Wednesday, May 12, 2010

IBM Lifecycle Extension for z/OS 1.9

OK, I guess everybody knows this by now. You can get up to 24 months extra support on z/OS 1.9 which is going out of support by the end of September, 2010. So, you get an extra two years to migrate to z/OS 1.11. The conditions are exactly the same as with the offering for z/OS 1.8.
The announcement : 'IBM Lifecycle Extension for z/OS V1.9 offers fee-based corrective service beyond the z/OS V1.9 service withdrawal date (ZP10-0028)'.

I'd just like to repeat a couple of the remarks I also made last year. First of all : it's a fee based offering ! Second, even if you do not have plans to install z/OS 1.11 immediately, be sure to order it anyway before the end of September. That way you'll still have it for free. If you have to order it afterwards, you might have to pay for it.

There's a FAQ and it's been updated for this z/OS 1.9 offering. You can find it over here.

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