Service withdrawal: IBM Select Support for xCAT from IBM Configurator for e-Business - Replacements available

IBM Canada Withdrawal Announcement A22-0309
June 14, 2022

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Overview

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Extreme Cloud Administrative Toolkit (xCAT), the open source cluster management tool available from github , is no longer shipped with the IBM Elastic Storage® System (ESS). Therefore, the xCAT support offering available in eConfig is being withdrawn. xCAT Select Support is still available to order from Passport Advantage® for clients who want continued support.



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Withdrawn parts, features, or programs

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Build-to-order program number and feature number withdrawal

Effective September 15, 2022, the following program numbers and features will be withdrawn:

Program number Program and feature name VRM Feature number
5641-CT1 1-Year IBM Select Support for xCAT - Enhanced 1.1.0 2238
5641-CT1 1-Year IBM Select Support for xCAT - Elite 1.1.0 2237
5641-CT2 2-Year IBM Select Support for xCAT - Enhanced 1.1.0 2678
5641-CT2 2-Year IBM Select Support for xCAT - Elite 1.1.0 2677
5641-CT3 3-Year IBM Select Support for xCAT - Enhanced 1.1.0 2240
5641-CT3 3-Year IBM Select Support for xCAT - Elite 1.1.0 2239
5641-CT4 4-Year IBM Select Support for xCAT - Enhanced 1.1.0 2680
5641-CT4 4-Year IBM Select Support for xCAT - Elite 1.1.0 2679
5641-CT5 5-Year IBM Select Support for xCAT - Enhanced 1.1.0 2276
5641-CT5 5-Year IBM Select Support for xCAT - Elite 1.1.0 2275


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Replacement information

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Build-to-order

xCAT Select Support remains available from Passport Advantage:

Program number Program name Part number
5724-V73 IBM Enhanced Support for xCAT D04X5LL
5724-V74 IBM Elite Support for xCAT D04X6LL


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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

Technical support continues to be available for the programs in this announcement. The discontinuance of support for these offerings will be announced a minimum of 12 month before the termination date.

See the IBM® Support website for product support information.

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