IBM United States
Software Announcement 201-093
April 17, 2001
IBM AIX Performance Toolbox for POWER Version 3.0 Obtain and Analyze System Data; IBM AIX Fast Connect for POWER Version 3.1 Enhanced Systems Management
At a Glance
For ordering, contact:
Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: RE001).
AIX® Performance Toolbox (PTX) for POWER Version 3.0 enables you to monitor, analyze, and tune system performance in distributed environments. Hundreds of performance metrics and a suite of customizable GUIs are available.
An administrator can:
In conjunction with the Performance AIDE, you can use PTX to:
Filtering criteria can be used to generate events to a monitoring console or execute administration scripts. Additional utilities help you convert recorded data into formats suitable for import by third-party spreadsheets.
An administrator can add tools to menus, either with fixed parameters to match specific situations or in a dialog window. The outputs from these tools can be saved for later review.
PTX is designed to support the analysis of network, filesystem, memory, and process activity on IBM pSeries and RS/6000® platforms.
AIX Fast Connect for POWER Version 3.1 delivers outstanding performance and attractive price for any number of Windows clients.
Using Fast Connect, PCs can take advantage of the performance, scalability, and reliability of AIX. Multiple PC servers can be consolidated onto a single, scalable IBM pSeries or RS/6000, to reduce system complexity and simplify systems management.
Fast Connect is internationalized, which includes messages in 26 languages supported by AIX and Unicode capability to support international characters in file and directory names and other character strings.
With Fast Connect, AIX file and print services are available to Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT, and Windows 2000 users as part of their Network Neighborhood with no additional software required. Windows clients can access AIX files using the Journaled File System (JFS), JSF2, CD File System (CDFS), Network File System (NFS) mounted subsystems, and DCE/DFS file systems, and AIX printing services using Microsoft's Common Internet File System (CIFS) and Server Message Block (SMB) protocols over TCP/IP.
IBM has one of the strongest UNIX® PC interoperability records in the industry with demonstrated leadership in understanding and managing the complexity of heterogeneous environments by:
AIX Performance Toolbox for POWER Version 3.0
Performance Toolbox (PTX) is a comprehensive tool for monitoring and tuning system performance in distributed environments. In conjunction with the Performance AIDE, PTX provides the user the ability to concurrently visualize live performance on multiple systems. The AIDE also provides agents for creating 24 x 7 recordings of large sets of performance metrics, and for filtering data based on user-customized criteria. Filtering criteria can be used to generate events to a monitoring console or execute administration scripts. Additional utilities are provided to convert recorded data into formats suitable for import by third-party spreadsheets.
By providing an umbrella for tools that can be used to analyze performance data and control system resources, PTX assists the system administrator in keeping track of available tools and in applying them in appropriate ways. This is done through a customizable menu interface. Tools can be added to menus, either with fixed parameters to match specific situations or in a dialog window.
A new Java-based analysis interface focuses on trend analysis of large sets of performance metrics. You can customize a variety of visualizations for Workload Management (WLM) activity, allowing class and resource usage to be compared across different time periods. Other enhancements simplify remote recording configurations and overall product scalability.
AIX Performance AIDE for POWER Version 3.0
Performance Manager and Analysis
AIX Fast Connect for POWER Version 3.1
These programs are not impacted by euro currency.
Refer to Hardware Announcement 101-100 , dated April 17, 2001 (IBM pSeries 620 Model 6F1 Server).
Refer to Hardware Announcement 101-101 , dated April 17, 2001 (IBM pSeries 660 Model 6H1 Server).
Refer to Software Announcement 201-090 , dated April 17, 2001 (IBM AIX 5L Version 5.1).
RS/6000® Software Offering for Education
Packaged Software for Easy Ordering: Customers who have obtained product subscription via 5765-D56 can expect to receive this upgrade on AIX® Performance Toolbox Version 3.0 as part of the normal automated process. (Upgrades are shipped automatically to current subscription holders.) For more information on the Campus products, visit:
Refer to Software Announcement 298-276 , dated August 11, 1998.
Product information is available through Offering Information (OITOOL) at:
Publications can be viewed using the Documentation Library Service with easier access to online documentation via a single integrated GUI. You can read, navigate, and search online HTML documentation. The Documentation Library Service also contains a Print Tool button. When you click this button, you see a list of books that can be downloaded in a single printable file for printing on your local printer. You have the option of customizing this list to include your own book for printing. This serves customers who want to view books online or read documents in hard copy format.
Direct Customer Support: Direct customer support is provided by AIX Support Line. This fee service enhances customers' productivity by providing voice and electronic access into the IBM support organization. AIX Support Line will help answer questions pertaining to usage, and suspected software defects for eligible products.
Installation and technical support is provided by Global Services. For more information, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).
The AIX Fast Connect Version 3.1 package contains the following items:
Your PoE for these programs is a copy of a paid sales receipt, purchase order, invoice, or other sales record from IBM or its authorized reseller from whom you acquired the program, provided that it states the license charge unit (the characteristics of intended use of the program for example, number of processors, number of users) and quantity acquired.
Security, Auditability, and Control
PTX Version 3.0 and AIX Fast Connect Version 3.1 use the security and auditability features of the AIX 5L Version 5.1 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.
Performance Toolbox/AIDE V3.0 and Fast Connect V3.1 are available at an upgrade price for those customers currently licensed for the following qualifying programs:
Upgrades may be acquired up to the current level of use authorized for the qualifying programs.
OTC(1) Program Feature Description Number Number AIX Performance AIDE V3.0 5765-E68 0001 Upgrade Feature 0002 (from 5765-654 Performance Toolbox V2) AIX Performance Toolbox V3.0 5765-E74 0001 Upgrade Feature 0002 (from 5765-654 Performance Toolbox V2) AIX Fast Connect V3.1 5765-E72 0001 Upgrade Feature 0002 (from 5765-C34 Fast Connect for Windows V2.1.2)
Software Subscription for AIX
Priced upgrades for AIX Version 4.x to AIX 5L Version 5.1 are available with this announcement. However, it is IBM's intent to only provide future upgrades through either the Software Subscription for AIX (5692-SSO) offering currently available today or a similar subscription offering. In addition, IBM intends to enhance the future subscription offerings with enhancements including more streamlined order processing capabilities.
Customers who purchased protection for Version 2 of Fast Connect for Windows or PTX, under Software Subscription for AIX (5692-SSO) or Software Protection Plan for AIX and UNIX® Operating System Base Software (5692-ADV), are entitled to receive Version 3 of these program products at no charge. Eligible customers should add the applicable CD media supply feature number from the table below to their existing 5692-SSO or 5692-ADV record.
Media Eligible Supply Feature Feature Description Number(2) Number 5692-SSO From 5765-C34 V2 Fast 6125 0923 Connect Windows to 6338 5765-E72 V3 Fast 6339 Connect Windows From 5765-654 Performance 4671 0922 Toolbox V2 to 5765-E74 6252 Performance Toolbox V3 6253 Network Local 4701 6254 6255 From 5765-654 Performance 4703 0917 Toolbox V2 to 5765-E68 6256 Performance AIDE V3 6257
New Licensees for Future Upgrades of 5692-SSO: To register for future upgrades of products from Software Subscription for AIX for programs described in this announcement, specify 5692-SSO and feature number 9001 for asset registration, and the applicable billing features with quantity equal to the number of licenses in the Software Subscription for AIX contract. Use the tables below as reference to select the appropriate billing feature.
Annual Support Program Charge Description Number Feature AIX Fast Connect V3.1 5692-SSO 0010 for Windows (5765-E72) AIX Performance Toolbox V3.0 0013 (5765-E74) AIX Performance AIDE V3.0 0004 (5765-E68)
Withdrawal of Software Subscription for AIX Feature Numbers
Program Feature Description Number Number Fast Connect OS/2(R) Version 2 5692-SSO 6124 6336 6337 Fast Connect Windows 5692-SSO 6125 Version 2 6338 6339 Performance Toolbox 5692-SSO 4671 Version 2 (5765-654) 6252 Network 6253 Local 4701 6254 6255 Performance AIDE Version 2 5692-SSO 4703 6256 6257
Customization Options: Select the appropriate feature numbers to customize your order with delivery options desired. These features can be specified on the initial or MES orders.
Example: If publications are not desired for the initial order, specify feature number 3470 to ship media only. For publications only to ship, specify feature number 3430.
Feature Description Number Initial Shipments Ship media only (suppresses initial 3470 shipment of documentation) Ship documentation only (suppresses 3430 initial shipment of media) Update Shipments Ship media only (suppresses initial 3470 shipment of documentation) Ship documentation only (suppresses 3430 initial shipment of media) Feature Description Number Expedite Shipments Local IBM office expedite 3445 (for IBM use only)
Expedite shipments will be processed to receive 72-hour delivery from the time IBM Software Delivery and Fulfillment (SDF) receives the order. SDF will then ship the order via overnight air transportation.
System Program Order (SPO) (5692-A5L): A 5692-A5L or 5692-AIX SPO is mandatory for shipments of program distribution and publications. The individual licensed program orders (for example, 5765-E74) are for registration and billing purposes only. No shipment occurs under these orders.
To receive shipment of machine-readable materials on a CD-ROM requires an SPO (5692-A5L or 5692-AIX). Billing for the media type selected is generated under the SPO. To prevent additional billing expenses, place only one SPO order per machine.
Select one of the following (5692-A5L or 5692-AIX) feature numbers for the licensed program hardcopy entitled publications, along with feature number 9001 for asset registration to be shipped on a given date.
Program Program Feature Name Number Number AIX Performance AIDE V3.0 5765-E68 0917 AIX Performance Toolbox V3.0 5765-E74 0922 AIX Fast Connect V3.1 5765-E72 0923 Windows Version
It is recommended that backup media be chosen with preinstalled orders. Not all of the software offered under the licensed program will be preinstalled on the system disk. To take delivery of backup media, media feature 3410 must be specified. Software preinstalled on the hard disk does not include all of the function included on the media.
The 5765-E72 order and SPO 5692-A5L must be for the same system type/system number and must have the same scheduled shipment date.
Feature number 5005 must be specified under the individual licensed program 5765-E72 and the SPO 5692-A5L to facilitate preinstall of the licensed program on the system disk.
In addition to feature number 5005 for preinstall of AIX under SPO (5692-A5L), you must select the appropriate "preinstall designation feature" from the table below.
For Authorized Assemblers, feature number 7305 must be specified under the individual licensed program 5765-E72 and the SPO 5692-A5L to facilitate preinstall of the licensed program on the system disk.
In addition to feature number 7305 for preinstall of AIX under SPO (5692-A5L), you must select the appropriate "preinstall designation feature" from the following table.
Feature Description Number AIX Fast Connect V3.1 for Windows 0923
The preinstall option is available at no additional charge.
Basic Machine-Readable Material: Select one of the following priced feature numbers for media type under 5692-AIX or 5692-A5L. The media process charge is a one-time, non-discountable charge per SPO order when media is selected.
Media Process Media Charges Feature Feature Media Type Number Number CD-ROM 3410 1004
Single Pallet Delivery: Single Pallet Delivery consolidates pSeries or RS/6000 hardware, AIX Version 5 or Version 4 and selected AIX licensed program orders into a single delivery. Effective with this announcement, LPPs that ship on SPO 5692-A5L will have their entitled publications and media consolidated with the pSeries or RS/6000 system unit into a single delivery. The software orders affected are those LPPs ordered with the SPO 5692-A5L "Built-to-Order" structure, designated as single pallet delivery, and tied to the same preinstalled pSeries or RS/6000 system order. To order "single pallet delivery," select feature number 3483 under 5692-A5L.
Under SPO 5692-A5L, feature number 3470 can be used to suppress hardcopy documentation. To order entitled hardcopy documentation only, order feature number 3430.
Terms and Conditions
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.
OTC Program Feature Description Number Number OTC AIX Performance 5765-E68 0001 $1,500 AIDE V3.0 0002 375 Upgrade Feature AIX Performance 5765-E74 0001 5,500 Toolbox V3.0 0002 1,375 Upgrade Feature AIX Fast Connect V3.1 5765-E72 0001 1,495 Upgrade Feature 0002 375
ASC(3) Program Feature ASC Description Number Number Charge AIX Fast Connect V3.1 5692-SSO 0010 $150 for Windows (5765-E72) AIX Performance 0013 550 Toolbox V3.0 (5765-E74) AIX Performance AIDE V3.0 0004 150 (5765-E68)
Customer Financing: IBM Global Financing offers attractive financing to credit-qualified commercial and government customers and Business Partners in more than 40 countries. 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:
Use Priority/Reference Code: RE001 Phone: 800-IBM-CALL Fax: 800-2IBM-FAX Internet: firstname.lastname@example.org Mail: IBM Atlanta Sales Center Dept. RE001 P.O. Box 2690 Atlanta, GA 30301-2690
You can also contact your local IBM Business Partner or IBM representative. To identify them, call 800-IBM-4YOU.
Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.