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IBM Lifecycle Extension for z/OS V1.7 (5637-A01) - A fee-based corrective service offering for users who have not completed their migration from z/OS V1.7 to either z/OS V1.8 or V1.9.

IBM United States Software Announcement 208-283
August 12, 2008

 
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The IBM Lifecycle Extension for z/OS V1.7 (5637-A01) is for z/OS V1.7 (5694-A01) and is a fee-based offering specifically designed for users who have not completed their migration from z/OS V1.7 to either z/OS V1.8 or V1.9.

This fee-based offering:

  • Provides a corrective service for up to 2 years starting with October 1, 2008, the earliest offering start date, up through September 30, 2010.
  • Is flexible. There is a minimum purchase of 6 months with the option to add additional months through September 30, 2010.
  • Is intended for all IBM z/Architecture® or equivalent servers running z/OS V1.7.
  • Does not change coexistence, migration, and fallback policies for z/OS.

For ordering, contact your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).


 
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To address our customer requirements for defect support, IBM is announcing a special extended lifecycle accommodation exclusively for z/OS V1.7.

The Lifecycle Extension for z/OS V1.7 (5637-A01) provides corrective service (a fix, bypass, or restriction to a problem) beyond the September 30, 2008 withdrawal of program services date for z/OS V1.7 (5694-A01). If you acquire the Lifecycle Extension for z/OS V1.7, 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 V1.7, and the IBM Support Center will provide a fix, bypass, or restriction for new problems that are defects in z/OS V1.7. Any PTF for z/OS V1.7 that was available prior to the withdrawal of z/OS V1.7 program services (September 30, 2008) will continue to be available through the existing service acquisition portals such as SMP/E RECEIVE ORDER and ShopzSeries.

Starting October 1, 2008, IBM will offer a fee-based, corrective service extension for up to a two-year period following the z/OS V1.7 discontinuance of program services (September 30, 2008). This support enables users who have not completed their migration to z/OS V1.8 or z/OS V1.9 to continue to receive corrective service for z/OS V1.7 in the two-year period of October 1, 2008 through September 30, 2010. The duration of the Lifecycle Extension for z/OS V1.7 is flexible.

  • An initial order can be placed for a duration of 6 months up to a maximum of 24 months, available in 1 month increments, not to exceed September 30, 2010. A 6-month minimum is required for the initial order for each server running z/OS V1.7.
  • One or more subsequent orders can be placed to further extend support for z/OS V1.7 running on a given server should it be determined that additional time is needed to complete a migration. Subsequent orders are available in multiples of 1 month, not to exceed September 30, 2010.

    A 6-month minimum does not apply for subsequent orders.

If you purchase Lifecycle Extension for z/OS V1.7, you must acquire it for all z/Architecture servers running z/OS V1.7 per physical location. However, you may specify unique duration periods for servers migrating off z/OS V1.7 on differing schedules.


 
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IBM System ztm servers that support z/OS V1.7 (5694-A01)


 
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October 1, 2008


 
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Description
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To address our customer requirements for defect support, IBM is announcing a special extended lifecycle accommodation exclusively for z/OS V1.7.

The Lifecycle Extension for z/OS V1.7 (5637-A01) provides corrective service (a fix, bypass, or restriction to a problem) beyond the September 30, 2008 withdrawal of program services date for z/OS V1.7 (5694-A01). If you acquire the Lifecycle Extension for z/OS V1.7, 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 V1.7, and the IBM Support Center will provide a fix, bypass or restriction for new problems that are defects in z/OS V1.7. Any PTF for z/OS V1.7 that was available prior to the withdrawal of z/OS V1.7 program services (September 30, 2008) will continue to be available through the existing service acquisition portals such as SMP/E RECEIVE ORDER and ShopzSeries.

Starting October 1, 2008, IBM will offer a fee-based, corrective service extension for up to a 2 year period following the z/OS V1.7 discontinuance of program services (September 30, 2008). This support enables users who have not completed their migration to z/OS V1.8 or z/OS V1.9 to continue to receive corrective service for z/OS V1.7 in the 2 year period of October 1, 2008 through September 30, 2010.

The duration of the Lifecycle Extension for z/OS V1.7 is flexible.

  • An initial order can be placed for a duration of 6 months up to a maximum of 24 months, available in 1 month increments, not to exceed September 30, 2010. A 6-month minimum is required for the initial order for each server running z/OS V1.7.
  • One or more subsequent orders can be placed to further extend support for z/OS V1.7 running on a given server should it be determined that additional time is needed to complete a migration. Subsequent orders are available in multiples of 1 month, not to exceed September 30, 2010.

    A 6-month minimum does not apply for subsequent orders.

If you purchase the Lifecycle Extension for z/OS V1.7, you must acquire it for all IBM z/Architecture servers running z/OS V1.7 per physical location. However, you may specify unique duration periods for servers migrating off z/OS V1.7 on differing schedules.


 
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Product                         Product
number                          name
 
5637-A01                        IBM Lifecycle Extension for z/OS
                                V1.7

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=208-283

 
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Customer responsibilities

Lifecycle Extension for z/OS V1.7 is administered under the IBM Customer Agreement. You will be required to sign the Attachment for Lifecycle Extension for System z Programs (Z125-7971).

You will also need to provide information so that the Supplement to Attachment for Lifecycle Extension for System z Programs z/OS V1.7 (Z125-7972) can be completed.

The Lifecycle Extension for z/OS V1.7 does not provide preventive service nor does it change IBM coexistence, migration, or fallback policy for z/OS. In addition, IBM has no plans to provide new function on z/OS V1.7.


 
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The earliest start date is October 1, 2008, as specified in the Supplement to Attachment for Lifecycle Extension for System z Programs for z/OS V1.7 (Z125-7972).

Prices and billing features for Lifecycle Extension for z/OS V1.7 (5637-A01) are defined in detail within this announcement.

New licensees

New orders

IBM System z Lifecycle Extension Charge (zLEC)

To order Lifecycle Extension, specify the product number and quantity of MSUs.

Entitlement
identifier        Description              Pricing metric
 
 
S0156JS           IBM Lifecycle Extension  zLEC Tier A MSU   4 -  11
                  for z/OS V1.7            zLEC Tier B MSU  12 -  21
                                           zLEC Tier C MSU  22 -  43
                                           zLEC Tier D MSU  44 -  71
                                           zLEC Tier E MSU  72 - 128
                                           zLEC Tier F MSU 129 - 214
                                           zLEC Tier G MSU 215 - 357
                                           zLEC Tier H MSU 358 - 714
                                           zLEC Tier I MSU 715 & above


 
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Agreement

IBM Customer Agreement

Educational allowance available

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

Volume orders

Not applicable.


 
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For all local charges, contact your IBM representative.


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

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)
Internet:   callserv@ca.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: YE001

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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.
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