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I am confused too. I have few old Sun servers and I like to know when will the support end?
No where can find a pdf or document on Oracle site to get the official statement.
The only info that I found is:
(Note: this link downloads a pdf file)
The doc lists the 6130 as (end) June 2012, so that's what I am going with.
Thanks for the quick support. I follow the link that you provide me.
I found another docs which may be helpful for you.
In this link you can found some support inform and EOSL inform.
There are 2 PDF on the middle top of the page:-
1) List of Oracle Hardware With Support End Dates
2) List of Supported Oracle Hardware (With Last Ship Dates Announced)
Doc 1 show the known end day of the system. Doc 2 show the support is active on. I guest if I can not found entry in 1) then no end day?
Let me know if it is right/wrong, if you found out.
At this point I take it that hardware that is not listed is supported.
Take a look at http://www.oracle.com/us/support/library/hardware-systems-support-policies-069182.pdf Near the bottom of page 5 it reads:
"Right to End of Service Life
It may become necessary (i) as a part of Oracle’s product lifecycle or (ii) if a vendor retires support for its product or the relationship with the vendor is terminated, to announce an End of Service Life date for a hardware system and, therefore, Oracle reserves that right. Oracle will use commercially reasonable efforts to provide twelve (12) months advance notice of End of Service Life. End of Service Life information is available on My Oracle Support. End of Service Life information is subject to change."
I "think" the link I posted is the "End of Service Life information is available on My Oracle Support". It's kind of a trick to find it from the MOS but it can be done.
Near the top of that same page (5) it reads:
"When offered, Oracle Premier Support for Systems will be available for a minimum of five years from the last ship date of the hardware system."
I think the second document you list is useful for determining the "minimum of five years from the last ship date".
As I understand it Oracle is expected to stop selling the 6000 series storage arrays sometime soon. I would guess that most/all of them will get just the "5 years" of support but it looks like servers may get some years beyond the 5 years.
I'm not a lawyer, just a customer ...
have a good day,
You are right and a lot of good information.
The documents are distribuited in different place and you helped me a to get them together.
Nice to talk to you.
Have a nice day.