July 6, 1999
Tivoli Software Distribution for OS/390 Offers Comprehensive Management and Services
(Corrected on July 13, 1999)
At a Glance
Tivoli Software Distribution for OS/390:
For ordering, contact:
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The best systems management has gotten better. Tivoli Software Distribution for OS/390® provides server support for OS/390. In conjunction with its distributed counterpart, Tivoli Software Distribution, (5697-SWD), it provides a robust framework of services and applications for the distribution and maintenance of operating systems, applications, and data across networks composed of workstations that run on a variety of software platforms. The server capabilities allow distribution of packages from OS/390 to non-OS/390 systems. As a Software Distribution server, OS/390 can be used as the source host and distribution can be initiated from a non-OS/390 system.
What Does This Mean to You?
For a detailed description of the hardware and software prerequisites, refer to the Technical Requirements section.
Planned Availability Dates
Tivoli Software Distribution for OS/390, in conjunction with Tivoli Software Distribution, (5697-SWD), provides a robust framework of services and applications for the distribution and maintenance of operating systems, applications, and data across networks composed of widely distributed crossplatform systems. The server distributes packages from OS/390 to non-OS/390 systems. This OS/390 server can be used as the source host and distribution can be initiated from a non-OS/390 system.
The OS/390 server capabilities support the following software package distribution:
The distributed software "package", the entity to be distributed and installed on a workstation, may contain the following:
The creation of a package is a simple task that can be performed using either the product Command Line Interface, the package property graphical user interface (GUI), or the Auto Pack Control Center feature.
By using the Tivoli USERLINK for Software Distribution, end users using the workstation Web browser can download Software Distribution packages that are required, or that were not received in a prior distribution.
Tivoli Software Distribution for OS/390 also provides a Command Line Interface that customizes the filepack content and initiates the installation procedure. The Command Line Interface can be executed from the server or from the Managed Nodes in the Tivoli Management Region (TMR) for further automation and flexibility.
Tivoli Software Distribution for OS/390 supports AutoPack files created by the AutoPack Control Center feature (available from the distributed counterpart Tivoli Software Distribution (5697-SWD)). The Autopack Control Center, when installed on a Windows-based machine, creates an AutoPack file that contains all the files necessary to install a "shrink-wrapped" application such as Microsoft Office 97 or Netscape Navigator. The AutoPack file also includes configuration scripts needed to perform system configuration changes on the client machine. Using Software Distribution for OS/390, the AutoPack file can be sent to client machines for application installation.
In addition, Tivoli Software Distribution for OS/390 can remove software which is no longer needed on the workstations.
When used in conjunction with Tivoli Inventory for OS/390 (5697-F04), Tivoli Software Distribution for OS/390 will automatically update the Inventory database with data on the distribution history. Users can keep track of licensing information and service update recipients. For example, if the user needs to install a service update on a group of workstations, a list of the workstations where the original software was installed can be easily obtained from a database query.
Tivoli Software Distribution for OS/390 can optionally send Tivoli Enterprise Console (TEC) Events to a TEC server in order to provide notification and automation management. For example, if the distribution fails for some of the targets, an event of Software Distribution type is sent to the TEC server along with the list of failing targets.
This product is Year 2000 ready. When used in accordance with its associated documentation, it is capable of correctly processing, providing, and/or receiving date data within and between the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, provided that all products (for example, hardware, software, and firmware) used with the product properly exchange accurate date data with it.
Tivoli Software Distribution for OS/390 is intended for customers who wish to use the OS/390 as a Tivoli Management Region (TMR) server for the distributed counterpart product Tivoli Software Distribution (5697-SWD).
Hardware and Software Support Services
Tivoli Professional Services (Tivoli-PS) provide fee-based enterprise management service to support Tivoli Software Distribution for OS/390. These services focus on a rapid installation and introduction of Tivoli Software Distribution for OS/390 into a customer's information technology environment. Tivoli-PS can provide services in the areas of:
Tivoli-PS provides the latest technologies employed by Tivoli Software Distribution for OS/390.
Statements made in this announcement regarding Year 2000 are "Year 2000 Readiness Disclosures" under the Year 2000 Information and Readiness Disclosure Act of 1998, a U.S. statute enacted on October 19, 1998.
Training is offered through Tivoli Systems and IBM Learning Services.
For current information on Tivoli System education, call 800-2Tivoli (284-8654) (512-794-9070 outside the U.S.), send an e-mail to email@example.com, or visit the Tivoli Systems home page on the Internet (select "Product" for training information) at:
For current information on IBM Learning Services courses in the U.S., contact 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322). Outside the U.S., contact your local IBM Learning Services representative. Worldwide information is also available on the IBM Learning Services home page on the Internet at:
Specified Operating Environment
For Tivoli Software Distribution for OS/390
Optional Recommended Software
Limitations: This release does not offer endpoint support for OS/390. An OS/390 system cannot be used as a target system for distribution, except when the OS/390 system is a an OS/390 Tivoli Management Region (TMR).
Security, Auditability, and Control
This program uses the security and auditability features of the host software. The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.
Orders for new licenses can be placed now.
Shipment will begin on the planned availability date.
New users of Tivoli Software Distribution for OS/390 should specify:
Type Model 5697 F03
Also, specify the feature of the desired distribution medium.
Separate licenses of Tivoli Software Distribution (5697-SWD) are required for every non-OS/390 client and server being managed from the Tivoli Software Distribution for OS/390 server.
For further information on ordering and licensing requirements for Tivoli Software Distribution (5697-SWD), refer to the following Software Announcements:
Feature Distribution Language Number Medium English (U.S.) 5702 4-mm tape French 5712 4-mm tape Brazilian 5732 4-mm tape Portuguese German 5742 4-mm tape Spanish 5752 4-mm tape Italian 5762 4-mm tape English (U.S.) 5802 3480 tape cartridge Feature Distribution Language Number Medium French 5812 3480 tape cartridge Brazilian 5832 3480 tape Portuguese cartridge German 5842 3480 tape cartridge Spanish 5852 3480 tape cartridge Italian 5862 3480 tape cartridge English (U.S.) 5801 9/6250 tape French 5811 9/6250 tape Brazilian 5831 9/6250 tape Portuguese German 5841 9/6250 tape Spanish 5851 9/6250 tape Italian 5861 9/6250 tape English 3450 Satellite Delivery
Refer to Services Announcement 696-033 , dated October 10, 1996, for additional information regarding electronic delivery.
Example: If publications are not desired for the initial order, specify feature number 3470 to ship media only. For future updates, specify feature number 3480 to ship media updates only. If, in the future, publication updates are required, order an MES to remove feature number 3480; then, the publications will ship with the next release of the program.
Feature Description Number Initial Shipments Serial Number Only (suppresses shipment 3444 of media and documentation) Ship Media Only (suppresses initial 3470 shipment of documentation) Ship Documentation Only (suppresses 3471 initial shipment of media) Update Shipments Ship Media Updates Only (suppresses 3480 update shipment of documentation) Ship Documentation Only (suppresses 3481 update shipment of media) Suppress Updates (suppresses update 3482 shipment of media and documentation) Expedite Shipments Local IBM Office Expedite 3445 (for IBM use only) Customer Expedite Process Charge 3446 ($30 charge for each product)
Expedite shipments will be processed to receive 72-hour delivery from the time IBM Software Manufacturing Solutions (SMS) receives the order. SMS will then ship the order via overnight air transportation.
Tivoli Software Distribution for OS/390 (5697-F03)
U.S. Brazilian English Portuguese Japanese French Tivoli Software GI10-8041 **English Only** Distribution for OS/390 Program Directory Tivoli Software GC32-0318 G517-6832 GC32-0318 GC11-1574 Distribution (English) for OS/390 Licensed Program Specifications Tivoli Software GI10-8042 G517-6834 GB88-7420 GI11-0091 Distribution for OS/390 Release Notes
Simplified German Italian Korean Spanish Chinese Tivoli Software GI10-8041 **English Only** Distribution for OS/390 Program Directory Tivoli Software GC32-0318 GC32-0318 GA30-0780 GC32-0318 GB84-0074 Distribution (English) (English) (English) for OS/390 Licensed Program Specifications Tivoli Software GI10-8042 GI10-8042 GA30-0779 GI10-5244 GB84-0077 Distribution (English) (English) for OS/390 Release Notes for OS/390
In addition to the OS/390 publications for Tivoli Software Distribution for OS/390, a complete set of publications for Tivoli Software Distribution (5697-SWD) are also included. They are as follows:
Tivoli Software Distribution (5697-SWD)
U.S. Brazilian English Portuguese Japanese French TME 10 Software GC31-8330 G517-1366 GC88-7877 GC11-1474 Distribution 3.6 User's Guide TME 10 Software SC31-8331 S517-1367 SC88-7878 SC31-8331 Distribution 3.6 (English) Reference Manual TME 10 Software GC32-0294 G517-6743 GD88-7105 GC11-1523 Distribution 3.6 AutoPack Guide TME 10 Software GI10-3014 G517-6714 GB88-7852 GI11-0022 Distribution 3.6 Release Notes TME 10 Software GI10-8019 G517-6791 GB88-7901 GI11-0072 Distribution 3.6 Release Notes
Simplified German Italian Korean Spanish Chinese TME 10 Software GC12-2611 GC13-2809 GA30-0612 GC10-3185 GC84-0623 Distribution 3.6 User's Guide TME 10 Software SC31-8331 SC31-8331 SA30-0651 SC10-3325 SC31-8331 Distribution (English) (English) (English) Reference Manual TME 10 Software SC12-2630 GC32-0294 GA30-0626 GC10-3317 GC84-0722 Distribution (English) AutoPack Guide TME 10 Software GI10-3014 GI10-3014 GA30-0635 GI10-3014 GI84-0625 Distribution 3.6 (English) (English) (English) Release Notes TME 10 Software GI10-8019 GI10-8019 GA30-0680 GI10-8019 GI84-0770 Distribution (English) (English) (English) 3.6.1
The following publications remain part of Tivoli Software Distribution (5697-SWD):
Order Title Number Software Distribution Client for HP-UX SH19-4306 Software Distribution Client for IRIX SH19-4304 TME 10 Software Distribution for AIX(R) SH19-4333 (Quick Beginnings) TME 10 Software Distribution for OS2 SH19-4334 (Quick Beginnings) TME 10 Software Distribution SH19-4335 for Windows NT(R) (Quick Beginnings) TME 10 Software Distribution Clients SH19-4337 (Installation and Configuration) TME 10 Software Distribution SH19-4341 for NetWare (Quick Beginnings) TME 10 Software Distribution SH19-4342 for NetWare (Command Reference) NetView(R) DM/2 Getting Started SH19-4067 NetView DM/2 Concepts/Overview GH19-4009 NetView DM/2 Install./Customiz. SH19-6915 NetView DM/2 CDM User's Guide SH19-5048 NetView DM/2 LDU User's Guide SH19-5049 NetView DM/2 Easy Prep User Guide SH19-4151 NetView Message & Error Recovery SH19-6924
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.
Terms and Conditions
Support Center applies: Yes Access is available through the IBM Support Center Available until discontinued: 12 months' written notice APAR Mailing Address: IBM Italia S.P.A. Rome Tivoli Lab. Dept. 43B4L RM SCI100 Via Sciangai 53 I-00144 Rome Italy
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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.