Support Lifecycle

Software Lifecycle has been upgraded! Learn about the new features and other changes on the IBM Electronic Support blog.

Find detailed information about the available IBM Software Support Lifecycle Policies to help you realize the full value of your IBM software products.

To view details for multiple products, select the checkbox for each product and click “View details”.

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Modification level

“.x” designates that any and all modifications available follow the Enhanced and Standard designated Software Support Lifecycle Policy for the associated version/release of the product.

Policy type

The policy type column indicates which of IBM’s standard (“S”), enhanced (“E”) or other (“O”) Software Support Lifecycle Policies applies to each version/release product.

General availability

The General availability (GA) date listed is the latest date that a version/release of the product is available to all users, regardless of language or media. A product version/release is not published on the Lifecycle web site until the GA date.

End of support

The End of support (EOS) date listed is the last date on which IBM will deliver standard support services for a given version/release of a product.

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