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HP-UX Current HP-UX Fusion Releases

We are pleased to announce  the latest release of HP-UX 11i v1 December 2006 Operating Environment
Update Release (“December 2006 HP-UX OEUR”).  The December 2006 HP-UX OEUR is available to customers with a valid support agreement and only upon written request.  The information in this document is intended to assist in determining whether this release is right for you.

This update to HP-UX 11i v1 is known by both of the following names:

Name

Usage

HP-UX 11i version 1 December 2006 update

Standard name and CD/DVD labels

HP-UX 11.11

VUF name

The December 2006 HP-UX OEUR adds important new functionalities and updates in the following areas. 

The most significant new functionalities are:

  • Updated drivers and support for Workstations and Servers
    General System Administration including:
    o        HA monitoring
    o        HP Partitioning and Virtual Server Environment (VSE)
    o        System Management tools and services
  • Disk and File Management
  • Internet and Networking
  • Security
  • Programming and Libraries
Detailed information on the changes in the December 2006 HP-UX OEUR can be found at

http://docs.hp.com/hpux/os/11i/index.html Click on the “Release Notes” link to go to the
Release Notes for the December 2006 HP-UX OEUR. 

·           A-Class/rp2400 series (except the 32-bit processor A180 and A180C)
·         L-Class/rp5400 series
·         rp3400 series
·         rp4400 series
·         All N-Class/rp7400 series
·         All rp8400 series
·         All HP 9000 Superdome

Legacy HP 9000 server product families, including D, K, R, T and V-Class are supported on HP-UX 11i v1. HP 9000 workstation product families, including B, C, and J-Class are supported on HP-UX 11i v1. 

Minimal HP-UX support will require other HWE components from the December 2006 OE Update release that includes diagnostics, I/O driver bundles, along with the Ignite-UX product. HP recommends an update to the desired OE option from the December 2006 OE Update release for full HP-UX support with the latest versions of the manageability and configuration tools.

HWE has been updated to pre-enable HP-UX support for new I/O adapters and servers.

Our enterprise computing business has carefully planned the transition to HP Integrity systems and places a premium on customer and partner investment protection.

Additional Software Media in the December 2006 HP-UX 11i v1 OE Shipments

Software Pack 

The Software Pack Program delivers a variety of optional HP-UX 11i v1 core enhancements on the Software Pack CD. The product notes together with descriptions of individual enhancements can be found under the DOCS directory on the Software Pack media. In addition to being available on the media, the core enhancements can also be downloaded from HP Software Depot (http://www.hp.com/go/softwaredepot):

1.   Go to http://www.hp.com/go/softwaredepot
2.   Search for “SWPACK”
3.   Click on “HP-UX Software Pack (Optional HP-UX 11i v1 Core Enhancements)”.

At this site you can read descriptions of specific products, as well as download them.

The following product bundles are delivered on the December 2006 Software Pack media:

Publickey-LDAP

The HP-UX 11i v1 ONC EP/NCF Software Pack bundle, ENHKEY, contains new functionality for
Publickey on 11i to support the LDAP database as a repository for the public/secret keys.
This contains updates to the chkey/newkey commands to create and change the public/secret
keys pairs and the getpublickey/getsecretkey APIs to retrieve the public/secret keys.

PAM-Requisite

The PAM-Requisite product enables PAM to recognize and support the requisite flag in the
/etc/pam conf file. The requisite flag will cause PAM to return immediately if a service module
returns a failure.
Without this product installed, the use of the requisite flag will cause an error
to be reported and the
PAM service module that was specified with the requisite flag will be skipped.

EnhancedAutoFS (Updated)

AutoFS is a file system that automatically mounts directories as they are accessed and unmounts
them
when they are no longer needed. Enhanced AutoFS provides improvements in reliability and performance over other currently offered auto mounting facilities on HP-UX. The new version of
Enhanced AutoFS provides
support for retrieving AutoFS maps from an LDAP database.

HP-UX Internet Express  

HP-UX Internet Express is a carefully selected compilation of Open Source packages which enriches HP-UX’sfunctionality in the areas of Web Services, Internet Services and Security services. The selected opensource packages represent popular components in these areas.  In keeping with HP-UX’s high quality standards, Internet Express has been tested and qualified on HP-UX. Many Internet Express components can be installed and configured via the Web-based Webmin administration utility, which is shipped as part of the HP-UX Apache-based Web Server offering.  Internet Express packages can also be downloaded from HP Software Depot (www://www.hp.com/go/softwaredepot):  

1. Go to http://www.hp.com/go/softwaredepot
2. Search ”HPUXIEXP1111” for HP-UX v1, or “HPUXIEXP1123” for HP-UX v2
3.
Click on “HP-UX Internet Express for HP-UX 11i v1)” for HP-UX v1 or
HP-UX Internet Express for HP-UX 11i v2” for HP-UX v2

HP-UX 11i Operating Environment Extension Release for December 2006

We are pleased to announce that beginning in December 2006, HP will offer a new Extension
Release process to eligible HP-UX OE support contract customers.
 

When an application product is being updated ONLY on the Application Release media and that application product is a part of an Operating Environment offering, customers will be notified of this product update in their notification as a separate offering.  Example for December ’06 is:

Dec 2006 HP-UX 11i v1 Operating Environment
Dec 2006 HP-UX 11i v2 Applications
Dec 2006 HP-UX 11i v1 Applications
Dec 2006 HP-UX 11i v1 Support Plus

Dec 2006 HP-UX 11i v2 Extension Release 

Customers will then be able to request the application release media and a special codeword that will allow access to the applicable software. These releases are only offered physically. 

Select the Extension Software (EX0612) on the notification entitlement mailing form. Updates in the Application media ONLY for the Dec 2006 release..

Updated Application Product

Operating Environment HP-UX 11i v2

 

 

MC ServiceGuard NFS Kit       

B8483AA  Mission Critical 

 Future HP-UX Updates

 A.     Release Roadmap for HP-UX 11i v1, v2 and v3   

We are committed to providing our customers with new functionality to meet the needs of today's enterprises. To best meet these needs and assist our customers for planning purposes, the current HP-UX Update release schedule is noted below (Please note that the information in this chart is subject to change without notice, and will be updated by HP as needed on a quarterly basis):

HP-UX 11i version

Schedule Ship Timeframe

Notes

11i v2

September 2006

Full update release* of 11i v2

11i v1

December 2006

Full update release* of 11i v1

11i v3

February 2007

This is the product release of HP-UX 11i v3, including the Operating Environment (OE) and Application Release (AR).

The AR only includes HP-UX 11i v3 products.

11i v2

March/April 2007

HP will only update the Quality Pack (QPK) patch bundles for HP-UX 11i v2 and make it available on the ITRC web site at: http://itrc.hp.com.

11i v1

June/July 2007

HP will update the Quality Pack (QPK) patch bundles and Online Diagnostics for HP-UX 11i v1. This software will be available on Support Plus media to all customers under a then current support agreement and will be ignited on all HP-UX systems shipped from HP after that date. The HP-UX 11i v1 QPK will also be available via the ITRC web site at: http://itrc.hp.com

11i v2

June/July 2007

Full update release* of 11i v2

11i v3

September/October 2007

Full update release* of 11i v3

11i v1

December 2007/January 2008

HP will update the Quality Pack (QPK) patch bundles for HP-UX 11i v1. The HP-UX 11i v1 QPK will be available on Support Plus media to all customers under a then current support agreement and will be ignited on all HP-UX systems shipped from HP after that date. The HP-UX 11i v1 QPK will also be available via the ITRC web site at: http://itrc.hp.com

11i v2

December 2007/January 2008

Full update release* of 11i v2

* Full update release: Update to the Operating Environment (OE), Quality Pack (QPK) patch bundles, HardwareEnablement (HWE) patch bundle, and Software Pack (SPK) media for the designated OS version.

The Application Release (AR) is updated for all OS versions. The first update to the 11i v3 AR will ship in the September/October 2007 timeframe.

B.     Discontinuance Strategy for HP-UX 11i v1 and v2  

The following table shows the current discontinuance (removal from the Corporate Price List) and obsolescence
(end of factory support) dates for current HP-UX 11i releases: 

HP-UX 11i Release

Discontinuance

Obsolescence

HP-UX 11.00

January 31, 2004

December 31, 2006

HP-UX 11i v1

December 31, 2008

December 31, 2013

HP-UX 11i v1.6

April 30, 2004

October 31, 2005

HP-UX 11i v2 for Itanium Workstation

September 1, 2004

May 31, 2006

HP-UX 11i v2

December 31, 2008

December 31, 2013

Please note that the discontinuance information in the above chart is subject to change without notice, and willbe updated by HP as needed. We will continue to provide information on the plans for future releases through our online communications athttp://www.hp.com/softwarereleases/releases-media2/.

Virtualization curriculum available for HP-UX 11i VSE training

HP is rolling out a full training curriculum on server virtualization. Start with a one hour online course –
HP Virtual Server Environment Overview – that will get you acquainted with concepts and technologies
behind virtualization, and help you to understand how this approach can have an impact on your business.
The course can be taken free of charge ($149 value) by registering at www.hp.com/go/education/vse

Following on are more technical courses to bring an IT staff up to speed on the various components of Integrity server virtualization. For course descriptions, go to http://education.hp.com/curr_virtualization.htm.

New Product Sampling 

Trial versions of select HP Integrity Essentials products are now available for download:
HP offers a comprehensive set of integrated tools for seamless management of HP Integrity servers.
HP Systems Insight Manager (SIM) and HP Integrity Essentials help you control IT infrastructure with
unified management of your HP Integrity server environment running.

HP customers can now download evaluation copies of select Integrity Essentials and Virtualization products
from the new “Integrity Essentials evaluation download center”: www.hp.com/go/tryintegrityessentials

Available products include:

  • System Management: HP SIM
  • HP Virtual Server Environment: Integrity Virtual Machines, Global Workload Manager, Workload Manager,
  • Process Resource Manager, VSE Suite
  • Development Tools: C/ANSI C and aC++ Compilers
  • Performance Management: GlancePlus

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