IBM AIX Systems Network Architecture Manager/6000 General Availability

June 21, 1994
Announcement Number: 294-378

Document's Table of Contents:

(Corrected on July 11, 1994) Architecture/6000 has been changed to Architecture Manager/6000 in the title.

(Corrected on June 21, 1994) Deleted Japanese ordering information from Ordering Information section and updated In-Brief information.


IBM AIX(R) Systems Network Architecture Manager/6000 (SNA Manager/6000) enables management of SNA resources from a RISC System/6000 platform using IBM AIX SystemView(R) NetView(R)/6000. SNA Manager/6000 provides a link between NetView and NetView/6000 for SNA subarea data, obtaining SNA subarea topology and status from the host portion of the NetView Graphic Monitor Facility and passing it to the General Topology Manager in NetView/6000. NetView/6000 is then able to graphically display the SNA subarea topology and status on the workstation using OSF MOTIF** and X-Windows.

SNA Manager/6000 configures NetView/6000 with new commands for managing SNA resources, such as Activate, Inactivate, and Recycle. A generic NetView command line is provided, enabling the user to enter any command that can be entered from the NetView command line. Commands are sent back to NetView for execution.

SNA Manager/6000 displays SNA alerts on NetView/6000 both dynamically when an event occurs and statically when a resource is selected from the graphical display.

Product Information for SNA Manager/6000 was initially provided in Software Announcement 293-467, dated September 14, 1993.

On October 29, 1993, IBM shipped the product to customers to validate its quality objectives; validation activities with these customers have confirmed readiness of the product.

Planned Availability Date: July 15, 1994

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**    Product or company name is a trademark or registered trademark
      of its respective holder.
IN BRIEF . . .

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| o  The NetView/6000 operator can:                                 |
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|    -  Access the TCP/IP, non-TCP/IP and SNA subarea resource      |
|       status and topology from a single workstation               |
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|    -  Manage SNA resources through execution of NetView, common   |
|       VTAM(R) and generic commands such as Activate, Inactivate,  |
|       and Recycle                                                 |
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|    -  Interface to NetView using the command line or C programs   |
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| o  All of the SNA automation capabilities of NetView are still    |
|    in place and available when the operator workplace is SNA      |
|    Manager/6000                                                   |
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| o  Supports multiple operator workstations from a single copy of  |
|    SNA Manager/6000                                               |
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| o  The views created by the view preprocessor for the NetView     |
|    Graphic Monitor Facility workstation on OS/2(R) can be used    |
|    without change on SNA Manager/6000                             |
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| o  The SNA Manager/6000 end-user interface is consistent with     |
|    OSF MOTIF and conforms to SystemView Integration Level 1       |
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Specified Operating Environment

Hardware Requirements: The IBM AIX Systems Network Architecture Manager/6000 licensed program product runs on the RISC System/6000(R) POWERstations(TM) and POWERservers(TM).

IBM AIX Systems Network Architecture Manager/6000 is designed to execute with IBM AIX SystemView NetView/6000 on a properly configured RISC System/6000 system. It requires a minimum of the following additional hardware:

                    Additional     Additional       Additional
Usage level         Megabytes      Megabytes        Megabytes
(Physical Units)    of Memory     of Pagespace    of Disk Space

1 to 1,000 16 40 50 1,001 to 5,000 16 to 48 40 to 120 50 to 70 5,001 to 15,000 48 to 104 120 to 260 70 to 140 15,000 + 104 + 260 + 140 +

Software Requirements: The following are the updated minimum software requirements to run IBM AIX Systems Network Architecture Manager/6000:
  • NetView Version 2 Release 3 for MVS/XA(TM) (5685-138), MVS/ESA(TM) (5685-111) or VM/ESA(R) (5756-051) or later
  • IBM AIX SystemView NetView/6000 Version 2 Release 1 (5696-362)
  • IBM AIX SNA Services/6000 Version 1.2 (5601-287) or IBM AIX SNA Server/6000 Version 2.1 (5765-247)
  • AIX DCE Threads/6000 Version 1.1 (5765-232) or AIX DCE Base Services/6000 Version 1.2 (5765-117)
  • AIX Version 3.2.4 or later (5756-030)
  • Any facility to download data from NetView to the RISC System/6000, such as one of the following:
    • Transaction Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) on MVS
    • File Transfer Program support from TCP/IP on the host operating system
    • The FXFER command in AIX 3270 Host Connection Program/6000 (HCON)
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New Licensees: Orders for new licenses will be accepted now. Shipment will begin on the planned availability date.

New users of IBM AIX Systems Network Architecture Manager/6000 should specify:

         Type           Model

5765 233

Basic License: To order a basic license specify the program number and feature number 9001 for asset registration. Specify the feature numbers for the desired tier (usage level). For example, to order usage for Tier 3, order incrementally by specifying the features for Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3. A Usage Key Memo is required for a tier level other than Tier 1. The Usage Key Memo will contain the password that is used to enable additional resources.

Also, specify the feature number of the desired distribution medium shown below.

                 Usage Level                 One-Time Charge
Tier           (Physical Units)               Feature Number

1 1 to 1,000 2050 2 1,001 to 5,000 2051 3 5,001 to 15,000 2052 4 over 15,000 2053

Usage is based on the number of physical units (PUs) controlled through IBM AIX Systems Network Architecture Manager/6000. Physical units are SNA nodes.

Basic Machine-Readable Material: To order, select the feature number of the desired distribution medium:

Environment          Number        Distribution Medium

Tier 1 (English) 5902 8 mm Tape Cartridge 5900 1/4-inch Tape Cartridge QIC120 QIC120 Tier 2 (English) 5262 Usage Key Memo Tier 3 (English) 5263 Usage Key Memo Tier 4 (English) 5264 Usage Key Memo

Customization Options: Select the appropriate feature numbers to customize your order to specify the delivery options desired. These features can be specified on the initial or MES orders.

Example: If publications are not desired for the initial order, and for future updates, specify feature numbers 3470 to ship media only, and 3480 to ship media updates only. In the future, if publication updates were required, order an MES to remove feature number 3480, and the publications will ship with the next release for the program.

Initial Shipments

Feature Description

3444 Serial Number Only (suppresses shipment of media and documentation)

3470 Ship Media Only (suppresses initial shipment of documentation)

3471 Ship Documentation Only (suppresses initial shipment of media)

Update Shipments

Feature Description

3480 Ship Media Updates Only (suppresses update shipment of documentation)

3481 Ship Documentation Only (suppresses update shipment of media)

3482 Suppress Updates (suppresses update shipment of media and documentation) Expedite Shipments

Feature Description

3445 Local IBM Office Expedite (for IBM use only)

3446 Customer Expedite Process Charge ($30 charge for each product)

Expedite shipments will be processed to receive 72 hour delivery from the time IBM Software Manufacturing Solutions (ISMS) receives the order. ISMS will then ship the order via overnight air transportation.

DSLO License: To order a DSLO license specify the program number and feature number 9901 for asset registration. Specify the feature numbers for the desired tier (usage level). For example, to order usage for Tier 3, order incrementally by specifying the features for Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3.

                 Usage Level                 One-Time Charge
Tier           (Physical Units)               Feature Number

1 1 to 1,000 3050 2 1,001 to 5,000 3051 3 5,001 to 15,000 3052 4 over 15,000 3053

Unlicensed Documentation: A memo and one copy of the following publications are supplied automatically with the basic machine-readable material:
 Title                                           Number

SNA Manager/6000 Managing a World of Difference GC31-7158 SNA Manager/6000 Licensed Program Specifications GC31-7159 SNA Manager/6000 User's Guide SC31-7157

Additional copies of unlicensed publications will be available for a fee after product availability. These copies may be ordered from your IBM representative, through the System Library Subscription Service (SLSS) or by direct order.

Displayable Softcopy Publications: The IBM AIX Systems Network Architecture Manager/6000 User's Guide is shipped in displayable softcopy form. The displayable manual is part of the basic machine-readable material. The files are shipped on the same media type as the basic machine-readable material.

The SNA Manager/6000 User's Guide will also be available on the Networking Systems Softcopy Collection kit CD-ROM or 3480 tape cartridge. These displayable manuals can be used with the BookManager(R) licensed programs in any of the supported environments. Terms and conditions for use of the machine-readable files are shipped with the files.

Subsequent updates (technical newsletters or revisions between releases) to the publications shipped with the product will be distributed to the user of record for as long as a license for this software remains in effect. A separate publication order or subscription is not needed.


Licensing: The program in this announcement is licensed under the terms of the IBM Customer Agreement.

Variable Charges Apply: No

Installation License or Location License Applies: No. A separate license is required for each machine on which the licensed program materials will be used.

Usage Restriction Applies: Yes. The customer cannot exceed the maximum number of physical units per tier level without placing an order to upgrade to the desired tier level. A management tool is designed into the product to help customers manage the number of physical units.

Educational Allowance: A 15% educational allowance is applicable toward eligible license charges and is available to qualifying institutions in accordance with the Educational Allowance Attachment.

The educational allowance may not be added to any other discount or allowance.

Volume Discount

Volume Orders: For information regarding volume orders, contact your IBM representative.

Warranted: Yes

Licensed Program Materials Availability: Restricted Materials -- No. This licensed program will be available without source licensed program materials. It will be available in object code.

Testing Period: None DSLO -- Not applicable

Satisfaction Guarantee: Yes. IBM provides a two month unconditional guarantee for any reason for basic licenses. IBM will credit the price paid. The guarantee period starts 10 days after IBM ships the program, or on the day IBM authorizes the customer to make an Additional License copy.

Program Services: Central Service, including the IBM Support Center, for DSLO licenses will be provided only through the customer location designated for the basic license.


Current charges are unaffected by this announcement.

One-Time Charge: Customers who pay a one-time charge for a licensed program receive enhancements and future releases, if any, at no additional charge. Significant new function may be offered as an optional feature and charged for separately. If a replacement program is announced and the customer elects to license the replacement program for a one-time charge and replace the prior program, an upgrade charge may apply.

Usage Charge: Charges for this program are based on usage levels. When a customer upgrades to a higher level of usage, a usage upgrade charge will apply, equal to the difference between the charge for the current level of usage and the higher level of usage.