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For information on supported releases and subsequent upgrades to newer releases, see IBM i Release support .


Release life cycle
Release Announce date* GA date* Announce
End of Marketing date*
Effective
End of Marketing date*
End of Program Support* Program Support Extension Available*
Rel 1 06/21/1988 08/26/1988
V2R1 04/22/1991 05/24/1991 03/12/1993 06/30/1994
V2R1.1 04/22/1991 03/06/1992 03/12/1993 06/30/1994
V2R2 02/18/1992 09/18/1992 09/06/1994 03/31/1995
V2R3 02/16/1993 12/17/1993 12/29/1995 05/31/1996
R7.5 SSP 02/20/1996 03/08/1996 02/09/1999 02/25/2000 05/31/2000
V3R0.5 05/03/1994 06/03/1994 02/11/1997 05/16/1997 05/31/1997
V3R1 05/03/1994 11/25/1994 02/11/1997 05/16/1997 10/31/1998
V3R2 06/04/1996 06/21/1996 02/10/1998 02/25/2000 05/31/2000
V3R6 06/21/1995 12/22/1995 08/19/1997 11/21/1997 10/31/1998
V3R7 09/03/1996 11/08/1996 09/01/1998 12/01/1998 06/30/1999
V4R1 08/19/1997 08/29/1997 02/09/1999 02/25/2000 05/31/2000
V4R2 02/10/1998 02/27/1998 02/09/1999 02/25/2000 05/31/2000 01/31/2001
V4R3 09/01/1998 09/11/1998 02/15/2000 12/29/2000 01/31/2001
V4R4 02/09/1999 05/21/1999 02/13/2001 05/31/2001 05/31/2001 11/30/2001
V4R5 05/22/2000 07/28/2000 02/12/2002 07/02/2002 07/31/2002 12/31/2002
V5R1 04/23/2001 05/25/2001 07/29/2003 11/21/2003 09/30/2005
V5R2 06/04/2002 08/30/2002 02/08/2005 10/01/2005 04/30/2007
V5R3 05/04/2004 06/11/2004 02/06/2007 01/04/2008 04/30/2009 04/30/2013
V5R4
(5.4.x)
01/31/2006 02/14/2006 01/27/2009 05/27/2011 09/30/2013
Note 2
09/30/2017
6.1.x 01/29/2008 03/21/2008 09/09/2014 12/09/2014 09/30/2015
Note 2
09/30/2019
7.1 04/13/2010 04/23/2010 04/11/2017 09/30/2017 04/30/2018 dependent on hardware
Note 3
7.2 04/28/2014 05/02/2014 09/10/2019 04/30/2020 04/30/2021 04/30/2024
Note 4
7.3 04/12/2016 04/15/2016 Note 1
7.4 04/23/2019 06/21/2019 Note 1

* All dates are shown in MM/DD/YYYY format.

Note 1: End of program support date will be announced with at least 12 months notice prior to the effective termination date.

Note 2: For 6.1, includes both Machine Code Level V6R1M0 and V6R1M1.

Note 3: IBM i 7.1 extended Service Extension started on May 1, 2021. The duration of IBM i 7.1 extended Service Extension is dependent on the Power hardware generation. The extended Service Extension coverage is usage and known defect support, and there some exceptions of products and functions which are not supported. For notes regarding extended Service Extension duration and support coverage, see Service Extension Offering for IBM i 7.1 and 7.2.

Note 4: IBM i 7.2 Service Extension Offering started on May 1, 2021. For details regarding support coverage for the various products in the IBM i portfolio, see Service Extension Offering for IBM i 7.1 and 7.2.


 

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