IBM i END OF SUPPORT

IBM i software releases have support end dates. To ensure you have years of continued uptime for your systems, monitor the following dates. The End of support date for each software release is announced either with the initial release announcement or one year prior to becoming effective.

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IBM i LIFE CYCLE

Release VersionAnnouncementEnd of LifeEnd of Support
7.44/23/2019--
7.34/12/2016--
7.24/28/20149/10/20194/30/2021
7.14/13/20104/11/20174/30/2018
6.1.x1/29/20089/9/20149/30/2015
5.4.x1/31/20061/27/20099/30/2013
V5R35/4/20042/6/20074/30/2009
V5R26/4/20022/8/20054/30/2007
V5R14/23/20017/29/20039/30/2005
V4R55/22/20002/12/20027/31/2002
V4R42/9/19992/13/20015/31/2001
V4R39/1/19982/15/20001/31/2001
V4R22/10/19982/9/19995/31/2000
V4R18/19/19972/9/19995/31/2000
V3R26/4/19962/10/19985/31/2000
R7.5 SSP2/20/19962/9/19995/31/2000
V3R79/3/19969/1/19986/30/1999
V3R66/21/19958/19/199710/31/1998
V3R15/3/19942/11/199710/31/1998
V3R0.55/3/19942/11/19975/31/1997

IBM i UPGRADE PATH

The following table provides information on supported releases and subsequent upgrades to newer releases. A dash (-) in the column indicates a direct upgrade to the specified release is not available.

ReleaseUpgrade to IBM i 7.1Upgrade to IBM i 7.2Upgrade to IBM i 7.3Upgrade to IBM i 7.4
V5R4X---
IBM i 6.1XX--
IBM i 7.1-XX-
IBM i 7.2--XX
IBM i 7.3---X

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