IBM AIX 5L offers DVD option; End-of-service extended for AIX 5L V5.2 and selected programs

IBM United States Software Announcement 205-251
October 4, 2005


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At a glance
  • DVD media accessible from DVD/CD-ROM combination drives
  • End-of-service dates extended for AIX 5L V5.2 and other programs
  • Single pallet delivery supply feature withdrawn

For ordering, contact:

Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: RE001).
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DVD media is now available as a delivery option for AIX 5L™ software. The increased capacity of DVD means fewer media to handle when installing from DVD media. Customers who want to receive their AIX 5L software on DVD media should order the new DVD preference feature number 3435.

End-of-service dates extension: End-of-service dates have been extended for AIX 5L V5.2 and some programs, as follows:

Product                                           Extended to date
PSSP V3.5 (5765-D51)                              April 30, 2008
AIX 5L for POWER(TM) V5.2 (5765-E62)              September 30, 2008
Fast Connect V3.1 (5765-E72)                      September 30, 2008
Performance AIDE V3.1 (5765-E68)                  September 30, 2008
Performance Toolbox V3.1 (5765-E74)               September 30, 2008
AIXlink/X.25 V2.1.1 (5765-E85)(1)                 September 30, 2008
AIXlink/X.25 V2.1.1 adds support for Network Provider Interface 64-bit applications.

Single pallet delivery supply feature withdrawal: To improve shipment consistency and manageability across the eServer® brand, effective January 4, 2006, the single pallet delivery (SPD) option (#3483) will be withdrawn from the following programs:

Description                                       number
XL Fortran Enterprise Edition                     5724-I08
XL C Enterprise Edition for AIX(R)                5724-I10
XL C/C++ Enterprise Edition                       5724-I11
XL Fortran Advanced Edition for Linux(TM)         5724-K76
XL C/C++ Advanced Edition for Linux               5724-K77
VisualAge(R) C++ Professional for AIX             5765-F56
C for AIX Version 6                               5765-F57
XL Fortran for AIX                                5765-F70
pSeries(R) SPO                                    5692-A5L

To begin phase-out of single pallet delivery, the configurator will discontinue the use of feature number 3483 on secondary SPO orders effective immediately. The configurator will also generate feature number 3506 on all orders with the preinstall feature number 5005. Beginning immediately, the configurator will no longer generate feature number 3483 for the preceding compiler programs.
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Planned availability dates
  • October 14, 2005 — DVD media support
  • January 4, 2006 — Withdrawal of single pallet delivery supply feature

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).

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AIX 5L and POWER are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
eServer, AIX, VisualAge, and pSeries are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
Linux is a 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.

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Ordering information

System program order (SPO) (5692-A5L): A 5692-A5L SPO is mandatory for shipments of program distribution and publications. The individual licensed program orders (for example, 5765-E62 or 5765-G03) are for registration and billing purposes only. No shipment occurs under these orders.

To receive shipment of machine-readable materials on a CD-ROM or DVD requires an SPO (5692-A5L). To prevent additional billing expenses, place only one SPO order per release of the operating system.

The following list of products is currently available on CD-ROM or DVD. Select from the following 5692-A5L feature numbers for the programs to be delivered on the CD-ROM or DVD media.

                                 Program          feature
Program name                     number           number
AIX 5L(TM) for POWER(TM) V5.2    5765-E62         0947
AIX 5L Update CD                                  0965
AIX 5L V5.2 Expansion Pack                        0949
AIX 5L for POWER V5.3            5765-G03         0967
AIX 5L Update CD                                  0970
Virtual I/O Server V1.2          5765-G34         0999(2)
This program is only available on DVD media.

All of the SPO feature numbers have been previously announced and are included in this announcement for clarity.

Effective immediately, the "Ship No Media" (#3430) customization option will be replaced by feature number 3471. Feature number 3471 is described as "Ship Pubs Only" and will also be used to suppress physical media shipment and allow only the publications to ship. This change is to promote consistency across the brands.

SPO (5692-A5L)           Feature       Available       Withdrawal
description              number        date            date
Ship pubs only           3471          10/04/2005
DVD media                3435          10/04/2005
Ship no media            3430                          10/04/2005
Single Pallet            3483                          01/04/2006

Basic machine-readable material: Select one of the following priced feature numbers for media type under 5692-A5L. The media process charge is a one-time, nondiscountable charge per SPO order when media is selected.

                         Media         charges
                         feature       feature
Media type               number        number
CD-ROM                   3410          1004(3)
CD-ROM                   3410          1005
DVD(4)                   3435          1100
DVD(5)                   3435          1101
For SPO orders that already have feature number 1004, A2FW, or 1100, no-charge feature number 1005 (CD-ROM) or 1101 (DVD) will be added to prevent subsequent media charges on the SPO order.
Media process charge (1100).
No-charge media feature (1101).

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The prices provided in this announcement are suggested retail prices for the U.S. and are provided for your information only. Dealer prices may vary, and prices may also vary by country. Prices are subject to change without notice. For additional information and current prices, contact your local IBM representative.

                                SPO          process     Media
                                Program      charge      process
Description                     number       feature     charge
System Program                  5692-A5L     1100        $50
 Order -- DVD
System Program                  5692-A5L     1101        No charge
 Order -- DVD

For local charges, contact your IBM representative.
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Order now

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

To 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)
 Mail:      IBM Americas Call Centers
            Dept:  IBM CALL, 11th Floor
            105 Moatfield Drive
            North York, Ontario
            Canada M3B 3R1
 Reference: RE001

The Americas Call Centers, our national direct marketing organization, can add your name to the mailing list for catalogs of IBM products.

Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.


AIX 5L and POWER are 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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