Hardware withdrawal: IBM System Storage DS8700 and DS8800 (MT 242x) DS8000 LMC R6.2 - Replacement available

IBM United States Withdrawal Announcement 913-013
February 5, 2013

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Effective March 1, 2013, IBM® will withdraw from marketing DS8000® LMC R6.2, feature number 1723. On or after the effective date of withdrawal, you can no longer order this product directly from IBM .

For new orders, the customer requested arrival date (CRAD) can be no later than March 29, 2013. You can obtain this product on an as-available basis through IBM Business Partners.

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Effective March 1, 2013, the following product will be withdrawn:
                                 Machine    Model
Description                      number     number   Feature

DS8000 Licensed Machine Code:
DS8000 LMC R6.2                  2421,2422  941,951   1723

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                        Machine/                              Machine/
Withdrawn product       model      Replacement product        model

DS8000 Licensed Machine 2421-941   DS8000 Licensed Machine    2421-941
 Code:                  2421-951    Code:                     2421-951
 DS8000 LMC R6.2 (#1723)            DS8000 LMC R6.3 (#1724)
DS8000 Licensed Machine 2422-941   DS8000 Licensed Machine    2422-941
 Code:                  2422-951    Code:                     2422-951
 DS8000 LMC R6.2 (#1723)            DS8000 LMC R6.3 (#1724)
DS8000 Licensed Machine 2423-941   DS8000 Licensed Machine    2423-941
 Code:                  2423-951    Code:                     2423-951
 DS8000 LMC R6.2 (#1723)            DS8000 LMC R6.3 (#1724)
DS8000 Licensed Machine 2424-941   DS8000 Licensed Machine    2424-941
 Code:                  2424-951    Code:                     2424-951
 DS8000 LMC R6.2 (#1723)            DS8000 LMC R6.3 (#1724)

For additional information, refer to Hardware Announcement 112-010, dated April 10, 2012

Business Partner information

If you are a Direct Reseller - System Reseller acquiring products from IBM , you may link directly to Business Partner information for this announcement. A PartnerWorld® ID and password are required (use IBM ID).


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The IBMLink ServiceLink library of answered questions and other technical information for the product remains available.


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