Announcement Summary - January 10, 2023

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Announcements by Letter Number

LG23-0014 Hardware withdrawal: IBM DS8880 models 84E, 85E, and 86E and select features for machine types 2831, 2832, 2833, and 2834 - No replacements available

LG23-0015 Hardware withdrawal: IBM DS8880 models 85E, 86E, and 88E and select features for machine types 5331, 5332, 5333, 5334, and 5341 - No replacements available

LG23-0024 IBM enables ordering of virtual serial numbers on selected IBM Power technology-based servers for use with IBM i in Japan and selected Latin America countries

LP23-0020 Software support discontinuance: IBM OpenPages for Cloud Pak for Data 8.2.x

LP23-0023 Cloud service withdrawal and discontinuance of access: IBM Sterling Web Forms

LP23-0047 Software withdrawal and support discontinuance: Palantir for Cloud Pak for Data 1.0.0 and Palantir for Cloud Pak for Data - Addition 1.0.0 - No replacements

LP23-0052 Software withdrawal and support discontinuance: Select IBM Storwize V5000 software offerings

LP23-0053 Cloud service withdrawal: IBM TradeLens

LP23-0056 Instabug is a third-party offering designed to improve the mobile user experience with integrated, robust observability of your full technology stack

Hardware Announcements


LG23-0024

IBM enables ordering of virtual serial numbers on selected IBM Power technology-based servers for use with IBM i in Japan and selected Latin America countries

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Overview

IBM now offers you the ability to acquire a virtual serial number and assign it to a logical partition, also known as a virtual machine (VM). IBM i software can then be ordered on or transferred to the virtual serial number instead of being tied to a physical IBM Power® serial number. Having the IBM i entitlement, keys, and support entitlement on the virtual serial number provides the flexibility to move a VM to a different Power machine.

Virtual serial number (feature EVSN) enablement

You can acquire virtual serial numbers by placing an order for feature EVSN on eligible IBM Power9 and IBM Power10 machines, which are specified in the "Virtual serial number" document at the IBM i License Topics website. Feature EVSN is available on new machine orders or as an upgrade on existing machines.

Feature EVSN enables you to acquire and install virtual serial numbers on your eligible Power machines. When feature EVSN is ordered and the order fulfills, go to the Entitled Systems Support website to get an activation code, which you will install on the Power machine on which the feature EVSN order was placed. The activation code contains the reserved virtual serial numbers for this machine. Installing the activation code makes the reserved virtual serial numbers available on the machine. You can then assign a virtual serial number to a partition.

At the time when the virtual serial number is reserved, an IBM inventory record is created for each virtual serial number, similar to physical machine inventory records. The IBM Virtual Server Serial (4850-VSN) is a new machine type and model created specifically for virtual serial numbers. The 4850-VSN is associated with each virtual serial number in IBM's inventory records. The 4850-VSN and its associated features are not ordered through the ordering system. Instead, these features are automatically assigned to the virtual serial number record. When a virtual serial number record is retrieved from Inventory Services, the 4850-VSN is associated with the record.

For details on how to order, download, and use virtual serial numbers, see the "Virtual serial number" document at the IBM i License Topics website.

Key requirements

Firmware 950, or later, is required for POWER9™ servers.

Planned availability date

January 10, 2023

Availability within a country is subject to local legal requirements.

Software Announcements


LP23-0056

Instabug is a third-party offering designed to improve the mobile user experience with integrated, robust observability of your full technology stack

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At a glance

Instabug is a debugging tool that is designed to improve your app quality by providing bug reports and feedback from testers during development or from your users when your app is live. It is purpose-built to:

  • Enable robust monitoring with a simple and intuitive workflow
  • Decrease the time to understand root cause of crashes or performance issues
  • Improve communication between mobile and back-end development or support teams

Overview

Instabug is a third-party mobile observability platform that enables you to monitor, prioritize, and debug performance and stability issues throughout the entire mobile app development lifecycle.

Purpose-built to enable more effective problem resolution, Instabug gives your development teams the capability to:

  • Debug and fix issues faster. One of the most robust bug reporting tools for mobile development, Instabug can make it easier for your testers and users to submit bugs and get the details your teams need to investigate, understand, and quickly fix issues and improve your app quality.
  • Diagnose and handle errors in production. Instabug's agility enables your teams to save time and quickly discover the reasons why your app is crashing with detailed reports built by developers for developers. Your teams can stay better connected with the capability to open a communication channel with users, enabling affected users to report bugs and unexpected behavior in the application. Accelerating problem resolution time, your teams can inform users about fix status. These features empower your development teams to better manage and strengthen the stability and performance of your app.
  • Enhance the quality of your user experience. Instabug is designed to help you identify, manage, or resolve critical issues affecting your users' experience before they are reported. With the help of mobile-focused performance metrics, your development teams can confidently prioritize between fixing issues and building new features, spend less time debugging, and identify the exact conditions leading to performance issues. Instabug also provides product teams with the capability to send surveys to clients.
  • Accelerate problem resolution with support for multiple platforms. Designed for robust platform support, Instabug can observe applications that are written in multiple platforms, such as iOS, Android, Xamarin, React native, Flutter, and Cordova mobile apps.

Integration with Instana® for faster problem resolution

When integrated with Instana application performance management software, Instabug continues to make the back-end information available, which reduces the time for development teams to understand if the performance degradation or the crash experienced in the app is the result of a new faulty back-end deployment, a problem in the back-end infrastructure, or a pure front-end issue. With this information, the team analyzing the issue can identify the issue and the parties involved to immediately take action in solving the problem.

Key requirements

  • Supported browser
  • Internet connection

Planned availability date

January 10, 2023

Availability within a country is subject to local legal requirements.

Withdrawal Announcements


LG23-0014

Hardware withdrawal: IBM DS8880 models 84E, 85E, and 86E and select features for machine types 2831, 2832, 2833, and 2834 - No replacements available

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Overview

Effective June 30, 2023, 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 31, 2023. You can obtain the products on an as-available basis through IBM Business Partners.

If you have a continuing need for this machine/model type, 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.


LG23-0015

Hardware withdrawal: IBM DS8880 models 85E, 86E, and 88E and select features for machine types 5331, 5332, 5333, 5334, and 5341 - No replacements available

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Overview

Effective June 30, 2023, 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 31, 2023. You can obtain the products on an as-available basis through IBM Business Partners.

If you have a continuing need for this machine/model type, 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.


LP23-0020

Software support discontinuance: IBM OpenPages for Cloud Pak for Data 8.2.x

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Support and access discontinuance

Licensed program software

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

Program number Program name VRM Discontinuance of support date Supported releases
5737-N71 IBM OpenPages® for Cloud Pak for Data 8.2.x September 30, 2023 8.3.x
5737-N70 IBM OpenPages Modernization 8.2.x September 30, 2023 8.3.x

LP23-0023

Cloud service withdrawal and discontinuance of access: IBM Sterling Web Forms

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Support and access discontinuance

Cloud service software

Effective on the date shown, IBM® will discontinue access to the following cloud service as subscribed to under the applicable IBM agreement:

Program number Cloud service name Discontinuance of access date
5725-E39 IBM Sterling® Web Forms May 10, 2024

LP23-0047

Software withdrawal and support discontinuance: Palantir for Cloud Pak for Data 1.0.0 and Palantir for Cloud Pak for Data - Addition 1.0.0 - No replacements

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Support and access discontinuance

Licensed program software

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

Program number Program name VRM Discontinuance of support date
5900-AH5 Palantir for Cloud Pak for Data 1.x.x July 30, 2023
5900-AGK Palantir for Cloud Pak for Data - Addition 1.x.x July 30, 2023

LP23-0052

Software withdrawal and support discontinuance: Select IBM Storwize V5000 software offerings

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Support and access discontinuance

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-ET8 IBM Spectrum® Virtualize Software for Storwize® V5000 External Data Virtualization Software 8.4.x,

8.5.x

December 31, 2023
5639-SV5 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V5010 8.2.x December 31, 2023
5639-SV6 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V5020 8.2.x December 31, 2023
5639-SV7 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V5030 8.3.x December 31, 2023
5639-SV8 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for V50x0 Expansion 8.3.0 December 31, 2023

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


LP23-0053

Cloud service withdrawal: IBM TradeLens

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Instana, IBM Sterling, IBM, OpenPages, Storwize, IBM Spectrum and Power are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

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