Additional information: Summary of End of service announcement made for POWER6 and POWER7 systems

IBM Europe Hardware Announcement ZG18-0037
February 6, 2018

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Overview

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Periodically, IBM® provides notice to customers of plans to terminate services for certain IBM machines under an IBM Agreement. Due to an increase in inquiries on IBM's plans for End of Service on POWER6® and POWER7® systems, IBM is issuing this summary of select notifications made in 2017.

In 2017, IBM issued notifications about POWER6 and POWER7 systems with either End of Service Pack Support dates and/or the intent to terminate services or updates in the future.

In January 2017, IBM notified customers that the End of Service Pack Support date on POWER6 hardware machine code (e.g. microcode or firmware) would be January 31, 2017. More details on the specific firmware level and Machine types included in this announcement can be found below.

In August 2017, IBM notified customers that the End of Service Pack Support date on POWER7 hardware machine code (e.g. microcode and firmware) would be September 30, 2017. More details on the specific firmware level and Machine types included in this announcement can be found below.

In September 2017, IBM notified customers the plans to terminate services for IBM machines under an IBM Agreement. At that time, we provided notice that selected POWER6 and POWER7 machine types, models, and features would be discontinued from maintenance services.

For additional information on Firmware level support, see Fix Cental and FLRT websites.

For additional information on end of service for POWER6 and POWER7, see Service withdrawal announcement ZS17-0034, dated September 19, 2017.

POWER6 Systems

Final Firmware level Machine type-Model Firmware Last Service Pack Release date
EA350_176 7778-23X January 31, 2017
EA350_176 7998-60X January 31, 2017
EA350_176 7998-61X January 31, 2017
EL350_176 8203-E4A January 31, 2017
EL350_176 8204-E8A January 31, 2017
EL350_176 9407-M15 January 31, 2017
EL350_176 9408-M25 January 31, 2017
EL350_176 9409-M50 January 31, 2017
EM350_176 8234-EMA January 31, 2017
EM350_176 9117-MMA January 31, 2017
EM350_176 9406-MMA January 31, 2017
ES350_176 9125-F2A January 31, 2017
EH350_176 9119-FHA January 31, 2017

POWER7 Systems™

Final Firmware level Machine type-Model Firmware Last Service Pack Release date
AA730_157 7891-73X September 30, 2017
AA730_157 7891-74X September 30, 2017
AA730_157 8406-70Y September 30, 2017
AA730_157 8406-71Y September 30, 2017
AL730_157 8202-E4B August 09, 2017
AL730_157 8205-E6B August 09, 2017
AL730_157 8231-E2B August 09, 2017
AL730_157 8233-E8B August 09, 2017
AL730_157 8236-E8C August 09, 2017
AL730_157 8246-L2B August 09, 2017
AF783_040 1467-7FL December 31, 2017
AF783_040 7895-22X December 31, 2017
AF783_040 7895-42X December 31, 2017
AM780_096 9117-MMB December 31, 2017
AM780_096 9179-MHB December 31, 2017
AM770_122 9117-MMC December 31, 2017
AM770_122 9179-MHC December 31, 2017
AL740_165 8202-E4C September 30, 2017
AL740_165 8205-E6C September 30, 2017
AL740_165 8231-E1C September 30, 2017
AL740_165 8231-E2C September 30, 2017
AL740_165 8205-E6C September 30, 2017
AL740_165 8246-L1C September 30, 2017
AL740_165 8246-L1S September 30, 2017
AL740_165 8246-L2C September 30, 2017
AL740_165 8246-L2S September 30, 2017


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Reference information

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See the POWER6 and POWER7 Systems end of service Withdrawal Announcement ZS17-0034, dated September 19, 2017.



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Announcement countries

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All European, Middle Eastern, and African countries, except Islamic Republic of Iran, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic.

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