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7.4 will be in support in 4 years.
Might have hit it's last TR by then. After all 7.3 hasn't had a TR since 9/21. So I'm guessing 9/24 for the last TR for 7.4. Should still be getting cumes as 7.3 says: "The next cumulative package is scheduled for 18 Nov 2022."

Oh, and a P8 won't run 7.5, P7 won't run 7.4, P6 won't run 7.3 so a P9 probably won't run rNext after 7.5.

Some other historical items to put into your crystal ball:
7.2: Cumulative package C1084720 began shipping worldwide: 16 Apr 2021. NO ADDITIONAL CUMULATIVE PACKAGES ARE PLANNED. https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/6198560
6.1 hit end of support 2015, 7.1 2018, 7.2 2021 so if the pattern holds then 7.3 2024, 7.4 2027. https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/668157 IBM promises a year of announcement before a release of IBM i hits EOS.

IBM has "Program support extension" for after EOS. However you will pay a huge premium and it's likely that you still will not get vital stuff needed. Prime example was 7.1 was under such support but couldn't get newer ciphers needed to have SSL working to any current website. For a bulk of the last holdouts on 7.1 this was the straw that broke that camel's back.

Rob Berendt

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