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TSM 6.3 and FCM 3.1 End of Support 30 April 2017

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Question

When will the IBM Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) 6.3 products and IBM Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager (FCM) 3.1 reach End of Support (EOS)?

Answer

April 30, 2017 has been announced as the End of Support date (EOS) for IBM Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) Version 6.3 products and for IBM Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager (FCM) Version 3.1. The announcement letter is available here: http://www.ibm.com/common/ssi/rep_ca/2/897/ENUS916-072/index.html

Note: The initial release of TSM 6.4 shipped the TSM server at the 6.3.3 server level. TSM 6.4 supports the TSM server at 6.3.3 and higher 6.3 server levels, until TSM 6.4 reaches EOS on September 30, 2017. See the TSM 6.4 End of Support document here: http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21998572

There will be no support extensions for TSM Version 6.3 products nor for FCM Version 3.1. To continue receiving support beyond April 30, 2017, upgrade to a current product release that has not yet reached end of support. We recommend upgrading to the IBM Spectrum Protect 7.1 or 8.1 products or IBM Spectrum Protect Snapshot 4.1 or 8.1, but most TSM 6.4 and 7.1 products and FCM 3.2 and 4.1 will also still be in support.

Clients are encouraged to upgrade to the latest release of the product. See Latest Downloads by Version.

Information regarding the eligibility of TSM and FCM product releases for support extensions is available here:
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21700380

Information regarding the IBM Software Support Lifecycle is available here:
http://www.ibm.com/software/support/lifecycle/

Related information

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Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Storage Management Tivoli Storage Manager Extended Edition
Storage Management IBM System Storage Archive Manager

Document information

More support for: Tivoli Storage Manager

Software version: 6.3

Operating system(s): Platform Independent

Reference #: 1982265

Modified date: 22 February 2017


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