Software withdrawal and support discontinuance: IBM Power Software Offering

IBM United States Withdrawal Announcement 912-049
April 24, 2012


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Effective April 30, 2015, 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

5765-MCH      SDMC                               April 30, 2015
5765-MCV      SDMC Virt                          April 30, 2015
 

Effective September 30, 2015, IBM will withdraw support for the following program licensed under the IBM International Program License Agreement:

Program                                          Withdrawal from
number        Program release name               support date

5765-G83      Workload Partitions Manager™ V2.2  September 30, 2015
 

Note: The 5765-G83 PID is not being withdrawn, just the release level 2 of this offering.

Management of Power Systems Servers and Blades

IBM continues its commitment to optimizing datacenter management with a comprehensive, easy to use, integrated systems management solution that helps IT organizations to effectively deploy, monitor, analyze, optimize, and maintain physical and virtual resources on IBM systems.

In order to better meet the demands of the dynamic modern datacenter, IBM offers systems management tools, including the following:

Statement of Direction

IBM intends to enhance its systems management capabilities for Power Systems hardware as follows:

IBM's statements regarding its plans, directions, and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice at IBM's sole discretion. Information regarding potential future products is intended to outline our general product direction and it should not be relied on in making a purchasing decision. The information mentioned regarding potential future products is not a commitment, promise, or legal obligation to deliver any material, code, or functionality. Information about potential future products may not be incorporated into any contract. The development, release, and timing of any future features or functionality described for our products remains at our sole discretion.



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Effective April 24, 2012, IBM will withdraw from marketing, the following programs and features licensed under the IBM International Program License Agreement. eConfig will remove the offering on April 24, 2012.

5765-MCH IBM Systems Director Management Console Hardware Appliance

 
                                                       OTC
                                                       feature
Description                                            number

Per Server with 1 Year SW Maintenance                  0001
 
5765-MCV  IBM Systems Director Management Console
 
                                                       OTC
                                                       feature
Description                                            number

Per Server with 1 Year SW Maintenance                  0001
 
                                                       OTC
                                             Program   feature
Feature description                          number    number

SW Maintenance Regist/7x24 Support 1 Year    5660-MCH
 Per Server SWMA NoCharge 1 Year                       1675
  Registration
 Per Server SW Maintenance 1 Year 7X24                 1676
 
SW Maintenance 1 Yr After License Charge     5661-MCH
 Per Server SW Maintenance                             0610
  1 Year After License
 Per Server SW Maintenance                             0617
  1 Year After License 7x24
 
SW Maintenance 3 Year Registration/7x24      5662-MCH
 Per Server SW Maintenance                             0894
  3 Year Registration
 Per Server SW Maintenance 3 Year 7X24                 0895
 
SW Maintenance 3 Yr After License Charge     5664-MCH
 Per Server SW Maintenance                             0001
  3 Year After License
 Per Server SW Maintenance                             0002
  3 Year After License 7x24
 
SW Maintenance Regist/7x24 Support 1 Year    5660-MCV
 Per Server SWMA NoCharge 1 Year                       1673
  Registration
 Per Server SW Maintenance 1 Year 7X24                 1674
 
 
SW Maintenance 1 Yr After License Charge     5661-MCV
 Per Server SW Maintenance 1 Year                      0609
  After License
 Per Server SW Maintenance 1 Year                      0619
  After License 7x24
 
SW Maintenance 3 Year Registration/7x24      5662-MCV
 Per Server SW Maintenance 3 Year                      0891
  Registration
 Per Server SW Maintenance 3 Year 7X24                 0893
 
SW Maintenance 3 Yr After License Charge     5664-MCV
 Per Server SW Maintenance 3 Year                      0001
  After License
 Per Server SW Maintenance 3 Year                      0003
  After License 7x24
 
                                                       Feature 
Program number   Program/Function name                 number

 
5765-MCH         SDMC Hardware Appliance                5806
5765-MCV         SDMC                                   5806
5765-MCH         Electronic Delivery                    3450
 

Effective July 10, 2012, IBM will withdraw from marketing, feature licensed under the IBM International Program License Agreement.

                                 5692-A6P      5692-LOP
                                 SPO           SPO
                                 feature       feature
Program/Function name            number        number

LoadLeverler for AIX®, V3.4*     1410
GPFS for Linux™*                1483          1483
 

*These SPO features are associated with License PIDs that have 
 already been withdrawn.

Note: 5692-A6P and 5692-LOP programs are not being withdrawn.

On or after the effective dates of withdrawal, you can no longer order these products directly from IBM or an IBM Distributor.



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Withdrawn programs       number     Replacement programs

SDMC                     5765-MCH   7042-CR6 feature 0962
SDMC Virt                5765-MCV   7042-CR6 feature 0962
 


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For new orders, the customer-requested arrival date (CRAD) can be no later than July 10, 2012, the effective date of withdrawal or end of life date (EOD).



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Technical support

For product support information, refer to the Software Support website at

http://www.ibm.com/software/support/

Technical support continues to be available. The end of support for these products will be announced a minimum of 12 months before the termination.

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).

https://www.ibm.com/partnerworld/mem/sla.jsp?num=912-049
Trademarks

Workload Partitions Manager is a trademark of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

IBM and AIX are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries, or both.

Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

Terms of use

IBM products and services which are announced and available in your country can be ordered under the applicable standard agreements, terms, conditions, and prices in effect at the time. IBM reserves the right to modify or withdraw this announcement at any time without notice. This announcement is provided for your information only. Additional terms of use are located at:

http://www.ibm.com/legal/us/en/

For the most current information regarding IBM products, consult your IBM representative or reseller, or visit the IBM worldwide contacts page

http://www.ibm.com/planetwide/us/

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