IBM United States
Software Announcement 201-330
November 13, 2001

Tivoli Distributed Monitoring Advanced Edition V4.1 — An Availability Solution for the IT Environment Adds Out-of-the-Box Best Practices Monitoring Capabilities for Linux and UNIX

 ENUS201-330.PDF (33KB)


At a Glance

Tivoli Distributed Monitoring Advanced Edition V4.1 provides:

  • Out-of-the-box best practices monitoring capabilities for Linux and for UNIX
  • A Workbench toolkit that can help enable the creation of new best practices specific to business needs
  • Firewall enablement and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) 3 encryption for privacy and data integrity
  • Integration with other Tivoli availability solutions

For ordering, contact:

Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).

Overview

In today's fast moving 24/7/365 business climate, availability often can be the most crucial component of any IT environment. Maximizing the availability of critical services is imperative for effectively competing and for maximizing the return on investment of the IT infrastructure.

Tivoli® Distributed Monitoring Advanced Edition Version 4 Release 1 (V4.1) can assist you in meeting these challenges by allowing you to:

  • Apply pre-configured best practices out-of-the-box to automate the task of monitoring essential system resources
  • Detect bottlenecks and potential problems
  • Extend monitoring capabilities using Workbench toolkit
  • Recover from critical situations to prevent system administrators from manually scanning extensive performance data

Tivoli Distributed Monitoring Advanced Edition V4.1 can also provide integration with other Tivoli availability solutions, including Tivoli Business Systems Manager and Tivoli Enterprise Console®, to provide a true end-to-end availability solution.

In addition, Tivoli Distributed Monitoring for Active Directory, a key feature of Tivoli Distributed Monitoring Advanced Edition V4.1, can provide a superior level of Active Directory availability and performance.

In this release, functional capabilities are significantly expanded in the following areas:

  • Support for UNIX® and Linux
  • Health Console
  • Workbench

Key Prerequisites

  • Tivoli Management Framework 3.7B, or later
  • Tivoli Enterprise Console 3.7 plus Patch 004

Planned Availability Date

November 30, 2001

End of Support

Based on the Tivoli end of support policy, Tivoli support for Tivoli Distributed Monitoring for Windows® V3.7 (LK3T-5814) and for Tivoli Distributed Monitoring Workbench for Windows V3.7 (LK3T-5812) will be discontinued 12 months after the general availability of Tivoli Distributed Monitoring Advanced Edition V4.1.

Description

Tivoli Distributed Monitoring Advanced Edition V4.1 provides an efficient, reliable, and automated way to help ensure user access to mission-critical distributed applications and computing resources. The features of Tivoli Distributed Monitoring Advanced Edition V4.1 allow you to configure, monitor, and manage distributed systems from a central location.

Workbench Toolkit

With the enhanced Workbench toolkit, you have the ability to create new best practices knowledge specific to your business needs. Source code of the out-of-the-box resource models, part of Tivoli Distributed Monitoring Advanced Edition V4.1, are delivered as Workbench samples with the aim either to be used as templates or to be changed for specific requirements. The Workbench toolkit feature allows you to create, debug, and package your own resource models for readiness to be installed and distributed.

Health Console and Online Performance Data Viewer

The centralized Health Console allows you to check the health of your critical resources and the automated best practices deployed in your environment. You can drill-down to view specific problems affecting the system and utilize the online Data Viewer to monitor either aggregated or raw value of critical resources.

Bulk Data Transfer Proxy Enhancement

Tivoli Distributed Monitoring Advanced Edition V4.1 is firewall friendly by leveraging the Bulk Data Transfer proxy mechanism of Tivoli Management Framework V3.7.1.

SSL 3 Security

Tivoli Distributed Monitoring Advanced Edition V4.1, using the infrastructure provided by Tivoli Management Framework V3.7.1, adds SSL 3 encryption for privacy and data integrity.

Integration with Tivoli Business System Manager

By integrating with Tivoli Business System Manager, Tivoli Distributed Monitoring Advanced Edition V4.1 can help provide an end-to-end availability solution for your enterprise. Tivoli Business System Manager can leverage the information collected by Tivoli Distributed Monitoring Advanced Edition V4.1 and can launch the Health Console from the context menu of the monitored resource.

Tivoli Distributed Monitoring for Active Directory

The Tivoli Distributed Monitoring for Active Directory chargeable feature provides a set of automated best practices that proactively manages the Active Directory by monitoring essential resources and by detecting potential problems.

Euro Currency

This program is not impacted by euro currency.

Reference Information

Refer to:

  • Software Announcement 200-017 , dated February 15, 2000
  • Software Announcement 200-100 , dated April 25, 2000
  • Software Announcement 200-199 , dated June 27, 2000
  • Software Announcement 201-089 , dated April 10, 2001
  • Software Announcement 201-195 , dated June 26, 2001
  • Software Announcement 201-202 , dated July 10, 2001
  • Software Announcement 201-203 , dated July 10, 2001
  • Software Announcement 201-247 , dated September 4, 2001

Trademarks

 
Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
 
UNIX is a registered trademark is a registered trademark of the Open Company in the United States and other countries.
 
Tivoli and Tivoli Enterprise Console are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation or Tivoli Systems Inc. in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

Education Support

Training is available for many Tivoli® products. Education is offered through IBM Education and Training, and through Tivoli Systems. Worldwide information about education offerings is available on the IBM Education and Training home page at:

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

Offering Information

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

and through the Passport Advantage (PA) Web site at:

Publications

One copy of the following publications will be supplied in hardcopy with the basic machine-readable material.

                                       Order
Title                                  Number             Language
 
Tivoli Distributed Monitoring          GI10-5793          English
 Advanced Edition V4.1
 Release Notes
Tivoli Distributed Monitoring          GI10-3023          English
 Classic Edition V3.7
 Release Notes

The following publications are included in displayable softcopy form on the product CD:

  • Tivoli Distributed Monitoring Advanced Edition V4.1 User's Guide
  • Tivoli Distributed Monitoring Advanced Edition V4.1 Resource Model  Reference
  • Tivoli Distributed Monitoring Advanced Edition V4.1 Workbench User's Guide
  • Tivoli Distributed Monitoring Advanced Edition V4.1 Release Notes
  • Tivoli Distributed Monitoring Classic Edition V3.7 Release Notes

The following publications can be ordered in hardcopy for a fee after planned availability:

                                       Order
Title                                  Number             Language
 
Tivoli Distributed Monitoring          SH19-4565          English
 Advanced Edition V4.1 User's
 Guide
Tivoli Distributed Monitoring          SH19-4564          English
 Advanced Edition V4.1
 Resource Model Reference
Tivoli Distributed Monitoring          SH19-4566          English
 Advanced Edition V4.1
 Workbench User's Guide

You can register through the IBM Publications Center to create a publications profile of interest to you. You will automatically receive notifications by e-mail containing information on new or revised publications based on your profile. To register or to obtain publications, visit the IBM Publications Center Web site at:

The Publications Center is a worldwide central repository for IBM product publications and marketing material with a catalog of 70,000 items. Extensive search facilities are provided, as well as payment options via credit card. Furthermore, a large number of publications are available online in various file formats, which can currently be downloaded free of charge.

The publications listed below will be available in softcopy from the following Web site after planned availability:

                                       Order
Title                                  Number             Language
 
Tivoli Distributed Monitoring          SH19-4565          English
 Advanced Edition V4.1 User's
 Guide
Tivoli Distributed Monitoring          SH19-4564          English
 Advanced Edition V4.1
 Resource Model Reference
Tivoli Distributed Monitoring          SH19-4566          English
 Advanced Edition V4.1
 Workbench User's Guide
Tivoli Distributed Monitoring          GI10-5793          English
 Advanced Edition V4.1
 Release Notes
Tivoli Distributed Monitoring          GI10-3023          English
 Classic Edition V3.7
 Release Notes

Technical Information

Specified Operating Environment

Hardware Requirements

Hardware platforms supporting the operating systems at the software levels stated in the Software Requirements section.

Software Requirements

Tivoli Distributed Monitoring Advanced Edition V4.1 runs on the following operating systems (server, gateway, and endpoint unless otherwise stated):

  • AIX® 4.3.3 or 5.1
  • Solaris 2.7 or 2.8
  • Windows NT® 4.0 with Service Packs 4, 5, or 6a
  • Windows® 2000 Server, Advanced Server, or Professional
  • Windows XP (endpoint only)
  • Red Hat Linux for Intel 7.0 or 7.1
  • SuSe Linux for Intel 7.1 or 7.2
  • Turbo Linux for Intel 6.1 or 6.5
  • SuSe Linux for OS/390® 7.0
  • HP-UX 10.2 (server and gateway only)
  • HP-UX 11.x

Tivoli Distributed Monitoring Classic Edition V3.7 runs on the following operating systems (server, gateway, or endpoint as indicated):

Platform                      Server         Gateway        Endpoint
 
AIX 4.2 or 4.3.x              Yes            Yes            Yes
HP-UX 10.2 or 11              Yes            Yes            Yes
 with Service Pack 1
Solaris 2.6, 2.7,             Yes            Yes            Yes
 2.7.1, 2.7.2, or 2.8
Windows NT 4.0 with           Yes            Yes            Yes
 Service Packs 4, 5,
 6, or 6a
Windows 2000                  Yes            Yes            Yes
 Professional
 or Advanced with
 Service Pack 1
OS/2 4.x, OS/2 Warp(R)        No             Yes            Yes
 Server for e-business
AS/400(R) 3.7, 4.1,           No             No             Yes
 4.2, 4.3, or 4.4
Netware 4.2, 5.0, 5.0         No             No             Yes
 with Service Packs 1
 or 2, or 5.1
Red Hat Linux for             No             No             Yes(1)
 Intel 7.0 or 7.1
SuSe Linux for Intel          No             No             Yes(1)
 7.1 or 7.2
Turbo Linux for Intel         No             No             Yes(1)
 6.1 or 6.5
Sequent(R) DYNIX(R)           No             No             Yes(1)
 4.5.1
Compaq True64 5.0 or          No             No             Yes(1)
 5.1
SGI IRIX 6.5                  No             No             Yes(1)
Siemens Nixdorf               No             No             Yes(1)
 (Pyramid) Reliant
 Unix 5.4.5
Sun Solaris for Intel         No             No             Yes(1)
 7.0 or 8.0
SCO UnixWare 7.0.1            No             No             Yes(1)
 or 7.1.1
1
The above platforms marked with a 1 require Tivoli Distributed Monitoring patch 3.7-DMN-0003.

Required Tivoli software:

  • Tivoli Management Framework 3.7B, or later
  • Tivoli Enterprise Console® 3.7 plus Patch 004

Tivoli Distributed Monitoring for Active Directory runs on the following operating systems:

  • Windows 2000 Server (endpoint only)
  • Windows 2000 Advanced Server (endpoint only)

Planning Information

Packaging: Tivoli Distributed Monitoring Advanced Edition V4.1 is distributed with:

  • International Program License Agreement (IPLA) (Z125-3301)
  • License Information document (LC23-4474)
  • Multiple CD-ROMs for distributed platforms
  • 4-mm tape or 3480 tape cartridge for the OS/390 platform
  • Publications (refer to the Publications section)

Security, Auditability, and Control

Tivoli Distributed Monitoring Advanced Edition V4.1 uses the security and auditability features of the operating system software and the Tivoli Management Framework.

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

Current Licensees

Current licensees of Tivoli Distributed Monitoring Advanced Edition V4.1 with support in effect will receive instructions on how to order this update.

New Licensees

Orders for new licenses will be accepted now.

Shipment will begin on the planned availability date.

Ordering Information for 5698-EMN

Ordering information for 5698-EMN will continue for a limited time to allow migration to the PA offering.

For ordering information on the base program number, 5698-EMN, refer to:

  • Software Announcement 201-089 , dated April 10, 2001
  • Software Announcement 201-195 , dated June 26, 2001

Ordering Information for PA

To order a media pack or a documentation pack for PA, specify the applicable part number in the desired quantity from the following table:

                                                  Part
Description                                       Number
 
Tivoli Distributed Monitoring                     BJ03AML
 Advanced Edition V4.1
 Media Pack -- Multi-lingual
Tivoli Distributed Monitoring                     BJ03BIE
 Advanced Edition V4.1
 Documentation Pack --
 International English

The quantity of the PA part numbers in the following table is based on the number of required Tivoli Management Points. To order for PA, specify the desired part number and quantity.

                                                  Part
Description                                       Number
 
Tivoli Distributed Monitoring                     D57L5LL
 Advanced Edition License
 and Software Maintenance
 1st Anniversary
Tivoli Distributed Monitoring                     D57L6LL
 Advanced Edition License
 and Software Maintenance
 2nd Anniversary
Tivoli Distributed Monitoring                     E17LLLL
 Advanced Edition Software
 Maintenance Renewal to
 Anniversary Date
Tivoli Distributed Monitoring                     D57M3LL
 Advanced Edition Software
 Maintenance after License to
 Anniversary Date

To order for Custom Build Registration for OS/390 for PA, also specify the part number from the following table:

                                                  Part
Description                                       Number
 
Tivoli Distributed Monitoring                     D0004LL
 Advanced Edition -- Custom
 Build Registration for OS/390

Withdrawal of PA Part Numbers

The following PA part numbers are withdrawn effective immediately:

                                                  Part
Description                                       Number
 
Tivoli Distributed Monitoring                     BJ7CNML
 V3.7 Media Pack
Tivoli Distributed Monitoring                     BJ7CPIE
 V3.7 Documentation Pack --
 International English

Terms and Conditions

For a limited time during the migration period to PA, customers may acquire eligible programs and Tivoli Support under agreements outside of PA.

Agreement

For orders under 5698-EMN: IBM IPLA, IBM International Agreement for Acquisition of Programs and Support (IIAAPS) and the IBM Attachment for Support, IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Support (IAAS), IBM Addendum for Support for Tivoli Systems Products under Value-Based Pricing, and an Order Form.

For orders under PA: IBM IPLA, IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement (PAA), and an IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement Enrollment Form.

Transferable: Yes, except for programs acquired at a discount or allowance

Limited Warranty Applies: Yes

Guarantee: 30 day money-back guarantee

Usage Restriction: Yes. Usage is limited to the quantity of Tivoli Management Point authorizations.

Volume Offering (IVO): No

Upgrade Protection Applies: Covered as long as Tivoli Support or PA Software Maintenance is in effect

Educational Allowance Available: Yes, to qualified education institution customers

Percentage: 15%

Licensed Program Materials Availability

  • Restricted Materials of IBM: None
  • Non-Restricted Source Materials: None
  • Object Code Only (OCO): All

Maintenance Applies

  • Software Maintenance under PA: Yes
  • Support for Tivoli products: Yes

Complementary Introductory Support: Not available

Tivoli Support and PA Software Maintenance

Support Center                Yes.
 applies:                     Access is available through the
                              IBM Support Center,
                              800-237-5511.
 
Availability of               The first year of Tivoli Support is
 Tivoli Support:               included with the license at no
                               additional charge.
                              The first year starts when the
                               product is shipped to the customer.
                              Tivoli Support is available for
                               annual renewal for a fee as part of
                               the IAAS, IIAAPS, or any equivalent
                               agreement.
 
Availability of               PA Software -
 PA Software                   Maintenance is provided at no
 Maintenance:                  additional charge for each eligible
                               program acquired until the first or
                               second anniversary date, dependent
                               on the part number ordered.
                              PA Software -
                               Maintenance is provided for renewal
                               for a fee at each anniversary date.
                               Customers who do not renew their
                               Software Maintenance will have to
                               purchase the Maintenance after
                               License option to renew their
                               maintenance agreement when they
                               require a new level of software
                               code or remote technical support.
 
Tivoli Support                Twelve months after announcement
 and PA Software               of product discontinuance, (that is,
 Maintenance are               end-of-life (EOL))
 available until:
 
Tivoli Support                The current release
 and PA Software              The immediate previous release
 Maintenance are               for twelve months after the
 applicable to:                general availability of the
                               current release
 
APAR Mailing                  Tivoli Systems Inc.
 Address:                     11400 Burnet Road
                              Austin, TX  78758
                              U.S.A.
                              Attention:  Product Development

IBM Operational Support Services — Support Line: No

Product Web Site: A complete list of products, terminology definitions, and licensing documents are available at the following Web site:

Prices

Prices 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:

PA

For PA and charges, contact your IBM representative or your authorized IBM Business Partner. For additional information about the PA offering, visit the following Web site:

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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

Trademarks

 
AIX, OS/390, OS/2 Warp, AS/400, and Sequent are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Windows NT and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Tivoli and Tivoli Enterprise Console are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation or Tivoli Systems Inc. in the United States or other countries or both.
 
DYNIX is a registered trademark of Sequent Computer Systems, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of IBM Corporation.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.