NetView for ESA users arrives at last NetView Release 3 for MVS/ESA introduces ESA support in the NetView product family at last. Additional functions supported include NetView Program-to-Program Interface, Data Multiplexor Support and Switched Network BackUp Notification, Parallel Transmission Group Support, Session Monitor KEEPSESS Enhancement, Hardware Monitor Pattern Matching Filter Support, Alias Name Translation Performance […]
NetView for ESA users arrives at last
NetView Release 3 for MVS/ESA introduces ESA support in the NetView product family at last. Additional functions supported include NetView Program-to-Program Interface, Data Multiplexor Support and Switched Network BackUp Notification, Parallel Transmission Group Support, Session Monitor KEEPSESS Enhancement, Hardware Monitor Pattern Matching Filter Support, Alias Name Translation Performance Enhancement and the NetView Central Site Control Facility Feature. MVS/ESA system facilities are used to provide session monitor data processing in the area of session and trace data acquisition. The session monitor path for transfer of Session Awareness data and PIU trace data from VTAM, has been improved using ESA functions. When using default buffer parameters with PIU trace active, CPU usage is reduced 10%, IBM says, although the actual benefit depends on system and configuration.When NetView and ACF/VTAM run in higher priority regions, the savings will result in increased overall throughput of the system, IBM suggests. Functional enhancements include a Program-to-Program Interface enabling applications to communicate with NetView. Data may also be sent via this interface to the user application providing two-way communications. Data multiplexor support and Switched Network Backup notification for 7861/7868 Modems Models 45, 46, and 47 is provided. NetView support is provided for ACF/VTAM 3.3 and ACF/NCP 5.3 Parallel Transmission Groups. Session Monitor KEEPSESS provides a control mechanism to limit the amount of session monitor data recording, and the Pattern Matching Filter support within the hardware monitor filtering facilities is enhanced for use of special characters. Alias name translation performance will be enhanced through a new table search algorithm. NetView Central Site Control Facility Feature extends NetView’s remote operations capability to include support for the 3174 subsystem control unit online tests. it will be available January 19, 1990 for MVS/ESA, MVS/XA and VM. Groups 28 to 60 have graduated one-time charges between $56,110 and $126,500; monthly licences are $1,305 to $2,040. NetView Release 3 is available December 1, 1989 for MVS/ESA, and NetView Release 3 Central Site Control Facility Feature on January 19, 1990 for MVS/ESA, MVS/XA and VM. The Program-to-Program Interface, November 24, 1989 for MVS/XA, and Data Multiplexor and SNBU Support on October 31, 1989 for MVS/XA and VM. Parallel Transmission Group Support, October 31, 1989 for MVS/XA and VM, and the Session Monitor KEEPSESS Enhancement, December 1, 1989 for MVS/XA and VM. Pattern Matching Filter Support arrived October 31, 1989 for MVS/XA and follows December 1, 1989 for VM, Alias Name Translation Improvement, October 31, 1989 for MVS/XA.
Network Terminal Option Release 6
Network Terminal Option Release 6 operates with Advanced Communication Function/Network Control Program 5.3 and has no new functional enhancements but all the outstanding patches have been incorporated. It provides SNA support for a group of non-SNA devices and lines, and acts as a software protocol converter for the 2740, 2741, 3780, TWX Models 33, 33ASR and 35, and Teletype terminals. It will be available for MVS from December 29, January 26, 1990 for VM, and February 1990 for VSE. It costs $836 and $248 a month now, $285 from December 1.
IBM seeks to winkle out old 3370 drives with trade-in offers on 9332s, 9335s In the US, IBM is offering a trade-in credit to customers who purchase specific configurations of the 9332 Model 400 or 600 and, or, 9335 Model AO1 and B01 disks and trade in one or more IBM 3370 Model A01, B01, A11, B11, A02, B02, A12, or B12. The replacement 9332/9335 disks must be ordered on or before February 28, 1990, and installed on or after October 24, 1989, and on or before May 31, 1990. The trade-in credit is in addition to any other volume discounts currently in effect for the replacement disks. Eligible replacement disks are the 9332 Model 400, 9332 Model 600, 9335 Model A01, and 9335 Model B01. Eligible repla
ced disks are 3370 Models AX1 and BX1, worth a credit of $1,500, and 3370 Models AX2 and BX2 with a $2,500 credit. The offering is also available to customers who have signed a Volume Procurement Amendment for 9332/9335 disks, and the trade-in credit is on top of the Procurement discount. The offering is limited to one 3370 Model A01 or A11 for two 9332-400s, or a 9332-600, or one 9335-A01 and one 9335-B01. One B01 or B11 for two 9332-400s, or two 9332-600s, or one 9335-B01. One A02 or A12 for two 9332-400s, or one 9335-A01 and one 9335-B01. One B02 or B12 for two 9332-400s or one 9335-B01. 9332/9335 disks operate only on System/38 models 100, 200, 300, 400, 600, and 700. Upgrades are available, but a 9309-001 or 9309-002 Rack may be required in addition to the 9332/9335 disks. IBM also warns that heavy batch workloads may experience increased turnaround times, which could affect users whose batch turnaround times require a full shift or the major portion of a full shift. The replaced disk must be installed and in use at an end-user facility on the day IBM announced this trade-in promotion and on the day the customer signs the Amendment and, or Addendum. The replacement drive must be installed within the same enterprise where the replaced drive was in productive use. If the replacement drive is under a lease or rental agreement, this Amendment and/or its Addendum must be signed during the offering period and prior to its purchase. Title to the replaced drive is not required if IBM Credit Corp owns the replaced drive and is financing the replacement. IBM has set the following conditions for the trade-in credit. Upon shipment of the replacement, the customer will be billed the single-unit purchase price applicable under existing terms and conditions. The invoice is to be paid as billed and should not be netted in anticipation of the trade-in credit. If the customer chooses to finance the replacement through a third-party leasing company or IBM Credit Corp, the invoice will reflect the single-unit purchase price applicable under existing terms and conditions. The invoice is to be paid as billed. Upon IBM’s acceptance of the replaced disk, which must be within three months of installating the replacement, the customer will be issued the credit. To date, this offer is being made only in the US.
Base-to-E 3090 conversions end January
As from January 26, 1990, IBM will withdraw its System 3090 Base to ES/3090 E Model Conversions products and all affected models. After that date, customers will no longer be able to obtain models 150 to 180E, 180 to 200E, 180 to 280E, 200 to 300E, 200 to 400E, and 400 to 600E. – Janice McGinn