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IBM Lifecycle Extension for z/OS V1.11 offers fee-based corrective service beyond the z/OS V1.11 service withdrawal date

IBM United States Software Announcement 212-025
April 11, 2012


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The IBM® Lifecycle Extension for z/OS® V1.11 (5657-A01) is a fee-based offering specifically designed for users who have not completed their migration from z/OS V1.11 (5694-A01) to either z/OS V1.12 or V1.13.

The Lifecycle Extension for z/OS V1.11:

For ordering, contact your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: LE001).



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To address our customers' requirements for defect support, IBM is announcing an extended lifecycle accommodation for z/OS V1.11. IBM Lifecycle Extension for z/OS V1.11 offers fee-based corrective service to users who have not completed their migration from z/OS V1.11 to either z/OS V1.12 or V1.13.

The IBM Lifecycle Extension for z/OS V1.11 (5657-A01) provides fee-based corrective service (a fix, bypass, or restriction to a problem) beyond the September 30, 2012, withdrawal of program services date for z/OS V1.11 (5694-A01). If you acquire the IBM Lifecycle Extension for z/OS V1.11, problem reporting remains unchanged for the duration of the Lifecycle Extension period. During this time, the IBM Support Center can be contacted to report problems that may be associated with z/OS V1.11, and the IBM Support Center will provide a fix, bypass, or restriction for problems that are defects in z/OS V1.11. Any PTF for z/OS V1.11 that was available prior to the withdrawal of z/OS V1.11 program services (September 30, 2012) will continue to be available through the existing service acquisition portals such as SMP/E RECEIVE ORDER and ShopzSeries.



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Key prerequisites
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IBM System z® servers that support z/OS V1.11 (5694-A01)



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Planned availability date
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October 1, 2012



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Description
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Starting October 1, 2012, IBM will offer a fee-based, corrective service extension for up to a two-year period following the z/OS V1.11 discontinuance of program services (September 30, 2012). This support enables users who have not completed their migration to z/OS V1.12 or z/OS V1.13 to continue to receive corrective service for z/OS V1.11 in the two-year period of October 1, 2012, through September 30, 2014. This does not alter the z/OS coexistence, migration, fallback, or service policy. The IBM Lifecycle Extension for z/OS V1.11 (5657-A01) applies specifically to z/OS V1.11 (5694-A01) and is not applicable to any other program products, such as z/OS Management Facility (z/OSMF) (5655-S28).

The Lifecycle Extension for z/OS V1.11 is flexible, with a minimum three-month purchase and a maximum period of duration through September 30, 2014. This supports variable migration plans, where you could have differing migration schedules for either single machines or machines within a Parallel Sysplex. Lifecycle Extension must be ordered for all machines running z/OS V1.11 at a physical location, either for individual IBM z/Architecture machines or for one or more IBM z/Architecture machines within a qualified Parallel Sysplex, in which case MSU aggregation may apply. However, you can add or remove machines running z/OS V1.11 as your migration plans progress.

You must notify IBM if:

You must notify IBM within the same calendar month that the changes occur as these changes may affect the pricing for that machine or qualified Parallel Sysplex.

Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act

Not applicable.



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Program number
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Program                Program
number                 name
 
5657-A01               IBM Lifecycle Extension for z/OS
                       Version 1 Release 11


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Technical information
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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

Not applicable.

Software requirements

Not applicable.

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Customer responsibilities

IBM Lifecycle Extension for z/OS V1.11 is administered under the IBM Customer Agreement Attachment for Lifecycle Extension for System z Programs. You will be required to sign:

IBM recommends that you initiate your order and sign the customer agreement at least two weeks prior to the requested start date to allow for order processing time. For example, if you need corrective service to be effective on October 1, 2012, the order and customer agreement should be placed no later than Wednesday, September 12, 2012.

Security, auditability, and control

The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.



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Ordering information
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New licensees

Licensed documentation

Subsequent updates (technical newsletters or revisions between releases) to the publications shipped with the product will be distributed to the user of record for as long as a license for this software remains in effect. A separate publication order or subscription is not needed.



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Terms and conditions
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Agreement: IBM Customer Agreement

Educational allowance available

Yes, 15% education allowance applies to qualified education institution customers.

IBM Operational Support Services -- SupportLine

No



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Prices
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For additional information and current prices, contact your local IBM representative.



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To order, contact the Americas Call Centers or your local IBM representative, or your IBM Business Partner.

To identify your local IBM representative or IBM Business Partner, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).

Phone:      800-IBM-CALL (426-2255)
Fax:        800-2IBM-FAX (242-6329)
For IBM representative: callserv@ca.ibm.com

For IBM Business Partner: pwswna@us.ibm.com

Mail:       IBM Teleweb Customer Support
            ibm.com® Sales Execution Center, Americas North
            3500 Steeles Ave. East, Tower 3/4
            Markham, Ontario
            Canada
            L3R 2Z1

Reference: LE001

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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.
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