Yea, when I saw the feature numbers it made sense. But I have to admit my
first thought was "Did they really finally kill CICS on IBM i ?"

What are there, 5 customers that ever used it?

--
Jim Oberholtzer
Agile Technology Architects

-----Original Message-----
From: MIDRANGE-L <midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> On Behalf Of
DrFranken
Sent: Tuesday, January 28, 2020 11:43 AM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: The following features are being withdrawn on the specified
models of the IBM Power Systems machine types:

First I found it humorous that they changed some of the descriptions when
that is a bad thing. I can imagine someone reading that text and
saying: "128 BIT!? Ha that has to be 128K or 128M. I'll go with M."

For example:

"Crypto 128MB" is not a thing. It was indeed '128 bit.' 128MB Keys will
likely appear but 'not today' and certainly not back in V5!!

5722AC3 *INSTALLED Crypto Access Provider 128-bit for AS/400
5722CE3 *INSTALLED Client Encryption 128-bit

The rest of that stuff is all V5 anyway so rather a 'wow, those were still
avaliable??' Exeption is 5733-ARE which we have insalled on i 7.4 systems.
But I think this withdrawal is only for the machines named in the letter.

THus this is pretty much a 'non-issue' for folks.

- Larry "DrFranken" Bolhuis

www.Frankeni.com
www.iDevCloud.com - Personal Development IBM i timeshare service.
www.iInTheCloud.com - Commercial IBM i Cloud Hosting.

On 1/28/2020 9:26 AM, Rob Berendt wrote:
Help me out here. When it says " The following features are being
withdrawn on the specified models of the IBM Power Systems machine types:"
does it mean that all these programs listed below are withdrawn? Or just no
longer available on certain machines?

<snip>
The following features are being withdrawn on the specified models of the
IBM Power Systems machine types:
Effective April 24, 2020
Feature withdrawals
Description MT Model Feature

Crypto 128MB (5722-AC3) 5372 IS5 1017
Client Encryption 128MB (5722-CE3) 5372 IS5 1019
Crypto Support (5722-CR1) 5372 IS5 1020
CICS (5722-DFH) 5372 IS5 1025
MANAGE SS (5722-MG1) 5372 IS5 1030
APD (5722-PD1) 5372 IS5 1031
SYS MANAGE (5722-SM1) 5372 IS5 1032
Visual Generator (5769-VG1) 5372 IS5 1033
Application Runtime Expert (5733-ARE) 5372 IS5 1039
Opti Connect (5722-SS1) 5372 IS5 1515
</snip>

Because they use the same wording for IBM i 7.2 and I'm pretty sure that's
end of support for all machines, right?
<snip>
The following features are being withdrawn on the specified models of the
IBM Power Systems machine types:
Effective April 30, 2020
Feature withdrawals
Description MT Model Feature

V7R2 Release Specify 5372 IS5 3572
</snip>

https://www-01.ibm.com/common/ssi/ShowDoc.wss?docURL=/common/ssi/rep_c
a/6/897/ENUS920-026/index.html&request_locale=en


Rob Berendt
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