IBM iSeries

ibm os unix-distribution

IBM i is a fully integrated operating system, meaning the database, middleware, security, runtime and hypervisor are integrated into the stack and licensed as one solution. It was originally released in 1988 as OS/400, as the sole operating system of the IBM AS/400 line of systems. It was renamed to i5/OS in 2004, before being renamed a second time to IBM i in 2008.

Release Released End of Service Pack Support (EoSPS) Extended Life Cycle Support Latest
7.5 1 year and 9 months ago
(10 May 2022)
Yes Unavailable 7.5
(10 May 2022)
7.4 4 years and 8 months ago
(21 Jun 2019)
Yes Unavailable 7.4
(21 Jun 2019)
7.3 7 years and 10 months ago
(15 Apr 2016)
Ended 5 months ago
(30 Sep 2023)
Ends in 2 years and 7 months
(30 Sep 2026)
7.3
(15 Apr 2016)
7.2 9 years ago
(02 May 2014)
Ended 2 years and 10 months ago
(30 Apr 2021)
Ends in 2 years
(30 Apr 2026)
7.2
(02 May 2014)
7.1 13 years ago
(23 Apr 2010)
Ended 5 years and 10 months ago
(30 Apr 2018)
Unavailable 7.1
(23 Apr 2010)
6.1 15 years ago
(21 Mar 2008)
Ended 8 years ago
(30 Sep 2015)
Ended 4 years ago
(30 Sep 2019)
6.1
(23 Apr 2008)
5.4 18 years ago
(14 Feb 2006)
Ended 10 years ago
(30 Sep 2013)
Ended 6 years ago
(30 Sep 2017)
5.4
(14 Feb 2006)
5.3 19 years ago
(11 Jun 2004)
Ended 14 years ago
(30 Apr 2009)
Ended 10 years ago
(30 Apr 2013)
5.3
(11 Jun 2004)
5.2 21 years ago
(30 Aug 2002)
Ended 16 years ago
(30 Apr 2007)
Unavailable 5.2
(30 Aug 2002)
5.1 22 years ago
(25 May 2001)
Ended 18 years ago
(30 Sep 2005)
Unavailable 5.1
(25 May 2001)
4.5 23 years ago
(28 Jul 2000)
Ended 21 years ago
(31 Jul 2002)
Ended 21 years ago
(31 Dec 2002)
4.5
(28 Jul 2000)
4.4 24 years ago
(21 May 1999)
Ended 22 years ago
(31 May 2001)
Ended 22 years ago
(30 Nov 2001)
4.4
(21 May 1999)
4.3 25 years ago
(11 Sep 1998)
Ended 23 years ago
(31 Jan 2001)
Unavailable 4.3
(11 Sep 1998)
4.2 26 years ago
(27 Feb 1998)
Ended 23 years ago
(31 May 2000)
Ended 23 years ago
(31 Jan 2001)
4.2
(27 Feb 1998)
4.1 26 years ago
(29 Aug 1997)
Ended 23 years ago
(31 May 2000)
Unavailable 4.1
(29 Aug 1997)
3.7 27 years ago
(08 Nov 1996)
Ended 24 years ago
(30 Jun 1999)
Unavailable 3.7
(08 Nov 1996)
3.6 28 years ago
(22 Dec 1995)
Ended 25 years ago
(31 Oct 1998)
Unavailable 3.6
(22 Dec 1995)
3.2 27 years ago
(21 Jun 1996)
Ended 23 years ago
(31 May 2000)
Unavailable 3.2
(21 Jun 1996)
3.1 29 years ago
(25 Nov 1994)
Ended 25 years ago
(31 Oct 1998)
Unavailable 3.1
(25 Nov 1994)
3.0 29 years ago
(03 Jun 1994)
Ended 26 years ago
(31 May 1997)
Unavailable 3.0.5
(03 Jun 1994)
2.3 30 years ago
(17 Dec 1993)
Ended 27 years ago
(31 May 1996)
Unavailable 2.3
(17 Dec 1993)
2.2 31 years ago
(18 Sep 1992)
Ended 28 years ago
(31 Mar 1995)
Unavailable 2.2
(18 Sep 1992)
2.1 32 years ago
(24 May 1991)
Ended 29 years ago
(30 Jun 1994)
Unavailable 2.1.1
(06 Mar 1992)

End of program support date will be announced with at least 12 months notice prior to the effective termination date.

IBM i 7.3 Service Extension Offering starts on October 1, 2023. For details regarding support coverage for the various products in the IBM i portfolio, see Service Extension for IBM i 7.3, 7.2 and 7.1.

IBM i 7.2 Service Extension Offering started on May 1, 2021. For details regarding support coverage for the various products in the IBM i portfolio, see Service Extension for IBM i 7.3, 7.2 and 7.1.

IBM i 7.1 extended Service Extension started on May 1, 2021. The duration of IBM i 7.1 extended Service Extension is dependent on the Power hardware generation. The extended Service Extension coverage is usage and known defect support, and there some exceptions of products and functions which are not supported. For notes regarding extended Service Extension duration and support coverage, see Service Extension for IBM i 7.3, 7.2 and 7.1.

For 6.1, includes both Machine Code Level V6R1M0 and V6R1M1.

Find more information about Technology Levels (TL) and Service Packs (SP) and their support dates on IBM i Release Support page.

More information is available on the IBM iSeries website.

You should be running one of the supported release numbers listed above in the rightmost column.

You can check the version that you are currently using by running:
DSPJOB OUTPUT(*PRINT)

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