IBM CMVC Products V2R2 - DB2/6000 and OS/2 Client


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IBM Announcement Letter No. ZP93-0620 dated October 12, 1993.

  • Title
  • Program Number
  • Abstract
  • General Availability
  • Highlights
  • Description
  • Integrated Problem Tracking and Control
  • Application Developer Productivity
  • Feature and Defect Tracking Process
  • Improved Application Quality
  • Product Positioning
  • Technical Information
  • Specified Operating Environment
  • Planning Information
  • Security, Auditability, and Control
  • Ordering Information
  • Publications
  • Charges, Terms & Conditions
  • Terms and Conditions
  • Announcement Countries

  • IBM Announcement Letter No. ZP93-0620 dated October 12, 1993.


    See final section for details of availability and limitations.

    Title

    IBM CMVC Products V2R2 - DB2/6000 and OS/2 Client

    Program Number

                 5765-207 IBM Configuration Management Version
                              Control/6000
     
                 5622-063 IBM Configuration Management Version
                              Control for Sun systems
     
                 5765-202 IBM Configuration Management Version
                              Control for HP systems
    

    PROGRAM NUMBER FOR DUA

                 5775-BJE DUA for OS/2 client feature
                          (same DUA for all 3 CMVC base products)
    

    Abstract

    The IBM Configuration Management Version Control (CMVC) product family is enhanced with the addition of support for IBM's DATABASE 2 AIX/6000 Version 1 (DB2/6000(R)) (5765-172) and the addition of a CMVC OS/2(R) client.

    The IBM CMVC products provide application developers with configuration management and change control or versioning that is integrated with design and defect tracking for heterogeneous environments. Any CMVC Version 2 Release 2 server can support any of the four different (AIX(R), Sun(1), HP(2), OS/2) CMVC clients.

    New functions for Version 2 Release 2 include:

    (R) Registered Trademark of International Business Machines Corporation.

    (1) Trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.

    (2) Trademark of Hewlett-Packard Company.

    (3) Trademark of Oracle Corporation.

    (4) Trademark of Informix Software, Inc.

    (5) Trademark of Sybase, Inc.


    General Availability

    +-------------------------------------------------------------+
    |          Program Name                 |     Availability    |
    |                                       |                     |
    +-------------------------------------------------------------+
    | IBM CMVC/6000,                        |                     |
    | IBM CMVC for SUN systems,             |                     |
    | IBM CMVC for HP systems               |                     |
    |   Version 2 Release 2 with            |                     |
    |    DB2/6000 support                   |  December 1993  *   |
    |                                       |                     |
    |   OS/2 Client feature                 |  December 1993      |
    +-------------------------------------------------------------+
    

    *) Note: The CD-ROM for the CMVC products in this announcement will be available in EMEA in January 1994.


    Highlights


    Description

    Integrated Problem Tracking and Control

    The CMVC tool integrates problem tracking and design change control into one configurable process to save time and effort. A developer will not have to work with and keep two or three separate systems in synch. All the information, data and access to the source code or objects is available through an easy-to-use, intuitive graphical user interface.

    Application Developer Productivity

    The CMVC actions that an application developer must take while fixing a defect or implementing a feature are the same steps that an application developer would normally take. No extra effort is needed when using CMVC. Having the problem tracking functions integrated with the version control and change management functions saves time and effort.

    Feature and Defect Tracking Process

    CMVC strengthens the application development process within an organization as the process is defined and enforced by the CMVC tool.

    Improved Application Quality

    The CMVC tool ensures that none of the required procedural steps can be bypassed and makes this easy for the application developers by automatically notifying each person that must take some action or provide some input to the system. Mistakes and wasted time are eliminated when everyone that is part of the process knows exactly what to do and when.


    Product Positioning

    The CMVC products are designed for customers doing application development that need a more comprehensive solution that merges defect and change management with configuration management and version control.

    The CMVC Version 2 products span multiple platforms, which allow customers to do their development on IBM RISC System/6000, Sun, HP, or OS/2 client workstations while utilizing the power of the CMVC Server to provide the versioning and database support. The CMVC/6000 provides support for the DB2/6000, ORACLE, INFORMIX and SYBASE databases on the RISC System/6000. The CMVC for Sun systems provides support for the ORACLE, and INFORMIX databases on Sun systems. The CMVC for HP systems provides support for the ORACLE, and INFORMIX databases on HP systems.

    The new OS/2 client provides the same functionality as the UNIX clients but does not have the graphical browsers that were introduced for the UNIX clients in Version 2.


    Technical Information

    Specified Operating Environment

    Machine Requirements

    Any CMVC Version 2 Release 2 server can support any CMVC Version 2 Release 1 or Release 2 client. Client platforms for Release 2 are AIX, Sun, HP, and OS/2. An example is a CMVC server on a Sun workstation supporting AIX, Sun, OS/2, and/or HP CMVC clients.

    For the CMVC/6000 Version 2 Release 2 (5765-207)

    Server

    Client

    Note: Any Xserver supporting OSF/MOTIF 1.1 and X Windows System X11R4 can be used as a display for any RISC System/6000 running the CMVC client code. Examples include:

    For the CMVC for Sun systems Version 2 Release 2 (5622-063)

    Server

    Client

    For the CMVC for HP systems Version 2 Release 2 (5765-202)

    Server

    Client

    For the OS/2 client feature for the above three products:

    Minimum memory requirements

    The following are the minimum hard disk requirements.

    These do not include the operating system or the database.

    The actual requirements will depend on the size and number of objects to be controlled by CMVC. For example, for 5000 files with 1000 defects/features approximately 150MB is required. For 30,000 files with 6000 defects/features, approximately 900MB is required.

    Programming Requirements

    For the CMVC/6000 Version 2 Release 2 (5765-207)

    Server

    1. IBM's DB2/6000 or

    2. INFORMIX or

    3. ORACLE or

    4. SYBASE

    For users of the CMVC/6000 in conjunction with SCCS, SCCS comes with the AIX operating system.

    For users of the CMVC/6000 in conjunction with PVCS Version Manager:

    Client

    For the CMVC for Sun systems Version 2 Release 2 (5622-063)

    Server

    1. ORACLE or

    2. INFORMIX

    For users of the CMVC for Sun systems in conjunction with SCCS, SCCS comes with the SunOS operating system.

    CMVC for Sun systems does not support INTERSOLV PVCS Version Manager.

    Client

    For the CMVC for HP systems Version 2 Release 2 (5765-202)

    Server

    1. ORACLE or

    2. INFORMIX

    For users of the CMVC for HP systems in conjunction with SCCS, SCCS comes with the HP-UX operating system.

    CMVC for HP systems does not support INTERSOLV PVCS Version Manager.

    Client

    For the OS/2 client feature for the above products:

    The OS/2 client feature works as a CMVC client with, and requires, one of three CMVC servers (AIX, Sun or HP) as a co-requisite.

    Compatibility

    The IBM CMVC Version 1 products CMVC Server/6000 (5765-039), and CMVC Clients (5765-069) are not compatible with the IBM CMVC Version 2 Products CMVC/6000, CMVC for Sun systems, and CMVC for HP systems (5765-207, 5622-063 and 5765-202).

    The IBM CMVC Version 2 Release 1 products are compatible with each other such that each CMVC server (AIX, Sun or HP) can support any or all CMVC V2 Release 1 clients; however, the IBM CMVC Version 2 Release 1 products will NOT support the Version 2 Release 2 OS/2 client feature. Version 2 Release 2 level servers are required for this client as a co-requisite.

    The IBM CMVC Version 2 Release 2 products are compatible with each other such that any CMVC server (AIX, Sun or HP) can support any or all of the CMVC Version 2 Release 2 clients (AIX, Sun, HP, OS/2).

    CMVC Version 2 Release 2 server code will also support the Version 2 Release 1 clients.

    Limitations

    The IBM CMVC Version 2 Release 2 products CMVC/6000, CMVC for Sun systems, and CMVC for HP systems have a dependency on a relational database: either IBM's DB2/6000 (supported by CMVC/6000 only), Oracle, INFORMIX-OnLine or SYBASE (supported by CMVC/6000 only) and their related products.

    Planning Information

    Customer Responsibilities

    Installability

    A database migration script is provided to migrate the database tables for Oracle, Informix or Sybase AIX databases to DB2/6000 for CMVC from CMVC/6000 Version 2 Release 1 (5765-207) to CMVC/6000 Version 2 Release 2.

    Packaging

    For customer convenience, a CD-ROM is available which contains the server and client code for all three UNIX platforms (AIX, Sun and HP). The OS/2 client feature is available and shipped separately on diskettes. Each of the three products is also separately available on alternate tape media as listed below. CMVC/6000 (5765-207)

    The CMVC/6000 product can be configured to use either:

    The CMVC/6000 product supports four database environments:

    The CMVC/6000 product includes client and server code for RISC System/6000 systems.

    The CMVC/6000 product is available on CD-ROM, 8mm or 1/4-inch tape in object code format only.

    The CMVC OS/2 client feature of CMVC/6000 is shipped separately on two 3-1/2 inch diskettes in object code format only. CMVC for Sun systems (5622-063)

    The CMVC for Sun systems product uses:

    The CMVC for Sun systems product supports two database environments:

    The CMVC for Sun systems product includes client and server code for Sun systems.

    The CMVC for Sun systems product is shipped on a CD-ROM or 1/4-inch tape in object code format only.

    The CMVC OS/2 client feature of CMVC for Sun systems is shipped separately on two 3-1/2 inch diskettes in object code format only. CMVC for HP systems (5765-202)

    The CMVC for HP systems product uses:

    CMVC for HP systems supports two database environments:

    The CMVC for HP systems product includes client and server code for HP systems.

    The CMVC for HP systems product is shipped on CD-ROM or 4mm DAT cartridge in object code format only.

    The CMVC OS/2 client feature of CMVC for HP systems is shipped separately on two 3-1/2 inch diskettes in object code format only.

    Security, Auditability, and Control

    The announced programs use the security and auditability features of the operating system and the relational database management systems.

    Additionally, usage control for UNIX users is maintained by NetLS.

    Data integrity is provided by the CMVC server in conjunction with the relational database manager system. User management is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.


    Ordering Information

    Consult your IBM Marketing Representative.
    Current users on record for CMVC Version 2 Release 1 (on AIX/6000, or on Sun systems, or on HP systems) will receive CMVC Version 2 Release 2 automatically (autoship).

    'Suppression of media delivery' should be used where the customer has already got the licensed program prior to ordering. For example, customer may have got the licensed program on CD-ROM through ordering of another licensed program sitting on the same CD-ROM. 'Suppression of media delivery' should also be used when a customer orders multiple products that are shipped on the same tape or CD-ROM, refer to the Packaging description above.

    Publications

    A memo, and one copy of the following publications are supplied automatically at no-charge with the basic machine-readable material. IBM CMVC/6000 Version 2 (5765-207)

                                             Order
             Title                           Number
     ------------------------------------   ---------
     IBM CMVC/6000 LPS                      GC09-1632
    

    Administrator's Set
             Title                          Form Number
     ------------------------------------   ------------
     NetLS Quick Start Guide                SC09-1661
     Managing Software Products with the
      Network License System                SC09-1660
     IBM CMVC Server Administration
      and Installation                      SC09-1631
     IBM CMVC Client Installation and       SC09-1596
      Configuration
    

    User's Set
             Title                          Form Number
     ------------------------------------   ------------
     IBM CMVC Concepts                      SC09-1633
     IBM CMVC User's Guide                  SC09-1634
     IBM CMVC User's Reference              SC09-1597
     IBM CMVC Commands
      Reference                             SC09-1635
    

    IBM CMVC for Sun systems (5622-063)

                                             Order
             Title                           Number
     ------------------------------------   ---------
     IBM CMVC for Sun systems LPS           GC09-1620
    

    Administrator's Set
             Title                          Form Number
     ------------------------------------   ------------
     NetLS Quick Start Guide                SC09-1661
     Managing Software Products with the
      Network License System                SC09-1660
     IBM CMVC Server Administration
      and Installation                      SC09-1631
     IBM CMVC Client Installation and       SC09-1596
      Configuration
    

    User's Set
             Title                          Form Number
     ------------------------------------   ------------
     IBM CMVC Concepts                      SC09-1633
     IBM CMVC User's Guide                  SC09-1634
     IBM CMVC User's Reference              SC09-1597
     IBM CMVC Commands
      Reference                             SC09-1635
    

    IBM CMVC for HP systems (5765-202)

                                             Order
             Title                           Number
     ------------------------------------   ---------
     IBM CMVC Server for HP systems LPS     GC09-1619
    

    Administrator's Set
             Title                          Form Number
     ------------------------------------   ------------
     NetLS Quick Start Guide                SC09-1661
     Managing Software Products with the
      Network License System                SC09-1660
     IBM CMVC Server Administration
      and Installation                      SC09-1631
     IBM CMVC Client Installation and       SC09-1596
      Configuration
    

    User's Set
             Title                          Form Number
     ------------------------------------   ------------
     IBM CMVC Concepts                      SC09-1633
     IBM CMVC User's Guide                  SC09-1634
     IBM CMVC User's Reference              SC09-1597
     IBM CMVC Commands
      Reference                             SC09-1635
    

    OS/2 Client Feature

             Title                          Form Number
     ------------------------------------   ------------
      IBM CMVC Client/2 Getting Started     SC09-1599
      IBM CMVC Client/2 User's Guide        SC09-1783
    

    Additional individual copies of unlicensed publications will also be available for a fee and may be ordered from your IBM marketing representative through the system library subscription service (SLSS) or by direct order. 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.


    Charges, Terms & Conditions

    Charges, Terms and Conditions are the same as those of the base product, refer to PLET ZP93-0344, dated 06/08/93.

    Program Services previously announced for CMVC/6000 Version 2 Release 1, CMVC for Sun systems Version 2 release 1, and CMVC for HP systems Version 2 Release 1 will be available until June 30, 1994.

    Terms and Conditions

    Supplemental Terms & Conditions

    The following supplemental charges, terms and conditions apply to the newly announced feature.

    Consult your IBM Marketing Representative for the following applicable charges:

    DSLO is not available for this OS/2 client feature.

    For the OS/2 Client feature the same terms and conditions apply as for the base CMVC product they are ordered with, either CMVC/6000 - 5765-207, or CMVC for Sun - 5622-063, or CMVC for HP - 5765-202.


    Announcement Countries

    All European, Middle Eastern and African Countries.


    The data in this letter is subject to the disclaimer in Letter ZS90-0112, which is available from IBM on request.

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