Software support discontinuance: IBM Spectrum Protect and IBM Tivoli Storage Manager programs

IBM United States Withdrawal Announcement 921-006
January 12, 2021

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Support discontinuance

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Discontinuance of support of programs distributed by Passport Advantage®

Effective December 31, 2021, IBM® will withdraw support for the specified versions and releases of the following programs licensed under the IBM International Program License Agreement:

Program number Program name Version and release
5608-E01 IBM Tivoli Storage Manager 7.1.x
5608-E02 IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Extended Edition 7.1.x
5608-E03 IBM System Storage Archive Manager 7.1.x
5608-E04 IBM Tivoli Storage Manager for Databases 7.1.x
5608-E05 IBM Tivoli Storage Manager for Enterprise Resource Planning 7.1.x
5608-E06 IBM Tivoli Storage Manager for Mail 7.1.x
5608-E07 IBM Tivoli Storage Manager for Storage Area Networks 7.1.x
5608-E12 IBM Tivoli Storage Manager for Space Management 7.1.x
5608-E13 IBM Tivoli Storage Manager for HSM for Windows™ 7.1.x
5724-S64 IBM TSM FastBack for Workstations Starter Edition 7.1.x
5724-X94 IBM Tivoli Storage FlashCopy® Manager 7.1.x
5724-Y96 IBM TSM FastBack for Workstations 7.1.x
5724-Z12 TSM Suite for Unified Recovery 7.1.x
5725-A44 IBM Tivoli Storage Manager for Virtual Environments 7.1.x
5725-H25 TSM Suite for Unified Recovery Entry 7.1.x
5725-Q58 IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Entry 7.1.x
5725-R37 IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Suite for Unified Recovery - Front End 7.1.x
5725-R38 IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Suite for Unified Recovery Entry - Front End 7.1.x
5725-W98 IBM Spectrum® Protect 7.1.x
5725-W99 IBM Spectrum Protect Extended Edition 7.1.x
5725-X00 IBM Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments 7.1.x
5725-X01 IBM Spectrum Protect for Databases 7.1.x
5725-X03 IBM Spectrum Protect for Enterprise Resource Planning 7.1.x
5725-X02 IBM Spectrum Protect for Mail 7.1.x
5725-X04 IBM Spectrum Protect for Space Management 7.1.x
5725-X05 IBM Spectrum Protect Suite 7.1.x
5725-X06 IBM Spectrum Protect Suite Entry 7.1.x
5725-X07 IBM Spectrum Protect Suite ? Front End 7.1.x
5725-X08 IBM Spectrum Protect Suite Entry ? Front End 7.1.x
5725-X11 IBM Spectrum Protect Entry 7.1.x
5725-X12 IBM Spectrum Protect for Workstations 7.1.x
5725-X13 IBM Spectrum Protect for Workstations ? Starter Edition 7.1.x
5725-X14 IBM Spectrum Protect HSM for Windows 7.1.x
5725-X15 IBM Spectrum Protect for Data Retention 7.1.x
5725-X18 IBM Spectrum Protect for SAN 7.1.x
5725-X22 IBM Spectrum Protect Snapshot 4.1.x
5725-Z10 IBM Spectrum Protect High Speed Data Transfer 7.1.x


Withdrawal from marketing and discontinuance of support of programs distributed by the Advanced Administrative System

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

Program number Program name Version and release Withdrawal from marketing Discontinuance of support
5608-AB3 IBM Spectrum Protect Snapshot 4.1.x April 12, 2021 December 31, 2021
5608-ACB IBM Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager 4.1.x Previously withdrawn January 8, 2016 December 31, 2021
5608-W07 IBM Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager 3.2.x Previously withdrawn January 8, 2016 December 31, 2021
5641-FEA IBM Spectrum Protect Suite Entry - Front End 7.1.x April 12, 2021 December 31, 2021

These actions effectively discontinue support at the indicated version and release levels for all programs in the IBM Spectrum Protect suite except:

  • 5698-AAH Tivoli Storage Manager for z/OS® Media 7.1.x
  • 5698-AAK Tivoli Storage Manager Extended for z/OS 7.1.x

The downloadable electronic assemblies for these programs will remain available to clients of record until December 17, 2021.



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Withdrawn programs

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Effective December 17, 2021, IBM will withdraw from marketing media pack part numbers from the following programs as licensed under the IBM International Program License Agreement:

Program identifier Program name Media pack name Media pack number
5725-W98 IBM Spectrum Protect IBM Spectrum Protect for Multiplatforms Version 7.1.3 Multilingual DVD Media Pack BJ17UML
5725-W99 IBM Spectrum Protect Extended Edition IBM Spectrum Protect Extended Edition for Multiplatforms Version 7.1.3 Multilingual DVD Media Pack BJ17VML
5725-X00 IBM Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments IBM Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments for Multiplatforms Version 7.1.3 Multilingual DVD Media Pack BJ183ML
5725-X01 IBM Spectrum Protect for Databases IBM Spectrum Protect for Databases for Multiplatforms Version 7.1.3 Multilingual DVD Media Pack BJ17XML
5725-X02 IBM Spectrum Protect for Mail IBM Spectrum Protect for Mail for Multiplatforms Version 7.1.3 Multilingual DVD Media Pack BJ17ZML
5725-X03 IBM Spectrum Protect for ERP IBM Spectrum Protect for Enterprise Resource Planning for Multiplatforms Version 7.1.3 Multilingual DVD Media Pack BJ17YML
5725-X04 IBM Spectrum Protect for Space Management IBM Spectrum Protect for Space Management for Multiplatforms Version 7.1.3 Multilingual DVD Media Pack BJ184ML
5725-X05 IBM Spectrum Protect Suite IBM Spectrum Protect Suite for Multiplatforms Version 7.1.3 Multilingual DVD Media Pack BJ185ML
5725-X05 IBM Spectrum Protect Suite IBM Spectrum Protect Suite - ProtecTIER® Option for Multiplatforms Version 7.1.3 Multilingual DVD Media Pack BJ186ML
5725-X05 IBM Spectrum Protect Suite IBM Spectrum Protect Suite - Archive Option for Multiplatforms Version 7.1.3 Multilingual DVD Media Pack BJ187ML
5725-X06 IBM Spectrum Protect Suite Entry IBM Spectrum Protect Suite Entry for Multiplatforms Version 7.1.3 Multilingual DVD Media Pack BJ188ML
5725-X07 IBM Spectrum Protect Suite - Front End IBM Spectrum Protect Suite - Front End for Multiplatforms Version 7.1.3 Multilingual DVD Media Pack BJ189ML
5725-X08 IBM Spectrum Protect Suite Entry - Front End IBM Spectrum Protect Suite Entry - Front End for Multiplatforms Version 7.1.3 Multilingual DVD Media Pack BJ18AML
5725-X11 IBM Spectrum Protect Entry IBM Spectrum Protect Entry for Multiplatforms Version 7.1.3 Multilingual DVD Media Pack BJ18BML
5725-X12 IBM Spectrum Protect for Workstations IBM Spectrum Protect for Workstations for Multiplatforms Version 7.1.3 Multilingual DVD Media Pack BJ180ML
5725-X13 IBM Spectrum Protect for Workstation Starter Edition IBM Spectrum Protect for Workstations - Starter Edition for Multiplatforms Version 7.1.3 Multilingual DVD Media Pack BJ181ML
5725-X14 IBM Spectrum Protect HSM for Windows IBM Spectrum Protect HSM for Windows for Multiplatforms Version 7.1.3 Multilingual DVD Media Pack BJ18CML
5725-X15 IBM Spectrum Protect for Data Retention IBM Spectrum Protect for Data Retention for Multiplatforms Version 7.1.3 Multilingual DVD Media Pack BJ17WML
5725-X18 IBM Spectrum Protect for SAN IBM Spectrum Protect for SAN for Multiplatforms Version 7.1.3 Multilingual DVD Media Pack BJ182ML
5725-X22 IBM Spectrum Protect Snapshot IBM Spectrum Protect Snapshot Version 4.1.3 Multiplatform,Multilingual Media Pack BJ18DML


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Replacement information

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Withdrawn program VRM Program number Replacement program VRM Program number
IBM Spectrum Protect Snapshot 4.1.x 5608-AB3 IBM Spectrum Protect Snapshot 8.1 5608-AB8
IBM Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager 4.1.x 5608-ACB IBM Spectrum Protect Snapshot 8.1 5608-AB8
IBM Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager 3.2.x 5608-W07 IBM Spectrum Protect Snapshot 8.1 5608-AB8
IBM Spectrum Protect Suite Entry 7.1.x 5641-FEA IBM Spectrum Protect Suite Entry 8.1 5641-FE8


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Order processing

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Orders received on or after the effective date of withdrawal will not be filled.



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Technical support

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Remote technical support will remain available until December 31, 2021.

See the IBM Support website for product support information.

Trademarks

IBM Spectrum, IBM, Passport Advantage, FlashCopy, z/OS and ProtecTIER are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

Windows is a trademark of Microsoft 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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