Same here in mudville, except I've passed my use-by date so timing works for me.

Best wishes retiring early.

Best wishes to all on this and other lists, you've taught me so much I've come to think of you as friends.

Also, thanks to David for creating and monitoring these lists.

-----Original Message-----
From: MIDRANGE-L [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Winchester Terry
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 8:57 AM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: RE: End of support for IBM i 6.1 is 9/30/2015

This is a simple one:

09 - This machine will be replaced by non IBM i software and hardware.

We're slated to dump this platform within the next 18 months.

Guess I'll be retiring early...whether I like it or not...


-----Original Message-----
From: MIDRANGE-L [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of rob@xxxxxxxxx
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 10:46 AM
To: midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: End of support for IBM i 6.1 is 9/30/2015

values days('2015-09-30') - days(current date)

Today marks 30 days until end of support for IBM i 6.1 http://www-947.ibm.com/systems/support/i/planning/upgrade/suptschedule.html
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ssm1platformibmi
http://www-947.ibm.com/systems/support/i/planning/software/i5osschedule.html

Hopefully you have already upgraded before now. If not, why not?
01 - My hardware does not support past 6.1
02 - My vendor will not certify their software to run on anything newer than 6 years old.
03 - We always run on x-2 hoping the bugs have been worked out.
04 - Too busy
05 - We run 24x7x365. We haven't even done a full system save in a decade.
06 - I've never put on a PTF so why do I care about support?
07 - If it ain't broke, why fix it?
08 - We dropped support for both IBM i and vendor software to save money and it costs too much to catch back up.
09 - This machine will be replaced by non IBM i software and hardware.
10 - Not missing my Saturday morning cartoons for anything.
11 - Retiring soon, like I give a rip.
12 - Other (explain)


Rob Berendt
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IBM Certified System Administrator - IBM i 6.1 Group Dekko Dept 1600 Mail to: 2505 Dekko Drive
Garrett, IN 46738
Ship to: Dock 108
6928N 400E
Kendallville, IN 46755
http://www.dekko.com

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