Revised technical support: IBM WebSphere Application Server family of products

IBM Europe Software Announcement ZP22-0359
September 13, 2022

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Effective September 30, 2024, IBM® will discontinue support for the following components included in the IBM WebSphere® Application Server family of products:

  • IBM HTTP Server for IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.5.5 (32-bit)
  • Web Server Plug-ins for IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.5.5 (32-bit)
  • IBM WebSphere Edge Components: Caching Proxy (all versions)

Support for the WebSphere Application Server family of products continues to be provided.

Clients with IBM HTTP Server for IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.5.5 (32-bit) and Web Server Plug-ins for IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.5.5 (32-bit) components can migrate to the version 9, 64-bit equivalent components to continue to receive support. Clients with WebSphere Application Server 8.5.5 product entitlement are supported when using the version 9 components with their version 8.5.5 application server deployments. There is no requirement to move the application server deployments to version 9.

Clients with WebSphere Edge Components: Caching Proxy can migrate to alternative solutions for this capability. WebSphere Edge Components: Caching Proxy will continue to ship with the WebSphere Application Server product family, but will not receive support after September 30, 2024.

Contact your IBM representative for more information about alternative options.

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Accessibility by people with disabilities

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Accessibility Compliance Reports (previously known as a VPAT) containing details on accessibility compliance to standards, including the Worldwide Consortium Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, European Standard EN 301 349, and US Section 508, can be found on the Accessibility Conformance Reports website.

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Program number VRM Program name
5724-J08 8.5.5; 9.0.5 IBM WebSphere Application Server
5724-H88 8.5.5; 9.0.5 IBM WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment
5724-I63 8.5.5 IBM WebSphere Application Server - Express
5725-L29 8.5.5; 9.0.5 IBM WebSphere Application Server Liberty Core

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Regional availability

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Europe: Aland Islands, Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bouvet Island, British Indian Ocean Territory, Bulgaria, Union of the Comoros, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Falkland Islands (Malvinas), Faroe Islands, Finland, France, French Guiana, French Polynesia, French Southern Territories, Georgia, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Guadeloupe, Guernsey, Holy See (Vatican City State), Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Israel, Italy, Jersey, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Martinique, Mayotte, Republic of Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Caledonia, Republic of North Macedonia, Norway, Pitcairn, Poland, Portugal, Reunion, Romania, Saint Barthelemy, Saint Helena Ascension and Tristan da Cunha, Saint Martin, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, Spain, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, and Wallis and Futuna

Middle East and Africa: Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Bahrain, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Republic of Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Republic of Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Kingdom of Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, State of Palestine, Qatar, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, United Republic of Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Western Sahara, Yemen, Zambia, and Zimbabwe


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