IBM AIX 5L offers DVD option; End-of-service extended for AIX 5L V5.2 and selected programsIBM 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- Single pallet delivery supply feature withdrawn
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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across the eServer® brand, effective January 4, 2006, the single pallet delivery (SPD) option (#3483) will be withdrawn from the following programs:
Program 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
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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.
CD-ROM/DVD 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 Option
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 process 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.
Media 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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To order, contact the Americas Call Centers, your local IBM representative, or your IBM Business Partner.
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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.
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