IBM POWER withdrawal dates

IBM announce hardware maintenance withdrawal dates for IBM POWER 5, 6 & 7 servers

Most of the IBM POWER5, POWER6 or POWER7 servers will stop being supported in 2019. Watch the video to learn about the options available to you, the models affected by the announcement and the risks of remaining on unsupported hardware.

IBM POWER 5 - End of support date is the 31st of December 2019

Machine Type     Model Number

 

7311                                     D10    

7311                                     D11    

7311                                     D20    

9117                                     570   

9119                                     590    

9119                                     595   

9131                                     52A   

9133                                    55A  

9405                                    520   

9406                                    520    

9406                                    525    

9406                                    550    

9406                                    570 

IBM POWER 6 - End of support date is the 31st March 2019

7998 61X ECLIPZ Blade

9119 FHA Power 595

9125 F2A Power 575

8203 E4A Power 520

9407 M15 Power 520 Express

8204 E8A Power 550

8234 EMA Power 560

9117 MMA Power 570

9406 MMA i570

9409 M50 Power 550 Express

IBM POWER 7 - End of support date is the 30th September 2019

7893 92X Power Chassis

8406 70Y PS700 Blade

8406 71Y PS701/702 Blade

9125 F2C Power 775

9179 MHB Power 780

8202 E4B Power 720

8205 E6B Power 740

8231 E1C Power 710

8231 E2B Power 710/730

8233 E8B Power 750

9117 MMB Power 770

8246 L1C PowerLinux 7R1

8246 L1S PowerLinux 7R1

8246 L2C PowerLinux 7R2

8246 L2S PowerLinux 7R2

What are the options available to IBM POWER 5 users?

Remain on an unsupported version of POWER and accept the risks associated with it or use a third party provider for ongoing maintenance. Upgrade to a new IBM POWER9 server that is supported with improved performance and a three year warranty.

What are the options available to IBM POWER 6 users?

Stay on IBM POWER 6 and accept that you will be on an unsupported version of IBM i in April 2018 and continue without IBM hardware maintenance after the 31st of March 2019.

Stay on IBM POWER 6 and accept that you will be on an unsupported version of IBM i in April 2018 and take out third-party maintenance after the 31st of March 2018

Upgrade from IBM POWER 6 to a IBM POWER 9 server that does support IBM i 7.3/4 and will have IBM hardware maintenance support beyond March 2019.

What are the options available to IBM POWER 7 users?

If you are an IBM POWER 7 user and are concerned about the announcement and would like additional information call us at 0300 124 0992 or email us at info@chilli-it.co.uk

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