Withdrawal Announcement 900-105
May 9, 2000

Software Withdrawal and Service Discontinuance: Selected Tivoli Products

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Overview

IBM is withdrawing selected Tivoli® software products from marketing, and withdrawing support for selected back-level versions and releases. For details refer to the Description section.

Description

Withdrawals

Withdrawal from Marketing: Effective August 9, 2000, IBM will withdraw from marketing the following programs licensed under the IBM International Program License Agreement.

Effective August 9, 2000, Tivoli is withdrawing the selected products listed below, and withdrawing first-year Standard Support (as applicable) for these products.

Effective August 9, 2001, Tivoli is withdrawing subsequent-year Standard, Standard-24, and Select Support (as applicable) for these products.

                                                        Program
Program Name                                            Number
 
Tivoli Manager for Suitespot                            5697-NSS
 (All Versions)
Tivoli Manager for Suitespot                            5698-NSS
 (All Versions)

Effective August 9, 2000, Tivoli is withdrawing the following first-year Standard Support features from Tivoli Support (5697-SPT) and Tivoli Support (5698-SPT), respectively.

  • 5697-NSS — 0151
  • 5698-NSS — 0309, 0310

Effective August 9, 2001, Tivoli is withdrawing the following Extended Support, Extended Support Upgrade, and subsequent-year support features from Tivoli Support (5697-SPT):

  • 5697-NSS — 1151, 2151, 3151

Effective August 9, 2001, Tivoli is withdrawing the following Standard, Upgrade to Standard-24, Upgrade to Select, and subsequent-year support features from Tivoli Support (5698-SPT):

  • 5698-NSS — 0311, 0312, 0313, 0314, 0315, 0316, 0317, 0318, 0319, 0320, 0321, 0322

End of Service (EOS): Effective May 9, 2000, the products listed below will reach EOS. These programs have previously been withdrawn from marketing by Tivoli. Refer to Withdrawal Announcement 997-212 , dated August 12, 1997, and Withdrawal Announcement 998-200 , dated July 21, 1998. Maintenance and support for these products have been transferred to their respective product partners.

                                                        Program
Program Name                                            Number
 
Tivoli Plus for Challenger                              5697-PCY
Tivoli Plus for BOKS                                    5697-PBO
Tivoli Plus for Service Center                          5697-PPE
Tivoli Plus for NetWorker                               5697-PLE
Tivoli Plus for AutoSys                                 5697-PPL
Tivoli Plus for AR System                               5697-PRE
Tivoli Plus for SEOS                                    5697-PME

Effective May 9, 2001, the products listed below will reach EOS:

                                                        Program
Program Name                                            Number
 
Tivoli Management Framework                             5697-FRA
 Version 3 Release 1 (and Prior)
Tivoli Enterprise Console                               5697-EAS
 Version 3 Release 1 (and Prior)
Tivoli Software Distribution                            5697-SWD
 Version 3 Release 1 (and Prior)
Tivoli Inventory                                        5697-INV
 Version 3 Release 1 (and Prior)
Tivoli Distributed Monitoring                           5697-EMN
 Version 3 Release 1 (and Prior)
Tivoli Remote Control                                   5697-RCL
 Version 2 Release 1 (and Prior)
Tivoli Workload Scheduler                               5697-WKB
 Version 5 Release 2 (and Prior)
TME 10(TM) Application                                  5697-ADE
 Development Environment
 Version 3 Release 0 (and Prior)
TME 10 Application Extension Facility                   5697-AEF
 Version 3 Release 0 (and Prior)
TME 10 Event Integration Facility                       5697-EIF
 Version 3 Release 1 (and Prior)
Tivoli NetView(R)                                       5697-NVW
 Version 5 Release 0 (and Prior)
Tivoli User Administration                              5697-UAD
 Version 3 Release 0 (and Prior)
Tivoli/Plus for Compaq Insight Manager                  5697-PIM
TME 10 PC Agent                                         5697-PCA

Effective June 14, 2001, the products listed below will reach EOS:

                                                        Program
Program Name                                            Number
 
Tivoli Manager for Year 2000                            5697-Y2K
Tivoli LAN Access                                       5697-MSB
Unison Maestro from Tivoli Systems                      5697-MAE
 Version 3 Release 4 (and Prior)

Effective August 9, 2001, the products listed below will reach EOS:

                                                        Program
Program Name                                            Number
 
Tivoli Manager for Suitespot                            5697-NSS
 (All Versions)
Tivoli Manager for Suitespot                            5698-NSS
 (All Versions)

Replacement Product Information: None

Tivoli's Product End of Life Policy

The primary goal of the Tivoli End of Life (EOL) policy is to provide a predictable, orderly transition from previous to current Tivoli software products.

The Tivoli EOL policy is based on the overall IBM policy for withdrawal of hardware, software, and services from marketing and support. There are two aspects to Tivoli product EOL:

Withdrawal from Marketing (WDfM): During the life of a product, initial versions and releases may be replaced by subsequent versions and releases which will be delivered to customers placing new orders, as well as existing customers who are covered by first-year support, or have acquired subsequent-year support for the product. Normally, all versions and releases of a specific Tivoli product have the same program number.

When all of the functions of a product are absorbed by one or more other products, or have become obsolete, the product will be withdrawn from marketing. This means the deletion of the product's program number from sales manuals and price lists, so the product can no longer be ordered. Typically, an announcement of product WDfM will precede the effective date by 90 days.

End of Service (EOS): Defect support for Tivoli products will generally be provided only for the current release and its immediate predecessor. These releases will be supported at the latest maintenance ("point release") level. A release will be eligible for service for 12 months following general availability of the next release. When no additional releases are made available, support for the final release will be terminated by an announcement of EOS. At the time a release reaches EOS, it will no longer be supported, updated, patched, or maintained. Typically, EOS will be announced 12 months prior to the effective date. After EOS, Tivoli may elect, at its sole discretion, to provide support beyond the EOS date for a fee.

Year 2000

The service end date for these Year 2000 ready products is May 9, 2001.

Trademarks

 
NetView is a registered trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
TME 10 is a trademark of Tivoli Systems, Inc. in the United States or other countries or both. In Denmark, Tivoli is a trademark licensed from Kjobenhavns Sommer -- Tivoli A/S.
 
Tivoli is a registered trademark of Tivoli Systems, Inc. in the United States or other countries or both. In Denmark, Tivoli is a trademark licensed from Kjobenhavns Sommer -- Tivoli A/S.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.