Announcement Summary - April 26, 2022

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Announcements by Letter Number

ZG22-0083 Revised availability: IBM FlashSystem 9500 models in South Africa

ZG22-0084 Revised availability: Select IBM FlashSystem 9500 features

ZG22-0086 Hardware withdrawal: IBM Power E980 and Power 8 activation features

ZG22-0087 Hardware withdrawal: Select IBM FlashSystem storage-class memory drive features - No replacements available

ZG22-0097 Revised technical information: IBM Power Private Cloud Rack Solution and IBM Power Private Cloud Starter Solution

ZP22-0025 IBM Infrastructure Suite for z/VM and Linux 2.2 extends feature set with tape management and infrastructure management capabilities

ZP22-0166 Software withdrawal and support discontinuance: IBM Integrated Analytics System M4001 and IBM PureData System for Operational Analytics part numbers - No replacements

ZP22-0175 Revised technical information: IBM Planning Analytics Advanced and IBM Planning Analytics Local

ZP22-0183 Software support discontinuance: IBM Sterling Transformation Extender 10.0.x and IBM Sterling Transformation Extender Packs 10.0.x

ZP22-0184 IBM Spectrum Fusion HCI bare metal Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform simplifies deployment and operations of mission-critical workloads

ZP22-0186 Support discontinuance: IBM Cloud Object Storage software 3.13.x, 3.14.x, and 3.15.x

ZP22-0193 IBM TRIRIGA Application Suite 11.1 and IBM TRIRIGA Portfolio Data Manager 11.1 deliver lease accounting enhancements with historical reporting and FX handling, and support for GASB Statement 87; IBM TRIRIGA Application Platform 4.1 and IBM TRIRIGA CAD Integrator/Publisher 13.1 deliver updates and fixes

ZP22-0205 Software withdrawal and support discontinuance: IBM OMEGAMON for z/OS Management Suite S&S and IBM OMEGAMON Performance Management Suite for z/OS S&S - No direct replacements

ZP22-0216 Reassignment of selected IBM Integrated Analytics System appliance part numbers to IBM Integrated Analytics System M4002

ZP22-0234 Software withdrawal and support discontinuance: IBM Analytical Decision Management - No replacements

ZP22-0242 Software support discontinuance: IBM Watson Studio Premium Cartridge for IBM Cloud Pak for Data 3.0.x and 3.5.x; IBM Watson Studio Premium Modernization 3.0.x and 3.5.x

ZP22-0257 Revised program technical support: IBM Business Automation Workflow 19.0.0.3 and IBM Integration Designer 19.0.0.2

Hardware Announcements


ZG22-0083

Revised availability: IBM FlashSystem 9500 models in South Africa

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Overview

The previously announced availability date of FlashSystem 9500 models 4666-AH8 and 4666-UH8 in South Africa has changed to April 26, 2022. Availability in all other countries remains unchanged.

See the Description section for complete details.

Effective date

April 26, 2022, in South Africa.

Availability in all other countries remains unchanged. Availability within a country is subject to local legal requirements.


ZG22-0084

Revised availability: Select IBM FlashSystem 9500 features

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Overview

The previously announced availability date of select NVMe flash drives for IBM FlashSystem® 9500 as announced in Hardware Announcement ZG22-0010, dated February 8, 2022, has changed to August 5, 2022.

Availability of all other features and models remains unchanged. See the Description section for complete details.

Effective date

August 5, 2022.

Availability of all other features and models remains unchanged. Availability within a country is subject to local legal requirements.


ZG22-0097

Revised technical information: IBM Power Private Cloud Rack Solution and IBM Power Private Cloud Starter Solution

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Overview

Effective immediately, the technical information for the IBM Power Private Cloud Rack Solution (feature indicator ELG2), as announced in Hardware Announcement ZG21-0012, dated February 9, 2021, has changed.

In addition to the current Power Private Cloud Rack Solution, an IBM POWER9™-based offering is available in a cost-efficient deployment size. This additional IBM Power Private Cloud Starter Solution includes:

  • Hardware stack
    • At least one IBM Power S922 server node
    • Optional IBM FlashSystem 5200 storage enclosure
  • Software stack
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 8 for POWER9
    • IBM PowerVM® Enterprise Edition
    • Optional IBM PowerVC for Private Cloud 2.0
    • Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform

If you have Red Hat entitlements for OpenShift Container Platform or RHEL 8, they can be deselected from the solution edition in e-config. A proof of entitlement for each software license will be requested and mandatory in order to authorize the manufacturing and shipping of the solution.

Note: Until June 30, 2022, clients will be allowed to order a Private Cloud Rack Starter Solution edition without proof of entitlements for OpenShift Container Platform or RHEL 8 for POWER9.

Effective date

April 26, 2021

Availability within a country is subject to local legal requirements.

Software Announcements


ZP22-0025

IBM Infrastructure Suite for z/VM and Linux 2.2 extends feature set with tape management and infrastructure management capabilities

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At a glance

IBM® Infrastructure Suite for z/VM® and Linux® provides the capability to manage IBM z/VM environments and Linux guests, as well as support for backup and recovery of the entire system, in a single solution. IBM Infrastructure Suite for z/VM and Linux provides you with extensive insight to efficiently control and support your IBM z/VM and Linux on IBM Z® or LinuxONE environment with the following features:

  • Performance monitoring of z/VM and Linux guests
  • Capability to facilitate automated operations
  • Operational monitoring and console logging of z/VM and Linux guests
  • Backup and recovery of z/VM and Linux on IBM Z or LinuxONE environments

In addition, Infrastructure Suite for z/VM and Linux 2.2 adds the following optional features:

  • IBM Tape Manager for z/VM, which provides tape management for clients performing backups to real or virtual tapes
  • IBM Cloud® Infrastructure Center, which is an IaaS offering that provides an industry-standard user experience for both traditional and cloud infrastructure management

Overview

Organizations that have expanded their businesses using virtualization technology with Linux on IBM Z or LinuxONE now can have one solution that provides multiple tools to monitor, automate, and back up and recover their entire z/VM and Linux on IBM Z or LinuxONE environment, including the management of Linux virtual servers as part of both traditional and cloud infrastructure. Infrastructure Suite for z/VM and Linux enables you to simplify and automate z/VM management with tools that are designed to drive productivity and reduce complexity.

Infrastructure Suite for z/VM and Linux 2.2 includes:

  • IBM Tivoli® OMEGAMON® XE on z/VM and Linux 4.3
  • IBM Spectrum® Protect Extended Edition 8.1
  • IBM Operations Manager for z/VM 1.6
  • IBM Backup and Restore Manager for z/VM 1.3

In addition, the following optional, separately orderable features of Infrastructure Suite for z/VM and Linux 2.2 are now available:

  • IBM Tape Manager for z/VM 1.3
  • IBM Cloud Infrastructure Center 1.1.5, or later

Infrastructure Suite for z/VM and Linux 2.2 is designed to provide the following benefits:

  • More effective performance monitoring by including z/VM and Linux data in customized views and historical data
  • Faster problem identification from alert generation and automatic recovery
  • Extensive console logging for z/VM and Linux virtual machines
  • Backup and recovery for z/VM and Linux environments
  • Tape management for real and virtual tape environments
  • Management of Linux on IBM Z or LinuxONE virtual servers as part of both traditional and cloud infrastructure environments

For more information about the products in Infrastructure Suite for z/VM and Linux, see the following websites:

Key requirements

For details, see the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections.

Planned availability date

April 29, 2022

Availability within a country is subject to local legal requirements.


ZP22-0175

Revised technical information: IBM Planning Analytics Advanced and IBM Planning Analytics Local

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Overview

Effective April 30, 2024, IBM Planning Analytics Local TM1® Server will no longer be supported on either the IBM Power® LE or Linux on IBM Z platforms. Clients are encouraged to move to a supported platform for the TM1 Server such as Red Hat® Linux or Microsoft™ Windows™.


ZP22-0184

IBM Spectrum Fusion HCI bare metal Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform simplifies deployment and operations of mission-critical workloads

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Overview

IBM Spectrum Fusion HCI is a container-native hybrid cloud data platform for Kubernetes applications on Red Hat OpenShift® Container Platform. It features an appliance form-factor, hyperconverged infrastructure along with integrated software-defined storage to meet the storage requirements of modern, stateful Kubernetes applications. IBM Spectrum Fusion HCI is designed to make it easy to deploy and manage container-native applications and their data on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform.

IBM Spectrum Fusion HCI features include:

  • Bare-metal deployment of Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform to eliminate performance and cost overhead of hypervisors
  • Integrated software-defined cloud-native storage
  • Integrated backup and restore of application-persistent volumes and metadata to both on-rack and off-rack backup targets
  • High performance, low latency NVMe local storage
  • Ready for production from power-on in as little as five hours
  • Simple to scale compute and storage in the field
  • Single point of contact for support of the complete solution

Key requirements

IBM Spectrum Fusion HCI requires Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, which must be purchased separately by the client from Red Hat or an authorized Red Hat partner. The IBM Storage Modeller tool provides guidance for the number of OpenShift entitlements that are required for an IBM Spectrum Fusion HCI configuration.

Planned availability date

May 5, 2022.

Availability within a country is subject to local legal requirements.


ZP22-0193

IBM TRIRIGA Application Suite 11.1 and IBM TRIRIGA Portfolio Data Manager 11.1 deliver lease accounting enhancements with historical reporting and FX handling, and support for GASB Statement 87; IBM TRIRIGA Application Platform 4.1 and IBM TRIRIGA CAD Integrator/Publisher 13.1 deliver updates and fixes

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At a glance

IBM TRIRIGA® Application Suite 11.1 is an integrated workplace management system that enables access to a full set of real estate and facilities applications, with flexibility to start with any real estate or facilities discipline and expand into other areas. This release delivers a new Limited Occasional AppPoint consumption license tier, providing the same access and functionality as the Limited tier but limited to 60 hours of access per month and at a lower AppPoint usage per user. This release also includes the updates provided in the stand-alone delivery of IBM TRIRIGA Portfolio Data Manager 11.1, IBM TRIRIGA Application Platform 4.1, and IBM TRIRIGA CAD Integrator/Publisher 13.1.

IBM TRIRIGA Portfolio Data Manager 11.1 delivers the following Lease Accounting enhancements:

  • Disclosure Reports -- Historical Reporting and Foreign Currency Exchange Rate (FX) Handling: When reporting historical financial information, TRIRIGA now reports financial information from prior periods when the reports are run after the original run date. As a result, TRIRIGA identifies and provides the version of a historic lease record to use for Disclosure Reporting. In addition, the FX handling capabilities of TRIRIGA have been significantly enhanced to enable reporting in both functional and reporting currencies.
  • Roll Forward Reports: The financial information for the changes and movements in Lease Liabilities and Right-of-Use-Asset values for each reporting period required to reconcile opening and period end balances and provide audit trail and transactional support is now available in newly created Roll Forward Reports. These reports are available in both functional and reporting currencies.
  • GASB 87 Lessee Accounting: New functionality supports the key provisions, accounting treatment, and disclosure reporting requirements of GASB Statement 87 for leases for state and local governmental lessee organizations in the United States.
IBM TRIRIGA Application Platform 4.1 brings:
  • A new Microsoft Exchange webhook integration option for clients using the Microsoft Graph API allows for custom integrations to be built between TRIRIGA and Microsoft Exchange that enable TRIRIGA to receive notifications when changes are made to Microsoft 365 resources, such as meeting rooms, managed through the Graph API. A new form allows for creating and managing subscriptions, and a new workflow event type enables receiving and processing notifications.
  • New REST API endpoints for queries and reports that enable easier development of integrations for TRIRIGA.
  • Other minor enhancements and fixes.

TRIRIGA CAD Integrator/Publisher 13.1 delivers:

  • Minor enhancements and fixes

Overview

IBM TRIRIGA Application Suite 11.1

IBM TRIRIGA Application Suite offers an integrated workplace management system that enables access to a full set of real estate and facilities applications, with flexibility to start with any real estate or facilities discipline and expand into other areas. This flexibility uses a simplified, suite-based licensing structure and does not require additional provisioning as additional applications are adopted. Deployment flexibility, through Red Hat OpenShift and hybrid cloud, enables diverse options for streamlined provisioning and administration of TRIRIGA Application Suite with multiple cloud providers.

TRIRIGA helps organizations manage and optimize their workplace experience, facility resource scheduling, facility strategic planning, transaction management, lease accounting, capital project management, space management, facility maintenance management, facility sustainability management, and asset disposition. This helps organizations control costs, optimize performance, and improve underperforming properties. TRIRIGA Application Suite, powered by the TRIRIGA Application Platform running on Red Hat OpenShift, streamlines installation and administration, while enhancing the user experience with shared data, workflow, and user experience.

TRIRIGA Application Suite delivers a single integrated workplace management system that offers:

  • Increased visibility into underperforming facilities, resources, and process
  • Improved control of facility occupancy and operating costs
  • Engaging workplace services for building occupants
  • Automated activities that are designed to increase efficiency and organizational effectiveness of real estate, facility management, and environmental sustainability functions within midsized and large-sized commercial and public enterprises

TRIRIGA Application Suite includes the following:

  • TRIRIGA Space delivers an integrated data repository for space management with tools, reports, and automation to perform moves and audits, track utilization, and make strategic space management decisions. It also facilitates space coordination for workplace reservation management. Computer-aided design (CAD) and building information modeling (BIM) integration enables powerful loading and synchronization of floor plan and asset data from drawings and models with TRIRIGA.
  • TRIRIGA Reserve supports resource scheduling and coordination of room and desk reservations for workplace occupants by optimizing availability, guiding selection, and eliminating conflicts.
  • TRIRIGA Lease Administration streamlines property management activities and eliminates overpayments or penalties through automated tracking of payment streams and invoice validation against contract terms.
  • TRIRIGA Lease Accounting helps meet US and international standards and assists in achieving compliance for lease accounting and reporting requirements by providing integrated lease lifecycle data management, accounting treatment and calculations, journal entries, and disclosure reporting.
  • TRIRIGA Transactions provides decision support for organizations to manage lease renewals, new leases, and real estate purchases and disposals. It provides visibility of current performance and scenario modeling to help in making data-driven decisions with confidence.
  • TRIRIGA Facility Condition analyzes the existing and projected future condition of facilities and the building systems and assets within those facilities.
  • TRIRIGA Services optimizes the performance of service fulfillment by automating service management processes, from the capture of service requests to the routing of service calls.
  • TRIRIGA Maintenance establishes preventative and break-fix maintenance processes to improve efficiency and reduce operating costs.
  • TRIRIGA Projects improves project cycle time, eliminates budget overruns, removes resource bottlenecks, and analyzes project risks for better planning decisions.
  • TRIRIGA Facility Sustainability delivers tools and metrics to identify and evaluate opportunities to reduce energy use and the overall carbon footprint of real estate portfolios.
  • TRIRIGA Metrics supports the alignment of workplace assets and operations with business strategy and enables analysis of performance objectives by tracking key performance metrics. It enables actions to increase the value of workplace assets and lower the cost of facility operations.
  • TRIRIGA Configure provides tools to build or configure TRIRIGA applications, including creating or modifying queries, navigation, business objects, forms, and workflows.

While TRIRIGA also continues to be offered in its classic perpetual licensing model, the new simplified, suite-based licensing structure provides a single point of access to all the components within TRIRIGA suite.

TRIRIGA applications are built on the TRIRIGA Application Platform, an innovative, multitier web platform that is designed to give users increased flexibility, accessibility, and scalability. This platform uses a highly scalable architecture, a metadata model that enables you to extend and enhance TRIRIGA's products or create modules that integrate with the predefined logic and processes into a feature-rich, workflow-driven system without coding.

IBM TRIRIGA Application Suite Managed Service

TRIRIGA Application Suite Managed Service continues to provide hosting and management of TRIRIGA Application Suite on IBM Cloud with the support of IBM operational experts. The solution offers the following features and benefits:

  • Access to a managed service for deployment of clients' TRIRIGA Application Suite on IBM Cloud through Red Hat OpenShift. Entitlement and licenses to TRIRIGA Application Suite software must be purchased separately.
  • Scalability that enables users to add memory and data storage on demand.
  • A managed service that includes installation, configuration, platform upgrades, application operations, database management, infrastructure, and network management, including Red Hat OpenShift application installation.
  • Support from experienced IBM service and operational specialists.
  • Potential for increased productivity with a focus on business decisions and innovation rather than just system maintenance.
  • On-demand benefits that remove barriers to heavy deployment requirements and upfront investment. Organizations can start with only the components they need and pay for only the components they use.
  • Cost, operational, and labor-saving benefits of shifting the burden of security and compliance to IBM support specialists.

When combined with TRIRIGA Application Suite software licenses (offered separately), TRIRIGA Application Suite Managed Service delivers an integrated workplace management system (IWMS) that integrates functional models across real estate, capital projects, facilities, workplace operations, portfolio data, and facility sustainability management within a single technology platform to assist engineers, operators, and managers in making the best decisions and taking the best actions.

New in TRIRIGA Portfolio Data Manager 11.1

Disclosure Reports -- Historical Reporting and Foreign Currency Exchange Rate (FX) Handling

  • New BIRT disclosure reports have been developed to ensure that the reported financial information from previously reported periods do not change when the report for that period is run subsequently. The journal entry process now runs in both the lease currency and the functional currency using a new currency conversion feature. In addition to converting the Journal Entries at established FX rates, calculation logic accounts for FX gain/loss on the Lease Liability and the Accrued Interest Balance due to changes in the month end FX rates.
  • Functional Accounts have been added to collect and summarize the journal entries into Lease Summary Balances (LSBs). A snapshot of the LSB for each Functional Account is created when the journal entries are processed, and the period closed. This snapshot record feeds the Disclosure Reports and the newly created Roll Forward Reports. A separate set of LSBs is created and stored for local reporting. When a historic disclosure is required to be run, it sources data from the appropriate LSBs.

Roll Forward Reports

  • New Right-of-Use Asset Roll Forward and Lease Liability Reports have been delivered. The new reports provide summary and detail schedules of the period opening and closing balances with all the movements that occurred during the period. The reports consist of breakouts of the Gross Asset Value and the Accumulated Amortization accounts for the Right-of-Use-Asset and for the Liability and the Accrued Interest accounts for the Lease Liability. The reports support confirmation that everything is being recorded and accounted for correctly.
    • The inputs to the reports are pulled from the LSBs and are available in both the functional and the reporting currency.
    • Period ending balances for each component are reconciled and checked against the balances displayed on the accounting schedules in both the accounting and the local reporting tabs.
    • Reconciliation in the functional currency will include FX gains and losses associated with the lease liability. TRIRIGA calculates these values in accordance with the US and international accounting standards.
    • The reconciliation in the reporting currency includes Cumulative Translation Adjustments associated with Balance Sheet and Lease Expense accounts resulting from movements in month end rates and average rates.
  • An additional Non-Cash Supplemental report replaces the Lease Initial Recording Report, using data from the Lease Summary Reports.

GASB 87 Lessee Accounting

  • New functionality supports the key provisions, accounting treatment, and disclosure reporting requirements of GASB Statement 87 for leases for state or local government organizations in the US. The new functionality covers Terminology, Lease Classification, Determining and Reassessing Lease Term, Transitioning existing Capital and Operating Leases, Initial Recognition and Subsequent Accounting, Remeasurements and Reassessments, Impairments, Index Adjustments, Terminations and Expirations, and Disclosure Reporting.
  • In a governmental lessee, the lease accountant can apply the required accounting treatment in TRIRIGA:
    • At the commencement of the lease term, the lessee recognizes a lease liability and an intangible right-to-use lease asset (lease asset). The lease liability will be measured at the present value of payments expected to be made during the lease term.
    • Lease payments will result in reduction of the lease liability and recognition of interest expense.
    • The lease asset will be measured as the sum of the initial measurement of the lease liability, initial direct costs, and lease payments made prior to commencement, less any lease incentives.
    • The lease asset will be amortized over the shorter of the lease terms or the useful life of the underlying asset.
    • As regards transition to GASB 87, the statement requires that leases are recognized and measured using the facts and circumstances that existed at the beginning of the period of implementation. If applied to earlier periods, leases are recognized and measured using the facts and circumstances that existed at the beginning of the earliest period restated.
    • The cumulative effect, if any, of applying this statement are reported as a restatement of beginning net position (or fund balance or fund net position, as applicable) for the earliest period restated.

New in TRIRIGA Application Platform 4.1

  • A new Microsoft Exchange webhook integration option for clients using the Microsoft Graph API allows for custom integrations to be built between TRIRIGA and Microsoft Exchange that enable TRIRIGA to receive notifications when changes are made to Microsoft 365 resources, such as meeting rooms, managed through the Graph API. A new form allows for creating and managing subscriptions, and a new workflow event type enables receiving and processing notifications.
  • New REST API endpoints for queries and reports that enable easier development of integrations for TRIRIGA.
  • Other minor enhancements and fixes.

New in TRIRIGA CAD Integrator/Publisher 13.1

  • Minor enhancements and fixes

Key requirements

For current system requirements, including the complete list of supported platforms, see the Compatibility Matrix for IBM TRIRIGA Products website.

Planned availability date

June 3, 2022

Availability within a country is subject to local legal requirements.


ZP22-0216

Reassignment of selected IBM Integrated Analytics System appliance part numbers to IBM Integrated Analytics System M4002

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Overview

Selected part numbers for IBM Integrated Analytics System appliances under PID 5737-E33 are assigned to IBM Integrated Analytics System M4002 (5737-J88).

IBM Integrated Analytics System M4002 (5737-J88)

Licensed part number name
IBM Integrated Analytics System M4002-003 per Appliance Install
IBM Integrated Analytics System M4002-003 Parallel System Z per Appliance Install
IBM Integrated Analytics System M4002-003S w/Tiered Storage per Appliance Install
IBM Integrated Analytics System M4002-003S w/Tiered Storage Parallel System Z per Appliance Install
IBM Integrated Analytics System M4002-006 per Appliance Install
IBM Integrated Analytics System M4002-006 Parallel System Z per Appliance Install
IBM Integrated Analytics System M4002-006S w/Tiered Storage per Appliance Install
IBM Integrated Analytics System M4002-006S w/Tiered Storage Parallel System Z per Appliance Install
IBM Integrated Analytics System M4002-010 per Appliance Install
IBM Integrated Analytics System M4002-010 Parallel System Z per Appliance Install
IBM Integrated Analytics System M4002-010S w/Tiered Storage per Appliance Install
IBM Integrated Analytics System M4002-010S w/Tiered Storage Parallel System Z per Appliance Install
IBM Integrated Analytics System M4002-020 per Appliance Install
IBM Integrated Analytics System M4002-020 Parallel System Z per Appliance Install
IBM Integrated Analytics System M4002-020S w/Tiered Storage per Appliance Install
IBM Integrated Analytics System M4002-020S w/Tiered Storage Parallel System Z per Appliance Install
IBM Integrated Analytics System M4002-040 per Appliance Install
IBM Integrated Analytics System M4002-040 Parallel System Z per Appliance Install
IBM Integrated Analytics System M4002-040S w/Tiered Storage per Appliance Install
IBM Integrated Analytics System M4002-040S w/Tiered Storage Parallel System Z per Appliance Install

IBM support for these appliances remains unchanged.

Planned availability date

April 26, 2022

Availability within a country is subject to local legal requirements.


ZP22-0257

Revised program technical support: IBM Business Automation Workflow 19.0.0.3 and IBM Integration Designer 19.0.0.2

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Overview

IBM Business Automation Workflow unites information, processes, and users to help you automate digital workflows on premises or on cloud. Organizations can create workflows that increase productivity, improve collaboration between teams, and gain new insight to resolve cases and drive better business outcomes.

Effective October 31, 2022, Business Automation Workflow 19.0.0.3, a Long Term Support Release (LTSR), will no longer receive product defect fixes and security updates. Organizations with active support (S&S) are entitled to upgrade to Business Automation Workflow 21.0.3, or later to continue to receive LTSR support.

Effective March 31, 2023, IBM Integration Designer 19.0.0.2, an LTSR, will no longer receive product defect fixes and security updates. Organizations with active support (S&S) are entitled to upgrade to Integration Designer 21.0.3, or later to continue to receive LTSR support.

LTSRs provide product defect fixes and security updates for a minimum period of two years from the effective date. Note that program defect fixes and security updates are only available for the two most current continuous delivery (CD) updates and all active LTSRs.

Business Automation Workflow 19.0.0.3 was declared an LTSR, effective as of its original delivery date of December 12, 2019. For details, see Software Announcement ZP20-0148, dated February 18, 2020.

Integration Designer 19.0.0.2 was declared an LTSR, effective as of its original delivery date of June 27, 2019. For details, see Software Announcement ZP21-0187, dated April 20, 2021 .

For additional information about the Business Automation Workflow support lifecycle, including a list of active LTSRs, see IBM Business Automation Workflow and IBM Integration Designer Software Support Lifecycle Addendum web page.

To view the CD support lifecycle policy, see the IBM Continuous Delivery Support Lifecycle policy website.

Effective date

April 26, 2022

Availability within a country is subject to local legal requirements.

Withdrawal Announcements


ZG22-0086

Hardware withdrawal: IBM Power E980 and Power 8 activation features

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Overview

Effective October 31, 2022, except for China and South Korea which is December 31, 2023, IBM will withdraw from marketing the following models and features.

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

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

If you have a continuing need for these machine types and models, 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.


ZG22-0087

Hardware withdrawal: Select IBM FlashSystem storage-class memory drive features - No replacements available

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Overview

Effective July 16, 2022, IBM will withdraw from marketing the following products. On or after the effective date of withdrawal, you can no longer order these products directly from IBM.

For new orders, the client-requested arrival date (CRAD) can be no later than July 29, 2022. You can obtain the product on an as-available basis through IBM Business Partners.


ZP22-0166

Software withdrawal and support discontinuance: IBM Integrated Analytics System M4001 and IBM PureData System for Operational Analytics part numbers - No replacements

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Support and access discontinuance

Effective on the date shown, IBM will withdraw support for version and release of the following programs licensed under the IBM International Program License Agreement:

Program number Program name VRM Discontinuance of support date
5737-E33 IBM Integrated Analytics System All September 30, 2023
5725-V11 IBM PureData® System for Operational Analytics All September 30, 2023

ZP22-0183

Software support discontinuance: IBM Sterling Transformation Extender 10.0.x and IBM Sterling Transformation Extender Packs 10.0.x

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Support and access discontinuance

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

Program number Program name VRM Discontinuance of support date Discontinuance of media access date
5724-Q23 IBM Sterling® Transformation Extender 10.0.x 10.0.x April 30, 2023 April 21, 2023
5724-T77 IBM Sterling Transformation Extender Pack for Healthcare 10.0.x 10.0.x April 30, 2023 April 21, 2023
5724-T78 IBM Sterling Transformation Extender Pack for Supply Chain EDI 10.0.x 10.0.x April 30, 2023 April 21, 2023
5724-T79 IBM Sterling Transformation Extender Pack for Financial Payments 10.0.x 10.0.x April 30, 2023 April 21, 2023
5724-Q68 IBM Sterling Transformer Extender Pack for SAP Applications 10.0.x 10.0.x April 30, 2023 April 21, 2023

Clients are encouraged to upgrade to the latest version of these offerings to take advantage of new features, enhancements, security updates and defect fixes.

Optionally, clients may purchase extended support, beyond the end of support date, under a separate contract. For details, contact your IBM or IBM Business Partner representative.

For information about Sterling™ Transformation Extender 10.1.1 and Sterling Transformation Extender Packs 10.2, see Software Announcement ZP21-0460, dated November 9, 2021.

For information about Sterling Transformation Extender 10.1 and Sterling Transformation Extender Packs 10.1, see Software Announcement ZP20-0552, dated November 10, 2020.


ZP22-0186

Support discontinuance: IBM Cloud Object Storage software 3.13.x, 3.14.x, and 3.15.x

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Support and access discontinuance

Effective September 30, 2022, and September 30, 2023, IBM will withdraw support for the following program licensed under the IBM International Program License Agreement:

Program number Program name VRM Discontinuance of support date
5725-Z81 IBM Cloud Object Storage System 3.13.x September 30, 2022
5725-Z81 IBM Cloud Object Storage System 3.14.x September 30, 2022
5725-Z81 IBM Cloud Object Storage System 3.15.x September 30, 2023

IBM Cloud Object Storage software follows the IBM continuous delivery (CD) lifecycle support model.

With this CD lifecycle support model, new features and enhancements are made available as incremental updates to the latest software version and release level. Product maintenance (defect fixes) and security updates are provided in the next CD update, for the most recent CD update.

For detailed information about Cloud Object Storage software, see Software Announcement ZP16-0246, dated April 26, 2016.

For detailed information about the continuous delivery model, see Software Announcement ZP21-0113, dated February 16, 2021.


ZP22-0205

Software withdrawal and support discontinuance: IBM OMEGAMON for z/OS Management Suite S&S and IBM OMEGAMON Performance Management Suite for z/OS S&S - No direct replacements

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Support and access discontinuance

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

Program number Program name VRM Discontinuance of support date
5698-Z06 IBM OMEGAMON for z/OS® Management Suite S&S All April 30, 2023
5698-AA9 IBM OMEGAMON Performance Management Suite for z/OS S&S All April 30, 2023

Note 5698-Z06: IBM previously announced the software withdrawal of IBM OMEGAMON for z/OS Management Suite (5698-TOM) on December 4, 2018, and the Software withdrawal and support discontinuance of IBM OMEGAMON for z/OS Management Suite (5698-TOM) on February 1, 2022. See the Reference information section for the announcement letters. With this announcement, the corresponding S&S program number (5698-Z06) IBM OMEGAMON Performance Management Suite S&S is being withdrawn from support.

Note 5698-AA9: IBM had previously announced the software withdrawal of IBM OMEGAMON Performance Management Suite for z/OS (5698-AA8) on December 4, 2018, and the Software withdrawal and support discontinuance of IBM OMEGAMON Performance Management Suite for z/OS (5698-AA8) on February 1, 2022. See the Reference information section for the announcement letters. With this announcement, the corresponding S&S program number (5698-AA9) IBM OMEGAMON Performance Management Suite for z/OS S&S is being withdrawn from support.

There are no direct replacement offerings for programs 5698-TOM and 5698-Z06 or 5698-AA8 and 5698-AA9. IBM Z Monitoring Suite 1.2 (5698-B66 and 5698-B67) is available as an alternate, which includes additional capabilities delivering wider collaboration through IBM Service Management Unite, IBM Z ChatOps, and IBM Z OMEGAMON Data Provider enabling wider integration with open platforms.

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ZP22-0234

Software withdrawal and support discontinuance: IBM Analytical Decision Management - No replacements

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Support and access discontinuance

Effective on the date shown, IBM will withdraw support for version and release of the following program licensed under the IBM International Program License Agreement:

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5725-A74 IBM Analytical Decision Management 18.0.0 April 30, 2024

ZP22-0242

Software support discontinuance: IBM Watson Studio Premium Cartridge for IBM Cloud Pak for Data 3.0.x and 3.5.x; IBM Watson Studio Premium Modernization 3.0.x and 3.5.x

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Support and access discontinuance

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5900-ABU IBM Watson® Studio Premium Cartridge for IBM Cloud Pak® for Data 3.0.x, 3.5.x April 30, 2023
5900-ABV IBM Watson Studio Premium Modernization 3.0.x, 3.5.x April 30, 2023
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