Will Optivity 9.0 for Solaris work with Netview on Solaris?
Salomon Smith Barney
ph: (212) 723-3369
mailto:stephen.a.houle AT ssmb DOT com
From: David Easter [mailto:David_Easter AT BAYNETWORKS DOT COM]
Sent: Thursday, October 15, 1998 2:35 PM
To: NV-L AT UCSBVM.UCSB DOT EDU
Subject: Re: Latest Version of Optivity
GA (or what we call First Customer Ship [FCS]) of Optivity NMS 9.0 for
Solaris and NT is currently scheduled for around 1/31/99. Optivity NMS 9.0
for AIX and HP-UX is scheduled for April '99.
I have heard rumors from within Tivoli that support for NV 4.1 may be
extended, but I would not plan on it until an official Tivoli spokesperson
confirms or denies the rumor.
-David J. Easter
Product Manager - Optivity NMS, Network Management Division
Bay Networks/Nortel Networks - How the world shares ideas.
At 08:46 AM 10/15/98 -0500, Ken Karasek wrote:
>Thanks David! Is there a target date for the GA release of Optivity v9.0?
>I have a requirement to migrate my NV platform to v5.1 ASAP. I will not be
>loading v5.0 in the interim and IBM would like to pull support on NV v4.1
>in November '98.
>James, it would be nice (customer focused) if IBM/Tivoli would postpone
>the end of support of NV v4.1 until the end of Q1 '99. It seems that many
>vendors software is not ready to support NV v5.1. Is this possible? Would
>there need to be some majority of customer requests to make this happen?
>From: David_Easter AT BAYNETWORKS DOT COM on 10/13/98 12:03 PM AST
>Please respond to NV-L AT UCSBVM.UCSB DOT EDU
>To: NV-L AT UCSBVM.UCSB DOT EDU
>Subject: Re: Latest Version of Optivity
> Optivity NMS 9.0 will be the first version to support NV 5.1. NMS 8.1.1
>will support the same platforms that the NMS 8.1 platform did.
> AIX 4.2.1 is officially supported. Bay Networks will, whenever fiscally
>possible, support maintenance releases of any platforms or Operating
>systems for use with Optivity applications. A maintenance release is
>defined as a change in the third decimal point of a version number.
>-David J. Easter
>Product Manager - Optivity NMS, Network Management Division
>Bay Networks/Nortel Networks - How the world shares ideas.
>At 10:18 AM 10/13/98 -0500, Ken Karasek wrote:
>>Steve, can you tell us if there is a target date for Bay supporting TME10
>>NV v5.1 under either Optivity v8.1, v 8.1.1 or will Bay wait for v9.0?
>>Could you also tell us if AIX 4.2.1 is officially supported by Bay? The
>>doc only lists support for AIX 4.2.
>>I would like to upgrade to AIX 4.2.1 and NV v5.1 in November if possible
>>and have Bay's support.
>>From: svalente AT BAYNETWORKS DOT COM on 10/12/98 08:37 AM MST
>>Please respond to NV-L AT UCSBVM.UCSB DOT EDU
>>To: NV-L AT UCSBVM.UCSB DOT EDU
>>Subject: Re: Latest Version of Optivity
>>Just to clarify, though Optivity 8.1 may indeed be functional with NV 5.1,
>>the last tested version, and therefore the SUPPORTED version of NV is 5.0.
>>This does not mean that the NorTel Networks TSC will not attempt to
>>a 5.1 configuration, it merely means that if a bug is detected, it must be
>>reproduceable on version 5.0 of NV, Optivity 8.1 in order for engineering
>>to accept it as Change Request.
>>Optivity Unix Support
>>At 09:51 AM 10/12/98 -0500, Art C. DeBuigny wrote:
>>>It installed okay on top of 5.1. I installed it last week. So far, so
>>>debuigny AT dallas DOT net
>>>Owens, Blaine C wrote:
>>>> We are currently running version 7.2 of Optivity and want to upgrade to
>>>> the latest (and Y2K compliant) version. Would that be Optivity Network
>>>> Management System version 8.1? Will it run with NetView V5.1? Thanks.
>>>> Blaine Owens
>>>> Eastman Chemical Company
>>>> Email - bowens AT eastman DOT com
>>>> Phone - (423)229-3579
>>>> Fax - (423)229-1188