IBM United States
Software Announcement 200-229
July 25, 2000

Tivoli Workload Scheduler for R/3 V4.0; End of Service Tivoli Workload Scheduler V6.0 and 5.2

 ENUS200-229.PDF (18KB)


At a Glance

Tivoli Workload Scheduler for R/3 provides the link and integration to manage SAP R/3 applications. You can use:

  • Workload Scheduler's functionality to manage SAP R/3 jobs
  • Tivoli OPC, a mainframe product, for SAP R/3 jobs

Overview

The Tivoli® Workload Scheduler for R/3 enables you to create, schedule, and control R/3 jobs using the sophisticated features of Tivoli Workload Scheduler, or Tivoli Operations Planning Control (OPC).

With Tivoli Workload Scheduler, you can do the following:

  • Use Workload Scheduler's standard job dependencies and controls on SAP R/3 jobs
  • Create R/3 jobs using the Workload Scheduler interface
  • Schedule R/3 jobs to run on specified days and times, and in a prescribed order
  • Define interdependencies between R/3 jobs and jobs that run under different systems
  • Define interdependencies between R/3 jobs and jobs that run on other platforms, including UNIX®, and Windows NT™
End of Service (EOS): Effective January 31, 2001, Tivoli Workload Scheduler (5697-WKB) Versions 5.2 and 6.0 will reach EOS.

Key Prerequisites

  • Tivoli Workload Scheduler 5.2, or later, or Tivoli Operation Planning and Control 2.2, or later.
  • SAP R/3 Version 3.0f, 3.1i, 4.5x, and 4.6x.
  • SAP R/3 Hot Package 8 is required for SAP R/3 4.5b installations.
  • SAP R/3 Hot Package 9 is required for SAP R/3 4.6b installations.

Planned Availability Date

July 28, 2000

Description

Version 4.0 of Tivoli Workload Scheduler for R/3 supports all releases of R/3 from 3.0f to 4.6x. This version has achieved SAP XBP certification for R/3 Release 4.0 and 4.5.

The Tivoli Workload Scheduler for R/3 V4.0 uses the official SAP RFC interfaces for job scheduling that are:

  • The SXMI_XBP interface for R/3 Releases 3.1g to 4.0x
  • The BAPI_XBP interface since Release 4.5a

The user can also define and manage print parameters with Tivoli Workload Scheduler for R/3. This requires Tivoli Workload Scheduler V7.0 and SAP 4.6b (with Hot Package 9) be installed.

Year 2000

This product is Year 2000 ready. When used in accordance with its associated documentation, it is capable of correctly processing, providing, and/or receiving date data within and between the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, provided that all products (for example, hardware, software, and firmware) used with the product properly exchange accurate date data with it.

Euro Currency

This program is not impacted by euro currency.

Reference Information

  • Tivoli Systems Introduces Value-Based Pricing for Tivoli Products — A Simpler and More Flexible Pricing Structure, Software Announcement 200-017 , dated February 15, 2000
  • New Value-Based Pricing for Tivoli OS/390® Systems Products, Software Announcement 200-100 , dated April 25, 2000

Trademarks

 
OS/390 is a registered trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Windows NT is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
 
UNIX is a registered trademark in the United States and other countries exclusively through X/Open Company Limited.
 
Tivoli is a registered trademark of Tivoli Systems, Inc. in the United States or other countries or both. In Denmark, Tivoli is a trademark licensed from Kjobenhavns Sommer -- Tivoli A/S.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

Education Support

Call IBM Education and Training at 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322) for education catalogs, schedules, and enrollments.

For current information on Tivoli® Systems education, call 512-436-8000, or visit the Tivoli Systems home page on the Internet at:

Offering Information

Product information will be available on day of announcement through Offering Information (OITOOL) at:

Publications

The following documents will be shipped with the Tivoli Workload Scheduler for R/3 program in hardcopy form.

                                                  Order
Title                                             Number
 
Tivoli Workload Scheduler for R/3                 GC31-5147
 User's Guide Version 4.0
Tivoli Workload Scheduler Agent for               GI10-4768
 R/3 Release Notes 4.0
Operation Planning Control Extended               GI10-8049
 Agent for SAP
SAP R/3 for Operation Planning                    GC32-0280
 Control Supplement
License Information Program Directory             LC23-4470
IPLA Pamphlet                                     Z125-3301

The following translated publications of the Tivoli Workload Scheduler for R/3 users are available via publication order for the following languages:

                                                  Order
Language                                          Number
 
German                                            GC12-2805
Italian                                           GC13-2885
Spanish                                           GC10-3478
Korean                                            GA30-0965
Brazilian Portuguese                              G517-6953
Japanese                                          GC88-8630

Technical Information

Specified Operating Environment

Hardware Requirements

Hardware platforms supporting UNIX® or Windows NT™ with the software levels stated in the Software Requirements section.

Software Requirements

Tivoli Workload Scheduler for R/3 runs on the following software platforms:

  • IBM AIX® 4.2 and 4.3
  • Digital UNIX 4.0D through 5.0
  • Hewlett Packard HP-UX 10.20 and 11.00
  • Sun Solaris 2.6 and 2.7
  • Windows NT SP4 through SP6A

Planning Information

Packaging: Tivoli Workload Scheduler for R/3 is available on CD-ROM.

Security, Auditability, and Control

The announced programs use the security and auditability features of the operating system software.

The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.

Ordering Information

Charges are for applicable quantities based on Tivoli Management Points.

Current Licensees

Current licensees of Tivoli Workload Scheduler for R/3 (5698-WSS), with support in effect, will automatically receive updated media.

New Licensees

Orders for new licences can be placed now.

Shipment will begin on the planned availability date.

New users of Tivoli Workload Scheduler for R/3 should specify:

          Type           Model
 
          5698           WSS

Charges are based on Tivoli Management Points that are unchanged by this announcement. For complete ordering information refer to:

  • Software Announcement 200-017 , dated February 15, 2000
  • Software Announcement 200-100 , dated April 25, 2000

Basic License: To order a basic license, specify the program number, feature number 9001 for asset registration, and the feature number of the desired distribution medium. Also, specify the one-time charge feature number from the tables in the referenced announcements.

Basic Machine-Readable Material

                                   Feature        Distribution
Description                        Number         Medium
 
Tivoli Workload Scheduler          5809           CD-ROM
 for R/3 Base Package
 English (U.S.) Only

Terms and Conditions

The terms for Tivoli Workload Scheduler for R/3, as previously announced in Software Announcement 200-017 , dated February 15, 2000, and Software Announcement 200-100 , dated April 25, 2000, are unaffected by this announcement.

Charges

Charges are based on Tivoli Management Points. Charges per Tivoli Management Point are unaffected by this announcement.

Customer Financing: IBM Global Financing offers attractive financing to credit-qualified commercial and government customers and Business Partners in more than 40 countries around the world. IBM Global Financing is provided by the IBM Credit Corporation in the United States. Offerings, rates, terms, and availability may vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization. Country organizations are listed on the Web at:

Trademarks

 
AIX is a registered trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Windows NT is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
 
UNIX is a registered trademark in the United States and other countries exclusively through X/Open Company Limited.
 
Tivoli is a registered trademark of Tivoli Systems, Inc. in the United States or other countries or both. In Denmark, Tivoli is a trademark licensed from Kjobenhavns Sommer -- Tivoli A/S.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.