Software withdrawal and service discontinuance

Effective March 31, 2016, IBM has withdrawn support for IBM Communication Controller for Linux on System z, PID 5724-J38, and IBM X.25 over TCP/IP for Communication Controller for Linux, PID 5724-O43. IBM will not offer extended support for IBM Communication Controller for Linux on System z and IBM X.25 over TCP/IP for Communication Controller for Linux. Clients are encouraged to migrate to a replacement technology, referencing A Structured Approach to Modernizing the SNA Environment.

Monitor, manage and modernize critical network functions

IBM® Communication Controller for Linux on System z® (CCL) integrates established, mission-critical communications with leading-edge System z servers and software. Now you can maintain business data and applications on the mainframe operating systems (z/OS, z/VM, VSE/ESA, z/VSE, TPF, and z/TPF) while moving Network Control Program (NCP) functions to Linux on System z for increased security, availability, and management options. As a strategic component of SNA modernization, Communication Controller provides a superior platform for running NCP in place of many 37xx hardware configurations.

IBM Communication Controller for Linux on System z:


Operating SystemSoftwareHardware
Linux SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 (SLES 9) for IBM zSeries and IBM S/390

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (SLES 10) for IBM zSeries and IBM S/390

Red Hat Enterprise Linux V4 (RHEL 4)

Red Hat Enterprise Linux V5 (RHEL 5)

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (SLES 11)
One of the following IBM servers, or equivalents: IBM System z9, z10, eServer zSeries z800, z890, z900, z990 S/390 Parallel Enterprise Servers - Generation 5 (G5) and Generation 6 (G6) models

OSA adapters - one of the following (or combination): OSA-2, OSA Express, or OSA Express2.

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