Hardware withdrawal: IBM System z9 - Replacements available

IBM United States Withdrawal Announcement 909-120
November 17, 2009

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Effective June 30, 2010, IBM® will withdraw from marketing the IBM System z9® Business Class (z9™ BC) and System z9 Enterprise Class (z9 EC), all models, features, and upgrades. This includes all upgrades from IBM eServer™ zSeries® 800 (z800), or IBM eServer zSeries 890 (z890), to z9 BC and IBM eServer zSeries 900 (z900), or IBM eServer zSeries 990 (z990) to z9 EC.

On or after the effective dates for the withdrawal of these offerings, you can no longer order this product directly from IBM. However, IBM will continue to honor contracts until expiration or termination of the current contract.

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Description                     Machine Model  Feature
                                number  number number  Conversions
IBM System z9 Enterprise Class  2094    S08    All     All
                                        S18    All     All
                                        S28    All     All
                                        S38    All     All
                                        S54    All     All
IBM System z9 Business Class    2096    R07    All     All
                                        S07    All     All

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Withdrawn product          Replacement product            type
IBM System z9IBM System z10                               
Business Class             Business Class                 2098
IBM System z9IBM System z10                               
Enterprise Class           Enterprise Class               2097   

For additional information, refer to:

  • IBM System z10 Enterprise Class Hardware Announcement 108-154, dated February 26, 2008
  • IBM System z10 Business Class Hardware Announcement 108-754, dated October 21, 2008

Note: Operating system versions and releases originally supported on the z9 may not be supported on the z10.

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).


z9 and eServer are trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

IBM, System z9, zSeries 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.

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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


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