Support Lifecycle

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

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ViewProduct name
(**Indicates comments/exception)
Product IDGeneral
End of
1.0.0S5696-54625 Mar 1994
1.0.0S5696-53631 Dec 1995
6.2.0S5639-P7030 Apr 2010
6.4.0S5697-N9409 Oct 2009
6.4.0S5697-P0109 Oct 2009
2.1.0S5639-GG501 Oct 2010
2.6.0S13 Apr 2010
3.2.0S5639-P7127 Aug 2010
7.1.0S5639-BA210 Jul 2010
7.1.0S5639-BA110 Jul 2010
5.1.0S5799-VS508 Oct 2010


  1. .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.
  2. The policy type column indicates which of IBM’s standard (“S”), enhanced (“E”) or other (“O”) Software Support Lifecycle Policy applies to each version/release product.
  3. 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.
  4. 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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