IBM Product Lifecycle
Download a full copy of the IBM Product Lifecycle product list in CSV format
For more detailed information about the available IBM support lifecycle policies, visit IBM Product Lifecycle website.
Glossary of terms
A definition of the column headers in the attached CSV file.
The name of the IBM offering.
Stands for Version, Release, Modification and represents the numbering structure of the IBM offering as defined in V.R.M.F Maintenance Stream Delivery Vehicle terminology explanation.
Stands for product identifier and is used for all IBM offerings to uniquely identify the product which may be bundled into different offerings.
The type of license used by the offering as defined in Standard and enhanced IBM support lifecycle policies.
- Blank = No license type assigned
- IPLA = International Program License Agreement
- ICA = IBM Customer Agreement
- ILAN = International License Agreement for Non-Warranted Programs
Stands for General Availability and is the date that a new version or release of the offering is available to all users.
GA Ann #
Stands for the General Availability Announcement Number and is the identification code assigned to the announcement letter used to communicate to users about the offering availability.
Stands for End of Marketing and refers to the effective date on which a VRM and associated part number ceases to be available and can no longer be ordered via standard price lists.
EOM Ann #
Stands for the End of Marketing Announcement Number and is the identification code assigned to the announcement letter used to communicate to users about the offering withdrawal from sales.
Stands for End of Support and refers to the effective date on which IBM will cease to deliver standard technical support (no more fixes or enhancements developed) for a given VRM of a product.
EOS Ann #
Stands for the End of Support Announcement Number and is the identification code assigned to the announcement letter used to communicate to users about the offering withdrawal from support.
PLC Web Page Comments
PLC stands for Product Life Cycle. This section stores any relevant comments about the offering in relation to the data provided.
PLC More Info URL
PLC stands for Product Life Cycle. This section provides links to related pages of interest in relation to the data provided.
The Exception flag indicates whether the product has a Lifecycle Policy that is not covered by one of the standard policy types defined in Standard and enhanced IBM software support lifecycle policies.
- 0 = No exception
- 1 = Yes - an exception is in place
The announcement letter identification.
- S = Standard - minimum 3 years support with extension of 3 years
- E = Enhanced - minimum 5 years support with extension of 3 years
- C = Continuous Delivery - minimum 2 years support with extension of 1 year
- O = Other - specific policies on products marked as "Other" can be found in the product announcement
Last mod (MM/DD/Y)
The date the product lifecycle record was last modified.