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Software Announcement 202-051
March 5, 2002

IBM Tivoli NetView for z/OS V5.1: Addressing the Challenges of End-to-End TCP/IP Management

 ENUS202-051.PDF (104KB)

(Corrected on August 14, 2002)

In the Supplemental Information section the Hardware and Software requirements sections have been corrected throughout.

(Corrected on June 4, 2002)

In the Prices section, information on Integrated Facilities for Linux (IFL) was removed as it is not applicable to this product.

(Corrected on May 17, 2002)

In the Terms and Conditions section, products eligible for single version charging were identified.

(Corrected on March 27, 2002)

In the Description section, SNMP version was corrected.

At a Glance

IBM Tivoli NetView, V5R1 provides enhancements in the following areas and more:

  • TCP/IP Management
    • Management of complex environments with support for DVIPA
    • Monitor connections to any application on an OS/390 or z/OS
  • NetView Web Application
    • Easier to use Web interface
    • SNMP services available from a Web console
  • Time to Value
    • Netview style sheet can help achieve simpler customization
  • Increased platform flexibility through Linux support for:
    • IP resource discovery and management (Linux on zSeries)
    • NMC Topology Server (Linux on zSeries)
    • NMC Topology Console (Linux on Intel®)

For ordering, contact:

Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: LE001).

Overview

Tivoli® NetView® for z/OS™ provides state of the art management for your critical networked computing infrastructure. As your network has evolved over the years, so has NetView. We've been there to manage what you need to manage.

TCP/IP Management

As you deploy TCP/IP for your z/OS systems, NetView for z/OS is there to manage that deployment. There is no requirement to learn a new network management tool. NetView provides the management function to allow you to deploy TCP/IP with all its sophisticated z/OS capabilities including Dynamic Virtual IP Addressing (DVIPA) across virtually any sysplex.

Easier to install and customize

Based on our customers' feedback, the style sheet introduced in NetView V1R4 is expanded to cover most of the components of a NetView install. In addition, packaging options are consolidated into one orderable entity in V5R1. These enhancements can help you utilize your system programming skill set more effectively.

NetView Web Application

The Web Console in NetView for z/OS V5R1 has been redesigned, functionally enriched, and is easier to use. Making effective use of the Web's pervasive technology, the NetView Web Application helps make NetView more accessible from wherever you are. This helps you leverage your scarce network support resources, and can help make your people more effective in performing tasks such as TCP/IP diagnostics and managing SNMP based resources.

Added Linux Support

NetView for z/OS V5R1 now supports Linux on IBM eServer zSeries as an additional platform. The availability of NetView functions, such as IP resource discovery, SNMP services and the NetView Management Console topology server, on this new platform, can give you the flexibility to consolidate your distributed management footprint, and to take further advantage of your zSeries investment.

Key Prerequisites

One of either:

  • OS/390® V2R10 (5647-A01)
  • z/OS (5694-A01), Release 1, or later

For a detailed description of the hardware and software prerequisites, refer to the Technical Information section.

Planned Availability Date

  • March 29, 2002
  • August 30, 2002 (Japanese)

Description

Advanced TCP/IP And SNMP Management

Building on the TCP/IP and SNMP management capabilities in previous releases, NetView for z/OS V5R1 introduces the following capabilities:

  • Management for Dynamic Virtual IP Addressing (DVIPA) from the NetView Web Console — NetView for z/OS V5R1 dynamically discovers DVIPAs for all defined TCP/IP stacks, and for each DVIPA configured for a Communication Server for OS/390 or z/OS Communication Server TCP/IP stack, it provides configuration and status information. For DVIPAs participating in the sysplex distributor function, information about the distributor and associated target stack is displayed, including the target stack's XCF IP addresses. TCP/IP connection data for a DVIPA is also provided.
  • IP Resource Discovery and Management on Linux on zSeries — This new process runs on Linux on zSeries and provides function equivalent to the MultiSystem Manager TCP/IP agent running on Tivoli NetView for AIX® and Windows NT®.
  • Ping and SNMP commands, as native NetView commands — Ping and SNMP commands, including SNMPv3 functionality, are now implemented in the NetView address space rather than UNIX® System Services (USS). This improves performance and eliminates the need for the system programmer to set up USS for these functions.
  • TCP/IP Connection Monitoring and Thresholding
    • Automation can now monitor connections to any application (any socket) on an OS/390 or z/OS host. For those connections, policy-based thresholds can be set to detect if:
      • No activity has occurred over a specified time period
      • A minimum number of bytes has not been sent over a specified time period
      • A maximum number of bytes sent has been exceeded over a specified period of time

      This enables the management of printers and other devices connected via TCP/IP.

    • NetView System Programmers can define one or more responses to thresholds being reached or exceeded:
      • No action, ignore the instance
      • Generate a NetView message and notify the appropriate personnel as specified in NetView notification policy (for example, e-mail, pager, alert, TEC event)
      • Break the connection

NetView Web Application

NetView for z/OS V5R1's Web interface has been completely redesigned, making it easier for operators to find the information that they require. The Web interface provides the user with the flexibility to assess the status of the network from a Web browser. The enhanced Web console features include:

  • A new Web interface with an up-to-date look and feel
  • Exploiting the Java™ Servlet 2.2 API — Using WebSphere® Application Server or a NetView-provided Java-based servlet engine allows NetView to take full advantage of emerging industry standards to provide new Web-based functions more quickly. A web.xml editing tool is also provided to simplify configuration of the WebSphere Application Server or NetView-supplied servlet engine.
  • SNMP services — From their Web browsers, operators can launch the Real-Time Poller, MIB Browser, and SNMP command dialogs.
    • Over 30 commonly used MIBs are shipped with NetView. In addition, frequently used MIB variables are grouped for easy access in the MIB browser.
    • A Real-Time Poller enables the operator to select an SNMP-managed resource, poll performance and other data for the resource, and display the poll reply data in a customizable graphical format.
    • SNMP command dialogs enable customers to easily build and issue SNMP commands such as Get, Get Next, Set, and so forth.
    • Diagnostic trace management: To help resolve TCP/IP problems across multiple domains from one focal point NetView, users can:
      • Start and stop component and packet traces
      • Display active traces
      • Display trace status
  • TCP/IP Stack Management — SNMPView assists the user in managing a TCP/IP stack by displaying detailed stack information, including connections and connection details.
  • Web Security — Access to NetView through its Web interface is authenticated through the operator's NetView user ID and password. Authorization for specific functions is provided through standard NetView-based security.

NetView Management Console (NMC) Graphics Enhancements

The following new or enhanced capabilities are available from the NMC:

  • Linux Support — The NMC Topology Server has been ported to Linux on zSeries, and the NMC Topology Console to Linux on Intel platforms. This provides additional supported platforms as well as the ability to run the NMC Topology Server on the mainframe.
  • Tivoli Business Systems Manager (TBSM) can now be launched in context from the NMC — Likewise, the NMC can be launched in context from TBSM. This increased interoperability between NetView and TBSM allows operators to quickly see which business systems are affected by malfunctioning network or system resources, and conversely, to perform more detailed problem determination on network or system resources that are degrading a business system. This interface is also available to allow other vendors to provide applications to launch NMC in context.
  • Resource-specific commands for TCP/IP resources — Commands that are specific to TCP/IP resources can now be defined through the Command Profile Editor. This provides for the inclusion of these commands in context (pop-up) menus that appear as the result of right clicking on a selected resource.
  • The ability to run the NMC Topology Server and the TBSM Task Server on the same workstation

Security

NetView for z/OS V5R1 provides enhanced security and integrity in the following areas:

  • Support for SAF surrogate authority for TSO commands — This provides increased customer control over who is allowed to submit TSO commands from NetView.
  • Automatic logging of suppressed operator commands — Customers now have the option of identifying suppressed commands that should be logged in whole or in part. This helps ensure the auditability of all operator-entered commands.
  • Command Authorization Checking in context — A new command list function is available for turning on and off command authorization checking within a command list. This helps ensure that operators are allowed to execute sensitive, customer-selected commands only within the context of specified command lists.
  • NMC Security Enhancements
    • NMC Audit Log: The NMC Topology Server now has a customizable log that provides customers with a record of console and server activity, including commands to be executed, command responses, NETCONV communication start and stop, and others. This browser-enabled log is an ASCII flat file formatted in XML. Thus, it can be edited with a plain-text ASCII editor, viewed with recent releases of Web browsers, and customers can use industry-standard XML parsers to create their own reports.
    • Ability to control operator access to NMC: NetView command authorization security can now be used to specify which NetView operators have authority to logon to the NMC.

Time to Value

Enhancements in packaging, installation and customization mean simpler ordering and can help reduce the time to value:

  • Simpler customization — The NetView style sheet, CNMSTYLE, was introduced in NetView for OS/390 V1R4 to simplify configuration by providing a central location for many customizable initialization parameters. NetView for z/OS V5R1 further reduces the time needed for deployment by:
    • Incorporating all DSIDMN definitions and common TCP/IP definitions into the style sheet
    • Adding Tower selection options for the hardware monitor, session monitor, and 4700 Support Facility
    • Including MultiSystem Manager initialization parameters into the style sheet
  • Streamlined Packaging
    • Starting with V5R1, packaging options are consolidated into one orderable entity. This helps simplify the ordering and installation processes and reduces documentation.
    • The RODM and AON datasets have been consolidated into the NetView datasets.
  • Conditions leading to normal non-zero return codes in several product installation steps have been eliminated — It is no longer necessary to search through pages of job output to verify that no problems were encountered in the installation process.
  • The IBM Tivoli NetView for z/OS V5R1 Installation: Migration Guide has been rewritten and expanded.

Other V5R1 enhancements include:

  • Access to NetView publications from a NetView 3270 console — This provides easy operator access to NetView manuals from any console that supports the display of PDF-formatted documents.
  • Pipe enhancements
    • A new PIPE stage, PERSIST, enables a programmer to specify a rule for action to be taken on correlated messages after the pipeline ends.
    • EDIT orders can now read and set the automation control flags in messages, convert readable date/time text to store clock values, and reverse the order of lines in a multi-line message.
    • DIVERT is a new stage that gives programmers more control over when and where messages flow in the pipeline.
  • Asynchronous VIEW Panel processing — REXX programmers can now create VIEW panels that can be updated on an event or timed basis. These dynamic updates do not interfere with operator's typing or entering data on the VIEW display.
  • Session Monitor enhancements
    • Cross-domain timeout removed from Session Monitor. When requesting session information from a remote NetView domain about an unknown session, the operator will now get an immediate response.
    • Session Monitor performance enhancements.
  • Mixed case for Automation Tables — The NetView Automation language now supports mixed case. This reduces the likelihood of typographical errors, makes the automation code easier to read, and therefore potentially easier to maintain.
  • Enhanced e-mail support — The NetView e-mail service now dynamically submits e-mail to SMTP instead of using batch jobs. This increases the performance and reliability of using e-mail for notification purposes.
  • Program-to-Program Interface (PPI) problem determination enhancements — When displaying buffer and trace information for the PPI, additional information is provided, including the address space ID of the PPI receiver. PPI trace entries also include the addresses of the ASCB and TCB of the PPI requester and receiver (if different from the requestor). This additional information makes for easier diagnosis of PPI-related problems.
  • Cross-Domain Timer enhancements — The TIMER command has been enhanced to provide customers the ability to view and manage timers for any NetView domain from a central NetView using native NetView services. Cross-domain support is no longer limited to a sysplex environment and no longer requires System Automation for OS/390.
  • Event/Automation Service serviceability enhancements — The OS/390 Event/Automation Service (E/AS) provides additional error messages and problem determination aids to enable better problem resolution for TCP/IP connectivity problems. The DISPLAY STATUS command has been enhanced to show more granular status relating to TCP/IP connectivity for the event adapters. A new SETTINGS command now provides feedback on the current configuration settings being used by the service.
  • Multi-System Manager (MSM) enhancements
    • Router Fault Isolation: Exploiting the fault isolation support from Tivoli NetView 6.0.3 and later, NetView for z/OS V5R1 provides improved problem isolation for router-connected resources.
    • Trap Routing enhancements
      • Hot Backup enablement: NetView now provides the ability to forward status-reporting traps from a TCP/IP agent to multiple hosts, thus enabling customers to maintain topology and status in both a production and hot backup environment.
      • Trap filtering: Traps can now be filtered at the workstation to avoid sending unnecessary traps to a NetView host. This can conserve bandwidth by forwarding the right traps to the right hosts.

Accessibility by People with Disabilities

The NetView for zOS V5R1 3270 interface is accessible to people with disabilities provided the 3270 emulator software used is accessible.

Euro Currency

This program is not impacted by euro currency.

Product Positioning

Tivoli NetView for z/OS V5R1 provides a comprehensive set of tools for maintaining complex, multivendor, multiplatform networks and systems from a single point of control.

NetView provides management functions that work in cooperation with other products or can function alone. NetView as a standalone management application manages TCP/IP resources and SNA resources, and provides automation facilities to automate any network or system event.

Examples of products that work with NetView for z/OS are System Automation for OS/390 (5645-006) and Tivoli NetView (5698-NVW). NetView provides the automation services and graphical topology services for System Automation for OS/390, the strength of which is OS/390 and z/OS system automation. Tivoli NetView for z/OS V5R1 provides integrated network automation.

Also, Tivoli NetView for z/OS V5R1 can receive discovered IP resource topology from Tivoli NetView (5698-NVW) running on a UNIX or Windows NT. platform or the IP Resource Discovery and Management on Linux on zSeries to show an enterprise-wide view of the network, track resource status, and issue commands to those resources.

Tivoli NetView for z/OS V5R1 can also forward collected z/OS management information to other management applications. For example, OS/390 or z/OS messages and/or events can be sent to Tivoli Enterprise™ Console (TEC) as events for end-to-end correlation, action and display. Additionally, Tivoli NetView for z/OS V5R1 provides management services to Tivoli Business Systems Manager for its handling of OS/390 and z/OS subsystems such as CICS®, DB2®, and IMS™.

With its open application programming interfaces (APIs), NetView for z/OS can be an integration point for both S/390® vendors and distributed vendors.

NetView for z/OS is a program for managing networks and systems through graphical display and automation. It reduces manual resource definition and complex automation set-up through production-ready automation and extends centralized management into multiple non-SNA network environments. NetView for z/OS can be used in an enterprise as a centralized manager, a mid-level manager, or an OS/390 or z/OS management endpoint.

Hardware and Software Support Services

SmoothStart™/Installation Services

IBM SmoothStart and Installation Services are not provided.

Reference Information

  • Software Announcement 201-046 , dated February 27, 2001
  • Software Announcement 297-083 , dated March 25, 1997
  • Software Announcement 298-194 , dated June 9, 1998
  • Software Announcement 299-346 , dated November 16, 1999
  • Software Announcement 200-355 , dated October 3, 2000

Trademarks

 
zSeries, the e-business logo, z/OS, IMS, and SmoothStart are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
NetView, OS/390, AIX, WebSphere, CICS, DB2, and S/390 are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Intel is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation.
 
Windows NT is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
 
UNIX is a registered trademark of the Open Company in the United States and other countries.
 
Tivoli Enterprise is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation or Tivoli Systems Inc. in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Tivoli is a registered trademark 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

Visit the following Web site for Education information:

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

Technical Information

Specified Operating Environment

Hardware Requirements

IBM Tivoli NetView® for z/OS V5R1 runs in a virtual storage environment on any IBM system configuration with sufficient storage that supports OS/390® or z/OS™.

NetView Management Console, NetView 3270 Management Console

Topology Server

  • Any hardware that supports one of the following operating systems:
    • AIX® 4.3.3 (5765-C34)
    • AIX 5.1 or later
    • Windows NT® 4.0
    • Windows® 2000
    • SuSE Linux Enterprise Server for S/390® version 7.0 at kernel level 2.2.16 (English only)
    • SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for S/390 and zSeries at kernel level 2.4.7
  • Processor speed for workstation hardware: Minimum 350 MHz
  • Memory: Minimum 128 MB, 256 MB recommended
  • Install footprint: 60 MB of additional fixed disk space

Topology Console

  • Any hardware that supports one of the following operating systems with TCP/IP installed:
    • AIX 4.3.3. (5765-C34)
    • AIX 5.1 or later
    • Windows NT 4.0
    • Windows 2000
    • HP-UX 11, or later (English Only)
    • Solaris 2.8 or later
    • Red Hat 7.1 or SuSE 7.1 distribution of Linux (English Only)
    • Red Hat 7.2 or SuSE 7.2 distribution of Linux
  • Processor: Minimum 350 MHz
  • Memory: 256 MB
  • Install Footprint®: 50 MB of additional fixed disk space
  • Color display (1024 x 768, 256 colors)
  • Maximum color palette is 16-bit high color; 256-color palette recommended (32-bit true color is not supported)

NetView Web Application

HTTP Server and Web Application Server

Any hardware that supports one of the following operating systems running IBM WebSphere® Application Server V4.0, Advanced Edition or the Jetty Web Server.

  • AIX 4.3.3 (5765-C34)
  • AIX 5.1 or later
  • Windows NT 4.0 Server
  • Windows 2000 Server
  • SuSE Linux Enterprise Server for S/390 Version 7.0 at kernel level 2.2.16 (English only)
  • SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for S/390 and zSeries at kernel level 2.4.7

    Note: At this time, WebSphere Application Server V4.0, Advanced Edition, does not have Japanese support on SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for S/390 and zSeries.

The install footprint is 68 MB of fixed disk space.

For additional hardware requirements for IBM WebSphere Application Server V4.0, Advanced Edition, refer to the WebSphere documentation for the applicable platform.

Jetty is an Open Source HTTP Server and Servlet Container that is packaged with Tivoli NetView for z/OS V5R1. Jetty requires the following in addition to the base operating system requirements:

  • Processor speed for workstation hardware: Minimum 350 MHz
  • Memory: 256 MB mininum

Web Browsers

Any hardware that runs one of the following operating systems with a supported Web browser:

  • AIX 4.3.3. (5765-C34)
  • AIX 5.1
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows NT 4.0
  • HP-UX 11 or later (English Only)
  • Solaris 2.8 or later
  • Red Hat 7.1 or SuSE 7.1 distribution of Linux (English Only)
  • Red Hat 7.2 or SuSE 7.2 distribution of Linux

NetView for z/OS Multisystem Manager Component

Multisystem Manager LAN Network Manager Support: Any IBM Personal Computer, or compatible computer, as required for Operating System/2® and LAN Network Manager Version 2 will support the topology agent for LAN Network Manager. The topology agent for LAN Network Manager is part of the LAN Network Manager product.

Multisystem Manager TCP/IP Support: The MultiSystem Manager for TCP/IP agent for Tivoli NetView for z/OS runs in many different environments. The hardware required is any hardware that supports one of the environments listed below. The topology agent for TCP/IP is shipped with NetView for z/OS on the workstation CD-ROM.

AIX

When the MultiSystem Manager TCP/IP agent is installed on Tivoli NetView for AIX, hardware that supports the following is required:

  • AIX 4.3.3.10 (5765-C34), or later
  • Tivoli NetView for AIX 6.0.3 (5698-NVW), or later

The agent can communicate with Tivoli NetView for z/OS via SNA or TCP/IP. If you are using SNA to communicate between the MultiSystem Manager TCP/IP agent and Tivoli NetView for z/OS, hardware that supports the following is also required:

  • AIX NetView Service Point 1.3.3 (5621-107)
  • IBM Communication Server for AIX 6.1 (5765-E51)

Hewlett-Packard UNIX® (HP-UX)

The MultiSystem Manager TCP/IP network feature for HP-UX uses TCP/IP to communicate between the MultiSystem Manager TCP/IP agent and IBM Tivoli NetView for z/OS V5R1. The MultiSystem Manager TCP/IP agent for HP OpenView running on HP-UX requires hardware that supports:

  • HP-UX Version 10 Release 20, or later
  • Hewlett Packard Network Node Manager (HP OpenView) Version 5 Release 1, or later

Windows NT and Windows 2000

The MultiSystem Manager TCP/IP network feature for Windows uses TCP/IP to communicate between the MultiSystem Manager TCP/IP agent and Tivoli NetView for z/OS V5R1. The MultiSystem Manager TCP/IP agent for Tivoli Netview for Windows requires hardware that supports the following:

  • Windows NT Version 4 or Windows 2000
  • Tivoli NetView for NT 6.0.3 (5698-NVW), or later

Solaris

The agent can be installed on Tivoli NetView for Solaris or Hewlett Packard Network Node Manager. The MultiSystem Manager TCP/IP network feature for Solaris uses TCP/IP to communicate between the MultiSystem Manager TCP/IP agent and IBM Tivoli NetView for z/OS V5R1.

  • The MultiSystem Manager TCP/IP feature for Tivoli Netview for Solaris requires hardware that supports the following:
    • Solaris Version 2 Release 6, or later
    • Tivoli NetView for Solaris 6.0.3 (5698-NVW), or later
  • The MultiSystem Manager TCP/IP agent for OpenView for Solaris requires hardware that supports the following:
    • Solaris Version 2 Release 6, or later
    • Hewlett Packard Network Node Manager (HP OpenView) Version 5 Release 1, or later

Multisystem Manager Netfinity® Support: Any IBM Personal Computer, or compatible computer, as required for Netfinity Manager™ Version 5.0 will support the topology agent for Netfinity. The topology agent for Netfinity is part of the Netfinity product.

Multisystem Manager Tivoli Management Region (TMR) Support: The topology agent for TMR is shipped with NetView on the workstation CD-ROM. Any hardware that supports one of the following is required:

  • AIX 4.3.3.10 (5765-C34), or later
  • Windows NT 4.0
  • Windows 2000
  • Solaris 2.6, or later
  • HP-UX 10.20, or later

NetView for z/OS Automated Operations Network Component

  • Dynamic Display Facility (DDF) requires either a 3x79 terminal with extended attribute support capable of seven colors or a workstation that supports the NetView 3270 Management Console or a workstation-based 327x terminal emulator program that provides Extended Attribute Support with a display capable of seven colors.
  • The SNA Automation feature has these additional requirements for Switched Network Backup (SNBU) Automation:
    • IBM 586x modems (except Model 1) with 2- or 4-wire SNBU couplers, if desired, or
    • The 786x, 7855, or LPDA®-2 command-set capable modems

    Note: Only the 786x Models 45, 46, and 47 can automatically switch back from SNBU.

  • TCP/IP for AIX Automation uses SNA communication between Tivoli NetView for AIX and Tivoli NetView for z/OS, and requires hardware that supports:
    • AIX 4.3.3.10 (5765-C34), or later
    • Tivoli NetView for AIX 6.0.3 (5698-NVW), or later
    • AIX NetView Service Point 1.3.3 (5621-107)
    • IBM Communication Server for AIX 6.1 (5765-E51)

Software Requirements

This section defines the minimum programming requirements for IBM Tivoli NetView for z/OS V5R1 and its operating environments. Specific functions of NetView for z/OS may require additional products or higher levels of the products listed below.

NetView for z/OS is executed as an application on the OS/390 or z/OS operating system. NetView for z/OS support is provided at the listed levels or subsequent levels that are upward-compatible, unless otherwise stated. Upward compatibility means that functions provided by the earlier releases are still supported.

Programming Requirements for All Functions

  • OS/390 Version 2 Release 10 (5647-A01) or z/OS (5694-A01)
  • All functions related to the ACF/NCP program require:
    • ACF/NCP Version 4 Release 3.1 (5668-854), or later
  • All functions using TCP/IP communications from OS/390 or z/OS require:
    • OS/390 Version 2 Release 10 IP Services or z/OS IP Services

NetView-to-NetView Communication: In a multiple-domain network or across multiple SNA networks, the NetView program can communicate with another NetView program, regardless of the operating system. NetView for z/OS V5R1 can communicate with the following, at the listed system's level of capabilities:

  • NetView Version 2 Release 3 for VM/ESA®, and VSE/ESA™
  • NetView Version 3 Release 1 for MVS/ESA™
  • TME 10™ NetView for OS/390 Version 1 Release 1
  • TME 10 NetView for OS/390 Version 1 Release 2
  • Tivoli NetView for OS/390 Version 1 Release 3
  • Tivoli NetView for OS/390 Version 1 Release 4
  • IBM Tivoli NetView for z/OS V5R1

Function Compatibility

Except as noted below under Withdrawn Functions, the functions of the following versions and releases are upwardly compatible with Tivoli NetView for z/OS V5R1:

  • NetView Version 2 Release 3 for VM/ESA, and VSE/ESA
  • NetView Version 3 Release 1 for MVS/ESA
  • TME 10 NetView for OS/390 Version 1 Release 1
  • TME 10 NetView for OS/390 Version 1 Release 2
  • Tivoli NetView for OS/390 Version 1 Release 3
  • Tivoli NetView for OS/390 Version 1 Release 4

Withdrawn Functions

The following functions were withdrawn beginning with IBM Tivoli NetView for OS/390 Version 1 Release 3 and are no longer available:

  • NetView Installation and Administration Facility/2 (NIAF/2)
  • Automated Operations Network (AON) Reporting Facility
  • AON LAN RTAP

The following functions were withdrawn beginning with Tivoli NetView for OS/390 Version 1 Release 4 and are no longer available:

  • NetView Graphic Monitor Facility (NGMF)
  • MultiSystem Manager LAN Management Utilities (LMU) agent

Beginning with IBM Tivoli NetView for z/OS V5R1, the following functions are no longer supported on OS/2® or Windows 95 and 98 but continue to be available and supported on other platforms where they were previously available:

  • OS/2
    • NetView Management Console (NMC) topology server and console
    • NetView 3270 Management Console (NMC 3270)
    • Visual BLDVIEWS (VBV)
    • APPN® Topology and Accounting Agent (APPNTAA)
  • Windows 95 and Windows 98
    • NMC topology console
    • NMC 3270

The following functions are withdrawn beginning with IBM Tivoli NetView for z/OS V5R1 and are no longer available:

  • MultiSystem Manager ATM Support
  • MultiSystem Manager NetWare support
  • Automated Operations Network LAN Automation
  • NetView Management Console Command Profile Editor GUI (The NMC CPE Batch Utility remains.)
  • APPN Accounting Manager
  • The TCP/IP discovery sample which previously ran on z/OS and OS/390 in UNIX System Services (USS) (Note: This sample is available for downloading from the Unsupported Tools page of the NetView Web site at:

    It is replaced in the product by the new IP resource discovery and management function on Linux on IBM eServer zSeries.)

  • Launch of Tivoli Inventory from the NMC topology console. This is available for downloading from the Unsupported Tools page of the NetView Web site at:

  • Command authority checking using the NetView scope-of-command function (Command authority checking using either a NetView command authority table or an SAF product such as IBM SecureWay® Security Server for z/OS and OS/390 RACF® continues to be supported.)
  • Span-of-control defined in members of the VTAMLST parameter dataset of Communication Server for OS/390 or z/OS Communication Server (Resources and NMC views subject to span-of-control authorization are now defined only in a NetView span table in the NetView DSIPARM dataset.)
  • Support for the Katakana character set
  • The -jsnmp option of the NVSNMP command
  • Java™ Application Server (JAS)

    The Java Application Server provided for starting, stopping, and checking the status of the following services in a Unix System Services (USS) environment:

    • SNMPSRVC
    • POLLSRVC
    • MIBSRVC and LOADMIB

    These services are available through other mechanisms from the NetView Web console and the NMC topology console.

Notice of Planned Withdrawal

IBM Tivoli NetView for z/OS V5 R1 is the last release that will support the following functions:

  • NMC Topology Console on HP-UX and NMC 3270 on HP-UX
  • The use of the OSNMP manager code provided by z/OS Communication Server for issuing SNMP commands (This is replaced by the new native NetView SNMP command support.)
  • The ability for customers to write NMC Server-based command exits (Existing NMC Server command exits that are provided by NetView will continue to be supported. The ability to write NMC Console-based command exits is not affected and will continue to be supported.)

System Definition Compatibility

In order to facilitate migration from a previous release, Tivoli NetView for z/OS host code will run with the NMC Topology Server and Console from the following earlier releases:

  • TME 10 NetView for OS/390 Version 1 Release 2
  • Tivoli NetView for OS/390 Version 1 Release 3
  • Tivoli NetView for OS/390 Version 1 Release 4

For equivalent, non-system-dependent functions, IBM Tivoli NetView for z/OS V5R1 will operate with most definition statements and command lists of the following:

Note: Refer to the IBM Tivoli NetView for z/OS V5R1 Installation: Migration Guide for details.

  • NetView Version 2 Release 3 for VM/ESA, and VSE/ESA
  • NetView Version 3 Release 1 for MVS/ESA
  • TME 10 NetView for OS/390 Version 1 Release 1
  • TME 10 NetView for OS/390 Version 1 Release 2
  • Tivoli NetView for OS/390 Version 1 Release 3
  • Tivoli NetView for OS/390 Version 1 Release 4

For equivalent, non-system-dependent functions, NetView for z/OS will operate with the REXX procedures of NetView Version 2 and Version 3 and Tivoli NetView for OS/390.

The NetView constants module DSICTMOD should be updated and reassembled as part of the installation of NetView for z/OS.

User applications, written for these NetView releases in accordance with NetView customization publications and using NetView customization services, will be source compatible. A re-assembly or re-compile using NetView for z/OS macro libraries is required.

If user customization code is being migrated from one operating system release to another, user code that contains system-dependent functions may not run and may require conversion.

Enhanced Function Support: The following NetView for z/OS functions and features require the specified program levels or subsequent upward-compatible levels unless stated otherwise.

NetView Management Console, NetView 3270 Management Console

Topology Server

One of the following:

  • AIX 4.3.3 (5765-C34) at Recommended Maintenance level 09 or later
  • AIX 5.1 (5765-E61) at Recommended Maintenance level 01 or later

    Additional prerequisites to run on AIX:

    • C Set++ for AIX Applications xlC.rte 3.6.6.0 or later
    • IBM class libraries ibmcxx.ioc.rte 3.6.6.0 or later and ibmcxx.rte 3.6.6.0 or later
    • Information Presentation Facility ipfx.rte 2.2.0.0 or later

    Note: xlC.rte, ibmcxx.ioc.rte, ibmcxx.rte, and ipfx.rte are included on the IBM Tivoli NetView for z/OS V5R1 product CD.

  • Windows 2000 with Service Pack 2 or later
  • Windows NT 4.0 with Service Pack 6a or later
  • SuSE Linux Enterprise Server for S/390 version 7.0 at kernel level 2.2.16 with TCP/IP and pdksh Korn shell RPM package installed (English only. Japanese not supported.)
  • SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for S/390 and zSeries at kernel level 2.4.7 with glibc at level 2.2.4

Note: If justified for business and technical reasons, other Linux distributions may be supported at a later date. For the most current list of supported distributions, refer to the NMC Topology Server README in the Supported Functions Download area of the NetView Web site:

Topology Console

One of the following:

  • AIX 4.3.3 (5765-C34) at Recommended Maintenance level 09 or later with TCP/IP installed
  • AIX 5.1 (5765-E61) at Recommended Maintenance level 01 or later with TCP/IP installed
  • Windows NT 4.0 with Service Pack 6a or later
  • Windows 2000 with Service Pack 2 or later
  • Red Hat 7.1 or SuSE 7.1 Linux distributions on 32-bit IA-32 Intel® Architecture (for example, Pentium® III and Pentium 4 processors) (English only. Japanese not supported.)
  • Red Hat 7.2 or SuSE 7.2 Linux distributions on 32-bit IA-32 Intel Architecture
    • For Red Hat, only the Gnome desktop with Sawfish windows manager that is shipped with Red Hat is supported.
    • For SuSE, only the K Desktop Environment (KDE) that is shipped with SuSE is supported.

    Note: If justified for business and technical reasons, other Linux distributions may be supported at a later date. For the most current list of supported distributions, refer to the NMC Topology Console README in the Supported Functions Download area of the NetView Web site:

  • Solaris 2.8 or later with TCP/IP installed. The following patches are also required 108940-32, 108652-37, 108921-13
  • HP-UX 11, or later with TCP/IP installed (English only. Japanese not supported.)

    Since the NMC Topology Console uses Java, patches are needed to support the Java Runtime Environment. The latest list of patches can be found at HP's Web site:

Server Communications with NetView for z/OS Using LU 6.2

For LU 6.2 connections, one of the following is required:

AIX

  • IBM Communications Server for AIX, Version 6.1 (5765-E51)

Windows NT and Windows 2000

  • IBM Communications Server for Windows NT 6.1.1

NMC Server Audit Log: To use a Web browser to view the audit log requires a browser which supports eXtensible Stylesheet Language (XSL). Common browsers which support XSL include:

  • Netscape 6.0 or later
  • Microsoft™ Internet Explorer 5.5 or later

NetView Web Application

HTTP Server and Web Application Server

  • One of the following operating systems with TCP/IP installed:
    • Windows NT 4.0 Server with Service Pack 6a, or later
    • Windows 2000 Server with Service Pack 2, or later
    • AIX 4.3.3 (5765-C34) at Recommended Maintenance level 09, or later
    • IBM AIX Version 5.1 (5765-E61) at Recommended Maintenance level 01, or later
    • SuSE Linux Enterprise Server for S/390 Version 7.0 at kernel level 2.2.16 with pdksh Korn shell RPM package installed (available on SuSE's distributed media, CD1) (English Only)
    • SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for S/390 and zSeries at kernel level 2.4.7 with glibc at level 2.2.4. (English and Japanese)
      • For a Japanese system, GNU Awk 3.1.0 is also required

      Note: If justified for business and technical reasons, other Linux distributions may be supported at a later date. For the most current list of supported distributions, refer to the NetView Web Application README in the Supported Functions Download area of the NetView Web site:

  • One of the following:
    • IBM WebSphere Application Server V4.0, Advanced Edition for the appropriate operating system

      Note: At this time, WebSphere Application Server V4.0, Advanced Edition, does not have Japanese support on SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for S/390 and zSeries

      For additional software requirements for IBM Websphere Application Server V4.0, Advanced Edition, refer to the WebSphere documentation for the applicable platform.

    • The Jetty Web Server

      Jetty is an Open Source HTTP Server and Servlet Container from Mort Bay Consulting that is packaged with IBM Tivoli NetView for z/OS V5R1.

  • Supported locales for the Japanese version of the NetView Web Application
    • For Windows, SJIS
    • For AIX, ja_JP (EUC) and Ja_JP (PC or IBM-943)
    • For Linux on zSeries, ja_JP.eucjp

Note: If the NetView Web Application is installed on the same workstation as an existing Tivoli NetView for NT or Tivoli NetView for AIX or in the same logical partition (LPAR) as IP resource discovery and management on Linux on zSeries, port assignment changes are required as described in the NetView Web Application README.

Web Browsers

For the English version of the NetView Web Application, one of the following operating system and browser combinations is required:

Note: Netscape 6.x is not supported on any operating system.

  • Windows 2000 with one of the following browsers with Java Plug-in level 1.3.1_02
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 or later, with SP2®
    • Netscape 4.79, or later 4.7x release
  • Windows NT 4.0 or later with one of the following browsers with Java Plug-in level 1.3.1_02:
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 or later, with SP2
    • Netscape 4.79, or later 4.7x release
  • AIX 4.3.3.(5765-C34) at Recommended Maintenance level 09 or later
    • Netscape 4.76i with Java Plug-in level J2RE 1.3.0 IBM build ca130-20020208
  • AIX 5.1 (5765-E61) with Recommended Maintenance package 5100-01 installed
    • Netscape 4.78i with Java Plug-in level J2RE 1.3.0 IBM build ca130-20020208
  • HP-UX 11 or later with Netscape 4.78 and HP-UX Java Plug-in and Runtime Environment Version 1.3.1.02
  • Sun Solaris 2.8 or later with Netscape 4.76 and JRE 1.3.1_02 Plug-ins
  • SuSE 7.1 or 7.2 distribution of Linux with Netscape 4.77 and Java Plug-in level J2RE 1.3.0 IBM build cxia131-20020410
  • Red Hat 7.1 or 7.2 distribution of Linux with Netscape 4.78 and Java Plug-in level J2RE 1.3.0 IBM build cxia131-20020410

Note: If justified for business and technical reasons, other Linux distributions may be supported at a later date. For the most current list of supported distributions, refer to the NetView Web Application README in the Supported Functions Download area of the NetView Web site:

For the Japanese version of the NetView Web Application, one of the following operating system and browser combinations is required:

Note: Netscape 6.x is not supported on any operating system.

  • Windows 2000 with one of the following browsers with Java Plug-in level 1.3.1_03:
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0, or later, with SP2
    • Netscape 4.78, or later 4.7x release
  • Windows NT 4.0, or later, with one of the following browsers with Java Plug-in level 1.3.1_03:
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0, or later, with SP2
    • Netscape 4.78, or later 4.7x release
  • AIX 4.3.3. (5765-C34), at Recommended Maintenance level 09 or later
    • Netscape 4.76i with Java Plug-in level J2RE 1.3.0 IBM build ca130-20020208
  • AIX 5.1 (5765-E61) with Recommended Maintenance package 5100-01 installed
    • Netscape 4.78i with Java Plug-in level J2RE 1.3.0 IBM build ca130-20020208
  • Sun Solaris 2.8, or later, with Netscape 4.76 and JRE 1.3.1_02 Plug-ins
  • SuSE 7.2 distribution of Linux with Netscape 4.76 and Java Plug-in level J2RE 1.3.0 IBM build cxia131-20020410
  • Red Hat 7.2 distribution of Linux with Netscape 4.79 and Java Plug-in level J2RE 1.3.0 IBM build cxia131-20020410

Note: If justified for business and technical reasons, other Linux distributions may be supported at a later date. For the most current list of supported distributions, refer to the NetView Web Application README in the Supported Functions Download area of the NetView Web site at:

Dynamic VIPA and Sysplex Distributor Support

  • NetView Web Application prerequisites
  • One of the following:
    • OS/390 Version 2 Release 10 IP Services with APAR PQ56105
    • z/OS Release 1 IP Services with APAR PQ56105
    • z/OS Release 2 IP Services with PTFs UQ59826 and UQ59827

IP Resource Discovery and Management on Linux on zSeries

  • SuSE Linux Enterprise Server for S/390 version 7.0 at kernel level 2.2.16 with TCP/IP and Korn shell RPM package installed

Note: The Integrated TCP/IP Services Component 7.1.1 CD included in the Tivoli NetView for z/OS package includes IP Resource Discovery and Management on Linux on zSeries. If IP Resource Discovery and Management on Linux on zSeries is installed in the same logical partition (LPAR) as the NetView Web Application, port assignment changes are required as described in the NetView Web Application README.

Note: The Integrated TCP/IP Services Component 7.1.1 CD will be updated to a 7.1.3 level and refreshed after the availability of the Japanese version of Tivoli NetView for z/OS 5.1. This level of IP Resource Discovery and Management on Linux on zSeries will require SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for S/390 and zSeries at kernel level 2.4.7. This is the only level of IP Resource Discovery and Management on Linux on zSeries which will support Japanese.

Launching TBSM from NMC or NMC from TBSM

  • Tivoli Business System Manager V1R5 (5698-BSM), or later

SNMP MIB Browser, Real-Time Poller/Grapher

  • The prerequisites are the same as for the NetView Web Application

Event/Automation Service to and from the Tivoli Enterprise™ Console

  • Tivoli Enterprise Console® 3.6.1, or later (5697-EAS, 5698-EAS)

Using secure framework communication also requires:

  • Tivoli Management Framework for OS/390 3.6.1 (5697-D10, 5698-FRA)

OS/390 TCP/IP Stack Management and Telnet 3270 Management

  • Optional: In order to be able to dynamically add to the set of resources monitored and displayed at NMC, DB2® for OS/390 Version 5 Release 1 (5655-DB2), or later, is required.

Beeper/Pager Support

  • IBM Netfinity for OS/2 V5.0, or later (if using the IBM-supplied sample for beeper/pager requests)

Issuing OS/390 or z/OS UNIX Services Commands from NetView

  • REXX alternate run-time (same as for MSM Component)
  • If NetView is running on OS/390 V2R10 or z/OS V1R1, APAR OW45635 is also required.

Support for IBM LAN Network Manager Enhanced Command Interface

  • IBM LAN Network Manager Version 2.0 (03H3519, 03H3523, or 03H3527)

Management of Frame Relay (DTE) and Ethernet

  • ACF/NCP Version 6 (5688-231)

NetView Parallel Transmission Group Support

  • ACF/NCP Version 5 Release 4 MVS™ (5668-738)

NetView Network Asset Management

This provides NCP vital product data (VPD) and hardware device vital product information for those devices that support the Request Product Set ID (PSID) architecture or signal converters that support LPDA-2 commands:

  • ACF/NCP Version 4 Release 3.1 (5668-854) for the 3725
  • ACF/NCP Version 5 Release 4 MVS (5668-738), or later, for the 3720 or 3745

NetView Performance Monitor (NPM) Alerts

  • NPM Version 1 Release 6 (5665-333 MVS), or later, for session alerts

SAF Security Checking

OS/390 Version 2 Release 10 (5647-A01) Security Server or z/OS (5694-A01) Security Server or an equivalent SAF product is required for SAF security checking of each of the following functions:

  • RODM connections
  • NetView operator passwords
  • RMTCMD through the RMTOPS Class
  • NetView command authorization
  • NetView Span of Control access
  • NetView operator logon information
  • Graphical View security
  • List RACF Profile for NetView Operators

MultiSystem Manager Component

System Considerations for using the REXX Alternate Library

Before using the REXX Alternate Library with NetView for z/OS, you must first apply the following PTFs:

  • UN78518
  • UN78525
  • UN84251
  • UN86020
  • UN88434
  • UN90776
  • UN93567
  • UN93568
  • UN96368
  • UQ02796
  • UQ04867
  • UQ06343
  • UQ06344
  • UQ06830
  • UQ10660
  • UQ12616
  • UQ17096
  • UQ18015

Topology Feature for Tivoli Management Region (TMR)

  • Tivoli Distributed Monitoring 3.6.2 or 3.7 (5697-EMN, 5698-EMN)

    Note: The agent is not supported on Tivoli Distributed Monitoring releases later than 3.7

  • A compatible level between 3.6.2 and 3.7.1 of each of the following:
    • Tivoli Enterprise Console (5697-EAS, 5698-EAS)
    • Tivoli Management Framework (5697-FRA, 5698-FRA)
  • One of the following:
    • AIX 4.3.3.10 (5765-C34), or later
    • Windows NT 4.0
    • Windows 2000
    • Solaris 2.6, or later
    • HP-UX 10.20, or later

Commands from IBM Tivoli NetView for z/OS to TEC

  • MSM Topology feature for TMR

Topology Feature for LAN Network Manager

  • IBM LAN Network Manager 2.0 (03H3519, 03H3523, or 03H3527) with NetView connectivity
  • Communications Manager/2 Version 1 Release 1 (79G0258 or 79G0257), or later, configured with:
    • Service Point Application Router (SPAR)

Topology TCP/IP Network Feature: The MultiSystem Manager for TCP/IP agent for IBM Tivoli NetView for z/OS runs in many different environments. The requirements for each environment are included below:

  • AIX

    When the MultiSystem Manager TCP/IP agent is installed on Tivoli NetView for AIX, the following are required:

    • AIX Version 4.3.3.10 (5765-C34), or later
    • Tivoli NetView for AIX 6.0.3 (5698-NVW), or later

    The agent can communicate with IBM Tivoli NetView for z/OS via SNA or TCP/IP. If you are using SNA to communicate between the MultiSystem Manager TCP/IP agent and IBM Tivoli NetView for z/OS, the following are also required:

    • AIX NetView Service Point 1.3.3 (5621-107)

      Note: If 1.2.2 is already installed PTF U473211 provides an upgrade to 1.3.3.

    • IBM Communication Server for AIX 6.1 (5765-E51)
  • HP-UX

    The MultiSystem Manager TCP/IP network feature for HP-UX uses TCP/IP to communicate between the MultiSystem Manager TCP/IP agent and IBM Tivoli NetView for z/OS. The MultiSystem Manager IP agent for HP OpenView running on HP-UX requires:

    • HP-UX Version 10 Release 20, or later
    • Hewlett Packard Network Node Manager (HP OpenView) Version 5 Release 1, or later
  • Windows NT and Windows 2000

    The MultiSystem Manager TCP/IP network feature for Windows uses TCP/IP to communicate between the MultiSystem Manager TCP/IP agent and IBM Tivoli NetView for z/OS. The MultiSystem Manager TCP/IP agent for Tivoli Netview for Windows requires:

    • Windows NT Version 4 or Windows 2000
    • IBM Tivoli NetView for NT 6.0.3 (5698-NVW), or later
  • Solaris

    The MultiSystem Manager TCP/IP network feature for Solaris uses TCP/IP to communicate between the MultiSystem Manager TCP/IP agent and Tivoli NetView for z/OS. The agent can be installed on Tivoli NetView for Solaris or Hewlett Packard Network Node Manager.

    • The MultiSystem Manager TCP/IP feature for Tivoli Netview for Solaris requires:
      • Solaris Version 2 Release 6, or later
      • Tivoli NetView for Solaris 6.0.3 (5698-NVW), or later
    • The MultiSystem Manager TCP/IP agent for OpenView for Solaris requires:
      • Solaris Version 2 Release 6, or later
      • HP OpenView Version 5 Release 1, or later

Topology Feature for Netfinity

  • Netfinity Manager Version 5.0 running on OS/2 or Windows NT. The topology agent for Netfinity is part of the Netfinity Manager product.

    Note: The agent is not part of the Netfinity Director product and is not supported there.

  • Windows NT:
    • TCP/IP Connectivity
  • OS/2:
    • Communications Server for OS/2, Personal Communications for OS/2 or Communications Manager as per the requirements for Netfinity Manager V5.0 SNA communication

Automated Operations Network Component

SNA Automation

  • To use the SNBU automation:
    • ACF/NCP Version 4 Release 3.1 (5668-854), or later; Version 5 Release 4 (5668-738), or later, is required for complete DMPX support of IBM 7861/8 model 4x modems.

TCP/IP for AIX Automation

TCP/IP for AIX Automation uses SNA communication between Tivoli NetView for AIX and IBM Tivoli NetView for z/OS and requires:

  • AIX 4.3.3.10 (5765-C34), or later
  • Tivoli NetView for AIX 6.0.3 (5698-NVW), or later
  • AIX NetView Service Point 1.3.3 (5621-107)

    If 1.2.2 is already installed, PTF U473211 provides an upgrade to 1.3.

  • IBM Communication Server for AIX 6.1 (5765-E51)

User Group Requirements: This announcement satisfies or partially satisfies 14 requirements from one or more of the worldwide user group communities. Groups include Interaction Australasia (formerly Australasian SHARE/GUIDE, COMMON Australasia and Team RS/6000®), COMMON, COMMON Europe, GUIDE International, G.U.I.D.E. Europe, Japan GUIDE/SHARE (JGS), Guide Latin American (LAG), SHARE EUROPE, and SHARE Incorporated.

The Interaction Australasia Web site is:

Requirements satisfied include:

Request              Description
 
MR00063430           Optional destination for orphaned
                      correlated messages
MR00069068           NMC server on z/OS and OS/390
MR00072628           MSGCNM416I common REXX Return
                      Reason examples in the HELPMSG
                      panel
MR00072827           Asynchronous View Panel Processing
MR00073370           FKXERINI needs to be run
                      automatically by NetView
                      initialization
MR00074141           NMC -- Would like NMC Server to
                      run on OS/390 and z/OS
MR00075974           Provide security prevention to
                      misuse of TSOSERV
MR00076382           Native NetView/390 or z/OS SNMP
                      and PING
MR0314015543         The SNA-MDS @ Indicator on NPDA
                      ALD panel should be made
                      conditional
MR0607014048         Increase size of parms for NVSNMP
                      line command
MR111400531          NMC:  Security Control for NMC
                      access
MR111400535          Central log (on NMC Server)
MR1210012719         The SNA-MDS @ Indicator on NPDA
                      ALD panel should be made
                      conditional
MR1205007319         Support IP Discovery fully in
                      Tivoli NetView for z/OS and
                      OS/390
MR1219002842         Monitor dynamic IP connections

Planning Information

Customer Responsibilities

To learn about NetView for z/OS new functions, tools, samples, demos, and other product information online using the Internet World Wide Web, visit the NetView for z/OS home page at:

Packaging

Packaging for IBM Tivoli NetView for z/OS V5R1 is as follows:

Either 4-mm tapes or 3480 tape cartridge

In addition, the following are also shipped.

  • IBM Tivoli NetView, LCD4-4916-00
  • Integrated TCP/IP Services CD, LCD4-4928-00
  • One REXX Alternate Library tape, either 4-mm or 3480 tape cartridge
  • NetView OS/390 Online Library, LK2T-6175-00
  • IBM Tivoli NetView CD-ROM Japanese, LCD4-4929-00

When the Japanese language tape media feature is ordered, the Japanese language Program Directory (GI10-3210-00) is shipped instead of English language Program Directory.

Note: Refer to the Publications section of this announcement for a complete list of hard copy publications shipped with IBM Tivoli NetView for z/OS V5R1.

Security, Auditability, and Control

The security, auditability, and control features remain unaffected by this announcement. The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.

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:

Ordering Information

New Licensees

Orders for new licenses can be placed now.

Shipment will begin on the planned availability date.

New users of IBM Tivoli NetView for z/OS V5R1 should specify:

          Type           Model
 
          5697           ENV

Basic License: To order a basic license specify the program number and feature number 9001 for asset registration and the appropriate charge from the following options based on your environment. When a new release is available, prior release will no longer be available.

Entry Support License (ESL): To order an ESL license, specify the program number, feature number 9001 for asset registration, and the applicable ESL OTC feature number. Also specify the feature number of the desired distribution medium.

                                                        ESL
                                                        One-Time
                                                        Charge
                                                        Feature
Program Number/Description                              Number
 
5697-ENV IBM Tivoli NetView for z/OS V5R1               0018

ESL machines can be determined by referring to the IBM Entry End User/390 Attachment (Z125-4379).

Parallel Sysplex® License Charge (PSLC) Basic License: To order a basic license, specify the program number and feature number 9001 for asset registration. Specify the PSLC Base feature. If applicable, specify the PSLC Level A and PSLC Level B, and PSLC Level C, and PSLC Level D features and quantity.

If there is more than one program copy in a Parallel Sysplex, the charge for all copies is associated to one license by specifying the applicable PSLC feature numbers and quantity represented by the sum of the Service Units in Millions (MSUs) in your Parallel Sysplex. For all other program copies, specify the PSLC No-Charge (NC) Identifier feature on the licenses.

Also, specify the feature number of the desired distribution medium.

Base Package (5697-ENV)

                        PSLC               PSLC Basic License
Machine                 Feature            MLC Feature
MSU Capacity            Number             Description
 
1                       0001               PSLC Base, 1 MSU
2                       0002               PSLC Base, 2 MSUs
 
3                       0003               PSLC Base, 3 MSUs
 
4 -- 45                 0004               PSLC Level A, 1 MSU
                        0005               PSLC Level A, 42 MSUs
 
46 -- 175               0006               PSLC Level B, 1 MSU
                        0007               PSLC Level B, 10 MSUs
                        0008               PSLC Level B, 50 MSUs
 
176 -- 315              0009               PSLC Level C, 1 MSU
                        0010               PSLC Level C, 10 MSUs
                        0011               PSLC Level C, 50 MSUs
 
316 or more             0012               PSLC Level D, 1 MSU
                        0013               PSLC Level D, 50 MSUs
 
NA                      0014               PSLC NC Identifier

zELC (zSeries Entry License Charge): To order a basic license, specify the program number and feature number 9001 for asset registration. Specify the zELC Base feature.

Also, specify the feature number of the desired distribution medium.

                                  Feature
Description                       Number
 
Model 0A1                         0033
Model 0B1                         0034
Model 0C1                         0035
Model 001                         0036
Model 0A2                         0037
Model 002                         0038
Model 003                         0039
Model 004                         0040

For more information on zELC pricing, refer to Software Announcement 202-036 , dated February 19, 2002.

Workload License Charge (WLC) Basic License: To order a basic license, specify the program number and feature number 9001 for asset registration. Also, specify the feature number of the desired distribution medium.

Variable Workload License Charge Features

                                                         VWLC
                                                         Feature
VWLC Feature Description                                 Number
 
Base, Level 1 includes 45 MSUs                           0019
Additional qty, Level 1 up to 175 MSUs                   0020
Registration Base, Level 1 incl 1 MSU                    0021
Registration additional quantity                         0022
 Level 1 up to 175 MSUs
Additional qty, Level 2 176 -- 315 MSUs                  0023
Registration additional quantity                         0024
 Level 2 176 -- 315 MSUs
Additional qty, Level 3 316 -- 575 MSUs                  0025
Registration additional quantity                         0026
 Level 3 316 -- 575 MSUs
Level 3, Per 50 MSUs for machine                         0027
 capacity of 316 -- 575 MSUs
Level 3, Registration Per 50 MSUs                        0028
 316-576+ MSUs
Additional qty, Level 4 576+ MSUs                        0029
Registration additional quantity                         0030
 Level 4 576+ MSUs
Level 4, Per 50 MSUs for machine                         0031
 capacity of 576+ MSUs
Level 4, Registration Per 50 MSUs                        0032
 576 MSUs

Growth Opportunity License Charge (GOLC)

To order a GOLC software, specify the program number, feature number 9001 for asset registration, and the GOLC monthly charge feature number from the table below. Also, specify the feature number for the desired distribution medium.

                                GOLC
GOLC                            Feature
Category                        Number
 
H30                             0015
H50                             0016
H70                             0017

Single Version Charging: To elect single version charging, the customer must notify and identify to IBM the prior program and replacement program and the designated machine the programs are operating on.

Basic Machine-Readable Material

                         Feature
Environment              Number              Distribution Medium
 
U.S. English             5802                3480 tape cartridge
U.S. English             5702                4-mm tape
 
Japanese                 5822                3480 tape cartridge
Japanese                 5722                4-mm tape

Customization Options: Select the appropriate feature numbers to customize your order to specify the 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 future updates, specify feature number 3480 to ship media updates only. If, in the future, publication updates are required, order an MES to remove feature number 3480; then, the publications will ship with the next release of the program.

                                                    Feature
Description                                         Number
 
Initial Shipments
 
Serial Number Only (suppresses shipment             3444
 of media and documentation)
 
Ship Media Only (suppresses initial                 3470
 shipment of documentation)
 
Ship Documentation Only (suppresses                 3471
 initial shipment of media)
 
Satellite Electronic Delivery                       3450
 
Update Shipments
 
Ship Media Updates Only (suppresses                 3480
 update shipment of documentation)
 
Ship Documentation Only (suppresses                 3481
 update shipment of media)
 
Suppress Updates (suppresses update                 3482
 shipment of media and documentation)
 
Expedite Shipments
 
Local IBM Office Expedite                           3445
 (for IBM use only)
 
Customer Expedite Process Charge                    3446
 ($30 charge for each product)

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.

Unlicensed Documentation

The following U.S. English hard copy publications are supplied automatically with the basic machine-readable material:

Form Number              Publication
 
SC31-8872-00             Installation:  Getting Started
SC31-8873-00             Installation:  Migration Guide
GC31-8848-00             Licensed Program Specifications (LPS)
GI10-3194-00             Tivoli NetView for z/OS Program
                          Directory U.S. English
GI10-3196-00             Memo to Users
GI11-0801-01             REXX Alternate Library Program
                          Directory
SC31-8869-00             Tuning Guide

The following soft copy publications are shipped on the soft copy CD ROM, LK2T-6175-00 Tivoli NetView for z/OS Online Library.

Form Number              Publication
 
SC31-8854-00             Administration Reference
SC31-8871-00             AON Customization
GC31-8851-00             AON User's Guide
SC31-8855-00             Application Programming Guide
SC31-8853-00             Automation Guide
SC31-8867-00             Bridge Implementation
SC31-8857-00             Command Reference Vol I
SC31-8858-00             Command Reference Vol II
SC31-8859-00             Customization Guide
SC31-8860-00             Customization:  Assembler
 
Form Number              Publication
 
SC31-8863-00             Customization:  Pipes
SC31-8861-00             Customization:  PL/I and C
SC31-8862-00             Customization:  REXX and Clist
SC31-8864-00             Data Model Reference
LY43-0093-00             Diagnosis
SC31-8874-00             Installation:  Configuring
                          Additional Components
SC31-8875-00             Installation:  Configuring Graphical
                          Components
SC31-8866-00             Messages and Codes
GC31-8850-00             MSM User's Guide
G325-1112-01             NetView/390 Marketing Brochure
GC31-8852-00             NMC User's Guide
SC31-8865-00             RODM and GMFHS Programming Guide
SC31-8870-00             Security Reference
SC31-8868-00             SNA Topology Implementation
GC31-8849-00             User's Guide

When Japanese media is ordered, the U.S. English publications are shipped with the exception of the Program Directory. A Japanese program Directory is shipped.

Form Number              Publication
 
GI10-3210-00             Tivoli NetView Program Directory
                          Japanese

Displayable Softcopy Publications

IBM Tivoli NetView for z/OS V5R1 manuals are offered in displayable softcopy form. All manuals with the exception of the Tuning Guide are included. The files are shipped on CD-ROM.

The first copy of the following softcopy material is available at no charge to licensees of basic material and supplied automatically with the basic machine-readable material.

                                                    Order
Title                                               Number
 
Tivoli NetView for z/OS Online Library              LK2T-6175-00

These displayable manuals can be used with the BookManager® READ licensed programs in any of the supported environments. Also included on the CD-ROM with the displayable softcopy manuals is the Library Reader™, to allow Read-Only viewing of the manuals. Terms and conditions for use of the machine-readable files are shipped with the files.

Subsequent updates (technical newsletters or revisions between releases) to the publications shipped with the product will be distributed to the user of record for as long as a license for this software remains in effect. A separate publication order or subscription is not needed.

Customized Offerings

Most product media is shipped only via Customized Offerings (that is, CBPDO, ServerPac, Systempac®). Non-customized items (CDs, diskettes, source media, media kits) will continue to be shipped via the stand-alone product.

Terms and Conditions

Licensing: IBM Customer Agreement

Variable Charges Apply: No

Indexed Monthly License Charge (IMLC) Applies: No

Installation License or Location License Applies: No

Use Limitation Applies: No

Educational Allowance: Yes, 15% education allowance applies to qualified education institution customers.

Volume Discount: Not applicable.

Products Eligible for Single Version Charging

Replaced Program(s)                       Replacement Program
Program     Program                       Program     Program
Number      Name                          Number      Name
 
5697-B82    Tivoli                        5697-ENV    IBM Tivoli
             NetView                                   NetView
             for OS/390                                for z/OS

Warranted: Yes

Licensed Program Materials Availability

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

Testing Period: Two months (Basic license only)

Program Services

Support Center applies:                 Yes
 
Available until discontinued:           12 months written notice
 
APAR Mailing Address:                   IBM Corporation
                                        Dept. CLEA, Bldg. 503
                                        P.O. Box 12195
                                        RTP, NC  27709

IBM Operational Support Services — Support Line: Yes

Other Support: S/390

Prices

Contact your IBM representative for charges information for this announcement.

Order Now

 Use Priority/Reference Code: LE001
 
 Phone:     800-IBM-CALL
 Fax:       800-2IBM-FAX
 Internet:  ibm_direct@vnet.ibm.com
 Mail:      IBM Atlanta Sales Center
            Dept. LE001
            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.

Trademarks

 
zSeries, the e-business logo, z/OS, Netfinity Manager, VSE/ESA, MVS/ESA, MVS, and Library Reader are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
NetView, OS/390, AIX, S/390, Footprint, WebSphere, Operating System/2, Netfinity, LPDA, VM/ESA, OS/2, APPN, SecureWay, RACF, SP2, DB2, RS/6000, Parallel Sysplex, BookManager, and Systempac are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
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Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
 
UNIX is a registered trademark of the Open Company in the United States and other countries.
 
TME 10 and Tivoli Enterprise are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation or Tivoli Systems Inc. in the United States or other countries or both.
 
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.