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Add the feature that also supports older operating systems and DBMS.

//* the present behavior *//

The current Guardium S-TAP for Db2 on z/OS V10.1.3 does not support older OS (like z/OS V2.1) and Db2 that became to be EOS. And the same as V11.

Here are the description in the two documents.

(1) S-TAP for z/OS V10.1.3 User's Guide



Collector agent requirements

・Db2 Version 11 or later, until end of service.

・z/OS Version 2 Release 2 or later, until end of service.

(2) System Requirements/ Platforms supported for IBM Guardium V10.0 and V10.1.x


End of Service

Guardium supports database and operating system versions up to their End-of-Service (EOS), Premier, or Mainstream support end dates.

The product policy is "not support operating systems that have become EOS".

Suppose that some middlewares running on z/OS had the same stance.

- Then users would have to upgrade their z/OS very precisely to catch up with the support period because the middleware might not work normally on the "EOSed" z/OS.

- Users who can't do that can no longer apply PTFs for that middleware shipped after z/OS's EOS date because the PTFs might prevent the middleware from working properly.

- This situation does not change even if the users have an extended support contract for the EOSed z/OS.

//* new behavoir *//

In newer version/releae of Guardium S-TAP for Db2 on z/OS would also support such "older" z/OS and database version/release. If it could be, most z/OS users, especially in Japan and so on, wil lbe very releafed because there are no anxiety about running on older z/OS and Db2. They also have a plan to upgrade their z/OS and Db2, but they are rather minute and cautious to do that.

  • Guest
  • Sep 8 2021
  • Not under consideration
  • Admin
    13 Dec, 2021 04:45pm

    Hello there, we do not intend to support this request at this time as we do publish supported platforms and update them regularly. This will avoid any deviation from our regular support governance processes. We will work with you to identify acceptable resolution for these separately to address this request.


    Guardium Product Management Team

  • Admin
    NANCY MISKOWIEC commented
    13 Sep, 2021 06:58pm

    Hello - Thank you for your submission.

    We are looking into this request further and we will get back to you with our findings.


    Product Management Team

    IBM Data Security / Guardium

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