P9 Been out for how long? P10 on the horizon?

You’ll be able to get parts for it for some time, IBM still sells maintenance for it, that said no new MES upgrades would be available. The aftermarket will have whatever you might need for some time too. V7R4 is the limit on the OS. In six years that might be the limitation.

Jim Oberholtzer
Agile Technology Architects



On Nov 20, 2021, at 6:17 PM, Laurence Chiu <lchiu7@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

I just received a note from my supplier that there will be no more firmware
upgrades for the Power 8 after 1Q22 and no way to order additional parts.
And this Power 8 had to last 6 years.

On Fri, Nov 19, 2021, 4:38 AM Rob Berendt <rob@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

IBM i 7.4 is the last release to support IBM POWER8 processor-based
systems.
https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/upgrade-planning-future-hardware


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