IBM AIX Version 3.2 for RISC System/6000


Table of Contents

IBM Announcement Letter No. ZP92-0104 dated January 21, 1992.

  • Title
  • Program Number
  • Abstract
  • General Availability
  • Highlights
  • Description
  • Investment Protection
  • User Productivity
  • Business Solutions
  • System Management
  • Product Positioning
  • Education Support
  • Technical Information
  • Specified Operating Environment
  • User Group Requirements
  • Planning Information
  • Security, Auditability, and Control
  • Ordering Information
  • SIPO Ordering
  • Publications
  • Charges, Terms & Conditions
  • Terms and Conditions
  • Announcement Countries

  • IBM Announcement Letter No. ZP92-0104 dated January 21, 1992.


    See final section for details of availability and limitations.

    Title

    IBM AIX Version 3.2 for RISC System/6000

    SIPO 5750-AET


    Program Number

    Program Numbers:
    5756-030 AIX Version 3.2 for RISC System/6000
    5750-AET AIX Version 3.2 SIPO

    (Ordering information is provided for the maintenance releases of the products listed below.)

    5765-018 AIX XL FORTRAN Compiler/6000 Version 2.2.1
    5765-019 AIX XL FORTRAN Run Time Environment/6000 Version 2.2.1
    5706-291 AIX Ada/6000 Version 1.2.2
    5706-294 AIX Ada Run Time Environment/6000 Version 1.2.2
    5601-251 AIX Pascal XL Run Time Environment/6000 Version 1.1.1
    5601-254 AIX Pascal XL Compiler/6000 Version 1.1.1
    5601-258 AIX VS COBOL Compiler/6000 Version 1.1.1
    5601-259 AIX VS COBOL Run Time Environment/6000 Version 1.1.1


    Abstract

    IBM AIX(R) Version 3.2 for RISC System/6000(TM) (AIX/6000 (TM) Version 3.2), a new release of IBM's implementation of the UNIX(1) operating system, has been enhanced to further support and exploit the POWER (Performance Optimization with Enhanced RISC) Architecture of the RISC System/6000 family. This announcement supports IBM's Open Enterprise direction and describes the new enhancements in AIX/6000 Version 3.2.

    AIX/6000 Version 3.2 provides improved support for the RISC System/6000 family of systems, including the new RISC System/6000 POWERstations/POWERservers 340, 350, 520H, 530H and 560, the 9333 High-Performance Disk Drive Subsystem, and POWER Gt3 graphics feature. AIXwindows(TM) Environment/6000 Version 1.2 has performance, usability and functional improvements and a new OSF/Motif(2) based graphical user interface for the enhanced AIX Systems Management Interface Tool (SMIT). Several maintenance releases of the AIX compiler licensed programs are included in this announcement. Additionally, software development tools for increasing development productivity are provided by the AIXwindows Interface Composer Version 1.1.

    The RISC System/6000 POWERstation/POWERserver 220, Gt4 and Gt4x graphics features and Block Multiplexer Channel require selective updates to AIX/6000 Version 3.2. For details on the availability of the Gt4 and Gt4x selective update refer to Product Announcement ZA92-0130, dated January 21, 1992.

    AIX/6000 Version 3.2 is now structured as a single worldwide operating system which includes National Language Support (NLS). Communications capabilities are enhanced with the availability of new releases of AIX System Network Architecture Services/6000 Version 1.2 (SNA) with enhanced conversational security options, AIX 3270 Host Connection Program/6000 Version 1.3 with NLS support, SNA LU pooling for better resource management, 6098 Channel Control Unit attachment and TCP/IP using the Telnet 3270 option.

    The base operating system, compiler and networking performance improvements are designed to allow continued productivity and growth for users. In addition, AIX Personal Computer Simulator/6000 has been enhanced to provide math co-processor emulation, enhanced windowing and expanded memory functions.

    NetWare for AIX/6000 from IBM v3.11 provides the functionality of Novell's Portable Netware on the RISC System/6000, enabling the customer to integrate the RISC System/6000 into existing Netware computer networks. This enables DOS, OS/2 and Windows clients to access AIX applications, thus enhancing interoperability and data sharing. AIX/6000 Version 3.2 provides additional communication protocols support such as Xerox Network Systems (XNS), Level 1 and 2.

    AIX/6000 Version 3.2 provides fiber optic connectivity through the Fiber Distributed Data Interface (FDDI) and Serial Optical Channel Converter (SOCC) adapters. The Block Multiplexer Channel adapter provides for attachment to a 370 parallel channel. These features, when used with TCP/IP protocols, enable workstations to share and distribute files, and facilitates remote executions in higher speed environments than Token-Ring or Ethernet.

    The upgrade utilities are designed to help the customer save and restore AIX software configurations when upgrading from AIX/6000 Version 3.1, or later, to AIX/6000 Version 3.2

    Orders for AIX Version 3.1.5 for RISC System/6000 (AIX/6000 Version 3.1.5) and associated licensed program products will continue to be accepted for six months after general availability of AIX/6000 Version 3.2 (August 31, 1992), and service for AIX/6000 Version 3.1.5 is available until February 28, 1993. An expanded number of user levels are available for both AIX Version 3.2 and AIX Version 3.1.5 with todays announcement.

    Today's announcements support IBM's Open Enterprise direction and demonstrate our ongoing commitment to open systems and standard conformance.

    (R) Registered trademark of International Business Machines Corporation.

    (TM) Trademark of International Business Machines Corporation.

    (1) UNIX is a registered trademark of UNIX System Laboratories, Inc.

    (2) OSF/Motif is a trademark of Open Software Foundation, Inc.


    General Availability

    Planned General Availability Date is February, 1992 (Note: The IBM RISC System/6000 POWERstation/POWERserver 220,22W and 22G processors require the D5 processor group. Software orders for the D5 processor group should not request a schedule date prior to the schedule date to the processor, in order to ensure a match of function for the hardware and software.)


    Highlights

    AIX Version 3.2 for RISC System/6000 benefits customers by contributing to:
    • Investment protection through continuing compliance with the standards in the UNIX open systems industry and certification of Government standards.
    • User productivity by enhancing the performance of the base operating system compiler, communications network facilities and usability improvements to the InfoExplorer information retrieval software
    • Business solutions by providing improved support for the POWERstation/POWERserver systems, support for the new POWER Gt3 feature, the 9333 High-Performance Disk Drive Subsystem a single worldwide operating system, new and enhanced licensed program products and support of maintenance releases of several AIX/6000 compilers.

      Additionally, support for the new diskless workstation, POWER Gt4 and Gt4x graphics features and Block Multiplexer Channel require selective updates.

    • System management improvements through SMIT and a new selective fix capability

    Description

    Investment Protection

    AIX Commitment to Open Systems

    AIX/6000 Version 3.2 demonstrates IBM's commitment to provide standards-driven products that satisfy customer requirements for open systems. IBM supports and is actively involved with standards organizations such as the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) POSIX (Portable Operating System Interfaces) committee. Engineering (IEEE)

    POSIX:
    AIX/6000 Version 3.2 conforms to the IEEE POSIX Systems Application Program Interface (IEEE Std 1003.1-1990, ISO/IEC 9945-1:1990). This standard is part of the POSIX series of standards for applications and user interfaces to open systems. 1003.1 defines the applications interface to basic system services for input/output, file system access, and process management. It also defines a format for data interchange.

    Commands and Utilities:

    • AIX Version 3.2 implements the standard C, Bourne and Korn Command Shells.

    • AIX/6000 Version 3 has met the specifications of the X/Open(6) Portability Guide Issue 3 (XPG3)(7) and received the XPG3 base brand.
    (6) Trademark of X/Open Company Limited in the United Kingdom and other countries.

    • AIX/6000 Version 3.2 which is IBM's implementation of UNIX System V Release 3 (SVID) running on the RISC System/6000 has been tested using the USL (UNIX System Laboratory) System V Verification Suite and conforms to the Base System as specified in Issue 2 of the USL System V Interface Definition Volumes 1, 2 and 3. AIX/6000 Version 3.2 complies with SVID-2 except where it conflicts with International Standards, National Standards, National Institute of Standards and Testing (NIST), or X/Open.

    • AIX/6000 Version 3.2 is designed to be compatible with Berkeley Software Distribution 4.3 (4.3 BSD)

    AIX/6000 Version 3.2 aligns with stable portions of IEEE 1003.2 draft 11 (1003.2 is still balloting).

    System Calls and Libraries

    AIX/6000 Version 3.2 conforms to the following standards:

    • ISO/IEC 9945-1: 1990

    • IEEE Std. 1003.1 - 1990

    • FIPS (Federal Information Processing Standard) 151-1 The U.S. Government's specification for a portable operating system. The guidelines are specified in the FIPS 151-1.

    • AIX/6000 Version 3 has met the specifications of the X/Open Portability Guide Issue 3 (XPG3) and received the XPG3 base brand.

    • OSF (Open Software Foundation) AES (Application Environment Specification) / OS Programming Interfaces Volumes, Revision A

    AIX/6000 Version 3.2 implements asynchronous I/O aligned with stable portions of IEEE 1003.4 draft 10 (1003.4 is still balloting).

    File Systems

    AIX/6000 Version 3.2 is compatible with the OSF File System hierarchy.

    Internationalization

    AIX/6000 Version 3.2 supports all ISO 8859 Code Sets except for 8859-6 (Arabic) and 8859-8 (Hebrew) available April, 1992.

    AIX/6000 Version 3.2 implements the 4.3 BSD Reno level of TCP/IP and supports the following Internet Request for Comments (RFC):

    RFC  742 Name/Finger          RFC  950 Subnetting
    RFC  768 UDP                  RFC  959 FTP
    RFC  783 TFTP                 RFC  961 ARPA-IP
    RFC  791 IP                   RFC  974 Mail Routing
    RFC  792 IC Msg Protocol      RFC 1032 Administrative Guide
    RFC  793 TCP                  RFC 1033 Administrative Operating
                                           Guide
    RFC  821 SMTP                 RFC 1034 Domain Names
    RFC  822 Msg FMT              RFC 1035 Implementation Spec
    RFC  826 Ethernet ARP         RFC 1038 IP Security
    RFC  854 Protocol Spec        RFC 1042 IP Over 802 Network
    RFC  855 OPT Spec             RFC 1058 Routing
    RFC  856 Binary Transmission  RFC 1073 Window Size
    RFC  857 Echo OPT             RFC 1091 Terminal Type
    RFC  858 Suppress Go Ahead    RFC 1094 NFS(3) Protocol
    RFC  860 Timing Mark          RFC 1105 Border Gateway Protocol
    RFC  862 Echo Protocol        RFC 1122 Internet Hosts Commo
                                           layers
    RFC  868 Time                 RFC 1123 Internet Hosts Appl.
                                           Support
    RFC  877 IP Over X.25         RFC 1155 MIB (TCP/IP)
    RFC  888 Stub EGP             RFC 1156 MIB (TCP/IP)
    RFC  890 EGP                  RFC 1157 SNMP
    RFC  893 Trailer Encap        RFC 1158 MIB-II
    RFC  904 EGP Format
    
    (3) NFS is a trademark of Sun Microsystems

    AIX/6000 Version 3.2 supports the X/Open Guide to Internet Protocol Suite.

    X.25 DDN (Defense Data Network) conformity support: AIX/6000 Version 3.2 WAN support conforms with ISO 7776 and ISO 8208 standards. This version of X.25 has DDN conformity.

    AIX/6000 Version 3.2 implements Streams as defined in "UNIX System V Release 4 Programmers Guide".

    AIX/6000 Version 3.2 implements Networking Interface Transport Layer Interface (TLI) as defined in "UNIX System V Release 3 Programmers Guide".

    AIXwindows Environment/6000 Version 1.2

    AIX/6000 Version 3.2 supports the new AIXwindows Environment/6000 Version 1.2 which implements the MIT X Window System 11.4 and OSF/Motif 1.1 with MBCS.

    XL C Compiler 1.2:
    The XL C Compiler 1.2 (an optionally installable component of AIX/6000 Version 3.2) implementation for AIX systems complies with the following standards:

    • ANSI C X3.159-1989 document (ie., American National Standard for Information Systems - Programming Language C, American National Standard X3.159-1989)

    • International Standard C ISO/IEC 9899:1990(E)

    • SAA(TM) (System Application Architecture) C level definition with some exceptions which are specified in the AIX XL C Compiler/6000 Language Reference (SC09-1260)

    Upgrade Utilities

    The upgrade utilities assist customers who move software configurations from AIX/6000 Version 3.1 or later, to AIX/6000 Version 3.2. The following is some of the information moved by these upgrade utilities:

    • security (passwords, user groups, etc.)

    • network information

    • cron jobs

    • inittab entries

    • mail information

    • local news files

    • uucp information

    • Xstation information

    • printer information

    AIX/6000 Version 3.2 and AIX/6000 Version 3.1.5 Availability

    In order to meet customer needs relative to a planned, orderly upgrade of their installed base of POWERstations/POWERservers from AIX/6000 Version 3.1.5 to AIX/6000 Version 3.2, IBM is providing a period of concurrent availability of both products. This period will be for six months, ending August 31,1992, after the availability of AIX/6000 Version 3.2. This will allow customers to continue their installations and perform a upgrade to AIX/6000 Version 3.2 at their convenience.

    NEW USER TIERS

    New user tiers for AIX/6000 Version 3.2 and AIX/6000 Version 3.1.5

    USER TIERS

    AIX/6000 Versions 3.2 & 3.1.5      Prior AIX/6000 Version 3.1.5
     
    Processor
      Group
        D5      1-2   users
                3-8   users
                9-16  users
               17-32  users
               33-64  users
     
        E5      1-2   users                             1-2  users
                3-8   users
                9-16  users
               17-32  users                             3-32 users
               33-64  users
               65-128 users                             > 32 users
               65-128 users                             > 32 users
     
     F5/G5      1-2   users                             1-2  users
                3-8   users
                9-16  users
               17-32  users                             3-32 users
               33-64  users
               65-128 users
              129-256 users
               >  256 users                             > 32 users
               >  256 users                             > 32 users
    

    Eligable program

    AIX/6000 Version 3.2 and AIX/6000 Version 3.1.5

    AIX/6000 Version 3.2 is available to users of AIX/6000 Version 3. by placing a SIPO order, 5750-AET, when they are ready to install. Users will receive the equivalent user tier ( see table above) enabled licensed program product at no charge.

    Processor Group-to-group Upgrades/downgrades

    When a customer changes or upgrades the designated machine to a machine in a group with higher charges, group upgrade charges appply. The upgrade charge of one-time charge licenses will be the difference in the then current charge between the two groups. When the customer changes or downgrades the one-time charge to a licenses to machine in a lower group, there will be no adjustment or refund of the one-time charges paid.

    The AIX Family

    The AIX Family of operating systems is IBM's set of offerings to address the needs of the fast growing UNIX environment. With the AIX Family, IBM provides a collection of interfaces, conventions, and protocols to achieve consistency across the ESA/370 and ESA/390 processor families, the RISC System/6000 architecture, and the Personal System/2(TM) 386 and 486 computing environments.

    By pursuing a multiple-architecture strategy, IBM has been able to provide customers with a wide choice of functions and hardware to meet various requirements. The AIX operating system environment on multiple IBM processor architectures supports interoperability and portability of people, data, and programs across a broad range of price/performance solutions for customers.

    AIX incorporates many formal and informal industry standards and specifications. The AIX Family is evolutionary and will be extended over time to incorporate new technologies to provide solutions to open system market requirements.

    (TM) Trademark of International Business Machines Corporation.

    High Availability for Network File System (HANFS)

    High Availability for Network File System (HANFS), a separately ordered feature, provides enhanced availability for data accessed via the Network File System (NFS). A POWERstation/POWERserver running AIX and HANFS can survive certain types of planned as well as hardware and software outages that might make customer data unavailable.

    HANFS supports the NFS protocol. NFS is a distributed file system that allows users to access files and directories located on remote computers and treats the files and directories as if they were available locally. HANFS requires it's server to be in pairs; therefore, a HANFS server hardware configuration requires two RISC/6000 deskside units.

    Data Encryption Standard

    The AIX Network File System Encryption Feature/6000 is an optional feature of AIX/6000 Version 3 (See IBM Programming Announcement ZP90-0104, dated February 15, 1990.) AIX Network File System Encryption Feature/6000 allows the remote access of network files. User authentication for NFS is provided via secure Remote Procedure Call's (RPC) use of functions using the Data Encryption Standard (DES). This authentication provides an increased level of network security over that provided by UNIX authentication.

    The AIX Network File System Encryption Feature/6000 is a separately ordered feature that provides a general purpose encryption capability, implements the Data Encryption Standard, and is subject to export restrictions. The initial announcement restricted the DES feature to US availability only. This announcement updates the export restrictions to align with the export regulations.

    The AIX Network File System Encryption Feature/6000 feature includes full function DES algorithm, and as such is subject to U.S. Government export/rexport laws and regulations concerning "full" DES products. For specific information on licensing categories and procedures governing the export and delivery of full DES products overseas, please contact your IBM Marketing Representative.

    User Productivity

    AIX/6000 Version 3.2 Enhancements

    AIX/6000 Version 3.2 contains a wide array of new functions and improved performance and usability enhancements. It has improved system and networking performance by reducing LAN device driver path lengths, increasing efficiency of UNIX sockets throughput, improving C compile and link time, and tuning selected kernel functions and Network File System (NFS), and TCP/IP network services.

    AIX/6000 Version 3.2 virtual memory mapping interface, mmap, allows application programs to map files and share memory regions. Files can be accessed as arrays in virtual memory allowing simplified file access code in large object-oriented application programs.

    The Async I/O Extension facility provides an asynchronous I/O system call processing capability enabling improved system performance throughput in application environments such as servers that must handle requests from multiple clients concurrently. AIX kernel system calls are now able to initiate successive I/O requests prior to each I/O request completion which allows the calling process to continue without blocking.

    AIX/6000 Version 3.2 includes streams support compatible with UNIX System V Release 4, which provides defined standard interfaces for character input/output devices within the AIX kernel and its system services. (However, the portable streams do not include providing stream-based drivers). It provides the environment to port stream-based I/O devices.

    Installation of this selective kernel extension will improve development and performance of the AIX network communication services by providing a flexible and more portable set of facilities and development tools.

    In addition to providing streams environments, UNIX System V Release 3 Transport Interface, which runs over TCP/IP protocol, is provided. Networked applications which are written using TLI can be ported to AIX/6000 Version 3.2. This facility is in addition to, not instead of, Sockets System calls already in AIX/6000 Version 3.2.

    AIX/6000 Version 3.2 includes Xerox Network Systems (XNS) protocol, Levels 1 and 2. This facilitates porting and designing integrated office systems which can be built on the XNS network. Included also is the feature of an encapsulation over IP.

    Application Development Tools

    XL C Compiler 1.2

    The XL C Compiler 1.2 is part of AIX/6000 Version 3.2 and produces optimized object code which exploits the RISC System/6000 hardware. It is upward compatible (ie. both source and object) with XL C Compiler 1.1.

    The XL C Compiler 1.2 conforms to the following standards:

    • ANSI C X3.159-1989 document (ie. American National Standard for Information Systems - Programming Language C, American National Standard X3.159-1989)

    • International Standard C ISO/IEC 9899:1990(E).

    • SAA C level 2 definition with some exceptions which are specified in the AIX XL C Compiler/6000 Language Reference (SC09-1260)
    New/Enhanced functions since XL C Compiler 1.1:

    • NLS support - EUC for Japanese and ISO 8859/x.

    • Generates pcc (ie. Portable C Compiler) style messages as default o (Filename),(Line number).(Column number):(Message)" o XL C Compiler 1.1 style messages can be generated by specifying the '-qsrcmsg' option.

    • Added capability for users to pass more aliasing information to the compiler via '#pragma disjoint' and '#pragma isolated_call' directives. This information will be passed to the optimizer for generation of more efficient code.
    New/Enhanced Compile Options:

    • '-qflttrp' - Option which causes the compiler to generate extra instructions to detect floating-point exceptions and cause a trap when one occurs.

    • '-ma' - Option to turn on '#pragma alloca' features without having to explicitly code the directive in source.

    • '-M' - Option to generates dependency files for the AIX 'make' utility.

    • '-Q' - Option to control inlining of functions by inclusion and exclusion of names, or by a user defined threshold value. The threshold value sets a size limit on the functions to be inlined in terms of number of C source statements.

    • '-qspnans' - Option which causes extra instructions to be generated to detect Signalling NaN when converting from single precision to double precision.

    • '-qhsflt' & '-qhssngl' - The RISC System/6000 has double precision calculations floating-point hardware only. Normally, the compiler generates instructions which round all values assigned to float variables to single precision (primarily to ensure that the computed results are the same when optimized code is produced by the compiler). Many applications (eg. graphics and seismic) are not sensitive to the differences in float (single precision) results when some or all of these instructions are omitted. These applications may be compiled with the new options '-qhsflt' or '-qhssngl' and save the conversion operations. In general, both options will result in faster code which calculates to a higher precision than written, but results will not be bit-for-bit identical when optimized.

    • "-qhsflt" removes range checking on single precision floating point arithmetic, and floating point to integer conversions. "-qhssngl" suppresses conversion of intermediate double precision results to single precision except when performing a store-to-memory, or when an explicit cast to float is required.
    Other performance related enhancements:

    • Added strlen, strchr, strrchr, strcat, memchr, memcpy, memmove, memcmp, memset, index, and rindex to those recognized by the compiler.

    • Improved optimizations which result in better utilization of instruction pipelines that take better advantage of more of the instruction set.

    • Improved register allocation.
    AIX XL FORTRAN Compiler/6000 V2.2.1, AIX XL FORTRAN Run Time Environment/6000 Version 2.2.1, AIX XL Pascal Compiler/6000 Version 1.1.1 and AIX XL Pascal Run Time Environment/6000 Version 1.1.1 will support the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 8859/x Code Sets and Extended UNIX Code (EUC) according to the supports provided by AIX/6000 Version 3.2.

    Application Development Toolkit

    The following commands have been enhanced to comply with X/Open Portability Guide Issue 3 (XPG3):

    • cflow, cxref, lint, lex, yacc
    The following commands have been enhanced to support NLS (ie. EUC-J and ISO 8859/x)

    • cb, cflow, cxref, indent, lint, lex (patterns only)
    The remaining commands have not been changed.

    Simple Network Management Protocol Agent

    To aid in IBM's ongoing effort of providing required network management facilities, the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) Agent facilities, a part of AIX/6000 Version 3.2, have the following new features:

    • The level of MIB support has been improved to support Internet RFC 1213, a draft for MIB II. Note that not all MIB II (RFC 1213) variables will be supported for write.

    • A basic SNMPINFO Command has been added to allow basic GET and SET functions for SNMP agent testing.

    • A basic MIB variable compiler (MOSY) command has been added to allow private enterprise or experimental MIB variables to be added to MIB definitions files.

    • Facilities have been added in support of SNMP access policies to allow MIB views to be specified on the SNMP agent.

    • The SNMP agent has been changed to support the System Resource Controller (SRC), which will enable the agent to be controlled by SRC commands or SMIT.

    • A user-specifiable option has been added for setting a time interval at which the SNMP agent queries the TCP/IP kernel interfaces to determine linkUp and linkDown status.

    Block Multiplexer Channel Connectivity

    This new channel connectivity is a separately ordered feature of AIX/6000 Version 3.2 which allows the RISC System/6000 processor to communicate to a S/370 or S/390 host using the parallel channel protocol support in block multiplexer mode. TCP/IP is supported and the IBM TCP/IP Version 2.2 for VM (5753-FAL) licensed program is required at the host. This new enhancement allows the POWERstation/POWERserver to be used as a gateway between the VM host and the downstream networks that consist of LAN or WAN. Therefore, distributed systems can access the VM resource, NFS and the TCP/IP applications resident at the host. A selected updates is required and will be shipped automaticly to all users, who have subscribed to PTF updates.

    The Block Multiplexor Channel software feature is required

    Planned Availability Date: March, 1992

    For details, refer to Product Announcement ZG92-0124, dated January 21, 1992.

    Fiber Distributed Data Interface (FDDI) Connectivity

    The RISC System/6000 Fiber Distributed Data Interface is a separately ordered feature of AIX/6000 Version 3.2 which provides connectivity to FDDI high bandwidth fiber optic LANs. Support includes single ring attachment (ANSI standard concentrator required) or dual ring attachment. This adapter feature allows the RISC System/6000 processor to serve as a gateway between lower speed LANs such as Ethernet or Token-Ring, and a high speed FDDI backbone LAN. Combined with the Block Multiplexer Channel Connectivity adapter, the POWERstation/ POWERserver can serve as a gateway between the S/370 and S/390 family of processors and the FDDI backbone networks.

    The FDDI software feature is required.

    Planned Availability Date: March, 1992

    For details, refer to Product Announcement ZG92-0124, dated January 21, 1992.

    RISC System/6000 Serial Optical Channel Converter (SOCC) Support

    The RISC System/6000 Serial Optical Channel Converter provides two ports on each Serial Optical Channel Converter. Each Port can make an optical link with another RISC System/6000 machine or with an external IBM Business Partner router (Data Exchange products from Network System Corporation).

    The SOCC provides unique data paths to the system memory separate from the Micro Channel(TM) interface, where applications can utilize high bandwidth and dedicated communications.

    The hardware protocol features include error detection capability and the ability to dynamically pace the arrival rate of frames to maximize the aggregate bandwidth of all links.

    The SOCC supports the TCP/IP through standard AIX and UNIX interfaces. Additionally, there is an AIX programming interface for applications that directly utilize the SOCC.

    It is supported by RISC System/6000 POWERstations/POWERservers 520, 520H, 530, 530H, 540, 550, 560, 930, 950E and 950. Two converters are supported by RISC System/6000 POWERservers 930, 950E and 950, which provide four optical connections.

    For details, refer to Product Announcement ZG91-0174, dated March 12, 1991 and Product Announcement ZA91-0329, dated October 22, 1991.

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    Enhancements to OnLine Hypertext Softcopy Information

    The Online Hypertext Softcopy Information support, provided as an integral part of AIX/6000 Version 3.2, continues to provide its users with supporting documentation.

    This release has been enhanced to provide the user with additional function and customizing options, enhanced link support and improved customer usability features.

    Enhancements include the following:

    • Citations, references and outlines are designed to aid user navigation through the information base.

      The Citation function produces a list of all articles that the current article links to (links in); similarly, the References function produces a list of all articles that link to the current article (links out). The Outline function, previously offered, has been moved and is now grouped together with citations and references in the function menu.

    • Extended history function is a mechanism that logs a sequential list of navigation and reading windows the user has viewed. The history function has been enhanced to include the additional logging of citations, references, glossary, outlines, searches, file links and process links.
    • Truncated text indicator is a right-pointing triangle that displays to the user that non-wrapped text has been truncated.
    • Support for Superscript and Subscript font attributes.
    Link support includes:
    • Automatic Glossary Links - Allow the user to view entries from the glossary database in a special glossary window.
    • Link "Turn-Off" (Show and Hide) Controls- provides ability to activate or de-active links in the reading window.
    Customer usability features:
    • Enhancements have been made to the search capabilities that now allow the user to specify which data bases will be used for all search operations, perform simple searches, compound searches, title searches and uses a title search selection button to enable title searches in articles.
    • Context-Sensitive Help - A command line option that allows the user to get help on a specific topic.
    • Inline Artwork - Allows the user to view artwork within the same reading window as the text.

    expEDIte AIX Base

    expEDIte(TM) AIX Base is a communications program that serves as an interface between AIX/6000 Version 3.2 system users and IBM Information Exchange on the IBM Information Network. expEDIte AIX Base is part of the base operating system and is designed for programmers who write IBM Information Exchange communication applications. The "expEDIte AIX Programmer's Guide" is available as IBM Document CG34-2305.

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    IBM Information Network Connectivity

    The IBM Information Network requires an asynchronous dial connection, and a user ID authorized to use the IBM Information Network Service INFOEXCH. Contact your IBM marketing representative to order your IBM Information Network user ID.

    Business Solutions

    Remote /usr Support

    AIX/6000 Version 3.2 provides support for use of a remote /usr by clients. This support maximizes the disk space available for client applications while allowing clients to have the full resources of the sharable files in the server's /usr. Network File System (NFS) is used to mount the remote /usr.

    This is useful for RISC System/6000 systems with a single 120MB fixed-disk or other small disk configurations. These configurations may be dependent on a LAN connection based on fixed-disk storage requiement of the specific software selected. Refer to "Software Offerings" in the manual IBM RISC System/6000 System Overview (GC23-2406) for assistance on planning fixed-disk storage requirements.

    Diskless/Dataless Workstation Support

    Dataless workstation support is available April, 1992 across a family of dataless workstations, starting with the new entry RISC System/6000 POWERstation/POWERserver 220 and spanning the more powerful new models RISC System/6000 POWERstation/POWERserver 340 and 350. Ease of operation, coupled with improved price performance, yields an exciting new networking environment for end users. Also, diskless workstation support is available April, 1992 for the new RISC System/6000 POWERstation/POWERserver 220. These systems are connected in a Token-Ring or Ethernet LAN environment. This support provides server and client facilities for two environments:

    • Diskless - The client is defined to have remote boot function, paging and filesystems. It may have a diskette or tape drive, or it may have no local media. Installation and configuration of each diskless client will be done almost entirely on the server.

    • Dataless - The client is defined to have both local and remote filesystems, with the local disk which may be used primarily for paging and/or a user's local filesystem. /home could also be local. / and /usr are remote. Installation will require some configuration and installation of a server and some configuration of the client. A dataless client must be installed as diskless client then changed to dataless client.
    The following basic functions are included:

    • Remote IPL Server

    • Enhanced system administration support for such things as * Support for authorized remote IPL client lists * Installation of a client's boot image and file system including root * Allocating swap space for client machines

    • Support remote IPL requests from diskless or dataless clients via industry bootp protocol

    • Support for remote paging requests from diskless/dataless

    • Support for remote dumping from diskless IPL clients

    • Remote IPL Client

    • Bootp support resides in ROS (Read Only Storage)

    • Support for receiving configuration information from servers

    • Support for paging and dumping to remote files

    • NFS TCP/IP support for remote file system access

    • TCP/IP SNMP Agent support to allow for participation in network management
    A license is needed for any licensed program being executed on the diskless/dataless workstation.

    The diskless/dataless workstation support is available April, 1992 with a selective update to AIX/6000 Version 3.2 and will be shipped automatically to current users of AIX/6000 Version 3.2 with appropriate maintenance subscriptions.

    For details, refer to Product Announcements ZG92-0103 and ZG92-0107, dated January 21, 1992.

    Additional Support for Other SCSI Tape Devices

    A device driver for other tape devices has been added to AIX/6000 Version 3.2. This device driver is designed to operate with tape devices which support a certain subset of the SCSI-I/SCSI-2 common command set, including test unit ready, space, load, mode sense, mode select, read, write and rewind.

    Through the SMIT process, this new device driver will also permit the user to configure the other tape device (where appropriate) with specific density settings, usage of internal device buffers, and device reservation for use by a single initiator only.

    Booting from the other tape devices which use this driver is not supported.

    National Language Support

    AIX/6000 Version 3.2 provides National Language Support enhancements to the previously announced capabilities. The enhancements focus on:

    • A single worldwide product

    • Standard code sets o International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Code Sets o Extended UNIX Code (EUC)

    • Additional national languages (Greek, Turkish). Arabic and Hebrew are available April, 1992. NOTE: Herbrew and Arabic will be supported by an SPE ( Small Program Enhancement) available with AIX/6000 Version 3.2 in April, 1992.
    In order to satisfy IBM commitments to standards and industry organizations (ISO, POSIX, OSF, X/Open), the AIX code set support, character set support, and the base of supported languages are expanded. Concurrent with the expansion into the various areas of support, AIX/6000 Version 3.2 is modified to permit the manipulation of the different required encoding schemes and code sets by a single program object.

    All ISO 8859/x Code Sets are included in AIX/6000 Version 3.2 and is available April, 1992. Only the specific languages listed below are fully supported. The IBM Code Sets are supported to allow users to migrate to the standard code sets. AIX/6000 Version 3.2 shall be able to concurrently handle on a per process basis any one of the following:

    • IBM Code Set 850 (Latin 1)

    • ISO 8859-1 (Latin 1)

    • ISO 8859-6 (Arabic, available April, 1992)

    • ISO 8859-7 (Greek)

    • ISO 8859-8 (Hebrew, available April, 1992)

    • ISO 8859-9 (Turkish)

    • IBM Code Set 932 DBCS (Japanese PC)

    • Extended UNIX Code for Japanese
    Customers are encouraged to select one of the above code sets, preferably a standard code set, when AIX is installed so the entire system is oriented to a specific code set. Customers who elect to execute multiple code sets on the system should be cautioned that the system does not perform data tagging. The user must be aware of and control data files created with different code sets.

    National Language Character Encoding and Handling

    This is the capability of a program product to recognize and process characters contained in the AIX/6000 Version 3.2 IBM Code Set 850 or ISO 8859 for Single Byte Character Set (SBCS), or Shifted-Japanese Industrial Standard (S-JIS) IBM Code Set 932 for Japanese Kanji Double Byte Character Set (DBCS), or EUC which is represented as a Multiple Byte Character Set (MBCS). There is a hierarchical relationship among MBCS, DBCS, and SBCS; that is, programs that support MBCS also support DBCS, and programs that support DBCS also support SBCS.

    The AIX library functions that perform character handling (collation, classification, conversion) are modified to handle the different ASCII based code set encoding schemes in a manner that is transparent to the utilities and applications that make use of the library functions.

    It is necessary for utilities and applications that manipulate characters to use the enhanced library functions to achieve the full code set and encoding scheme independence. However, utilities and applications that perform direct manipulation of characters (without the aid of the enhanced library functions) will still work. The utilities and applications that perform direct manipulation of characters are limited to the code sets and encoding schemes for which they have been programmed.

    The natively attached keyboards previously announced as supported by AIX are supported. The following keyboards are added to this release:

    • Greek

    • Turkish

    • Arabic, available April, 1992

    • Hebrew, available April, 1992
    Keyboard tables are provided for all supported code set and language combinations.

    Multiple Latin 1 language keyboard tables are provided:

    • One for IBM Code Set 850

    • One for ISO 8859-1
    The principal modifications to the base operating system consist of updates to the C library functions. The interfaces to the functions do not change. The functions are modified to utilize table information provided by the "setlocale()" function regarding encoding scheme and character handling.

    Character handling tables (collation, classification, conversion) for all new valid language and code set combinations are provided in addition to the previous IBM Code Set character handling tables. New tables are included for:

    • Arabic (ISO 8859-6)

    • Greek (ISO 8859-7)

    • Hebrew (ISO 8859-8)

    • Turkish (ISO 8859-9)

    • Japanese (EUC)

    • SBCS (8859-1)
    The existing code set conversion logic and tables are consolidated under the "iconv" utility and driven from external user definable tables. This is true for ASCII-based code set conversion to/from ASCII based code sets and ASCII-based code set conversion to/from EBCDIC based code sets.

    In addition to the keyboard tables supplied for IBM Code Set 850, keyboard tables are supplied for ISO 8859-1 Code Sets:

      *  Belgian-French/Dutch
      *  Canadian-French
      *  Danish
      *  Finnish/Swedish
      *  French
      *  German
      *  Icelandic
      *  Italian
      *  Norwegian
      *  Portuguese
      *  Swiss-French/German (French arrangement)
      *  Swiss-French/German (German arrangement)
      *  Spanish
      *  United Kingdom English
      *  United States English
     
    Also, new keyboard tables are provided for:
     
      *  Arabic (ISO 8859-6, available April, 1992)
      *  Greek (ISO 8859-7)
      *  Hebrew (ISO 8859-8, available April, 1992)
      *  Turkish (ISO 8859-9)
    
    complement the Japanese PC-DBCS keyboard table.

    The print subsystem ensures that the data to be printed is properly represented on the printed page within the capabilities of the specific printer. This may require a translation of the printable data into the code set of the printer. AIX/6000 Version 3.2 supports the IBM 4019 printer with the Japanese (Kanji), when Japanese locale is installed on AIX.

    In order to provide code set independence to applications and utilities that utilize terminfo and termcap, these data bases are changed to cause the line drawing characters and other special symbols to be obtained from the special symbols code set. The line drawing characters and other special symbols present on the IBM Code Set are not available on the ISO Code Sets.

    AIX provides for the attachment and handling of terminals with a diverse set of code set and language capabilities. In addition to the support of ASCII terminals, support is provided for terminals that support languages other than English. Attachment of terminals via data stream translation is provided to permit a terminal that produces one data stream (code set) to be used to communicate with an application that processes a different code set.

    Base Operating System Installation provides "locales" for all the supported languages, which includes defaults for:

    • language
    • territory
    • code set
    • font
    • keyboard.
    The system default information is saved so that subsequently installed LPPs can utilize the information.

    The RISC System/6000 System Software is available with Program Integrated Information translated into several languages. The amount of translation varies by Licensed Program Product and language. One language MUST be chosen as the primary language and one or more languages MAY BE chosen as secondary language(s).

    • English

    • French

    • German

    • Spanish

    • Italian

    • Norwegian

    • Swedish

    • Belgium Dutch
    For details, see Programming Announcement ZP90-0140, dated February 15, 1990.

    Text Formatting System

    The Text Formatting System is part of AIX/6000 Version 3.2 and has been enhanced as follows:

    • The following printers now support downloading bitmap fonts through troff:
       o IBM 3812-002 Page Printer
       o IBM 3816-01S Page Printer
       o HP LaserJet Series II(3)
      
      Bitmap fonts for point sizes 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 28 and 36 are shipped for these printers.

    • The xpreview function now supports previewing of PostScript(4) documents.
    The troff documents processed by the psdit command as well as standard Adobe PostScript documents from other sources can now be displayed with the xpreview function.

    For details, refer to Programming Announcement ZP91-0148, dated March 12, 1991.

    (3) HP LaserJet Series II is a trademark of Hewlitt-Packard Corporation.

    (4) PostScript is a trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated.

    RISC System/6000 POWERstations/POWERservers, Subsystems and Features

    RISC System/6000 POWERstation/POWERserver 220, 22W, and 22G:

    These POWERstations/POWERservers are designed to be entry desktop workstations or servers and are binary compatible with the IBM RISC System/6000 POWERstation/POWERserver family of systems. The POWERstation/POWERservers 220, 22W, and 22G feature a POWER Single Chip processor. Configurations without a disk or with 160MB Disk Drives are available for LAN-dependent environments.

    These POWERstations/POWERservers require a selective update to AIX/6000 Version 3.2 and will be shipped automatically to current users of AIX Version 3.2 appropriate maitenance subscriptions.

    For details, refer to Product Announcement ZG92-0103, dated January 21, 1992.

    RISC System/6000 POWERstation/POWERserver 340 and 350

    These processors feature an integrated SCSI controller and integrated Ethernet interface that provides additional function capabilities for IBM's POWER Architecture-based desktop workstations. AIX/6000 Version 3.2 is required.

    For details, refer to Product Announcement ZG92-0107, dated January 21, 1992.

    RISC System/6000 POWERstation/POWERserver 520H

    This system provides a new level of performance for entry deskside RISC System/6000 systems. The 25Mhz processor, 16MB memory and 355MB fixed-disk storage of the 520H coupled with the wide variety of currently available IBM input/output devices, graphics and communication features allow configuration of this system as a powerful POWERstation or POWERserver for a wide range of business solutions. The POWERstation/POWERserver 520H requires AIX/6000 Version 3.1.5 or later.

    For details, refer to Product Announcement ZG92-0130, dated January 21, 1992.

    RISC System/6000 POWERstation/POWERserver 530H

    This POWERstation/POWERserver provides a new level of performance for mid-range RISC System/6000 deskside systems. The 33Mhz processor and the 32MB high-speed memory of the 530H, with the standard 400MB disk drive, coupled with the wide variety of currently available IBM input/output devices, graphics and communication features, allows configuration of this system as a powerful POWERstation/POWERserver for a wide range of business solutions. AIX/6000 Version 3.1.5 or later is required.

    For details, refer to Product Announcement ZG91-0259, dated October 2, 1991.

    RISC System/6000 POWERstation/POWERserver 560:
    The RISC System/6000 POWERstation/POWERserver 560 System establishes the highest performance for IBM's POWER Architecture based systems with a 50 MHz processor. High-speed memory and a 800 MB disk drive (pair of 400 MB disk drives) are standard. A wide variety of input/output devices, graphics and communication features are available to configure the system as a powerful POWERstation or POWERserver for a wide range of business solutions. AIX/6000 Version 3.2 is required.

    For details, refer to Product Announcement ZG92-0125, dated January 21, 1992.

    POWER Gt3 Graphic Feature

    The POWER Gt3 graphics subsystem for the RISC System/6000 family of POWERstations offer the customer a variety of function and addresses 2D graphics applications.

    For details, refer to Product Announcement ZG91-0244, dated July 24, 1991 and Product Announcement ZA91-0329, dated October 22, 1991.

    POWER Gt4 and Gt4x Graphic Features

    Of the two graphic subsystems, the POWER Gt4x, offers the highest performance level, featuring 3D solid surface modeling and rendering, as well as 2D applications. The POWER Gt4x addresses a diverse set of applications such as design automation, architectural design, geophysical analysis, molecular modeling, high-energy physics, image rendering, visualization and animation. The POWER Gt4 addresses similar applications but with a more modest performance level. A selective update to AIX/6000 Version 3.2 is required for POWER Gt4 and Gt4x and will be shipped automatically to current users of AIX/6000 Version 3.2 with appropriate mainternace subscriptions.

    The POWER Gt3, Gt4 and Gt4x graphic subsystems for the RISC System/6000 all require AIX/6000 Version 3.2 and AIXwindows Environment/6000 Version 1.2. If you have this feature on order along with an order for AIX Version 3.1.5 for RISC System/6000, and AIXwindows Environment/6000 Version 1.1, you must alter your software order to reflect AIX/6000 Version 3.2 and AIXwindows Environment/6000 Version 1.2.

    For details, refer to Product Announcement ZG91-0244, dated July 24, 1991 and Product Announcement ZA92-0130, dated Janurary 21, 1991.

    9333 High-Performance Disk Drive Subsystem

    The two models of the 9333 High-Performance Disk Drive Subsystem bring new levels of disk storage performance to the RISC System/6000 POWERstations/POWERservers. Maximum supported disk storage configurations are increased on all POWERstation/POWERserver 500 series and POWERserver 900 series systems. The two models of the 9333 High-Performance Disk Drive Subsystem require AIX/6000 Version 3.2. If you have these features on order along with an order for AIX Version 3.1.5 for RISC System/6000 you must alter your software order to reflect AIX/6000 Version 3.2.

    For details, refer to Product Announcement ZG91-0294, dated July 24, 1991 and Product Announcement ZA91-0329, dated October 22, 1991.

    RISC System/6000 Features

    New features and enhancements for selected models of the RISC System/6000 family include an M-Audio Capture and Playback Adapter that allows the user to capture, digitize and playback high quality audio. A SCSI Controller Passthrough Terminator Cable is designed for uninterrupted termination of a SCSI bus shared by two host systems. Also included is six additional keyboard languages: Arabic, Chinese Traditional (Taiwan), Greek, Hebrew, Korean and Turkish. Most keyboard languages will now be available in the United States and worldwide. Memory features for model conversion systems has been expanded to include the previous model feature codes to simplify MES ordering.

    These features require AIX/6000 Version 3.2. If you have these features on order along with an order for AIX Version 3.1.5 for RISC System/6000, you must alter your software order to reflect AIX/6000 Version 3.2.

    For details, refer to Product Announcement ZG91-0337, dated October 2, 1991.

    AIX Licensed Program

    AIXwindows Environment/6000 Version 1.2 (5601-257)

    AIXwindows Environment/6000 Version 1.2 is a state-of-the-art graphical user interface (GUI) environment for the RISC System/6000 POWERstations/POWERservers using AIX/6000 Version 3.2. It is an enhanced version of two current products, AIXwindows Environment/6000 Version 1.1 and AIX Personal graPHIGS(TM)/6000 Version 2.2.1. AIXwindows Environment/6000 Version 1.2 consists of the base product which is primarily for customers who require 2D GUI support and an additional, optional 3D graphics feature called AIXwindows/3D, which is directed to customers using 3D technical applications.

    (TM) Trademark of International Business Machines Corporation.

    For details, refer to Programming Announcement ZP92-0116, dated January 21 1992.

    AIXwindows Interface Composer/6000 Version 1.1 (5756-027)

    AIXwindows Interface Composer/6000 is a software development tool that provides assistance to the developer in the design and creation of GUIs for applications using OSF/Motif. The developer uses direct manipulation of the user interface components (buttons, panels, etc.) to design the GUI and the C code for the interface is generated automatically. In addition, a built-in C interpreter assists the developer with testing and debugging the user interface.

    For details, refer to Programming Announcement ZP92-0109, 1992.

    AIX Personal Computer Simulator/6000 Version 1.2 (5601-263)

    AIX Personal Computer Simulator/6000 Version 1 Release 2 is designed to support many IBM Disk Operating System (DOS) applications running without modification on AIX/6000 Version 3.2. Multiple, concurrent DOS applications may run either in multiple AIXwindows or multiple shells for a single user or on multiple terminals for multiple users. In addition to previously announced support, AIX Personal Computer Simulator/6000 Version 1 Release 2 now supports Intel 80287 Numeric Processor Extensions, Lotus, Intel and Microsoft (LIM) standard 4.0, resizable VGA windows enhanced directory drive function, and CD-ROM devices.

    For details, refer to Programming Announcement ZP92-0108, dated January 21, 1992.

    AIX/6000 Connectivity Licensed Programs

    The AIX/6000 Connectivity Licensed Programs announcement includes new releases of the following communications programs:

    • AIX 3270 Host Connection Program/6000 Version 1.3 (5601-260)

    • AIX System Network Architecture Services/6000 Version 1.2 (5601-287)

    • AIX 3278/79 Emulation/6000 Version 1.2 (5601-256)

    • AIX Network Management/6000 Version 1.2 (5601-253)
    For details, refer to Programming Announcement ZP92-0107, dated January 21, 1992.

    AIX/6000 Professional Graphics Tool Collection

    AIX/6000 Professional Graphics Tool Collection consists of the following three licensed program products which provide support for the application development environment and end-user interfaces:

    • AIX Graphics File Translator/6000 (5765-005)

    • AIX Graphics Plotting System/6000 (5765-004)

    • AIX Computer Graphics Interface Toolkit/6000 (CGI) Version 1.2 (5601-386)
    For details, refer to Programming Announcement ZP92-0105, dated January 21, 1992.

    Realtime Interface Co-Processor AIX Support for RISC System/6000
    (5696-038): Realtime Interface Co-Processor AIX Support for RISC/6000 is a set of program services that provide an interface between AIX processors and tasks running on the following programmable communication adapters installed in a RISC/6000 workstation: o 4-Port Multiprotocol Communications Controller (F/C 2700) o X.25 Interface Co-Processor/2 (F/C 2960) Included in the product are a loader utility for loading co-procerror microcode and application tasks, a co-processor AIX device driver, a C language interface to the device driver, dump and dump formatter utilities, sample code, and user documentation. This licensed program is a productivity tool designed for program developers writing applications for IBM Realtime Interface Co-Processors in the RISC System/6000 environment.

    For details, refer to Program Announcement ZP91-0709, dated October 22, 1991.

    AIX Open Systems Interconnection Messaging and Filing/6000 (5756-085)

    AIX Open Systems Interconnection Messaging and Filing/6000 (AIX OSIMF/6000) (5756-085), is a program offering that provides AIX/6000 Version 3 users with electronic mail (MHS) and file transfer (FTAM) services. These services support the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) standards specified by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

    A required service update to support AIX OSIMF/6000 operation with AIX/6000 Version 3.2 will be available within three months after general availability of AIX/6000 Version 3.2.

    AIX OSIMF/6000 will not be supported by AIX/6000 Version 3.2 until the service upgrade has been installed. Current users of OSIMF/6000 on AIX/6000 Version 3.1.5 must reorder at no charge for use with AIX/6000 Version 3.2 This required service update will be shipped to all AIX OSIMF/6000 customers of record but is to be installed only in support of AIX OSIMF/6000 operating with AIX/6000 Version 3.2

    OSIMF/6000 is not a part of the AIX/6000 Version 3.2 SIPO (5750-AET).

    Prior to installation of AIX/6000 Version 3.2 on machines which are already running AIX OSIMF/6000, the following configuration files should be saved to tape or diskette for use when the service upgrade has been installed:

    • In /etc: osi.cfg, mta.cfg, x400gw.cfg, ua.cfg, isoentities, isobjects, isoappobjects, isodocuments, isomacros, isoservices

    • In /usr/lpp/osimf/etc: loadmhs
    AIX OSIMF/6000 operating with AIX/6000 Version 3.1.5 will be marketed and supported for a period of six months after general availability of AIX/6000 Version 3.2. It will be supported for an additional six months thereafter (12 months after general availability of AIX/6000 Version 3.2).

    AIX InfoCrafter/6000 (5696-108)

    AIX InfoCrafter/6000(TM) offers a solution for the online authoring and managing of large libraries of information. AIX InfoCrafter/6000 is a set of tools that provides a batch-oriented "build" process for compiling online libraries read by the InfoExplorer information retrieval software. On the authoring side, AIX InfoCrafter/6000 can accept input from a number of authoring environments. Its output, an online hypertext library, can provide access to one of an enterprise's most valuable assets, the knowledge and information shared by its workers. The combination of authoring flexibility and powerful output provides benefits to both information developers and knowledge workers alike.

    (TM) Trademark of International Business Machines Corporation.

    InfoExplorer License Extention software feature of AIX/6000 Version 3.2 is required for each system that supports users authoring their own documentation and display via InfoExplorer information retrieval software or each sytem that supports users who choose to display a non-IBM library.

    For details, refer to Programming Announcement ZP92-0106, dated January 21, 1992.

    NetWare for AIX/6000 from IBM v3.11 (5696-236)

    NetWare for AIX/6000 from IBM v3.11 brings the functions from the most commonly installed network clients to the RISC System/6000 family. The user may recognize familiar services, with the additional benefits of the power and capability of the RISC System/6000 and AIX/6000 Version 3.2 with its wide variety of extensive processing power, large memory capacity and wide range of peripherals. These features will bring new growth possibilities to the personal computer networks.

    Based on Portable NetWare from Novell, Inc., NetWare for AIX/6000 from IBM v3.11 integrates network services with AIX. A single POWERstation/POWERserver can perform dual roles as an AIX network system and a Novell NetWare file/print server.

    For details, refer to Programming Announcement ZP92-0117, dated January 21, 1992.

    AIX Xstation Manager/6000 Version 1.3 (5601-457)

    The AIX Xstation Manager/6000 Version 1.3 is compatible with the fonts, national languages and file structures changes in AIX/6000 Version 3.2 and 11.4 clients in AIXWindows Environment/6000 Version 1.2.

    For details, refer to Programming Announcement ZP92-0162, dated January 21, 1992.

    AIX/6000 Compiler Maintenance Releases

    AIX XL FORTRAN Compiler/6000 Version 2.2.1, AIX XL FORTRAN Run Time Environment/6000 V2.2.1, AIX XL Pascal Compiler/6000 Version 1.1.1 and AIX XL Pascal Run Time Environment/6000 Version 1.1.1 will support ISO 8859/x Code Sets and EUC according to the supports provided by AIX/6000 Version 3.2.

    Maintenance releases of AIX VS COBOL Compiler/6000 Version 1.1.1, AIX VS COBOL Run Time Environment/6000 Version 1.1.1, and AIX Ada/6000 Version 1.2.2 and AIX Ada Run Time Environment/6000 Version 1.2.2 will include APAR fixes and enhancements as well as support AIX/6000 Version 3.2 environment.

    For details, refer to IBM Programming Announcement ZP90-0141, dated February 15, 1990 (AIX/6000 Programming Language Compilers), ZP90-0574 dated November 27, 1990 (AIX Ada/6000 Release 2) and ZP91-0417 dated May 7, 1991 (AIX XL FORTRAN Compiler/6000 Version 2.2 and AIX XL FORTRAN Run Time Environment/6000 Version 2.2).

    Additional AIX/6000 Licensed Programs

    The following additional licensed programs are supported by AIX/6000 Version 3.2:

    • AIX X-Windows 3270 Emulator/6000 Version 1.0 (5765-011)

    • IBM Consumer Transaction Definition/6000 (5765-022)

    • IBM Consumer Transaction Runtime/6000 (5765-023)

    System Management

    System Management Interface Tool

    The System Management Interface Tool (SMIT) facility, a part of AIX/6000 Version 3.2, is enhanced to provide functional and usability improvements including management for performance tools, national language environment management, new devices, system resource controller and improved software applications. Beyond the character-based interface for SMIT, a new system management GUI is provided in AIXwindows/6000 Version 1.2 that uses the industry standard OSF/Motif graphics library.

    The SMIT facility in AIX/6000 Version 3.2 provides a set of menu-driven services that facilitate the performance of tasks such as installation, configuration, device management, problem determination, and storage management. The user is guided by a series of interactive menus and/or dialogs that automatically build, execute, and log commands required to accomplish selected operations thereby eliminating the need for the user to know or learn command level syntax for system management tasks. In addition, online softcopy help is available at each level of the interface.

    Selective Update

    The software installation and update functions in AIX/6000 Version 3.2 have been enhanced to provide additional flexibility and control in the application of software packages and updates to those packages. Program updates may be independently applied, tested and made a permanent part of the system software. In addition, program updates to AIX/6000 Version 3.2 will be packaged to address specific problems or code enhancements, making it possible for users to apply updates for corrections or enhancements of their choice.



    Product Positioning

    AIX/6000 Version 3.2 is based upon UNIX System V, which conforms to the IEEE POSIX Standard 1003.1 - 1990, is compatible with 4.3 BSD and is designed to meet Trusted Computing Base level C2 security. It offers customers popular UNIX operating system features plus extended real-time support, an advanced file system and other features which provide an enhanced platform for application development and execution.

    AIX/6000 Version 3.2 and its related licensed programs support workstations and server solutions for engineering/scientific and commercial multi-user UNIX environments.


    Education Support

    Contact your Country IBM Marketing Representative for all applicable course information.


    Technical Information

    Specified Operating Environment

    Machine Requirements

    RISC System/6000 systems with a single 120MB fixed-disk are dependent on a LAN connection for support of AIX/6000 Version 3.2.

    Small disk configurations above 120MB may be dependent on a LAN connection based on the fixed-disk storage requirement of the specific software selected. Refer to the Planning For Your System Installation (GC23-2407) for assistance on planning fixed-disk storage requirements.

    System Units

    • 7011 POWERstation/POWERserver all models
    • 7012 POWERstation/POWERserver all models
    • 7013 POWERstation/POWERserver all models
    • 7015 POWERserver all models
    • 7016 POWERstation

    Keyboards

    • 101, 102 and Kanji Keyboards (EMEA) will be supported in all geographies (i.e. U.S., Canada, etc.)
    • New keyboards include Greek and Turkish
    • New keyboards include Hebrew and Arabic, which are available in Hebrew and Arabic speaking countries only.

    External I/O:

    • IBM 4869-002 External 5 1/4-Inch 1.2MB Diskette Drive
    • IBM 7202 Expansion Rack Model 900
    • IBM 7203 External Portable Disk Drive Model 001
    • IBM 7204 External Disk Drive Model 320
    • IBM 7207 150MB External 1/4-Inch Cartridge Tape Drive Model 001
    • IBM 7208 2.3Gb External 8mm Tape Drive Model 001
    • IBM 7210 External CD-ROM Drive Model 001
    • IBM 9333 Model 010 Disk Drive Subsystem Drawer
    • IBM 9333 Model 500 Disk Drive Subsystem Deskside
    • IBM 9334 Model 010 SCSI Expansion Unit
    • IBM 9334 Model 500 Deskside Expansion Unit (Maximum of three. Requires dedicated SCSI I/O Controller)
    • IBM 9348 Model 012 Magnetic Tape Unit (1/2-inch 9-Track) (Requires 9348 Specify Code #9994)

    ASCII Displays

    The IBM 3151, 3161, 3162, 3163, and 3164 are supported in 3161 mode only. Support of the 3161 includes color attributes.

    • IBM 3151*
    • IBM 3161*
    • IBM 3162*
    • IBM 3163*
    • IBM 3164*
    • DEC VT100 (6)
    • DEC VT220
    • DEC VT320
    • DEC VT330
    • WYSE 30 (7)
    • WYSE 50
    • WYSE 60
    • WYSE 350
    * National Language Support is provided through the use of Cartridge with ISO 8859-1, inserted in the terminal. (6) DEC is a trademark of Digital Equipment Corporation (7) WYSE is a trademark of WTSE Corporation

    X Stations:

    • IBM 7010 Model 120
    • IBM 7010 Model 130

    Displays:

    • IBM 5081 16-inch Color (Feature #1280 is required)*
    • IBM 5081 19-inch Color (RPQ 8K1680 is required)
    • IBM 6091 16-inch Color
    • IBM 6091 19-inch Color (1280X1024 60HZ only)
    • IBM 6091 23-inch Color (1280X1024 60HZ only)*
    • IBM 8507 19-inch Mono
    • IBM 8508 19-inch Mono (1280X1024 67HZ only)
    • IBM 8514 16-inch Color
    • IBM 8515 14-inch Color
    * RPQs for 'separate sync': RPQ 8K1700 for 5081-16 and RPQ 8K1744 for 6091-23. The 5081 and 6091 displays require cable feature code 4217 to attach to the POWER Gt1.

    Vendor Displays

    Mitsubishi HL-6915SBK   1280 x 1024   20-inch color
    NANAO FlexScan 9070(?)  1024 x 768    16-inch color
    NEC(8) 4D MultiSync(9)  1024 x 768    16-inch color
    NEC 5D MultiSync        1280 x 1024   20-inch color
    IDEK MF-5117            1024 x 768    17-inch color
    Sony GDM-1606/1953      1280 x 1024   16-inch, 19-inch color
    Sony GDM-1605/1954      1024 x 768    16-inch, 19-inch color
    
    (8) NEC is a registered trademark of NEC Technologies, Inc. (9) FlexScan is a registered trademark of Dicomed Corporation.

    Graphic Processors:

    • IBM 5085 All Models
    • IBM 5086 Model 001
    • IBM 7235 Model 001
    • IBM 7235 Model 002
    • IBM 7016

    Dials:

    • IBM 6094-010 (requires 6094 cable #4015 for attachment to a Graphics Input Device Adapter #2810) (Requires 6094 feature #4060 for attachment to a standard serial port) (6094 feature #4061 may also be required)

    Digitizers:

    • IBM 5084-Model 1
    • IBM 5084-Model 2
    • IBM 5084-Model 3

    Lighted Program Function Keyboard:

    • IBM 6094-020 (requires 6094 cable #4015)(Requires 6094 feature #4060 for attachment to a standard serial port) (6094 feature #4061 may also be required)

    Tablets and Cursor Pads:

    • IBM 5083 Model 021 (requires 5083 cable feature #4015)
    • IBM 5083 Model 022 (requires 5083 cable feature #4015)
    • IBM 6093 Model 011 (requires 6093 cable feature #4015)
    • IBM 6093 Model 012 (requires 6093 cable feature #4015)

    Plotters:

    • IBM 6180 Model 1 Color
    • IBM 6182 Color
    • IBM 6184 Color
    • IBM 6185 Model 1 Color
    • IBM 6185 Model 2 Color
    • IBM 6186 Color
    • IBM 6187
    • IBM 7372

    Modems:

    Modem support is provided to allow communication through common carrier telephone networks using dial-up or leased lines with asynchronous protocols or the synchronous half-duplexed SDLC protocols. Not all of the features supported by the listed modems are supported by the AIX/6000 Version 3.2.

    Modems Protocols Standards ----------------------- ------------- -------------------- IBM 5822 DSU up to 56K bps SYNC CCITT V.35 IBM 5865 9600bps SYNC EIA-232D, CCITT V.24 IBM 7861 up to 19.2KBps ASYNC SYNC EIA-232D, CCITT V.24 IBM 7868 up to 19.2KBps ASYNC SYNC EIA-232D, CCITT V.24 Hayes Smartmodem 1200 (4) ASYNC EIA-232D Hayes Smartmodem 2400 ASYNC SDLC EIA-232D, CCITT V.24 Hayes V-Series 9600 ASYNC SDLC EIA-232D, CCITT V.24 Racal-Vadic 1200PA (5) ASYNC EIA-232D Racal-Vadic 1200VP ASYNC EIA-232D Racal-Vadic VI2422 ASYNC EIA-232D Racal-Vadic 2400PA ASYNC EIA-232D Racal-Vadic 2400VP ASYNC EIA-232D Racal-Vadic VI2222VP ASYNC EIA-232D Telebit Trailblazer Plus ASYNC EIA-232D

    Printers:

    • IBM 2380-001 Personal Printer II
    • IBM 2381-001 Personal Printer II
    • IBM 2390-001 Personal Printer II
    • IBM 2391-001 Personal Printer II
    • IBM 3812-002 Page Printer (Note 1)
    • IBM 3816-01D and 01S Page Printer (Note 2)
    • IBM 4019-001 LaserPrinter (Note 3)
    • IBM 4019-E01 LaserPrinter E (Note 3)
    • IBM 4029-010 LaserPrinter 5E
    • IBM 4029-020 LaserPrinter 6
    • IBM 4029-030 LaserPrinter 10
    • IBM 4029-040 LaserPrinter 10L
    • IBM 4072-001 ExecJet* Printer
    • IBM 4072-001 ExecJet* Printer (4208-002 mode only)
    • IBM 4201-002 Proprinter* II
    • IBM 4201-003 Proprinter III
    • IBM 4202-002 Proprinter II XL
    • IBM 4202-003 Proprinter III XL
    • IBM 4207-002 Proprinter X24E
    • IBM 4208-002 Proprinter XL24E
    • IBM 4212-001 Proprinter 24P
    • IBM 4216-031 Personal Page Printer II
    • IBM 4224-301, 302, 3C2 and 3E3 Serial Printer
    • IBM 4226-302 Printer
    • IBM 4234-009 Line Dot Matrix Printer (configured as IBM 4234-13)
    • IBM 4234-13 Line Dot Matrix Printer
    • IBM 5202-001 Quietwriter* III
    • IBM 5204-001 Quickwriter*
    • IBM 6252-AP8 Impactwriter* (configured as IBM 4202-003)
    • IBM 6252-AS8 Impactwriter* (configured as IBM 4202-003)

    The following OEM printers are also supported:

    • HP LaserJet Series II
    • TI Omnilaser 2115
    • DATAPRODUCTS LZR 2665
    • PRINTRONIX P9012
    • DATAPRODUCTS BP 2000
    • QMS (10) Colorscript 100 Model 20
    • OKI Microline 810PS
    • Canon Laser Shot

    Printer notes:

    1. Feature code #3155 for the IBM 3812 printer is required for attachment to the RISC System/6000 system.
    2. Feature code #7652 for the IBM 3816 printer is required for attachment to the RISC System/6000 system.
    3. When using the serial ports, the IBM 4019 requires feature code #9143 (System Serial Interface Adapter) for attachment to the RISC System/6000 system.
    4. IBM 4019 Japanese support requires that AIX Japanese locale be installed.
    5. The IBM RISC System/6000 system supports IBM Code Set 850. The Code Set 850 cartridge must be installed on the IBM 5202 printer to fully utilize the full characters sets of the system. For details on available cartridges, refer to the IBM 5202 sales manual. Other IBM printers have IBM Code Set 850 resident.
    6. For optimum system performance, high speed serial printers should be attached to the native ports or 64-Port Asynchronous Controller.
    7. The parallel printer port is provided for the convenience character printer. High speed printers or applications requiring a large amount of data transfer per page (e.g., high density graphics) should use the serial interface for optimum system performance.
    8. Impactwriter Models AP8 and AS8 emulate the IBM 4202-3 printer for traditional line printing of simple text and numbers. Graphics, all points addressable, and large characters cannot be printed.
    9. IBM 4208/5327/5572/5575/5577/5587 Kanji printers require the 5m Parallel Printer Cable (P/N 09F5544).
    10. The IBM 4216 Kanji Printer requires the 2.4m Parallel Printer Cable (P/N 56F7854).

    • Printer Peripherals:
      • 4033-001 IBM LAN Connection For Printers and Plotters (Token-Ring), Lantern
      • 4033-002 IBM LAN Connection For Printers and Plotters (Ethernet, Twisted Pair), Lantern
      • 4033-003 IBM LAN Connection For Printers and Plotters (Ethernet, Thick and Thin), Lantern

    Asynchronous Communications:
    RISC System/6000 asynchronous communications support requires the use of one of the standard serial communications ports or one of the following IBM adapters or controller:
    • 8-Port Async Adapter - EIA-232
    • 8-Port Async Adapter - EIA-422A
    • 8-Port Async Adapter - MIL-STD 188
    • 16-Port Async Adapter - EIA-232
    • 16-Port Async Adapter - EIA-422A
    • 64-Port Async Controller

    DOS Server function

    Requires a RISC System/6000 system with one or more of the following IBM communications adapters.

    • Token-Ring High-Performance Network Adapter
    • Ethernet High-Performance LAN Adapter
    • 8-Port Async Adapter - EIA-232
    • 8-Port Async Adapter - EIA-422A
    • 8-Port Async Adapter - MIL-STD 188

    Network File System and Network Computing System:

    These facilities require a RISC System/6000 system with one or more of the following IBM communications adapters:

    • Token-Ring High-Performance Network Adapter
    • Ethernet High-Performance LAN Adapter
    • Serial Optic Channel Converter
    • Fiber Distributed Data Interface Adapter
    • Block Multiplexer Channel Adapter

    High Availability for Network File System (HANFS):

    A typical HANFS server hardware configuration requires the following:

    • Two RISC System/6000 deskside units

    • Four network adapters of the same type (either Ethernet High-Performance LAN Adapters or Token-Ring High-Performance Network Adapters), two per machine

    • A network that runs the Internet Protocol (IP)

    • Two SCSI High-Performance I/O Controllers (one per machine), and two internal SCSI drivers (also, one per machine). These are used for holding AIX/6000 Version 3.2.

    • Four additional SCSI adapters (Part Number 31G9722 or later) (two per machine). These can handle one to five external SCSI disks per shared string. Each machine needs one SCSI adapter for each shared string.

    • Four SCSI Controller Passthrough Terminator Cables (Part Number 00G0959) (two per machine), one per shared string, and sufficient SCSI device-to-device cables to concatenate external disks.

    • One standard asynchronous terminal connector cable (25-pin to 25-pin), a gender changer, a null modem, and two 10-pin to 25-pin jumpers that will be used to form a SLIP connection between the two machines.

    Block Multiplexer Channel Connectivity:

    This function is designed to execute on the following RISC System/6000 computers: o 7012 POWERstation/POWERserver all models o 7013 POWERstation/POWERserver all models o 7015 POWERstation/POWERserver all models This new channel connectivity allows the RISC System/6000 to communicate to a S/370 or S/390 host using this parallel channel protocol in block multiplexer mode. TCP/IP is supported and the TCP/IP Version 2.2 for VM (5753-FAL) licensed program is required at the host. This new enhancement allows the RISC System/6000 to be used as a gateway between the VM host and the downstream networks that consist of LAN or WAN. Therefore, distributed systems can access the VM resources, NFS and the TCP/IP applications resident at the host.

    Fiber Distributed Data Interface Connectivity:

    This function is designed to execute on the following RISC System/6000 computers: o 7012 POWERstation/POWERserver all models o 7013 POWERstation/POWERserver all models o 7015 POWERstation/POWERserver all models A programming interface (API) is provided for the device driver. FDDI support is available for single attach stations (SAS) or, with an extender card, for dual attach station (DAS).

    Software support for the FDDI adapter includes the device driver, support for TCP/IP, full configuration support using SMIT, and full diagnostic support.

    A FDDI LAN provides a network of up to 500 stations, with a maximum link-to-link distance of 2 kilometers. The total FDDI LAN circumference may be up to 100 kilometers.

    X.25

    support requires the installation of the X.25 Communications Adapter. X.25 WAN support of DDN (Defense Data Network) US government certification has been added.

    The X.25 adapter design conforms to the ISO 8208 document which is compatible with the CCITT 1980 and CCITT 1984 recommendations. Physical attachment to the network is via the X.21 interface at speeds up to 64Kbps, or via V.35 at speeds up to 56 Kbps, or via V.24 at speeds up to 19.2 Kbps.

    Note: The X.25 product and function has been tested and approved for US only. Other countries are responsible to ensure necessary PTT approval, if required, has been obtained before installation and use.

    TCP/IP:

    The facilities of AIX/6000 Version 3.2 require the installation and use of at least one of the following IBM communications adapters or controllers:

    • Ethernet High-Performance LAN Adapter
    • Token-Ring High-Performance Network Adapter
    • 8-Port Async Adapter, EIA-232, 422A or MIL-STD 188
    • 16-Port Async Adapter EIA-232, EIA-422A
    • 64-Port Async Controller
    • X.25 Communications Adapter
    • Standard Asynchronous port
    • Serial Optical Channel Converter
    • Fiber Distributed Data Interface Adapter
    • Block Multiplexer Channel Adapter

    For using the standard asynchronous port TCP/IP connection, installation of communication adapters or controllers are not required.

    CD-ROM Hypertext Information Base Library disc:

    Use of the CD-ROM disc requires the installation and use of the RISC System/6000 Internal CD-ROM Drive (#2600) (30F8902) or IBM 7210 Model 001 External CD-ROM Drive. To print graphics from the hypertext information a printer that supports the PostScript datastream is required.

    Text Formatting System:

    The troff printing function of the Text Formatting System requires one of the following printers:

    • IBM 3812-002 Page Printer
    • IBM 3816-01S Page Printer
    • IBM 4019-001 LasePrinter
    • IBM 4016-031 Personal Page Printer II
    • Hewlett-Packard LaserJet Series II(10)
    • TI Omnilaser 2115
    • Japanese Language printing is supported on the IBM 5587-G01 Kanji printer.
    (10) Hewlett-Packard LaserJet Series II is a trademark of Hewlett-Packard Corporation.

    A device specific postprocessor is required for printing troff documents. Postprocessors for the printers listed above are provided with the Text Formatting System.

    For nroff printing functions, Text Formatting System requires one of the following printers:

    • IBM 3812-002 Page Printer
    • IBM 3816-01S Page Printer
    • IBM 4201-002 Proprinter II
    • IBM 4202-002 Proprinter IIXL
    • IBM 4201-003 Proprinter III
    • IBM 4202-003 Proprinter IIIXL
    • IBM 4207-002 Proprinter X24E
    • IBM 4208-002 Proprinter XL24E
    • IBM 4019-001 LaserPrinter
    • Hewlett-Packard LaserJet Series II

    Programming Requirements

    AIX Japanese Language Support:

    In order to use the AIX Japanese Language Support to input Japanese characters by means of the Japanese Input Method (Romaji-to-Kana (RKC) and Kana-to-Kanji (KKC) conversion), the AIXwindows Environment/6000 Version 1.2 (5601-257) must be installed.

    High Availability for Network File System:

    HANFS requires TCP/IP, NFS and the HANFS software feature.

    Block Multiplexer Channel Connectivity:

    This new channel connectivity allows the RISC System/6000 to communicate to a S/370 or S/390 host using this parallel channel protocol in block multiplexer mode. TCP/IP is supported and the TCP/IP Version 2.2 for VM (5753-FAL) licensed program is required at the host. This new enhancement allows the RISC System/6000 to be used as a gateway between the VM host and the downstream networks that consist of LAN or WAN. Therefore, distributed systems can access the VM resource, NFS and the TCP/IP applications resident at the host. The Block Multiplexor Channel software feature is required.

    Fiber Distributed Data Interface Connectivity:

    This function consists of a device driver and software diagnostics for FDDI on RISC System/6000. FDDI is a LAN communications technology using optical cabling, designed to operate with a line speed of 100 megabits per second. This function supports the ANSI X3T9.5 standard, except that the Station Management (SMT) function is limited to Agent support only. A RISC System/6000 workstation running FDDI can be managed on a LAN, but cannot enable a FDDI LAN manager interface residing in the RISC System/6000. The interface is compatible with 3172 interconnect controller model 002. The TCP/IP Version 2.2 for VM (5735-FAL) licensed program is required. This connectivity requires the FDDI software feature.

    Actual throughput depends on factors such as user applications and system environments.

    InfoExplorer License Extension:

    The InfoExplorer Licence Extention software feature is required.

    Data Encryption Standard:

    The Data Encription software feature is required.

    Compatibility

    The XL C Compiler Version 1.2 implementation for AIX systems complies with the SAA C level 2 definition, with some exceptions. (The exceptions are specified in the AIX XL C/6000 Language Reference AIX/6000 Version 3.2, (SC09-1260)).

    The Network File System support provided in the AIX/6000 Version 3.2 is compatible with other systems that support ONC/NFS(TM) versions 3.X or 4.X.

    (TM) ONC/NFS is a trademark of Sun Microsytems, Inc.

    AIX Version 3.1 to 3.2 Binary Compatability

    The goal of AIX Version 3.2 is to be binary compatable with previous versions. Any application which was written to conform to the published system functions available in AIX Version 3.1 should run without change on an AIX Version 3.2 system. Where there are differences, AIX 3.2 has provided functions to allow the AIX Version 3.1 application to function normally in the AIX Version 3.2 environment, e.g. Symbolic links in the new file tree, X11.3, and Motif 1.0 libraries.

    The most common failure which occured during testing of AIX Version 3.2 was caused by the new malloc. Malloc was changed for AIX Version 3.2 to be more space efficient. Using the new malloc, some applications may fail due to application problems that were not discovered using the AIX Version 3.1 malloc. To work around this problem, it is possible in AIX Version 3.2 to request the AIX Version 3.1 malloc behavior by setting the environment variable MALLOCTYPE=3.1. If the application behaves normally then the problem is in the application.

    In the event that an application does not run under AIX Version 3.2, and the application owner cannot resolve the problem additional documentation will be available thru your normal support channel.

    Limitations

    AIX/6000 Version 3.2 does not provide support for other than ASCII (7-Bit) character usage in variable names.

    There are some networking and mail limitations in NLS on the use of non-ASCII characters in system names, user names, file names, directory names, commands and subroutines.

    The InfoExplorer License Extension feature of AIX/6000 Version 3.2 must be ordered separately for each system that supports users of AIX InfoCrafter/6000 (5696-108) who author their own documentation and display via the InfoExplorer information retrieval software or each system that supports users who choose to display a non-IBM library. Select the chargeable software feature and the quantity of software features corresponding to the number of systems to be supported.

    The following AIX/6000 Version 3.2 facilities do not provide Japanese language character support:

    • The information retrieval system handles single byte code sets only.
    • The manual printing utilities handle single byte code sets only.
    • The DOS Server and DOS utilities handle single byte code sets only.
    • There are several NLS library subroutines which are designated as obsolete which do not handle multibyte code sets.
    • The libcurses library of subroutines handles single byte code sets only.

    See AIX/6000 Version 3.2 reference material for a list of commands and subroutines that support national languages.

    The following AIX/6000 Version 3.2 facilities do not provide National Language Support:

    • Network File System supports "pass through" only
    • Network Computing System (NCS) supports "pass through" only
    • graphics, tplot, graph, spline commands
    • TCP/IP Telnet command
    Stand alone diagnostics for the 7235 Models 1 and 2 graphic processors and the 9333 Models 10 and 500 Disk Drive Subsystem drawer and deskside units require a minimum of 16MB of systems memory to operate.

    Performance Considerations

    The performance of the DOS Server function is affected by the network transfer rate and the size and efficiency of the data transfer specific to the DOS or AIX application program.

    User Group Requirements

    This announcement satisfies or partially satisfies requirements from one or more of the world wide user group communities, which include Australasian SHARE/GUIDE (ASG), COMMON, COMMON Europe, GUIDE International, G.U.I.D.E. Europe, Japan GUIDE/SHARE (JGS), Guide Latin American (LAG), SHARE EUROPE and SHARE Incorporated.

    Planning Information

    Packaging

    Depending on the selection of media for the initial SIPO order, AIX/6000 Version 3.2 and AIX/6000 Version 3.1.5 is shipped on:

    • 1/4-inch Tape

    • 8mm Tape

    • The program may additionally be requested to be preloaded onto the RISC System/6000 system fixed-disk.

      Note: Preinstalled/preloaded fixed-disk storage will be supported in EMEA with U.S. English at general availability. National Language Preinstalled/Preloaded versions will be available 30 days after AIX 3.2 general availability.

    AIX/6000 Version 3.2 consists of an AIX "startup system" and a group of optionally installable AIX extensions.

    The AIX "startup system" provides customers with a minimum system subset that includes:

    • AIX command line support, including menu driven systems management facilities (via SMIT ), and a graphical user interface if AIXwindows Environment/6000 was ordered with AIX/6000 Version 3.2.
    • Network File System and TCP/IP communications support to enable connection to a LAN network via Ethernet or Token-Ring adapters.

    Optionally installable AIX extensions include such things as the C shell, DOS Server, accounting services, text formatting system, and application development tools.

    The AIX "startup system" can be installed on any RISC System/6000 fixed disk from any of the software distribution media selected. The AIX "startup system" will IPL and be ready for selection of National Language Version (NLV) support and for installation of AIX extensions and/or application programs; or for connection to a LAN as a ready-to-use "client" system.

    When the RISC System/6000 POWERstation 320H is equipped with the minimum entry 160MB 3.5 inch internal fixed disk, it becomes a "client machine". When AIX/6000 Version 3.2 is ordered for this machine, it is important to note some usage restrictions regarding AIX extensions and other software in the client system environment:

    • Because of limited fixed disk space, optionally installable AIX extensions (e.g., the text formatting system) or other licensed program products cannot be loaded on the fixed disk of this machine.
    • This machine is dependent upon an AIX Server machine for access to AIX extensions or other software products.
    • Paging space is pre-allocated on this machine to provide local paging space, and may be modified by the customer after the system has been connected to the network.
    • This machine has limited local user space for additional customer selected software or data; once the system has been connected to the network, the customer may choose to remove the online softcopy information from this client machine to increase local user space, and access the AIX server machine for softcopy hypertext services.
    Entitlement documentation to support AIX Version 3.2 RISC System/6000 is provided as online hypertext documentation , soft copy, utilizing the same media as the code. This documentation is delivered with the AIX Version 3.2 for RISC System/6000 code. Extra copies of the hypertext, softcopy, entitlement documentation cannot be ordered seperately. The hypertext documentation is written to capitalize on the functions of the InfoExplorer (TM) information retrieval software that is included as an integral part of the AIX Version 3.2 for RISC System/6000 operating system. These functions include powerful search capabilities in addition to other retrieval aids such as lists of tasks, lists of commands, and lists of books. Features helpful to users are the reading and navigation windows, the ability to view one or more pages of text plus artwork simultaneously, history, bookmarks, and annotation functions.

    Additionaly the entitlement documentation includes one copy of the following publications/materials and are supplied automatically with AIX/6000 Version 3.2.

     
    5756-030  AIX Version 3.2 for
     RISC System/6000 Installation Guide               SC23-2341
     Licensed Program Specification                    GC23-2194
     Binder                                            SX23-0800
    

    CD-ROM Library - IBM Form Number SC23-2163

    The CD-ROM Hypertext Information Base Library disc containing all available documentation for the AIX/6000 can also be ordered as a feature of the AIX/6000 Version 3.2 SIPO order at no charge. This Library is offered in U.S. English only. The following hardcopy documentation is provided with the licensed program and may be ordered separately for a fee. Refer to the unlicensed documentation section for additional information.

    5601-251  AIX XL Pascal Run Time Environment/6000 Version 1.1.1
     Installation Kit                                 Not Available
     License Program Specification                    GC23-2221
     
     
    5601-254  AIX XL Pascal Compiler/6000 Version 1.1.1
     License Program Specification                    GC09-2218
     
     
    5765-019 AIX XL FORTRAN Run Time Environment/6000 Version 2.2.1
     License Program Specification                    GC09-1350
     
    
     
    5765-018  AIX XL FORTRAN Compiler/6000 Version 2.2.1
     License Program Specification                    GC09-1355
     User's Guide                                     SC09-1354
     Language Reference                               SC09-1353
     
     
    5601-259  AIX VS COBOL Run Time Environment/6000 Version 1.1.1
     Installation Kit                                 Not Available
     License Program Specification                    GC23-2225
     
     
    5601-258  AIX VS COBOL Compiler/6000 Version 1.1.1
     License Program Specification                    GC23-2223
     User's Guide                                     SC23-2178
     Language Reference                               SC23-2177
     
    
     
    5706-294  AIX Ada Run Time Environment/6000 Version 1.2.2
     License Program Specification                    GC09-1138
     
     
    5706-291  AIX Ada/6000 Version 1.2.2
     License Program Specification                    GC09-1138
    

    Translated publications will be shipped as part of the software package in lieu of US publications when specified. If translated publications are not available, US publications will be shipped as a default. Only one set of publications will be shipped as part of the initial entitlement shipment. A refresh shipment of translated entitlement publications will be shipped in the national language, when they become available to those customers who ordered a national language shipment and received a US shipment due to the non-availability of national language publications.

    Refer to the Unlicensed Documentation section for additional information.

                                       Order
                Title                  Number      Language
     ------------------------------    ----------- --------
     IBM AIX Version 3.2 for RISC System/6000
     Task Index, Topic Index, and Glossary
     
                                       GA82-1008   Belgian Dutch
                                       GC11-0725   Belgian French
                                       GC11-0725   Canadian French
                                       SC11-0725   French
                                       GC12-1973   German
     
     IBM AIX Version 3.2 for RISC System/6000
     General Concepts and Procedures
                                       GC12-1971   German
     
     IBM AIX Version 3.2 for RISC System/6000
     Editing Concepts and Procedures
                                       GC12-1972   German
     
     Getting Started:  Using the IBM
     RISC System/6000
                                       GB82-3005   Belgian Dutch
                                       GB82-4005   Belgian French
                                       GC11-0848   French
                                       GC12-2092   German
                                       GC13-2398   Italian
                                       GA15-4335   Norwegian
                                       GC14-4078   Swedish
     
     Getting Started:  Managing the IBM
     RISC System/6000
                                       GB82-4007   Belgian Dutch
                                       GC11-0854   Belgian French
                                       GC11-0854   French
                                       GC12-2093   German
                                       GA15-4336   Norwegian
                                       GC14-4079   Swedish
     
    
    IBM RISC System/6000 System Overview
                                       GA82-1005   Belgian Dutch
                                       GA82-1004   Belgian French
                                       GC12-2111   German
     
    IBM RISC System/6000 Planning for
    Your System Installation
                                       GA82-1007   Belgian Dutch
                                       GA82-1006   Belgian French
                                       GC12-2112   German
     
    IBM AIXwindows Environment/6000 Version 1.2.0
    AIXwindows and AIXwindows Desktop User's Guide
                                       GC12-2117   German
     
    IBM RISC System/6000 Problem
    Solving Guide
                                       SC11-0783   Canadian French
                                       SC11-0783   French
                                       SC12-2076   German
     
    IBM AIX Xstation Manager/6000 Version 1.3 System
    Management Guide
                                       SC12-2088   German
     
    IBM AIX Version 3.2 for RISC
    System/6000 Installation Guide
                                       SC11-0863   Canadian French
                                       SC11-0863   French
                                       SC12-1980   German
    
    IBM RISC System/6000 Quick Reference
                                       SB82-4010   Belgian Dutch
                                       SC11-0875   Belgian French
                                       SC11-0875   Canadian French
                                       SC11-0875   French
                                       SC12-2118   German
     
     
    IBM AIX Version 3.2 for RISC System/6000
    Communication Concepts and Procedures, Volume 1
                                       GC12-2113   German
     
     
    IBM AIX Version 3.2 for RISC System/6000
    Diskless Workstation Management Guide
                                       SC11-0897   Canadian French
                                       SC11-0897   French
                                       SC12-2127   German
     
    Unlicensed Documentation
    

    Security, Auditability, and Control

    AIX/6000 Version 3.2 optionally uses the Data Encryption Standard (DES) in user authentication and data encryption as a part of the Network File System Remote Procedure Call functions. The use of DES normally implies a certain cryptographic strength in protecting data from disclosure. However, due to the particular key management technique implemented, the full cryptographic strength of the DES algorithm is not attainable in this product.

    User management is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.


    Ordering Information

    Consult your IBM Marketing Representative.

    SIPO Ordering

    This program is ordered using System Installation Productivity Option (SIPO) ordering. Please refer to AIX Version 3 for RISC System/6000 announcement, ZP90-0140, dated February 15, 1990 and also to ZS91-0103 dated January 22, 1991 for further information.

    Current licenses of AIX/6000 Version 3 must order the new release via SIPO at no charge.

    Please refer to 5750-AET Ordering Guide on HONE.

    (NOTE: Orders for AIX Version 3.1.5 will continue to be accepted for six months (August 31, 1992) after the availability of AIX Version 3.2. Order via SIPO 5750-ACG)

    Publications

    A memo, program directory, if applicable and one copy of the following publications are supplied automatically with the basic machine-readable material:

     
                                             Order
             Title                           Number
     ------------------------------------   ---------
      Licensed Program Specification for    GC23-2194
       IBM AIX Version 3.2 for RISC
       System/6000
     
      IBM AIX Version 3.2 for RISC
       System/6000 Installation Guide       SC23-2341
      IBM AIX Version 3.2 for RISC
       Binder                               SX23-0800
    
    Note: The IBM AIX Version 3.2 for RISC System/6000 Installation Guide contains installation instructions for other licensed programs.

    One copy of the following publications is supplied automatically with the RISC System/6000 hardware. (Extra copies may be ordered separately for a fee after general availability.) These copies may be ordered from your IBM marketing representative, through the system library subscription service (SLSS) or by direct order.

                                               Order
             Title                             Number
     -------------------------------------    ---------
      IBM RISC System/6000 Quick Reference    SC23-2401
      IBM RISC System/6000 Getting Started    GBOF-1802
      (Contains the following publications
      that may also be ordered separately):
     
        Getting Started:  Using the IBM
         RISC System/6000                     GC23-2377
        Getting Started:  Managing the IBM
         RISC System/6000                     GC23-2378
     
      IBM RISC System/6000 Problem
       Solving Guide                          SC23-2204
    
    The following publications contain the same information in hard copy format as the documentation provided automatically in the AIX/6000 Version 3.2 online hypertext documentation, except for the Fiber Distributed Data Interface Connectivity and Block Multiplexer Channel Connectivity which are available in hardcopy only. One copy of the FDDI and Block Multiplexer publications are supplied automatically when the software features are ordered. Extra copies may be ordered seperately for a fee. These publications are available after general availability. The following licensed material is available from IBM for a fee. To order, contact your IBM marketing representative.

     
           Title                               Publication Number
     ---------------------------------------   -------------------
     
     Support Package Reference for
       IBM AIX Ada/6000                               SC09-1395
     
     User's Guide for IBM AIX VS
       COBOL Compiler/6000                            SC23-2178
     
     Language Reference for IBM AIX
       VS COBOL Compiler/6000                         SC23-2177
     
    
    IBM AIX InfoCrafter/6000
       Version 1.1                                    SC23-2396
     
     AIX Computer Graphics Interface
       Toolkit/6000 Programming Concepts
       and Reference for IBM RISC
       System/6000                                    SC23-2278
     
     Graphics File Translator/6000
       Programming Concepts and Reference
       for IBM RISC System/6000                       SC23-2334
     
     Graphics Plotting System/6000
       Programming Concepts and Reference
       for IBM RISC System/6000                       SC23-2335
     
     IBM AIX Xstation Manager/6000
       System Management Guide                        SC23-2264
     
     IBM AIX Open Systems Interconnection
       Messaging and Filing/6000 User's
       and System Administrator's Guide               SC32-0012
     
     IBM AIX AS/400 Connection
       Program User's Guide                           SB35-4069
     
     IBM CallPath DirectTalk/6000
       General Information                            GC22-0100
     
     IBM CallPath DirectTalk/6000
       Planning and Installation Guide                GC22-0101
     
     IBM CallPath DirectTalk/6000
       Voice Application Developer's
       Guide                                          GC22-0102
     
     IBM CallPath DirectTalk/6000
       Custom Server Programmer's
       Guide                                          GC22-0104
     
     IBM CallPath DirectTalk/6000
       Problem Solving Guide                          GC22-0105
     
    
    IBM CallPath DirectTalk/6000
       Quick Reference                                GC22-0106
     
     AIXwindows Enviroment/6000 Version 1.2
       AIXwindows and AIXwindows Desktop
       User's Guide                                   SC23-2432
     
     AIXwindows Enviroment/6000 Display
       PostScript Reference                           SC23-2211
     
     Introducing the graPHIGS Programming
       Interface                                      SC33-8190
     
     graPHIGS Programming Interface:
       Getting Started                                SC33-8198
     
     graPHIGS Programming Interface:
       Understanding Concepts                         SC33-8191
     
     graPHIGS Programming Interface:
       Writing Applications                           SC33-8192
     
     graPHIGS Programming Interface:
       Technical Reference                            SC33-8193
     
     graPHIGS Programming Interface:
       Subroutine Reference                           SC33-8194
     
     graPHIGS Programming Interface:
       Pocket Reference                               SC33-8195
     
     graPHIGS Programming Interface:
       Messages and Codes                             SC33-8196
     
     graPHIGS Programming Interface:
       ISO PHIGS Implementation
       Reference                                      SC33-8118
     
     AIX Personal graPHIGS Programming
       Interface/6000: Customization and
       Problem Diagnosis                              SC33-8130
     
    
    AIX Personal graPHIGS Programming
       Interface: User's Guide for the GKS
       Compatibility Option                           SC33-8111
     
     AIX Personal graPHIGS Programming
       Interface: Subroutine Reference for
       the GKS Compatibility Option                   SC33-8112
     
     AIX Personal graPHIGS Programming
       Interface: Pocket Reference for
       the GKS Compatibility Option                   SC33-8112
     
     PEX SI User's Guide                              SH23-0020
     
     PEX SI Graphics Library                          SH23-0021
     
    
    Subsequent updates (technical newsletters or revisions between releases) to the publications shipped with the product will be distributed to the user of record for as long as a license for this software remains in effect. A separate publication order or subscription is not needed.

    Charges, Terms & Conditions

    Charges, Terms and Conditions are the same as those of the base product.

    Terms and Conditions

    Program Services

    Central Services including the IBM support Center will be available until discontinued by IBM upon 6 months written notice.

    For DSLO licenses this service will be provided only through the customer location designated for the Basic License.

    Installation/Location license applies: No.
    A separate license is required for each machine on which this licensed program will be used, unless specified otherwise in Supplemental Terms and Conditions.

    Licensed Program Materials

    VOLUME LICENSING

    NEW REVENUE-BASED VOLUME DISCOUNT EXHIBIT: The products in this announcement are included in all appropriate Exhibit(s) of the new revenue-based discounting scheme. Refer to Marketing Announcements ZP92-0118 AND ZP92-0119, dated January 21, 1992.

    For details regarding Volume Discount Commitment and delegated special bid transitions, refer to Marketing Announcements ZP92-0118 and ZP92-0119, dated January 21, 1992.


    Announcement Countries

    All European, Middle Eastern and African Countries.


    The data in this letter is subject to the disclaimer in Letter ZS90-0112, which is available from IBM on request.

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