RE: RE:Netview 6

2000-03-06 10:58:33
Subject: RE: RE:Netview 6
From: James_Shanks AT tivoli DOT com
To: nv-l AT lists.tivoli DOT com
Date: Mon, 6 Mar 2000 10:58:33 -0500
You are welcome, but I don't see the contradiction.

NetView Version 6.0.0 adds new function to the old 5.1.2 level of code.  From
here on their paths diverge.
There  will be a new 5.1.3 level of code, which strictly fixes 5.1,  and a new
6.0.1 level of code, and these will have common fixes for the parts they share.
6.0.1 will also contain fixes for parts which belong strictly to 6.0.

Perhaps I am not explaining this well, but it is not a new idea and is in fact
the way IBM has designated code levels since I  joined the company twelve years
ago.   The only point I am trying to make is that the Release Notes for 6.0 will
not mention any defects that are fixed.   You will see such a list in 6.0.1

James Shanks
Tivoli (NetView for UNIX and NT) L3 Support

"fgurrea" <fgurrea AT ts DOT es> on 03/06/2000 10:32:07 AM

Please respond to IBM NetView Discussion <nv-l AT tkg DOT com>

To:   "IBM NetView Discussion" <nv-l AT tkg DOT com>
cc:    (bcc: James Shanks/Tivoli Systems)
Subject:  RE: [NV-L] RE:Netview 6

Thanks for your accurate explanation. The concepts seems a bit
contradictory, given that 6.0.1 will include fixes from 5.1.3 (not being
completely true that "Defects are fixed in lesser releases"). Anyway your
intention was to be helpful, so thanks again.


----- Mensaje original -----
De: <James_Shanks AT tivoli DOT com>
Para: IBM NetView Discussion <nv-l AT tkg DOT com>
Enviado: lunes 6 de marzo de 2000 15:59
Asunto: Re: [NV-L] RE:Netview 6

> NetView 6.0 is a major new version, so you will not find a list of defects
> prior releases associated with it.  Instead you will find new features,
some of
> which I have alluded to before, such as the "universal web client" (same
> and NT), a new submap explorer on NT and now also available on UNIX, and
> location-sensitive topology, which allows you to build a configuration
file of
> locations to be built and populated on discovery for easier, and more
> reproducible, map customization.
> Product levels are designated by "version.release.modification level", so
> fact the "true" name of NetView Version 6 is 6.0.0.   Defects are fixed in
> lesser releases, such as was the case in 5.1, and 5.1.2.   Do you see how
> numbering scheme works?  A  new release level, such as  "dot one  (x.1)"
> probably contain major enhancements along with defect fixes, but a  new
> modification level, such as "dot one dot one (x.1.1)" should contain only
> fixes.
> In any case, 6.0 is built on the same fix level as 5.1.2.  When 6.01 is
> released, it will contain all the "old product" fixes  in 5.1.3, plus any
> made to 6.0.0.   5.1.3 is due to be released in a couple of weeks, and
6.01 some
> months later.
> James Shanks
> Tivoli (NetView for UNIX and NT) L3 Support
> "fgurrea" <fgurrea AT ts DOT es> on 03/06/2000 09:28:25 AM
> Please respond to IBM NetView Discussion <nv-l AT tkg DOT com>
> To:   "NV-L Discussion" <nv-l AT tkg DOT com>
> cc:    (bcc: James Shanks/Tivoli Systems)
> Subject:  [NV-L] RE:Netview 6
> What problems are fixed/unfixed in Netview 6.0. ?
> I think it would be interesting having this information posted on the
> NV-LIST too.
> Regards
> Francisco Gurrea-Nozaleda
> ----- Mensaje original -----
> De: Hernan Dario Villegas Londono <hvillega AT BANCOLOMBIA.COM DOT CO>
> Para: <NV-L AT UCSBVM.ucsb DOT edu>
> Enviado: martes 29 de febrero de 2000 13:08
> Asunto: Re: Netview 6
> Hello :  This is an information about Netview 6.0.
> Regards.
> Sales [email protected] SYSTEMS
> 24/02/2000 03:39 PM
> Sent by:  Kristin [email protected] SYSTEMS
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> Repts,
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> cc:
> Subject:  Now Available: Tivoli NetView 6.0
> (Embedded image moved to file: pic14472.pcx)
> Announcement Overview
> Tivoli NetView 6.0 is now generally available. With this release we have
> added new features/functionality to Tivoli NetView, our award-winning
> distributed network management product. Additionally, we have
> implemented
> new pricing that allows Tivoli internal sales and channel partners to
> create and capture value based on the complexity of the solution.  Also,
> Tivoli NetView 6.0 National Language Support (NLS) will be available in
> early Q2 supporting Japanese, Simplified Chinese and Korean.
> Value To The Field


·  New Pricing Model
   With the new pricing model, Tivoli NetView 6.0 is a more worthwhile
   investment of time and energy for our direct sales and channel
   The new pricing model is based upon the number of switches and/or
   routers in a customer network.  Because this model scales, the
   the complexity of a network, the greater the revenue.
·  Entry into New Accounts
   Because Tivoli NetView 6.0 is a stand-alone product that provides a
   quick return on investment through easy installation and deployment,
   is a great basis for entry into new accounts.  The strong integration
   with other Tivoli products provides an opportunity for add-on sales.
·  New Features/Functionality
   Tivoli NetView 6.0 has a set of new features and functionality that
   improve its appeal as an integrated solution.  Some of the highlights
   include the ability to manage a network the way the business views
   environment (location sensitive topology).  Also, a New Java Client
   affords network managers the flexibility to view the network from any
   browser. These features enhance the core functions of Tivoli NetView,
   which enable users to:
        Discover TCP/IP networks
        Build collections (SmartSets) of critical business systems for
        collection and policy management
        Display network topologies; correlate, manage, and
        events and SNMP traps
        Monitor network device health and availability

Strategic Importance
Tivoli NetView 6.0 will fortify Tivoli?s Network Management solutions
offering and provide a strong platform to secure our ownership of the
network management arena. Enterprises and Service Providers alike are
realizing the strategic importance of network management in today?s
computing environments. When talking with customers, emphasis should be
placed on the need for a comprehensive, scalable solution that will help
reduce costs while maintaining the flexibility necessary for rapid
expansion of the infrastructure.

   Will Mason
   Product Manager
   will.mason AT tivoli DOT com

   Kenn Zuber
   Product Evangelist
   kenn.zuber AT tivoli DOT com

   Globalization Information
   Tivoli NetView v6.0 NLS will be available early Q2 supporting
   Simplified Chinese and Korean.

   Additional Information
   Please access the Product Info section of the MOT for additional
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