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TSM 5.5 and 6.1 EOS April 30, 2014

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When will the IBM Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) 5.5 and 6.1 products reach End of Support (EOS)?


April 30, 2014 was the End of Support date (EOS) for most IBM Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) Version 5.5 and 6.1 products with distributed platforms. Here is the link to the announcement letter:

To obtain support beyond the product EOS date, you must either:

  • upgrade to a current product release still in support, such as 6.3, 6.4, or 7.1; or
  • if available, purchase a support extension to existing TSM 5.5 or 6.1 maintenance contracts through your IBM account team, to extend support at the Version 5.5 or 6.1 level

Information on upgrading your TSM 5.5 server to a TSM 6.3 or 7.1 server can be found here:
Information regarding the availability of TSM and FCM product release support extensions can be found here:

Information on the IBM Software Support Lifecycle can be found here:

TSM for z/OS 5.5 products reached EOS on September 30, 2014. Here are the links to the EOS announcement letters:

The 6.1 TSM z/OS USS client has it's own lifecycle, which is documented here:

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Modified date:
17 June 2018