Thursday, July 14, 2011

The End Is Nigh

The end may be nigh for all I know and I'm quite sure that will please the rapturists. But my posting title doesn't actually refer to that "end".

The end I refer to is the end of official support for some IBM Tivoli security products. In some cases, nigh isn't very far away at all.

If you are running Tivoli Access Manager for e-Business v5.1, nigh is the end of September. In other words, you have a little over 2 months to upgrade! Trying to get support for v5.1 after September may result in a "Computer Says No" response!

If you are running Tivoli Identity Manager v4.6, you are in the exact same boat as our TAMeb friends above. In fact, I would wager that there are still a number of customers out there running TAM v5.1 and TIM v4.6!

Knowing what I know, I'd rather be in a position where I had to upgrade TAMeb than having to upgrade TIM. You TIM guys better get your skates on!

If you are running Tivoli Directory Server v6.0 - you're beat already. Support ended last year. For those on v6.1, you have a stay of execution until next April (2012).

This may sound crazy, but a programme of work to upgrade your TAMeb and underlying TDS infrastructure (and TIM if you have it) sounds like a good idea if you aren't on the latest versions. And by the way, check out the state of your DB2 while you are at it.

For more information on Tivoli Software Lifecycle Dates, keep an eye on the IBM Software Support site.

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