IBM Announcement Letter No. ZA96-0257 dated September 17, 1996.
The Symmetric Multiprocessing (SMP) Feature is now available as an update for all licensed users of OS/2 Warp Server Advanced, Version 4. As the OS/2 offering for selected systems with multiple processors in a single server, the SMP Feature of OS/2 Warp Server Advanced provides the same functionality announced earlier this year, but takes advantage of the additional performance provided by multiple processor SMP hardware.
The OS/2 Warp Server products are complete network operating systems providing all the functions and features you need for an advanced application server platform. They are for small-to medium-sized businesses, departmental workgroups, and large corporations and institutions.
As a powerful application server foundation, the OS/2 Warp Server products provide integrated file and print sharing, sophisticated yet easy-to-use systems management, backup and recovery, remote connection, advanced printing, LAN internet access, and an easy-to-use and customizable GUI.
The overall productivity increase found in the OS/2 Warp Server Advanced product announced in February 1996 is further enhanced with the SMP Feature by putting all the resources you need -- files, printers, peripherals, and applications -- right at your fingertips. Remote connection services give users full, secure access to the LAN from home or on the road. Advanced printing services give you access to virtually any type of printer, including PostScript and non-PostScript printers, and high-speed host printers that handle up to 708 pages per minute.
The OS/2 Warp Server products include some of the most powerful and comprehensive backup and recovery services available today. These services make it easy to back up your server to any kind of medium, including tape, optical disks, hard drives, or diskettes.
OS/2 Warp Server Advanced provides unparalleled systems-management control through Tivoli's TME 10 NetFinity Server packaged with the SMP Feature. Administrators can get detailed information about any system on the network. They can use OS/2 Warp Server Advanced to track the performance of networked systems. If users are having problems with their systems, OS/2 Warp Server will even allow your administrator to look directly at their users screens and operate their systems -- all without leaving the help desk. It's the fastest way to get your employees back to work.
The SMP Feature enables OS/2 Warp Server Advanced, Version 4 to support SMP systems with one to 16 processors.
Planned General Availability Date is September 1996.
Availability Feature Description Date Number Languages --------------- ------------- ------- --------- OS/2 Warp Server September 1996 2924 US English Advanced, V4 SMP Feature October 1996 2927 UK English October 1996 2928 French October 1996 2929 German October 1996 2931 Spanish October 1996 2932 Italian October 1996 2926 Danish October 1996 2923 Dutch October 1996 2925 Finnish October 1996 2933 Norwegian October 1996 2937 Swedish December 1996 2954 Arabic December 1996 2973 CER English December 1996 2975 Czech December 1996 2957 Greek December 1996 2961 Hebrew December 1996 2976 Hungarian December 1996 2978 Polish December 1996 2979 Russian December 1996 2956 Turkish
OS/2 Warp Server Advanced SMP Feature Translation Matrix OS/2 WARP | | Install Routines (CD 1) | | | | OS/2 Warp Server Services and Clients | | (except as noted) | | | Arabic N* N N Czech Y Y N Danish Y Y Y Dutch Y Y Y English(UK,US, Y Y Y CER) Finnish Y Y Y French Y Y Y German Y Y Y Greek N N N Hebrew N* N N Hungarian Y Y N Italian Y Y Y Norwegian Y Y Y Polish Y Y N Russian Y Y N Spanish Y Y Y Swedish Y Y Y Turkish N N N * Tutorial and/or README is translated
The SMP Feature for OS/2 Warp Server Advanced, Version 4, builds on the technology found in one of the industry's leading and most robust application server platforms - IBM OS/2 Warp v3, which has been enhanced for symmetrical multiprocessor support. Adding the SMP Feature preserves all the major functions found in OS/2 Warp Server Advanced, Version 4 and enables them to run on SMP hardware. Replacing OS/2 for SMP 2.11 and architectually able to support SMP systems with one to 16 processors, the SMP Feature has focused on current industry standards for two- to six-processor SMP platforms.
The OS/2 Warp Server Advanced SMP Feature (SMP Feature) contains the following components and functions:
Note: The additional functions shipped on the second CD with OS/2 Warp Server Advanced, Version 4 will operate without change with the SMP Feature.
The SMP Feature provides the platform on which the SMP-safe IBM Software Servers for OS/2 Warp are installed. The IBM Software Servers that currently support SMP are:
While Lotus Notes 4.1 is certified to run on the SMP Feature, Lotus Notes Version 4.5 is designed to fully exploit the SMP Feature by taking advantage of the scalable performance gained by increasing the number of processors. See individual Software Server announcement materials for the level of SMP support they provide.
The TME 10 NetFinity Server, Version 4.0, for OS/2 is being offered with the SMP Feature and is a part of IBM's family of IBM Software Servers. These modular application servers enable you to rapidly implement client/server applications and extend application capabilities to meet future business requirements.
The TME 10 NetFinity Server provides an affordable, comprehensive solution for managing your distributed LAN environment. It includes all the functions of SystemView for OS/2 1.1, plus usability improvements, new functions, and is SMP safe. TME 10 NetFinity Server provides enhanced RAID management, alert profiles, WebFinity, upload software images utility (CID prepraration), and migrations and coexistence with SystemView for OS/2 V1.1. TME 10 NetFinity Server Version 4.0 also supports the following new clients:
The following functions of the TME 10 Netfinity Server are included with the SMP Feature:
Also available is an Advanced Software Distribution feature for software distribution from AIX or MVS software distribution manager.
The TME 10 NetFinity Server, Version 4.0 is also offered separately as a marketing promotion for OS/2 Warp Server v4 and OS/2 Warp Server Advanced v4. You do not need to order the TME 10 NetFinity Server marketing promotion for the OS/2 Warp Server Advanced system that you are replacing with the SMP Feature. For details of the TME 10 NetFinity Server marketing promotion see the PLET #ZA96-0255.
A Proof of Entitlement for OS/2 Warp Server Advanced, Version 4 (including the SMP Feature) program authorizes the use of this program on a single server. An additional fee must be paid for each user (user ID) accessing the server, regardless of the operating system running on that user's computer or workstation. This is referred to as a Use-based Feature. Use-based Features previously purchased for the replaced OS/2 Warp Server Advanced, Version 4 can be used for OS/2 Warp Server Advanced, Version 4 (including SMP Feature). Purchase of a Use-based Feature authorizes a user to access all OS/2 Warp Servers and OS/2 LAN Servers in the enterprise. Since the charge is per user ID (not machine), there is no additional charge for that user ID to access the server from a home computer or remote workstation.
OS/2 Warp Server Advanced, Version 4 may be purchased at a reduced price as an upgrade from OS/2 Warp Server, OS/2 LAN Server 3.0 or 4.0, or from other competitive servers. A Use-based Feature must be purchased for each user (user ID) who accesses the OS/2 Warp Server Advanced, Version 4 upgrade product. Upgrades from OS/2 LAN Server Requesters and from competitive requesters are available. LAN Server 2.0, 3.0, 4.0, and other requesters are not authorized to access OS/2 Warp Server Advanced, Version 4 unless a Use-based Feature Upgrade has been purchased. Customers that have acquired Warp Connect, Version 3.0 do not need to purchase a Warp Server Use Based Feature or Use Based Feature Upgrade.
In some limited circumstances, purchase of a Use-based Feature is not required. These exceptions are for user ID's who do not use the file services, print services, remote access, or systems management functions of OS/2 Warp Server Advanced SMP Feature, but who only use OS/2 Warp Server Advanced, Version 4 SMP Feature as an application server, or solely for the purpose of configuring or administering the server.
With Intel's release of its multiprocessor specification, the majority of the hardware vendors have embraced SMP technology as a standard for their server offerings. This technology provides a lower cost, price/performing Intel platform for running mission-critical applications. More and more applications such as Lotus Notes, DB2/2, Btrieve, and Oracle are being developed to exploit the SMP capabilities offered by the hardware vendors. The OS/2 Warp Server Advanced SMP Feature will provide a server operating system with increased processing power, increased capacity and scalability demanded by the growing application server market.
The SMP capability for OS/2 Warp Server Advanced is a critical addition to an already feature-rich server operating system. The SMP Feature offers the speed and scalability that a substantial number of businesses are now demanding for their application and database servers. The SMP feature exploits two- to six-way SMP systems, but architectually it supports systems equipped with up to sixteen (16) processors. Internal testing has shown impressive performance gains. For details, see Performance Considerations in this announcement.
The appropriate curriculum will be updated, as necessary, to include the enhancements described in this announcement.
The following education is available for OS/2 Warp Server:
Additional information on education is provided on the internet via our WWW home page at:
Refer to the EDUCATION application on HONE for available courses and schedules.
Title Form Number Part Number ------------------ ------------ ----------- OS/2 Warp Server V4 Easy Start booklet S28H-0151 28H0151 OS/2 Warp Server V4 Up and Running! S28H-0152 28H0152ITSO Technical Bulletins (Redbooks) Customers can order hardcopy redbooks individually or in customized sets, called GBOFs, which relate to specific functions of interest. Customers can also order Redbooks in online format on CD-ROM collections, which contain the Redbooks for multiple products.
The following Redbook is planned for availablity November, 1996:
Inside OS/2 Warp Server, Version 4, Vol. 2 SG24-4702
IBM OS/2 Warp Server Advanced, Version 4 SMP Feature
The IBM OS/2 Warp Server Advanced, Version 4 SMP Feature supports any hardware that is compliant with the Intel Advanced Programmable Interupt Controller (APIC) 1.4 or 1.1 specification standard or must be one of the following computers, each of which has its own proprietary architecture.
The list of compatible systems is available electronically on these bulletin board systems:
IBM National Support Center BBS (data connection: 1-919-517-0001) CompuServe (IBM OS/2 Support Forum Library IBMFiles PCMTABLE.ZIP) Prodigy LAN Server & OS/2 BBS - Sydney Australia, IBM Austria BBS - Vienna, Austria IBM BBS - Vancouver, BC., Canada IBM PS BBS - Hong Kong IBM OS/2 BBS & IBM AP OS/2 BBS - Singapore IBM BBS - Belgium IBM BBS - England IBM BBS - Spain OS2 BBS - Denmark Hotline BBS - Switzerland DAP & PSP BBS - Italy IBM BBS - Jakarta OS/2 BBS - Thailand
In addition, a list of the supported hardware can be found on the Internet at:
Note: Compatibility test information is provided for information purposes only. IBM makes no warranty, express or implied, with respect to the operation of OS/2 on the personal computers listed.
A list of currently supported adapters can be found on CompuServe or by contacting your IBM representative. To view the list on CompuServe select:
In addition, a list of the supported hardware adapters can be found on the Internet at:
The operating system requirements for the SMP Feature are as follows:
IBM certification testing has been completed on various OEM hardware and operating systems. IBM OS/2 Warp Server Advanced, Version 4 SMP Feature, including requesters, are supported on those OEM platforms that are listed in Prodigy and CompuServe under OS/2 Forums. Search using the key word OS/2 to find various forums related to OS/2 products including OS/2 Warp Server.
The SMP Feature has been extensively performance-tuned to allow all the processors in an SMP system to be effectively used. Parallel workloads driving an application server using multiple processors can deliver performance and throughput far exceeding that obtainable on the single-processor version of OS/2 Warp Server Advanced. SMP-efficient applications can achieve 300% or greater performance when running the SMP Feature on a four processor SMP platform as compared to a single-processor installation. Database server applications, Lotus Notes, and other application servers also achieve significant scaling on the SMP Feature. For file and print workloads, the scalability is not as dramatic due to the superior performance of OS/2 Warp Server Advanced single processor for these tasks.
As compared to OS/2 2.11 SMP on identical hardware, all workloads show large performance improvements on the SMP Feature; increases of 20% to 150% over OS/2 2.11 SMP are not uncommon. Applications and middleware (such as DB2) that explicitly support and exploit the new performance function provided in the SMP Feature should see performance improvements up to 250% over OS/2 2.11 SMP. These new performance functions include but are not limited to:
In addition to these new functions provided by the SMP Feature, performance improvements were obtained through many system changes which are transparent to the user:
The following information is provided to assist in calculating the amount of memory required to run the components of the SMP Feature.
+-----------------------------------------------------------------------+ | SERVICE | MINIMUM | MULTI-CLIENT | | | CONFIGURATION | CONFIGURATION | | | (MB) | (MB) | |--------------------------------|------------------|-------------------| | PERFORMANCE RESERVE | 6.0 | 12.0 | |--------------------------------+------------------+-------------------| | NOTE: WHEN ESTIMATING MEMORY REQUIREMENTS, IT IS ESSENTIAL TO MAKE A | | PROVISION FOR ALL SERVICES THAT MIGHT RESIDE IN OS/2 WARP SERVER AT | | ANY ONE TIME IN ORDER TO OBTAIN OPTIMAL PERFORMANCE. HOWEVER, MOST | | PROGRAMS REQUIRE MORE MEMORY DURING STARTUP THAN DURING NORMAL | | OPERATION; SIZING FOR THESE PEAKS WILL RESULT IN VERY GOOD PERFORMANCE| | BUT AT A HIGH COST. THE PERFOMANCE RESERVE NUMBER IS SIZED TO | | REMOVE MOST, BUT NOT ALL, STARTUP PEAK MEMORY REQUIRMENTS, TRADING | | OFF MEMORY FOR STARTUP TIME. ONE CAN CHOOSE TO ACCEPT SLOWER | | STARTUP TIMES FOR SMALLER PERFORMANCE RESERVE MEMORY REQUIREMENTS | | IF DESIRED. THE NUMBERS ABOVE REFLECT THE MEMORY REQUIREMENTS FOR | | NORMAL OPERATIONS FOR A MINIMUM CONFIGURATION SYSTEM AND ESTIMATES | | FOR A MULTI-CLIENT CONFIGURATION WHEN THE TWO CAN BE SIGNIFICANTLY | | DIFFERENT. ADD THE MEMORY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE SERVICES YOU WANT | | TO RUN CONCURRENTLY TO ESTIMATE YOUR TOTAL OS/2 WARP SERVER MEMORY | | REQUIREMENTS. | +-----------------------------------------------------------------------+
Backup and Recovery Services is optimized for backing up a file and print server with up to approximately 100,000 files or 4 GB of data. Customers storing larger quantities of data, or running DB2/2 or Lotus Notes on their server should consider using the IBM AdStar Distributed Storage Manager for OS/2 (ADSM/2) product, which is optimized for larger quantities of data and integrated application backup. ADSM/2 Version 2 is optimized to run on SMP software.
For details of the ADSM/2 product see PLET ZP96-0515 dated 10 September 1996. ADSM information can also be found on the IBM World Wide Web home page at:
For details of other technical information for the OS/2 Warp Server Advanced, SMP Feature, refer to the World Wide Web home page at:
The IBM OS/2 Warp Server Advanced, Version 4 SMP Feature is available in CD-ROM media only. The package includes:
+-------------------------------+ | OS/2 Warp Server Advanced | | SMP | |--------------------+ Feature | | Language Version | | | for CDROM | | |--------------------|----------| | Supply Feature | 5898 | |--------------------|----------| | US English 2924 | 65H1041 | | UK English 2927 | 65H1042 | | CER English 2973 | 65H1043 | | French 2928 | 65H1044 | | German 2929 | 65H1046 | | Italian 2932 | 65H1047 | | Spanish 2931 | 65H1048 | | Norwegian 2933 | 65H1049 | | Swedish 2937 | 65H1050 | | Dutch 2923 | 65H1051 | | Danish 2926 | 65H1052 | | Finnish 2925 | 65H1053 | | Russian 2979 | 65H1055 | | Arabic 2954 | 65H1056 | | Hebrew 2961 | 65H1057 | | Greek 2957 | 65H1058 | | Hungarian 2976 | 65H1059 | | Polish 2978 | 65H1060 | | Czech 2975 | 65H1061 | | Turkish 2956 | 65H1062 | +-------------------------------+
Currently licensed users of the OS/2 Warp Server Advanced, Version 4 program package and Use Packs can order the SMP Feature for no additional charge by mailing or faxing the attached order form to IBM Software Manufacturing Solutions. Orders will be accepted after September 17, 1996
Mail: IBM Software Manufacturing Solutions ATTN: Direct Services Sortemosevej 21 DK-3450 Alleroed Denmark Fax Number: + 45 48101999
One copy of the SMP Feature will be mailed to you for each form submitted. The SMP Feature you receive can be installed on each of the OS/2 Warp Server Advanced systems for which you have a valid Proof of Entitlement. The total number of copies cannot exceed the total quantity of Proof of Entitlements for OS/2 Warp Server Advanced, Version 4 program package and for OS/2 Warp Server Advanced, Version 4 Use Packs.
If you do not receive your copy of the SMP Feature within fifteen (15) working days of mailing or faxing your order to the IBM Software Manufacturing Solutions, call one of the following numbers to confirm your order (choose the language you wish to speak):
Danish + 45 48101300 Dutch + 45 48101400 English + 45 48101500 Finnish + 45 48101650 French + 45 48101200 German + 45 48101000 Italian + 45 48101600 Norwegian + 45 48101250 Spanish + 45 48101100 Swedish + 45 48101150
Currently licensed users of the OS/2 Warp Server Advanced, Version 4 program product obtained from the SmartStart offering can order the SMP Feature for no charge following one of the procedures listed above.
Software Advantage customers who have acquired OS/2 Warp Server Advanced, Version 4 are also eligible to receive the SMP Feature and can order it using one of the ordering procedures above. After receiving their master material for the SMP Feature, they are authorized to make as many copies as specified in their contract.
The same Terms and Conditions apply to the SMP Feature as were announced for the OS/2 Warp Server products, with the exceptions noted in the Ordering Information section. See Announcement Letter ZP96-0119, dated February 27, 1996, for product details and Service announcement letter ZS96-0139, dated July 16, 1996, for extended service information.
I, the Customer whose name appears on this form, certify that I hold valid Proof of Entitlements for the quantity of the IBM OS/2 Warp Server Advanced, Version 4 licenses, and Use Packs, and/or Use-based Features that I am replacing with the SMP Feature.
Upon IBM's request, I agree to provide IBM with documentation to substantiate this quantity for a period of six months following the date of this certification.
The SMP Feature can be installed on each of the OS/2 Warp Server Advanced systems for which you have a valid Proof of Entitlement. For each copy of the OS/2 Warp Server Advanced, Version 4 program that is being replaced with the SMP Feature, original materials will be destroyed after receipt of the SMP Feature. The provisions of the IBM International Program License Agreement will be applicable to the licensed copy of the SMP Feature received.
Check below the language version of Warp Server Advanced SMP Feature that you want shipped to you.
Language IBM Part Language IBM Part Check Version Number Check Version Number ------- ------------- --------- ------- ------------- --------- ___ Arabic 65H1056 ___ Greek 65H1058 ___ Czech 65H1061 ___ Hebrew 65H1057 ___ Danish 65H1052 ___ Hungarian 65H1059 ___ Dutch 65H1051 ___ Italian 65H1047 ___ English (CER) 65H1043 ___ Norwegian 65H1049 ___ English (UK) 65H1042 ___ Polish 65H1060 ___ English (US) 65H1041 ___ Russian 65H1055 ___ Finnish 65H1053 ___ Spanish 65H1048 ___ French 65H1044 ___ Swedish 65H1050 ___ German 65H1046 ___ Turkish 65H1062
Indicate below the number of OS/2 Warp Server Advanced installations that will be updated with the OS/2 Warp Server Advanced SMP feature. Also indicate the number of OS/2 Warp Server Use-based Features supported by these servers.
+--------------------------------------------------+------------+ | Product Name | Quantity | +--------------------------------------------------+------------+ | IBM OS/2 Warp Server Advanced, Version 4 | | | (Including Program Packages, Use Packs, Software | | | Advantage and SmartStart) | | +--------------------------------------------------+------------+ | IBM OS/2 Warp Server - Use-based Features | | | (including OS/2 Warp Connect Version 3) | | +--------------------------------------------------+------------+ Customer: _______________________________________________________ Name Enterprise Number(if applicable) _______________________________________________________ Attention Person _______________________________________________________ Authorized Signature Date Shipping Address: _________________________________________________ _________________________________________________ _________________________________________________ _________________________________________________ _________________________________________________ _________________________________________________
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.
Please note this is an international announcement letter. If applicable you should also refer to your local country complementary document to check for country specific information.