Software support discontinuance: IBM Sterling B2B Integrator V5.2.6.x and IBM Sterling File Gateway V2.2.6.x

IBM United States Withdrawal Announcement 919-166
September 24, 2019

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(Corrected on May 19, 2020)

Extended withdrawal dates in the Overview and the Withdrawn programs topics.


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Effective September 30, 2021, IBM® will withdraw support for the following program versions licensed under the IBM International Program License Agreement:

Program number Program release name Withdrawal from support date
5725-D06 IBM Sterling B2B Integrator V5.2.6.x September 30, 2021
5725-D07 IBM Sterling File Gateway V2.2.6.x September 30, 2021

Clients of discontinued versions will continue to receive support through the published end of support date.

To take advantage of new features, enhancements, and the latest security updates and defect fixes, clients are encouraged to upgrade to the latest program versions of B2B Integrator and File Gateway. Clients with current maintenance are eligible to upgrade to V6.0.

IBM B2B Integrator V6.0, IBM File Gateway V6.0, and Global High Availability Mailbox add-on deliver:

  • Security features and high availability for file-based B2B integration, through the Global Mailbox file-based synchronization across data centers, to support disaster recovery
  • Enablement for a hybrid cloud integration platform that supports Docker containers and cloud deployment
  • Virtually seamless interaction with existing systems through new and updated RESTful APIs to take advantage of emerging technologies

For additional information and assistance, contact your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner representative.

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Withdrawn programs

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Effective on the date shown, IBM will withdraw from marketing media pack part numbers from the following program versions licensed under the IBM International Program License Agreement:

Media pack description Part number Withdrawal from marketing date
IBM Sterling B2B Integrator 5.2.6 Media Pack B202DML September 17, 2021
IBM Sterling File Gateway 2.2.6 Multiplatform, Multilingual B202EML September 17, 2021

On or after that date, you can no longer obtain these part numbers directly from IBM. You can obtain these part numbers on an as-available basis through IBM Remarketers.

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Replacement program information

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Reference information

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For information about IBM B2B Integrator V6.0, IBM File Gateway V6.0 and Global High Availability Mailbox, see Software Announcement 218-410, dated August 21, 2018.

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Technical support

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See the IBM Support website for product support information.

Technical support continues to be available. The end of support for these programs will be announced a minimum of 12 months before the termination.


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