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Shadowbase Software Product Release (SPR) Review/Glossary

We thought it would be helpful to review the Shadowbase Software Product Release (SPR) process, as we have standardized our terminology to more closely align to the HPE definitions and approach for the SPR process. Please review this section to understand the nuances of our software release model.

As many of you know, HPE Shadowbase is an Independent Product (IP) available from HPE. As such, it is a software product delivered separately via DVD, as opposed to being bundled on an HPE SUT. The SUT and IP are the two means by which all HPE NonStop software are delivered. Typically, you must order and receive a DVD for HPE Shadowbase before you are able to download more recent versions from SCOUT.

Here are a few terms and acronyms used in the HPE Shadowbase software release process:

IP – A software product delivered separately via DVD, as opposed to being bundled on the SUT. SUT and IP are the two means by which all HPE NonStop software are initially delivered.

SCOUT – HPE online tool for customers to download SPRs from HPE. [Note: The customer must already possess a valid product license in order to download any SPR from SCOUT.]

SPR – a software update available from SCOUT, either a TCD or a TCF.

SUT – the media by which the HPE NonStop O/S and a number of other products (both free and licensed) are delivered, all together in a bundle. A SUT is custom-built for each customer, based on the software they have licensed. SUT and IP are the two means by which all NonStop software are initially delivered.

TCD – a software update delivered via an SPR downloadable from SCOUT. A TCD is an early version of a bug fix, intended for customer testing only (not production). A TCD by definition is restricted to certain customers. [Note: a “Gravic TCD” is delivered directly from Gravic, not via SCOUT.] TCF – a software update delivered via an SPR downloadable from SCOUT.

A TCF is fully QA’d and ready for production use. A TCF may be generally available or restricted to certain customers. [Note: a “Gravic TCF” is delivered directly from Gravic, not via SCOUT.]

We hope that you find these definitions useful.

For more information, questions, or concerns about the Shadowbase Software Product Release process, please contact Shadowbase Product Delivery at sbsupport@gravic.com.