IBM United States
Software Announcement 201-188
June 26, 2001

Tivoli Manager for Domino V3.1 Provides Time-Saving Enhancements for Managing Lotus Domino in the Distributed Environment

 ENUS201-188.PDF (173KB)


At a Glance

Tivoli Manager for Domino V3.1:

  • Can manage all aspects of a Domino enterprise end-to-end through a new, intuitive Web-based interface
  • Helps ensure the utmost in the stability and performance of Domino with server-based roles
  • Helps increase the availability of Domino systems through detailed monitoring capabilities, advanced probe technology, and automated actions
  • Improves Domino performance with granular reports on Service Level  Agreements (SLAs) and on the performance of the Domino environment
  • Provides National Language Support (NLS) for nine languages

For ordering, contact:

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

Overview

V3.1 of Tivoli® Manager for Domino™ is one of the most comprehensive and innovative solutions for managing Lotus® Domino in the distributed environment. Virtually every aspect of V3.1 is new from the prior releases of Tivoli Manager for Domino. The new auto-discovery function and pre-defined, server-based roles help enable more timely deployment and can provide a quicker return on investment.

Tivoli Manager for Domino V3.1 can manage all aspects of the Domino enterprise end-to-end, including backups and Service Level Agreements (SLAs); and it provides robust reports for the Domino environment, all from one tool. In addition, National Language Support is now provided in nine languages.

Tivoli Manager for Domino V2.2 has been repackaged for ease of ordering and it remains available for the OS/390® environment.

Key Features and Benefits of V3.1

V3.1 of Tivoli Manager for Domino has new and exciting functions that can lower total cost of ownership through feature enhancements that:

  • Can manage all aspects of Domino from one Web-based interface, increasing flexibility and helping to save time in end-to-end management of the Domino enterprise
  • Help increase the availability of your Domino servers through automated actions and predictive analysis tools that can make the administrator's job easier and more productive
  • Provide cross platform support for the most popular Domino operating system platforms
  • Provide powerful diagnostic tools that pave the way for detailed and timely root cause analysis and troubleshooting

Key Prerequisites

  • Tivoli Management Framework 3.6.5, 3.7, or 3.7.1
  • Tivoli Distributed Monitoring 3.6.3, 3.6.4, 3.7, and later
  • Tivoli Application Service 1.2 (included on Tivoli Manager for Domino media)
  • Lotus Domino 4.6.4, 4.6.5, 4.6.6, 5.0, 5.01, 5.02, 5.03, or 5.04

Planned Availability Date

June 29, 2001

End of Support

Based on the Tivoli end of support policy, Tivoli support for V2.2 of the distributed platform will be discontinued 12 months after planned availability of V3.1. Support for V2.2 of the OS/390 platform will not be discontinued.

Description

The features and functions available in this new release are truly innovative and offer one of the most comprehensive solutions in the industry.

Ease of Installation and Deployment

A new auto-discovery function is incorporated to search and discover all of the Domino servers within the Domino directory without manual intervention. Establishing alerts and determining thresholds is simple due to server-based roles that determine key settings based on the "role" of your Domino server. Thus, the administrator's job can be made easier.

Platform Support

The most prominent operating systems for Domino are supported including Windows NT®, Windows® 2000, AS/400®, AIX®, and Sun Solaris. The new architecture helps allow the flexibility to design and upgrade to cross platform environments without limiting the scope of function of monitoring and reporting tools.

New Java™ Client — Notes™ Administration Client "Look and Feel"

The design of the GUI is a key highlight. It is extremely intuitive and highly functional since it has the "look and feel" of the Lotus Notes® Administration Client. By invoking the interface from Lotus Notes, Netscape, or Internet Explorer browsers, the tabbed main view allows easy access to server status, graphs, reports, events, backup and restore controls, troubleshooting tools, and server configuration information. The operations perspective of the interface is outstanding as servers can be grouped by domain, hierarchy, Domino release, operating system, server status (up vs down), cluster, network, and monitor status. As you view your Domino infrastructure when a problem occurs, the ability to drill down and visualize the problem is right at your fingertips; thus, helping to prevent long outages.

Enhanced Probe Technology

These tools enable the Domino Administrator to measure and record application and server performance from an end user's point of view. These lightweight and highly configurable probes generate representative user transactions at scheduled intervals or on-the-fly while recording and reporting results. The information is well-suited for such activities as capacity planning and change management, and for assessing conformance with service level objectives.

Profile Management and Roles

The concept of profiles and server-based roles has been completely revised and enhanced. The role of a server is defined as the specific tasks and work that a Domino server performs. The roles are pre-defined, customizable, and re-usable for the number of servers of the small business to the largest enterprise; thus allowing quick deployment of monitors and thresholds with accuracy. Each role relates to a profile manager that defines the events and the monitoring data collected. Intensive testing and data analysis from some of the world's largest Domino deployments have allowed Tivoli to create the optimum monitoring parameters based on the role of the Domino server in your environment.

Enhanced Monitors and Tasks

Monitors and tasks provided include transactional logging, agent monitors, replication monitors, and advanced cluster member monitoring. The granularity of these monitors is incredible, right down to the specifics of a user's mail file so that detailed trend analysis, SLA reporting, and root cause analysis can be performed. The profile manager and the server-based roles enable correct monitors and tasks to be monitored based on the work that the server is performing.

Reporting and Graphing

Robust graphing and reporting is offered through both the Java-based interface and through the Tivoli Decision Support product. Generating text-based reports and amazing graphical reports via the Java-based interface is simple. The graphing and reporting navigational tree provides a view into the vast amount of data gathered to generate a comprehensive report that can be mapped to your specific SLAs. Regarding SLAs, this tool allows for removal of specific maintenance windows thus helping to ensure the data is accurate, while considering your planned outages.

For historical and trending data, Tivoli Decision Support provides the optimal solution for gathering, analyzing, and presenting data to support decision making within an organization. Tivoli Decision Support provides a view of how servers are performing, how much work the servers are doing, ranking of servers by several metrics, and can provide the ability to forecast when problems may occur.

Euro Currency

This program is not impacted by euro currency.

Reference Information

  • Software Announcement 200-017 , dated February 15, 2000
  • Software Announcement 200-100 , dated April 25, 2000
  • Software Announcement 201-009 , dated January 23, 2001

Trademarks

 
OS/390, AIX, and AS/400 are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Windows and Windows NT are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
 
Tivoli is a registered trademark of International Business Machines Corporation or Tivoli Systems Inc. in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Domino and Notes are trademarks of Lotus Development Corporation.
 
Lotus and Lotus Notes are registered trademarks of Lotus Development Corporation.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

Education Support

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:

Offering Information

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

Publications

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

                                                          Order
Title                                                     Number
 
Tivoli Manager for Domino(TM) 3.1 User's                  GC32-0673
 Guide
Tivoli Manager for Domino 3.1 Reference                   GC32-0675
 Guide
Tivoli Manager for Domino 3.1 Release                     GI11-0782
 Notes(TM)
Tivoli Manager for Domino 3.1 Messages                    GC32-0725
 Supplement

Technical Information

Specified Operating Environment

Hardware Requirements

  • 16 MB of free disk space on the Tivoli Management Region (TMR) server and on each gateway
  • 2 MB of disk space on the Domino server plus Tivoli Management Agent endpoint and Distributed Monitoring endpoint code

Software Requirements

Required Tivoli software:

  • Tivoli Management Framework 3.6.5, 3.7, or 3.7.1
  • Tivoli Distributed Monitoring 3.6.3, 3.6.4, 3.7, or later
  • Tivoli Application Services 1.2 (included on the Tivoli Manager for Domino media)

Optional Tivoli software:

  • Tivoli Enterprise Console® 3.7.x, or later
  • Tivoli Software Distribution 3.6.2, or later
  • Tivoli Decision Support 2.1
  • Tivoli Data Protection for Lotus® Domino 1.1.0, 1.1.2, or later
  • Tivoli Storage Manager 4.1 or later

Operating Systems:

  • Windows NT® 4.0 with service pack 5 or service pack 6
  • Windows® 2000 (Server, Advanced Server, and Datacenter)
  • AIX® 4.3.2, or later
  • Solaris 2.6, 2.7x, or 8
  • AS/400® 4.5, or later

Tivoli Decision Support Guide for Domino supports the following platforms:

  • Windows NT 4.0 with service pack 5 or service pack 6
  • Windows 98
  • Windows 2000

Tivoli Decision Support Guide for Domino V3.1 will work with Tivoli Decision Support 2.x. The supported databases will be:

  • Oracle 7.x
  • Sybase 11.x
  • DB2® 5.1.2 or 6.x
  • MSSQL 6.5

Lotus Domino Version Support:

  • Domino 4.6.4, 4.6.5, 4.6.6, 5.0, 5.01, 5.02, 5.03, or 5.04
  • Lotus Notes® Client 4.6.4 or later, or 5.0, or later

Internet Browsers:

  • Internet Explorer 5.5, or later
  • Netscape 4.7.5, 5, or later

Planning Information

Packaging: Tivoli Manager for Domino V3.1 is distributed with:

  • International Program License Agreement (IPLA) (Z125-3301)
  • License Information document (LC23-4474)
  • Tivoli Manager for Domino 3.1 CD-ROM (LK3T-5713)
  • Tivoli Manager for Domino NLV 3.1 CD-ROM (LK3T-5017)
  • Tivoli Decision Support Guide for Domino 3.1 (LK3T-5008)
  • Publications (refer to Publications section)

Security, Auditability, and Control

Tivoli Manager for Domino uses 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.

Ordering Information

Current Licensees

Current licensees of Tivoli Manager for Domino V2.2 with support in effect will receive instructions on how to order this update.

New Licensees

Orders for new licenses will be accepted now.

Shipment will begin on the planned availability date.

Basic License

Tivoli Management Points and Tivoli Systems Support are unaffected by this announcement. Refer to Software Announcement 200-017 , dated February 15, 2000.

Tivoli Manager for Domino has been repackaged for ease of ordering.

When ordering for the distributed platform only, specify the desired distribution medium feature number below for distributed support. This will deliver V3.1 for distributed support.

When ordering for the OS/390® platform only, specify the desired distribution medium feature number below for OS/390 support. This will deliver V2.2 for distributed support and V2.2 for OS/390 support.

If a new licensee orders and installs Tivoli Manager for Domino for OS/390 support and later wants to move to V3.1 for distributed support, an MES order must be placed by specifying the desired distribution medium feature number below for V3.1 distributed supply.

Note: V3.1 for the distributed platform cannot be used as a prerequisite for V2.2 for the OS/390 platform.

Basic Machine-Readable Material: Tivoli Manager for Domino V3.1 Supply for Distributed distribution media:

                                   Feature        Distribution
Language                           Number         Medium
 
English                            5809           CD-ROM
French                             5819           CD-ROM
Japanese                           5829           CD-ROM
Brazilian Portuguese               5839           CD-ROM
German                             5849           CD-ROM
Spanish                            5859           CD-ROM
Italian                            5869           CD-ROM
Simplified Chinese                 5879           CD-ROM
Korean                             5889           CD-ROM
Traditional Chinese                5899           CD-ROM
 
Tivoli Manager for Domino V2.2 Supply for OS/390
distribution media:
 
                                   Feature        Distribution
Language                           Number         Medium
 
English                            5808           CD-ROM
French                             5818           CD-ROM
Japanese                           5828           CD-ROM
Brazilian Portuguese               5838           CD-ROM
German                             5848           CD-ROM
Spanish                            5858           CD-ROM
Italian                            5868           CD-ROM
Simplified Chinese                 5878           CD-ROM
Korean                             5888           CD-ROM
Traditional Chinese                5898           CD-ROM

Agreement: IPLA, IBM International Agreement for Acquisition of Programs and Support (IIAAPS) and the IBM Attachment for Support, IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Support (IAAS), IBM Addendum for Support for Tivoli Systems Products under Value-Based Pricing, 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

Support Center           Yes
applies:
                         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 notice
 the product is           of product discontinuance, (that is,
 discontinued:            end-of-life (EOL))
 
Applicable for:          -- The current release
                         -- The immediate previous release
                          level for 12 months after the planned
                          availability of the current release
 
APAR Mailing             Tivoli Systems Inc.
 Address:                9442 Capital of Texas Highway
                         Austin, TX  78759
                         USA
                         Attention: Product Development

IBM Operational Support Services — Support Line: No

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

Prices

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:

Prices are unaffected by this announcement.

Order Now

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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, AS/400, DB2, and OS/390 are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Windows NT and Windows are registered 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.
 
Domino and Notes are trademarks of Lotus Development Corporation.
 
Lotus and Lotus Notes are registered trademarks of Lotus Development Corporation.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.