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For information on supported releases and subsequent upgrades to newer releases, see IBM i Release support.


  Release life cycle
Release Announce date*  GA date* Announce
End of Marketing date*
Effective
End of Marketing date*
End of Program Support* Program Support Extension Available*
Rel 1 06/21/1988 08/26/1988        
V2R1 04/22/1991 05/24/1991   03/12/1993 06/30/1994  
V2R1.1 04/22/1991 03/06/1992   03/12/1993 06/30/1994  
V2R2 02/18/1992 09/18/1992   09/06/1994 03/31/1995  
V2R3 02/16/1993 12/17/1993   12/29/1995 05/31/1996  
R7.5 SSP 02/20/1996 03/08/1996 02/09/1999 02/25/2000 05/31/2000  
V3R0.5 05/03/1994 06/03/1994 02/11/1997 05/16/1997 05/31/1997  
V3R1 05/03/1994 11/25/1994 02/11/1997 05/16/1997 10/31/1998  
V3R2 06/04/1996 06/21/1996 02/10/1998 02/25/2000 05/31/2000  
V3R6 06/21/1995 12/22/1995 08/19/1997 11/21/1997 10/31/1998  
V3R7 09/03/1996 11/08/1996 09/01/1998 12/01/1998 06/30/1999  
V4R1 08/19/1997 08/29/1997 02/09/1999 02/25/2000 05/31/2000  
V4R2 02/10/1998 02/27/1998 02/09/1999 02/25/2000 05/31/2000 01/31/2001
V4R3 09/01/1998 09/11/1998 02/15/2000 12/29/2000 01/31/2001  
V4R4 02/09/1999 05/21/1999 02/13/2001 05/31/2001 05/31/2001 11/30/2001
V4R5 05/22/2000 07/28/2000 02/12/2002 07/02/2002 07/31/2002 12/31/2002
V5R1 04/23/2001 05/25/2001 07/29/2003 11/21/2003 09/30/2005  
V5R2 06/04/2002 08/30/2002 02/08/2005 10/01/2005 04/30/2007  
V5R3 05/04/2004 06/11/2004 02/06/2007 01/04/2008 04/30/2009 04/30/2013
V5R4
(5.4.x)
01/31/2006 02/14/2006 01/27/2009 05/27/2011 09/30/2013
Note 2
09/30/2017
6.1.x 01/29/2008 03/21/2008 09/09/2014 12/09/2014 09/30/2015
Note 2
09/30/2018
Note 3
7.1 04/13/2010 04/23/2010 04/11/2017 09/30/2017 04/30/2018 04/30/2021
Note 3
7.2 04/28/2014 05/02/2014     Note 1  
7.3 04/12/2016 04/15/2016     Note 1  

* All dates are shown in MM/DD/YYYY format.

Note 1: End of program support date will be announced with at least 12 months notice prior to the effective termination date.

Note 2: For 6.1, includes both Machine Code Level V6R1M0 and V6R1M1.

Note 3: IBM Service Extension Offering for IBM i 6.1 and 7.1 (33KB) is available for customers.




Additional resources

Document information

More support for: IBM i

Software version: Version Independent

Operating system(s): Platform Independent

Reference #: N1022027

Modified date: 10 January 2018


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