IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager for Software V5.1.1 adds new media packs for enhanced desktop management

IBM Asia Pacific Software Announcement AP09-0131
May 26, 2009

 ENUSAP09-0131.PDF (65KB)

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IBM® Tivoli® Policy driven Software Distribution V7.1 can help simplify and automate release management tasks. It can help users efforts to lower the cost of provisioning and maintaining your distributed environments by:

  • Automatically maintaining an inventory and maintaining information about the current state of the environment
  • Deploying and updating software and patches, and helping to keep them compliant to desired state policies

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IBM Tivoli Policy Driven Software Distribution V7.1, part of IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager for Software v5.1.1, adds a new media pack as an enhanced IBM Tivoli solution for desktop management. IBM Tivoli Policy Driven Software Distribution V7.1 helps your organization in their efforts to ensure compliance of desktop computers with an established policy, and helps bring desktop computers to a desired state of software, and to keep patches in an operational work ready state.

Tivoli Policy Driven Software Distribution V7.1 offers:

  • Improved policy-based desired state management for software and patches
  • Integrated operating system bare metal imaging capabilities
  • Integrated remote control management capabilities
  • Improved discovery and inventory capabilities

Tivoli Provisioning Manager for Software is the follow-on offering to Tivoli Configuration Manager and the Tivoli Management Framework architecture. It is designed to add significant value for existing clients while providing competitive features for new clients looking for a full lifecycle management solution for distributed devices. You can deploy the Tivoli Management Framework infrastructure or use the new Scalable Distribution Infrastructure (SDI) option that includes grid-based technology for distributing software.

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May 29, 2009: Electronic
June 12, 2009: Physical media

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IBM Tivoli Policy Driven Software Distribution V7.1 is available as a media pack within IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager for Software. The new function helps organizations to automate change and release management tasks. With features that help automate the planning, testing, and deployment of software updates, you can save significant time and reduce errors that are often associated with manual operations. With this release of IBM Tivoli Policy Driven Software Distribution, you can benefit from:

  • Enhanced user interface components that are added to the Tivoli Process Automation Engine to improve user experience and allow organizing and automating process flows
  • Advanced discovery and grouping capabilities for software and computers
  • Automatic, dynamic, and static updates of groups based on various types of sources including Microsoft® Active Directory
  • Policy based desired state management for software and patches to assist with compliance efforts
  • Custom policy extensions through ease of use of XML-based policy definitions
  • Self-service software request download
  • Software catalog web portal server
  • End-user interface for interacting with software and patch downloads
  • Integrated operating system imaging through Tivoli Provisioning Manager for OS Deployment capabilities
  • Integrated remote control capabilities for remote access to target

IBM Tivoli Policy Driven Software Distribution, as part of IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager for Software, may help to lower the cost of managing change in your infrastructure.

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Ordering Information for Passport Advantage®

Passport Advantage allows you to have a common anniversary date for Software Maintenance renewals, which can simplify management and budgeting for eligible new versions and releases (and related technical support) for your covered products. The anniversary date, established at the start of your Passport Advantage Agreement, will remain unchanged while your Passport Advantage Agreement remains in effect. New software purchases will initially include twelve full months of maintenance coverage. Maintenance in the second year (the first year of renewal) can be prorated to be coterminous with your common anniversary date. Thereafter, all Software Maintenance will renew at the common anniversary date and include twelve full months of maintenance.

Refer to the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement and to the IBM Software Support Handbook for specific terms relating to, and a more complete description of, technical support provided through Software Maintenance.

The quantity to be specified for the Passport Advantage part numbers in the following table.

To order for Passport Advantage, specify the desired product, part number, and quantity desired.

Media packs description                           Part number
Tivoli Provisioning Manager for Software          BJ0SJML
(Policy Driven Software Distribution) V7.1.0
Media Pack MP ML

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Country/Region             Announced 
 ASEAN*                      Yes  
 India/South Asia**          Yes
 Australia                   Yes  
 People's Republic of China  Yes  
 Hong Kong S.A.R of the PRC  Yes
 Macao S.A.R of the PRC      Yes  
 Taiwan                      Yes  
 Korea                       Yes
 New Zealand                 Yes 
Japan IOT  
 Japan                       Yes
*  Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Cambodia, Lao People's Democratic  Republic, 
   Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam  
** Bangladesh, Bhutan,India, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Nepal, and Afghanistan

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