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Understanding IBM CL/SUPERSESSION 1.4.7 End of Support announcement

Technote (FAQ)


Why did IBM include IBM CL/SUPERSESSION for z/OS V1.4.7 (compid 5608-A24) in an End of Service (EOS) announcement letter and state that it will be withdrawn from support 30 September 2013?


The EOS announcement is only indicating that if ordering CL/SUPERSESSION V1.4.7, you can no longer use the product number 5608-A24. Instead you must use the new product number 5655-P05 which has new pricing associated with it.
There are no changes to the product function or release number, and IBM still fully supports the original compid 5608A2400 (5608-A24). So, if you are currently using this product, you are not required to reorder the product or make any SMP/E changes. You should also continue to use compid 5608A2400 when opening a service request (PMR).

The Software service discontinuance announcement letter (EOS letter) indicating that CL/SUPERSESSION V1.4.7 (5608-A24) will be withdrawn from support 30 September 2013 is 912-144. As you can see from the following product replacement information included in this announcement, the product version is still 1.4.7:

5608-A24, IBM CL/Supersession for z/OS , V1.4.7 is replaced by 5655-P05, IBM CL/Supersession for z/OS , V1.4.7, announced in Software Announcement 205-066, dated March 15, 2005.

The only change is to the product number (from 5608-A24 to 5655-P05) and this is only for marketing purposes.

Related information

End of Support dates for CICS products
Announcement Letters for CICS Products

Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Host Transaction Processing CICS Transaction Server Availability z/OS

Product Alias/Synonym


Document information

More support for: IBM CL/SuperSession

Software version: 1.4.7

Operating system(s): z/OS

Reference #: 1607813

Modified date: 11 May 2015