Friday, April 20, 2018

Hardware withdrawal: IBM z13, IBM z13s, IBM LinuxONE Emperor, IBM LinuxONE Rockhopper

As we know from past announcements, the announcement of one system is accompanied by the End of Marketing announcement of the previous generation, in this case the z13 machines : 'Hardware withdrawal: IBM z13, IBM z13s, IBM LinuxONE Rockhopper, IBM LinuxONE Emperor - Some replacements available (ZG18-0063)'

Here's an overview of the WDFM (withdrawn from marketing) dates. All details and related feature codes are in the announcement itself.

The last dates you can order the withdrawn products are one day before the effective withdrawal dates.

  • Effective June 30, 2019, for:
    • IBM z13®
      • All new build models
      • All hardware MES changes
      • All upgrades to the IBM z13 from the IBM zEnterprise® 196 (z196) or IBM zEnterprise EC12 (zEC12)
    • IBM z13s™
      • All new build models
      • All hardware MES changes
      • All upgrades to the IBM z13s from the IBM zEnterprise 114 (z114) or IBM zEnterprise BC12 (zBC12)
    • IBM LinuxONE Rockhopper™
      • All new build models
      • All hardware MES changes
    • IBM LinuxONE Emperor™
      • All new build models
      • All hardware MES changes
  • Effective June 30, 2020, for:
    • Field installed features and all associated conversions that are delivered solely through a modification to the machine's Licensed Internal Code (LIC)
  • Effective February 28, 2021, for:
    • All the remaining billing feature codes that supported the OOCoD offerings
  • Effective June 30, 2025, for:
    • All the remaining feature codes that supported the CBU additional tests and replenishment offerings

No real surprises compared to the previous annoucements. I just notice that OOCoD  offerings can be ordered one year longer. This is only the OOCoD offerings, not CBU records.  The only thing you can do is order additional tests on your CBU records as long as they last. So you can order a 5-year record in June 2020 and you can add additional tests to that record up to June 2025.

I've updated the overview I made the last time.

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