IBM United States
Software Announcement 200-283
August 22, 2000
Tivoli Software Distribution V4.0 and Tivoli Management Framework V3R7 Extend Your Enterprise Systems Management Capabilities
At a Glance
Tivoli Software Distribution Version 4.0 , using the infrastructure provided by Tivoli Management Framework V3R7 , eases software deployment in large distributed networks by:
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Challenged by software deployment in large distributed systems networks? Now you can install software faster and more easily with the combined enhancements found in Tivoli® Software Distribution Version 4.0 and Tivoli Framework V3R7.
Tivoli Software Distribution Version 4.0
By eliminating the manual tasks to install, configure, and update programs on numerous systems, Tivoli Software Distribution provides an efficient, scalable solution to software deployment problems. Significant functional capability enhancements have been made to:
Tivoli Management Framework V3R7
Tivoli Management Framework provides the base services for communication, distribution, authentication, and authorization as well as the management infrastructure used by other Tivoli applications.
Functional enhancements include:
Using Tivoli applications, administrators can distribute desktop and client-server applications, automate system inventories, monitor configuration changes, and manage the software life cycle.
Tivoli Software Distribution V4.0 is an application for installing and configuring software across homogeneous or multiplatform enterprise networks. It can deploy new applications, update existing software with newer versions, and synchronize software releases on distributed systems. The remote, receiving systems can be configured with UNIX®, Windows NT, NetWare, Windows 98, Windows 95, or OS/2® operating systems.
Tivoli Software Distribution V4.0 introduces the Software Package Editor , a package preparation facility that provides several ways to create and edit software packages for distribution. The Software Package Editor makes use of a simplified single file format, called the Software Package , for content packaging. Software packages can be generated by different means, including:
All of the techniques used to create software packages are based on the single file format of the Software package. Therefore, packages that are created automatically by AutoPack are identical to packages created manually by the Software Package Editor.
With Tivoli Software Distribution, you establish a central point of control for automated software distribution. Through use of Variables , which allow you to make the software package more generic, and Conditions , which allow you to define the circumstances under which a specific action will take place, you expand the flexibility of the software package. This eliminates the need to create a different package for each type of platform within your enterprise. These powerful tools allow you to make good use of your time and resources.
In addition, Tivoli Software Distribution supports common third party packaging formats, and content prepared in these formats and their associated utilities and response files can be incorporated within the Software Package .
Tivoli Software Distribution, utilizing the multiplexed distribution services of Tivoli Management Framework V3R7, performs asynchronous, simultaneous delivery of large amounts of data to multiple target systems. This enables you to perform rapid and optimal software distributions.
Tivoli Software Distribution supports operating system upgrades for the Microsoft Windows operating system family, and eliminates the need to create scripts and programs to configure an application. By simply incorporating the required actions in the software package you are installing, the package performs such actions as changing the registry, adding desktop icons, or creating folders and shortcuts.
Through integration with other Tivoli applications, the capabilities available to an administrator are expanded beyond distribution. A system administrator can:
These products are Year 2000 ready. When used in accordance with their associated documentation, they are capable of correctly processing, providing, and/or receiving date data within and between the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, provided that all products (for example, hardware, software, and firmware) used with the products properly exchange accurate date data with them.
These programs are not impacted by euro currency.
Tivoli Management Framework, which is packaged with Tivoli core enterprise IT system management applications, provides the infrastructure or base services, that is, communication, authentication, authorization, and distribution used by those applications.
Tivoli Software Distribution is a key application for efficiently and cost-effectively promulgating and maintaining end-user software configurations. It also integrates with other Tivoli applications to provide a complete IT system management suite.
For additional information on Tivoli's Value-Based Pricing and the associated terms and conditions, refer to Software Announcement 200-017 , dated February 15, 2000.
Product information will be available on day of announcement through Offering Information (OITOOL) at:
The following publications can be ordered after planned availability. To order, contact your IBM/Tivoli® representative or your IBM/Tivoli Business Partner.
Tivoli Software Distribution V4.0
Publication Publication Name Number Tivoli Software Distribution GC32-0651 User's Guide, V4.0 Tivoli Software Distribution GC32-0652 Reference Manual, V4.0 Tivoli Software Distribution GI11-0764 Release Notes, V4.0 Tivoli Software Distribution GI11-0765 Read Me First, V4.0 Tivoli Software Distribution SH19-4341 for NetWare Up & Running Tivoli Software Distribution for SH19-4342 NetWare Command Reference Tivoli Software Distribution GI10-8019 Release Notes, V3.6.2 Tivoli Software Distribution GC31-8330 User's Guide, V3.6 Tivoli Software Distribution SC31-8331 Reference Manual, V3.6 Tivoli Software Distribution GC32-0294 AutoPack Guide, V3.6 Tivoli Software Distribution GI10-3014 Release Notes, V3.6 Tivoli Software Distribution SH19-4333 for AIX(R), V3.1.3 Tivoli Software Distribution SH19-4334 for OS/2(R), V3.1.3 Tivoli Software Distribution SH19-4335 for Windows NT(TM), V3.1.3 Publication Publication Name Number Tivoli Software Distribution Client SH19-4337 Install & Configuration, V3.1.3 IPLA Pamphlet Z125-3301 License Information Document LC23-4470 Tivoli Management Framework V3R7 Tivoli Management Framework GC31-8433 User's Guide, V3.7 Tivoli Management Framework Planning GC32-0393 for Deployment Guide, V3.7 Tivoli Management Framework Maintenance GC32-0394 & Troubleshooting Guide, V3.7 Tivoli Management Framework Task SC31-8436 Library Developers' Guide, V3.7 Tivoli Management Framework SC31-8434 Reference Manual, V3.7 Tivoli Enterprise Installation GC32-0395 Guide, V3.7 Tivoli Management Framework GI10-3028 Release Notes, V3.7 Tivoli Management Framework GI10-4834 Read Me First, V3.7 Tivoli Enterprise Installation GI11-0725 Release Notes, V3.7 Tivoli Key Memo GI10-3041 IPLA Pamphlet Z125-3301 License Information Document LC23-4470
Specified Operating Environment
Hardware Requirements Tivoli Servers and Managed Nodes
The following tables list the estimated disk space required for the Tivoli Management Framework. The estimated disk space includes space for the Tivoli libraries, binaries, server database, client database, manual pages, and message catalogs.
When binaries and manual pages can be shared from a Network File System (NFS) file server, the disk space required is minimized without affecting performance.
Note: It is strongly recommended that you do not share these files across TMR boundaries. Upgrading to future releases and installing Tivoli service packs cannot be completed on a TMR-by-TMR basis if these files are shared across TMR boundaries.
Windows NT binaries can be shared from a New Technology File System (NTFS) file server with some performance loss. For this reason, the Tivoli server should always have a local copy of the binaries. The database must be locally installed on an NTFS file system.
As each Tivoli product is added to the Tivoli installation, additional disk space will be required. Consult the appropriate application guide for application planning information and disk space requirements.
Supported Server Client Man Message Platform Lib Bin DB DB Pages Catalogs AIX 10 MB 48 MB 30 MB 10 MB 1 MB 0.5 MB HP-UX 10 MB 94 MB 30 MB 10 MB 1 MB 0.5 MB Solaris 10 MB 43 MB 30 MB 10 MB 1 MB 0.5 MB SunOS 10 MB 55 MB 30 MB 10 MB 1 MB 0.5 MB Windows NT 57 MB combined in the same location 30 MB 10 MB 5 MB 0.5 MB
The following table presents the minimum memory requirements for Tivoli:
Managed Managed Node Node Supported Management (with (without Platform Server Desktop) Desktop) AIX 64 MB 48 MB 32 MB HP-UX 64 MB 48 MB 32 MB Solaris 64 MB 48 MB 32 MB SunOS 48 MB 48 MB 32 MB Windows NT 48 MB 32 MB 24 MB
Note: The swap space should be twice the amount of RAM on each computer.
Hardware Requirements Tivoli Endpoints
Software Requirements Tivoli Management Framework V3R7
This section contains information about the supported operating system versions and required patches (if any) for each supported hardware architecture. Tivoli does not distribute or maintain operating system patches from hardware vendors. Contact your hardware vendor for information on obtaining and installing operating system patches. If you are not sure how to contact your hardware vendor, contact your Tivoli support provider for details on the recommended procedure.
Platform Supported Versions IBM AIX 4.3 Managed Node, Endpoint: RS/6000(R) series running AIX, Version 4.3 AS/400(R) Endpoint: V4R3, V4R4, V4R5 NetWare Gateway, Endpoint: Versions NW4.x and NW5 Platform Supported Versions OS/2 Tivoli Desktop for Windows(TM), Gateway, Endpoint: IBM-compatible PCs 486 or higher running IBM OS/2 Warp Server, OS/2 Warp 4.0, or OS/2 Warp Server for e-business Solaris Managed Node, Endpoint: Sun SPARC series running Solaris, Version 2.6 Windows Tivoli Desktop for Windows, Endpoint: IBM-Compatible PCs 486 or higher running Microsoft(TM) Windows 95 or Windows 98 Windows NT Tivoli Desktop for Windows, Managed Node, Endpoint: IBM-compatible PCs 486 or higher running Microsoft Windows NT 4.0, Service SP3, SP4 and SP5, Windows 2000
Note: Motif Version 1.2 is supported. Tivoli Software Distribution V4.0 does not support AS/400.
Software Requirements Tivoli Software Distribution V4.0
Tivoli Management Framework V3R7
Tivoli Inventory V3R6.2 is a prerequisite for installing and using the Historical Database to update the Tivoli Inventory configuration repository with Software Distribution operations.
Tivoli Event Console V3R6.2 is required for use of TEC integration.
Compatibility/Interoperability Tivoli Management Framework V3R7
(Compatibility and interoperability information for previous releases of Tivoli Management Framework is provided in the Tivoli Migration Toolkit Migration Guide .)
Term's compatibility and interoperability are defined as follows:
Compatibility Whether different versions of a Tivoli Enterprise product can communicate with different versions of Tivoli Management Framework.
The following table shows the compatibility of Tivoli Management Framework, Version 3.7 with the other Tivoli products.
Compatibility with Framework Tivoli Product V3R7 Tivoli Distributed Monitoring 3.0.2 No Tivoli Distributed Monitoring 3.0.3 No Tivoli Distributed Monitoring 3.5 No Tivoli Distributed Monitoring 3.5.1 No Tivoli Distributed Monitoring 3.5.2 No Tivoli Distributed Monitoring 3.6 Yes Tivoli Distributed Monitoring 3.6.1 Yes Tivoli Distributed Monitoring 3.6.2 Yes Tivoli Enterprise Console(R) 2.6 No Tivoli Enterprise Console 3.1 No Tivoli Enterprise Console 3.6 Yes Tivoli Enterprise Console 3.6.1 Yes Tivoli Enterprise Console 3.6.2 Yes Tivoli Inventory 3.0 No Tivoli Inventory 3.1 No Tivoli Inventory 3.2 No Tivoli Inventory 3.6 Yes Tivoli Inventory 3.6.1 Yes Tivoli Inventory 3.6.2 Yes Tivoli Remote Control 2.0 No Tivoli Remote Control 2.1 No Tivoli Remote Control 2.1.1 No Tivoli Remote Control 3.6 Yes Tivoli Remote Control 3.6.1 Yes Tivoli Remote Control 3.6.5 Yes Tivoli Security Management 3.2 No Tivoli Security Management 3.6 Yes Tivoli Security Management 3.6.1 Yes Tivoli Security Management 3.6.2 Yes Tivoli Software Distribution 3.0 No Tivoli Software Distribution 3.1 No Tivoli Software Distribution 3.1.1 No Tivoli Software Distribution 3.1.2 No Tivoli Software Distribution 3.6 Yes Tivoli Software Distribution 3.6.1 Yes Tivoli Software Distribution 3.6.2 Yes Tivoli Software Distribution 4.0 Yes Tivoli Software Installation Service1.0 No Tivoli Software Installation Service 3.6 No Tivoli Software Installation Service 3.6.1 Yes Tivoli Software Installation Service 3.7 Yes Tivoli User Administration 3.0 No Tivoli User Administration 3.0.1 No Tivoli User Administration 3.1 No Tivoli User Administration 3.1.2 No Tivoli User Administration 3.1.3 No Tivoli User Administration 3.1.4 No Tivoli User Administration 3.6 Yes Tivoli User Administration 3.6.1 Yes Tivoli User Administration 3.6.2 Yes
The new NetWare gateway supports the following applications:
The NetWare gateway will not support the following applications:
Interoperability Whether different versions of the same Tivoli Enterprise product can communicate with each other.
Tivoli Management Framework, V3R7, is interoperable with Version 3.6, Version 3.6.1, Version 3.6.2, Version 3.6.3, and Version 3.6.4.
Tivoli Management Framework Version 3.2 endpoint managers and gateways are not interoperable with Tivoli Management Framework, Version 3.7.
When you upgrade your Tivoli Management Region (TMR) server to Tivoli Management Framework V3R7, the endpoint manager is upgraded.
Note: It is recommended that you immediately upgrade your 3.6 gateways after upgrading your TMR server. You can upgrade 3.6 endpoints using a login_policy script to automatically upgrade an endpoint the first time.
Tivoli Management Framework V3R7
Security, Auditability, and Control
Tivoli Management Framework V3R7 and Tivoli Software Distribution Version 4.0 use the security and auditability features of the operating system platform on which they are installed.
The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.
The products in this announcement are priced according to the Tivoli Value-Based Pricing structure. Refer to Software Announcement 200-017 , dated February 15, 2000.
Charge Features are unaffected by this announcement.
Customization Options: Order customization feature numbers are unaffected by this announcement.
Customization Options: Order customization feature numbers are unaffected by this announcement.
Terms and Conditions
Agreement: IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA), IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Support (IAAS) or IBM International Agreement for Acquisition of Programs and Support (IIAAPS), with the Attachment for Support and its Addendum for Tivoli Systems, and an Order Form.
Availability: The first year of Tivoli Support is available at no additional charge. The first year starts when the product is shipped to the customer. Subsequent years of Tivoli Support are available, for a fee, as part of the IAAS, IIAAPS, or any equivalent agreement. Support Center applies: Yes Access is available through the Tivoli Support Center, 800-TIVOLI8 (848-6548) Applicable for: The current release level. The immediate previous release level for twelve months after general availability of the current release. Available until the product discontinued: Twelve months after written notice of product discontinuance, that is, End-of-Life (EOL). APAR mailing Tivoli Systems Incorporated address 9442 Capital of Texas Highway Austin, TX 78759 USA Attention: Product Development
Charge features and charges are unaffected by this announcement.
Customer Financing: IBM Global Financing offers attractive financing to credit-qualified commercial and government customers and Business Partners in more than 40 countries around the world. IBM Global Financing is provided by the IBM Credit Corporation in the United States. Offerings, rates, terms, and availability may vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization. Country organizations are listed on the Web at:
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.