IBM United States
Software Announcement 201-298
October 16, 2001
Tivoli NetView 7.1 Offers Enhanced Network Management Capabilities at Lower Cost
At a Glance
Tivoli NetView 7.1 provides:
For ordering, contact:
Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).
Tivoli® NetView 7.1 provides discovery, topology, relationship analysis, and status management of visible network devices. With NetView 7.1, you can identify network problems through an intuitive map that represent your network topology.
This new version of NetView (7.1) adds functional enhancements and improved cost effectiveness over the previous release. Enhancements in the 7.1 release include:
Netview 7.1 has a free evaluation CD available for the Windows® platforms so that you can check out its capabilities.
Planned Availability Date
End of Support
Based on the Tivoli end of support policy, Tivoli support for Tivoli NetView 6.0 will be discontinued 12 months after the planned availability of Tivoli NetView 7.1.
Tivoli NetView 7.1 provides the enhancements in the following areas:
Distribution of NetView
Reduced Customer Maintenance
Tivoli Integration Pack for NetView (TIPN) will not ship with Tivoli
NetView 7.1. The existing TIPN support will not migrate in its entirety
to the 7.1 version. See the Tivoli NetView 7.1 release notes or your
marketing representative for information on TIPN functionality that will
be included in the 7.1 version.
This program is not impacted by euro currency.
Statement of Direction
Present plans include adding Linux platform support for Tivoli NetView 7.1, initial delivery planned for Intel-based platforms. (RedHat 7.1 & SuSE 7.1)
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:
Product information will be available on day of announcement through Offering Information (OITOOL) at:
Publications supporting Tivoli NetView 7.1 are available in softcopy on the product CD.
The following hardcopy publication will ship with the Tivoli NetView 7.1 product.
Order Title Number Tivoli NetView 7.1 GI11-0879 Release Notes
Specified Operating Environment
Hardware platforms supporting the software platforms stated in the
Tivoli NetView 7.1 runs on the following software platforms:
See the Tivoli NetView 7.1 release notes or contact your marketing representatives for additional details on the supported software platforms.
Compatibility: Tivoli Integration Pack for NetView (TIPN) will not ship with Tivoli NetView 7.1. The existing TIPN support will not migrate in its entirety to the 7.1 version. See the Tivoli NetView 7.1 release notes or your marketing representative for information on TIPN functionality that will be included in the 7.1 version.
Security, Auditability, and Control
Tivoli NetView 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.
Current licensees of Tivoli NetView with support in effect will receive instructions on how to order this update.
Orders for new licenses will be accepted now.
Shipment will begin on the planned availability date.
Ordering Information for 5698-NVW
Ordering information for 5698-NVW will continue for a limited time to allow migration to the Passport Advantage offering.
For ordering information on the base program number, 5698-NVW, refer to Software Announcement 200-017 , dated February 15, 2000.
The number of Tivoli Management Points required for Tivoli NetView, which is based on the number of network nodes managed, has decreased. Customers who have acquired Tivoli NetView prior to this announcement should go to the Tivoli Management Points Calculator available through:
(support ID and password are required for access) to determine their
number of excess points. While customers are only required to renew the
number of Tivoli Management Points required for their environment as a
result of this change, Tivoli Management Points not renewed will require
the Maintenance-after-License option in Passport Advantage at the
then-current prices to be re-activated as you grow. The Maintenance
after License option is currently approximately 4x (four times) the price
of a renewal. Thus, if you expect growth in less than four years,
renewing all of your points would be more financially attractive in most
Ordering Information for Passport Advantage
To order a media pack or a documentation pack for Passport Advantage, specify part number BJ02CIE in the desired quantity.
The quantity of the Passport Advantage part numbers in the following table is based on the number of required Tivoli Management Points. To order for Passport Advantage, specify the desired part number and quantity.
Part Description Number Tivoli NetView D57JGLL License and Software Maintenance First Anniversary Tivoli NetView D57KULL License and Software Maintenance Second Anniversary Tivoli NetView E17Q0LL Software Maintenance Renewal to Anniversary Date Tivoli NetView D57XCLL Software Maintenance after License to Anniversary Date
Passport Advantage Software Maintenance
Software Maintenance (called Support for Tivoli products outside of Passport Advantage) is included with each product authorization acquired under Passport Advantage.
Software Maintenance provides an easy and effective way by which you have access, during the coverage period, to eligible new versions and releases and to remote technical support for your covered products.
The technical support included in Software Maintenance provides remote support during normal business hours in your country or location as well as access to escalation management 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for mission-critical (severity 1) problems.
With Software Maintenance, you receive the following technical support benefits:
Passport Advantage allows you to have a common anniversary date for Software Maintenance renewals, making it easier for you to manage and budget for access to eligible new versions and releases, and for related technical support, for your covered products. The anniversary date, established at the start of your Passport Advantage Agreement, recurs on an annual basis while your Passport Advantage Agreement remains in effect. However, regardless of when Software Maintenance is acquired, the coverage period for Software Maintenance is always up to the anniversary date specified in the acquisition.
Software Maintenance renewals offer you favorable pricing to continue your coverage without interruption.
Refer to the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement and to the IBM Software Maintenance Handbook for specific terms relating to, and a more complete description of, technical support provided through Software Maintenance.
Withdrawal of Passport Advantage Part Numbers
The following Passport Advantage part numbers are withdrawn effective immediately:
Part Description Number Tivoli NetView 6.0 BJ6QPML Media Pack Tivoli NetView 6.0 BJ6QQIE Documentation Pack
Terms and Conditions
For a limited time during the migration period to Passport Advantage, customers may acquire eligible programs and Tivoli Support under agreements outside of Passport Advantage.
Terms and conditions for Tivoli Value-Based Pricing and IBM Passport Advantage are as follows:
Agreement: For orders under 5698-NVW: 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.
For orders under Passport Advantage: IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA), IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement (PAA), and an IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement Enrollment Form
Tivoli Support and Passport Advantage Software Maintenance:
Support Center applies:
Availability of Tivoli Support:
Availability of Passport Advantage Software Maintenance:
Tivoli Support and Passport Advantage Software Maintenance are available until:
Tivoli Support and Passport Advantage Software Maintenance are applicable to:
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Prices are unaffected by this announcement.
For Passport Advantage and charges, contact your IBM representative or your authorized IBM Business Partner. For additional information about the Passport Advantage offering, visit the following Web site:
Use Priority/Reference Code: YE001 Phone: 800-IBM-CALL Fax: 800-2IBM-FAX Internet: firstname.lastname@example.org Mail: IBM Atlanta Sales Center Dept. YE001 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.