Re: Distribution of NetView 5.1

1998-09-04 11:19:27
Subject: Re: Distribution of NetView 5.1
From: Marc Russo <mrusso AT AL.IISL DOT COM>
To: nv-l AT lists.tivoli DOT com
Date: Fri, 4 Sep 1998 10:19:27 -0500

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
> August
> 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
> GA
> (generally available) through the IBM worldwide distribution channels
> until
> 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
> are
> 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
> to
> 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
> receive
> a copy of NetView 5.1 were NOT entitled to NetView or had their
> maintenance
> contract expire (a customer receives 1 year of service free when
> purchasing
> the product, but must pay for a maintenance contract after that in order
> to
> 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
> note.
>      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.