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Software support discontinuance: IBM Storwize V7000 Software V6.1.x and IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller Software V6.1.x - Replacements available

IBM United States Withdrawal Announcement 913-068
April 23, 2013

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Effective April 30, 2014, IBM® will withdraw support for the following programs licensed under the IBM International Program License Agreement:

Program                                          Withdrawal from
number    Program release name                   support date
 
5639-VM1  IBM Storwize® V7000 Software V6.1.x     April 30, 2014
 
5639-EV1  IBM Storwize V7000 External            April 30, 2014
           Virtualization Software V6.1.x
 
5725-B93  IBM Storwize V7000 External            April 30, 2014
           Virtualization Software V6.1.x
           (for Passport Advantage®)
 
5639-RM1  IBM Storwize V7000 Remote Mirroring    April 30, 2014
           Software V6.1.x
 
5725-B94  IBM Storwize V7000 Remote Mirroring    April 30, 2014
           Software V6.1.x
           (for Passport Advantage)
 
5639-VC6  IBM System Storage® SAN Volume          April 30, 2014
           Controller Software V6.1.x
 
5725-B99  IBM System Storage SAN Volume          April 30, 2014
           Controller Software V6.1.x
           (for Passport Advantage)
 
5639-SX1  IBM System Storage SAN Volume          April 30, 2014
           Controller for XIV® Software V6.1.x
 
5725-B95  IBM System Storage SAN Volume          April 30, 2014
           Controller for XIV Software V6.1.x
           (for Passport Advantage) 

Note: Support for PID remains, for version 6 Releases above release 1.

SAN Volume Controller Storage Software V6.1 (5639-VC6) has been superseded by version 6.2, effective May 9, 2011. For details, refer to Software Announcement 211-175, dated May 09, 2011 . The originally announced V6 product PID, 5639-VC6, Software Maintenance PIDs, and orderable features remain in place and orderable for the current release.

Storwize V7000 Software V6.1 (5639-VM1, 5639-EV1, and 5639-RM1) has been superseded by version 6.2, effective May 9, 2011. For details, refer to Software Announcement 211-184, dated May 09, 2011 . The originally announced V6 product PID, 5639-VM1, 5639-EV1, and 5639-RM1, Software Maintenance PIDs, and orderable features remain in place and orderable for the current release.



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                         Program                             Program
Withdrawn programs       number     Replacement programs     number

IBM Storwize V7000       5639-VM1   IBM Storwize V7000       5639-VM1
 Software 6.1.x                      Software V6.2.x
 
IBM Storwize V7000       5639-EV1   IBM Storwize V7000       5639-EV1
 External Virtualization             External Virtualization
 Software V6.1.x                     Software V6.2.x
 
IBM Storwize V7000       5725-B93   IBM Storwize V7000       5725-B93
 External Virtualization             External Virtualization
 Software V6.1.x                     Software V6.2.x
 (for Passport Advantage)            (for Passport Advantage)
 
IBM Storwize V7000       5639-RM1   IBM Storwize V7000       5639-RM1
 Remote Mirroring                    Remote Mirroring
 Software V6.1.x                     Software V6.2.x
 
IBM Storwize V7000       5725-B94   IBM Storwize V7000       5725-B94
 Remote Mirroring                    Remote Mirroring
 Software V6.1.x                     Software V6.2.x
 (for Passport Advantage)            (for Passport Advantage)
 
IBM System Storage SAN   5639-VC6   IBM System Storage SAN   5639-VC6
 Volume Controller                   Volume Controller
 Software V6.1.x                     Software V6.2.x
 
IBM System Storage SAN   5725-B99   IBM System Storage SAN   5725-B99
 Volume Controller                   Volume Controller
 Software V6.1.x                     Software V6.2.x
 (for Passport Advantage)            (for Passport Advantage)
 
IBM System Storage SAN   5639-SX1   IBM System Storage SAN   5639-SX1
 Volume Controller for
 XIV Software V6.1.x
 
IBM System Storage SAN   5725-B95   IBM System Storage SAN   5725-B95
 Volume Controller for               Volume Controller for
 XIV Software V6.1.x                 XIV Software V6.2.x
 (for Passport Advantage)            (for Passport Advantage)

For additional information, refer to Storwize V7000 V6.2 Software Announcement 211-184, dated May 09, 2011 , and SVC V6.2 Software Announcement 211-175, dated May 09, 2011 .

AAS Software Maintenance for SVC product IDs 5639-SST, 5639-SSC, 5639-SSF, 5639-SSF, 5639-SSG, 5639-SSH, 5639-SXA, 5639-SXC, 5639-SXF, 5639-SXG, and 5639-SXH will remain available in AAS with the same feature numbers applicable in conjunction with the V6.2 replacement product, 5639-VC6.

AAS Software Maintenance for Storwize V7000 product IDs 5639-SM1, 5639-SM3, 5639-SM2 5639-SM4, 5639-SM5, 5639-SM6, 5639-SM7, 5639-SM8, 5639-VVA, 5639-VVC, 5639-VVF, 5639-VVG, 5639-VVH, 5639-MMA, 5639-MMC, 5639-MMF, 5639-MMG, and 5639-MMH will remain available in AAS with the same feature numbers applicable in conjunction with the V6.2 replacement products, 5639-VM1, 5639-EV1, and 5639-RM1.

Passport Advantage part numbers established for order of 5639-VC6 remain unchanged.



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For more information on IBM Storwize V7000 Software V6 announcement, refer to the following announcements:

For more information on IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller V6 announcement, refer to the following announcements:

Technical support

Remote Technical support for SAN Volume Controller Storage Software V6.1 and Storwize V7000 Software V6.1 will be withdrawn effective April 30, 2014.

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