Software withdrawal: VisualAge Generator Server for MVS, VM, and VSE V1 & VisualAge Smalltalk Server for OS/390 and z/OS V6

IBM United States Withdrawal Announcement 908-289
December 16, 2008

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Effective March 16, 2009, IBM will withdraw from marketing the following programs/version/release licensed under the IBM Customer Agreement:

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Program number  Program name                      Version
  5648-B02      VisualAge Generator Server           1
                for MVS, VM, and VSE
  5655-I04      VisualAge Smalltalk Server           6
                for OS/390® and z/OS

Note that some features of VisualAge® Generator Server for MVS™, VM, and VSE (specifically, the VM and MVS features) have previously been withdrawn. This announcement withdraws the VSE supply feature and all remaining billing features.

Replacement product information

Withdrawn program    Replacement program     number
VisualAge Generator  IBM Rational COBOL     5648-F66
Server for MVS, VM,  Runtime for z/VSE
and VSE V1           V7.5
VisualAge Smalltalk  None                   None
Server for OS/390
and z/OS® V6

Rational COBOL Runtime for z/VSE™ V7.5 replaces the VSE feature of VisualAge Generator Server for MVS, VM, and VSE. For replacement program information for the MVS and VM features, refer to Software Announcement 908-114, dated June 03, 2008

For additional information on Rational® COBOL Runtime for z/VSE V7.5, refer to Software Announcement 208-461, dated December 09, 2008

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).

MVS and z/VSE are trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

OS/390, VisualAge, z/OS, Rational and PartnerWorld are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

Terms of use

IBM products and services which are announced and available in your country can be ordered under the applicable standard agreements, terms, conditions, and prices in effect at the time. IBM reserves the right to modify or withdraw this announcement at any time without notice. This announcement is provided for your information only. Additional terms of use are located at:

For the most current information regarding IBM products, consult your IBM representative or reseller, or visit the IBM worldwide contacts page


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