TSM 5.5 and 6.1 EOS April 30, 2014

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When will the IBM Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) 5.5 and 6.1 products reach End of Support (EOS)?


April 30, 2014 has been announced as the End of Support date (EOS) for most IBM Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) Version 5.5 and 6.1 products with distributed platforms. Here is the link to the announcement letter: http://www.ibm.com/common/ssi/cgi-bin/ssialias?subtype=ca&infotype=an&appname=iSource&supplier=897&letternum=ENUS913-063

To obtain support beyond this date for these distributed products, you must either:

  • upgrade to TSM Version 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, or 7.1; or
  • purchase a support extension to existing TSM 5.5 or 6.1 maintenance contracts to extend support at the Version 5.5 or 6.1 level

Information on upgrading your TSM 5.5 server to a TSM 6.2, 6.3, or 7.1 server can be found here: Support Extension information can be found here:
Information on the IBM Software Support Lifecycle can be found here:

Version 5.5 or 6.1 customers with platforms no longer supported at the TSM 6.2 or higher level will need to migrate to a supported platform, or obtain a support extension. These platforms include:
  • 5.5 HP-UX PA-RISC server and client
  • 5.5 Linux Itanium server and client
  • 5.5 Netware client (also included in TSM 6.1)
Note: the Version 6.1 Windows Itanium and i5/OS (OS/400) API clients continue to be supported with TSM Version 6.2.

Other Version 6.1 TSM Family products that will continue to be supported beyond April 30, 2014 include:
  • TSM FastBack, FastBack Center, FastBack for Bare Machine Recovery, FastBack for Exchange, and FastBack for Workstations
  • TSM for Mail
  • TSM for System Backup and Recovery
Here is the link to 5.5 and 6.1 EOS information on many of the "TSM for xxx" products:

TSM for z/OS 5.5 products reached EOS on September 30, 2014. Here are the links to the EOS announcement letters:
End of support for the 6.1 TSM z/OS USS client has not been announced.

As you make your upgrade plans, please note that Version 6.2 will reach EOS for most products on April 30, 2015. Please see this technote for more information: http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21671647

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Tivoli Storage Manager

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