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DB2 UDB Version 8 - End of Support date is April 30, 2009



This document contains frequently asked questions regarding the End of Support (EOS) for DB2 UDB Version 8 products on Linux, UNIX, and Windows.


DB2 end of support date page contains the list of end of support dates for DB2 versions.

US Withdrawal Announcement 907-125 page contains the withdrawal notice and the full list of all DB2 UDB V8.x products that have end of support.

IBM Software Product Support Lifecycle page contains the announcement letters and dates for all DB2 server products including the Lifecycle FAQ.

Click here to learn why you should Upgrade to the latest release of DB2

What are the end of support dates for DB2 UDB V8.x ?

End of support for DB2 UDB V8.x products is April 30, 2009. Extended support may be purchased to extend your support until April 30, 2012.

"End of support" indicates the last date on which you are entitled to base support for your DB2 UDB product. You can extend the support period beyond the end of support date for an additional fee.

"Extended support" indicates the final date in which IBM shall end all support for the DB2 UDB products.

Where are the DB2 UDB product end of support dates listed?

The DB2 end of support date page contains the list of end of support dates for DB2 UDB products. The IBM Software Product Support Lifecycle page contains the announcement letters and dates for all IBM Products.

How do I purchase a Support Extension?

Support extensions may be purchased for an additional fee. To extend your support of your DB2 UDB V8 product until April 30, 2012, please contact your local IBM Sales Representative. For direct inquiries, US Customers may call IBM Sales at 1-888-426-4343, option 1 and ask for a Service Extension on DB2 UDB Version 8.2. Customers in other geographies should refer to the IBM directory of worldwide contacts to find sales contact numbers in their region.

Note that when you contact support they will inquire if you are on the latest fixpak for DB2 UDB V8. The latest fixpak is Fixpak 18 which may be downloaded from the DB2 fix packs by version page.

Is there information to help me upgrade?

The Upgrade to DB2 page contains all information about why you should upgrade your DB2 UDB V8.2 server to the latest release of DB2. The DB2 Upgrade Portal contains technical information to assist you in performing the upgrade itself. If you have questions, please contact your IBM Sales Representative or dial 'IBM Direct' toll free at 1-800-426-2255

What DB2 UDB V8.2 servers are affected?

The following DB2 UDB V8.2 server products are affected: full listing

      DB2 Enterprise Server Edition
      DB2 Connect Application Server Edition
      DB2 Connect Enterprise Edition
      DB2 Connect Personal Edition
      DB2 Connect Unlimited Edition for zSeries
      DB2 Connect Unlimited Edition for iSeries
      DB2 Personal Edition
      DB2 Personal Developer's Edition
      DB2 Workgroup Server Edition
      DB2 Workgroup Server Unlimited Edition
      DB2 Universal Database Express Edition
      DB2 Universal Developer's Edition

When the server product goes out of support, does the client also go out of support?

Yes, the DB2 UDB V8.x clients will no longer be supported. All DB2 UDB V8.x products will end support on April 30, 2009.

DB2 UDB V8.x clients connecting to a DB2 LUW V9.1, V9.5 and V9.7 will no longer be supported by IBM after April 30, 2009, unless a support extension has been purchased.

How do I know if my DB2 Universal JDBC driver is supported

Effective April 30, 2009, only DB2 LUW V9.1, V9.5, and V9.7 Universal JDBC drivers will be supported. Use the technote 1363866 to check the version of the DB2 JCC driver installed with your application.

What if I have a special build or an older fixpak on DB2 UDB V8.x? Am I still supported?

All support for DB2 UDB ESE V8.x ends on April 30, 2009 unless a support extension has been purchased.

The policy statement for DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows fix packs, special builds, Total Content Ownership agreements and IBM Software Premium Services is located in technote 1180416.

I am using DB2 UDB V8.x as part of a bundle, am I still supported

DB2 UDB V8.x will continue to be supported if it is being used according to the terms of the license agreement (i.e. limited use) of a bundled product for as long as the bundled product remains in support. For specific details on the terms of the license for DB2 UDB V8.x within a bundled scenario, please review the license agreement included with the product that bundled DB2 UDB V8.x

Do certifications for DB2 UDB V8 still exist after EOS?

The certifications for DB2 UDB V8 (700,701,703) were retired on December 31, 2010 and are no longer available. View the current DB2 certifications on the IBM DB2 Certifications page.

How do I obtain DB2 UDB V8 if I still need it?

Q: I need to download and install the base product of DB2 UDB V8 for a migration test environment. I can't find where to download the original base (GA) product and I do not have the physical CDs anymore. How can I obtain it?

A: The DB2 UDB Version 8 server editions are not available for purchase or download. The images have been removed from Passport Advantage since they are no longer sold or supported. To obtain the product you must contact your IBM Sales Representative. If you do not have an IBM Sales Representative, please dial IBM Direct at 1-800-426-2255.

Glossary of Acronyms:

GA = General Availability
EOM = End of Marketing
EOS = End of Support
IPLA = International Program License Agreement
LUW = Linux, UNIX, Windows
UDB = Universal Database

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16 June 2018