IBM Announcement Summary - September 12, 2017

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Hardware Announcements

 

IBM Power Systems Elastic CoD features available for ordering through Entitled Systems Support website, enabling processor and memory ordering in minutes and provisioning in seconds (for US only)

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Overview

New Elastic Capacity on Demand (ECoD) features are available for ordering through the IBM Entitled Systems Support website in the United States.

With ECoD and the new Entitled Systems Support website implementation, you will be able to purchase ECoD processor and memory days through the web that temporarily activate processors and memory in full-day increments. With this new implementation, you can add temporary capacity (processors and memory) whenever needed in a manner of minutes without any intervention with IBM.

You will be able to purchase ECoD processor and memory days through the web and then apply them to any IBM POWER8® -based, capacity on demand-enabled server that is within your own enterprise. In addition, with this new implementation, you will be able to purchase a pool of ECoD capacity and share the capacity across all the POWER8 -based, COD-enabled systems within your enterprise. After ECoD processor or memory days are purchased through the Entitled Systems Support website, you can begin ordering and downloading ECoD activation codes from the same site.

These new ECoD features, used in conjunction with the Entitled Systems Support website implementation, offer the following benefits:

  • A friendly way to order ECoD processor and memory days through the web and get billed at the end of the quarter
  • The ability to order in bulk under one order and allocate the processors and memory to multiple systems in the same country
  • No requirements for the sales rep registration form
  • No need to report usage monthly
  • The ability to order in minutes and provision in seconds.

With this new ECoD/Entitled Systems Support website implementation capability, system administrators can download ECoD activation codes, directly from the web, for a specific number of processor or gigabyte memory days and enter that activation code directly into an interface at the Hardware Management Console (HMC) to support the activation of resources. A monitor that resides on the server logs the usage activity and notifies you when you are running low on ECoD processor and memory days, at which time you can purchase additional ECoD processor and memory days. Before using temporary capacity on your server, install the required firmware service pack.

This new digital channel offering represents a major step in IBM's strategy to make it easier for you to acquire capacity when you need it and only pay for capacity when you use it. You will be able to efficiently discover and purchase ECoD features to meet your needs.

For additional support on how to administer these new features, see the My Entitled Systems Support website. At that website, you can also view, download, email, and generate new feature on demand codes.

Key prerequisites

The machine type/models must have the latest service pack release installed. See the Software requirements section for details.

Planned availability date

September 15, 2017


 

IBM Emperor II offers a secure, scalable data foundation

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At a glance

The IBM Emperor II extends IBM LinuxONE™ high-end data-serving leadership with:

  • Unmatched performance and vertical scale

    The Emperor II delivers the performance and scale needed to address today's business demands, with 20% more cores, 2.2 times more memory, and 25% more FCP I/O throughput as compared to the inaugural IBM Emperor. It provides a platform that can manage your data as a real-time single source of truth, and one that can respond to business needs with uninterrupted growth and speed while providing a richer user experience. The Emperor II offers:

    • Industry-leading Java performance, up to 50% faster than on x86 alternatives
    • Vertical scale to 170 cores with the equivalent capacity to consolidate hundreds of x86 data-serving cores
    • Simplification to make the most of your Linux™ skill base and improve time to value
    • Single Instruction, Multiple Data (SIMD) enhancements to accelerate analytic workloads and decimal computations critical to financial applications
    • Pause-less garbage collection to enable vertical scaling of Java workloads while maintaining predictable response times
  • Efficient and powerful security

    With Emperor II you can protect your valued data, whether in flight or at rest, with low overhead, without changing your applications and with minimal impact to service level agreements (SLAs). It features:

    • Encryption for your data at rest, with no changes to your applications, and with better performance than x86 alternatives
    • Protected key CPACF support where encryption keys are cryptographically protected to help secure your encryption key on disk and in memory, mitigating risk of compromise
    • Industry-leading secure Java performance delivering TLS transactions 2 to 3 times faster than on typical x86 alternatives
    • Protection of data in flight over the network with full end-to-end network security
    • IBM's intention to expand the use of its industry-exclusive IBM Secure Service Container framework to enable the development of container-based applications with industry-leading orchestration enabling users to seamlessly integrate their LinuxONE with their enterprise-wide DevOps container strategy
  • Foundational capabilities for data serving and next-generation apps

    With Emperor II you have the flexibility to modernize your data and transactional systems and take advantage of the ever-growing open source movement. You can:

    • Add performance, scale, and security without trade-offs to new DB2® and open source database as a service (DBaaS) deployments
    • Develop new Blockchain applications based on the proven IBM Blockchain Platform
    • Consolidate databases for software license and operational savings
    • Support data-in-memory applications and new workloads using 32 TB of memory
    • Take advantage of very fast I/O capable of over 190K 8K read IOPs per FCP link or 380 8K read IOPs per FCP card

Overview

The new IBM Emperor II is a highly engineered system designed to thoroughly protect data, the new business currency, with speed and agility at scale.

The world is in the middle of a transformation which is having a profound effect on us as individuals, on how businesses are run, and on how business is transacted. In this ever-more-digital world, the new currency is data and the insights that data can provide. It is a world that requires ultimate trust in the data that businesses collect, create, and store.

As a natural evolution of the digital transformation, the complexity of the data value chain has also expanded. The expectations of consumers, suppliers, and business partners have grown. They demand security, transparency, and greater value in every interaction and transaction as this new currency is exchanged. Securing data from both internal and external threats is of utmost importance, yet only a portion of data is adequately protected today. Failure to secure such data has both financial and reputational consequences.

Digital experiences are no longer hosted entirely on premises through data centers but are delivered in combination with hybrid clouds. This is by design as businesses must be open and connected to drive innovation at speed. They must accelerate development and delivery of secure, scalable services to address new opportunities and challenges before a competitor steals the advantage.

IBM Emperor II is designed to provide highly securable data for businesses looking to thrive in a data-centric economy.

Key prerequisites

Refer to the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections of this announcement.

Planned availability date

  • September 13, 2017
    • Features and functions for the IBM Emperor II
    • IBM Emperor II Models LM1, LM2, LM3, LM4, and LM5
    • Field installed features and conversions on IBM Emperor II that are delivered solely through a modification to the machine's Licensed Internal Code (LIC)
    • TKE 9.0 LIC (#0879) on Emperor II, Emperor, and Rockhopper
    • HMC (#0082) on Emperor II, Emperor, and Rockhopper
    • HMC Rack Mount (#0083) on Emperor II, Emperor, and Rockhopper
    • TKE Rack Mount w/4768 (#0085) on Emperor II, Emperor, and Rockhopper
    • TKE w/4768 (#0086) on Emperor II, Emperor, and Rockhopper
  • December 15, 2017
    • z/VM® guest exploitation support for the Instruction Execution Protection Facility
    • z/VM guest exploitation support for pause-less garbage collection
    • z/VM support for encrypted paging
  • December 31, 2017
    • MES features for IBM Emperor II Models LM1, LM2, LM3, LM4, and LM5
    • MES upgrades for IBM Emperor II LMX models to IBM z14 M0X models
    • IBM HMC Mobile for Z and LinuxONE

Software Announcements


IBM Data Science Experience Local V1.1 turns data into business insights

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At a glance

IBM Data Science Experience Local V1.1 provides end-to-end management of the machine learning workflow through a suite of tools and capabilities that enables data scientists to accelerate their productivity and keeps models deployed across the enterprise current. Data Science Experience Local is available on premises and offers the following benefits:

  • Integrates the most popular open source data science tools (for example, Jupyter Notebooks, Spark, RStudio, and more) in a single location and enables access to common data and framework, eliminating the problem of siloed tools.
  • Scales data scientist productivity through collaboration, enabling data scientists to tap into the expertise of their peers and to collaborate over specific multiple projects.
  • Offers optimization capabilities by embedding optimization engines such as IBM CPaLEX and IBM CP Optimizer with Python API as a modeling interface. For solving, a model limitation is applied for 1,000 variables and 1,000 constraints of model size, but an incremental purchase of unlimited solving engines removes limitations.
  • Allows data scientists to develop models with a wide range of algorithms that can be trained and improved with machine learning services. Models can be rapidly deployed to production and continuously monitored by data scientists in a single model management dashboard.

Overview

Interest in and adoption of data science and machine learning is booming with a profusion of new tools, new algorithms, new libraries, and new data sets such as Twitter and more. Data-driven companies such as Uber and Airbnb have shown the rest of the world the impact world-class data science can have on business results.

The challenge companies have to extract business insights from their data is exacerbated by a continued shortage of skilled data scientists. That skills limitation, coupled with the fact that many existing tools are siloed, requiring different skill sets, has made it increasingly difficult for companies to derive valuable insights that could drive decision-making and business results.

Data Science Experience Local is designed by data scientists to increase their productivity. It solves many of the current challenges, enabling companies to quickly ramp up the impact of data science to get more out of their data from existing resources. Cross-functional teams can now collaborate on the same machine learning project, and the resulting models can be easily deployed, evaluated, and monitored over time.

Data Science Experience Local enables companies to drive business results with insights from their data, while keeping the data secure. Data Science Experience Local offers the following key capabilities:

  • Provide a dashboard for administrators to monitor services. Administrators do not need to be familiar with Kubernetes and Docker technologies because the dashboard provides an overall view of cluster and service health and hides the complexities of the underlying deployments. Administrators can easily view resource consumption and the health and performance of each service. Administrators can also run utilities to automatically troubleshoot the cluster and collect logs. The dashboard features include:
    • View of global resource consumption of CPU, memory, and storage
    • Ability to drill down to individual services
    • Ability to view currently running services and historical consumption statistics
    • View of current and past alerts and access to service logs
  • Provide a convenient user management system to securely manage user access. Administrators can integrate existing LDAP systems or use built-in authentication methods.
  • Provide high availability, load balancing, and fail-over for added security and stability.
  • Gain access to ready-to-use, preintegrated, and managed popular open source tools such as Jupyter Notebooks, RStudio, and Spark in a single location. Data scientists no longer have to expend valuable resources to manage the many versions of open source tools.
  • Provide access to common data through shared object storage.
  • Collaborate on shared workspaces (projects), enabling new data scientists to improve their data science skills and their knowledge of proprietary company data by sharing with and learning from more experienced data scientists.
  • Offer an environment where data scientists can improve their skills by tapping into content such as reference notebooks, tutorials, sample data, and more.
  • Provide optimization capabilities by integrating CPLEX® and CP Optimization engines to solve mathematical programming, constraint programming, and constraint-based scheduling programs. For example, users are able to formulate their optimization models in Python and solve those Python models with either of the two engines. For solving, a model limitation is applied for 1,000 variables and 1,000 constraints of model size, but an incremental purchase of unlimited solving engines removes limitations.
  • Provide the ability to connect to existing remote Spark through Livy REST APIs.
  • Provide complete end-to-end management of the machine learning workflow. From model creation and training to deployment and continuous model performance monitoring, DSX Local provides an integrated environment that enables rapid model deployment for a fast path to insights-driven decision-making.

With Data Science Experience Local, companies can accelerate the expertise and productivity of their data science teams, shortening their transition to data-driven enterprises.

Key prerequisites

Data Science Experience Local can be deployed in three or nine physical or virtual server configurations on a variety of Linux operating systems. For details, see the Software requirements and Hardware requirements sections.

Planned availability date

September 12, 2017


IBM Predictive Customer Intelligence V1.1.2 delivers real-time recommendations at scale across all customer touch points

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At a glance

IBM Predictive Customer Intelligence V1.1.2 enhancements:

  • Integration with IBM Universal Behavior Exchange (UBX) enables Predictive Customer Intelligence to ingest data from UBX-enabled offerings and export audience segments for rapid time to value.
  • Expanded support for big data enables Predictive Customer Intelligence to perform advanced analytics on a wider array of big data sources, including Apache Hadoop and Apache Spark.

Overview

Predictive Customer Intelligence V1.1.2 enables organizations to leverage the power of advanced analytics to help retain, acquire, and grow their customer base. Predictive Customer Intelligence enables organizations to create comprehensive customer profiles, identify the most appropriate offers and actions in context, increase the lifetime customer value to the organization, and improve customer satisfaction and retention.

Integration with Universal Behavior Exchange (UBX) enables Predictive Customer Intelligence to import data from UBX-enabled offerings and export audience segments for rapid time to value. Predictive Customer Intelligence integrates with UBX through the UBX toolkit. How organizations can leverage this integration:

  • Import data from other offerings enabled for UBX into Predictive Customer Intelligence to rapidly build comprehensive customer profiles. Through the UBX integration, Predictive Customer Intelligence can import web behaviors, email responses, and so on, to quickly capture customer behavior and enhance customer profiles. This enhanced view of customer behavior enables organizations to improve the accuracy of analytics and to individualize responses based on customer profile data.
  • Publish targeted audiences to UBX for analytically driven marketing. Offerings enabled for UBX can import these audience segments for rapid action on insights from Predictive Customer Intelligence analytics and immediately take advantage of marketing opportunities.

Expanded support for big data enables Predictive Customer Intelligence to perform advanced analytics on a wider array of data sources in order to gain deeper insight into customers' behavior.

  • Predictive Customer Intelligence can import data from a wider array of sources that can be used for analytics, including big data sources such as Hortonworks.
  • Improved integration with open source technologies, such as R or Python on Spark, enables organizations to extend the range of analytics.

To take advantage of the integration with UBX, organizations must have appropriate entitlement to UBX-enabled offerings and Predictive Customer Intelligence. Most Watson™ Marketing offerings and many Watson Customer Engagement offerings are enabled for UBX.

To learn more about Predictive Customer Intelligence, see IBM Marketplace.

Key prerequisites

For details about technical requirements, see Predictive Customer Intelligence in IBM Knowledge Center. The Installation Guide contains system requirements information.

Documentation for Predictive Customer Intelligence will be available on the electronic availability date.

Software Product Compatibility Reports website is also a good resource for system requirements information. Select Detailed system requirements to search for a product name and version.

Planned availability date

September 12, 2017: Electronic download

Refer to the Availability of national languages section for national language availability.


Preview: IBM Domino® Community Server for Non-Production intends to meet the high-impact challenges of application testing in non-production environments

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Overview

IBM Domino Community Server for Non-Production will be a nonwarranted license option that enables your organization to test applications in a non-production environment. This offering will provide students, developers, and vendors with the capability to test their custom IBM Domino applications.

IBM Domino software and its various client software access options deliver a reliable, security-rich messaging and collaboration environment that helps companies enhance the productivity of their employees, streamline business processes, and improve overall business responsiveness. As an advanced platform for hosting social business applications, IBM Domino offers scalable, security-rich applications at a low cost, helping your organization to improve productivity, accelerate operations, and enhance decision-making.

IBM Domino provides:

  • Low cost of ownership. Minimizing administration needs through automated installations, policies, and monitoring helps staff to focus on higher-value tasks.
  • Minimized infrastructure. Costs can be reduced by using less power, memory, data storage, network bandwidth, and servers.
  • Rich application environment. Supporting workflow-driven and people-oriented applications help a wide variety of business operations deliver enhanced results.
  • Security-rich. Strong security features help protect your critical business assets. You can control information access, protect sensitive information, and further maintain document authenticity.
  • High availability. Enhanced features include advanced clustering, replication, server fault recovery, and automated diagnostic tools.

Domino Community Server for Non-Production will be available on the IBM developerWorks® website. When installing the Domino Community Server for Non-Production, the Utility installation must be selected. This will enable the Domino server to run non-production applications, while excluding use for any personal mailboxes.

Domino Community Server for Non-Production will be available in English only.

Planned availability date

September 12, 2017


Weather Company Operations Dashboard for Retail delivers localized, interactive, and responsive access to weather and traffic services to tablets and mobile phones to improve operational efficiency for retailers and consumer packaged goods companies

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At a glance

From distribution centers and drivers, to store managers themselves, Weather Company Operations Dashboard for Retail delivers quick, intuitive, and customizable intelligence to help provide greater operational efficiency and performance improvement. Weather Company Operations Dashboard for Retail is available from The Weather Company® as an Apple iOS app and is designed to provide logistical support to enable retailers and consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies to protect their people and assets, increase their situational awareness, and capitalize on weather-driven product demand, drive operational efficiency, and improve their bottom lines.

The following examples illustrate how companies can benefit from integrating this unique data into their businesses:

  • Store Managers: Manage your day ahead of time by gaining situational awareness of the traffic and weather conditions surrounding the store locations; adjust staffing, schedules, and key tasks to ensure optimal stocking and product placement for anticipated customer demand; get ahead of weather-driven safety and maintenance issues in the store.
  • Freight and logistics: Optimize routing decisions to avoid congested routes and hazardous weather.
  • Distribution centers: Stay ahead of delivery delays by monitoring both traffic and weather impacts along key routes in to and out of your center.
  • Drivers: Plan for your route ahead of time by viewing traffic, incidents, and both current and forecast weather conditions; seek alternate routes when available to reduce the risk of either delay or accident.

The Weather Company offerings, including Weather Company Data Packages for Salesforce - History on Demand enable:

  • Business empowerment to help you make better decisions across industries and platforms.
  • Confidence based on a proven track record of extremely accurate weather forecasts.
  • Access to weather data feeds in order to inject a wealth of weather-based insights into your business processes and help you to optimize operations, reduce cost, improve safety, and uncover new revenue opportunities.

Overview

With forecasts for over 2.2 billion points on earth, more than 200,000 local weather stations, and live traffic data for over 50 countries, Weather Company Operations Dashboard for Retail brings the relevant decision support information to the mobile phones and tablets of decision makers on the go in the retail and consumer packaged goods (CPG) industries.

Weather Company Operations Dashboard for Retail

Weather Company Operations Dashboard for Retail combines weather, alerting, and traffic and is now part of the growing portfolio of business-driven iOS applications offered by The Weather Company. As an app, the speed, user experience, and depth of information provide unique insights directly to a mobile device (phone or tablet).

Weather delays and traffic congestion impact most people on the planet. It is estimated that the average person spends at least 50 hours per year in traffic related delays, with over $250B (USD) of the annual global economy wasted in these delays. While weather is perhaps the largest external swing factor in business performance across nearly all industries, traffic also has a direct impact on most of these. Real-time traffic services, when combined with weather, deliver greater insights to the retail industry that help optimize retail performance, improve safety, and mitigate costs.

The Weather Company Operations Dashboard for Retail app is a cloud-hosted service. It is built on the same infrastructure that drives The Weather Channel® app, which is one of the ten most visited applications in the world. This backbone handles over 15 billion requests per day and continues to grow. It is uniquely suited to power the mission-critical needs of the retail user.

Organizations that have the Weather Company Operations Dashboard for Retail app are responsible for determining whether the use of the content is permissible in the countries in which they operate or plan to use the content.

Weather Company Data for Salesforce - History on Demand

Weather Company Data for Salesforce - History on Demand helps incorporate historical weather data into your Salesforce experience. The service, which is accessible through a web API, provides historical weather information that can be viewed and stored as part of a Salesforce customer record. This offers the ability to extrapolate relationships and identify correlations between historical weather, and past business and operational results.

The insight provided by Weather Company Data for Salesforce - History on Demand data can help you improve future business outcomes by factoring historical weather impacts and information into your upcoming plans, decisions, and touch points with your customers, all visible and managed within your Salesforce environment. Historical weather provides a consistent data set of the most important and commonly used weather parameters, including worldwide and hourly historical weather data points for surface temperature, wind speed, atmospheric pressure, and more.

Key prerequisites

Weather Company Operations Dashboard for Retail requires an internet connection and the current version of iOS.

Weather Company Data for Salesforce - History on Demand requires an internet connection. A browser may also be useful for testing and interacting with APIs in the Weather Company Data for Salesforce.

Planned availability date

September 12, 2017


IBM Enterprise Content Management delivers new Federal data center and archival storage features for the ECM Software Services-based offerings

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At a glance

IBM Enterprise Content Management (ECM) includes:

  • New Federal data center features for all ECM Cloud Services based offerings provide a highly secured US Federal environment.
  • IBM Cloud Object Storage is now available as a second tier of storage for IBM Content Manager OnDemand on Cloud.

Overview

ECM delivers:

  • Federal data center features

    This add-on service, which is available to US government clients, state and local, and financial institutions, delivers clients' selected Cloud Service configuration to be implemented as a virtual, private environment infrastructure wholly contained in a Federal data center.

    Supported ECM Cloud Services offerings include:

    • IBM Case Manager on Cloud
    • IBM Content Foundation on Cloud
    • IBM Datacap on Cloud
    • IBM Content Manager OnDemand on Cloud
    • IBM Content Manager Enterprise Edition on Cloud
  • Cloud object storage

    IBM Content Manager OnDemand on Cloud now offers secure and highly scalable IBM Cloud Object Storage which can be used as archival storage for storing content that is infrequently accessed. This storage can be used in addition to transactional storage configured for IBM Content Manager OnDemand on Cloud. Cloud object storage can help clients manage the exponential growth of their unstructured data economically.

Key prerequisites

Users need a web browser with an internet connection to interact with:

  • Case Manager on Cloud
  • Content Foundation on Cloud
  • Content Manager OnDemand on Cloud
  • Datacap on Cloud
  • Content Manager Enterprise Edition on Cloud

These products use Content Navigator to provide web and mobile access. For a list of web browsers that are supported see Software Product Compatibility Reports and search for Content Navigator.

Planned availability date

September 15, 2017


IBM Partner Engagement Manager adds new, optional services, orderable through IBM Passport Advantage, to speed time to value

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At a glance

IBM Partner Engagement Manager is a cloud service solution for trading partner onboarding and management. The collaborative, multichannel infrastructure facilitates more efficient onboarding and more effective partner engagements. Benefits:

  • Optimize the onboarding process: Centrally manage contact and certificate data to eliminate manual, repetitive tasks.
  • Accelerate time to revenue: Self-service platform reduces onboarding time across applications.
  • Flexible deployment options: Choose from private, public, and local cloud options.

The new services, Partner Engagement Manager Setup Service, Partner Engagement Manager Activity Development Service, and Partner Engagement Manager Campaign Service, are designed to help organizations to grow their business value by producing a faster time to revenue.

Overview

Partner Engagement Manager is a cloud services solution for trading partner onboarding and management. It features a self-help interface for activity creation, execution, and monitoring of partner activities. It also offers businesses the ability to create and assign partner attributes to help organize and segment their partner base. Businesses can establish workflows to engage partners in distributed activities by creating activities, using a simple workflow creation tool. The collaborative, multichannel cloud infrastructure facilitates more efficient onboarding and more effective partner engagements, providing faster time to value.

To help organizations rapidly deploy and begin using this solution to its fullest, Partner Engagement Manager is adding new services. Capabilities:

  • Partner Engagement Manager Setup Service. Assists organizations with solution setup and configuration.
  • Partner Engagement Manager Activity Development Service. Develop new workflows and modify existing workflows, also called activities, for the solution.
  • Partner Engagement Manager Campaign Service. Provides resources to assist partners with organizing, managing, and monitoring activities, and also assists with follow up on activity completion.

Key prerequisites

Partner Engagement Manager, a cloud service offering, requires an internet connection and supported browser. For more details about system requirements, see the Technical Information section.

An active subscription to Partner Engagement Manager is a prerequisite for purchase of service offerings.

Planned availability date

September 12, 2017

Withdrawal Announcements


Software withdrawal and support discontinuance: IBM® Cognitive Solutions, IBM Hybrid Cloud & Managed Services, IBM Watson™ & Cloud Platform, IBM Industry Platforms, and IBM Z select products and part numbers - Some replacements available

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Overview

Effective on the dates shown, IBM will withdraw support for the following program's Version/Release licensed under the IBM International Program License Agreement:

  • VRM (V3.2.1)
  • Note: V= All means all versions
  • Note: V#.x means all releases of the version # listed
  • Note: V#.#.x means all mods of the version release # listed

For Advanced Administration System (AAS)

Cognitive Solutions

Program numberProgram release nameVRMWithdrawal from support date
5608-A99 IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager 2.5.x September 30, 2018

Hybrid Cloud & Managed Services products

Program numberProgram release nameVRMWithdrawal from support date
5765-CS2 IBM WebSphere® DataPower® Integration Appliances XI52 and XB62 7.1.x, 7.2.x September 30, 2018 (See Note Supp-DP below)
5765-DP6 IBM WebSphere DataPower Service Gateway XG45 7.1.x, 7.2.x September 30, 2018 (See Note Supp-DP below)

Note Supp-DP: After the withdrawal from support date, the V7.1.x will no longer be supported.

For Passport Advantage® (PPA) On-premise products

IBM Cognitive Solutions products

Program numberProgram release nameVRMWithdrawal from support date
5724-R38 IBM Guardium® Data Encryption (See Note 5724-R38 below) 2.x.x September 30, 2018
5724-T60 IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager 2.5.0 September 30, 2018
5724-V74 IBM Rational® Rhapsody® 8.0.x September 30, 2018
5724-W00 IBM Security Identity and Access Manager 2.0.0 September 30, 2018
5724-X70 IBM Rational Rhapsody 8.0.x September 30, 2018
5724-X91 IBM Security Identity and Access Assurance 2.0.0 September 30, 2018
5725-F25 IBM TRIRIGA® Portfolio Data Manager 10.3.x September 30, 2018
5725-F45 IBM TRIRIGA CAD Integrator/Publisher 12.0.x September 30, 2018
5725-G23 IBM i2® Enterprise Insight Analysis 1.0.11, 2.0.x September 30, 2018
5725-I05 IBM Rational Lifecycle Integration Adapters Standard Edition 1.0.x December 8, 2017
5725-I05 IBM Rational Lifecycle Integration Adapters Standard Edition 1.1.x December 8, 2017
5725-K39 IBM Predictive Maintenance and Quality 1.0.0 September 30, 2019
5725-Q40 IBM Security QRadar® Incident Forensics Appliance XX28 All December 31, 2021 (See Note QRadar below)
5725-Q59 IBM Security QRadar Core Appliance XX05 G2 All December 31, 2021 (See Note QRadar below)
5725-Q60 IBM Security QRadar Core Appliance XX28 G2 All December 31, 2021 (See Note QRadar below)
5725-Q61 IBM Security QRadar Core Appliance 21XX G2 All December 31, 2021 (See Note QRadar below)
5725-Q62 IBM Security QRadar QFlow Collector 1201 G2 All December 31, 2021 (See Note QRadar below)
5725-Q63 IBM Security QRadar QFlow Collector 1301 G2 All December 31, 2021 (See Note QRadar below)
5725-Q64 IBM Security QRadar QFlow Collector 1301-SR G2 All December 31, 2021 (See Note QRadar below)
5725-Q65 IBM Security QRadar QFlow Collector 1301-LR G2 All December 31, 2021 (See Note QRadar below)
5725-Q66 IBM Security QRadar Event Collector 1501 G2 All December 31, 2021 (See Note QRadar below)
5725-Q92 IBM Security QRadar QFlow Collector 1202 G2 All December 31, 2021 (See Note QRadar below)
5725-T11 IBM Security Access Manager for DataPower Appliances 8.0.x September 30, 2018
5725-T12 IBM Security Access Manager for DataPower Virtual Edition 8.0.x September 30, 2018
5725-T23 IBM Security QRadar Event Collector 1501 G2 FF All December 31, 2021 (See Note QRadar below)
5725-V12 Arxan Cryptographic Key Protection Add-On for IBM Solutions 7.0.x September 30, 2018
5725-V13 IBM Elite Support for Arxan Cryptographic Key Protection Add-On for IBM Solutions 7.0.x September 30, 2018
5725-V96 IBM Security QRadar Packet Capture Data Node Core Appliance XX28 All December 31, 2021 (See Note QRadar below)
5737-D14 TeamViewer Remote Support for IBM MaaS360® N/A See note 5737-D14 below

Note 5724-R38: Formerly known as "IBM Security Guardium Data Encryption" and "InfoSphere Guardium Data Encryption".

Note 5737-D14: 3rd Party provides support. Support ends 12 months from the date of purchase.

Note QRADAR: IBM QRadar offerings follow the support lifecycle as outlined in the IBM Security QRadar Product Family Support Lifecycle.

IBM Hybrid Cloud & Managed Services products

Program numberProgram release nameVRMWithdrawal from support date
5724-C23 IBM Informix® Client SDK 3.00.x April 30, 2018
5724-C24 IBM Informix Connect Runtime 3.00.x April 30, 2018
5724-C63 IBM Informix TimeSeries Real-Time Loader 1.10.x April 30, 2018
5724-I70 IBM Rational Software Architect for WebSphere Software 9.0.x September 30, 2018 (See Note SuppX below)
5724-I82 IBM WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus for Multiplatforms 7.5.0 April 30, 2018 (See Note 5724-I82 below)
5724-J05 IBM Integration Bus 9.0.x September 30, 2018
5724-J19 IBM Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software 9.0.x September 30, 2018 (See Note SuppX below)
5724-S43 IBM Tivoli® Netcool® Impact 6.1.x December 31, 2018 (See Note SuppL below)
5724-S44 IBM Tivoli Netcool /OMNIbus 7.4.x December 31, 2018 (See Note SuppL below)
5724-S45 IBM Tivoli Network Manager IP Edition 3.9.x December 31, 2018 (See Note SuppL below)
5724-S45 IBM Tivoli Network Manager IP Edition 4.1.x December 31, 2018 (See Note SuppL below)
5724-V40 IBM Banking Process and Service Models 8.6.x April 30, 2019
5724-V43 IBM Insurance Information Warehouse 8.6.x April 30, 2019
5724-V57 IBM Content Collector 3.0.x September 30, 2018
5724-W11 IBM Netcool Network Management 9.2.x December 31, 2018 (See Note SuppL below)
5724-W22 IBM Cognos® Analysis for Microsoft™ Excel 10.2.0 September 30, 2018 (See Note CogSupX below)
5724-W22 IBM Cognos Analysis for Microsoft Excel 10.2.2 September 30, 2019
5724-W24 IBM Cognos Controller 10.2.x September 30, 2019
5724-W49 IBM Cognos TM1® 10.2.0 September 30, 2018 (See Note 5724-W49-A below)
5724-W49 IBM Cognos TM1 10.2.2 September 30, 2019 (See Note 5724-W49-B below)
5724-W86 IBM Tivoli Netcool Performance Manager 1.3.x December 31, 2018
5724-W92 IBM Informix Warehouse 11.5.0 April 30, 2018
5724-X87 IBM Banking and Financial Markets Data Warehouse 8.6.x April 30, 2019
5724-Y04 IBM ILOG® ODM Enterprise 3.6.x September 30, 2018
5724-Y05 IBM Rational Insight All September 30, 2018
5724-Y13 IBM Cognos Express® 10.2.0 September 30, 2018 (See Note CogSupX below)
5724-Y13 IBM Cognos Express 10.2.1 September 30, 2018 (See Note CogSupX below)
5724-Y13 IBM Cognos Express 10.2.2 September 30, 2019
5724-Y97 IBM Tivoli Netcool Performance Flow Analyzer 4.1.x September 30, 2018
5725-A30 IBM Rational Software Architect 9.0.x September 30, 2018 (See Note SuppX below)
5725-B41 IBM Informix Choice Edition 11.50.x April 30, 2018
5725-B46 IBM Content Collector for SAP Applications 3.0.x September 30, 2018
5725-B69 IBM Operational Decision Manager 8.5.x September 30, 2018
5725-C82 IBM Banking and Financial Markets Industry Models 8.6.x April 30, 2019
5725-E46 IBM Netezza® 1000-3 with NA Power® All June 30, 2019
5725-E47 IBM Netezza 1000-3 with European Power All June 30, 2019
5725-E48 IBM Netezza 1000-6 All June 30, 2019
5725-E49 IBM Netezza 1000-12 All June 30, 2019
5725-E50 IBM Netezza 1000-18 All June 30, 2019
5725-E51 IBM Netezza 1000-24 All June 30, 2019
5725-E52 IBM Netezza 1000-36 All June 30, 2019
5725-E53 IBM Netezza 1000-48 All June 30, 2019
5725-E54 IBM Netezza 1000-72 All June 30, 2019
5725-E55 IBM Netezza 1000-120 All June 30, 2019
5725-E90 IBM Netezza 100-1 All June 30, 2019
5725-F46 IBM PureApplication® System W1700 All September 30, 2019
5725-F56 IBM Tivoli Netcool Configuration Manager 6.3.x December 31, 2018 (See Note SuppL below)
5725-F56 IBM Tivoli Netcool Configuration Manager 6.4.0 December 31, 2018 (See Note SuppL below)
5725-F56 IBM Tivoli Netcool Configuration Manager 6.4.1 December 31, 2018 (See Note SuppL below)
5725-F64 IBM Cognos Insight 10.2.0 September 30, 2018 (See Note CogSupX below)
5725-F64 IBM Cognos Insight 10.2.1 September 30, 2018 (See Note CogSupX below)
5725-F64 IBM Cognos Insight 10.2.2 September 30, 2019
5725-G32 IBM PureApplication System W1500 All September 30, 2019
5725-G79 IBM Rational Test Workbench "Mobile Test Edition" All September 30, 2018
5725-H28 IBM SmartCloud® Orchestrator 2.3.0 April 30, 2018
5725-I26 IBM PureData® System for Analytics N2001-005 All June 30, 2019
5725-I27 IBM PureData System for Analytics N2001-010 All June 30, 2019
5725-I28 IBM PureData System for Analytics N2001-010 with 3-Phase Delta Power All June 30, 2019
5725-I29 IBM PureData System for Analytics N2001-020 All June 30, 2019
5725-I30 IBM PureData System for Analytics N2001-020 with 3-Phase Delta Power All June 30, 2019
5725-I31 IBM PureData System for Analytics N2001-040 All June 30, 2019
5725-I32 IBM PureData System for Analytics N2001-040 with 3-Phase Delta Power All June 30, 2019
5725-I48 IBM Healthcare Provider Data Model 8.8.x April 30, 2019
5725-J90 IBM WebSphere DataPower Service Gateway XG45 Virtual Edition 7.1.x September 30, 2018 (See Note Supp-DP below)
5725-J90 IBM WebSphere DataPower Service Gateway XG45 Virtual Edition 7.2.x September 30, 2018 (See Note Supp-DP below)
5725-J91 IBM WebSphere DataPower Integration Appliance XI52 Virtual Edition 7.1.x September 30, 2018 (See Note Supp-DP below)
5725-J91 IBM WebSphere DataPower Integration Appliance XI52 Virtual Edition 7.2.x September 30, 2018 (See Note Supp-DP below)
5725-K26 IBM SmartCloud Analytics -- Predictive Insights 1.2.x December 31, 2018 (See Note 5725-K26 (a) below)
5725-K50 IBM WebSphere DataPower Service Gateway XG45 7.1.x September 30, 2018 (See Note Supp-DP below)
5725-K50 IBM WebSphere DataPower Service Gateway XG45 7.2.x September 30, 2018 (See Note Supp-DP below)
5725-K51 Software Options for IBM WebSphere DataPower Service Gateway XG45 7.1.x September 30, 2018 (See Note Supp-DP below)
5725-K51 Software Options for IBM WebSphere DataPower Service Gateway XG45 7.2.x September 30, 2018 (See Note Supp-DP below)
5725-K52 IBM WebSphere DataPower Integration Appliance XI52 7.1.x September 30, 2018 (See Note Supp-DP below)
5725-K52 IBM WebSphere DataPower Integration Appliance XI52 7.2.x September 30, 2018 (See Note Supp-DP below)
5725-K53 Software Options for IBM WebSphere DataPower Integration Appliance XI52 7.1.x September 30, 2018 (See Note Supp-DP below)
5725-K53 Software Options for IBM WebSphere DataPower Integration Appliance XI52 7.2.x September 30, 2018 (See Note Supp-DP below)
5725-K54 IBM WebSphere DataPower B2B Appliance XB62 7.1.x September 30, 2018 (See Note Supp-DP below)
5725-K54 IBM WebSphere DataPower B2B Appliance XB62 7.2.x September 30, 2018 (See Note Supp-DP below)
5725-K55 Software Options for IBM WebSphere DataPower B2B Appliance XB62 7.1.x September 30, 2018 (See Note Supp-DP below)
5725-K55 Software Options for IBM WebSphere DataPower B2B Appliance XB62 7.2.x September 30, 2018 (See Note Supp-DP below)
5725-K82 IBM PureData System for Analytics N1001-002 with NA Power All June 30, 2019
5725-K83 IBM PureData System for Analytics N1001-005 All June 30, 2019
5725-K84 IBM PureData System for Analytics N1001-010 All June 30, 2019
5725-K85 IBM PureData System for Analytics N1001-015 All June 30, 2019
5725-K86 IBM PureData System for Analytics N1001-020 All June 30, 2019
5725-K87 IBM PureData System for Analytics N1001-030 All June 30, 2019
5725-K88 IBM PureData System for Analytics N1001-040 All June 30, 2019
5725-K89 IBM PureData System for Analytics N1001-060 All June 30, 2019
5725-K90 IBM PureData System for Analytics N1001-080 All June 30, 2019
5725-K91 IBM PureData System for Analytics N1001-100 All June 30, 2019
5725-K92 IBM Netezza 100-1 All June 30, 2019
5725-L23 IBM PureData System for Analytics N1001-002 with European Power All June 30, 2019
5726-L30 IBM API Management 3.x, 4.x September 30, 2018
5725-L53 IBM Encryption Pattern for SPxBitFiler All September 30, 2018
5725-N24 IBM PureData System for Analytics N2002-002 All June 30, 2020
5725-N25 IBM PureData System for Analytics N2002-005 All June 30, 2020
5725-N26 IBM PureData System for Analytics N2002-010 All June 30, 2020
5725-N27 IBM PureData System for Analytics N2002-020 All June 30, 2020
5725-N28 IBM PureData System for Analytics N2002-040 All June 30, 2020
5725-Q09 IBM Netcool Operations Insight 1.3.x December 31, 2018 (See Note SuppL below)
5725-Q09 IBM Netcool Operations Insight 1.2.x December 31, 2018 (See Note SuppL below)
5725-Q52 IBM PureApplication Software 2.2.1 September 30, 2018
5725-Q52 IBM PureApplication Software 2.2.2 September 30, 2018
5725-Q52 IBM PureApplication Software 2.2.0 September 30, 2018
5725-R33 IBM Performance Management Suite 10.2.0 September 30, 2018 (See Note CogSupX below)
5725-R33 IBM Performance Management Suite 10.2.2 September 30, 2019
5725-T06 IBM DataPower Gateway 7.1.x September 30, 2018 (See Note Supp-DP below)
5725-T06 IBM DataPower Gateway 7.2.x September 30, 2018 (See Note Supp-DP below)
5725-T07 Software Options for IBM DataPower Gateway 7.1.x September 30, 2018 (See Note Supp-DP below)
5725-T07 Software Options for IBM DataPower Gateway 7.2.x September 30, 2018 (See Note Supp-DP below)
5725-T09 IBM DataPower Gateway Virtual Edition 7.1.x September 30, 2018 (See Note Supp-DP below)
5725-T09 IBM DataPower Gateway Virtual Edition 7.2.x September 30, 2018 (See Note Supp-DP below)
5725-V33 IBM Data Model for Energy and Utilities 1.0.0.x September 30, 2020
N/A IBM Informix Server Administrator 1.60.x 1.6.x April 30, 2018

Note 5724-I82: See the Replacement program information section for new revised entitlement mapping information.

Note 5724-W49-A: Clients are advised to upgrade at their earliest convenience to IBM Planning Analytics Local V2.0.2, or later. Service Extensions on IBM Cognos TM1 V10.2.0 beyond the announced End of Support (EoS) date will not be available. Continuing Support beyond the announced EoS date, offering Q&A support plus access to pre-EoS product updates only -- but no new code updates -- will be available for IBM Cognos TM1 V10.2.0 to clients who maintain a valid subscription and support agreement for IBM Planning Analytics Local.

Note 5724-W49-B: Clients are advised to upgrade at their earliest convenience to IBM Planning Analytics Local V2.0.2, or later. Service Extensions for IBM Cognos TM1 V10.2.2, offering on-going support and critical defect fixes, will be available for a fee for up to 3 years beyond the announced End of Support (EoS) date. Continuing Support beyond the announced EoS date, offering Q&A support plus access to pre-EoS product updates only -- but no new code updates -- will be available for IBM Cognos TM1 V10.2.2 to clients who maintain a valid subscription and support agreement for IBM Planning Analytics Local.

Note 5725-K26 (a): After the withdrawal from support date, IBM SmartCloud - Analytics Predictive Insights V1.2.x will no longer be supported. See the replacement section for new revised entitlement mapping information.

Note CogSupX: Service Extensions on V10.2.0 for IBM Cognos Insight (5725-F64), IBM Cognos Analysis for Microsoft Excel (5724-W22), IBM Performance Management Suite (5725-R33), IBM Cognos Express (5724-Y13) and V10.2.1 for IBM Cognos Insight (5725-F64) and IBM Cognos Express (5724-Y13) beyond the announced End of Support (EoS) date will not be available.

Note Supp-DP: After the withdrawal from support date, the V7.1.x will no longer be supported.

Note SuppL: IBM recommends upgrading to later versions of this product as soon as possible in order to maintain full support. After April 2018, support for Java™ 6 will be limited to usage and known problems with possible updates for critical security fixes through the end of 2018. After April 2018, WebSphere Application Server (WAS) 7 support will be limited to non-Java defects. Support for other components will continue as usual.

Note SuppX: After the withdrawal from support date, extended support will not be available.

IBM Industry Platforms products

Program numberProgram release nameVRMWithdrawal from support date
5725-F79 IBM Financial Transaction Mgr for Multiplatforms 2.1.x September 30, 2018
5725-H47 IBM Algo® Audit and Compliance 2.1.x December 31, 2018
5725-H47 IBM Algo Audit and Compliance 2.2.x December 31, 2018
5725-L65 IBM Algo Reporting for Solvency II 1.x.x December 31, 2018
5725-S74 IBM Financial Transaction Mgr for SEPA Services 2.1.x September 30, 2018
5725-S75 IBM Financial Transaction Mgr for Corp Paymt Svcs 2.1.x September 30, 2018
5725-S78 IBM Financial Transaction Mgr for UK Payments Integ 2.1.x September 30, 2018

IBM Z products

Program numberProgram release nameVRMWithdrawal from support date
5655-EXP IBM Explorer for z/OS® 2.1.x September 30, 2019
5724-H79 IBM TPF Toolkit 4.2.x September 30, 2018
5724-I20 IBM Rational Host Access Client Package for Multi Platform 7.0.x September 30, 2018
5724-T07 IBM Rational Developer for System z® 9.0.x September 30, 2018
5725-G39 IBM Rational Development and Test Environment for System z 9.0.x September 30, 2018
5725-K78 IBM Rational Developer for the Enterprise 9.0.x September 30, 2018
5725-T11 IBM Security Access Manager for DataPower Appliances 8.0.x September 30, 2018
5725-T12 IBM Security Access Manager for DataPower Virtual Edition 8.0.x September 30, 2018
N/A IBM CICS Explorer® 5.1.x September 30, 2018
N/A IBM CICS Explorer 5.2.x September 30, 2019

Hardware withdrawal: Select IBM TS3100, TS3200, and TS3500 tape library models and features - Some replacements available

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Effective March 24, 2018,IBM will withdraw from marketing the following products:

  • IBM System Storage® TS3100 Tape Library Express Model L2U and plant-install features
  • IBM System Storage TS3200 Tape Library Express Model L4U and plant-install features

Effective June 30, 2018, IBM will withdraw from marketing the following products:

  • IBM 3584 Tape Library High Availability Frame Model HA1
  • Service Bay B Config/Accessor feature number 1440 from models D22, D23, D52, D53, S24, S54
  • High Availability Library feature number 9040 from models L22, L23, L32, L52, L53

See the Withdrawn products section for a complete list of withdrawn features

On or after the effective dates of withdrawal, you can no longer order these products directly from IBM.

For new orders, the customer requested arrival date (CRAD) can be no later than April 20, 2018, for products withdrawn effective March 24, 2018.

For new orders, the customer requested arrival date (CRAD) can be no later than July 30, 2018, for products withdrawn effective June 30, 2018.

You can obtain the products on an as-available basis through IBM Business Partners.

If you have a continuing need for this machine/model type, go to the IBM Certified Pre-owned Equipment website to check on availability or utilize the request a quote to communicate your specific requirements. IBM Certified Pre-owned Equipment has the largest inventory of used IBM systems that are refurbished, tested, and warranted for a minimum of 90 days.


Cloud Service withdrawal: IBM Cloud private selected part number

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Hardware withdrawal: Select IBM TS3310 tape library models - Replacements available

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Effective March 24, 2018,IBM will withdraw from marketingIBM System Storage TS3310 Tape Library Model L5B and plant-install features.

Effective September 1, 2018, IBM will withdraw from marketing IBM System Storage TS3310 Tape Library expansion module model E9U and plant-install features.

See the Withdrawn products section for a complete list of withdrawn features

On or after the effective dates of withdrawal, you can no longer order these products directly from IBM.

For new orders, the customer requested arrival date (CRAD) can be no later than April 20, 2018, for products withdrawn effective March 24, 2018.

For new orders, the customer requested arrival date (CRAD) can be no later than October 6, 2018, for products withdrawn effective September 1, 2018.

You can obtain the products on an as-available basis through IBM Business Partners.

If you have a continuing need for this machine/model type, go to the IBM Certified Pre-owned Equipment website to check on availability or utilize the request a quote to communicate your specific requirements. IBM Certified Pre-owned Equipment has the largest inventory of used IBM systems that are refurbished, tested, and warranted for a minimum of 90 days.


Software withdrawal and support discontinuance: IBM Care Management

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Effective on the dates shown, IBM will withdraw support for the following program licensed under the IBM International Program License Agreement:

Program numberVRMProgram nameSupport withdrawn
5725-T21 6.0.0 IBM Care Management April 30, 2020
5725-T21 6.2.0 IBM Care Management September 30, 2021

Software withdrawal and support discontinuance: IBM Docker Datacenter, IBM Elite Support for Docker Datacenter, and IBM Enhanced Support for Docker Datacenter

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Effective on the dates shown, IBM will withdraw support for the following programs licensed under the IBM International Program License Agreement:

Program numberVRMProgram nameSupport withdrawn
5725-Z67 1.0.0 Docker Datacenter July 25, 2018
5725-Z68 1.0.0 IBM Elite Support for Docker Datacenter July 25, 2018
5725-Z69 1.0.0 IBM Enhanced Support for Docker Datacenter July 25, 2018

Cloud Service withdrawal: IBM Cloud private selected part number

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Hardware withdrawal: Select IBM TS3310 tape library models - Replacements available

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Overview

Effective March 24, 2018,IBM will withdraw from marketingIBM System Storage TS3310 Tape Library Model L5B and plant-install features.

Effective September 1, 2018, IBM will withdraw from marketing IBM System Storage TS3310 Tape Library expansion module model E9U and plant-install features.

See the Withdrawn products section for a complete list of withdrawn features

On or after the effective dates of withdrawal, you can no longer order these products directly from IBM.

For new orders, the customer requested arrival date (CRAD) can be no later than April 20, 2018, for products withdrawn effective March 24, 2018.

For new orders, the customer requested arrival date (CRAD) can be no later than October 6, 2018, for products withdrawn effective September 1, 2018.

You can obtain the products on an as-available basis through IBM Business Partners.

If you have a continuing need for this machine/model type, go to the IBM Certified Pre-owned Equipment website to check on availability or utilize the request a quote to communicate your specific requirements. IBM Certified Pre-owned Equipment has the largest inventory of used IBM systems that are refurbished, tested, and warranted for a minimum of 90 days.


Software withdrawal and support discontinuance: IBM Care Management

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Effective on the dates shown, IBM will withdraw support for the following program licensed under the IBM International Program License Agreement:

Program numberVRMProgram nameSupport withdrawn
5725-T21 6.0.0 IBM Care Management April 30, 2020
5725-T21 6.2.0 IBM Care Management September 30, 2021

Software withdrawal and support discontinuance: IBM Docker Datacenter, IBM Elite Support for Docker Datacenter, and IBM Enhanced Support for Docker Datacenter

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Overview

Effective on the dates shown, IBM will withdraw support for the following programs licensed under the IBM International Program License Agreement:

Program numberVRMProgram nameSupport withdrawn
5725-Z67 1.0.0 Docker Datacenter July 25, 2018
5725-Z68 1.0.0 IBM Elite Support for Docker Datacenter July 25, 2018
5725-Z69 1.0.0 IBM Enhanced Support for Docker Datacenter July 25, 2018

 

 

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