I'll tell you the three features I like the best (NetView NT slant):
1) Being able to use the seedfile-only option.
2) Using the new nvsniffer options to "plug-in" in my own
code for a status-check.
3) Having database dumping utilities (nvdbexport & nvdbformat)
I've used nvdbformat to create web-pages.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Marc Russo [SMTP:mrusso AT AL.IISL DOT COM]
> Sent: Friday, September 04, 1998 8:19 AM
> To: NV-L AT UCSBVM.UCSB DOT EDU
> Subject: Re: Distribution of NetView 5.1
> 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,
> 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
> > 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
> > 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
> > 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
> > 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
> > 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.