z/OS marketing and service announce, availability, and withdrawal dates

z/OS marketing policy

IBM intends to market a given release until the next release becomes available. IBM may occasionally choose to continue to market a release beyond the availability of the next release.



z/OS end of marketing and end of service dates

The following tables provide the announcement, general availability, end of marketing, and end of service dates for z/OS releases as announced by IBM in the United States.

All statements regarding the future direction and intent of IBM are subject to change or withdrawal without notice and represent goals and objectives only.


z/OS
Program
number
VRM Announced Available Marketing
withdrawn
Service discontinued
5650-ZOS 2.1 2013/07/23 2013/09/30    
5694-A01 1.13.0 2011/07/12 2011/09/30 2014/01/31
 
2016/09/30
 
5694-A01 1.12.0 2010/07/22 2010/09/24 2011/10/25 2014/09/30
5694-A01 1.11.0 2009/08/18 2009/09/25 2010/10/26 2012/09/305
5694-A01 1.10.0 2008/08/05 2008/09/26 2009/10/26 2011/09/304
5694-A01 1.09.0 2007/08/08 2007/09/28 2008/10/27 2010/09/303
5694-A01 1.08.0 2006/08/08 2006/09/29 2007/10/22 2009/09/302
5694-A01 1.07.0 2005/07/27 2005/09/30 2006/10/23 2008/09/30
5694-A01 1.06.0 2004/08/10 2004/09/24 2005/10/24 2007/09/30
5694-A01 1.05.0 2004/02/10 2004/03/26 2004/09/09 2007/03/31
5694-A01 1.04.0 2002/08/13 2002/09/27 2004/09/09 2007/03/31
5694-A01 1.03.0 2002/02/19 2002/03/29 2002/09/12 2005/03/31
5694-A01 1.02.0 2001/09/11 2001/10/26 2002/03/14 2004/10/31
5694-A01 1.01.0 2000/10/03 2001/03/30 2001/10/11 or 2002/06/25 2004/03/31

Legend


1 Indicates projected date. Actual end of marketing or end of service date has not been announced yet.


2 Support for z/OS V1.8 was withdrawn on September 30, 2009. The IBM Lifecycle Extension for z/OS V1.8 (5638-A01)  provides fee-based corrective service (a fix, bypass, or restriction to a problem) for up to two years beyond the withdrawal of service date for z/OS V1.8.


3 Support for z/OS V1.9 was withdrawn September 30 2010. The  IBM Lifecycle Extension for z/OS V1.9 (5646-A01) provides fee-based corrective (fix, bypass, or restriction to a problem) service for up to two years beyond the withdrawal of service dates for z/OS V1.9.


US ONLY - To complement the corrective service/ defect support provided by the Lifecycle Extension for z/OS V1.9 you may want to consider adding 'how to' support as provided by the IBM Service Extension Usage Support for z/OS V1.9 from IBM Global Services (5646-MTS)  


4 Support for z/OS V1.10 was withdrawn September 30 2011. TheIBM Lifecycle Extension for z/OS V1R10 (5656-A01) provides fee-based corrective (fix, bypass, or restriction to a problem) service for up to two years beyond the withdrawal of service dates for z/OS V1.10.


5 Support for z/OS V1.11 will be withdrawn September 30 2012. The IBM Lifecycle Extension for z/OS V1R11 (5657-A01) provides fee-based corrective (fix, bypass, or restriction to a problem) service for up to two years beyond the withdrawal of service dates for z/OS V1.11



z/OS.e
Program
number
VRM Announced Available Marketing
withdrawn
Service discontinued
5655-G52 1.08.0 2006/08/08 2006/09/29 2007/10/22 2009/09/30
5655-G52 1.07.0 2005/07/27 2005/09/30 2006/10/23 2008/09/30
5655-G52 1.06.0 2004/08/10 2004/09/24 2005/10/24 2007/09/30
5655-G52 1.05.0 2004/02/10 2004/03/26 2004/09/09 2007/03/31
5655-G52 1.04.0 2002/08/13 2002/09/27 2004/09/09 2007/03/31
5655-G52 1.03.0 2002/02/19 2002/03/29 2002/09/12 2005/03/31

Legend


* Indicates projected date. Actual end of marketing or end of service date has not been announced yet.



OS/390 V2
Program
number
VRM Announced Available Marketing
withdrawn
Service discontinued
5647-A01 2.10.0 2000/05/16 2000/09/29 2002/12/17 2004/09/30
5647-A01 2.09.0 2000/02/29 2000/03/31 2000/09/14 2003/03/31
5647-A01 2.08.0 1999/02/22 1999/09/24 2000/03/16 2002/09/30
5647-A01 2.07.0 1998/08/18 1999/03/26 1999/09/09 2002/03/31
5647-A01 2.06.0 1998/02/24 1998/09/25 2000/06/15 2002/03/31
5647-A01 2.05.0 1997/09/09 1998/03/27 1998/09/03 2001/03/31
5647-A01 2.04.0 1997/09/09 1997/09/26 1998/03/12 2001/03/31


OS/390 V1
Program
number
VRM Announced Available Marketing
withdrawn
Service discontinued
5645-001 1.03.0 1996/09/10 1997/03/28 1998/12/31 2001/03/31
5645-001 1.02.0 1996/02/20 1996/09/27 1997/03/13 2001/01/31
5645-001 1.01.0 1996/02/20 1996/03/29 1996/09/12 2001/01/31


MVS/ESA V5
Program
number
VRM Announced Available Marketing
withdrawn
Service discontinued
5655-068 5.02.0 1994/09/13 1995/06/30 2000/03/07 2001/03/31
5655-069 5.02.2 1995/02/28 1995/09/29 2000/03/07 2001/03/31
5655-069 5.02.1 1994/09/13 1994/09/13 2000/03/07 2001/03/31
5655-068 5.01.0 1994/04/05 1994/06/24 2000/03/07 2001/01/31


MVS/ESA V4
Program
number
VRM Announced Available Marketing
withdrawn
Service discontinued
5695-047 4.03.0 1992/06/18 1993/03/26 1997/06/27 1999/06/30
5695-047 4.02.0 1990/09/05 1991/03/29 1992/12/31 1999/06/30
5695-047 4.01.0 1990/09/05 1990/10/26 1992/12/31 1994/03/31


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