IBM United States
Software Announcement 200-439
December 12, 2000

Tivoli Manager for Oracle V2.0 Enhances Oracle Database Management

 ENUS200-439.PDF (27KB)


At a Glance

Tivoli Manager for Oracle provides Oracle systems management on the Tivoli Management Framework. V2.0 offers the following enhancements to this powerful management tool:

  • Easier set up using a sophisticated applet featuring an improved discovery process
  • Improved database management through enhanced Tivoli Management Agent (TMA) support
  • More functionality for Oracle Management through new management capabilities
  • Support for the number one platform for SAP R/3 through pre-defined scripts
  • Improved ability to monitor Oracle listeners through Oracle listener support
  • National Language support for eight languages

For ordering, contact:

Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).

Overview

IBM announces Version 2.0 of Tivoli® Manager for Oracle — providing Oracle systems management with the Tivoli Management Framework V3.6. With this upgrade, users of Oracle database servers gain additional controls (more monitors and tasks) to help manage numerous Oracle servers from one console.

Key Features and Benefits

Tivoli database managers reduce the complexity and cost of managing enterprise-wide database environments. Based on Tivoli's scalable management capabilities, Tivoli Manager for Oracle is the ideal management tool for Oracle database environments, enabling end-to-end availability of critical applications.

Tivoli Manager for Oracle provides a number of monitors, tasks, and other functions that can simultaneously be applied to hundreds of database components. This functionality represents one of the most comprehensive database availability solutions on the market today.

What's New in V2.0

V2.0 of Tivoli Manager for Oracle represents a significant upgrade to this powerful tool. This version has new and exciting function that accelerates Oracle users' management of their databases. Specifically:

  • The application's architecture has been changed from a managed node architecture to a full utilization of the Tivoli Management Agent (TMA) included in Tivoli Management Framework V3.6. This change offers users the option to manage thousands of database endpoints with ease.
  • An improved discovery process eases the process of setting up Tivoli Manager for Oracle. This set up change replaces the previously used Tivoli task with a more sophisticated applet.
  • The application's upgrade improves the ability to monitor Oracle listeners, enabling users to check the listener state or change the listener state to ensure connectivity.
  • Tivoli Manager for Oracle now supports SAP R/3 products with pre-built, ready-to-run tablespace monitors for the most dynamic tables.
  • The application now provides National Language Support in eight languages.

Key Prerequisites

  • Sun Solaris 2.6, 7
  • HP-UX 10.20, 11
  • AIX® 4.3.x
  • Windows NT™ 4.0, Windows™ 2000
  • Tivoli Management Framework V3.6.1, and higher
  • Tivoli Distributed Monitoring V3.6.1, and higher
  • Tivoli Application Services V1.2

Planned Availability Date

December 15, 2000

Description

Tivoli Manager for Oracle V2.0 is updated to the latest Tivoli architecture, and it is enhanced to expand the range of Oracle database management. There are exciting enhancements supporting long running processes, security, and authentication.

Enhanced Management Capabilities

Tivoli Manager for Oracle V2.0 now utilizes the full support of Tivoli Management Agent (TMA) which gives an organization the option to manage literally thousands of database endpoints with ease. New endpoint functionality guarantees authentication of access and action rights.

There are new management capabilities within the Oracle database itself. Oracle has introduced a new message queuing technology for which Tivoli has delivered management capability. For example, should a customer be using message queuing such as MQSeries®, Tivoli Manager for Oracle and Tivoli Manager for MQSeries will provide an end-to-end solution.

New monitors are introduced that better enable customer data availability. The ability to monitor index statistics, long running transaction status, and blocked transactions will help improve the performance of your database. Some new availability statistics such as data block corruption and heterogeneous services will also help.

Experienced users will welcome an improvement to the frequently used tablespace monitors. The inclusion and exclusion process is improved dramatically with a list-based process that can specify whether the items listed are to be included or excluded specifically rather than addressed in mass.

Improved Set-Up Process

The process of setting up the Tivoli Manager for Oracle has become even easier with an improved discovery process. What was originally a Tivoli task has become a more sophisticated applet. This applet will take a list of target servers and attempt to discover and register the appropriate database objects. The result is a report of either correctly registered or attempted registered Oracle objects.

Before you actually register the databases, you need to install or migrate to the new version. An easy and comprehensive migration facility will capture the old policies in place and move the existing managed node to a TMA end-point state. No management coverage will be lost as you can specify a time of overlap such that both versions, new and old, will be looking at the same Oracle object until you are ready to cut over.

Oracle Listener Support

An improved ability to monitor Oracle listeners is now available. A task that will check the listener state is available off a specified instance. In addition, an administrator can bring a listener up or down as necessary to ensure the connectivity to the overall system.

SAP R/3 Support

Oracle is the number one platform for SAP's R/3 products; and for users of the most popular Sales and Distribution module, Tivoli Manager for Oracle V2.0 will be a welcome addition. A typical R/3 production system has literally thousands of tables, many of which simply hold system information and screen data. The tables that are extremely important include those that contain the actual business data from an organization's transactions. Tivoli has worked with SAP, customers, and IBM to discover these critical tables. The result is a script that will automatically populate the necessary monitors so that your tablespaces will be effectively monitored and your R/3 data made available.

Year 2000

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.

Euro Currency

This program is not impacted by euro currency.

Product Positioning

Tivoli Manager for Oracle and its related products provide one of the most comprehensive enterprise solutions for business entities that have responsibility for Oracle database functionality. Tivoli Manager for Oracle builds upon core Tivoli competencies while enhancing the value of other, more specialized Tivoli products.

Enhanced Database Management

Tivoli Management Agent (TMA) is now fully supported allowing organizations the option to manage literally thousands of database endpoints with ease. New endpoint functionality guarantees authentication of access and action rights.

Reference Information

Refer to the following Software Announcements:

  • Software Announcement 297-449 , dated November 4, 1997.
  • Software Announcement 200-017 , dated February 15, 2000.

Trademarks

 
AIX and MQSeries are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Windows and Windows NT are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
 
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

Training is available for all 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 on the Internet at:

For current information on Tivoli Systems education, call 512-436-8000 or visit the Tivoli Systems home page on the Internet at:

Offering Information

Product information will be available on day of announcement through Offering Information (OITOOL) at:

Publications

One copy of the following publications is shipped with the basic machine-readable material:

                                             Order
Title                                        Number
 
Tivoli Manager for Oracle V2.0               GI10-0519
 Release Notes(TM)
Tivoli Manager for Oracle V2.0               GC32-0455
 User's Guide
Tivoli Manager for Oracle V2.0               GC32-0454
 Reference Guide
Tivoli Manager for Oracle V2.0               GC31-5113
 User Management Guide

Technical Information

Specified Operating Environment

Hardware Requirements

Tivoli Manager for Oracle V2.0 runs on any hardware platform that supports one of the following:

  • HP-UX 10.20, 11
  • AIX® 4.3.x
  • Sun Solaris 2.6, 7
  • Windows NT™ 4.0 with relevant service packs
  • Windows™ 2000 Professional
  • Windows 2000 Server
  • Windows 2000 Advanced Server

Software Requirements

Tivoli Manager for Oracle V2.0 supports the following:

  • Tivoli Management Framework V3.6.1, and higher
  • Tivoli Distributed Monitoring V3.6.1, and higher
  • Tivoli Enterprise Console® V3.6.1, and higher
  • Tivoli Business Systems Manager V1.0
  • Tivoli Application Services V1.2

Tivoli Manager for Oracle V2.0 requires Tivoli Management Framework and Tivoli Distributed Monitoring running on one of the following:

  • HP-UX 10.20, 11
  • AIX 4.3.x
  • Sun Solaris 2.6, 7
  • Windows NT 4.0 with relevant service packs
  • Windows 2000 Professional
  • Windows 2000 Server
  • Windows 2000 Advanced Server

Tivoli modules for databases require Tivoli Management Framework and Tivoli Enterprise Console on one of the following:

  • HP-UX 10.20, 11
  • AIX 4.3.x
  • Sun Solaris 2.6, 7
  • Windows NT 4.0 with relevant service packs
  • Windows 2000 Professional
  • Windows 2000 Server
  • Windows 2000 Advanced Server

Oracle releases supported:

  • Oracle Server Enterprise Edition 8.0.5, 8.0.6, 8.1.5, 8.1.6

Planning Information

Packaging: Tivoli Manager for Oracle is distributed with:

  • International Program License Agreement (Z125-3301)
  • License Information document (LC23-4474)
  • CD-ROM

Security, Auditability, and Control

Tivoli Manager for Oracle uses the security and auditability features of 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.

Ordering Information

Basic License: Ordering information is unaffected by this announcement with the exception of new distribution media feature numbers for national languages. For ordering information on the base program, Tivoli Manager for Oracle (5698-ORA), refer to Software Announcement 200-017 , dated February 15, 2000. Also, refer to the Basic Machine-Readable Material section below to order distribution media for the desired language.

Basic Machine-Readable Material: The following distribution media is orderable for both 5698-ORA and 5697-ORA.

                     Feature        Distribution
Language             Number         Medium
 
English              5809           CD-ROM

End of Support

Tivoli support for Version 1 (all releases) of Tivoli Manager for Oracle will be discontinued 12 months after the availability of Version 2.0.

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

Transferable: Applies except when Support is in effect

Limited Warranty Applies: Yes

Guarantee: Two months

Getting Started Period: Not applicable

Usage Restriction: Yes. Usage is limited to the quantity of Tivoli Management Points acquired for a one-time charge.

Educational Allowance Available: Yes, to qualified educational institutional customers

Percentage: 15%

Volume Orders: Not applicable

Upgrade Protection Applies: Covered as long as support remains in effect

Licensed Program Materials Availability: Object code only

Entitled Upgrade for Current Upgrade Protection Licensees: As announced for each program

Tivoli Support

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       Yes
 Applies:
                      Access is available through the
                      Tivoli Support Center,
                      800-TIVOLI8 (848-6548)
 
Available Until      Twelve months after written notice
 the Product          of product discontinuance, (that is,
 is Discontinued:     end-of-life (EOL))
 
Applicable for:      The current release level
                     The immediate previous release level
                      for 12 months after the general
                      availability of the current release
 
APAR Mailing         Tivoli Systems Inc.
 Address:             9442 Capital of Texas Highway
                      Austin, TX  78759
                      USA
                      Attention:  Product Development

Support Line: No

Product Web Site: A complete list of products, terminology definitions, and licensing documents are available at the following Web site:

Prices

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:

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 Phone:     800-IBM-CALL
 Fax:       800-2IBM-FAX
 Internet:  ibm_direct@us.ibm.com
 Mail:      IBM Atlanta Sales Center
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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

 
AIX is a registered trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Windows NT and Windows are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
 
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.
 
Notes is a trademark of Lotus Development Corporation.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.