James et al,
I can only repeat what Scott said. I also participated in the ITSA beta
- no-one offered me the opportunity to participate in the NV 7.1.4 beta
- whoever told you that, I can only suggest they had their wires crossed
I, personally, had no expectation of service icons at the interface
level until I read the new, gold (cos I wasn't invited to join the beta)
Admin Guide 7.1.4 for Unix. I cannot see any other way to interpret the
lines I quoted earlier from this manual.
My second disappointment, like Scott, is that there is obviously a move
to some interesting new functionality to do with servmon, itmquery and
TEC integration, but what is shipped looks half developed and only a
quarter documented - hence my asking questions on the forum - I was
rather hoping some NV7.1.4 beta customers may have asked these questions
earlier and got some answers!
Lets stop winging about what may or may not be there. Sounds like a
classic case for someone to write a quick but accurate Tivoli Field
Guide, explaining what we really have got and how it works. I would be
very happy to collaborate on this with someone from inside development
if they can provide the factual / architectual info.
James Shanks wrote:
Jane, and Scott,
Help me out here, folks. I don't want to upset anyone nor rub salt
into a wound, but I am very puzzled.
Both of you, Jane and Scott, have expressed extreme disappointment
over what was provided as new function in NetView 7.1.4.
I'm sorry about that. I'll grant you that the new function is not
much. But I'm mystified as to why you thought there would be so much
more. This is just another NetView point release. Most of what got
in there was to support new events going to TEC. Now that NetView is
a component of TEC, that is it's primary job, so far as Tivoli upper
management is concerned. I think that NetView development may have
wished to provide more, but they have to negotiate for every extra day
to code something new that isn't mandated by a TEC requirement.
So I've asked the question internally why you were both not included
in the 7.1.4 beta, so that two of our most valuable and vocal users
could have previewed the function, and provided vital feedback to
development. I was stunned to be told that both of you were offered
the opportunity to participate and that both of you turned it down!
Is this true? Can you share with us why?
That would have been the ideal method for you to avoided all this
surprise and disappointment. And your comments, likes and dislikes,
would have gone all the way up the chain beyond NetView development
and TEC development to the folks who control the entire Tivoli
marketing strategy. You could have obtained a commitment from
development as to when your full needs would be met.
Why didn't you grab it?
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