IBM United States
Software Announcement 201-189
June 26, 2001

Tivoli Manager for DB2 V2.1 Adds TMA Architecture and Broadens Support for DB2 Dependents

 ENUS201-189.PDF (27KB)


At a Glance

Tivoli Manager for DB2 V2.1 offers the following enhancements:

  • Improved database management through Tivoli Management Agent (TMA) support
  • Greater control over database clients through client-side connection information
  • More functionality allowing for effective queries to obtain database historical information
  • Improved productivity with the ability to directly reference the appropriate database object from the Tivoli desktop
  • The ability to view information in an Alert log and in corresponding logs for user and process trace files
  • Support for Windows 2000
  • Support for endpoints and gateways on OS/2
  • 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

Version 2 Release 1 (V2.1) of Tivoli® Manager for DB2® enhances DB2 database management with the Tivoli Management Framework. New functionality provides support for Tivoli Management Agent (TMA) endpoints; thus, increasing the scalability of the product.

Key Features and Benefits

Tivoli Manager for DB2 provides database administrators with the necessary controls to manage hundreds of DB2 servers from one console. It is designed to help reduce the complexity and costs associated with managing an enterprise-wide database environment.

Tivoli Manager for DB2 focuses on monitoring DB2 servers, task scheduling, and automated task execution on many distributed platforms. Based on Tivoli's scalable management capabilities, Tivoli Manager for DB2 is the ideal management tool for DB2 database environments.

What's New in V2.1

V2.1 of Tivoli Manager for DB2 has new and exciting function that can accelerate DB2 users' management of their databases. Specifically:

  • The application now provides utilization of the TMA architecture in Tivoli Management Framework. This change allows the option to manage hundreds of database endpoints with ease.
  • A new client connectivity function has been added for DB2 clients. It is a new task that can provide the Tivoli administrator with the ability to test if a specific client can access a given database server.
  • Improved functionality can allow autodiscovery of DB2 instances on selected endpoints.
  • Enhanced integration with the Java™ version of DB2's control center can provide the ability to directly reference the appropriate database object from the Tivoli desktop.
  • Users can now launch the Java DB2 control center in context from UNIX®, Windows®, and OS/2® endpoints.
  • Support for Windows 2000 is now provided.
  • The application now supports endpoints and gateways on OS/2.
  • The application now provides National Language Support in nine languages.

End of Support

Based on the Tivoli end of support policy, Tivoli support for V1.1 of Tivoli Manager for DB2 will be discontinued 12 months after the planned availability of V2.1.

Key Prerequisites

  • Tivoli Management Framework 3.6.4, 3.6.5, 3.7, or 3.7.1
  • Tivoli Distributed Monitoring 3.6.1, 3.6.2, or 3.7
  • Tivoli Application Services 1.2 (included with the Tivoli Manager for DB2 media)
  • DB2 6.1 or 7.1

Planned Availability Date

June 29, 2001

Description

DB2 Systems Management

Tivoli Manager for DB2 provides DB2 systems management on the Tivoli Management Framework. Using the Tivoli management subscription paradigm, Tivoli Manager for DB2 can provide the database administrator with the necessary controls to manage hundreds of DB2 servers from one console. Tivoli Manager for DB2 can provide monitoring and automated task execution for the DB2 instance on AIX®, Sun Solaris, Windows NT®, Windows 2000, and OS/2. It can also enable users to monitor database replication execution environments.

Tivoli Manager for DB2 uses the Tivoli Management Framework, the functions of Tivoli Distributed Monitoring, and optionally, the Tivoli Enterprise Console® (TEC) to deliver DB2 monitoring with the same look and feel that you expect with Tivoli applications. This minimizes the learning involved to become proficient and productive. Tivoli Manager for DB2 takes advantage of common services provided by the Tivoli Management Framework such as:

  • Security
  • User administration
  • Job scheduling
  • Configuration
  • Event processing
  • Communications
  • Transaction control

This means that data provided by one application can be shared with other applications. For example, user information set up by a Tivoli security application can be used by Tivoli Manager for DB2 so that the administrator does not have to duplicate information.

Task Libraries

Besides monitoring DB2 instances, DB2 databases, and data replication, Tivoli Manager for DB2 includes three task libraries to enable the database administrator to schedule and execute DB2 utilities. The administrator can also use these task libraries to automate responses to monitored events and to execute several basic functions at the instance and database object level.

Enhanced Management Capabilities

Tivoli Manager for DB2 now utilizes the support of Tivoli Management Agent (TMA), which can allow hundreds of database endpoints to be managed with ease.

Improved management functionality can allow autodiscovery of DB2 databases on selected endpoints. Enhanced integration with DB2's control center can provide the ability to directly reference the appropriate database object from the Tivoli desktop. Database administrators are enabled to delegate routine, predictable tasks to IT operations personnel and lower skilled administrators. This allows database administrators to concentrate on the more complex and critical tasks of:

  • Design
  • Implementation
  • Establishment of policy and procedures related to management, security, maintenance, and use of the database systems

A new client connectivity function has been added for DB2 clients. The client connectivity function is a new task that provides the Tivoli administrator with the ability to test if a specific client can access a given database server.

Accessibility by People with Disabilities

For Software Offerings

The following features support use by people with disabilities:

  • Operation by keyboard alone
  • Optional font enlargement and high-contrast display settings
  • Screen readers and screen magnifiers tested for use by people with visual impairment

Euro Currency

This program is not impacted by euro currency.

Product Positioning

Tivoli Manager for DB2 and its related products provide one of the most comprehensive enterprise solutions for business entities that have responsibility for DB2 database functionality. Tivoli Manager for DB2 builds upon core Tivoli competencies while enhancing the value of other, more specialized Tivoli products.

With Tivoli Management Agent (TMA) support, organizations have the option to manage hundreds of database endpoints with ease.

Reference Information

  • Software Announcement 297-522 , dated December 16, 1997.
  • Software Announcement 200-017 , dated February 15, 2000.

Trademarks

 
DB2, OS/2, and AIX 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.
 
UNIX is a registered trademark is a registered trademark of the Open Company in the United States and other countries.
 
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.
 
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 DB2(R) V2.1                         GI10-4769
 Release Notes(TM)
Tivoli Manager for DB2 V2.1 User's Guide               GC31-5143
Tivoli Manager for DB2 V2.1                            GC32-0452
 Reference Manual

The publications listed above can also be downloaded in English from the following Web site after planned availability:

Technical Information

Specified Operating Environment

Hardware Requirements

                                  Disk Space              Memory
 
Server
AIX(R)                            50 MB                   64 MB
HP-UX                             56 MB                   64 MB
Sun Solaris                       63 MB                   64 MB
Windows NT(R)                     60 MB                   64 MB
 
                                  Disk Space              Memory
 
Gateway
AIX                               50 MB                   64 MB
HP-UX                             56 MB                   64 MB
Solaris                           63 MB                   64 MB
Windows NT                        60 MB                   64 MB
 
DB2 Endpoint
AIX                               10 MB                   64 MB
Sun Solaris                       10 MB                   64 MB
Windows NT/2000                   18 MB                   64 MB
OS/2(R) WARP Server                8 MB                   48 MB

Software Requirements

Required Tivoli software:

  • Tivoli Management Framework 3.6.4, 3.6.5, 3.7, or 3.7.1
  • Tivoli Distributed Monitoring 3.6.1, 3.6.2, or 3.7
  • Tivoli Application Services 1.2 (included with Tivoli Manager for DB2 media)

Optional Tivoli software:

  • Tivoli Enterprise Console® 3.6.2 or 3.7
  • Tivoli Business Systems Manager 1.1

Operating Systems:

  • HP-UX 10.20, 11 (server and gateway support only; no endpoint support)
  • AIX 4.3.x
  • Sun Solaris 2.6 or 7
  • Windows NT 4.0 with service pack 4 or greater
  • Windows® 2000
  • Windows 95 or Windows 98 (for client side support)
  • OS/2 Warp® Server 4.0 or 4.5; and OS/2 Warp Server for e-business (gateway and endpoint support only)

DB2 Release Levels:

  • DB2 6.1 Enterprise Edition (EE) and Extended Enterprise Edition (EEE)
  • DB2 7.1 (EE and EEE)

For the EE version of DB2, Tivoli Manager for DB2 V2.1 will support the following: Windows NT, Windows 2000, AIX, Sun Solaris, HP, and OS/2.

For the EEE version of DB2, Tivoli Manager for DB2 will support the following:

  • Windows NT, Windows 2000, AIX, and Sun Solaris for DB2 6.1 and 7.1
  • HP 11 for DB2 7.1 (HP 10.20 is not supported)

Limitations: Tivoli endpoints will be supported. Managed node support will not be provided with V2.1.

Planning Information

Packaging

Tivoli Manager for DB2 is distributed with:

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

Security, Auditability, and Control

Tivoli Manager for DB2 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

For ordering information on the base program, refer to Software Announcement 200-017 , dated February 15, 2000.

Also, refer to the Basic Machine-Readable Material table below to order distribution medium for the desired language.

Current Licensees

Current licensees of Tivoli Manager for DB2 with support in effect will receive instructions on how to order this update.

Basic Machine-Readable Material

                          Feature                   Distribution
Language                  Number                    Medium
 
English                   5809                      CD-ROM

End of Support

Tivoli support for V1.1 of Tivoli Manager for DB2 will be discontinued 12 months after the planned availability of V2.1.

Terms and Conditions

Agreement: IBM International Program License 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 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
                             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 the         Twelve months after written
 product is discontinued:    notice of product
                             discontinuance, (that is,
                             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

Support Line: No

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

Prices

Prices 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:

Order Now

 Use Priority/Reference Code: YE001
 
 Phone:     800-IBM-CALL
 Fax:       800-2IBM-FAX
 Internet:  ibm_direct@us.ibm.com
 Mail:      IBM Atlanta Sales Center
            Dept. YE001
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            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.

Trademarks

 
DB2, AIX, OS/2, and OS/2 Warp 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.
 
Notes is a trademark of Lotus Development Corporation.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.