Software lifecycle

Tivoli Asset Discovery for Distributed 7.5.x

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Tivoli Asset Discovery for Distributed

License type

Lifecycle dates, announcement letters and other information

06-Jan-2012, 211-329
07-Aug-2014, 914-056
30-Apr-2017, 915-142
Lifecycle policy


Tivoli Asset Discovery for Distributed v7.5 product is approved by IBM to be used in place of IBM License Metric Tool to comply with reporting requirements mandated by the IBM Capacity Licensing T&Cs. These same T&Cs do require clients to adopt latest available products and versions/releases. IBM BigFix Inventory (formerly known as IBM Endpoint Manager for Software Use Analysis) is now the latest official product that can be used in place of IBM License Metric Tool. Clients that are required to comply with the IBM Capacity Licensing T&Cs will not be granted with support extensions and therefore need to Trade-Up their entitlements to IBM BigFix Inventory and use this product.

Last updated: 22-Oct-2015.

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End of Support (EOS)
The last date on which IBM will deliver standard support services for a given version/release of a product.
End of Marketing (EOM)
The effective date on which a part number ceases to be included as active and can no longer be ordered in standard price lists.

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