Planning statements provide insight into IBM's as400 plans and directions. This information represents current goals and objectives and is subject to change or withdrawal without notice.
Virtual Control Panel, Remote Control Panel, February 2002
V5R1 Operations Console users may wish to consider Virtual Control Panel to get remote control panel functions without the need for a direct parallel cable connection. Information about Virtual Control Panel can be found in Information APAR II13117 or refer to iSeries Operations Console Support.
Remote Control Panel via Parallel Port will be withdrawn from marketing effective July 2, 2002. Virtual Control Panel is an alternative.
8GB Disk Drives Withdrawn from Marketing December 3, 2002, February, 2002:
Customers having disk arrays which use 8.56GB disk drives may wish to purchase additional drives before 12/3/02. Customers might want to consider upgrading to 17.5GB or greater disk drives. Disk arm requirements should be considered.
PCI Integrated Analog Modem #2761/#4761, February 2002:
V5R1 is planned to be the final release in which non-fax functions provided on feature #2761/#4761, PCI Integrated Analog Modem, will be supported. Functions that will not be supported in future releases include, but are not limited to, SDLC and synchronous PPP operations. The follow-on feature for feature #2761/#4761 for fax support on iSeries is feature #2805, PCI Quad Modem IOA. In Australia and New Zealand, the follow-on feature for feature #2761/#4761 is feature #2806, PCI Quad Modem IOA. The #2761/#4761 PCI Integrated Analog Modem is not planned to be supported on future iSeries hardware models.
Feature #4800 Cryptographic CoProcessor
V5R1 is planned to be the final release to support the feature #4800 Cryptographic CoProcessor. The replacement for #4800 is the #4801/#4802 Cryptographic CoProcessor, which offers improved performance and 112-bit T-DES (vs. 56-bit DES for the #4800).
ISDN Alternative Solutions, October 2001: ISDN adapters #2750, #2751, #4750 and #4751 will not be supported in future releases of OS/400.
Suggested alternative solutions
Note: ISDN adapters #2750, #2751, #4750, and #4751 have been withdrawn from marketing effective November, 2001.
OS/400 V5R2 supports SPD I/O on the Model 6xx/Sxx/7xx and on the Model 820/830/840 with an appropriate migration tower.
The new, POWER4-based Model 890 does not support SPD I/O nor does it support the attachment of a migration tower. IBM does not intend to support SPD I/O nor migration towers on future iSeries servers.
The iSeries plan for I/O attachment is to use the 1GB High Speed Link (HSL) and PCI. In conjunction with copper and silicon-on-insulator processors, these technologies deliver balanced system performance. Customers implementing HSL and PCI have benefited from increased application availability through improved disk throughput, backup performance and batch run times. Concurrent maintenance of PCI-based adapters and disks can also contribute to increased system availability. Expanded connectivity options are available with HSL and PCI, including 1 GB Ethernet, Fibre Channel, and support for direct connection of Intel-based xSeries servers. The higher density and improved packaging of HSL /PCI towers and PCI adapters can lower operations costs through floor space and power consumption savings.
To take full advantage of iSeries, IBM advises 820/830/840 customers who still use a migration tower and SPD-attached I/O to transition to HSL-attached I/O. To help with this transition while leveraging customer investments in I/O towers, disk drives and other selected I/O, on August 28, 2001 IBM extended options to convert SPD-attached #5065/#5066 PCI I/O towers to HSL-attached #5074/#5079 PCI I/O towers. This I/O tower conversion can also simplify SPD-attached to HSL-attached I/O migration for iSeries customers.
To best preserve migration options when moving to HSL and iSeries processors without migration towers, 6xx/Sxx/7xx customers adding new I/O should use PCI features in the upgradeable #5065/#5066 SPD-attached PCI I/O towers. The 6xx/Sxx/7xx can not support HSL-attached I/O towers.
For more information on planning for PCI features, refer to the following files:
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PCI Adapter Planning Information
5722-SS1 WORKSTATION GATEWAY, September 2001:
V5R1 is the final release to support Workstation Gateway, which is part of TCP/IP functions of OS/400. If you are using Workstation Gateway today, you need to migrate to the IBM WebSphere Host Publisher product, which will be part of the Client Access Family (5722-XW1) as of September 28, 2001. WebSphere Host Publisher provides XML Legacy Gateway---a customizable Web-based 5250 interface function--that has the same functionality as Workstation Gateway.
For more information about WebSphere Host Publisher as part of the Client Access Family, refer to the April 23, 2001 Software Announcement 201-113 at:
IBM iSeries V5R1 Programs Improved
For information on how V4R5 and V5R1 Client Access Family customers can acquire the WebSphere Host Publisher product, refer to August 28, 2001 Software Announcement 201-237 at:
Function Added to IBM iSeries V5R1 Software
5722-XE1 - MAPI SUPPORT IN CLIENT ACCESS EXPRESS FOR WINDOWS, September, 2001:
V5R1 is the final release that the Message Application Programming Interface (MAPI) function will be available in Client Access Express for Windows. MAPI is a set of program interfaces used by mail applications but are now becoming obsolete. Some customers may still use MAPI because it ties directly to the system directory (SDD) for storing user information. For those customers, it is recommended that they migrate from using SDD to using LDAP as a directory solution.
Publishing directory information to LDAP can be easily accomplished through the use of iSeries Operations Navigator. By right-clicking on a system name, and choosing "Properties", you can go to the "Directory Services" tab to select user information to publish. Within minutes, the user information is published to LDAP. For more details, refer to the Synchronize System Distribution Directory to LDAP (QGLDSSDD) API in the Information Center.
The LDAP Web site at www.ibm.com/eserver/iseries/ldap also has information on LDAP and publishing.
OPEN CLASS LIBRARY, August 2001:
The Open Class™ Library shipped as part of WebSphere Development Studio for iSeries (5722-WDS) and Operating System/400® for iSeries (5722-SS1) are provided for one additional release beyond V5R1, after which it will be discontinued. The I/O Stream and Complex Library continues to be shipped and supported as part of Operating System/400 (5722-SS1).
All applications that use the Open Class Headers and Service Programs need to be refreshed using the C++ Standard Library provided with 5722-WDS and 5722-SS1.
When discontinued, IBM Open Class Headers shipped in library QSYSINC with a descriptive text of "IOC HEADER" and the IBM Open Class Service Programs, QYPPOC370 and QYPPOC510, shipped in library QSYS will be removed.
To assist migration from IBM Open Class to the C++ Standard Library, refer to the following file.
WITHDRAWAL OF NON-PCI FEATURES, August 2001:
Effective December 28, 2001, the remaining non-PCI (SPD-based) AS/400® I/O controllers and adapters will be withdrawn from marketing. PCI-based I/O, optimized for iSeries and AS/400, is the tactical and strategic direction. The newer I/O provides greater function and performance.
END OF DISKETTE SUPPORT, August 2001:
OS/400 V5R1 is the final release to support the use of 5 1/4- and 8- inch diskettes.
OS/400 V5R1, April 2001:
OS/400 V5R1 is the FINAL RELEASE to be supported on AS/400 MODELS 400, 436, 40S, 500, 510, 530, 50S, 53S.
ISERIES CLIENT ACCESS FAMILY, April 2001:
IBM intends to remove the support of the Windows 95 operating system from the Client Access Express for Windows client. Client Access Express on Windows 95 will continue to be supported in V5R1, but not in subsequent releases.
This removal of Windows 95 support applies to all of the functions shipped with Client Access Express, including EZ-Setup, Operations Navigator, Management Central, and Operations Console.
Client Access Express for Windows will continue to be supported on the Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0, Windows Me, and Windows 2000 operating systems.
AS/400 SUPPORT FOR WINDOWS NETWORK NEIGHBORHOOD (AS/400 NETSERVER), April 2001:
IBM intends to remove the support of the Windows 95 operating system from AS/400 NetServer. Windows 95 will continue to be supported from AS/400 NetServer in V5R1 but not in subsequent releases.
AS/400 NetServer continues to support the Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0, Windows Me, and Windows 2000 operating systems.
OFFICEVISION/400, April 2001:
As previously announced, V4R5 is the final release to support OfficeVision/400, and end of program services for OfficeVision/400 is May 31, 2001. OfficeVision/400 will be uninstalled upon upgrading to V5R1, or later releases.
Refer to Withdrawal Announcement 999-031, dated February 9, 1999, Service Discontinuance: IBM OfficeVision/400 V4 and IBM OfficeVision JustMail for OS/400 V4.
Refer to Software Announcement 299-192, dated July 20, 1999, OfficeVision/400 has Software Services Extended.
BEST/1, April 2001:
V5R1 is the final release in which the BEST/1 Capacity Planning tool is supported. BEST/1 is included in Performance Tools.
One alternative to the use of BEST/1 is IBM's Performance Management/400 (PM/400) tool integrated with the Workload Estimator for iSeries. Information regarding other alternative vendor capacity planning product(s) will be added to this site at a later date.
WIRELESS CONNECTION FOR AS/400 (5798-TBW), April 2001:
(For replacement product information, refer to: www.ibm.com/eserver/iseries/wireless.)
V4R5 is the final release to support Wireless Connection for AS/400.
This offering, introduced in 1997, supported proprietary wireless technology for use with industry specific applications period. The wireless industry had evolved with new security, performance and better open wireless standards.
IPX, April 2001:
V5R1 is the final release to support the IPX protocol in OS/400. The largest OS/400 users of IPX are customers who have Option 25, Enhanced Integration for NetWare. Customers can change their configurations from IPX connectivity to IP connectivity.
LOTUS DOMINO CLIENT SUBSCRIPTION, April 2001:
The following information regarding Lotus Domino Client Subscription replaces that found in US Software Announcement Letter 101-116 dated April 23, 2001 based on the information found in US Software Announcement letter 201-201 dated July 10, 2001. IBM intends to provide on February 12, 2002, a new offering for customers to renew their software subscription entitlement for Lotus Domino clients previously purchased under Lotus Domino Enterprise Server for AS/400 (5769-LNT). The terms of the current offering for Lotus Domino client software subscription are extended until the new offering is available.
NETVISTA THIN CLIENT SUPPORT, April 2001:
For existing OS/400 customers with IBM NetVista thin clients, V5R1 is the final release in which NetVista Thin Client Manager V2R1 will be supported. Current Program Service End Date for Thin Client Manager V2R1 is December 31, 2003.
1/4-INCH CARTRIDGE TAPE, April 2001:
V5R1 is the final release of OS/400 which will support the #6385/#6485 1/4-Inch Cartridge Tape Unit features. iSeries and AS/400 customers using the #6385/#6485 1/4-Inch Cartridge Tape Units can order a feature conversion from 6385/6485 to one of the following three alternatives:
- 16GB (4483 / 4583 / 6383 / 6483) 1/4-Inch Cartridge Tape Unit
- 25GB (4486 / 4586 / 6386 / 6486) 1/4-Inch Cartridge Tape Unit
- 50GB (4487 / 4587) 1/4-Inch Cartridge Tape Unit
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