Supported software versions - October 2012
Unless otherwise agreed to by Hewlett-Packard Company (HP), HP provides HP Support Services only for the current and immediately preceding versions of HP software, and only when the software is used with hardware that is included in HP-specified configurations. A version is defined as a release of a software product that contains new features, enhancements, and maintenance updates.
OpenVMS Operating System and Operating Environments Support Chart
Current version-level support (Standard Support) and Prior Version Support (PVS) for OpenVMS operating system software will be provided for its versions in accordance with the following OpenVMS Operating System and Operating Environments Support Chart. This chart will be updated regularly to reflect new version release dates and end-of-service dates for previous versions.
|OpenVMS VAX version||Version release date||Standard Support end date||Entry date to PVS-Sustaining Engineering||End date for PVS-Sustaining Engineering||Entry date for Mature Product Support (MPS) without Sustaining Engineering|
|5.5-2||Nov 1991||Sep 30, 1995||Oct 1, 1995||Dec 31, 2012||Jan 1,2013|
|5.5-2H4||Jul 1993||Sep 30, 1995||Oct 1, 1995||Dec 31, 2012||Jan 1,2013|
|6.2||May 1995||Mar 31, 1998||Apr 1, 1998||Dec 31, 2012||Jan 1,2013|
|7.0||Jan 1996||Mar 31, 1998||Not available||Not available||Jan 1,2013|
|7.1||Jan 1997||Jun 30, 2000||Jul 1, 2000||Dec 31, 2001||Jan 1,2013|
|7.2||Feb 1999||Dec 31, 2002||Jan 1, 2003||June 30, 2004||Jan 1,2013|
|7.3||May 2001||Dec 31, 2012||Not Applicable||Not Applicable||Jan 1,2013|
|OpenVMS Alpha Version||Version release date||Standard Support end date||Entry date to PVS-Sustaining Engineering||End date for PVS-Sustaining Engineering||Entry date to Prior Version Support (PVS) without Sustaining Engineering|
|6.2||May 1995||Mar 31, 1998||Apr 1, 1998||April 30, 2014||May 1, 2014|
|6.2-1HX||Feb/May 1996||Mar 31, 1998||Apr 1, 1998||April 30, 2014||May 1, 2014|
|7.0||Jan 1996||Mar 31, 1998||Not available||Not Applicable||Not Applicable|
|7.1||Jan 1997||Jul 1, 2000||Not available||Not Applicable||Not Applicable|
|7.1-1H2||Apr 1998||Jul 1, 2000||Not available||Not Applicable||Not Applicable|
|7.1-2||Dec 1998||Jun 30, 2000||Jul 1, 2000||Dec 31, 2001||Not Applicable|
|7.2||Feb 1999||Jun 30, 2002||Not available||Not Applicable||Not Applicable|
|7.2-1||Aug 1999||Jun 30, 2002||Not available||Not Applicable||Not Applicable|
|7.2-1H1||Jun 2000||Jun 30, 2002||Not available||Not Applicable||Not Applicable|
|7.2-2||Sep 2001||Dec 31, 2002||Jan 1, 2003||Jun 30, 2004||Not Applicable|
|7.3||May 2001||Jun 30, 2004||Not available||Not Applicable||Not Applicable|
|7.3-1||Aug 2002||Mar 31, 2005||Not available||Not Applicable||Not Applicable|
|7.3-2*||Dec 2003||Dec 31, 2006||Jan 1, 2007||Dec 31, 2015**||Not Applicable|
|OpenVMS Alpha version||Version release date||Standard Support end date||Entry date to EES||End date for Extended Engineering Support|
|8.2||Feb 2005||H2 2010||H2 2010||April 30, 2014|
|8.3*||Aug 2006||Dec 31, 2015**||TBD||NOT APPLICABLE|
|8.4*||June 2010||Dec 31, 2016**||TBD||NOT APPLICABLE|
|OpenVMS Integrity version||Version release date||Standard Support end date||Entry date to EES||End date for Extended Engineering Support|
|8.2||Mar 2005||Dec 31, 2006||Not available|
|8.2-1***||Sep 2005||H2 2010||H2 2010||April 30, 2014|
|8.3*||Aug 2006||Dec 31, 2015 **||TBD||NOT APPLICABLE|
|8.3-1H1*||Nov 2007||Dec 31, 2015 **||TBD||NOT APPLICABLE|
|8.4*||Jun 2010||Dec 31, 2020 **||TBD|
OpenVMS Operating System Support Chart key
- TBD—To be determined.
- * Prior Version Support (PVS) or Standard Support will be provided on these versions at least through the specified dates in the above support chart .
- ** A 24-month notification will be provided before support is ended.
- ***—This version is a replacement for its prior version.
- Standard support ends when the second subsequent release ships. HP supports the current version and one back. Future version shipment dates are estimates.
Prior Version Support-Sustaining Engineering
Prior Version Support—Sustaining Engineering (PVS-Sustaining Engineering) provides full remedial support, including escalation to HP OpenVMS Engineering for problem resolution.
PVS-Sustaining Engineering key features include:
- Ready access to technical experts by phone or e-mail
- Online access to tools, technical information, conferences, and symptom/solution databases
- Problem analysis and resolution
- Software patch testing as required to solve problems
- Critical on-site support
For details, contact your HP Services representative, Customer Support Center, or contract administrator.
Extended Engineering Support (EES)
On OpenVMS Integrity releases, Prior Versions Support (PVS-SE) is replaced by the Extended Engineering Support (EES) offering. Extended Engineering Support is similar to Prior Version Support (PVS) in that it provides Engineering analysis, troubleshooting, solutions and problem resolution. EES is a customizable support offering and may be purchased for any OpenVMS Integrity or OpenVMS Alpha version beginning with OpenVMS Alpha Version 8.2 and OpenVMS Integrity Version 8.2-1.
OpenVMS CORE products
The following are designated as OpenVMS CORE products:
- Advanced Server for OpenVMS
- DECnet (Phase IV)
- DECnet-Plus for OpenVMS
- OpenVMS Cluster Client Software
- RMS Journaling for OpenVMS
- TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS
- VMScluster Software for OpenVMS
- Volume Shadowing for OpenVMS
It is our business practice to support these CORE products at the same level (Standard Support or PVS) and duration as the operating system version on which they shipped. For example, as long as OpenVMS v7.3-2 remains in standard support, so will the versions of the CORE products that shipped to support it. When OpenVMS v7.3-2 goes into PVS, then the CORE products will be supported on v7.3-2 for the same duration as the operating system.
NOTE: These products require their own individual support contracts. They are not supported as part of the operating system support contract.