IBM Tivoli Network Manager IP Edition V3.7 and Transmission Edition V5.6 deliver enhanced visualization and extended platform support

IBM United States Software Announcement 207-177
August 7, 2007

 

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TOC link At a glance TOC link Technical information
TOC link Overview TOC link Software Services
TOC link Key prerequisites TOC link Ordering information
TOC link Planned availability dates TOC link Terms and conditions
TOC link Description TOC link IBM Electronic Services
TOC link Product positioning TOC link Prices
TOC link Offering Information TOC link Order now
TOC link Publications  
 
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At a glance

Network Manager IP Edition V3.7 delivers the following enhanced functionality and benefits:

  • Extended platform support (refer to the Software requirements section)
  • Added language support for Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese
  • Faster time to value
  • Improved ease of use
  • Extended next-generation network support
  • Updated topology model and inventory reports
  • Integration with IBM Tivoli Change and Configuration Management Database (CCMDB)
  • Upgrade support from IBM Tivoli NetView® V7.1.4 and V7.1.5, IBM Tivoli Switch Analyzer V1.3, and selected third-party network management tools

Network Manager Transmission Edition V5.6 delivers the following enhanced functionality and benefits:

  • Extended platform support (refer to the Software requirements section)
  • Added language support for Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese
  • Single network topology data store for layers 1, 2, and 3 of the network
  • Single network visualization GUI for network operators to manage layers 1, 2, and 3 of the network
  • Improved network operator and system administrator views
  • Enhanced inventory reports and data integration

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Your IBM representative or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).
 
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Overview

IBM Tivoli® Network Manager IP Edition V3.7 (formerly Netcool/Precison for IP Networks) is designed to provide real-time network discovery, topology visualization, and root cause analysis for layer 2 and 3 networks, including IP, Ethernet, and multiprotocol label switching (MPLS).

Working in combination with Network Manager IP Edition V3.7, IBM Tivoli Network Manager Transmission Edition V5.6 (formerly Netcool/Precision for Transmission Networks) is designed to help manage layer 1, 2, and 3 transmission networks, including wavelength division multiplexing (WDM), synchronous optical network (SONET), synchronous data hierarchy (SDH), IP, Ethernet, and MPLS from a single console. Network topology information from all of your network devices can be stored in a common, commercial off-the-shelf database and manipulated using standard practices.

Both products help network management staff visualize and understand the layout of complex network events and the impact of network events and failures upon them. Network Manager IP Edition V3.7 topology-based event correlation and root-cause analytics and Network Manager Transmission Edition V5.6 event correlation and event enrichment help network operations center technicians work more efficiently by focusing time and attention on root cause events and by helping to identify symptom events that can be filtered into a separate view.
 
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Key prerequisites

Refer to the Technical information section.
 
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Planned availability dates
  • August 10, 2007 (electronic software delivery in English)
  • August 17, 2007 (media in English)
  • September 7, 2007 (electronic software delivery in Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese)
  • September 17, 2007 (media in Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese)

For Network Manager Transmission Edition V5.6 on AIX® and Windows™ platforms:

  • September 28, 2007 (electronic software delivery in English and translated languages)
  • October 8, 2007 (media in English and translated languages)

Refer to Software requirements for more information.
 
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Description

Using advanced network discovery and visualization, network operations center operators can view the network infrastructure and associated events that can be critical to specific customer services. The network discovery and modeling capabilities of Network Manager IP Edition V3.7 and Network Manager Transmission Edition V5.6 offer enterprises and service providers the accurate, real-time visibility of the network infrastructure that they need to effectively use this infrastructure. This can help reduce operational expenditures, reduce future capital expenditure, and maximize revenues. In addition, these products provide detailed flexible inventory reporting, and the network data required, to help reconcile other systems you use to support your business.

Inventory reports and data integrations

In conjunction with Network Manager IP Edition V3.7 and Network Manager Transmission Edition V5.6, IBM has developed new inventory reports based on the Eclipse Business Intelligence and Reporting Tools (BIRT) technology, which is hosted on the IBM Open Process Automation Library (OPAL). Visit the OPAL Web site at

Reporting capabilities delivered in previous releases of Network Manager IP Edition and Network Manager Transmission Edition are extended with additional device availability reports. The following reports are available from OPAL:

  • Summary reports on discovered assets
  • Detailed drill-down reports on discovered assets
  • Availability reports showing current status of devices and their ports and interfaces
  • Availability reports showing devices with root cause problems sorted by age

In addition, an IBM Tivoli Change and Configuration Management Database (CCMDB) integration module is available in OPAL to populate the CCMDB with network configuration information discovered by Network Manager IP Edition V3.7 and Network Manager Transmission Edition V5.6. The Discovery Library Adapter provides the following information to CCMDB:

  • Basic network resource information
  • Optionally, IPv4 subnetting and addressing information

Key enhancements included in Network Manager IP Edition V3.7

Faster time to value

A quick start installer quickly installs and configures Network Manager IP Edition V3.7 in line with best practices. This installer first confirms that the host system has adequate resources. The installer then installs the software and performs the following configuration steps:

  • Creates default user accounts including system administrator, network operator, and read-only network operator
  • Creates and enables default monitoring policies that will ping for connectivity failure automatically when a new network device is discovered
  • Configures Network Manager IP Edition V3.7 to connect to an existing IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus and IBM Tivoli Netcool/Webtop installation or install Netcool/OMNIbus and Netcool/Webtop, if appropriate

In addition, the installer prompts the user for information in order to start a network discovery. This discovery demonstrates to the system administrator that the software has been deployed and configured correctly and quickly returns an initial discovery of the network.

Improved ease of use

Server administrator tasks: To ease server administration, Network Manager IP Edition V3.7 includes the following functions for ongoing provisioning:

  • Refine your discovery for network change:
    • Add Custom Link script connects topology around unmanaged regions.
    • Add and Remove Nodes script adds new devices for monitoring or to remove nodes you no longer want to manage immediately without waiting for the next scheduled discovery poll.
    • Trigger partial discovery of device on demand without waiting for the next scheduled discovery poll.
  • Mark nodes and interfaces in-maintenance or unmanaged.

    Through the UI, network administrators can mark a device or interface unmanaged (or in-maintenance mode). Any subsequent alarms from this component generated by configuration changes can be grouped and identified as within a maintenance window so that network operators can prioritize these events appropriately.

  • Monitor configuration UI.

    A Web-based UI enables an administrator to define network data polling policies to actively help monitor the health of the network and flag network deterioration before it causes service outage. Network Manager IP Edition V3.7 delivers many predefined policies; for example, monitor the CPU usage of all Cisco routers in my Manhattan office every 3 seconds and create a major alarm if the usage goes above 90%.

Server administrators can use scripts to perform common administrator tasks, such as:

  • Control the system:
    • Uniformly start, stop, and show status of Network Manager IP Edition V3.7.
    • Automatically start Network Manager IP Edition V3.7 at system reboot.
  • Back up your installation.
  • Support the system:
    • Integration with IBM Support Assistance Tier 2 is included.
    • Scripts to collect logs, cores, and system environment help IBM Support troubleshoot any configuration issues.

Network operator tasks: Network Manager IP Edition V3.7 includes a new device structure browser view that allows a network operator to drill into an individual device's configuration. This view provides a means to navigate down to the chassis, cards, and ports, and interfaces on any selected device. It offers detailed configuration and status information on each component and the ability to launch an in-context operational, administration, and maintenance (OAM) tool from the selected component. This view is designed so that navigation and administration are consistent with the network topology maps.

The network topology views are substantially enhanced to include:

  • More default views and partitions out of the box
  • Simplified view creation using a Web-based GUI wizard
  • Filter views on any discovered configuration item
  • Improved MPLS, open shortest path first (OSPF), and border gateway protocol (BGP) views
  • Dynamic auto-partitioning to create new partitions automatically if a newly discovered device does not match the current set of partitions

Extended next-generation network support

Network Manager IP Edition V3.7 includes enhanced MPLS discovery and event correlation rules. In analyzing common problems that occur in MPLS networks, event correlation rules can be prioritized based on how often a problem occurs and whether it affects service.

Failure can occur frequently (perhaps daily) at the service provider's network edge, and backup network links may not be available. Network Manager IP Edition V3.7 helps:

  • Identify customer edge (CE) routers, correlate events generated by a failure between provider edge (PE) and CE, and enrich events with affected VRF and customer information
  • Actively monitor the link between PE and CE, generate failure events, and publish to the event console and event correlation engine

In service provider core networks, failure of a Label Switched Path (LSP) typically occurs weekly. To help diagnose the problem, Network Manager IP Edition V3.7 includes the following features:

  • Discovery agents for fast route target-based discovery, using Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) and Telnet
  • Traditional LSP-based discovery

Failures in the network core typically occur less frequently. If a physical failure of links occurs between a PE and provider (P) router or P-to-P router, Network Manager IP Edition V3.7 can help:

  • Enrich physical link failure events with interface information from both ends
  • Correlate certain control plane adjacency failures to the underlying physical link failure events

Network Manager IP Edition V3.7 includes improvements in OSPF and BGP discovery and visualization. These improvements include:

  • Identification of private and public BGP Abstract Syntax Notation (ASN)
  • Resolution of public ASN to names
  • Identification of OSPF area and router types such as stub areas, area border routers, designated routers, and so on
  • Discovery and visualization of OSPF Network Link State Advertisements (LSA)
  • Identification of iBGP and eBGP peering sessions
  • Inference of eBGP speakers in external networks

In addition to discovery and modeling support for new devices, Network Manager IP Edition V3.7 provides new function for extracting network topology information from Element Management Systems or other network topology repositories. Network Manager IP Edition V3.7 publishes a standard XML interface to which data can conform, defines standard process flow for discovery and discovery collectors, and is extensible. Using this new mechanism it delivers support for two out-of-the-box integrations: the Alcatel 5620 SAM Element Management System and importing from a flat file (which could be used to import from other network topology data sources).

Uses for the discovered network topology information

Network Manager IP Edition V3.7 delivers the Network Connectivity and Inventory Model (NCIM) supported on MySQL 5.0, IBM DB2® V8.2 and V9.1 (for distributed configurations), and Oracle 9i V2/10g. This network topology model delivers data to drive the Web-based network operator views, CCMDB data integration, and inventory reports. With the addition of Network Manager Transmission Edition V5.6, network operators can manage layers 1, 2, and 3 of their networks (including xWDM, SONET, DSH, IP, Ethernet, and MPLS networks) from a single console.

Language and platform support extended

  • User interfaces (both system administrator1 and network operator interfaces) support globalization and are available in the following languages: English, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese.
  • Platform support is extended to include the following platforms:
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux™ (RHEL) ES/AS 4.0
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 9.0 and 10.0
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Certain system administrator screens have not been globalized and are available only in English. In addition, the product installer is available only in English. For more information, contact your IBM representative.

Refer to Software requirements for additional information.

To simplify deployment, electronic license key checking, which was previously implemented using Flex/LM, has been removed.

Upgrading from IBM Tivoli NetView

Network Manager IP Edition V3.7 includes tools to help upgrade from IBM Tivoli NetView. The following IBM Tivoli NetView distributed configurations can be imported into Network Manager IP Edition V3.7:

  • Discovery domain2
  • SNMP community names2
  • Location.conf
  • Preserve unmanaged devices2
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These properties can be imported from other network management systems if you are upgrading from another vendor's product.

An IBM Redbook details best practices for upgrading and how best to configure Network Manager IP Edition V3.7 in upgrade scenarios. Many features, described in this announcement, deliver improvements over existing features in IBM Tivoli NetView, specifically in the monitor configuration UI and the in-maintenance mode enhancement.

Components no longer supported

The following components are no longer supported in Network Manager IP Edition:

  • Native UNIX® desktop; the Web-based interface includes administrator and operator functions.
  • Native Poller Configuration GUI.
  • Distributed subsystem (ncp_dist); this function is included in the IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus Gateway.
  • SNMP trap stitcher; Network Manager IP Edition V3.7 listens for all events from IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus. You should use the SNMP probe (mtrappd) to monitor SNMP traps.
  • Syslog stitcher; Network Manager IP Edition V3.7 listens for all events from IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus. You should use syslog probe to monitor syslog files for new events.

Key enhancements included in Network Manager Transmission Edition V5.6

Single network topology data store for layers 1, 2, and 3 of the network

Network Manager Transmission Edition V5.6 stores the network topology information it discovers into the NCIM, a standards-based network topology model. NCIM is based on the Telemanagement Forum standard (TMF608) and the DMTF's Connectivity and Inventory Model (CIM). It describes an abstract data model for network inventory and topology information for Open System Interconnection (OSI) layers 1, 2, and 3. NCIM supports several commercial off-the-shelf databases. It is delivered with MySQL 5.0 support; or, alternatively, you can use an existing Oracle 9i V2/10g or IBM DB2 distributed V8.2 and V9.1 license, if available.

NCIM is the central data repository for network information and enables common user interfaces and tools for managing your network, including layers 1, 2 and 3, such as:

  • Common network visualization GUIs
  • Common network inventory reports
  • Additional integrations with IBM Tivoli and third-party applications

In addition, Network Manager Transmission Edition V3.7 populates this database, providing the network inventory and topology information for OSI layers 2 and 3.

Single network visualization GUI for network operators to manage layers 1, 2, and 3 of the network

Using the single network topology data store for all network information, Network Manager Transmission Edition V5.6 uses the TopoViz client for network operators to help manage the network, previously available only to help manage IP networks. This helps to ensure that the network operators have a single console, consistent tools, and workflows to help manage all of their networks, including xWDM, SONET, SDH, IP, Ethernet, and MPLS.

Improved network operator views

By reusing the network visualization UI from Network Manager IP Edition V3.7, Network Manager Transmission Edition V5.6 network operators, responsible for transmission networks, can take advantage of improvements to help increase their efficiency in diagnosing and resolving network problems.

The network operator GUI includes the following improvements over the previous release:

  • Flexible filtering enables a user to filter on any discovered value from the network. Out-of-the-box filters support viewing the network by geography or grouped by network equipment vendor. These views are dynamic, meaning that as new devices are discovered, the existing filters are applied to the new device and the device is automatically added to the relevant topology groups.
  • A network topology navigation tree displays the current outstanding alarms for all devices.
  • Network topology maps can scale to a larger number of devices and includes powerful zoom and panning technology.
  • A device structure browser enables the operator to drill into a device to see its configuration and provides status and in-context tools for each configuration item.
  • The network operator can view multiple Network Manager Transmission Edition V5.6 managed domains (many instances of a Network Manager Transmission Edition V5.6 system and its discovered topology) from a single console.

Improved system administrator views

Network Manager Transmission Edition V5.6 includes all its system administrator functions within the same Netcool GUI foundation Web deployment infrastructure — same as other IBM Tivoli Netcool products. This helps simplify deployment and lower cost of ownership across the product portfolio, providing single sign-on, a consistent look and feel, and a common installer. Within a single console, the system administrator can configure IBM Tivoli Network Manager products and IBM Tivoli Netcool/Webtop.

This consistent UI helps the administrator:

  • Control and support the system:
    • Check the status of the system
    • Shut down the system
    • Purge the log files
    • Enable and change trace settings for system troubleshooting
  • Create and schedule network discovery tasks with a Web-based wizard
  • Load unmanaged devices into the network topology data store
  • Refine the discovery for network change:
    • Add network devices for monitoring or remove nodes you no longer want to manage immediately without waiting for the next scheduled discovery poll
    • Trigger partial discovery of device on demand without waiting for the next scheduled discovery poll
  • Mark nodes and interfaces in-maintenance or unmanaged

Through the UI, network administrators can mark a device or interface unmanaged (or in-maintenance mode). Any subsequent alarms from this component generated by configuration changes can be grouped and identified as within a maintenance window so that network operators can prioritize these events appropriately.

The Network Manager Transmission Edition V5.6 Web-based UI includes an XML-based framework to configure pop-up menus to launch OAM tools in-context. These menus are available from topology maps and the device structure browser. Menu items can be filtered based on the access rights of the current user.

Administrative tasks and workflow are aligned between Network Manager Transmission Edition V5.6 and Network Manager IP Edition V3.7 for those environments where the system is managing layer 1, 2 and 3 networks. In a high availability configuration, any failover activity is flagged in a consistent manner to the administrator, whether the failover occurs in the IP discovery engine or the transmission engine. In addition, if either discovery engine loses connectivity to a network device, this problem is flagged and displayed in the topology maps in a consistent fashion across IP and transmission networks.

Language and platform support extended

  • User interfaces (both system administrator and network operator interfaces) support globalization and are available in the following languages: English, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese.
  • Platform support is extended to include the following platforms for both server and client components:
    • RHEL 4.0
    • SLES 9.0 and 10.0
  • Support for the following platforms is scheduled to be available on September 28, 2007, for both server and client components unless otherwise noted:
    • AIX V5.3
    • Windows 2003 Enterprise Edition
    • Windows XP (client component only)
    • Windows Vista (client component only)

Refer to Software requirements for additional information.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

You can request a U.S. Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) at

IPLA and Software Maintenance considerations

IPLA licenses can be transferred from one machine to another within, but not limited to an enterprise. You may aggregate the capacity for all the processors the product is operated on to achieve a more economic price. This will result in a single Proof of Entitlement (PoE). It is your responsibility to manage the distribution of Value Units within the limits of the entitlement of the product license.

Software Maintenance must cover the same capacity as the product license entitlement. Software Maintenance will be available in the country in which the agreement is made.
 
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Product positioning

Network Manager IP Edition V3.7 and Network Manager Transmission Edition V5.6, the powerful Netcool-based network management toolset, deliver broad device and protocol coverage, automated device discovery, network topology visualization, and network event root cause analysis.

Network management helps maximize the availability of critical business services by offering more rapid problem identification and faster resolution of network-related events.

Availability of national languages: Network Manager IP Edition V3.7 and Network Manager Transmission Edition V5.6 are scheduled for worldwide availability on the following dates:

Product description            Language        Availability date
 
Network Manager IP Edition     English         August 10, 2007
 V3.7.0
Network Manager IP Edition     English         August 10, 2007
 V3.7.0
Network Manager Trans Edt      English         August 10, 2007
 V5.6.0
Network Manager Trans Edt      English         August 10, 2007
 V5.6.0

Trademarks

 
Tivoli, AIX, NetView, and DB2 are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Windows is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
 
UNIX is a registered trademark of the Open Company in the United States and other countries.
 
Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries or both.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

 
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Offering Information

Product information is available via the Offering Information Web site

Also, visit the Passport Advantage® Web site


 
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Publications

A Quick Start Guide in English is delivered with Network Manager IP Edition V3.7 and Network Manager Transmission Edition V5.6.

The following softcopy publications are scheduled to be available in English on August 10, 2007. When available, the softcopy publications can be downloaded from the following Web site

Publication title           Order number
Availability date
 
IBM Tivoli Network          SC23-7960
 Manager IP Edition
 V3.7 Administration
 Guide
IBM Tivoli Network          SC23-7957
 Manager IP Edition
 V3.7 Discovery
 Configuration Guide
IBM Tivoli Network          GI11-8077
 Manager IP Edition
 V3.7 Installation and
 Deployment Guide
IBM Tivoli Network          SC23-7958
 Manager IP Edition
 V3.7 Language
 Reference
IBM Tivoli Network          SC23-7959
 Manager IP Edition
 V3.7 Monitoring and
 RCA Guide
IBM Tivoli Network          GC23-7963
 Manager IP Edition
 V3.7 Release Notes
IBM Tivoli Network          SC23-7961
 Manager Topology
 Database Guide
IBM Tivoli Network          SC23-7962
 Manager Topology
 Visualization Guide
IBM Tivoli Network          SC23-7832
 Manager Transmission
 Edition V5.6
 Administration Guide
IBM Tivoli Network          GC23-7833
 Manager Transmission
 Edition V5.6 Release
 Notes

Also, you can order through the Publications Center or contact your IBM representative.

The IBM Publications Center

The Publications Center is a worldwide central repository for IBM product publications and marketing material with a catalog of 70,000 items. Extensive search facilities are provided. Payment options for orders are via credit card (in the U.S.) or customer number for 20 countries. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, and they can all be downloaded in all countries where IBM does business.
 
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Technical information

Hardware requirements

Network Manager IP Edition V3.7

Network Manager IP Edition V3.7 runs on hardware capable of supporting the software listed in the Software requirements section. The following minimum hardware requirements are for machines running the Network Manager IP Edition V3.7 core components and running the IBM Tivoli Netcool GUI foundation server.

Network Manager IP Edition core components machine

  • For Solaris 9 and 10: Sun Fire V210 server
  • For Linux™: Intel® (or compatible) PC with 1 GHz Pentium® 3 processor
  • For Windows™: PC with 2.4 GHz Pentium 4 single CPU, or equivalent
  • For AIX®: IBM System p5™ 510 Express
  • 2 GB DRAM minimum (4 GB DRAM recommended)
  • 2 GB hard disk space to store the software
  • 2 GB hard disk space for cache storage
  • CD-ROM drive

IBM Tivoli Netcool GUI foundation server

  • 500 MB hard disk space (at least 2 GB additional disk space is recommended)
  • 1 GB system memory (at least 2 GB additional system memory is recommended)
  • CD-ROM drive

Additional requirements (installation-specific)

  • 4 KB of disk space for each expected event, per day of storage required
  • 4 KB of disk space for each interface or port on a managed device

For example, if you expect 3,000 events each day and require them to be stored for 30 days, you need:


    3000 * 30 * 4 KB = 360 MB

The required total disk space in this example would be:


    512 MB + 512 MB cache + 360 MB + (4 KB * ports)

AIX requirements: When you run the programs on the AIX platform, refer to the Network Manager IP Edition V3.7 Installation and Deployment Guide (GI11-8077). Refer to the Publications section for information on how to obtain this guide.

Network Manager Transmission Edition V5.6

Network Manager Transmission Edition V5.6 runs on hardware capable of supporting the software listed in the Software requirements section.

CPU:

  • Intel processors: 1 GHz, and higher
  • Sparc or Power processors: 500 MHz, and higher

Note: Dual/quad configuration supported for all CPU platforms.

RAM: Recommended minimum for production environments is 1 GB. Systems expecting large event storms may need and can be configured with up to 4 GB.

Disk space: 1 GB disk space minimum is required for production. An additional 500 MB of space is needed during installation

Software requirements

Network Manager IP Edition V3.7

Operating systems supported:

  • AIX V5.3 on IBM System p™
  • Sun Solaris 9 and 10 on Sun Microsystems UltraSPARC
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) ES/AS 3.0 on Intel Architecture, 32 bit (x86-32)
  • RHEL ES/AS 4.0 on x86-32 and x86-64 (AMD64)
  • SUSE Enterprise Linux (SLES) 9.0 and 10.0 on x86-32 and x86-64 (AMD64)
  • Windows 2003 Server x86-32 and x86-64 (AMD64)

Browser support: Web-based GUIs for Network Manager IP Edition V3.7 are supported on the following browser and operating system combinations:

                                                   Java™ Virtual
                                                   Machine
Browser             Version       Platforms        support
 
Internet            6.0           Windows 2003,    Sun 1.4, 1.5,
 Explorer                          Windows XP       1.6
Internet            7.0           Windows 2003,    Sun 1.4, 1.5,
 Explorer                          Windows XP,      1.6
                                   Windows Vista
Mozilla Firefox     1.5           Windows 2003,    Sun 1.4, 1.5,
                                   Windows XP,      1.6
                                   RHEL 4.0, SLES
                                   9 and 10,
                                   Solaris 9 and 10
Mozilla Firefox     2.0           Windows 2003,    Sun 1.4, 1.5,
                                   Windows XP,      1.6
                                   RHEL 4.0, SLES
                                   9 and 10,
                                   Solaris 9 and 10

Network Manager Transmission Edition V5.6

Operating systems supported for both server and client components:

  • Sun Solaris 9 and 10 on Sun Microsystems UltraSPARC
  • RHEL 4.0 on x86-32 and x86-64 (AMD64)
  • SLES 9 and 10 on x86-32 and x86-64 (AMD64)

General availability for the following platforms is September 28, 2007, for both server and client components unless otherwise noted:

  • AIX V5.3 on IBM System p
  • Windows 2003 Server EE on x86-32 and x86-64
  • Windows XP x86-32 (client component only) and x86-64 (client component only)
  • Windows Vista x86-32 (client component only) and x86-64 (client component only)

Browser support: Web-based GUIs for Network Manager Transmission Edition V5.6 are supported on the following browser and operating system combinations:

                                                       Client
                                                       Java
                                                       Runtime
Operating                                              Environment
system                OMNIbus               Browser    (JRE)
platform   Database   version    Browser    platform   version
 
Solaris 9  Oracle 9i  OMNIbus    Mozilla    Solaris 9  JRE
            V2         7.0        Firefox               1.4.2
                                  2.0
Solaris 9  IBM DB2(R) OMNIbus    Internet   Windows    JRE 1.5
            8.2        3.6        Explorer
                                  7.0
Solaris    Oracle     OMNIbus    Firefox    Solaris    JRE 1.5
 10         10g        3.6        1.5        10
Solaris    MySQL 5.0  OMNIbus    Internet   Windows    JRE 1.5
 10                    7.1        Explorer
                                  6.0
Solaris    DB2 V9.1   OMNIbus    Internet   Windows    JRE
 10                    7.0        Explorer              1.4.2
                                  7.0
RHEL AS    MySQL 5.0  OMNIbus    Internet   Windows    JRE 1.5
 4.0                   7.1        Explorer
                                  7.0
RHEL AS    Oracle     OMNIbus    Firefox    Windows    JRE
 4.0        10g        7.0        1.5                   1.4.2
RHEL AS    DB2 V8.2   OMNIbus    Firefox    Linux      JRE 1.5
 4.0                   7.0        2.0
SLES 9.0   Oracle 9i  OMNIbus    Firefox    Windows    JRE 1.5
            V2         7.1        2.0
SLES 9.0   DB2 V8.2   OMNIbus    Firefox    SLES       JRE
                       3.6        1.5                   1.4.2
SLES 10.0  Oracle     OMNIbus    Firefox    SLES       JRE 1.5
            10g        7.1        2.0
SLES 10.0  MySQL 5.0  OMNIbus    Internet   Windows    JRE 1.5
                       3.6        Explorer
                                  6.0
SLES 10.0  DB2 V9.1   OMNIbus    Firefox    Windows    JRE 1.5
                       7.0        2.0

Planning information

Software Maintenance is included with licenses purchased through Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express. Product upgrades and technical support are provided by the Software Maintenance offering as described in the Agreements. Product upgrades provide the latest versions and releases to entitled software and technical support provides voice and electronic access to IBM support organizations, worldwide.

IBM includes one year of Software Maintenance with each program license acquired. The initial period of Software Maintenance can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available.

Packaging: Network Manager IP Edition V3.7 is distributed with:

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

Network Manager Transmission Edition V5.6 is distributed with:

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

Security, auditability, and control

The products in this announcement use 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.
 
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IBM Tivoli Enhanced Value-based Pricing terminology

IBM Tivoli software products are priced using IBM Tivoli Enhanced Value-based Pricing. This system is based on the Environment-Managed Licensing Model, which uses a managed-environment approach. Price is determined by what is managed rather than the number and type of product components installed.

For example, all servers monitored with IBM Tivoli's monitoring product (IBM Tivoli Monitoring) require entitlements sufficient for those servers. Other IBM Tivoli products may manage clients, client devices, agents, network nodes, users, or other items, and are licensed and priced accordingly.

Unlike typical systems management licensing models that require entitlements of specific software components to specific systems, the IBM Tivoli Environment-Managed Licensing Model provides you with the flexibility to deploy IBM Tivoli software products within its environment in a manner that can address and respond to your evolving architecture. That is, as the architecture of your environment changes, your implementation of IBM Tivoli software can be altered, as needed, without affecting your license requirements (as long as you do not exceed your entitlements to the software).

Under Enhanced Value-based Pricing, licensing and pricing of server-oriented applications are determined based on the server's use in your environment. Typically, such applications are licensed and priced in a manner that corresponds to each installed and activated processor of the server managed by the IBM Tivoli application to help correlate price to value, while offering a simple solution.

Where a server is physically partitioned, this approach is modified. This partitioning technique is the approach used with systems that have either multiple cards or multiple frames, each of which can be configured independently. For servers capable of physical partitioning (for example, IBM System p Scalable POWERparallel® Systems servers, Sun Ultra servers, and HP Superdome servers), an entitlement is required for each processor in the physical partition being managed by the IBM Tivoli application. For example, assume that a server has 24 processors installed in aggregate. If this server is not partitioned, entitlements are required for all 24 processors. If, however, it is physically partitioned into three partitions, each containing eight processors, and IBM Tivoli products were managing only one of the three partitions, then entitlements would be required for the eight processors on the physical partition managed by the IBM Tivoli application.

For servers with virtual or logical partitions, entitlements are required for all installed and activated processors on the server. For each IBM Tivoli application managing a clustered environment, licensing is based on the cumulative number of installed and activated processors on each server in the cluster for each IBM Tivoli application managing the cluster. Where the cluster includes physically partitioned servers, the considerations described in the previous paragraph concerning physically partitioned servers apply as well.

Enhanced Value-based Pricing recognizes the convergence of RISC and UNIX®, and Microsoft™ Windows and Intel technologies, in order to simplify your licensing requirements, and to provide a smoother, more scalable model. Pricing and licensing does not differentiate between non-System z™ server platforms or operating systems. For some products, this platform neutrality extends to System z and other host servers as well.

IBM Tivoli Enhanced Value-based Pricing terminology definitions

IBM Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL)

This optional facility enables additional processing capacity exclusively for Linux workload, with no effect on the model designation of a System z or OS/390® server. Consequently, executing Linux workload on the IFL will not, in most cases, result in any increased IBM software charges for z/OS®, OS/390, VM, VSE, or TPF operating systems or applications. There is, as indicated, a charge associated with the IFL, and there may also be a charge for applications that run on the IFL. The IFL may be dedicated to a single Linux-mode logical partition or it may be shared by multiple Linux-mode logical partitions. Installations should note that the Linux workspace enabled by this facility will not support any of the S/390 traditional operating systems (OS/390, TPF, VSE, or VM). Only Linux applications or Linux operating in conjunction with the Virtual Image Facility™, an environment that operates within a logical partition or in native S/390® mode and provides the capability to create multiple Linux images, is supported by the IBM IFL.

Install

An install is a copy or instance of the program in the enterprise.

Partitions

A server's resources (CPU, memory, I/O, interconnects and buses) may be divided according to the needs of the applications running on the server. This partitioning can be implemented with physical boundaries (physical partitions) or logical boundaries (logical partitions).

Physical partitions are defined by a collection of processors dedicated to a workload and can be used with systems that have either multiple cards or multiple frames, each of which can be configured independently. In this method, the partitions are divided along hardware boundaries and processors, and the I/O boards, memory, and interconnects are not shared.

Logical partitions are defined by software rather than hardware and allocate a pool of processing resources to a collection of workloads. These partitions, while separated by software boundaries, share hardware components and run in one or more physical partitions.

Processor ("per processor" charging under full capacity)

In full capacity charging, PoEs must be acquired for all activated processors (available for use) that are on the server where the program or a component of the program is run.

Notes

  1. IBM defines a physical processor in a computer as a functional unit that interprets and executes instructions. A physical processor consists of at least an instruction control unit and one or more arithmetic and logic units.
  2. Multicore technology allows two or more processors (commonly called "cores") to be active on a single silicon chip. With multicore technology, IBM considers each core to be a physical processor. For example, in a dual-core chip, there are two physical processors residing on the single silicon chip.
  3. In the IBM System z IFL environment, each IFL engine is considered a single physical processor.
  4. Threading, a technique that makes a single processor seem to perform as two or more, does not affect the count of physical processors.
  5. Where blade technology is employed, each blade is considered a separate server and charging is based upon the total number of processors on the blade on which the program is run.
  6. When a server is shipped with six processors, but two of them are inactive, four processors are active for the customer.
  7. Not all processors require the same number of Value Unit entitlements. To determine the number of Value Unit entitlements required, refer to the processor value unit conversion table on the Passport Advantage Web site

Managed processor (charging under full capacity in the managed environment)

Charges are based on the active processors on the machines in the computing environment affiliated with the program rather than on the server where the program is run. The managed processors that require PoEs are defined in the Prices section of the announcement or in the License Information's program unique terms.

Resource Value Unit

Resource Value Unit is a pricing charge metric for program license entitlements based on the quantity of a specific designated measurement used for a given program. Refer to the Value Units definition.

Server

A server is a computer system that executes requested procedures, commands, or applications to one or more users and/or client devices over a network. A PoE must be obtained for each server on which the program, or a component of the program, is run or for each server managed by the program. Where blade technology is employed, each blade is considered a separate server.

Standby or backup systems

For programs running or resident on backup machines, IBM defines three types of situations: cold, warm, and hot. In the cold and warm situations, a separate entitlement for the copy on the backup machine is normally not required and typically no additional charge applies. In a hot backup situation, the customer needs to acquire another license or entitlements sufficient for that server. All programs running in backup mode must be solely under the customer's control, even if they are running at another enterprise's location.

As a practice, the following are definitions and allowable actions concerning the copy of the program used for backup purposes:

Cold

A copy of the program may reside, for backup purposes, on a machine as long as the program is not started. There is no additional charge for this copy.

Warm

A copy of the program may reside for backup purposes on a machine and is started, but is idling, and is not doing any work of any kind. There is no additional charge for this copy.

Hot

A copy of the program may reside for backup purposes on a machine, is started, and is doing work. The customer must acquire a license or entitlements for this copy and there will generally be an additional charge.

Doing work, includes, for example, production, development, program maintenance, and testing. It also could include other activities such as mirroring of transactions, updating of files, synchronization of programs, data or other resources (for example, active linking with another machine, program, database, or other resource, and so on), or any activity or configurations that would allow an active hot switch or other synchronized switch over between programs, databases, or other resources to occur.

In the case of a program or system configuration that is designed to support a high availability environment by using various techniques (for example, duplexing, mirroring of files or transactions, maintaining a "heartbeat," active linking with another machine, program, database, or other resource, and so on), the program is considered to be doing work in the hot situation and a license or entitlement must be purchased.

Value Units

A Value Unit is a pricing charge metric for program license entitlements that is based upon the quantity of a specific designated measurement used for a given program. Each program has a designated measurement. The most commonly used designated measurements are processor cores and MSUs. However, for select programs, there are other designated measurements such as servers, users, client devices, and messages. The number of Value Unit entitlements required for your specific implementation of the given program must be obtained from a conversion table associated with the program. You must obtain a PoE for the appropriate number of Value Unit entitlements for your implementation. The Value Unit entitlements of a given program cannot be exchanged, interchanged, or aggregated with Value Unit entitlements of another program. Whenever the designated measurement is a processor core, not all processors require the same number of Value Unit entitlements. To determine the number of Value Unit entitlements required, refer to the processor value unit conversion table on the Passport Advantage Web site

Product Web site

A complete list of IBM Tivoli products is available at

Licensing Web site

IBM Tivoli product licensing documents are available at

Passport Advantage: Through the Passport Advantage Agreement, you may receive discounted pricing based on the total volume of eligible products, across all IBM brands, acquired worldwide. The volume is measured by determining the total Passport Advantage points value of the applicable acquisitions. Passport Advantage points are only used for calculating the entitled Passport Advantage discount.

To determine the required Tivoli product configuration under Passport Advantage, the Tivoli Enhanced Value-based Pricing Model applies. Your environment is evaluated on a per-product basis.

Use the following two-step process to determine the total Passport Advantage points value:

  1. Analyze your environment to determine the number of Tivoli Management Points or other charge unit for a product. The quantity of each product's part numbers to be ordered is determined by that analysis.
  2. Order the Passport Advantage part numbers. A Passport Advantage point value, which is the same worldwide for a specific part number regardless of where the order is placed, is assigned to each Tivoli product part number. The Passport Advantage point value for the applicable part number, multiplied by the quantity for that part number, will determine the Passport Advantage points for that Tivoli product part number. The sum of these Passport Advantage points determines the Passport Advantage point value of the applicable Tivoli product authorizations, which then may be aggregated with the point value of other applicable Passport Advantage product acquisitions to determine the total Passport Advantage points value.

The discounted pricing available through Passport Advantage is expressed in the form of Suggested Volume Prices (SVPs), which vary depending on the SVP level. Each SVP level is assigned a minimum total Passport Advantage point value, which must be achieved, in order to qualify for that SVP level.

Media packs and documentation packs do not carry Passport Advantage points and are not eligible for SVP discounting.

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The following Passport Advantage part number categories may be orderable:

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  • Media packs — These are the physical media, such as CD-ROMs, that deliver the product's code.
  • Documentation packs — These contain printed documentation such as the User's Guide and Release Notes.

Pricing examples

IBM Tivoli Network Manager IP Edition (formerly Netcool/Precision for IP Networks): IBM Tivoli Network Manager IP Edition is priced per install. Each physical site is considered a single install of IBM Tivoli Network Manager IP Edition. It is also priced by tier for the number of managed devices. The number of Resource Value Units required per tier is defined in the following table. Volume scaling is applied to each tier as indicated per specific Volume Unit Exhibit (VUE).

VUE A

From quantity          To quantity            Factor
 
0                      10                     1.00
11                     250                    0.85
251                    750                    0.70
751                    1250                   0.55
1251                   or more                0.40

VUE B

From quantity          To quantity            Factor
 
0                      10                     1.00
11                     100                    0.90
101                    250                    0.80
251                    500                    0.65
501                    or more                0.45

Tier 1 (VUE A) IBM Tivoli Network Manager IP Edition

  • Per managed network device with all ports less than or equal to 1 Gigabit Ethernet (GEthernet)
  • Per 5 servers managed by Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)

Asset Tier 1 (VUE A) IBM Tivoli Network Manager IP Edition

  • Per managed network device with all ports less than or equal to GEthernet
  • Per 5 servers managed by SNMP

Tier 2 (VUE B) IBM Tivoli Network Manager IP Edition

Per managed network device with all ports greater than GEthernet

Asset Tier 2 (VUE B) IBM Tivoli Network Manager IP Edition

Per managed network device with all ports greater than GEthernet

Pricing example 1a

ABC Consumer Goods deploys IBM Tivoli Network Manager IP Edition on 2 servers in 1 location and has topology discovery and root cause analysis (RCA) for 16 devices less than 1 GEthernet, 2 devices greater than 1 GEthernet, and 20 servers managed by SNMP.

Calculation: 16 devices less than 1 GEthernet and 20 servers managed by SNMP = 20 Tier 1 in the customer environment (16 + 20/5 = 20).

                 Quantity in                       Net Resource
                 customer         Installs         Value Units
Pricing metric   environment      required         required
 
Netwk Mgr IP     2                1
 installs
Netwk Mgr IP     20                                19(3)
 Tier 1
Netwk Mgr IP     2                                 2
 Tier 2
 
(3) Quantity of 20 Resource Value Units per VUE A.

Pricing example 1b

ABC Consumer Goods deploys IBM Tivoli Network Manager IP Edition on 2 servers in 1 location and has topology discovery and RCA as well as asset management for 20 devices less than 1 GEthernet and 2 devices greater than 1 GEthernet.

                 Quantity in                       Net Resource
                 customer         Installs         Value Units
Pricing metric   environment      required         required
 
Netwk Mgr IP     2                1
 installs
Netwk Mgr IP     20                                19(4)
 Tier 1
Netwk Mgr IP     2                                 2
 Tier 2
Netwk Mgr IP     20                                19(4)
 Asset Tier 1
Netwk Mgr IP     2                                 2
 Asset Tier 2
 
(4) Quantity of 20 requires 19 Resource Value Units per VUE A.

IBM Tivoli Network Manager Transmission Edition (formerly Netcool/Precision for Transmission Networks): IBM Tivoli Network Manager Transmission Edition is priced per install. Each physical site is considered a single install of IBM Tivoli Network Manager Transmission Edition. It is also priced by tier for the number of managed devices. The number of Resource Value Units required per tier is defined below. Volume scaling is applied to each tier as indicated below per specific VUE.

VUE A

From quantity          To quantity            Factor
 
0                      10                     1.00
11                     250                    0.85
251                    750                    0.70
751                    1250                   0.55
1251                   or more                0.40

VUE B

From quantity          To quantity            Factor
 
0                      10                     1.00
11                     100                    0.90
101                    250                    0.80
251                    500                    0.65
501                    or more                0.45

Tier 1 (VUE A) IBM Tivoli Network Manager Transmission Edition

Per managed network device with all ports less than or equal to GEthernet

Asset Tier 1 (VUE A) IBM Tivoli Network Manager Transmission Edition

Per managed network device with all ports less than or equal to GEthernet

Tier 2 (VUE B) IBM Tivoli Network Manager Transmission Edition

Per managed network device with all ports greater than GEthernet

Asset Tier 2 (VUE B) IBM Tivoli Network Manager Transmission Edition

Per managed network device with all ports greater than GEthernet

Pricing example 1a

ABC Consumer Goods deploys IBM Tivoli Network Manager Transmission Edition on 2 servers in 1 location and has topology discovery and RCA for 20 devices less than 1 GEthernet and 2 devices greater than 1 GEthernet.

                 Quantity in                       Net Resource
                 customer         Installs         Value Units
Pricing metric   environment      required         required
 
Netwk Mgr TN     2                1
 installs
Netwk Mgr TN     20                                19(3)
 Tier 1
Netwk Mgr TN     2                                 2
 Tier 2
 
(3) Quantity of 20 Resource Value Units per VUE A.

Pricing example 1b

ABC Consumer Goods deploys IBM Tivoli Network Manager Transmission Edition on 2 servers in 1 location and has topology discovery and RCA as well as asset management for 20 devices less than 1 GEthernet and 2 devices greater than 1 GEthernet.

                 Quantity in                       Net Resource
                 customer         Installs         Value Units
Pricing metric   environment      required         required
 
Netwk Mgr TN     2                1
 installs
Netwk Mgr TN     20                                19(4)
 Tier 1
Netwk Mgr TN     2                                 2
 Tier 2
Netwk Mgr TN     20                                19(4)
 Asset Tier 1
Netwk Mgr TN     2                                 2
 Asset Tier 2
 
(4) Quantity of 20 requires 19 Resource Value Units per VUE A.

 
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This product is only available via Passport Advantage. It is not available as shrinkwrap.

Product information

                                                    Product
Licensed function title             Product group   category
 
Network Manager IP Edition          Network         Precision
 (formerly Precision IP) Asset       Management
 Tier 1
Network Manager IP Edition          Network         Precision
 (formerly Precision IP) Asset       Management
 Tier 2
Network Manager IP Edition          Network         Precision
 (formerly Precision IP) Tier 1      Management
Network Manager IP Edition          Network         Precision
 (formerly Precision IP) Tier 2      Management
Network Manager IP Edition Base     Network         Precision
                                     Management
Network Manager Transmission        Network         Precision
 Edition (formerly Precision TN)     Management
 Asset Tier 1
Network Manager Transmission        Network         Precision
 Edition (formerly Precision TN)     Management
 Asset Tier 2
Network Manager Transmission        Network         Precision
 Edition (formerly Precision TN)     Management
 Base
Network Manager Transmission        Network         Precision
 Edition (formerly Precision TN)     Management
 Tier 1
Network Manager Transmission        Network         Precision
 Edition (formerly Precision TN)     Management
 Tier 2
 
 
                                      PID        Charge unit
Program name                          number     description
 
Network Manager IP Edition (formerly  5724-S45   Resource Value
 Precision IP) Asset Tier 1                       Unit
Network Manager IP Edition (formerly  5724-S45   Resource Value
 Precision IP) Asset Tier 2                       Unit
Network Manager IP Edition (formerly  5724-S45   Resource Value
 Precision IP) Tier 1                             Unit
Network Manager IP Edition (formerly  5724-S45   Resource Value
 Precision IP) Tier 2                             Unit
Network Manager IP Edition Base       5724-S45   Install(s)
Network Manager Transmission Edition  5724-S46   Resource Value
 (formerly Precision TN) Asset Tier 1             Unit
Network Manager Transmission Edition  5724-S46   Resource Value
 (formerly Precision TN) Asset Tier 2             Unit
Network Manager Transmission Edition  5724-S46   Install(s)
 (formerly Precision TN) Base
Network Manager Transmission Edition  5724-S46   Resource Value
 (formerly Precision TN) Tier 1                   Unit
Network Manager Transmission Edition  5724-S46   Resource Value
 (formerly Precision TN) Tier 2                   Unit

Passport Advantage customer: Media pack entitlement details

Customers with active Software Maintenance for the products listed are entitled to receive the corresponding media pack.

Network Manager Trans Edt V5.6.0

Entitled Software
Maintenance offerings                                   Part
description                 Media packs description     number
 
IBM Tivoli Network Manager  IBM Tivoli Network Manager  BP00QML
 Transmission Edt Base per   Transmission Edition v5.6
 Install                     Win,AIX MLingual MPack
IBM Tivoli Network Manager  IBM Tivoli Network Manager  BP00PML
 Transmission Edt Base per   Transmission Edition v5.6
 Install                     Linux, Sol MLingual MP
IBM Tivoli Network Manager  IBM Tivoli Network Manager  BP00TEN
 Transmission Edt Base per   Transmission Edition v5.6
 Install                     Linux,Solaris Eng MP
IBM Tivoli Network Mgr      IBM Tivoli Network Manager  BP00TEN
 Transmission Edt Asset T1   Transmission Edition v5.6
 R Val Unit                  Linux,Solaris Eng MP
IBM Tivoli Network Mgr      IBM Tivoli Network Manager  BP00PML
 Transmission Edt Asset T1   Transmission Edition v5.6
 R Val Unit                  Linux, Sol MLingual MP
IBM Tivoli Network Mgr      IBM Tivoli Network Manager  BP00QML
 Transmission Edt Asset T1   Transmission Edition v5.6
 R Val Unit                  Win,AIX MLingual MPack
IBM Tivoli Network Mgr      IBM Tivoli Network Manager  BP00QML
 Transmission Edt Asset T2   Transmission Edition v5.6
 R ValUnit                   Win,AIX MLingual MPack
IBM Tivoli Network Mgr      IBM Tivoli Network Manager  BP00PML
 Transmission Edt Asset T2   Transmission Edition v5.6
 R ValUnit                   Linux, Sol MLingual MP
IBM Tivoli Network Mgr      IBM Tivoli Network Manager  BP00TEN
 Transmission Edt Asset T2   Transmission Edition v5.6
 R ValUnit                   Linux,Solaris Eng MP
IBM Tivoli Network Mgr      IBM Tivoli Network Manager  BP00TEN
 Transmission Edt T1 Res     Transmission Edition v5.6
 Value Unit                  Linux,Solaris Eng MP
IBM Tivoli Network Mgr      IBM Tivoli Network Manager  BP00PML
 Transmission Edt T1 Res     Transmission Edition v5.6
 Value Unit                  Linux, Sol MLingual MP
IBM Tivoli Network Mgr      IBM Tivoli Network Manager  BP00QML
 Transmission Edt T1 Res     Transmission Edition v5.6
 Value Unit                  Win,AIX MLingual MPack
IBM Tivoli Network Mgr      IBM Tivoli Network Manager  BP00QML
 Transmission Edt T2 Res     Transmission Edition v5.6
 Value Unit                  Win,AIX MLingual MPack
IBM Tivoli Network Mgr      IBM Tivoli Network Manager  BP00PML
 Transmission Edt T2 Res     Transmission Edition v5.6
 Value Unit                  Linux, Sol MLingual MP
IBM Tivoli Network Mgr      IBM Tivoli Network Manager  BP00TEN
 Transmission Edt T2 Res     Transmission Edition v5.6
 Value Unit                  Linux,Solaris Eng MP

Network Manager IP Edition V3.7.0

Entitled Software
Maintenance offerings                                   Part
description                 Media packs description     number
 
IBM Tivoli Network Manager  IBM Tivoli Network Manager  BP00SML
 IP Edition Base per         IP Edition v3.7
 Install                     Multiplatform Multilingual
                             MPack
IBM Tivoli Network Manager  IBM Tivoli Network Manager  BP00REN
 IP Edition Base per         IP Edition v3.7
 Install                     Multiplatform English
                             Media Pack
IBM Tivoli Network Mgr IP   IBM Tivoli Network Manager  BP00REN
 Edition Tier 1 per Res      IP Edition v3.7
 Value Unit                  Multiplatform English
                             Media Pack
IBM Tivoli Network Mgr IP   IBM Tivoli Network Manager  BP00SML
 Edition Tier 1 per Res      IP Edition v3.7
 Value Unit                  Multiplatform Multilingual
                             MPack
IBM Tivoli Network Mgr IP   IBM Tivoli Network Manager  BP00SML
 Edition Tier 2 Res Value    IP Edition v3.7
 Unit                        Multiplatform Multilingual
                             MPack
IBM Tivoli Network Mgr IP   IBM Tivoli Network Manager  BP00REN
 Edition Tier 2 Res Value    IP Edition v3.7
 Unit                        Multiplatform English
                             Media Pack
IBM Tivoli Network Mgr IP   IBM Tivoli Network Manager  BP00REN
 Edt. Asset Tier 1 Res       IP Edition v3.7
 Value Unit                  Multiplatform English
                             Media Pack
IBM Tivoli Network Mgr IP   IBM Tivoli Network Manager  BP00SML
 Edt. Asset Tier 1 Res       IP Edition v3.7
 Value Unit                  Multiplatform Multilingual
                             MPack
IBM Tivoli Network Mgr IP   IBM Tivoli Network Manager  BP00SML
 Edt. Asset Tier 2 Res       IP Edition v3.7
 Value Unit                  Multiplatform Multilingual
                             MPack
IBM Tivoli Network Mgr IP   IBM Tivoli Network Manager  BP00REN
 Edt. Asset Tier 2 Res       IP Edition v3.7
 Value Unit                  Multiplatform English
                             Media Pack

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Shipment will begin on the planned availability date.

Basic license

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Passport Advantage program licenses

IBM Tivoli Network Manager IP Edition

Part description                  Part number
 
Network Manager IP Edition Base
Network Manager IP Edition Base   D60YNLL
 Upgrade From Tivoli NetView®,
 Lic & SWM 12M
Network Manager IP Edition        D60YLLL
 Install(s) License & SW
 Maintenance 12 Months
Network Manager IP Edition        E03S7LL
 Install(s) SW Maintenance Annual
 Renewal
Network Manager IP Edition        D60YMLL
 Install(s) SW Maintenance
 Reinstatement 12 Mont
Network Manager IP Edt. Base      D60YPLL
 Upgrade From Tivoli Switch
 Analyzer Lic & SWM 12

IBM Tivoli Network Manager IP Edition

Part description                  Part number
 
Network Manager IP Edition
 (formerly Precision IP) Tier 1
Network Manager IP Edition        D60YQLL
 Resource Value Unit License & SW
 Maintenance 12
Network Manager IP Edition        E03S8LL
 Resource Value Unit SW
 Maintenance Annual Renew
Network Manager IP Edition        D60YRLL
 Resource Value Unit SW
 Maintenance Reinstatemen
Network Mgr IP Edition Tier 1     D60YSLL
 Upgrade From Tivoli Netview L & SW
 Maint 12 mth
Network Mgr IP Edition Tier 1     D60YTLL
 Upgrade From Tivoli Switch
 Analyzer Lic & SWM

IBM Tivoli Network Manager IP Edition

Part description                  Part number
 
Network Manager IP Edition
 (formerly Precision IP) Tier 2
Network Manager IP Edition        D60YHLL
 Resource Value Unit License & SW
 Maintenance 12
Network Manager IP Edition        E03S6LL
 Resource Value Unit SW
 Maintenance Annual Renew
Network Manager IP Edition        D60YILL
 Resource Value Unit SW
 Maintenance Reinstatemen
Network Manager IP Edition Tier   D60YJLL
 2 Upgrade From Tivoli Netview
 L & SW Maint 12
Network Manager IP Edt. Tier 2    D60YKLL
 Upgrade From Tivoli Switch
 Analyzer L & SWM 12

IBM Tivoli Network Manager IP Edition

Part description                  Part number
 
Network Manager IP Edition
 (formerly Precision IP) Asset
 Tier 1
Network Manager IP Edition Asset  D60Y9LL
 Tier 1 Upgrade From Tivoli
 Netview L & SW 12
Network Manager IP Edition        D60Y7LL
 Resource Value Unit License & SW
 Maintenance 12
Network Manager IP Edition        E03S2LL
 Resource Value Unit SW
 Maintenance Annual Renew
Network Manager IP Edition        D60Y8LL
 Resource Value Unit SW
 Maintenance Reinstatemen
Network Mgr IP Edt. Asset Tier 1  D60YALL
 Upgrade From Tivoli Switch
 Analyzer L & SW

IBM Tivoli Network Manager IP Edition

Part description                  Part number
 
Network Manager IP Edition
 (formerly Precision IP) Asset
 Tier 2
Network Manager IP Edition Asset  D60Y0LL
 Tier 2 Upgrade From Tivoli
 
 Netview L & SW 12
Network Manager IP Edition        D60XYLL
 Resource Value Unit License & SW
 Maintenance 12
Network Manager IP Edition        E03RZLL
 Resource Value Unit SW
 Maintenance Annual Renew
Network Manager IP Edition        D60XZLL
 Resource Value Unit SW
 Maintenance Reinstatemen
Network Mgr. IP Edt. Asset Tier   D60Y1LL
 2 Upgrade From Tivoli Switch
 Analyzer L & SWM

IBM Tivoli Network Manager Transmission Edition

Part description                  Part number
 
Network Manager Transmission
 Edition (formerly Precision TN)
 Tier 1
Network Manager Trans Edt         D60YWLL
 Resource Value Unit License & SW
 Maintenance 12
Network Manager Trans Edt         E03SALL
 Resource Value Unit SW
 Maintenance Annual Renewal
Network Manager Trans Edt         D60YXLL
 Resource Value Unit SW
 Maintenance Reinstatement

IBM Tivoli Network Manager Transmission Edition

Part description                  Part number
 
Network Manager Transmission
 Edition (formerly Precision TN)
 Tier 2
Network Manager Trans Edt         D60YULL
 Resource Value Unit License & SW
 Maintenance 12
Network Manager Trans Edt         E03S9LL
 Resource Value Unit SW
 Maintenance Annual Renewal
Network Manager Trans Edt         D60YVLL
 Resource Value Unit SW
 Maintenance Reinstatement

IBM Tivoli Network Manager Transmission Edition

Part description                  Part number
 
Network Manager Transmission
 Edition (formerly Precision TN)
 Base
Network Manager Trans Edt         D60YYLL
 Install(s) License & SW
 Maintenance 12 Months
Network Manager Trans Edt         E03SBLL
 Install(s) SW Maintenance Annual
 Renewal
Network Manager Trans Edt         D60YZLL
 Install(s) SW Maintenance
 Reinstatement 12 Months

IBM Tivoli Network Manager Transmission Edition

Part description                  Part number
 
Network Manager Transmission
 Edition (formerly Precision TN)
 Asset Tier 1
Network Manager Trans Edt         D60Z2LL
 Resource Value Unit License & SW
 Maintenance 12
Network Manager Trans Edt         E03SDLL
 Resource Value Unit SW
 Maintenance Annual Renewal
Network Manager Trans Edt         D60Z3LL
 Resource Value Unit SW
 Maintenance Reinstatement

IBM Tivoli Network Manager Transmission Edition

Part description                  Part number
 
Network Manager Transmission
 Edition (formerly Precision TN)
 Asset Tier 2
Network Manager Trans Edt         D60Z1LL
 Resource Value Unit License & SW
 Maintenance 12
Network Manager Trans Edt         E03SCLL
 Resource Value Unit SW
 Maintenance Annual Renewal
Network Manager Trans Edt         D60Z0LL
 Resource Value Unit SW
 Maintenance Reinstatement

To order a media pack for Passport Advantage, specify the part number in the quantity you need from the following table:

Description                       Part number
 
IBM Tivoli Network Manager IP     BP00REN
 Edition v3.7 Multiplatform
 English Media Pack
IBM Tivoli Network Manager IP     BP00SML
 Edition v3.7 Multiplatform
 
 Multilingual MPack
IBM Tivoli Network Manager        BP00PML
 Transmission Edition v5.6 Linux,
 Sol MLingual MP
IBM Tivoli Network Manager        BP00TEN
 Transmission Edition v5.6
 Linux,Solaris Eng MP
IBM Tivoli Network Manager        BP00QML
 Transmission Edition v5.6
 Win,AIX MLingual MPack

The products in this announcement are also available via Web download from Passport Advantage.
 
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Terms and conditions

The information provided in this announcement letter is for reference and convenience purposes only. The terms and conditions that govern any transaction with IBM are contained in the applicable contract documents such as the IBM International Program License Agreement, IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement, and the IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance.

Licensing: IBM International Program License Agreement including the License Information document and PoE govern your use of the program. PoEs are required for all authorized use.

Part number products only, offered outside of Passport Advantage, where applicable, are license only and do not include Software Maintenance.

This software license includes Software Maintenance, previously referred to as Software Subscription and Technical Support.

License Information form number(s)

                                          Program
Program name                              number     Form number
 
IBM Tivoli Network Manager IP Edition     5724-S45   L-MARG-6XGP78
IBM Tivoli Network Manager Transmission   5724-S46   L-MARG-6Y8JZ2
 Edition

The program's License Information will be available for review on the IBM Software License Agreement Web site

Limited warranty: Yes

Warranty: These programs include a warranty for one year from acquisition from IBM or an authorized IBM Business Partner. IBM warrants that when the program is used in the specified operating environment, it will conform to its specifications. The warranty applies only to the unmodified portion of the program. IBM does not warrant uninterrupted or error-free operation of the program or that IBM will correct all program defects. You are responsible for the results obtained from the use of the program.

IBM provides you with access to IBM databases containing information on known program defects, defect corrections, restrictions, and bypasses at no additional charge. Consult the IBM Software Support Handbook for further information at

IBM will maintain this information for at least one year after the original licensee acquires the program (warranty period).

Program technical support: Technical support of a program product will be available for a minimum of three years from the general availability date, as long as your Software Maintenance is in effect. This technical support allows you to obtain assistance (via telephone or electronic means) from IBM for product-specific, task-oriented questions regarding the installation and operation of the program product. Software Maintenance also provides you with access to updates, releases, and versions of the program. You will be notified, via announcement letter, of discontinuance of support with 12 months' notice. If you require additional technical support from IBM, including an extension of support beyond the discontinuance date, contact your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner. This extension may be available for a fee.

Money-back guarantee: If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the program and you are the original licensee, you may obtain a refund of the amount you paid for it, if within 30 days of your invoice date you return the program and its PoE to the party from whom you obtained it. If you downloaded the program, you may contact the party from whom you acquired it for instructions on how to obtain the refund.

For programs acquired under the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement, this term applies only to your first acquisition of the program.

Authorization for use on home/portable computer: The program may be stored on the primary machine and another machine, provided that the program is not in active use on both machines at the same time. You may not copy and use this program on another computer without paying additional license fees.

Product name
 
IBM Tivoli Network Manager IP Edition                         No
IBM Tivoli Network Manager Transmission Edition               No

Usage restriction: Yes

Usage is limited to the quantity of resource value units licensed.

For additional information, refer to the License Information document available on the IBM Software License Agreement Web site

Passport Advantage applies: Yes, and through the Passport Advantage Web site at

This product is only available via Passport Advantage. It is not available as shrinkwrap.

Agreement for acquisition of Software Maintenance: The following agreement applies for Software Maintenance and does not require customer signatures:


    IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance (Z125-6011)

Software Maintenance applies: Yes. Software Maintenance is included with licenses purchased through Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express. Product upgrades and technical support are provided by the Software Maintenance offering as described in the Agreements. Product upgrades provide the latest versions and releases to entitled software and Technical Support provides voice and electronic access to IBM support organizations, worldwide.

IBM includes one year of Software Maintenance with each program license acquired. The initial period of Software Maintenance can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available.

While your Software Maintenance is in effect, IBM provides you assistance for your routine, short duration installation and usage (how-to) questions, and code-related questions. IBM provides assistance via telephone and, if available, electronic access, to your IS technical support personnel during the normal business hours (published prime shift hours) of your IBM support center. (This assistance is not available to your end users.) IBM provides Severity 1 assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For additional details, consult your IBM Software Support Handbook at

Software Maintenance does not include assistance for the design and development of applications, your use of programs in other than their specified operating environment, or failures caused by products for which IBM is not responsible under the applicable agreements.

For additional information about the International Passport Advantage Agreement and the IBM International Passport Advantage Express Agreement, visit the Passport Advantage Web site at

Other terms

Volume orders (IVO): No

System i™ Software Maintenance applies: No

Educational allowance available: Not applicable
 
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IBM Electronic Services

IBM has transformed its delivery of hardware and software support services to help you achieve higher system availability. Electronic Services is a Web-enabled solution that offers an exclusive, no-additional-charge enhancement to the service and support available for IBM servers. These services are designed to provide the opportunity for greater system availability with faster problem resolution and preemptive monitoring. Electronic Services comprises two separate, but complementary, elements: Electronic Services news page and Electronic Services Agent.

The Electronic Services news page is a single Internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used to access IBM Internet services and support. The news page enables you to gain easier access to IBM resources for assistance in resolving technical problems.

The Electronic Service Agent™ is no-additional-charge software that resides on your server. It monitors events and transmits system inventory information to IBM on a periodic, client-defined timetable. The Electronic Service Agent automatically reports hardware problems to IBM. Early knowledge about potential problems enables IBM to deliver proactive service that may result in higher system availability and performance. In addition, information collected through the Service Agent is made available to IBM service support representatives when they help answer your questions or diagnose problems. Installation and use of IBM Electronic Service Agent for problem reporting enables IBM to provide better support and service for your IBM server.
 
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Prices

Information on charges is available at Web site

In the Electronic tools category, select the option to Purchase/upgrade tools.

Passport Advantage

For Passport Advantage information and charges, contact your IBM representative or authorized IBM Business Partner. Additional information is also available at

Business Partner information

If you are an IBM Business Partner — Distributor for Workstation Software acquiring products from IBM, you may link to Passport Advantage Online for resellers where you can obtain Business Partner pricing information. An IBM ID and password are required.


 
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Order now

To order, contact the Americas Call Centers or your local IBM representative.

To identify your local IBM representative, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).

 Phone:      800-IBM-CALL (426-2255)
 Fax:        800-2IBM-FAX (242-6329)
 Internet:   callserv@ca.ibm.com
 Mail:       IBM Americas Call Centers
             Dept. Teleweb Customer Support, 9th floor
             105 Moatfield Drive
             North York, Ontario
             Canada M3B 3R1
 
 Reference:  YE001

The Americas Call Centers, our national direct marketing organization, can add your name to the mailing list for catalogs of IBM products.

Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

Trademarks

 
System p5, System p, System z, Virtual Image Facility, System i, and Electronic Service Agent are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Passport Advantage, Tivoli, AIX, DB2, POWERparallel, OS/390, z/OS, S/390, NetView, and PartnerWorld are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Intel and Pentium are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation.
 
Windows and Microsoft are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
 
UNIX is a registered trademark of the Open Company in the United States and other countries.
 
Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries or both.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

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