IBM United States
Withdrawal Announcement 903-055
March 25, 2003

Software Withdrawal: IBM AIX V4.3 — Replacements Available

 ENUS903-055.PDF (17KB)


Overview

Effective June 30, 2003, IBM will withdraw from marketing the programs listed in the Program Withdrawals section and licensed under the IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA).

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

Programs and Feature Withdrawals

  • All programs and features from the AIX® V4.3 System Program Order (5692-AIX)
  • Charge features from the IBM Software Subscription for AIX (5692-SSO)
  • Programs and supply features from the AIX V5.1 System Program Order (5692-A5L)
  • Supply features from the maintenance programs

Replacement Product Information: Orders for the withdrawn programs, which must be received at least three days before the effective date of withdrawal, will be handled as follows:

  • Existing orders will be filled if the calculated arrival is scheduled between March 25, 2003, and June 30, 2003.
  • New orders placed after March 25, 2003, but before June 30, 2003, will be filled if the customer-requested arrival date is between March 25, 2003, and June 30, 2003.
  • Orders placed on or after June 30, 2003, will not be filled.

For details about replacement programs, refer to the Replacement Programs section.

Program Withdrawals

Programs Withdrawn and Associated Features

                         Program             Release and
Description              Number     Version  Features
 
AIX System Program       5692-AIX   All      All
 Order (SPO)(1)
AIXlink/X.25             5696-926   1        All
AIX                      5765-C34   4        All
RS/6000(R) Operating     5765-E52   2        All
 Environment for CATIA
LoadLeveler(R) for:
 AIX                     5765-D61   2        All
 GPFS                    5765-B95   1        All
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After June 30, 2003, software products that ship media under the AIX V4.3 SPO (5692-AIX) can no longer obtain media shipments for those products. If these software products are also available on AIX V5, then media can be obtained for these products after upgrading to AIX V5.

Services Withdrawals

Installation support, field support, direct customer support, and program services for AIX V4.3 will be withdrawn on December 31, 2003.

For AIX V4.3, a limited fee-based extension providing installation support, field support, direct customer support, and program services will be made available beginning January 1, 2004, and ending no sooner than December 31, 2004.

Supply Withdrawn Features

                              Program    Version/ Supply
Description                   Number     Release  Feature
 
Parallel ESSL                 5765-C41   2.2      5800
ESSL                          5765-C42   3.2      5800
Parallel Environment          5765-D93   3.1      5000
 for AIX V3.1
PSSP                          5765-D51   3.4      5813
RS/6000 SP(TM) Resource       5765-D51   3.4      5812
 Center

Features Withdrawn from Software Subscription for AIX (5692-SSO)

                              Program    Version/ Price
Description                   Number     Release  Feature
 
HACMP CRM  E5                 5765-E54   4.4      6587
HACMP ES   P5                 5765-E54   4.4      6615

Programs Withdrawn from SPO (5692-A5L)

                              Program    Version/ Supply
Program Name                  Number     Release  Feature
 
High Availability Cluster     5765-E54   4.4
 Multi-Processor
  HACMP HAS                                       0908
  HACMP CRM                                       0909
  HACMP ES                                        0910
  HACMP ESCRM                                     0911
High Availability             5765-E82   2.3      0929
 Geo Cluster
Geographic Remote             5765-E82   2.3      0930
 Mirror (GeoRM)

Maintenance Features Withdrawn

                              Media Supply
Description                   Feature
 
Program Number:  5771-AIX
 
AIX V4.3 Operating System     5849
AIX V4.3 Bonus Pack           5859
AIX V4.3 InfoExplorer         5869
AIX V4.3 Update CD            5879
 
Program Number:  5771-AIX
 
AIX V4.3 Publication
 Language Features
  English                     6150
  Brazilian-Portuguese        6151
  Catalan                     6152
  Czech                       6153
  German (Universal)          6154
  Hungarian                   6155
  Japanese-Kanji              6156
  Korean                      6157
  Polish                      6158
  Russian                     6159
  Simplified Chinese          6160
  Spanish (Universal)         6161
  Traditional Chinese         6162
  Slovakian                   6163
 
Program Number:  5771-SUB
 
AIX V4.3 Operating System     6200
AIX V4.3 Bonus Pack           6181
AIX V4.3 InfoExplorer         6180
AIX V4.3 Update CD            6201
AIX V4.3 Publication
 Language Features
  English                     6190
  Brazilian-Portuguese        6196
  Catalan                     6192
  Czech                       6189
  German (Universal)          6185
  Hungarian                   6184
  Japanese-Kanji              6183
  Korean                      6194
  Polish                      6187
  Russian                     6186
  Simplified Chinese          6195
  Spanish (Universal)         6191
  Traditional Chinese         6188
  Slovakian                   6193
 
Program Number:  5773-AIX
 
AIX V4.3 Operating System     5849
AIX V4.3 Bonus Pack           5859
AIX V4.3 InfoExplorer         5869
AIX V4.3 Update CD            5879
AIX V4.3 Publication
 Language Features
  English                     6009
  Brazilian-Portuguese        6010
  Catalan                     6011
  Czech                       6012
  German (Universal)          6013
  Hungarian                   6014
  Japanese-Kanji              6015
  Korean                      6016
  Polish                      6017
  Russian                     6018
  Simplified Chinese          6019
  Spanish (Universal)         6020
  Traditional Chinese         6021
  Slovakian                   6022
 
                              Media Supply
Description                   Feature
 
Program Number:  5773-SUB
 
AIX V4.3 Operating System     6036
AIX V4.3 Bonus Pack           6037
AIX V4.3 InfoExplorer         6056
AIX V4.3 Update CD            6055
AIX V4.3 Publication
 Language Features
  English                     5970
  Brazilian-Portuguese        5899
  Catalan                     5983
  Czech                       5996
  German (Universal)          5859
  Hungarian                   5849
  Japanese-Kanji              5829
  Korean                      5957
  Polish                      5839
  Russian                     5819
  Simplified Chinese          5889
  Spanish (Universal)         5809
  Traditional Chinese         5869
  Slovakian                   5879
 
Program Number:  5771-HMP
 
High Availability Cluster
 Multi-Processor V4.4 (5765-E54)
  HACMP HAS                   5839
  HACMP CRM                   5809
  HACMP ES                    5819
  HACMP ESCRM                 5829
 
Program Number:  5773-HMP
 
High Availability Cluster
 Multi-Processor V4.4 (5765-E54)
  HACMP HAS                   5839
  HACMP CRM                   5809
  HACMP ES                    5819
  HACMP ESCRM                 5829
 
Program Number:  5771-HGO
 
High Availability Geo         5819
 Cluster V2.3 (5765-E82)
Geographic Remote             5809
 Mirror V2.3 (5765-E82)
 
Program Number:  5773-HGO
 
High Availability Geo         5819
 Cluster V2.3 (5765-E82)
Geographic Remote             5809
 Mirror V2.3 (5765-E82)
 
Program Number:  5771-GPF
 
General Parallel File         5809
 System V1.5 (5765-B95)
 
Program Number:  5771-LLV
 
LoadLeveler V2.2 (5765-D61)   5819
 
Program Number:  5773-LLV
 
LoadLeveler V2.2 (5765-D61)   5819
 
Program Number:  5771-PSP
 
Parallel Systems Support      5809
 Programs V3.4 (5765-D51)
 
Program Number:  5773-PSP
 
Parallel Systems Support      5809
 Programs V3.4 (5765-D51)

Replacement Programs

                Version Program    Replacement    Version Program
Description     Release Number     Program        Number  Number
 
AIXlink/X.25    1.1     5696-926   AIXlink/X.25   2.0     5765-E85
HAGEO/GeoRM     2.3     5765-E82   HAGEO/GeoRM    2.4     5765-E82
HACMP           4.4     5765-E54   HACMP          4.5     5765-E54
GPFS            1.5     5765-B95   GPFS           2.1     5765-F64
PSSP            3.4     5765-D51   PSSP           3.5     5765-D51
LoadLeveler     2.2     5765-D61   LoadLeveler    3.1     5765-E69
Parallel        3.1     5765-D93   Parallel       3.2     5765-D93
 Environment                        Environment
ESSL            3.2     5765-C42   ESSL           3.3     5765-C42
Parallel ESSL   2.2     5765-C41   Parallel ESSL  2.3     5765-C41
AIX V4.3        4.3     5765-C34   AIX 5L         5.1     5765-E61
                                    for POWER
AIX V4.3        4.3     5765-C34   AIX 5L         5.2     5765-E62
                                    for POWER

AIX V4.3 has been replaced by AIX 5L V5.1 and V5.2. For detailed information, refer to Software Announcements 201-090 , dated April 17, 2001, and 202-270 , dated October 8, 2002.

AIX V4.3 Bonus Pack has been replaced by AIX 5L V5 Expansion Pack and Bonus Pack.

AIX 5L V5 represents the next generation of AIX. Fortified with open technologies from some of the world's top providers, AIX 5L builds on a solid heritage of supplying integrated, enterprise-class support for RS/6000 and IBM eServer pSeries™ systems. With AIX 5L, IBM:

  • Provides an industrial-strength UNIX® operating system with increased levels of integration, flexibility, and performance for meeting the high demands of today's mission-critical e-business applications
  • Offers an advanced operating system with a strong affinity with Linux and built-in capabilities designed to accommodate future IBM POWER-based servers.

Note: There is no replacement for the following program:

  • RS/6000 Operating Environment for CATIA V2.3 (5765-E52)

Support Information

Technical Support: The question submission function under IBMLink™ Ask Questions — Support for these programs will be withdrawn by December 31, 2003.

Trademarks

 
SP, the e-business logo, pSeries, and IBMLink are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
AIX, RS/6000, and LoadLeveler are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
UNIX is a registered trademark of the Open Company in the United States and other countries.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.