What is 'End of Support'?
A natural stage in the IBM Software Support Lifecycle, End of support marks the 'official' withdrawal of technical support for specific versions and releases of software products.
What are my options if a version or release of my deployed software reaches 'End of support'?
End of support announcements are generally made twice a year in April and September which means you have time to plan. In most instances, you have two options to consider. You may opt to:
- upgrade to a newer version or release using your IBM Software Subscription and Support benefit
- purchase a support extension
Only you can decide which option makes the most sense for your business.
Use End-of-Support announcements to help you plan your software upgrade and migration strategy.
- Browse the EoS index tabs above to view recent and upcoming End of Support announcements.Take action now to protect your software investment and prevent any gaps in support.
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