Service Bulletin 161: TPF 4.1 End of Service (EOS)
This Service Bulletin contains information about TPF 4.1 End of Service (EOS) and TPF4.1 maintenance related to EOS. This Service Bulletin applies to all customers who have TPF 4.1.
TPF 4.1 EOS date is December 30, 2010. As of this EOS date, IBM will have provided overlap support for both z/TPF and TPF 4.1 for five (5) years, including coexistence support in loosely coupled environments. TPFDF 1.1.3 will continue to be supported and is not included in the TPF 4.1 EOS announcement.
In support of TPF 4.1 EOS, IBM will offer an annual fee-based Service Extension (SE) for TPF 4.1. After EOS, TPF 4.1 support will only be available through a TPF4.1 Service Extension Agreement.
To be eligible for the TPF 4.1 SE Agreement Offering, customers must meet the following conditions:
1. TPF 4.1 prerequisite and corequisite software products (z/OS, C/C++ Compiler, HLASM, PL/1, z/VM, TPF Toolkit, TPF Operations Server, for example) must remain at the version that is supported at the time of the TPF 4.1 EOS date.
2. TPF4.1 prerequisite and corequisite hardware products must remain at the version that is supported at the time of the TPF 4.1 EOS date.
The last cumulative maintenance for TPF 4.1 prior to TPF 4.1 EOS will be PUT 25. The General Availability date for PUT 25 e-delivery is planned for January 28, 2011. TPF 4.1 APARs included in PUT 25 will be available for download on an individual APAR basis as the APARs are closed. All customers will have access to the TPF 4.1 maintenance site for APAR download until January 28, 2011. The IBM/TPF Support Portal web address is:
TPF 4.1 maintenance passwords will be reset on January 28, 2011. After this date, TPF 4.1 maintenance passwords will be provided only to customers who have a TPF 4.1 SE Agreement in place. TPFDF 113 maintenance passwords will continue to be provided to all TPFDF 113 customers.
Customers who do not have a TPF 4.1 SE Agreement in place will be able to obtain TPF4.1 cumulative maintenance that was issued only through the last PUT (PUT 25) by using the PUT-level download option through IBM/Boulder.
As of January 28, 2011, TPF 4.1 problem reports will be accepted only from TPF 4.1 customers who have a TPF 4.1 SE Agreement.
For more information or questions about TPF 4.1 End of Service or TPF 4.1 Service Extensions, contact TPFQA (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Announcement letters that might be of interest:
· TPF 4.1 EOS Announcement Letter is 907-187.
· z/TPF Announcement Letter is 204-250.
TPF 4.1 hardware and software requirements are documented in the IBM TPF Product Information Center for TPF 4.1, available from the TPF Family Libraries web page. Click the link for previous editions to access the TPF 4.1 information center.
For information about C/C++ Compilers that are supported by TPF 4.1, see the TPF 4.1 Migration Guide.
The minimum TPF 4.1 maintenance level requirements for z/TPF are documented in the IBM TPF Product Information Center for z/TPF, available from the TPF Family Libraries web page. Click the link for the current information for the TPF family of products.
PUT- level download through IBM/Boulder (e-delivery option) web address is: