IBM United States
Software Announcement 200-371
October 24, 2000
Tivoli NetView Distribution Manager for MVS Improves Usability and Storage Capabilities
At a Glance
These new releases include a number of enhancements that improve usability, add platform support, and increase storage.
Release 7 of Tivoli NetView Distribution Manager for MVS includes:
Release 3.1.5 of Tivoli Software Distribution for a number of platforms includes:
For ordering, contact:
Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: LE001).
Users of Tivoli® NetView® Distribution Manager for MVS and Tivoli Software Distribution 3.1.5 for AIX®, Windows, NetWare, and OS/2® can now take advantage of newly available functions that improve usability, add platform support, and increase storage capacity.
Tivoli NetView Distribution Manager for MVS
Tivoli NetView Distribution Manager for MVS provides centralized system management for large customers using S/390® as their primary management system. This tool allows these users to automate the distribution of software and data to a large number of remote targets, with centralized tracking, automated error recovery, and efficient network utilization during distribution. Tivoli NetView Distribution Manager also provides a distribution process history.
Release 7 of this application offers users these enhancements:
Tivoli Software Distribution Version 3.1.5 for Windows, AIX, NetWare, and OS/2
Tivoli Software Distribution offers Windows, AIX, NetWare, and OS/2 users a solution for rapidly and efficiently deploying complex mission-critical or desktop-productivity applications to multiple locations from a central point. Version 3.1.5 of this powerful tool includes a number of enhancements, including:
Any S/390 processor capable of supporting the Software Requirements described in the Software Requirements section of this announcement.
Tivoli NetView Distribution Manager for MVS Release 7 provides the following new enhancements:
When a Transmission Plan is deleted by NetView Distribution Manager for MVS Release 7, the Tivoli Software Distribution 3.1.5 platforms will also delete the corresponding request if it is still in a scheduled state. This new capability will eliminate manual intervention to delete requests at the distribution server when the Transmission Plan has been deleted at NetView Distribution Manager for MVS.
OS/390 Sysplex Support
This support provides the ability to utilize OS/390 Sysplex capabilities with Tivoli NetView Distribution Manager for MVS Release 7.
Additional Storage Capacity
The additional storage capacity provides a one-hundred fold increase of Resource Repository data storage for use by Tivoli NetView Distribution Manager for MVS.
Tivoli Software Distribution 3.1.5 for Windows, AIX, NetWare, and OS/2 have been enhanced with the following new capabilities:
Improved Status Inquiry Reporting
An additional parameter has been added to the STATTG command to insure that the Agent has the detail necessary to report accurate status of the client. The server must be running in order to support this new parameter. This capability removes potential problems when client names are not associated with a host name.
Additional Platform Support
Software Distribution 3.1.5 for OS/2
Software Distribution 3.1.5 for Windows
Software Distribution 3.1.5 for AIX
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.
Hardware and Software Support Services
SmoothStart and Installation Services are not provided.
Specified Operating Environment
Any S/390® platform capable of running the
described in this announcement.
Tivoli® NetView® Distribution Manager for MVS must be installed using SMP/E Release 1.8.1 with the related tolerant PTF.
In order to use the new functions available in Release 7, Tivoli NetView Distribution Manager for MVS requires OS/390® 2.5, or later, or MVS/ESA 5.2, or later.
DFSMS/MVS® 1.3 is required for Sysplex Support and DFSMS/MVS 1.5 for Extended Resource Repository functions.
If the new functions are not used, then Tivoli NetView Distribution Manager for MVS requires any of the operating systems supporting the SMP/E Release 1.8.1 with related tolerant PTF.
And either of the following:
OS/390 Version 1 (5645-001) Tivoli NetView Distribution Manager for MVS requires one of the following SMP/E releases:
OS/390 Version 2 (5647-A01) Tivoli NetView Distribution Manager for MVS requires one of the following SMP/E versions:
Software requirements for GIX, IOF, and SPMF are unchanged.
DB2® version 2.3 is no longer supported. The minimum current level of DB 2.4, or later is required.
Security, Auditability, and Control
The announced programs use 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.
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:
Current licensees of Tivoli NetView Distribution Manager for MVS (5685-016) will receive this update from IBM Software Delivery and Fulfillment (SDF) automatically. This shipment of Release 7 is scheduled to be completed by November 10, 2000.
Current licensees of Tivoli Software Distribution (5698-SWD, 5697-SWD) will be sent a program reorder form that can be returned directly to SDF.
Orders for new licenses can be placed now.
Shipment will not occur before availability date.
Unless a later date is specified, orders entered before the planned availability date will be assigned a schedule date of one week following availability.
New users of Tivoli NetView Distribution Manager for MVS should specify:
Type Model 5685 016 5698 SWD
Orders that ship prior to the planned availability will receive NetView DM for MVS Release 6.2. Orders that ship after the planned availability date will receive NetView DM for MVS Release 7.
New users of Tivoli NetView DM for MVS should specify:
Type Model 5685 016
Tivoli NetView DM for MVS is also available as separately orderable media as a component of Tivoli Software Distribution (5698-SWD).
Tivoli Software Distribution 3.1.5 for AIX®, Windows, NetWare, and OS/2® is available as a component of Tivoli Software Distribution.
Ordering information for Tivoli Software Distribution 3.1.5 (5698-SWD) is unaffected by this announcement.
Refer to the following announcements for ordering information for Tivoli Software Distribution (5698-SWD):
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 OTC Feature Description Number Program Number : 5685-016 NetView Distribution Manager for MVS Base Package 0065 SPMF Feature 0067
OTC = One-Time Charge
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, 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.
PSLC PSLC Basic License Machine Feature MLC Feature MSU Capacity Number Description Base Package 1 0072 PSLC Base, 1 MSU 2 0073 PSLC Base, 2 MSUs 3 0051 PSLC Base, 3 MSUs 4 -- 45 0052 PSLC Level A, 1 MSU 0053 PSLC Level A, 42 MSUs 46 -- 175 0054 PSLC Level B, 1 MSU 0055 PSLC Level B, 10 MSUs 0056 PSLC Level B, 50 MSUs 176 -- 315 0735 PSLC Level C, 1 MSU 0736 PSLC Level C, 10 MSUs 0737 PSLC Level C, 50 MSUs 316 or more 0744 PSLC Level D, 1 MSU 0745 PSLC Level D, 50 MSUs NA 0057 PSLC NC Identifier SPMF Feature 1 0076 PSLC Base, 1 MSU 2 0077 PSLC Base, 2 MSUs 3 0471 PSLC Base, 3 MSUs 4 -- 45 0472 PSLC Level A, 1 MSU 0473 PSLC Level A, 42 MSUs 46 -- 175 0474 PSLC Level B, 1 MSU 0475 PSLC Level B, 10 MSUs 0476 PSLC Level B, 50 MSUs 176 -- 315 0741 PSLC Level C, 1 MSU 0742 PSLC Level C, 10 MSUs 0743 PSLC Level C, 50 MSUs 316 or more 0748 PSLC Level D, 1 MSU 0749 PSLC Level D, 50 MSUs NA 0477 PSLC NC Identifier
Growth Opportunity License Charge (GOLC): To order 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 Base Package H30 0803 H50 0804 H70 0805 SPMF Feature H30 0806 H50 0807 H70 0808
Feature Distribution Number Medium Base Package 5892 3480 tape cartridge SPMF Profile Feature 5311 3480 tape cartridge Base Package 9381 4-mm tape SPMF Profile Feature 9375 4-mm tape
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.
Unlicensed Documentation: A memo, program directory, and one copy of the following publications are supplied automatically with the basic machine-readable material for the Tivoli NetView Distribution Manager for MVS (5685-016) and the OS/390 machine readable material of Tivoli Software Distribution (5698-SWD).
Order Title Number Program Directory (Base Package) GI10-5574 General Information Manual GH19-6792 Installation and Customization SH19-6794 User's Guide SH19-6795 Base Application Programming SH19-6958 Overviews and Scenarios SH19-6797 Messages and Codes SH19-6798
A memo, program directory, and one copy of the following publications are supplied automatically with the basic machine-readable material for the SPMF feature:
Order Title Number SPMF User's Guide SH19-4148 SPMF Database Model SH19-4160 Program Directory GI10-5576
One copy of the following publications are supplied automatically with the basic machine-readable material for Tivoli Software Distribution (5698-SWD).
Tivoli Software Distribution 3.1.5 for OS/2, Windows, AIX, and NetWare
Form Description Number Tivoli Software Distribution for LK3T-5087 OS/2, Windows 2000, Windows NT(TM), Windows 95/98, Windows V3.1x, NetWare V3.1.5 Softcopy Publications Tivoli Software Distribution for AIX V3.1.5 LK3T-5088 Softcopy Publications AIX Quick Beginnings SH19-4333 OS/2 Quick Beginnings SH19-4334 Windows Quick Beginnings SH19-4335 Client Installation and Customization SH19-4337 Netware Quick Beginnings SH19-4341 Netware Command Reference SH19-4342
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.
Terms and Conditions
The terms for Tivoli NetView Distribution Manager for MVS (5685-016), as previously announced and licensed under the IBM Customer Agreement, are unaffected by this announcement.
Refer to Software Announcement 295-501 , dated December 19, 1995.
The terms for Tivoli Software Distribution (5698-SWD) are unaffected by this announcement.
Charges for Tivoli NetView Distribution Manager for MVS (5685-016) are unaffected by this announcement.
Charges for Tivoli Software Distribution (5698-SWD) are unaffected by this announcement.
Entry Support License OTC: An OTC authorizes use only on IBM Entry End User/390 Machines.
For additional product information, refer to Software Announcement 295-501 , dated December 19, 1995.
Use Priority/Reference Code: LE001 Phone: 800-IBM-CALL Fax: 800-2IBM-FAX Internet: email@example.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.