Software withdrawal and support discontinuance: IBM Spectrum Virtualize software 8.3 offerings

IBM United States Withdrawal Announcement 922-113
September 27, 2022

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 Withdrawn parts, features, or programs Withdrawn parts, features, or programs


Support and access discontinuance

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Licensed program software

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

Program number Program name Version and release Discontinuance of support date
5639-CB8 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V7000 Controller Software 8.3.x December 31, 2023
5639-XB8 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V7000 Expansion Software 8.3.x December 31, 2023
5639-EB8 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V7000 External Data Virtualization Software 8.3.x December 31, 2023
5639-SV9 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V5100 8.3.x December 31, 2023
5639-ET8 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V5000 External Data Virtualization Software 8.3.x December 31, 2023
5639-RB8 IBM FlashSystem V9000 Software V8 8.3.x December 31, 2023
5639-FA1 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9100 Expansions 8.3.x December 31, 2023
5639-FA2 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9110 Controller 8.3.x December 31, 2023
5639-FA3 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9150 Controller 8.3.x December 31, 2023
5641-VC8 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller 8.3.x December 31, 2023
5641-CP8 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller Compression Software 8.3.x December 31, 2023
5641-B08 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller Encryption Software 8.3.x December 31, 2023
5725-M19 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller (for Passport Advantage) 8.3.x December 31, 2023
5725-Y35 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller Encryption Software (for Passport Advantage) 8.3.x December 31, 2023
5725-H04 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller Compression Software (for Passport Advantage) 8.3.x December 31, 2023
5639-DB8 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 7000 8.3.x December 31, 2023
5639-XD8 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 7000 Expansion 8.3.x December 31, 2023

Note: V#.#.x means all modifications levels of the version release number listed.



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Withdrawn parts, features, or programs

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Build-to-order program and feature number withdrawal

Effective September 30, 2022, the following programs and features will be withdrawn:

Program number Program/Feature name Program version Feature number
5639-CB8 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V7000 Controller Software 8.3.x All
5639-XB8 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V7000 Expansion Software 8.3.x All
5639-EB8 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V7000 External Data Virtualization Software 8.3.x All
5639-SV9 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V5100 8.3.x All
5639-ET8 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V5000 External Data Virtualization Software 8.3.x All
5639-FA1 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9100 Expansions 8.3.x All
5639-FA2 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9110 Controller 8.3.x All
5639-FA3 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9150 Controller 8.3.x All
5641-VC8 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller 8.3.x All
5641-CP8 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller Compression Software 8.3.x All
5641-B08 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller Encryption Software 8.3.x All
5725-M19 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller (for Passport Advantage) 8.3.x All
5725-Y35 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller Encryption Software (for Passport Advantage) 8.3.x All
5725-H04 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller Compression Software (for Passport Advantage) 8.3.x All
5639-DB8 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 7000 8.3.x All
5639-XD8 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 7000 Expansion 8.3.x All
5639-RB8 IBM FlashSystem V9000 Software V8 8.3.x All
5639-RBA IBM FlashSystem V9000 Software Maintenance One-year Registration and Renewal 1.1.x All
5639-RBB IBM FlashSystem V9000 Software Maintenance One-year After License 1.1.x All
5639-RBC IBM FlashSystem V9000 Software Maintenance Three-year Registration 1.1.x All
5639-RBD IBM FlashSystem V9000 Software Maintenance Three-year Renewal 1.1.x All
5639-RBE IBM FlashSystem V9000 Software Maintenance Three-year After License 1.1.x All
5639-RBF IBM FlashSystem V9000 Software Maintenance Two-year Registration 1.1.x All
5639-RBG IBM FlashSystem V9000 Software Maintenance Four-year Registration 1.1.x All
5639-RBH IBM FlashSystem V9000 Software Maintenance Five-year Registration 1.1.x All


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Replacement information

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Build-to-order

Withdrawn programs

Program number Replacement programs Program number
IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V7000 Controller Software 8.3.x 5639-CB8 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V7000 Controller Software 8.4 5639-CB8
IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V7000 Expansion Software 8.3.x 5639-XB8 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V7000 Expansion Software 8.4 5639-XB8
IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V7000 External Data Virtualization Software 8.3.x 5639-EB8 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V7000 External Data Virtualization Software 8.4 5639-EB8
IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V5100 8.3.x 5639-SV9 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V5100 8.4 5639-SV9
IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V5000 External Data Virtualization Software 8.3.x 5639-ET8 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V5000 External Data Virtualization Software 8.4 5639-ET8
IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9100 Expansions 8.3.x 5639-FA1 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9100 Expansions 8.4 5639-FA1
IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9110 Controller 8.3.x 5639-FA2 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9110 Controller 8.4 5639-FA2
IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9150 Controller 5639-FA3 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9150 Controller 8.4 5639-FA3
IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller 8.3.x 5641-VC8 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller 8.4 5641-VC8
IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller Compression Software 8.3.x 5641-CP8 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller Compression Software 8.4 5641-CP8
IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller Encryption Software 8.3.x 5641-B08 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller Encryption Software 8.4 5641-B08
IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller 8.3.x (for Passport Advantage) 5725-M19 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller 8.4 (for Passport Advantage) 5725-M19
IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller Encryption Software 8.3.x (for Passport Advantage) 5725-Y35 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller Encryption Software 8.4 (for Passport Advantage) 5725-Y35
IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller Compression Software 8.3.x (for Passport Advantage) 5725-H04 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller Compression Software 8.4 (for Passport Advantage) 5725-H04
IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 7000 8.3.x 5639-DB8 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 7000 8.4 5639-DB8
IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 7000 Expansion 8.3.x 5639-XD8 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 7000 Expansion 8.4 5639-XD8

For complete replacement program information, see IBM Spectrum Virtualize 8.4 Software Announcement 220-419, dated November 3, 2020.

AAS Software Maintenance for SVC product IDs 5641-VCA, 5641-VCB, 5641-VCC, 5641- VCD, 5641-VCE, 5641-CS1, 5641-CS2, 5641-CS3, 5641-CS4, 5641-CS5, 5641-B02, 5641-B03, 5641-B04, 5641-B05, and 5641-B06 will remain available in AAS with the same feature numbers applicable in conjunction with the 8.4 replacement products, 5641-VC8, 5641-CP8, and 5641-B08.

AAS Software Maintenance for Storwize V7000 product IDs 5639-CBA, 5639-CBB, 5639-CBC, 5639-CBD, 5639-CBE, 5639-CBF, 5639-CBG, 5639-CBH, 5639-XBA, 5639-XBB, 5639-XBC, 5639-XBD, 5639-XBE, 5639-XBF, 5639-XBG, 5639-XBH, 5639-EBA, 5639-EBB, 5639-EBC, 5639-EBD, 5639-EBE, 5639-EBF, 5639-EBG, and 5639-EBH will remain available in AAS with the same feature numbers applicable in conjunction with the 8.4 replacement products, 5639-CB8, 5639-XB8, and 5639-EB8.

AAS Software Maintenance for Storwize V5000 product IDs 5639-ETA, 5639-ETB, 5639-ETC, 5639-ETD, 5639-ETE, 5639-ETF, 5639-ETG, 5639-ETH, 5639-SAV, 5639-SBV, 5639-SCV, 5639-SDV, 5639-SEV, 5639-SFV, 5639-SGV, and 5639-SHV will remain available in AAS with the same feature numbers applicable in conjunction with the 8.4 replacement products, 5639-ET8 and 5639-SV9.

AAS Software Maintenance for FlashSystem 9110, 9150, and 9x00, product IDs 5639-FAA, 5639-FAB, 5639-FAC, 5639-FAD, 5639-FAE, 5639-FAF, 5639-FAG, 5639-FAH, 5639-FAS, 5639-FAT, 5639-FAU, 5639-FAV, 5639-FAW, 5639-FAX, 5639-FAY, 5639-FAZ, 5639-FAJ, 5639-FAK, 5639-FAL, 5639-FAM, 5639-FAN, 5639-FAP, 5639-FAQ, and 5639-FAR will remain available in AAS with the same feature numbers applicable in conjunction with the 8.4 replacement products, 5639-FA1, 5639-FA2, and 5639-FA3.

AAS Software Maintenance for FlashSystem 7000 product IDs 5639-DBA, 5639-DBB, 5639-DBC, 5639-DBD, 5639-DBE, 5639-DBF, 5639-DBG, 5639-DBH, 5639-XDA, 5639-XDB, 5639-XDC, 5639-XDD, 5639-XDE, 5639-XDF, 5639-XDG, and 5639-XDH will remain available in AAS with the same feature numbers applicable in conjunction with the 8.4 replacement products, 5639-DB8 and 5639-XD8.



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Business Partner information

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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 922-113


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Order processing

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Orders received on or after the effective date of withdrawal will not be filled. Client requested arrival dates (CRADs), if any, must be prior to the effective date of withdrawal.



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Technical support

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Licensed program technical support

See the IBM® Support website for product support information.

Technical support continues to be available. The end of support for these programs will be announced a minimum of 12 months before the termination.

Trademarks

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