Software withdrawal and support discontinuance: IBM Real-time Compression Software for SATA V3.7 (5641-RT3)

IBM United States Withdrawal Announcement 911-127
August 30, 2011


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Effective December 3, 2011, 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

5641-RT3      IBM Real-time Compression          December 3, 2011
               Software for SATA V3.7
5641-RT9      IBM Real-time Compression          December 3, 2011
               SATA 1YR
5641-RTA      IBM Real-time Compression          December 3, 2011
               SATA 2YR
5641-RT4      IBM Real-time Compression          December 3, 2011
               SATA 3YR
5641-RTB      IBM Real-time Compression          December 3, 2011
               SATA 4YR
5641-RTC      IBM Real-time Compression          December 3, 2011
               SATA 5YR
 

The Real-time Compression Software program products for SAS and for SATA have been combined into the single offering, IBM Real-time Compression Software V3.7 (5641-RT1). Customers who have the withdrawn 5641-RT3 will have their software entitlement transferred to the entitlement for the newly named IBM Real-time Compression Software V3.7 (5641-RT1) on December 3, 2011. Terms and conditions in effect for the withdrawn 5641-RT3 will also be transferred. The remaining term of the warranty or maintenance agreement will be the same for 5641-RT1 as it was for 5641-RT3.



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Effective December 3, 2011, IBM will withdraw from marketing, programs and features licensed under the IBM International Program License Agreement.

On or after that date, you can no longer obtain this program directly from IBM. You can obtain this program on an as-available basis through IBM Remarketers.

Effective December 3, 2011 the following programs and features will be withdrawn:

Program                                         Program
number        Program/Feature name              version

5641-RT3      IBM Real-time Compression         V3.7
               Software for SATA V3.7
 
5641-RT9      IBM Real-time Compression         V3.7
               SATA 1YR
 
5641-RTA      IBM Real-time Compression         V3.7
               SATA 2YR
 
5641-RT4      IBM Real-time Compression         V3.7
               SATA 3YR
 
5641-RTB      IBM Real-time Compression         V3.7
               SATA 4YR
 
5641-RTC      IBM Real-time Compression         V3.7
               SATA 5YR
 


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                        Program                          Program
Withdrawn programs      number   Replacement programs    number

IBM Real-time           5641-RT3 IBM Real-time           5641-RT1
 Compression Software             Compression Software
 for SATA V3.7                    V3.7
 
IBM Real-time           5641-RT9 IBM Real-time           5641-RT5
 Compression  SATA 1YR            Compression 1 YR
 
IBM Real-time           5641-RTA IBM Real-time           5641-RT6
 Compression  SATA 2YR            Compression 2 YR
 
IBM Real-time           5641-RT4 IBM Real-time           5641-RT2
 Compression  SATA 3YR            Compression 3 YR
 
IBM Real-time           5641-RTB IBM Real-time           5641-RT7
 Compression  SATA 4YR            Compression 4 YR
 
IBM Real-time           5641-RTC IBM Real-time           5641-RT8
 Compression  SATA 5YR            Compression 5 YR
 

For additional information, refer to Software Announcement 211-233, dated August 30, 2011.



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For information on the withdrawal of IBM Real-time Compression Software for SATA V3.7, refer to Software Announcement 211-233, dated August 30, 2011.

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