IBM announces the End of Service of the Lotus Enterprise Integrator, Notes, and Domino 7.0.x series in April 2011.
In accordance with the standard IBM Software Group release management process and our commitment to continuous improvement of our product line, IBM Lotus software announced that effective April 30, 2011, Lotus Notes and Lotus Domino server releases 7.0.x and IBM Lotus Enterprise Integrator (LEI) 7.0.x will be retired from service. The 8.0.x and 8.5.x code streams for Notes, Domino, and LEI remain in service.
7.0.4 Fix Pack 2 is the last Maintenance Release for the 7.0.x release. Customers who encounter issues in 7.0.x that are not addressed in 7.0.4 Fix Pack 2 will need a service extension to open a PMR. For those customers where upgrading is not an option, a PMR can be escalated for fix evaluation. A fix is not guaranteed and will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis to determine if a fix can be safely deployed. Any pervasive issues that impact many customers will be addressed in an Interim Fix. To check the status of 7.0.4 Fix Packs, please refer to the Notes/Domino Fix List web page.
Key dates to be aware of:
|Date||Significance of date||Comments|
|June 30, 2010||7.0.4FP2 eGA||Last release for this 7.0.4FP2 code stream.|
|October 9, 2007||Public Announcement||Public announce of withdrawal from market and end of support dates.|
|October 15, 2009||End of Life (EOL) for 7.0.0,7.0.1 & 7.0.2||Withdrawal from market, meaning that 7.0.3- 7.0.4 will no longer be available for sale. Customers under existing maintenance contracts will continue to be entitled to maintenance releases and hot fixes using normal channels.|
|April 14,2011||End of Life (EOL) for 7.0.3 & 7.0.4||Withdrawal from market, meaning that 7.0.3 & 7.0.4 will no longer be available for sale. Customers under existing maintenance contracts will continue to be entitled to maintenance releases and hot fixes using normal channels.|
|April 30, 2011||End of Service (EOS) for 7.0.x||End of technical phone support and maintenance engineering (code fixes) for all Domino, Notes, and LEI 7.0.x releases.|
Refer to the IBM Software Support Lifecycle site for links to the end of market and end of support announcement letters.
Refer to the Upgrade Central site for details on upgrading Notes/Domino.