IBM United States
Software Announcement 202-080
April 9, 2002
IBM Tivoli Monitoring and Monitoring Active Directory Option V5.1 An End-to-End Availability Solution
At a Glance
IBM Tivoli Monitoring provides:
IBM Tivoli Monitoring Active Directory Option provides pre-packaged out-of-the-box automated best practices for monitoring the critical components of your Active Directory environment such as:
For ordering, contact:
Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).
The IBM Tivoli® Monitoring product allows you to apply pre-configured best practices "out-of-the-box" to:
IBM Tivoli Monitoring also provides the foundation for additional automated best practices via Proactive Analysis Components (PACs) for managing business critical hardware and software including middleware, applications, and databases. In addition, IBM Tivoli Monitoring provides tight integration with other Tivoli Availability solutions, including the Tivoli Business System Manager and the Tivoli Enterprise Console, to provide a comprehensive end-to-end availability solution.
Based on the new IBM Tivoli Monitoring technology, IBM Tivoli Monitoring Active Directory Option provides a valuable set of pre-configured, out-of-the-box automated best practices that can help you proactively manage the directory by monitoring essential resources and detecting potential problems. IBM Tivoli Monitoring Active Directory Option also provides tight integration with other Tivoli Performance and Availability solutions, including the Tivoli Business System Manager and the Tivoli Enterprise Console®, providing a comprehensive end-to-end solution.
Planned Availability Date
April 26, 2002
IBM Tivoli Monitoring is designed to provide an efficient, reliable, and automated way to help ensure user access to mission-critical distributed applications and computing resources. The features of IBM Tivoli Monitoring allow you to configure, monitor, and manage distributed systems from a central location.
Application Management Support
In addition to monitoring business critical system resources, IBM Tivoli Monitoring now provides a solid foundation for managing applications with automated best practices.
IBM Tivoli Monitoring can be leveraged to monitor JMX-instrumented applications with automated best practices. And with the IBM Monitoring Workbench, you can have the ability to customize the out-of-the-box best practices knowledge and the ability to create new best practices knowledge specific to your business needs.
IBM Tivoli Monitoring can be deployed rapidly and easily, by leveraging the RAPTOR deployment solution.
IBM Tivoli Monitoring supports MDIST II. This can enhance the handling of distributions by:
IBM Tivoli Monitoring integrates with the Tivoli Enterprise Data Warehouse by providing key monitoring data which can be used for historical reporting.
IBM Tivoli Monitoring Active Directory Option provides pre-packaged out-of-the-box automated best practices for monitoring the critical components of your Active Directory environment:
Domain controller availability and performance metrics are monitored by IBM Tivoli Monitoring Active Directory Option. These metrics are critical to help assure that Active Directory is functioning properly. This means not only checking the functioning of each domain controller but also checking for the consistency and availability of Global Catalogs and Operations Masters in the forest and in the domain as well as the connectivity of replication partners.
Intra-site replication, inter-site replication, and FRS, which are all different aspects of replication processes taking place into Active Directory, are monitored to help verify that the directories are consistent among domains and sites. Moreover, the replication efficiency and network traffic generated are monitored in order to provide information for Active Directory replication configuration tuning.
Domain Name System (DNS)
Windows® 2000 DNS Server health and key performance counters are monitored. When DNS zones have been configured as integrated with Active Directory, the existence and accuracy of SRV records stored in Active Directory are also monitored.
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
Windows 2000 DHCP Server availability and performance are monitored in order to help verify that the IP leasing service to Active Directory is functioning properly.
IBM Tivoli Monitoring Active Directory Option focuses specifically on managing and monitoring Microsoft's Active Directory. For many enterprises, Active Directory can be an essential application used to organize, manage, and locate resources throughout departments, geographies, and entire companies.
Some of the key Microsoft Active Directory management and monitoring capabilities contained in version IBM Tivoli Monitoring Active Directory Option include:
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:
IBM Tivoli Monitoring
One copy of the following publication will be supplied in hardcopy with the basic machine-readable material.
Order Title Number Language IBM Tivoli Monitoring GI10-5797 English V5.1 Release Notes IBM Tivoli Monitoring GI11-0938 Road Map V5.1
The following are shipped in soft copy with the product.
The Publications Notification System (PNS) is available by order number/product number. Customers currently subscribing to PNS will automatically receive notifications by e-mail. Customers who wish to subscribe, can visit the PNS Web site location at:
The IBM Publications Center Portal:
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.
Note that PNS subscribers most often order their publications via the Publication Center.
The following publications will be available at planned availability date on the IBM Publications Center Portal:
IBM Tivoli Monitoring Active Directory Option
The following publications are shipped on the product CD in electronic form for IBM Tivoli Monitoring Active Directory Option:
Specified Operating Environment
Hardware platforms supporting the operating systems at the software
levels stated in the
Tivoli Monitoring V5.1 runs on the following operating systems (server, and endpoint unless otherwise stated):
Note: Support for OS/400® V4.5 and V5.1 and OS/2 Warp® 4 and Warp server for e-business support will be provided later.
This information represents IBM's current intent, is subject to change or withdrawal without notice, and represents goals and objectives only.
IBM Tivoli Monitoring Active Directory Option requires IBM/Tivoli Monitoring (5724-C04), and runs on the following platforms.
IBM Tivoli Monitoring Active Directory Option is distributed with:
This program when downloaded from a Web site, contains the applicable IBM
license agreement, and License Information (LI), if appropriate and will
be presented for acceptance at the time of installation of the program.
The license and LI will be stored in a directory such as LICENSE.TXT for
Security, Auditability, and Control
IBM Tivoli Monitoring and IBM Tivoli Monitoring Active Directory Option use 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.
Customers with active maintenance or subscription for Tivoli Distributed Monitoring or IBM Tivoli Monitoring or IBM Tivoli Monitoring Active Directory Option are entitled to receive the following media packs.
Part Number Description BJ03XML IBM Tivoli Monitoring V5.1 Media Pack BJ062ML IBM Tivoli Monitoring Active Directory Option V5.1 Media Pack
Orders for new licenses will be accepted now.
Shipment will begin on the planned availability date.
Ordering Information for PA
The quantity to be specified for the PA part numbers, in the following table is per processor To order IBM Tivoli Monitoring for PA, specify the desired part number and quantity.
Part Number Description D50ZGLL IBM Tivoli Monitoring Processor LIC/SW MAINT 1 ANNIV D50ZHLL IBM Tivoli Monitoring Processor LIC/SW MAINT 2 ANNIV E008QLL IBM Tivoli Monitoring Processor SW MAINT RNWL 1 ANNIV D50ZILL IBM Tivoli Monitoring Processor SW MAINT AFT LIC 1 ANNIV D50ZJLL IBM Tivoli Monitoring Processor CUSTOM BUILD REGISTRATION D50ZNLL zRev IBM Tivoli Monitoring Processor LIC/SW MAINT 1 ANNIV D50ZPLL zRev IBM Tivoli Monitoring Processor LIC/SW MAINT 2 ANNIV E008SLL zRev IBM Tivoli Monitoring Processor SW MAINT RNWL 1 ANNIV D50ZQLL zRev IBM Tivoli Monitoring Processor SW MAINT AFT LIC 1 ANNIV
To order IBM Tivoli Monitoring Active Directory Option for PA, specify the desired part number and quantity.
Part Number Description D515ELL IBM Tivoli Mon Active Directory Option Processor LIC/SW MAINT 1 ANNIV D515FLL IBM Tivoli Mon Active Directory Option Processor LIC/SW MAINT 2 ANNIV E00ALLL IBM Tivoli Mon Active Directory Option Processor SW MAINT RNWL 1 ANNIV D515GLL IBM Tivoli Mon Active Directory Option processor SW MAINT AFT LIC 1 ANNIV BJ062ML IBM Tivoli Monitoring Active Directory Option V5.1 Media Pack
For IBM Tivoli Monitoring to order a media pack or documentation pack for PA, specify the part number in the desired quantity from the following table:
Part Number Description BJ03XML IBM Tivoli Monitoring V5.1 Media Pack BJ03YIE IBM Tivoli Monitoring V5.1 Doc Pack Int Eng
For IBM Tivoli Monitoring Active Directory Option, to order a media pack for PA, specify the part number in the desired quantity from the following table:
Part Number Description BJ062ML IBM Tivoli Monitoring Active Directory Option V5.1 Media Pack
PA Software Maintenance
Software Maintenance (called Support for Tivoli products outside of PA) is included with each product authorization acquired under PA.
Software Maintenance provides an easy and effective way by which you have access, during the coverage period, to eligible new versions and releases and to remote technical support for your covered products.
The technical support included in Software Maintenance provides remote support during normal business hours in your country or location as well as access to escalation management 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for mission-critical (Severity 1) problems.
With Software Maintenance, you receive the following technical support benefits:
PA allows you to have a common anniversary date for Software Maintenance renewals, simplifying management and budgeting for eligible new versions and releases (and for related technical support) for your covered products. The anniversary date, established at the start of your Passport Advantage Agreement (PAA), recurs on an annual basis while your PAA remains in effect. However, regardless of when Software Maintenance is acquired, the coverage period for Software Maintenance is always up to the anniversary date specified in the acquisition.
Software Maintenance renewals offer you favorable pricing to continue your coverage without interruption.
Refer to the IBM International PAA and to the IBM Software Maintenance Handbook for specific terms relating to, and a more complete description of, technical support provided through Software Maintenance.
Terms and Conditions
Program Services and End of Support: Program services for an IBM Tivoli program are one year from the date IBM or your Business Partner makes the program available to you. The program services duration period shall be less than one year for programs acquired after the announcement of a program's end-of-support (EOS) date.
End of support (EOS) for programs or versions/releases of programs will be announced 12 months prior to the effective date.
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.