End of Service Announcement for Datacom/AD for z/OS 14.0 and 15.0


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31 August 2021

31 August 2021


August 2021


To:       Datacom/AD for z/OS Customers

From:   The Datacom/AD for z/OS Product Team

Subject: End of Service Announcement for Datacom/AD for z/OS 14.0 and 15.0


Broadcom is continually working to improve our software and services to best meet the needs of our customers. In accordance with the Broadcom Support Policy and Terms available here, please consider this email your written notification that we are discontinuing technical support for Datacom/AD for z/OS 14.0 and Datacom/AD for z/OS 15.0, effective August 31, 2022. This will allow our Development organization to more effectively focus its resources and add value to the next release of Datacom/AD for z/OS.  After August 31, 2022, Broadcom will continue to make 14.0 and 15.0 self-service support available until the end of your current maintenance term. 

At this time, we encourage you to plan for the migration to Datacom/AD for z/OS 15.1 S2101 as soon as possible, so you can take full advantage of the features and enhancements this release has to offer. For information on Datacom/AD for z/OS, please visit the Datacom pages at Support.

As Broadcom would like to make your upgrade to Datacom/AD for z/OS 15.1 as straightforward as possible, we are offering the following:

●        The latest supported Version/Release of Datacom/AD for z/OS, at no charge, as long as you have an active maintenance contract for Datacom/AD for z/OS.  Please use the Datacom/AD 15.1 Service Update S2101 PAX to upgrade with most 15.1 maintenance pre-applied.  

●        Documentation to help you prepare for your upgrade to the new Version/Release can be viewed on the Datacom pages at Support.  Visit this link to find a series of YouTube videos on the Datacom/AD 15.1 Upgrade Process.

●        Accelerated time-to-value when you engage Services to assist you with any or all parts of your upgrade. Additional information can be found at                                                                 https://www.broadcom.com/support/services-support. Please contact your account representative to receive a quote for such services.

●        Upgrade assistance from qualified local Broadcom partners. For more information and a list of partners in your area, please contact your local Broadcom Channel Partner Group office, (https://www.broadcom.com/company/partners/ca-technologies).

 Your success is very important to us, and we look forward to continuing our successful partnership with you.