Software Withdrawal from support: IBM TotalStorage SAN File System V1 and V2; Software Withdrawal from marketing: IBM TotalStorage SAN File System V2.2

IBM United States Withdrawal Announcement 907-012
January 23, 2007

 

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Overview

Effective on the dates indicated below, IBM will withdraw support for the following programs licensed under the IBM International Program License Agreement:

Program                                      Withdrawal from
number     Program release name              support date
 
5765-FS1   IBM TotalStorage(R) SAN File      April 25, 2008
            System Software V1
 
5765-FS2   IBM TotalStorage SAN File         April 25, 2008
            System Software V2
 
5765-SS1   IBM TotalStorage SAN File System  April 25, 2008
            One Year Software Maintenance
 
5765-SS2   IBM TotalStorage SAN File System  April 25, 2008
            Three Year Software Maintenance

Effective April 20, 2007, IBM will withdraw from marketing all Passport Advantage® part numbers and AAS product order and Software Maintenance Renewal features from the current program release licensed under the IBM International Program License Agreement. Refer to the Description section for details.

Customers with anniversaries for service and support renewal scheduled to occur between April 20, 2007, and April 25, 2008, and who wish to extend their support beyond the anniversary, should contact their IBM representative or IBM Business Partner immediately.

Replacement product information: There are no direct replacement products.

Depending on customer requirements, the IBM General Parallel File System (GPFS), certain functions of the IBM Tivoli® Storage Manager, and selected IBM N series products are possible replacement products for select functions and features provided by the IBM TotalStorage SAN File System. Contact your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner for further information.

Statement of general direction

IBM General Parallel File System (GPFS) does not presently support Microsoft™ Windows™ or Sun Solaris operating systems, two environments supported by the IBM TotalStorage SAN File System. It is IBM's intent to add support for these two operating systems in GPFS.

Note: All statements regarding IBM's plans, directions, and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice, and represent goals and objectives only. Availability, prices, ordering information, and terms and conditions will be provided when GPFS is announced.
 
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Description

The following Passport Advantage part numbers will be withdrawn from ordering availability effective April 20, 2007:

SAN File System V2, 5765-FS2

Part
number        Description
 
D53UKLL       IBM TotalStorage SAN File System
               Proc Metadata Server Lic+SW Maint 12 Mo
 
D53UMLL       IBM TotalStorage SAN File System
               Proc Conn App Server Lic+SW Maint 12 Mo

The following media, renewal, and reinstatement part numbers will also be withdrawn effective April 20, 2007.

Part
number        Description
 
BH02BML       IBM TotalStorage SAN File System V2.2
               Multiplatforms English/Japanese Media Pack
 
BH02CML       IBM TotalStorage SAN File System V2.2.1
               Multiplatforms English/Japanese Media Pack
 
E01ATLL       IBM TotalStorage SAN File System
               Proc Metadata Server Annual SW MintT Rnwl
 
D53ULLL       IBM TotalStorage SAN File System
               Proc Metadata Server SW Maint Reinstate 12 Mo
 
E01AULL       IBM TotalStorage SAN File System
               Proc Conn App Server Annual SW Maint Rnwl
 
D53UNLL       IBM TotalStorage SAN File System
               Proc Conn App Server SW Maint Reinstate 12 Mo

Effective April 20, 2007, the following programs and features will be withdrawn:

Program                                     Program  Feature
number    Program/Feature name              version  number
 
5765-FS2  SAN File System Software          2.2.x    All
 
5765-SS1  SAN File System                            All
           One Year Software Maintenance
 
5765-SS2  SAN File System                            All
           Three Year Software Maintenance

 
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Reference information

For information about SAN File System V2.1, refer to Software Announcement 204-108

For information about SAN File System V2.2, refer to Software Announcement 204-258

Technical support: Remote technical support, provided through IBM Technical Support, will be withdrawn. Remote technical support provides product support services for new defects.

Refer to the Software Support Web site for product support information

Customers with extended service and support requirements beyond April 25, 2008, should contact their IBM representative to discuss optional extended support agreements, which may be available for a fee.

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 907-012

Trademarks

 
TotalStorage, Passport Advantage, and Tivoli are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Microsoft and Windows are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

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