Hardware withdrawal: IBM ESCON Director Model 005 and associated features

IBM United States Withdrawal Announcement 904-055
April 7, 2004

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Effective December 31, 2004, IBM will withdraw from marketing the following machine type and associated features. On or after that date, you can no longer order this product directly from IBM or an IBM Authorized Distributor.

                         Machine   Model     Feature
Description              type      number    number
ESCON(R) Director        9032      005       ALL

Replacement product information: None
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Additional information

To support the ESCON Director console application, it is recommended that each ESCON Director has a console, other than on an HMC.

You may order console feature number 5900 on the ESCON Director Model 005 (9032-005) to obtain a console before the withdrawal date of December 31, 2004.
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Statement of direction

Hardware Management Console (HMC)

Beginning with the next eServer zSeries® server, after the IBM zSeries 890 and 990, all new HMCs on all currently marketed zSeries servers are intended to become closed platforms. They will support only the HMC application and not the installation of other applications, such as the IBM ESCON Director and the IBM Sysplex Timer® console applications.

When available, the next-generation HMC is expected to communicate only with G5 Servers and above (Multiprise® 3000, G5/G6, z800, z900, z890, z990).

TCP/IP is intended to be the only communications protocol supported.

All statements regarding IBM's plans, directions, and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice.


ESCON, zSeries, Sysplex Timer, the e-business logo, and Multiprise are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

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