2007
ITM SE V6.1 Agents            5692-A5L 1429     No
 Planned availability
 January 26, 2007
GeoRM V2.4                    5765-E82 0959     No
 End of Service Extended
 to October 30, 2008

Planned availability: October 24, 2006

                                   Program     Feature
Description                        number      number
 
VIOS 1.3                           5765-G34
C5   Per 250 Processor day
      OOCoD temporary use charge               0019
D5   Per 250 Processor day
      OOCoD temporary use charge               0020
E5   Per 250 Processor day
      OOCoD temporary use charge               0021
F5   Per 250 Processor day
      OOCoD temporary use charge               0022
G5   Per 250 Processor day
      OOCoD temporary use charge               0023
H5   Per 250 Processor day
      OOCoD temporary use charge               0024

Planned availability: October 24, 2006

                                   Program     Feature
Description                        number      number
 
PLM V1.1                           5765-G31
 
D5   Per 250 Processor day
      OOCoD temporary use charge               0024
E5   Per 250 Processor day
      OOCoD temporary use charge               0026
F5   Per 250 Processor day
      OOCoD temporary use charge               0028
G5   Per 250 Processor day
      OOCoD temporary use charge               0030
H5   Per 250 Processor day
      OOCoD temporary use charge               0032

 
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Prices

The prices provided in this announcement are suggested retail prices for the U.S. only and are provided for your information only. Dealer prices may vary, and prices may also vary by country. Prices are subject to change without notice. For additional information and current prices, contact your local IBM representative.

Planned availability: December 15, 2006

 
               Program  Feature
Description    number   number  Description        Price
 
ITM SE for
 System p V6   5765-ITM 0001    Per Processor      No charge
               5765-ITM 0002    Per 250 Processor  No charge
ITM SE for
 System p V6   5771-ITM 1056    Per Processor      No charge
                                 1 yr Registration
               5771-ITM 1057    Per 250 Processors No charge
                                 1 yr Registration
               5771-ITM 5809   SWMA Documents

                         Program  Feature
Description              number   number  Preinstall  Price
 
ITM SE V6.1
Management Server        5692-A5L  1428       No      No charge
 Planned Availability
  January 26, 2007
 
ITM SE V6.1 Agents       5692-A5L  1429       No      No charge
 Planned Availability
  January 26, 2007
 

Planned availability: October 24, 2006

                                  Program    Feature
Description                       number     number    Price
 
VIOS 1.3                          5765-G34
 
C5   Per 250 Processor day
      OOCoD temporary use charge             0019      $    0
D5   Per 250 Processor day
      OOCoD temporary use charge             0020       1,000
E5   Per 250 Processor day
      OOCoD temporary use charge             0021       1,000
F5   Per 250 Processor day
      OOCoD temporary use charge             0022       1,000
G5   Per 250 Processor day
      OOCoD temporary use charge             0023           0
H5   Per 250 Processor day
      OOCoD temporary use charge             0024           0

Planned availability: October 24, 2006

                                 Program     Feature
Description                      number      number     Price
 
PLM V1.1                         5765-G31
 
D5   Per 250 Processor day
      OOCoD temporary use charge             0024       $  250
 
E5   Per 250 Processor day
      OOCoD temporary use charge             0026          250
 
F5   Per 250 Processor day
      OOCoD temporary use charge             0028          250
 
G5   Per 250 Processor day
      OOCoD temporary use charge             0030            0
 
H5   Per 250 Processor day
      OOCoD temporary use charge             0032            0

 
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Order now

To order, contact the Americas Call Centers, your local IBM representative, or your IBM Business Partner.

To identify your local IBM representative or IBM Business Partner, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).

 Phone:      800-IBM-CALL (426-2255)
 Fax:        800-2IBM-FAX (242-6329)
 Internet:   callserv@ca.ibm.com
 Mail:       IBM Americas Call Centers
             Dept. Teleweb Customer Support, 9th floor
             105 Moatfield Drive
             North York, Ontario
             Canada M3B 3R1
 
 Reference:  RE001

The Americas Call Centers, our national direct marketing organization, can add your name to the mailing list for catalogs of IBM products.

Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

Trademarks

 
iSeries, System p, and AIX 5L are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Tivoli is a registered trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

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