IBM United States
Software Announcement 202-083
April 9, 2002
IBM Tivoli NetView for TCP/IP Performance V1.4 Maximizes z/OS System and Network Performance
At a Glance
IBM Tivoli NetView for TCP/IP Performance provides an automated TCP/IP management solution. V1.4 provides the following enhancements:
IBM Tivoli® NetView for TCP/IP Performance offers a comprehensive automated approach to managing your TCP/IP IBM zSeries system and connected IP network. IBM Tivoli NetView for TCP/IP Performance is designed to help you automatically identify and reduce network resource congestion, assist you in optimizing your IP networks, minimize downtime, and increase application performance, availability, and service.
Easy to Install
Typically, IBM Tivoli NetView for TCP/IP Performance can be installed, configured, and run in most environments in less than one day. This can result in improved operations and improved help desk productivity.
New in this Release
The V1.4 release provides enhancements in the browser-based user interface for functional parity with the earlier Windows® user interface, specifically in the area of traceroute. When an item being monitored exceeds the threshold sent, a traceroute can be automatically initiated. This feature can allow the user to view the data as historical traceroute information.
New features include:
SysPoint is the primary entry point to display multiple TCP/IP stack information across multiple host systems. The data is displayed in a table for quick reference and provides the ability to drill down by clicking in a cell when further information is needed.
LinkView provides real-time Channel Processor Monitoring at a glance to enable you to see devices that are unavailable or have exceeded the queue threshold.
BatchPR provides an alternative method of operation for users who require a TN3270-like mainframe reporting option.
IBM Tivoli NetView for TCP/IP Performance is a new name, the previous name was Tivoli NetView Performance Monitor for TCP/IP.
IBM Tivoli NetView for TCP/IP Performance requires S390 hardware supporting:
Planned Availability Date
April 26, 2002
IBM Tivoli NetView for TCP/IP Performance 1.4 provides the following enhancements.
SysPoint is the primary entry point into the IBM Tivoli NetView for TCP/IP Performance multi-host monitoring application. To access SysPoint, you must first logon to the host. Once logon is achieved, information from all hosts running an MVS TCP/IP address space with a Monitor is retrieved. SysPoint displays the Stack Name and IP address for each active host with its associated alerts, throughput for that stack, channel links status, and connection data for listeners and sessions. SysPoint's home page provides an overview of network activity for operations, systems and network staff. The data is displayed in a table for quick reference and provides the ability to drill down by clicking in a cell when further information is needed. SysPoint provides information on alerts, stack workload, channel activity and traffic for connections.
LinkView provides real-time Channel Processor monitoring at a glance to enable you to see any device that is unavailable or has exceeded the queue threshold. It shows the channel attached processors and links associated with your TCP/IP address space on one screen. Channel attached processors include channel-to-channel devices, LAN channel stations, ATM devices, CLAW devices (example, RS/6000s), FDDI devices, or router cards such as the CISCO CIP card.
BatchPR provides an alternative method of operation for users who require a TN3270-like mainframe reporting option. BatchPR is executed from the TSO command line of ISPF or through the submission of JCL. The reports focus on the response time and availability of the network. BatchPR can help users to easily answer such questions as:
The enhanced browser-based user interface has complete functional parity with the earlier Windows user interface. The Windows GUI will not ship with IBM Tivoli NetView for TCP/IP Performance V1.4.
IBM Tivoli NetView for TCP/IP Performance is a new name, this product was
previously available under the name Tivoli NetView Performance Monitor
for TCP/IP. The manuals use the old name but have been updated with the
features described in this announcement.
This program is not impacted by euro currency.
Refer to Software Announcement 202-087 , dated April 9, 2002
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:
No publications are shipped with this program. The product documentation will be available for download at the following Web site:
Hardcopy publications may be ordered from:
Displayable Softcopy Publications: The following manuals are offered in displayable softcopy form:
Form Title Number Tivoli NetView Performance Monitor for GC32-0761 TCP/IP Reference Guide Version 1.4 Tivoli NetView Performance Monitor for GC32-4689 TCP/IP BatchPR Guide Version 1.4 Tivoli NetView Performance Monitor for GC32-0756 TCP/IP Installation Guide Version 1.4
The displayable manuals are shipped on the same media type as the basic machine-readable material.
These PDF manuals can be displayed or printed using Adobe Acrobat Reader licensed programs in any of the supported environments. Terms and conditions for use of the machine-readable files are shipped with the files.
Specified Operating Environment
For the host server
Any processor which supports the following:
The Windows® GUI will not ship with this release.
PC Workstation for Browser GUI: Refer to the requirements of browser manufacturer
For the host server:
Security, Auditability, and Control
IBM Tivoli NetView for TCP/IP Performance 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.
Shipment will begin on the planned availability date.
Ordering IBM Tivoli NetView for TCP/IP Performance
Ordering information is included for convenience, it was previously announced in:
IBM Tivoli NetView for TCP/IP Performance may be ordered under the Passport Advantage (PA) agreement (Build to Plan) and "Build to Order" process by using the product number designation, 5698-PMI.
Quantities for the IBM Tivoli products are specified by charge units which are measurement categories determined for each product. The charge units define the usage of the product within the customer's environment and are meant to be determinants of the value provided by the product to customer. The charge units for IBM Tivoli NetView for TCP/IP Performance are Tivoli Management Points.
Ordering Information for PA
The quantity of the PA part numbers in the following table is based on the number of required Tivoli Management Points. To order for PA, specify the desired part number and quantity.
Part Description Number IBM Tivoli NetView for TCP/IP Performance D57J4LL License and Software Maintenance First Anniversary IBM Tivoli NetView for TCP/IP Performance D57JFLL License and Software Maintenance Second Anniversary IBM Tivoli NetView for TCP/IP Performance E17JILL License Maintenance Renewal to Anniversary Date IBM Tivoli NetView for TCP/IP Performance D57M6LL Maintenance after License to Anniversary Date
IBM zSeries MSUs Table
Tivoli Management Points per zSeries MSU Product Name Base3 4-45 46-175 176-315 316+ IBM Tivoli NetView for 1035 46 18 14 10 TCP/IP Performance V1.4
Media for IBM Tivoli NetView for TCP/IP Performance is packaged and delivered via the z/OS Customized Offerings, that is, ServerPac, Systempac®, or the Custom Build Product Delivery Option (CBPDO). A Custom Build Registration part number is used to designate this method of delivery. To order media and/or documentation do the following:
Note: When an order for an IBM Tivoli z/OS is placed, an IBM country fulfillment representative will contact the customer's sales representative to ensure the system details are complete and accurate.
Ordering z/OS Customized Offerings via PA: Specify the custom build registration part number from the table below. Ordering this part number generates a contact of a regional IBM Customer Support Office ("Techline") to the customer to configure an order for customized media via the CFSW configurator.
Part Program Name/Description Number IBM Tivoli NetView for TCP/IP D00O9LL Performance V1.4
Product Number: 5698-PMI Custom Build Regis- Media Description tration Feature Type IBM Tivoli NetView for 2432 5802 3480 Tape TCP/IP Performance V1.4 International English
Ordering z/OS Customized Offerings Support: For each component PID number within the z/OS Customized Offerings Software Subscription and Annual Support Product (S&S), specify the z/OS Support Product Number and select the support registration feature and the subscription media feature from the table below. This process is implemented by a regional Customer Support Office after the Custom Build Registration part number (PA) or product number/feature is ordered.
Note: The media features for the support products are the same media features as the corresponding products they support.
Support Product Number: 5698-S15 Support Regis- Media Description/Language tration Feature Type Tivoli NetView for 2415 6083 Subscription TCP/IP Performance S&S International English
Software Maintenance: Software Maintenance is included with each product authorization acquired. 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:
PA allows you to have a common anniversary date for Software Maintenance renewals, simplifying management and budgeting for eligible new versions and releases (and for related technical support) for your covered products. The anniversary date, established at the start of your PA Agreement, recurs on an annual basis while your PA 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.
Refer to the IBM International PA 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.
Software Maintenance renewals offer you favorable pricing to continue your coverage without interruption.
Prouct Number: 5698-PMI Per Charge Unit Product Name Qty 1 Qty 250 IBM Tivoli NetView for 1273 1274 TCP/IP Performance V1.4 Charge Unit: Tivoli Mgmt. Pts.
Refer to referenced announcements for complete ordering on IBM Tivoli NetView for TCP/IP Performance support.
Feature Distribution Number Medium English (U.S.) 5802 3480 tape cartridge
Customization Options: Select the appropriate feature numbers to customize your order with delivery options desired. These features can be specified on the initial or MES orders.
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.
Feature Description Number Initial Shipments Serial Number Only (suppresses shipment 3444 of media and documentation) Ship Media Only (suppresses initial 3470 shipment of documentation) Ship Documentation Only (suppresses 3471 initial shipment of media) Update Shipments Ship Media Updates Only (suppresses 3480 update shipment of documentation) Ship Documentation Only (suppresses 3481 update shipment of media) Suppress Updates (suppresses update 3482 shipment of media and documentation) Expedite Shipments Local IBM Office Expedite 3445 (for IBM use only) Customer Expedite Process Charge 3446 ($30 charge for each product)
Expedite shipments will be processed to receive 72-hour delivery from the
time IBM Software Delivery and Fulfillment (SDF) receives the order. SDF
will then ship the order via overnight air transportation.
Product media is shipped only via Customized Offerings (that is, CBPDO, ServerPac, SystemPac). Non-customized items (CDs, diskettes, source media, media kits) will continue to be shipped via the stand-alone product.
Terms and Conditions
For a limited time during the migration period to PA, customers may acquire eligible programs and Software Maintenance under agreements outside of PA.
Agreement: For orders under 5698-PMI: 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 (Software Maintenance) for Selected Programs (Z125-6495), and an Order Form.
For orders under PA: IPLA, IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement (PAA), and an IBM International PAA Enrollment Form.
Program Services and End of Support: Program services for an IBM Tivoli program are one year from the date IBM or your Business Partner makes the program available to you. The program services duration period shall be less than one year for programs acquired after the announcement of a program's end-of-support (EOS) date.
EOS for products or versions/releases of products available under PA will be announced 12 months prior to the effective date.
Passport Advantage (PA)
For PA and charges, you can also contact your IBM representative or your authorized IBM Business Partner. For additional information about the PA offering, visit the following Web site: