AIX Tip of the Week

AIX Support for Microchannel and PRePServers

Audience: All

Date: June 22, 2002

Statement of Direction

Starting with version AIX 5.2 (Fall 2002), there will be no support for Microchannel or PReP RS/6000s. A list of the affected servers is in the attached PDF file. Generally, these are servers that have been withdrawn from marketing for over 4 years.

AIX 5.1 is the last version to support microchannel and PReP RS/6000 servers. The current statement of direction is to market AIX 5.1 through 12/2003 and support it through 12/2004.

AIX 4.3.3, which also supports Microchannel and PReP severs, is being withdrawn from marketing Fall 2002. It will continue to be supported by IBM through 12/2003.

Statement of Direction

Bruce Spencer,