IBM United States
Software Announcement 200-365
October 17, 2000
Tivoli SANergy Version 2.2 Broadens Operating System Support to Include Linux and Greatly Improves Performance for Small Files
At a Glance
What's new in Tivoli SANergy Version 2.2:
For ordering, contact:
Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).
Tivoli® SANergy is patented software that runs on computers connected to a storage area network (SAN) that can:
Tivoli SANergy eliminates the one-to-one relationship between the number of SAN-connected computers and the number of disk volumes needed by those computers. Tivoli SANergy transparently enables multiple computers to share single disk volumes on the SAN storage. In fact, it allows many combinations of computers running Windows NT, Windows 2000, MacOS, IRIX, Solaris, AIX®, Tru64, Red Hat Linux, and DG/UX to all share the exact same disk volumes at the same time. And, if the applications running on those computers are capable, Tivoli SANergy even enables the sharing of the exact same files at the same time across platforms!
Tivoli SANergy Version 2.2 adds:
Refer to Hardware and Software Requirements section.
Tivoli SANergy Version 2.2 MDC/Host and Function Support
Running as host or MDC, or supporting the High Availability optional feature, or ZOOM, or SNMP, SANergy Version 2.2 supports the following operating systems:
Host MDC HA ZOOM SNMP Windows NT 4 x x x -- x Windows 2000 x x x -- x MacOS 8 and 9 x -- -- -- -- AIX x -- -- -- x IRIX x -- -- -- -- Solaris x x -- x x Tru64 x -- -- -- -- Linux (Red Hat) x x -- x -- DG/UX x -- -- -- --
Tivoli SANergy Version 2.2 supports the following MDC and host combinations:
MDCs Windows Windows NT 2000 Solaris Linux Hosts NTFS NTFS UFS EX2FS Windows NT 4 x x x x Windows 2000 x x x x MacOS 8 and 9 x x x x AIX x x x x IRIX x x x x Solaris x x x x Tru64 x x x x Linux (Red Hat) x x x x DG/UX x x x x
ZOOM is a new feature that greatly improves SAN performance for small file environments such as Web hosting. Read performance on SANergy hosts is improved by reducing the number of meta data requests between the SANergy host and the MDC. In Tivoli SANergy Version 2.2, ZOOM is enabled for Linux SANergy hosts while using Linux SANergy MDCs, and for Solaris SANergy hosts while using Solaris SANergy MDCs.
Enterprise Management-ready with SNMP Control
In addition to the native and HTML-based interfaces for all operating system versions, Tivoli SANergy on Windows NT, Windows 2000, AIX, and Solaris can be managed from SNMP management consoles. Tivoli SANergy High Availability for Windows NT and Windows 2000 can also be managed from SNMP management consoles. A custom SANergy management information base (MIB) is included to support the use of such consoles as Tivoli NetView® and MG-SOFT MIB Browser Professional Edition.
Linux support offers a completely new and powerful way for Linux environments to leverage SANs, scalability, performance, and throughput with SANergy. A whole new realm of leveraging open-source products for enterprise business applications is opened.
Tivoli SANergy APIs
With the release of SANergy 2.2, Tivoli is making available APIs that will enable third-party file system and/or NAS/OS partners to integrate with SANergy. Through the new Tivoli Ready for SANergy program, developers will be able to add their file system to those supported by SANergy MDCs, or create their own custom MDC. Either approach will allow access to these new systems from any of the SANergy 2.2 host systems. For information on the Tivoli Ready for SANergy program, refer to:
This product is Year 2000 ready. When used in accordance with its
associated documentation, it is 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 product properly exchange
accurate date data with it.
This program is not impacted by euro currency.
Tivoli SANergy incorporates patented technology to enable true file-level sharing via direct access to SAN-based storage devices. Acting as a "SAN Redirector", this software transparently extends Windows NT, Macintosh, and UNIX operating systems to enable and manage concurrent access to common file systems on shared storage at true SAN network and device speeds.
Major features of Tivoli SANergy include:
Available since November 1998, the key values and benefits of SANergy are driven by the ability to share data at extremely high data rates. With Tivoli SANergy, you can:
For information on Tivoli SANergy File Sharing Version 2.1, refer to Software Announcement 200-077 , dated April 4, 2000.
Descriptions of all classroom and self-study courses are contained in IBM's Education and Training catalogs.
Call IBM Education and Training at 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322) for catalogs, schedules, and enrollments.
For current information on Tivoli® Systems education, call 512-436-8000, or visit the Tivoli Systems home page on the Internet at:
Product information will be available on day of announcement through Offering Information (OITOOL) at:
The following publication can be ordered after planned availability. To order, contact your IBM representative.
Order Title Number Tivoli SANergy(TM) Administrator's Guide GC26-7389
Displayable Softcopy Publications: The Tivoli SANergy publication in English is offered in displayable softcopy form. The files are shipped on the same CD-ROM as the basic machine-readable material.
This displayable manual can be used with the Adobe Acrobat Reader, or an HTML browser in any of the supported environments.
The Adobe Acrobat browser can be found at the Adobe Web site:
Terms and conditions for use of the machine-readable files are shipped with the files.
The Tivoli SANergy publication is available in HTML and PDF formats on the Tivoli Web site at:
Specified Operating Environment
Summarized below are the general requirements to support Tivoli SANergy in a SAN-based environment. Platform-specific requirements follow.
Following are the specific system requirements. All systems require a CD-ROM for software installation.
Apple Macintosh System
An Apple Macintosh system requires the following hardware and software:
Compaq Tru64 UNIX System
A Compaq Tru64 UNIX system requires the following hardware and software:
Data General DG/UX System
A Data General DG/UX system requires the following hardware and software:
An AIX system requires the following hardware and software:
A Linux system requires the following hardware and software:
SGI IRIX UNIX System
A SGI IRIX UNIX system requires the following hardware and software:
Sun Solaris System
A Sun Solaris system requires the following hardware and software:
A Window system requires the following hardware and software:
Note: For Windows NT 4.0 and Windows 2000 MDCs, SANergy supports NTFS formatted volumes only, including NTFS software stripe sets. SANergy does not currently support NTFS mirroring or software RAID (parity).
Tivoli SANergy Version 2.2 customers will be shipped the following basic materials with each order:
Security, Auditability, and Control
Tivoli SANergy uses the security and auditability features of the operating system software.
The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.
Ordering information for Tivoli SANergy is unaffected by this
announcement. Refer to Software Announcement
, dated April 4, 2000.
End of Support
Tivoli Support for Tivoli SANergy File Sharing Version 2.1 will be discontinued 12 months after the general availability of Tivoli SANergy Version 2.2, scheduled for November 17, 2000.
Terms and Conditions
Agreement: IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA), IBM International Agreement for Acquisition of Programs and Support (IIAAPS), IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Support (IAAS), with the Attachment for Support and its Addendum for Tivoli Systems, and an Order Form
Support Center applies: Yes Access is available through the Tivoli Support Center, 800-TIVOLI8 (848-6548). 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. Available until Twelve months after written the product notice of product is discontinued: discontinuance, for example, end-of-life (EOL). Applicable for: The current release. The immediate previous release level for twelve months after the general availability of the current release. APAR Mailing Address: Tivoli Systems Inc. 9442 Capital of Texas Highway Austin, TX 78759 USA Attention: Product Development
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:
The prices provided in this announcement are suggested retail prices for the U.S. only and are provided for your information only. Dealer prices may vary, and prices may also vary by country. Prices are subject to change without notice. For additional information and current prices, contact your local IBM representative.
Price information for Tivoli SANergy is unaffected by this announcement. Refer to Software Announcement 200-077 , dated April 4, 2000.
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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.