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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on Nov 12, 2020

IBM i V7R1 request for S914 and S924 Support Also

It was announced that IBM i V7R1 will be supporting the S922 and E980 beginning Nov 20, 2020. Multiple partners and clients in the US and Canada have asked why the S914 and S924 are excluded as they have customers with legacy applications that they would like to move to any POWER9 server.


Use Case:

Any legacy IBM i V7R1 should be supported on any POWER9 server not just the S922 and E980


Idea priority High
  • Guest
    Apr 13, 2021

    IBM does not intend to provide a solution to this request at this time, so it is being closed. The addition of IBM i 7.1 support on selected Power servers such as the S922A, S922G (other than the 1-core processor) and the E980 was done as an exception with a specific solution scope. Expanding this support to other POWER9 models does not align with IBM's strategy for future investment.

  • Guest
    Nov 24, 2020

    Due to processing by IBM, this request was reassigned to have the following updated attributes:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Power Systems
    Product - IBM i
    Component - Install, Upgrade, Licensing
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - Client

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Power Systems
    Product - IBM i
    Component - IBM i Access Family
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - Client

  • Guest
    Nov 16, 2020

    We are IBM ISV's that develop solutions strictly for state and local governments, the need for the expansion to the new "41G" or the "41A" is very important because we still have a number of very large governmental entities that are still on V7.1. Previous to COVID, we were making significant headway in having them pursue a migration to the newer 9009-41A (series/model) and some were looking seriously at the (then) upcoming "41G" models. This has now ALL been but on hold due to this pandemic. However, we still need to support these applications that were natively developed for the Power i platform. This indifference to this segment of the public sector, will only make our systems less appealing in the future once the "dust settles" from this pandemic, thereby putting in serious jeopardy hard won footprints for IBM. It would go a long way if IBM could open this function to this model of the P9's.

  • Guest
    Nov 13, 2020

    is there a list of applications which do not run on 7.2? Maybe better to help supporting the vendors / programmers jump off of 7.1