IBM Spectrum Protect/Tivoli Storage Manager 7.1 products and IBM Spectrum Protect Snapshot/Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager version 4.1 End of Support 31 December 2021

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IBM Spectrum Protect/Tivoli Storage Manager 7.1 products and IBM Spectrum Protect Snapshot/Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager version 4.1 End of Support 31 December 2021

Question & Answer

Question

When will the IBM Spectrum Protect and IBM Tivoli Storage Manager 7.1 and IBM Spectrum Protect Snapshot and Tivoli Storage FlashCopy® Manager version 4.1 reach End of Support (EOS)?

Answer

31 Decmeber 2021 has been announced as the End of Support date (EOS) for IBM Spectrum Protect and IBM Tivoli Storage Manager 7.1 products and for IBM Spectrum Protect Snapshot  and IBM Tivoli Storage FlashCopy® Manager version 4.1.
The withdrawal announcement letter is available here: Software support discontinuance: IBM Spectrum Protect and IBM Tivoli Storage Manager programs.

There will be no support extensions for IBM Spectrum Protect and IBM Tivoli Storage Manager 7.1 products nor for IBM Spectrum Protect Snapshot 4.1.
Note: In some cases, IBM offers extended support for usage and known defects in eligible products. Contact your IBM Account team to find out more about how to apply for a support extension.

To continue receiving support beyond December 31, 2021, upgrade to a current product release that has not yet reached end of support. Clients are encouraged to upgrade to the latest release of the product. See IBM Spectrum Protect Downloads – Latest Fix Packs and Interim Fixes

Information regarding the eligibility of other IBM Spectrum Protect and IBM Spectrum Protect Snapshot product releases for support extensions is available here: IBM Spectrum Protect Family Products with Support Extension contracts available

Information regarding the IBM Software Support Lifecycle is available here: IBM Support – Software lifecycle

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