IBM Tivoli NetView for z/OS V6.2 expands and improves its set of tools for managing complex, multivendor, multiplatform networks and systems from a single point of control

IBM United States Software Announcement 213-445
October 22, 2013


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IBM® Tivoli® NetView® for z/OS® V6.2:

For ordering, contact your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: LE001).



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IBM Tivoli NetView for z/OS V6.2 provides enhanced management for your business-critical IT network infrastructure. Use Tivoli NetView for z/OS to manage your mainframe systems, your IP and SNA networks, and the key services these systems and networks support. It supports heterogeneous networks that include both TCP/IP and SNA, and supports changing network and system requirements that exist on IBM System z® . Through a single console, Tivoli NetView for z/OS provides the ability to manage your entire network.

Product features

System automation: Tivoli NetView for z/OS V6.2 features automation support that simplifies automation configuration, improves system availability, and decreases operational costs, by providing a single, consistent method through which handling of all network and system messages can be automated.

Consolidated and archived message log and enhanced browsing: Tivoli NetView for z/OS V6.2 expands the scope of the consolidated log (CANZLOG) beyond the local system to encompass a sysplex or any arbitrary group of systems. CANZLOG is now able to log messages that are issued before NetView initialization is complete, and offers more flexible filtering criteria.

Enhanced IP management: Tivoli NetView for z/OS V6.2 offers support for multiple, concurrent packet traces per stack, the ability to save packet traces in CTRACE format, and significant ease-of-use enhancements.

Customization enhancements: Tivoli NetView for z/OS V6.2 greatly simplifies the addition of REXX function packages and command environments through the use of new statements in the NetView stylesheet.

Support for GDPS® Active/Active: Tivoli NetView for z/OS support for the GDPS Active/Active continuous availability solution is extended in V6.2 to cover the new Active/Query configuration, providing monitoring of workload status and other managed elements in this configuration for improved availability and automation. IBM Tivoli NetView Monitoring for GDPS provides authorization for use of this NetView support for the Active/Standby and Active/Query configurations. Refer to Software Announcement 213-518, dated October 22, 2013 .

Integration of System z analytics with existing Service Management tooling : Tivoli NetView for z/OS now provides visibility, event management, and problem determination capabilities when System z anomalies are detected.



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Planned availability date
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October 25, 2013



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IBM Tivoli NetView for z/OS V6 capabilities

System automation

Tivoli NetView for z/OS V6 captures MVS™ messages for collection automation and for browsing without having to make difficult configuration choices. A shared data space is established to capture all IBM z/OS , NetView , and job messages into a consolidated log for automation. In addition, all message attributes are exposed and available for automation. You can create your own attributes that can be passed on for further automation or for viewing by operators.

Consolidated and archived message log and enhanced browsing

Tivoli NetView for z/OS provides consolidated access to NetView , system, and job messages:

Enhanced IP management

Tivoli NetView's long history of providing management for the mainframe environment (including the operating system and its communications server) continues with several important V6.2 enhancements to better manage IP networks:

Support for GDPS Active/Active continuous availability solution

Tivoli NetView for z/OS plays a key role in the GDPS Active/Active continuous availability solution. This solution significantly increases system and workload resiliency while also reducing the time to recovery in disaster situations. Tivoli NetView for z/OS V6.2 extends support to the new Active/Query configuration, provides monitoring of workload status and other managed elements in this configuration for improved availability and automation. IBM Tivoli NetView Monitoring for GDPS provides authorization for use of this NetView support for the Active/Standby and Active/Query configurations. Refer to Software Announcement 213-518, dated October 22, 2013 .

Additional V6.2 enhancements: Support of System z Analytics ( IBM zAware)

Installation enhancements

Problem determination enhancements

Tivoli NetView for z/OS V6.2 simplifies the collection of diagnostic information often needed by IBM Service, through a new command that collects all of the data resulting from a number of existing diagnostic commands such as TASKUTIL, LISTVAR, and RESOURCE. Additionally, NetView automatically dumps the most recent activity from the active CANZLOG data space when an ABEND dump is taken.

Cryptographic enhancements

Tivoli NetView for z/OS V6.2 updates its product components to stronger levels of cryptographic support (algorithms and key length) in order to comply with the National Institute of Standards and Technology ( NIST) Special Publication (SP) 800-131A guideline. Tivoli NetView for z/OS V6.2 supports this transition to SP 800-131A in order to better secure sensitive customer data.

Other benefits of Tivoli NetView for z/OS V6:

Business Partner information

If you are a Direct Reseller - System Reseller acquiring products from IBM, you may link directly to Business Partner information for this announcement. A PartnerWorld ID and password are required (use IBM ID).

https://www.ibm.com/partnerworld/mem/sla.jsp?num=213-445

Accessibility by people with disabilities

A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) containing details on accessibility compliance can be requested at

http://www.ibm.com/able/product_accessibility/index.html


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IBM Tivoli NetView for z/OS V6.2 provides a comprehensive set of tools for maintaining complex, multivendor, multiplatform networks, and systems from a single point of control.

Tivoli NetView supports and participates in Integrated Service Management, and demonstrates the importance of network and systems management in providing visibility, control, and automation across both business and IT. By fully participating and working with both the Configuration and Change Management Database (CCMDB) and IBM Tivoli Application Dependency Discovery Manager product sets, Tivoli NetView for z/OS can preserve your investments in NetView and exploit its new functionality to better manage not just your IT resources but also the technical and business processes that govern how an enterprise functions.

Tivoli NetView for z/OS provides management functions that work in cooperation with other products or can function alone. As a stand-alone management application, Tivoli NetView manages both TCP/IP resources and SNA resources, and provides facilities to automate the handling of any network or system event.

Tivoli NetView for z/OS is a core integration point for IBM Integrated System Management. Examples of products that work with Tivoli NetView for z/OS V6.2 include:



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Notice of planned withdrawal

IBM Tivoli NetView for z/OS V6.2 is the last release that will support the following functions:

IBM's statements regarding its plans, directions, and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice at IBM's sole discretion. Information regarding potential future products is intended to outline our general product direction and it should not be relied on in making a purchasing decision. The information mentioned regarding potential future products is not a commitment, promise, or legal obligation to deliver any material, code, or functionality. Information about potential future products may not be incorporated into any contract. The development, release, and timing of any future features or functionality described for our products remains at our sole discretion.



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SmoothStart/installation services

IBM SmoothStart Services and Installation Services are not provided.



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Reference information
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For complete information about IBM Tivoli NetView Monitoring for GDPS , refer to Software Announcement 213-518, dated October 22, 2013 .



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Program         Program
number    VRM   name
 
5697-NV6  6.2   IBM Tivoli NetView for z/OS


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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

IBM Tivoli NetView for z/OS V6.2 runs in a virtual storage environment on any IBM system configuration with sufficient storage that supports IBM z/OS V1.12, or later.

NetView for z/OS Enterprise Management Agent

Any hardware that supports one of the following operating systems:

NetView Management Console

Topology server

Any hardware that supports one of the following operating systems:

Topology console

Any hardware that supports one of the following operating systems with TCP/IP installed:

Tivoli NetView for z/OS web application (HTTP Server and web application server)

Any hardware that supports one of the following operating systems running on IBM WebSphere Application Server V8 or the embedded version of IBM WebSphere Application Server V8:

The install footprint is 880 MB of fixed disk space for Microsoft Windows and 950 MB for all other platforms.

For additional hardware requirements for IBM WebSphere Application Server V8, refer to the WebSphere documentation for the applicable platform.

Tivoli NetView for z/OS MultiSystem Manager component

The IBM NetView MultiSystem Manager agent for IBM Tivoli Network Manager runs in many different environments. The hardware required is any hardware that supports one of the environments listed below. The topology agent for IBM Tivoli Network Manager is shipped with Tivoli NetView for z/OS on the workstation DVD.

AIX

When the IBM NetView MultiSystem Manager agent for IBM Tivoli Network Manager is installed on AIX , the agent requires hardware that supports the following:

Linux

When the IBM NetView MultiSystem Manager agent for IBM Tivoli Network Manager is installed on Linux , the agent requires hardware that supports the following:

Microsoft Windows

When the IBM NetView MultiSystem Manager agent for IBM Tivoli Network Manager is installed on Windows , the agent requires hardware that supports the following:

Software requirements

This section defines the minimum programming requirements for IBM Tivoli NetView for z/OS V6.2 and its operating environments. Specific functions of Tivoli NetView for z/OS may require additional products or higher levels of the products listed below.

IBM Tivoli NetView for z/OS is executed as an application on the z/OS operating system. Tivoli NetView for z/OS support is provided at the listed levels or subsequent levels that are upward compatible, unless otherwise stated. Upward compatibility means that functions provided by the earlier releases are still supported.

Programming requirements for all functions:

Topology console

One of the following:

Server communications with Tivoli NetView for z/OS using LU 6.2

For LU 6.2 connections, one of the following is required:

NMC Server Audit Log: To use a web browser to view the audit log requires a browser which supports eXtensible Stylesheet Language (XSL). Common browsers which support XSL include:

Tivoli NetView web application

HTTP Server and Web Application Server

One of the following operating systems with TCP/IP installed:

Web browsers

The supported web browser versions for the Tivoli NetView web application are:

Event/Automation Service to and from the Tivoli Enterprise Console®

Issuing z/OS UNIX™ Services Commands from NetView

Management of Frame Relay (DTE) and Ethernet

NetView Parallel Transmission Group Support

NetView Network Asset Management

This provides NCP vital product data (VPD) and hardware device vital product information for those devices that support the Request Product Set ID (PSID) architecture:

NetView Performance Monitor (NPM)

System Authorization Facility (SAF) security checking

z/OS Security Server (5694-A01) or an equivalent SAF product is required for SAF security checking of each of the following functions:

Topology feature for IBM Tivoli Network Manager: IBM NetView MultiSystem Manager agent for IBM Tivoli Network Manager runs in many different environments. The requirements for each environment are included below.

AIX

When the IBM NetView MultiSystem Manager agent for IBM Tivoli Network Manager is installed on AIX , the agent requires hardware that supports the following:

Linux

When the IBM NetView MultiSystem Manager agent for IBM Tivoli Network Manager is installed on Linux , the agent requires hardware that supports the following:

Microsoft Windows

When the IBM NetView MultiSystem Manager agent for IBM Tivoli Network Manager is installed on Windows , the agent requires hardware that supports the following:

Web Services Gateway

User group requirements

These requests are implemented or partially implemented in Tivoli NetView for z/OS V6.2:

11625    Netview SETSSI ACTIVATE request
13103    Add HDRMTYPE and domain to CANZLOG
13979    Eliminate IPL requirement for Netview for z/OS upgrade
14615    Remove the IPL requirement for NetView V6
14619    CANZLOG Sysplex wide capability
15878    Export PKTS trace data for IPCS processing
17861    NetView improvements required for IPL time to
               handle messages prior to NetView startup
24411    Turning on new features in NetView for z/OS is too complex.
               Improve documentation and samples to simplify
26647    Add pipe stage to suppress command response from syslog
28122    in CANZLOG have an example on the page on how you put in
              date and time
28186    For Panel FKXK2A22 Add the ability to utilize Static VIPAs
29237    NetView V6.1 - Performance improvement of
              message processing

Security, auditability, and control

IBM Tivoli NetView for z/OS V6.2 uses the security and auditability features of the host hardware or 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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Ordering z/OS through the Internet

ShopzSeries provides an easy way to plan and order your z/OS ServerPac or CBPDO. It will analyze your current installation, determine the correct product migration, and present your new configuration based on z/OS . Additional products can also be added to your order (including determination of whether all product requisites are satisfied). ShopzSeries is available in the US, Canada, and several countries in Europe. In countries where ShopzSeries is not available yet, contact your IBM representative (or IBM Business Partner) to handle your order via the traditional IBM ordering process. For more details and availability, visit the ShopzSeries Website at

http://www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/ShopzSeries/ShopzSeries.jsp

New licensees

Orders for new licenses can be placed now.

Registered customers can access IBMLink for ordering information and charges.

Shipment will begin on the planned availability date.

New users of Tivoli NetView for z/OS should specify:

Type: 5697       Model: NV6
Parallel Sysplex® license charge (PSLC) basic license

To order a basic license, specify the program number and quantity of MSU.

If there is more than one program copy in a Parallel Sysplex , the charge for all copies is associated to one license by specifying the applicable PSLC license options and quantity represented by the sum of the Service Units in Millions (MSUs) in your Parallel Sysplex . For all other program copies, specify the System Usage Registration No-Charge (SYSUSGREG NC) Identifier on the licenses.

Entitlement                               License option/
identifier        Description             Pricing metric

S016RPV           IBM Tivoli NetView for  Basic MLC, PSLC below 3 MSU
                  z/OS V6.2               Basic MLC, PSLC AD
                                          SYSUSGREG NC, PSLC AD
 
S016RPM           Tivoli Enterprise       Basic MLC, PSLC below 3 MSU
                  Monitoring Agent V6.2   Basic MLC, PSLC AD
 
S016RPT                                   License Certificate
Workload License Charge (WLC) basic license

If there is more than one program copy in a Parallel Sysplex , the charge for all copies is associated to one license by specifying the applicable WLC license options and quantity represented by the sum of the Service Units in Millions (MSUs) in your Parallel Sysplex . For all other program copies, specify the Workload Registration Variable WLC Identifier on the licenses.

Entitlement                              License option/
identifier        Description            Pricing metric

S016RPV           IBM Tivoli NetView     Basic MLC, Variable  WLC
                  for z/OS V6.2          Workload Registration,
                                         License Certificate
 
S016RPM           Tivoli Enterprise      Basic MLC, Variable WLC
                  Monitoring Agent V6.2  Workload Registration,
 
S016RPT                                  License Certificate
Entry Workload License Charge (EWLC) basic license

To order a basic license, specify the program number and the quantity of MSUs.

Entitlement                                  License option/
identifier          Description              Pricing metric

S016RPV             IBM Tivol NetView for    Basic MLC, Entry WLC
                    z/OS V6.2                License certificate
 
S016RPM             Tivoli Enterprise        Basic MLC, Entry WLC
                    Monitoring Agent V6.2
 
S016RPT                                      License Certificate
Growth opportunity license charge (GOLC)

To order a basic license, specify the program number and the correct level.

Specify the GOLC monthly license option.
 
Entitlement                                  License option/
identifier          Description              Pricing metric
 
S016RPV             IBM Tivoli NetView       Basic MLC, GOLC
                    for z/OS                 License Certificate
 
S016RPM             Tivoli Enterprise        Basic MLC, GOLC
                    Monitoring Agent V6.2
 
S016RPT                                      License Certificate
System z entry license charge (zELC)

To order zELC software, specify the program number and z800 model.

Specify the zELC monthly license option.
 
Entitlement                                  License option/
identifier          Description              Pricing metric

S016RPV             IBM Tivoli NetView       Basic MLC, zELC
                    for z/OS V6.2            License Certificate
 
S016RPM             Tivoli Enterprise        Basic MLC, zELC
                    Monitoring Agent V6.2
 
S016RPT                                      License Certificate
Advanced Workload License Charge (AWLC) basic license
Entitlement                              License option/
identifier        Description            Pricing metric

S016RPV           IBM Tivoli NetView     Basic MLC, Advanced WLC
                  for z/OS V6.2          Workload Registration
                                         License Certificate
 
S016RPM           Tivoli Enterprise      Basic MLC, Advanced WLC
                  Monitoring Agent V6.2  Workload Registration
S016RPT                                  License Certificate

For more information about the AWLCharge, refer to Software Announcement 210-238, dated July 22, 2010 .

Single version charging

To elect single version charging, the customer must notify and identify to IBM the prior program and replacement program and the designated machine the programs are operating on.

Basic machine-readable material
 
Orderable
Supply ID: Language    Distribution medium       Description

S016RPP    US English  3590/3592 Tape Cartridge  Tivoli NetView for
                                                  z/OS - English
S016RPW    US English  3590/3592 Tape Cartridge  Tivoli Enterprise
                                                  Monitoring Agent
Optional machine-readable material

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Customized offerings

Product deliverables are shipped only via CBPDO, ServerPac, SystemPac.

CBPDO and ServerPac are offered for Internet delivery in countries where ShopzSeries product ordering is available. Internet delivery reduces software delivery time and allows you to install software without the need to handle tapes. For more details on Internet delivery, refer to the ShopzSeries help information at

http://www.software.ibm.com/ShopzSeries

You choose the delivery method when you order the software. IBM recommends Internet delivery. In addition to Internet and DVD, the supported tape delivery options for CBPDO, ServerPac, SystemPac include:

Most products can be ordered in ServerPac and SystemPac the month following their availability on CBPDO. z/OS can be ordered via all three offerings at general availability. Production of software product orders will begin on the planned general availability date.



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The terms for IBM Tivoli NetView for z/OS V5.3, as previously announced in Software Announcement 207-163, dated July 24, 2007 , and V6, as previously announced in Software Announcement 211-186, dated May 24, 2011 , licensed under the IBM Customer Agreement, are unaffected by this announcement.

IBM Operational Support Services - SupportLine

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Electronic Service Agent™ and the IBM Electronic Support web portal are dedicated to providing fast, exceptional support to IBM Systems customers. The IBM Electronic Service Agent tool is a no-additional-charge tool that proactively monitors and reports hardware events, such as system errors, performance issues, and inventory. The Electronic Service Agent tool can help you stay focused on your company's strategic business initiatives, save time, and spend less effort managing day-to-day IT maintenance issues. Servers enabled with this tool can be monitored remotely around the clock by IBM Support all at no additional cost to you.

Now integrated into the base operating system of AIX V5.3, AIX V6.1, and AIX V7.1, Electronic Service Agent is designed to automatically and electronically report system failures and utilization issues to IBM , which can result in faster problem resolution and increased availability. System configuration and inventory information collected by the Electronic Service Agent tool also can be viewed on the secure Electronic Support web portal, and used to improve problem determination and resolution by you and the IBM support team. To access the tool main menu, simply type smitty esa_main, and select Configure Electronic Service Agent . In addition, ESA now includes a powerful Web user interface, giving the administrator easy access to status, tool settings, problem information, and filters. For more information and documentation on how to configure and use Electronic Service Agent , refer to

http://www.ibm.com/support/electronic

The IBM Electronic Support portal is a single Internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used to access IBM Internet services and support. This portal enables you to gain easier access to IBM resources for assistance in resolving technical problems. The My Systems and Premium Search functions make it even easier for Electronic Service Agent tool-enabled customers to track system inventory and find pertinent fixes.

Benefits

Increased uptime: The Electronic Service Agent tool is designed to enhance the Warranty or Maintenance Agreement by providing faster hardware error reporting and uploading system information to IBM Support. This can translate to less wasted time monitoring the symptoms, diagnosing the error, and manually calling IBM Support to open a problem record. Its 24 x 7 monitoring and reporting mean no more dependence on human intervention or off-hours customer personnel when errors are encountered in the middle of the night.

Security: The Electronic Service Agent tool is designed to be secure in monitoring, reporting, and storing the data at IBM . The Electronic Service Agent tool securely transmits either via the Internet (HTTPS or VPN) or modem, and can be configured to communicate securely through gateways to provide customers a single point of exit from their site. Communication is one way. Activating Electronic Service Agent does not enable IBM to call into a customer's system. System inventory information is stored in a secure database, which is protected behind IBM firewalls. It is viewable only by the customer and IBM . The customer's business applications or business data is never transmitted to IBM .

More accurate reporting: Since system information and error logs are automatically uploaded to the IBM Support center in conjunction with the service request, customers are not required to find and send system information, decreasing the risk of misreported or misdiagnosed errors. Once inside IBM , problem error data is run through a data knowledge management system and knowledge articles are appended to the problem record.

Customized support: Using the IBM ID entered during activation, customers can view system and support information in the My Systems and Premium Search sections of the Electronic Support website at

http://www.ibm.com/support/electronic

My Systems provides valuable reports of installed hardware and software using information collected from the systems by Electronic Service Agent . Reports are available for any system associated with the customer's IBM ID. Premium Search combines the function of search and the value of Electronic Service Agent information, providing advanced search of the technical support knowledgebase. Using Premium Search and the Electronic Service Agent information that has been collected from your system, customers are able to see search results that apply specifically to their systems.

For more information on how to utilize the power of IBM Electronic Services, contact your IBM Systems Services Representative, or visit

http://www.ibm.com/support/electronic


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Prices for Tivoli NetView for z/OS V6.2 remain the same and are unaffected by this announcement.

For additional information, refer to Software Announcement 211-186, dated May 24, 2011 .

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