Hardware withdrawal: IBM TS7740 (3957) Model V06 and IBM TS7720 (3957) Model VEA and associated features - Replacements available

IBM Asia Pacific Withdrawal Announcement WG11-0018
May 9, 2011

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Effective August 15, 2011, IBM® will withdraw from marketing the following selected models:

  • IBM Virtualization Engine™ TS7740 (3957) Model V06
  • IBM Virtualization Engine TS7720 (3957) Model VEA

IBM will also withdraw selected features for these models and associated models. Refer to the Withdrawn products section for more information.

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

For new orders, the customer requested arrival date (CRAD) can be no later than September 12, 2011. You can obtain the products on an as-available basis through IBM Business Partners.

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                                             Machine Model     Feature
Description                                  type    number    number

IBM Virtualization Engine TS7740             3957    V06
IBM Virtualization Engine TS7720             3957    VEA
50 Micron LC/SC 31 Meter                     3957    V06,VEA   0204
Console Expansion                            3957    V06,VEA   2714
Attach 3592 Tape Drives                      3957    V06       5240
Mainframe Attachment                         3957    V06,VEA   9000
Attach to 3494 LM                            3957    V06       9218
TS3500 Attach                                3957    V06       9219
100 MB/s Throughput                          3957    VEA       9268
Plant Install V06 in F05                     3957    V06,VEA   9350
8GB Memory Upgrade - Plant                   3957    V06,VEA   9461
No Factory Cables                            3957    V06,VEA   9700
Plant Install 3957 V06                       3952    F05       5626
Plant Install 3957 VEA                       3952    F05       5628
Integrated Control Path                      3952    F05       5759
TS7700 BE 4Gb Switch                         3584    D23,L23   4872
IBM will also withdraw all feature conversions
for models 3957 V06/VEA:
Feature Conversions
              From          To
Type          feature       feature

3957          3441          3442
3957          3441          3443
3957          3442          3441
3957          3442          3443
3957          3443          3441

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 Withdrawn product                    Replacement product
 Machine type 3957 Model V06          Machine type 3957 Model V07
 Withdrawn product                    Replacement product
 Machine type 3957 Model VEA          Machine type 3957 Model VEB

For additional information, refer to Hardware Announcement AG11-0057, dated May 09, 2011.

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Country/region               Announced
 ASEAN*                      Yes
 India/South Asia**          Yes
 Australia                   Yes
 People's Republic of China  Yes
 Hong Kong S.A.R of the PRC  Yes
 Macao S.A.R of the PRC      Yes
 Taiwan                      Yes
 Korea                       Yes
 New Zealand                 Yes
Japan IOT
 Japan                       Yes
 * Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Cambodia, Lao People's Democratic
   Republic, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam
 **Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Nepal, and

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