End of support and CST/RSU updates
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Several customers have asked about how the Consolidated Service Test and Recommended Service Upgrades are handled once a release goes out of service.
The CST testing only runs for N and N-1 releases, so when DB2 10 GAed in October of 2010, DB2 V8 was removed from the CST cycle.
For the RSUs we will continue bundling PTFs quarterly with monthly updates for a release even after the end of support date, as long as PTFs are still closing.
As an exmple, due to customers purchasing extended support for the release V7 had PTFs close almost 2 years after the end of service. Those eventually got rolled up into an RSU. As long as the customer is still paying their Monthly License Charge for the release they are eligible to pull the newest RSU down from Shopz.