Software withdrawal: PSSP for AIX 5L, V3 — Replacement available; Support discontinuance: ESSL and Parallel ESSL for Linux

IBM United States Withdrawal Announcement 905-128
June 14, 2005


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Effective December 30, 2005, IBM will withdraw from marketing Parallel Systems Support Programs (PSSP) for AIX® 5L, V3 (5765-D51), which is licensed under the IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA).

On or after December 30, 2005, you can no longer order this product directly from IBM or an IBM Distributor.

The previously announced effective dates for withdrawal of support for PSSP V3 (April 1, 2006, on AIX 5L V5.1, and September 1, 2007, on AIX 5L V5.2) remain unchanged.

Replacement program information

Withdrawn program                  Replacement program
PSSP for AIX 5L V3 (5765-D51)      CSM for AIX V1 (5765-F67)

For additional information, refer to Software Announcement 205-088 , dated April 12, 2005.

Supply feature withdrawals

                                        Program        feature
Program name                            number         number
AIX 5L SPO PSSP V3.5 Base               5692-A5L       0985
AIX 5L SPO PSSP V3.5 Resource Center    5692-A5L       0986
= One-time charge

Separately, effective September 30, 2006, IBM will withdraw support for the following program releases licensed under the IPLA:

  • ESSL for Linux™ V4.1 (5765-G17)
  • Parallel ESSL for Linux V3.1 (5765-G18)

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Refer to the Software Support Web site for product support information

Technical support is available. The end of support for these products will be announced a minimum of 12 months before the termination.

Refer to the Software Support Lifecycle Web site for a complete list of product support dates

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).

BP Attachment for Announcement Letter 905-128


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