Revised technical support: IBM Spectrum Scale and IBM Spectrum Scale for Elastic Storage Server

IBM United States Software Announcement 221-368
October 26, 2021

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Overview

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Effective December 31, 2021, IBM® will discontinue support for Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) Transparency Connector 3.1.0 for Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) from the IBM Spectrum® Scale offerings listed in the Program number section.

Cloudera has announced the end of support for HDP 3.1 as of December 31, 2021. Therefore, IBM will discontinue support for HDP in the IBM Spectrum Scale and IBM Spectrum Scale for Elastic Storage Server (ESS) offerings on December 31, 2021.

Due to the HDFS Transparency Connector dependency on the Cloudera Distribution certification, when Cloudera ends support for HDP 3.1, the corresponding HDFS Transparency Connector version 3.1.0 will no longer be supported for all IBM Spectrum Scale and IBM Spectrum Scale for ESS editions.

Note that the later HDFS Transparency connector version 3.1.1 supporting Cloudera CDP version 7.1.6, and higher, will continue to be supported by IBM Spectrum Scale and IBM Spectrum Scale for ESS.

It is recommended that IBM Spectrum Scale or IBM Spectrum Scale for ESS clients running HDP 3.1 contact their IBM or Cloudera representative for more details about migration options.



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Effective date

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December 31, 2021

Availability within a country is subject to local legal requirements.



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Reference information

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The latest information about HDFS Transparency 3.1.0 can be found in the Summary of Changes in the IBM Spectrum Scale 5.1.2 documentation.



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Program number

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Program number Version Program name
5641-DM1, 5641-DM3, 5641-DM5, 5737-F34 5.x IBM Spectrum Scale Data Management Edition
5641-DA1, 5641-DA3, 5641-DA5, 5737-I39 5.x IBM Spectrum Scale Data Access Edition
5641-ST1, 5641-ST3, 5641-ST5, 5737-F33 5.x IBM Spectrum Scale Standard Edition
5737-F35 5.x IBM Spectrum Scale Advanced Edition
5737-J34 5.x IBM Spectrum Scale Erasure Code Edition
5765-DME 5.x IBM Spectrum Scale Data Management Edition for Elastic Storage Server
5765-DAE 5.x IBM Spectrum Scale Data Access Edition for Elastic Storage Server


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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 221-368


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Regional availability

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American Samoa, Guam, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Puerto Rico, United States, and US Virgin Islands

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