Services withdrawal: Declaration of plan to discontinue lease, rental, and maintenance services for selected machines

IBM Europe Withdrawal Announcement ZS17-0034
September 19, 2017


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(Corrected on March 29, 2018)

A link to replacement product information was added to the "Overview" section.



Overview

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Periodically, IBM® provides notice to customers of plans to terminate services for IBM machines under an IBM Agreement. At this time, we are providing notice that selected machine types, models, and features will be discontinued from maintenance services. IBM will send no further correspondence of this nature for these machine types, models, features, or RPQs.

After the effective date, IBM will no longer offer standard hardware maintenance service for the listed machine types. IBM will offer limited hardware maintenance service available without lapse in coverage for select machine types.

For a list of affected products and effective dates, refer to the Description section.

For a list of replacement products, see the Power Systems refresh guide. The guide can be downloaded here.



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Description

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IBM will withdraw from its maintenance agreements the IBM machine types and models for the products listed below, effective on the end of support (EOS) dates listed:

POWER 6

Class Machine Type Model Product Name EOS Date
Blade / Flex 7998 61X ECLIPZ Blade 31-Mar-19
High End / Enterprise 9119 FHA Power 595 31-Mar-19
High End / Enterprise 9125 F2A Power 575 31-Mar-19
Low End / Entry 8203 E4A Power 520 31-Mar-19
Low End / Entry 9407 M15 Power 520 Express 31-Mar-19
Midrange 8204 E8A Power 550 31-Mar-19
Midrange 8234 EMA Power 560 31-Mar-19
Midrange 9117 MMA Power 570 31-Mar-19
Midrange 9406 MMA i570 31-Mar-19
Midrange 9409 M50 Power 550 Express 31-Mar-19

POWER 7

Class Machine Type Model Product Name EOS Date
Accipter Chassis 7893 92X Power Chassis 30-Sep-19
Blade / Flex 8406 70Y PS700 Blade 30-Sep-19
Blade / Flex 8406 71Y PS701/702 Blade 30-Sep-19
High End / Enterprise 9125 F2C Power 775 30-Sep-19
High End / Enterprise 9179 MHB Power 780 30-Sep-19
High End / Enterprise 9179 MHC Power 780 IOC 30-Sep-19
Low End / Entry 8202 E4B Power 720 30-Sep-19
Low End / Entry 8202 E4C Power 720 IOC 30-Sep-19
Low End / Entry 8205 E6B Power 740 30-Sep-19
Low End / Entry 8205 E6C Power 740 IOC 30-Sep-19
Low End / Entry 8231 E1C Power 710 IOC 30-Sep-19
Low End / Entry 8231 E2B Power 710/730 30-Sep-19
Low End / Entry 8231 E2C Power 730 IOC 30-Sep-19
Midrange 8233 E8B Power 750 30-Sep-19
Midrange 9117 MMB Power 770 30-Sep-19
Midrange 9117 MMC Power 770 IOC 30-Sep-19
Power Linux 8246 L1C PowerLinux 7R1 30-Sep-19
Power Linux 8246 L1S PowerLinux 7R1 30-Sep-19
Power Linux 8246 L2C PowerLinux 7R2 30-Sep-19
Power Linux 8246 L2S PowerLinux 7R2 30-Sep-19

IBM will continue to provide hardware maintenance support services under the terms of existing agreements. Although IBM, in its discretion, may have periodically provided updates, patches or fixes to the hardware's machine code (e.g., microcode or firmware), as of January 1, 2018 IBM will no longer provide any such updates, patches or fixes (including those designed to address security).

Machines affected:

3592 C06
3956 CC8
3956 CS8
3956 CX7
3956 XS7

IBM will continue to provide hardware maintenance support services under the terms of existing agreements. Although IBM, in its discretion, may have periodically provided updates, patches or fixes to the hardware's machine code (e.g., microcode or firmware), as of January 1, 2019 IBM will no longer provide any such updates, patches or fixes (including those designed to address security).

Machines affected:

3588 F3B
  F3A
3592 J1A
3490 A10
  A20
  E01
  E11
3580 L33
  L23
  H3L
  H23
  H13
  L13
  L3E
  S4V
  S4E
  L43
  L4X
  S43
3581 L38
  L28
  F38
  L13
3582 L23
3570 B11
  B12
3573 F3H
  F3S
  L32
  L34
  L3H
  L3S
  S32
  S34
  L4S
  S4S
  F4S
  S42
  E42
  2UL
  S4H
  L4H
  S44
  E44
7205 311
7206 336
  220
7207 330
7212 103
  102
7214 1U2
7216 1U2
3572 S4R
  S4E
3590 A14
  A00
  A50
3953 F05
  L05



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Country Announcement date
Europe IOT
Aland Islands 19 Sep 2017
Albania 19 Sep 2017
Andorra 19 Sep 2017
Armenia 19 Sep 2017
Austria 19 Sep 2017
Azerbaijan 19 Sep 2017
Belarus 19 Sep 2017
Belgium 19 Sep 2017
Bosnia and Herzegovina 19 Sep 2017
Bouvet Island 19 Sep 2017
British Indian Ocean Territory 19 Sep 2017
Bulgaria 19 Sep 2017
Comoros 19 Sep 2017
Croatia 19 Sep 2017
Cyprus 19 Sep 2017
Czech Republic 19 Sep 2017
Denmark 19 Sep 2017
Estonia 19 Sep 2017
Falkland Islands (Malvinas) 19 Sep 2017
Faroe Islands 19 Sep 2017
Finland 19 Sep 2017
France 19 Sep 2017
French Guiana 19 Sep 2017
French Polynesia 19 Sep 2017
French Southern Territories 19 Sep 2017
Georgia 19 Sep 2017
Germany 19 Sep 2017
Gibraltar 19 Sep 2017
Greece 19 Sep 2017
Greenland 19 Sep 2017
Guadeloupe 19 Sep 2017
Guernsey 19 Sep 2017
Holy See (Vatican City State) 19 Sep 2017
Hungary 19 Sep 2017
Iceland 19 Sep 2017
Ireland 19 Sep 2017
Isle of Man 19 Sep 2017
Israel 19 Sep 2017
Italy 19 Sep 2017
Jersey 19 Sep 2017
Kazakhstan 19 Sep 2017
Kyrgyzstan 19 Sep 2017
Latvia 19 Sep 2017
Liechtenstein 19 Sep 2017
Lithuania 19 Sep 2017
Luxembourg 19 Sep 2017
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 19 Sep 2017
Malta 19 Sep 2017
Martinique 19 Sep 2017
Mayotte 19 Sep 2017
Republic of Moldova 19 Sep 2017
Monaco 19 Sep 2017
Montenegro 19 Sep 2017
Netherlands 19 Sep 2017
New Caledonia 19 Sep 2017
Norway 19 Sep 2017
Pitcairn 19 Sep 2017
Poland 19 Sep 2017
Portugal 19 Sep 2017
Reunion 19 Sep 2017
Romania 19 Sep 2017
Russian Federation 19 Sep 2017
Saint Barthelemy 19 Sep 2017
Saint Helena Ascension and Tristan da Cunha 19 Sep 2017
Saint Martin (French Part) 19 Sep 2017
Saint Pierre and Miquelon 19 Sep 2017
San Marino 19 Sep 2017
Serbia 19 Sep 2017
Slovakia 19 Sep 2017
Slovenia 19 Sep 2017
South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands 19 Sep 2017
Spain 19 Sep 2017
Svalbard and Jan Mayen 19 Sep 2017
Sweden 19 Sep 2017
Switzerland 19 Sep 2017
Tajikistan 19 Sep 2017
Turkmenistan 19 Sep 2017
Ukraine 19 Sep 2017
United Kingdom 19 Sep 2017
Uzbekistan 19 Sep 2017
Vanuatu 19 Sep 2017
Wallis and Futuna 19 Sep 2017
Middle East and Africa IOT
Afghanistan 19 Sep 2017
Algeria 19 Sep 2017
Angola 19 Sep 2017
Bahrain 19 Sep 2017
Benin 19 Sep 2017
Botswana 19 Sep 2017
Burkina Faso 19 Sep 2017
Burundi 19 Sep 2017
Cameroon 19 Sep 2017
Cape Verde 19 Sep 2017
Central African Republic 19 Sep 2017
Chad 19 Sep 2017
Congo 19 Sep 2017
The Democratic Republic of the Congo 19 Sep 2017
Cote d'Ivoire 19 Sep 2017
Djibouti 19 Sep 2017
Egypt 19 Sep 2017
Equatorial Guinea 19 Sep 2017
Eritrea 19 Sep 2017
Ethiopia 19 Sep 2017
Gabon 19 Sep 2017
Gambia 19 Sep 2017
Ghana 19 Sep 2017
Guinea 19 Sep 2017
Guinea-Bissau 19 Sep 2017
Iraq 19 Sep 2017
Jordan 19 Sep 2017
Kenya 19 Sep 2017
Kuwait 19 Sep 2017
Lebanon 19 Sep 2017
Lesotho 19 Sep 2017
Liberia 19 Sep 2017
Libya 19 Sep 2017
Madagascar 19 Sep 2017
Malawi 19 Sep 2017
Mali 19 Sep 2017
Mauritania 19 Sep 2017
Mauritius 19 Sep 2017
Morocco 19 Sep 2017
Mozambique 19 Sep 2017
Namibia 19 Sep 2017
Niger 19 Sep 2017
Nigeria 19 Sep 2017
Oman 19 Sep 2017
Pakistan 19 Sep 2017
State of Palestine 19 Sep 2017
Qatar 19 Sep 2017
Rwanda 19 Sep 2017
Sao Tome and Principe 19 Sep 2017
Saudi Arabia 19 Sep 2017
Senegal 19 Sep 2017
Seychelles 19 Sep 2017
Sierra Leone 19 Sep 2017
Somalia 19 Sep 2017
South Africa 19 Sep 2017
South Sudan 19 Sep 2017
Swaziland 19 Sep 2017
United Republic of Tanzania 19 Sep 2017
Togo 19 Sep 2017
Tunisia 19 Sep 2017
Turkey 19 Sep 2017
Uganda 19 Sep 2017
United Arab Emirates 19 Sep 2017
Western Sahara 19 Sep 2017
Yemen 19 Sep 2017
Zambia 19 Sep 2017
Zimbabwe 19 Sep 2017
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