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
At a Glance
Tivoli Distributed Monitoring Advanced Edition V4.1 provides:
For ordering, contact:
Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).
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:
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:
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.
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.
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
This program is not impacted by euro currency.
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:
Product information will be available on day of announcement through Offering Information (OITOOL) at:
and through the Passport Advantage (PA) Web site at:
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:
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
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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
Specified Operating Environment
Hardware platforms supporting the operating systems at the software
levels stated in the
Tivoli Distributed Monitoring Advanced Edition V4.1 runs on the following operating systems (server, gateway, and endpoint unless otherwise stated):
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
Required Tivoli software:
Tivoli Distributed Monitoring for Active Directory runs on the following operating systems:
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.
Current licensees of Tivoli Distributed Monitoring Advanced Edition V4.1 with support in effect will receive instructions on how to order this update.
Orders for new licenses will be accepted now.
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:
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.
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.
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
Prices are unaffected by this announcement.
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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:
Use Priority/Reference Code: YE001 Phone: 800-IBM-CALL Fax: 800-2IBM-FAX Internet: firstname.lastname@example.org Mail: IBM Atlanta Sales Center Dept. YE001 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.