Software support discontinuance: Select IBM Rational products

IBM United States Withdrawal Announcement 914-244
December 9, 2014

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Effective April 30, 2016, IBM® will withdraw support for the following programs licensed under the IBM International Program License Agreement.

Program number Program release name Version
5724-G39 IBM Rational® RequisitePro® 7.1.x
5724-V29 IBM Rational Lifecycle Package 8.0.x
5724-V30 IBM Rational Lifecycle Package with ClearCase® 8.0.x
5724-I70 IBM Rational Software Architect for WebSphere® Software 8.0.x

Note: The end of support for the Rational Lifecycle Package, Rational Lifecycle Package with ClearCase, and Rational Requisite Pro is only for those specific products. All other products contained within the Lifecycle Package, including Rational Method Composer, Rational ClearQuest®, and Rational ClearCase are unchanged with regard to support.

Customers who own Rational Lifecycle Package or Rational Lifecycle Package with ClearCase, will automatically be unbundled to the individual products upon the next support contract renewal.

Notes: There is an incentive for Rational Requisite Pro customers to trade up to Doors Next Generation. Contact your account manager for additional information.

IBM will not offer extended support for IBM Rational Software Architect for WebSphere Software, after the April 30, 2016, end of support date. Clients are encouraged to upgrade to the latest version of the products, referencing the upgrade instructions and IBM Support.

For replacement information, refer to Software Announcement 914-200, dated August 26, 2014.

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On or after that date, you can no longer obtain this program directly from IBM. You can obtain this program on an as-available basis through IBM Remarketers.

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Remote technical support is provided as defined by the International Passport Advantage® Agreement.

Refer to the Software Support website for product support information.

IBM, Rational, RequisitePro, ClearCase, WebSphere, ClearQuest and Passport Advantage are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

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