Software withdrawal: IBM Virtualization Engine TS7500 Enterprise Edition V2.1 and Limited Edition V2.1

IBM United States Withdrawal Announcement 908-107
May 13, 2008

 

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Overview

Effective August 15, 2008, IBM will withdraw from marketing, programs and features licensed under the IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA):

  • Virtualization Engine™ TS7500 Enterprise Edition V2.1 (5697-N65)
  • Virtualization Engine TS7500 Limited Edition V2.1 (5667-N66)

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

Replacement product information

TS7500 Limited Edition V2.1

TS7500 Limited Edition V2.1 (5697-N66) has no direct replacement.

TS7500 Enterprise Edition V2.1

TS7500 Enterprise Edition V2.1 (5697-N65) is superceded by IBM Virtualization Engine TS7500 Enterprise Edition V3.1.

TS7500 Enterprise Edition V3.1 attaches to the same hosts that support Enterprise Edition V2.1.

The TS7510 Virtualization Engine (3954-CV5) cannot run Enterprise Edition V3.

Customers with current TS7500 Enterprise Edition V2.1 Software Maintenance (Subscription and Support) are entitled to equivalent per server or per TB levels of the same functions in the TS7500 Enterprise Edition V3.1 replacement product.

The following replacement products are available:

 
Withdrawn                         Replacement
description                       description
 
IBM Virtualization                IBM Virtualization
 Engine TS7500                     Engine TS7500
 Enterprise Edition                Enterprise Edition V3.1
 V2.1 (5697-N765)(with             (5697-P19)
 all product features)
 
IBM Virtualization                 None
 Engine TS7500
 Limited Edition V2.1
 (5697-N66)(with all
 product features)

Software Maintenance features remain available. Order Software Maintenance (Subscription and Support) renewals as required, using originally-announced Software Maintenance features for each product.

For IBM TS7500 Enterprise Edition V3.1 replacement information, refer to Software Announcement 208-121 , dated May 13, 2008.

For assistance in determining product equivalencies, contact your IBM representative or Business Partner.

For original IBM TS7500 Enterprise Edition and Limited Edition V2.1 announcement information, refer to Software Announcement 207-089 , dated April 24, 2007.

For per 250 TB 251+ tier 6 features for TS7500 Enterprise Edition Console and Capacity Support, refer to Software Announcement 207-115 , dated May 22, 2007.

Effective August 15, 2008, the following programs and features will be withdrawn:

Program                                         Program   Feature
number       Program/Feature name               version   number
 
5697-N65     IBM Virtualization Engine          V2.1      All
              TS7500 Enterprise Edition
 
5697-N66     IBM Virtualization Engine          V2.1      All

Software Maintenance features for each of these programs remain available as originally announced.

Note: Software Maintenance features announced for Enterprise Edition V2.1 also apply to Enterprise Edition V3.1.
 
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Reference information

For replacement product information, refer to Software Announcement 208-121 , dated May 13, 2008.

Technical support: Refer to the Software Support Web site for product support information

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).

BP Attachment for Announcement Letter 908-107

Trademarks

 
Virtualization Engine is a trademark 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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