JD Edwards World Software was originally launched in the late 1970s and was the first enterprise software solution from JD Edwards. World software runs on the IBM i (AS/400, System i, iSeries, Power System) platform and continues to be enhanced with new versions and new capabilities today. World software versions still supported include A9.2, A9.3, and A9.4. Older versions that are no longer supported (but potentially still in use) include A9.1, A8.x and A7.3.
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Oracle / JD Edwards "Blue Stack" End Of Support Means What??
Is Oracle / JD Edwards ending IBM WebSphere or IBM i support in September 2016? This question is again coming up frequently -- and the short answer is NO. However, what is happening is the end of Oracle support for the OEM agreement that they announced back in 2010 and stopped offering in 2013. Download this document to get details on what is changing and what is not changing. But understand -- there is nothing ending in terms of IBM WebSphere and IBM i support for JD Edwards software. Although "Blue Stack" and Technology Foundation normally applies to EnterpriseOne, customers of World should also understand what is happening.
JD Edwards "Blue Stack" End of Support Info
Oracle Certification Plans for IBM i 7.3 and JD Edwards World
Oracle has access to the IBM i 7.3 code, but to date testing and certification of the new IBM i 7.3 OS release with World has not been completed. Current Oracle plans, subject to change, would have IBM i 7.3 supported for World A9.3 and A9.4 in late 2016 or early 2017. Customers wishing to adopt IBM i 7.3 should make their requests known to your JD Edwards client rep. "If specific customers have issues, [they] should call Oracle Support," says Denise Grills, Oracle's VP of content and communications engineering. At this time we do not have any open, IBM i 7.3 unique issues for World.
IBM Power Systems and POWER8 Support for JD Edwards Solutions
IBM launched the latest family of Power Systems, built on the industry leading POWER8 processor, in 2014 with scale out systems followed with the enterprise scale up systems in 2015. Customers often ask about support for JD Edwards solutions on POWER8 -- and the short answer is they are fully supported. Oracle JD Edwards certification is based on IBM i OS releases, and with POWER8 supporting both IBM i 7.1 and IBM i 7.2 there is a wide choice of support options for both World and EnterpriseOne. Included in that support are the new IBM i Solution Edition offerings based on POWER8.
Oracle announces validation of JD Edwards World on IBM i 7.2
In continuance of support for the IBM i platform, Oracle announces validation and support for the JD Edwards World product line on IBM i 7.2. Validation has been completed for IBM i 7.2 with JD Edwards World application releases A9.2.1, A9.3 and A9.3.1. See the Certifications section of My Oracle Support, My Oracle Support Doc ID 1668661.1 and Doc ID 1667015.1, and the IBM i Informational APAR II14749. The informational apar is linked in the Platform and release maintenance and service information section of this web page.
Oracle announces validation of JD Edwards World on IBM i 7.1
In continuance of support for the IBM i platform (fomerly known as System i), Oracle announces validation and support for the JD Edwards World product line on IBM i 7.1. Validation has been completed for IBM i 7.1 with JD Edwards World application releases A7.3 Cumulative Update 8 and above, A8.1, A9.1 and A9.2.
Refer to Solution 1087690.1 (link resides outside of ibm.com) on My Oracle Support for additional information.
This document is for informational purposes only and may not be incorporated into a contract or agreement.
Oracle furthered its commitment to the IBM System i customers, extending support and enhancement efforts for JD Edwards Applications on IBM i. In addition to Lifetime Support, Oracle is providing new product development for JD Edwards World and JD Edwards EnterpriseOne. Oracle has published a new set of Frequently Asked Question (PDF, 189KB) about their continued support on the System i. For more information on Oracle Application Unlimited visit the Application Unlimited website (link resides outside of ibm.com).
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Information APAR web site links for the IBM i compatibility and recommended PTF information by operating system release level:
NOTE: Not updated frequently after Oracle first certifies a given OS release.