This document contains information regarding the end of support (EOS) date for DB2 Universal Database for z/OS Version 8. End of support for DB2 for z/OS Version 8 is April 30, 2012.
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What is the end of support date for DB2 for z/OS Version 8?
End of support for DB2 for z/OS Version 8 is April 30, 2012.
The US Withdrawal Announcement 910-169 contains the withdrawal notice and the full list of all DB2 for z/OS Version 8 products that have end of support.
"End of support" indicates the last date on which you are entitled to base support for your DB2 for z/OS product. You can extend the support period beyond the end of support date for an additional fee.
"Extended support" indicates the final date in which IBM shall end all support for DB2 for z/OS Version 8. Extended support may be purchased to extend support for DB2 for z/OS Version 8until at least April 2015.
Where can I find the end-of-support dates for the DB2 for z/OS product?
The DB2 end of support date page contains the list of end of support dates for DB2 products. The IBM Software Product Support Lifecycle page contains the announcement letters and dates for all IBM Products.
IBM Software Product Support Lifecycle page contains the announcement letters and dates for all DB2 for z/OS products. For answers to common questions about the product lifecycle of IBM products, see the Lifecycle FAQ.
How do I purchase a Support Extension?
Support extensions may be purchased for an additional fee. To extend your support of DB2 for z/OS Version 8 product, please contact your local IBM Sales Representative.
For direct inquiries, US Customers may call IBM Sales at 1-888-426-4343, option 3 and ask for a Service Extension on DB2 for z/OS Version 8. Customers in other geographies should refer to the IBM directory of worldwide support contacts to find sales contact numbers in your region.
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