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When will 8.5.x versions of Notes, Domino, Enterprise Integrator & related products reach End of Service/Support?

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You would like to know when the 8.5.x versions of IBM Notes, IBM Domino, IBM Enterprise Integrator for Domino, and related products will reach End of Service/Support (EOS). In addition, you would like to know what is the last maintenance release of 8.5.x.


The EOS date for these products has been announced and will occur 30-Sep-2018. A list of the EOS products with pertinent dates and links can be found at this IBM Software Support Lifecycle page.

8.5.3 was the last maintenance release in the 8.5.x code stream and there will be no 8.5.4 maintenance release. Additionally, 8.5.3 Fix Pack 6 in December of 2013 was the last Fix Pack for 8.5.3. IBM will continue to provide Interim Fixes for 8.5.3 Fix Pack 6 where feasible, but we strongly encourage customers to examine the benefits of moving up to the latest Notes/Domino 9.x release or to examine our Cloud offerings such as IBM Verse. All planned content for 8.5.4 was included in Notes/Domino 9.0 Social Edition.

IBM recommends customers still running releases prior to Notes/Domino 9.0.1 to upgrade. Aside from the great features introduced, the cryptographic infrastructure introduced in Notes/Domino 9.0 has allowed us to implement more modern security functionality such as SHA-2 and TLS 1.2. These technologies are important for modern secure communication and are incompatible with releases prior to Notes/Domino 9.0.

Our plan is to continue producing Fix Packs for Notes and Domino 9.0.1.

Notes/Domino 9.0.1 Social Edition is the recommended release for our clients. It offers a smooth upgrade path for customers to gain new and enhanced functionality, and additional fixes. It provides increased productivity, a modern rich user experience, significant single sign-on enhancements, and much more. You can read the announcement letter on 9.0 and 9.0.1 for full details on these releases.

We are also excited to share the following announcement IBM Notes and Domino V9.0.1 support is extended through at least 2021.

Related information

IBM Support Lifecycle
Update on plans for Lotus Notes and Domino 8.0.x mainte
Notes/Domino Update Status page
Upgrade Central: Planning your upgrade to IBM Notes/Dom
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Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Messaging Applications IBM Notes 8.5
Messaging Applications IBM iNotes 8.5
Business Integration IBM Enterprise Integrator for Domino 8.5

Document information

More support for: IBM Domino

Software version: 8.5

Operating system(s): AIX, IBM i, Linux, Solaris, Windows

Software edition: All Editions

Reference #: 1611954

Modified date: 30 November 2016

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