Services withdrawal: Declaration of plan to discontinue support for select IBM DS8000 Expansion Units

IBM United States Withdrawal Announcement 922-030
March 15, 2022

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Overview

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End of Service

Periodically, IBM® provides notice to customers of plans to terminate services for IBM and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) 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 full hardware maintenance service for the listed machine types. If available, clients will continue to receive limited hardware maintenance service as described in the "Withdrawal" section of your terms with IBM, without lapse in coverage, for select machine types. For a list of affected products and effective dates, see the Description section.



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Description

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End of Service

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

IBM products

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Machine type Model Description EoS effective date
2831 98B IBM DS8884 Expansion Unit December 31, 2022
2831 98E IBM DS8886 Expansion Unit December 31, 2022
2831 98F IBM DS8888 Expansion Unit December 31, 2022
2832 98B IBM DS8884 Expansion Unit December 31, 2022
2832 98E IBM DS8886 Expansion Unit December 31, 2022
2832 98F IBM DS8888 Expansion Unit December 31, 2022
2833 98B IBM DS8884 Expansion Unit December 31, 2022
2833 98E IBM DS8886 Expansion Unit December 31, 2022
2833 98F IBM DS8888 Expansion Unit December 31, 2022
2834 98B IBM DS8884 Expansion Unit December 31, 2022
2834 98E IBM DS8886 Expansion Unit December 31, 2022
2834 98F IBM DS8888 Expansion Unit December 31, 2022



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If you are an IBM Business Partner acquiring IBM products or services directly from IBM, you may link directly to Business Partner information for this announcement.

BP Attachment for Announcement Letter 922-030


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Country Planned availability date
American Samoa March 15, 2022
Federated States of Micronesia March 15, 2022
Guam March 15, 2022
Marshall Islands March 15, 2022
Northern Mariana Islands March 15, 2022
Palau March 15, 2022
Puerto Rico March 15, 2022
US Virgin Islands March 15, 2022
United States March 15, 2022
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