Thanks for the info. I just have a couple of questions.
I've heard a lot about how v5.1 is going to fix problems in 5.0, but I've
heard nothing about new features for 5.1. Are there any significant new
Also, I am assuming that their is actually an upgrade path from 5.0 to 5.1
(meaning that I don't have to back up databases, delete everything, install
5.1, and restore databases like going from 4.x to 5.0). Is this a correct
Marc Russo (mrusso AT al.iisl DOT com)
International Integrated Solutions, LTD
> -----Original Message-----
> From: James_Shanks AT TIVOLI DOT COM [SMTP:James_Shanks AT TIVOLI DOT COM]
> Sent: Friday, September 04, 1998 6:22 AM
> To: NV-L AT UCSBVM.ucsb DOT edu
> Subject: Distribution of NetView 5.1
> Hello everyone,
> I have received a number of questions surrounding NetView 5.1
> availability, so I though I would update everyone at once.
> NetView 5.1 officially became RTM (Release To Manufacturing) on
> 24, 1998, meaning the final bits have been cut onto a CD and the code is
> available through Tivoli channels. The product will NOT actually become
> (generally available) through the IBM worldwide distribution channels
> September 18, 1998. All customers with a current maintenance contract for
> NetView will automatically receive the 5.1 code on the GA date. If you
> a customer that wants a copy of 5.1 prior to the GA date, you need to do
> the following:
> Starting on Thursday, September 3, the customer can send a note directly
> swdist AT tivoli DOT com requesting NetView 5.1, again including the same
> information: company name, customer # (preferably, a Tivoli cust# which
> starts with a T, but IBM cust# can work), mailing address, contact name,
> and contact telephone number.
> Please note that a number of customers on the HOT LIST that were to
> a copy of NetView 5.1 were NOT entitled to NetView or had their
> contract expire (a customer receives 1 year of service free when
> the product, but must pay for a maintenance contract after that in order
> receive upgrades). If a customer sends a note to swdist and their
> maintenance contract has expired, they will be sent a reply note asking
> them to renew their contract via another note to renew AT tivoli DOT com. The
> Tivoli account representative, if known, is generally blind copied on this
> Hope this helps!!
> One last note: If a customer purchased NetView for NT or NetView for
> Digital Unix through Digital, they must request 5.1 through the Digital
> (Compaq) Corporation, who does have a copy of the code.
> James Shanks
> Tivoli (NetView for UNIX) L3 Support
> P.S. I was also informed that the hardcopy documentation for NetView 5.1
> is not available at this time, but will be sent to all customers who
> receive the product when available. For the UNIX product, however the
> hardcopy is identical to the 5.0 version.